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Comparing signatures to establish links – Abraham JACKA

When researching the children of Jacka & Elizabeth Gilbert I found 3 marriages for Abraham. When trying to sort out which one belonged to my couple resorted to comparing signatures to help identify the different Abrahams. Its been a long time since I have worked with signatures and I had overlooked how valuable a tool it can be when trying to nut out a mystery. After a fair amount of research with assistance from others I came to the conclusion that each different Abraham couple represented a different cluster of Jacka descendants, which may or may not be related further back in time. Unfortunately none of them conveniently come from Sithney, where my Abraham Jacka had originally been baptised. (I have bolded the names of the signatures that I used for comparison purposes.)

Couple 1
Abraham JACKA(St Buryan) & Eliz. GEORGE(St Buryan) married 1795 St Buryan Witness - William MATHEWS

Elizabeth JACKA (St Buryan) & William MATHEWS (St Buryan) married 1800 St Buryan witness Mary JACKA

Mary Jacka(St Buryan) and William Maddern(Paul)married 1800 St Buryan, witness Abraham Jacka
These 3 Jackas appear to be related they are all from St Buryan, and the signatures of those highlighted appear to match.
Couple 2
Abraham JACKA(St Erth) & Ann MILLDRUM(St Hilary) married 1796 St Hilary. Unfortunately I have not been able to find this Abraham signing a second document to help me confirm his signature

I have looked up the following sibling marriages and compared the signatures from
1. Thomas Jacka(Sithney) & Anna Moyses married 1790 Wendron (Abrahams older brother who signed as groom
2. William Jacka(Germoe) & Margaret Wood(Germoe)(Abrahams second eldest brother), witness - Thomas Jacka also signed but as witness
3. Elizabeth Jacka(St Erth) & William Jelbart(St Levan)(Abrahams oldest sister) married 1800 St Erth witness Thomas Jacka(Thomas signature does appear to be slightly different to those of the two previous marriages but still looks the same even excluding the missing jnr suffix I have not worried about the suffix as I am assuming it was no longer used after his father died.)
All of the above Thomas Jackas appear to be the same person, unfortunately Abraham does not appear in any of them.
4. Abraham JACKA marries Ann the witness for his marriage is John JACKA, see next marriage listed for more detail
5. John Jacka(St Erth) & Mary Limbrick( Helston) married 1800 in Helston (possibly Abrahams second eldest brother) witness - Peter HAMMILL
(John Hammill may have been Marys first husband as there marriage on the OPC site for a John Hammill and a Mary on 28-Mar 1793 with a Peter Hammill as a witness however when I compared the two Peter Hammill signatures in the Parish Registers the didnt look very similar but this could be for a number reasons including the type of nib on the pen. )
6. Joseph Jacka (St Erth) & Charity BERRYMAN (St Erth) married 1898 St Erth (Abrahams younger brother) there doesn't appear to any Jacka relatives listed, there is an Edwd Rawlings but he seems to have signed a lot of marriages so may be someone tied with the church rather than the families, including his younger brother James Jacka.
7. James Jacka(St Erth) and Eleanor Hammel(St Erth) married 1800 St Srth (Abrahams youngest brother)as well as Edwd Rawlings signing as witness Peter HAMMILL.
8. Anne Jacka I havent yet been able to establish if she married

Abrahams fathers will in 1796 as a tool to establish relationships
In Thomas JACKAS (senior) will that there was no mention of a daughter either married or single with a forename Mary, see below.
Transcription of the probate for Thomas Jacka father of Abraham Jacka
(Abstract of Will of Thomas Jacka, Yeoman of St Erth, Cornwall. Proved in the Court of Exeter. Reference:IR 26/339/13)
Date of the Probate or Admin & Sum Sworn - 1796, May 4th, Under 300
Name and description of Testator or Intestate - Thomas Jacka of St Erth, Yeoman
Names & places of Abode of the Executors or Administrators - John, Joseph & James Jacka, Residuary Legatees, sons of John Jacka, The remainder of his goods
Auxiliary Legatees -
- Abraham Jacka, son, One hundred Pounds
- Elizabeth Jacka, Daughter, Fifty Pounds
- Ann Jacka, Daughter, Fifty Pounds

The Will helps to establish the following relationships:-
son - Abraham
daughters - Elizth, Ann Jacka
3 sons - John, Joseph, James
witnesses - Thomas Ellis, James Otey

This further supports the notion that Abraham JACKA from couple 1 who had a sister named Mary is probably not a descendant of Thomas JACKA & Elizabeth GILBERT.
It would appear that according to the OPC site they had the following children:-
Child 1 1800 in St. Hilary, Anne JACKA to Abraham & Mary Anne
Child 2 1805 in St. Hilary, Mary Elizabeth JACKA to Abraham & Mary Anne
Child 3 1807 in St. Hilary, Mary Elizabeth JACKA to Abraham & Anne

There was an Abraham Jacka & Ann Jacka who both resided in Relubbas who were buried in St Hilary according to the OPC site and were buried as follows:-
Abraham buried 26 Jan 1825 in St Hilary aged 55 (this would give him a d.o.b. of about 1770, which would fit well with the 1769 baptism at Sithney for Abraham son of Thomas & Elizabeth.)
Ann buried 19 Aug 1820 in St Hilary aged 49


Couple 3
Abraham Jacka(Paul) & Margery Blewett(St Levan) married 1810 St Levan
It would appear that Margery Jacka, wife of Abraham jnr, was buried at St Levan, 17 July 1812 [the implication of the 'jnr' is that there was also an Abraham Jacka senior in the same area. He isn't necessarily the father of Abraham junior, though.]
As this Abraham Jacka was from Paul, according to the marriage entry, perhaps he was the Mousehole man whose burial I mentioned above. Another older Abraham Jacka, also from Mousehole, was buried at St Buryan in 1820 (see the OPC site).
Note I was not able to find any offspring and therefore descendants for this couple


Conclusion
Couple two has the Abraham Jacka that is related to my Thomas Jacka & Elizabeth Jacka.

Following up on the signatures has also led me other areas for further investigation including a Mary Lambicks first husband and the need to try and find out what happened to Ann Jacka and whether she got married.

Cheers, Sandra

Different clusters of Jacka’s in England

There are several Jacka researchers that surmise that there are different clusters of Jackas in England.
And that these clusters can be identified by using naming patterns and geography as defining principles to identify various Jacka family groups.
Below is an outline of naming pattern "theory"

Naming Patterns 1700-1875
The first Son was named after the fathers father
Second son named after mothers father
Third son named after the father
Fourth son named after fathers eldest brother
First daughter named after mothers mother
Second daughter named after fathers mother
Third daughter named after mother
Fourth daughter named after mothers eldest sister
Exceptions to the pattern occur when the naming system produced a duplication of names.
In that case, the name was taken from the next on the list.
Another break in the pattern could be caused by a death.
If a child died in infancy, then the parents would name the subsequent new born the same name.

(Taken from: Tracing your Origins. By Angus Baxter.)

Using the International Genealogical Index (IGI) a fellow researcher has labourously extract hundreds of people with Jacka surnames (although not all) he has managed to link together various Jacka families based on the patterns occurring in their offsprings names.

On analysis they can be divided up into different groups according to particular naming patterns and occupation types.

The five groups so far identified are:-
Lands End
Land's End (Cornish name: Pedn a Wollaz) is a headland on the Penwith peninsula, located near Penzance, Cornwall, UK.

Common thread names
Abrahams
Joseph
Hugh
Common occupation
Working the land either as labourers or farmers

Mounts Bays
Common thread names
Humphrey
Benjamin
Nicholas
And further down the descendancy the name Peter and is introduced and the name Humphrey is dropped
Common occupation
Fishermen

Redruth (group 1)
Common thread names
Richard
David
Steven
Common occupation
Miners, blacksmiths, whitesmiths, stone masons

Redruth (group 2)
Originally from Perranzubloe before moving to Redruth
Common thread names
Walter
Samuel
Common occupation - not yet identified

Scatter group
Not yet identified as a single or multiple groups with distinguishing features

Of course this is only a theory a lot more work has yet to be done such as consulitng original records etc, but perhaps eventually if we can gather enough infomration and go back far enough they will link together?

From all of this information can you identiy which group your Jacka's might belong to?

Sandra

Edwin Knight JACKA born 18 Jan 1871 Charcol Gully, Chewton, Victoria, Australia

Edwin Knight JACKA
Vital Statistics
Birth: 18 Jan 1871 - Charcol Gully, Chewton, Victoria, Australia
Death: 4 Jun 1929 - Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia
Burial: 6 Jun 1929 - Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales,Australia

Events in Edwin's life

12 Feb 1894 he worked as a Storekeeper in Chewton, Victoria, Australia.

12 Feb 1894 Sold Property: Allotment 43 Section F Chewton to his father. The property was sold for sixty pounds.

1896 he had a residence in Fitzroy North,Victoria, Australia.

6 Apr 1896 He had a residence in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia but he came back to Chewton to marry Elizabeth EBBOTT

from 1898 to 1902 he lived at 670 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

1899 He was employed as a grocer according to the electoral rolls,at Moran & Cato

1905 He had a residence in 1905 in 7 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy,Victoria, Australia.

24 Jul 1907 he lived at 465 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia.

20 Sep 1929 The following items appeared in The Argus for Edwin
NOTICE Is hereby given, that alter the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof APPLICATION will bo made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, by Elizabeth Jacka, of Hamilton, n the State of New South Wales, widow, to whom probate of the will (dated the twenty first day of August, one thousand nine hundred and six), of EDWIN KNIGHT JACKA, formerly of 465 Brunsvvick street. North Fitzroy, in the State of Victorla, grocer, but late of Hamilton aforesaid, commercial traveller, deceased, was granted by the Supreme Court of the State of New South Wales, in its Probate jurisdiction, on the thirtieth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine, that the SEAL of the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria may be AFFIXED to the said probate. Dated the nineteenth day of September, 1929. DARVALL & HORSFALL, 243 Collins street,

Following up post for Who married Abraham Jacka?

Hi Pat,
thanks for the feedback to my original journal - Who married Abraham Jacka?, I'm responding in a new journal as my reply to your feedback is quite detailed and without formatting would be quite difficult to read.

I did look for all the children including a birth/christening after 1769 discovered that Thomas Jacka and Elizabeth Gilbert had the following children
1. Thomas JACKA the Younger. chr: 29 Dec 1760, St. Buryan, Cornwall married Anna Moyse in Wendron, Cornwall 1790, and died 13 Nov 1833, Lannor, Cornwall
2. William JACKA chr: 2 Jan 1763, St Sithney, Cornwall, married Margaret Wood in Germoe 1790, and died: 1820 Germoe, Cornwall
3. John JACKA chr: 7 Oct 1764, St Sithney, Cornwall, married Mary Lambrick in Helston 1800, and died 1854
4. Elizabeth JACKKA chr: 30 Nov 1766, St Sithney, Cornwall, married William Jelbart in St Erth and died: 11 Apr 1849, St. Buryan, Cornwall
5. Abraham JACKA chr: 4 May 1769, St Sithney, Cornwall, died: After 1796 (married ??)
6. Joseph JACKA chr: 29 Sep 1771, St Sithney, Cornwall, married Charity Berryman in St Erth, and died Jun 1852
7. James JACCKA chr: 12 Oct 1774, St Sithney, Cornwall, married Eleanor Hammill in St Erth 1800 and died ???
8. Ann JACKA 26 Oct 1777, St Sithney, Cornwall, married ??? (married ??) died: After 1796

Unfortunately as you can see there are still many gaps in my knowledge.

How did I arrive at marriage dates of 1795/96?
I did a search for all the marriages on the OPC site http://cornwall-opc.org/ and got the following results:-
1718 Buryan, St. Abraham JACKA Grace RICHARDS
1770 Buryan, St. Abraham JACKA Alice SHETFAR(Shutford?)
1795 Buryan, St. Abraham JACKA Eliz. GEORGE
1796 Hilary, St. Abraham JACKA Ann MILLDRUM
1796 Hilary, St. Abraham JACKA Ann MILLDRUM
1827 Paul Abraham JACKA Phillis PENTREATH

I choose the Eliza George in St. Buryan & the Anne Mildrum in St. Hillary marriages as I thought these the most likely of all those listed. However after looking at the original reigsers the marriage on
19 Dec 1795 in St Buryan have both parities being of the St Buryan parish
20 Nov. 1796, St Hilary has Abraham coming from St Erth and Ann coming from St Hiliary

I was unable to find a marriage between for Abraham Jacka & Margery Blewett in Paul but I did find one for them in St Leven
21 Jul 1810 by Licence, Abraham Jacka of Paul & Margery Blewett

Unfortunately none of them conveniently come from Sithney. I think I need to do a little more research and see if I can track down all of the parents for all three Abrahams to see if I can eliminate some of them.
Thank once again Pat, it helps to have another pair of eyes look at everything.
Cheers, Sandra

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Hezekiah Bennetts from Perron, Cornwall to Australia first to Chewton and then to Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia

Hezekiah Bennetts who was born c 1818 in Perron, Cornwall, England, son of Philip and Nancy Bennetts.

His first wife, Mary Nance1805 - died on 15 Aug 1878 in Chewton, where she is also burried. They were in 1839, Perranzabube, Cornwall, England.

He married his second wife almost 6 months later, Mary Bullus born c1808 - died 22 Mar 1895. Mary Bullus also died in Chewton and was also burried in the Chewton cemetery, she was 10 years Hezekiah's senior.

Hezekiah Children from his first marriage
1. Mary Bennetts (Cal 1840- )
2. Unknown Bennetts ( - )
3. Mary Jane Bennetts (Est 1842-Bef 1878)
4. Nancy Bennetts(Est 1842-Bef 1900)
5. Rebecka Bennetts (Est 1849-1912) who married Joshua Jackaon 3 Jul 1869 Chewton, Victoria, Australia
6. Mary Anne Bennetts (Est 1852-Bef 1878)

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has a connection with this family, Hezekiah Bennetts IS my 3xgreat grandfather.

Sandra

Lookup at Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales,Australia

Edwin Knight JACKA
Death: 4 Jun 1929 - Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia
Burial: 6 Jun 1929 - Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales,Australia

Is anyone able to visit or do a look up for Sandgate Cemetery for Edwin Knight JACKA and to find out if his grave as a headstone.
Any help would be great appreciated

Thanks, Sandra

2 comment(s), latest 2 years, 3 months ago

Mary NANCE Born Perranzubla, Cornwall, England Died Chewton, Victoria, Australia

Does anyone recognize the family of Mary Nance?
Parents Thomas Nance & Rebecca
Birth: 1805 - Perranzubla, Cornwall, England, UK
Death: 15 Aug 1878 - Chewton, , Victoria, Australia
Burial: 18 Aug 1878 - Chewton Cemetery, Chewton, , Victoria, Australia
1. She appeared on the census in 1841 in Wheal Hope, Perranzabuloe,England, United Kingdom.
1. Hezekiah Bennets, aged 20
2. Mary Bennets, aged 25
3. Mary Bennets, aged 1

2. She appeared on the census in 1851.
1. Hezekiah Bennets, aged 33, miner
2. Mary Bennets, aged 39
3. Nancey Bennets, aged 8
4. Rebecka Bennets, aged 2

3. Immigrated: 22 Jan 1856. the ship Australia leaving from Plymouth October 14th.arriving in South Australia on the 22 Jan 1856. (The South Australian Government Gazette 1866 p. 91 )
Listed under families
Bennets / Bennetts
Hezekiah 36 Miner 114/1 Perranzabuloe, Cornwall with family
Mary (George) 45
Rebecca 5
Mary 1
Listed under Single Women
Bennets / Bennetts Nancy 14 Servant 114/1 Perranzabuloe, Cornwall with parents

1. First marriage - Henry George 19 Dec 1836 - Kenwyn, Cornwall, England

2. Second marriage Hezekiah Bennetts (1818 - 26 Jan 1900) 1839 - Perranzabube, Cornwall, England, UK
Children:
1. Mary Bennetts (Cal 1840- )
2. Unknown Bennetts ( - )
3. Mary Jane Bennetts (Est 1842-Bef 1878)
4. Nancy Bennetts (Est 1842-Bef 1900)
5. Rebecka Bennetts (Est 1849-1912)
6. Mary Anne Bennetts (Est 1852-Bef 1878)

The Family of Edwin Knight Jacka and Elizabeth Ebbott

Information for Tonkin as promised.

=========================================================================
Husband: Edwin Knight Jacka
================================================================================
Born: 18 Jan 1871 - Charcol Gully, Chewton, , Victoria, Australia (1)
Christened:
Died: 4 Jun 1929 - Hamilton, , New South Wales, Australia (2)
Buried: 6 Jun 1929 - Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, , New South Wales,
Australia
Father: Joshua Jacka (1840-1907) (3)
Mother: Rebecka Bennetts (Est 1849-1912)
Marriage: 27 May 1896 Place: Bendigo, , Victoria,
Australia (4)
================================================================================
Wife: Elizabeth Ebbott
================================================================================
Born: 26 Jul 1872 - California Gully, Eaglehawk, , Victoria,
Australia (5)
Christened:
Died: 4 Jan 1955 - Chatswood, Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
(6)
Buried: 5 Jan 1955 - Northern Suburbs Cemetery, North Sydney, , New
South Wales, Australia
Father: John Ebbott (1840-1920)
Mother: Margaret Thomas (1847-1906) (7)
================================================================================
Children
================================================================================
1 M Cyril Knight Jacka
Born: 1896 - Fitzroy North, , Victoria, Australia (8)
Christened:
Died: 1974
Buried:
Spouse: Edna "Doreen" Harvey ( - )
Marr. Date: 1923 - Hamilton, , New South Wales, Australia (9)
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 M Edwin Stanley Jacka
Born: 1898 - Brunswick, , Victoria, Australia (10)
Christened:
Died: 1899 - Brunswick, , Victoria, Australia (11)
Buried:
Spouse: Did Not Marry
Marr. Date:
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3 F Margaret Edith "Rita" Jacka
Born: 1900 - Brunswick, , Victoria, Australia (12)
Christened:
Died: 28 Jul 1984 - Boonah, , Queensland, Australia
Buried: 30 Jul 1984 - Kalbar Cemetery, Kalbar, , Queensland, Australia
Spouse: John "Jack" Aaron Palmer Williamson (1892-1982)
Marr. Date: 2 Sep 1922 - The Methodist Church, Hamilton, , New South Wales,
Australia (13)
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4 F Dorothy Annie "Dorrie" Jacka
Born: 31 Jan 1902 - Brunswick, , Victoria, Australia (14)
Christened:
Died:
Buried:
Spouse: John "Jack" Dennis ( - )
Marr. Date: 1926 - Hamilton, , New South Wales, Australia (15)
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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5 M John Lesley "Les" Jacka
Born: 15 Jul 1906 - North Fitzroy, Melbourne, , Victoria, Australia
(16)
Christened:
Died: 1994
Buried:
Spouse: Sadie Mary Catherine Rath ( - )
Marr. Date: 1936 - Chatswood, Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia (17)
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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6 M Edwin "Eddie" Jacka
Born: 1 Feb 1909 - Bendigo, , Victoria, Australia (18)
Christened:
Died: 1 Mar 1958 - Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia (19)
Buried:
Spouse: Maureen Newsom (1912-1996)
Marr. Date: 11 Oct 1940 - Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia (20)
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7 F Elizabeth Anne "Beth" Jacka
Born: 13 Aug 1915
Christened:
Died: 31 Mar 1976
Buried:
Spouse: Harold W. Robards (1911- )
Marr. Date: 1942 - Chatswood, Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia (21)
Spouse:
Marr. Date:

Sources

1. Registry of Birth, Death and Marriages, Victoria, Australia, Birth
Certificate Edwin Knight Jacka (Year 1871, #1427 Original a certified
copy. Photocopy in possession of Sandra Williamson).
2. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 9559/1929 JACKA EDWIN K JOSHUA REBECCA
HAMILTON.
3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical
Index(R) (Copyright,(c) 1980, 2002) downloaded 08 Sep 2006.
4. Registry of Birth, Death and Marriages, Victoria, Australia, Marriage
Certificate Edwin Knight Jacka & Elizabeth Ebbott (Reference Details Year
1896, Reference #2319. Original a certified copy. Photocopy in possession
of Sandra Williamson).
5. Birth Certificate Elizabeth Ebbott, 26 July 1872, Reference #15056, Registry
of Birth, Death and Marriages, Victoria, Australia (Original a certified
copy. Photocopy in possession of Sandra Williamson).
6. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 1560/1955 JACKA, ELIZABETH, Father JOHN,
Mother MARGARET, Place CHATSWOOD.
7. Inscription of Margaret Ebbott's grave head stone.
8. Victoria Federation Index 1889 - 1901 (Produced by Macbeth Geneological
Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd), Yr 1896 Reg# 27737.
9. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), Registration Number 15798/1923.
10. Victoria Federation Index 1889 - 1901 (Produced by Macbeth Geneological
Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd), Yr 1898 Reg# 16659.
11. Victoria Federation Index 1889 - 1901 (Produced by Macbeth Geneological
Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd), Yr 1899 Reg #765.
12. Victoria Federation Index 1889 - 1901 (Produced by Macbeth Geneological
Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd), Year: 1900 Reg.
Number: 1238.
13. NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Marriage Certificate of John
Aaron Palmer Williamson & Margaret Edith Jacka (Original a Marriage
Transcription by Joy mUrrin (Transcription Agent NSW Births, Deaths and
Marriages) Certificate 11616 year 1922).
14. Digger - Edwardian Index. Victoria 1902-1913 (Version 2.21 Produced by
Macbeth Geneological Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd),
Year: 1902; Reg. Number: 1170. Surname: JACKA; Given Names: Dorothy
Annie; Sex: F; Father: Edwin Knight; Mother: Elizth EBBOTT; Birth Place:
BRUNSWICK.

15. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), Registration Number 18053/1926. Groom's
Surname DENNIS; Groom's Given Name(s) JOHN ; Bride's Last Name at Time of
Marriage JACKA; Bride's Given Name(s) DOROTHY A; District HAMILTON.
16. Digger - Edwardian Index. Victoria 1902-1913 (Version 2.21 Produced by
Macbeth Geneological Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd),
Year: 1906; Reg. Number: 18486. Surname: JACKA; Given Names: John Leslie;
Sex: M; Father: Edwin Knight; Mother: Elizth EBBOTT; Birth Place: FITZROY
NORTH.
17. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), Registration Number 6478/1936. Groom's
Surname JACKA; Groom's Given Name(s) JOHN LESLIE; Bride's Last Name at
Time of Marriage RATH; Bride's Given Name(s) SAIDEE MARY CATHERINE;
District CHATSWOOD.
18. Digger - Edwardian Index. Victoria 1902-1913 (Version 2.21 Produced by
Macbeth Geneological Services P/L, Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd),
Year: 1909; Reg. Number: 782. Surname: JACKA; Given Names: Jos Edwin;
Event: B; Sex: M; Father: Edwin Knight; Mother: Elizth EBBOTT; Birth
Place: BENDIGO.
19. Personal Data Stuart Jacka.
20. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), Registration Number 22470/1940. Groom's
Surname JACKA; Groom's Given Name(s) EDWIN JOSEPH; Bride's Last Name at
Time of Marriage NEWSOM; Bride's Given Name(s) MAUREEN; District SYDNEY.
21. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
(http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 21141/1942 ROBARDS HAROLD WILLIAM JACKA
ELIZABETH ALMA CHATSWOOD.

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The London Gazzette - worth having a look at for death notices & insolvencies

I often search for death notices and personal details in the Newspapers but have recently found two unexpected notices in the The London Gazzette.
You can imagine how delighted I was to find that my second cousin twice removed, Reginald Harry Ebbott had received an OBE.
I also found death notice of Jane Grylls Jacka in the same publication so its worth having a look at.

Happy hunting.
Cheers Sandra

Thomas JACKA and Elizabeth GILBERT orignally from St Buryan, & then relocated to St Sithney, Cornwall

Thomas Jacka and Elizabeth Gilbert are my 5 x great grandparents
Thomas Jacka was christened on 15 Aug 1733 and married in 1760 to Elizabeth Gilbert, both events took place.in St Buryan.

Elizabeth Gilbert was born 9 July 1732 in St Buryan (sources: IGI, collaborated by The Jelbert Society in Thomas Gilbart (Morvah & St Buryan), this assertion is support by the custom of the day that marriages took place in the brides's church.

Thomas and Elizabeth are both buried in St Erth (source: Dees St Erth, Cornwall, UK Genealogy Page)). It is thought that Thomass father, John Jacka, originally came from St Erth so perhaps this is why Thomas returned there, before he died, perhaps there was some family connection there that drew him back.
Establishing the links between different family members
Transcription of the Probate/Death Duty Register entry for Thomas Jacka
(Source Citation: IR 26/339, EXETER: Cornwall Archdeaconry, Repository The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU)
(Note this is not the original will, but instead a copy made by the clerk.(source:CORNISH PROBATE RECORDS))

Date of the Probate or Admin & Sum Sworn
- 1796, May 4th, Under 300
Name and description of Testator or Intestate
-Thomas Jacka of St Erth, Yeoman
Names & places of Abode of the Exeors or Administrators
John, Joseph & James Jacka, Residuary Legatees, sons of John Jacka, The remainder of his goods
Auxiliary Legatees -
- Abraham Jacka, son, One hundred Pounds
- Elizabeth Jacka, Daughter, Fifty Pounds
- Ann Jacka, Daughter, Fifty Pounds

(Note - A 'yeoman' described as such in a nineteenth century census or directory was someone who owned his own land. This could be a big or a small landowner, especially when the term is used in a directory, but the census might more usually describe a big landowner as a 'landed proprietor'. A yeoman might in other contexts be described as a 'gentleman'source:- Index of Old Occupations)

All the children (see list below) except the two eldest sons, Thomas and William, are included in the Will. Both sons had already married so perhaps their father had already given them their inheritance while he was still alive?

Cornish Will Abstract for Thomas Jacka, St Erth yeoman
written - 04-Apr 1796
proved - 04-May 1796
pages - 421/422

son - Abraham
daughters - Elizth, Ann Jacka
3 sons - John, Joseph, James
witnesses - Thomas Ellis, James Otey

(Source:- Cornish Will Abstracts 1793 1797, Microfilm #0090202, Barons Morishe Reference found on.Dees St Erth, Cornwall, UK Genealogy Page))
Note yet to be sighted, may contain further information that maybe of interest

Thomas Jacka and Elizabeth Gilberts children:
1. Thos (Thomas) JACKA 1760-1833) who married Anna Moyse in 1790
2. William JACKA (1763- ?) who married Margaret Wood in 1790
3. John JACKA (1764- ?) who married Mary Lambrick in 1800
4. Elizabeth JACKKA 1766-1849) who married William Jelbart in 1800
5. Abraham JACKA 1769- ?)married ?
6. Joseph JACKA (1771- ?) who married Charity Berryman in 1798
7. James JACCKA (1774- ?) who married Eleanor Hammill in 1800
8. Ann JACKA (1777- ?)

Interested in making contact with anyone also researching the Jacka and/or Gilbert names in Cornwall.

Sandra

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