Hon. John Rawleigh Jackson

1780 - ????


Resident Jamaica slave-owner, charged in 1831 with his wife Elizabeth Walker Jackson over their ill-treatment of two enslaved women, Catherine Whitfield and her daughter Ann Amelia King, and subject to a strong condemnation of the couple's behaviour by Goderich in a letter to the Governor of Jamaica, instructing that Jackson be removed from office.

  1. The son of Ann Teresia Hobart Rawleigh (b.1756) and Robert Jackson (1736-1817). His siblings were Elizabeth Rawleigh Jackson; Dorothy Gray Jackson; Robert Smellie Jackson and Margaret Jackson Sister of Margaret Mercy Rawleigh; William Walter Gadd Rawleigh; Matthias Allen Rawleigh and Elizabeth Crichton Rawleigh. Member of the Jamaica House of Assembly as a representative for Port Royal. He married Elizabeth Walker Strupar. They had three children - two boys (John Rawleigh Jackson and Robert Jackson) and a girl (Ann).


Sue Thomas, Imperialism, Reform and the Making of Englishness in Jane Eyre (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), p. 115.

  1. "Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VH6C-3YQ : accessed 27 January 2015), John Rawleigh Jackson, 27 Apr 1811, Christening; citing p. 233, Kingston, Jamaica, Registrar General's Department, Spanish Town; FHL microfilm 1,291,763.

Further Information

Elizabeth Walker Strupar (b.1785)
Ann Rawleigh Jackson b.1805, John Rawleigh Jackson b.1811, Robert Jackson b.1817

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1819 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Owner
1810 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - → Executor
1826 [EA] - → Attorney

Relationships (3)

Executor → Testator
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law