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
The name Jacques sometimes appears as Jaques,
without the 'c', and once, later, as Jakes. Literacy wasn't necessarily a
generation that grew up post-WWI.
Robert Jacques (1690/1700-?)
b. 1690-1700?, nr. Bedale, Yorkshire?
At least two children?
- Robert Jacques (1722-1778)
b. 1722 in Yorkshire
It appears that he had moved to Suffolk by the age of 35.
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.
forebear, Thomas Bokenham, brought The
Old Swan back into the family, c. 1818-57).
Taken October 2009
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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".
- Isabella Jacques
- Robert Jacques, chr. 24 Oct 1759
- Christopher Jacques
- Charlotte Jacques
- 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
- Christopher Jacques (1731-?)
b. 1731, Patrick Brompton near Bedale, Yorkshire?
We're missing a lot of information; and we'd love to
This a page within Roger
Clarke's Family Web-Site
Contact: Roger Clarke and/or Anne
Created: 8 November 2009; Last Amended: 9 November 2009