The Jacques Family

The Jacques family was from Yorkshire, and appears to have been only briefly in Southwold. It appears to have no relationship with another Jacques family that was prominent in the silk-ribbon industry.

This page draws almost entirely on Geoff Clarke's research.

The relevance to this web-site is that Margaret Jacques (1763?-1843/44) was G4M to myself and Anne, and her father, Robert Jacques (1722?-1778) was our G5F.

The name Jacques sometimes appears as Jaques, without the 'c', and once, later, as Jakes. Literacy wasn't necessarily a strong-point in the family until the generation that grew up post-WWI.

Robert Jacques (1690/1700-?)
b. 1690-1700?, nr. Bedale, Yorkshire?
m. ?
At least two children?
d. ?

  1. Robert Jacques (1722-1778)
    b. 1722 in Yorkshire
    It appears that he had moved to Suffolk by the age of 35.
    m. Elizabeth Millykin, 22 Apr 1757, Southwold
    Robert was landlord of The Old Swan in Southwold (c. 1760s-70s?), which subsequently came to be called The Crown, and is still there, these days as a Restaurant.
    Taken October 2009
    Click on the image for a larger version
    The Old Swan
    (A later forebear, Thomas Bokenham, brought The Old Swan back into the family, c. 1818-57).
    Robert d. 26 Aug 1778, so aged 56, Southwold (a suicide)
    His will, proved 17 Nov 1778, mentions the children, boats, and his wife and brother as executors.
    "There are no Jacques in the Southwold poll books".
    1. Isabella Jacques
    2. Robert Jacques, chr. 24 Oct 1759
    3. Christopher Jacques
    4. Charlotte Jacques
    5. Margaret Jacques (1763?-1843/44)
      b. 1763?, chr. 19 Jul 1765, Southwold
      m. Anthony Cheeper, 10 Jul 1786, Southwold
      On their marriage certificate, Margaret's surname is spelt 'Jaques'
      Here are details of this line (which is the one of direct relevance to this web-site)
      Anthony d. 3 Mar 1841
      Margaret d. 1843/44
  2. Christopher Jacques (1731-?)
    b. 1731, Patrick Brompton near Bedale, Yorkshire?

We're missing a lot of information; and we'd love to know more!

This a page within Roger Clarke's Family Web-Site

Contact: Roger Clarke and/or Anne Kratzmann

Created: 8 November 2009; Last Amended: 9 November 2009