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Hannah Jacklin and the unknown grandfather

Published: October 12, 2010    Last modified: February 5, 2017
Unknown grandfather Photograph courtesy of ARG

Unknown grandfather
Photograph courtesy of ARG

The sudden re-kindling of my interest in the JACKLIN line of my family and the reason for my previous two articles has been brought about by an email I received via this website. The email was sent by a descendant of the family of James GUNN and Hannah JACKLIN 1874-1934 and opens up a little of the history of one of my gg grandfather's daughters.

"Hannah left home when she was about 14-15 years of age and went to live with her brother Jabez in Edmonton, London. She met my great grandfather James GUNN and married him aged 18 on the 26th of April 1891 in Enfield Middlesex. His father was Jacob GUNN, her father was Daniel JACKLIN 1842-1897. The two witnesses are Arthur JACKLIN and Jessie JACKLIN (who made her mark).
I have a copy of this certificate and a photo of an unknown grandfather with two children and a child on his lap. I am assured by my father this is part of our JACKLIN family but he cannot remember which man it is, he is 90 now, and his memory is not what it was. You may use them as you see fit. You never know somebody might put a name to the people in the photo." -  ARG

Hannah JACKLIN 1874-1934 is a daughter of my gg grandparents Daniel JACKLIN 1842-1897 and Lydia JACKLIN (née Lydia PEARCE 1843-1922) and sister of Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 (my great grandfather) and Jabez JACKLIN 1868-Deceased mentioned in the text above.

I have done very little research on my JACKLIN line so when I received this email and studied its contents I immediately remembered the family tree of Aunt Grace's that I found while sifting through the family papers earlier this year.

I always find it quite exciting when a person contacts me and suddenly with one email opens up a whole new vista on a part of the family I would never get to research during this lifetime.

So hopefully fate will intervene and someone out there will browse these pages and recognise a person in the accompanying photograph and put names to faces.

I will transcribe the marriage certificate of James GUNN and Hannah JACKLIN 1874-1934 and add it to the certificates folder.

The two witnesses to Hannah and Jame's marriage, Arthur JACKLIN and Jessie JACKLIN may require some research, at this moment in time I haven't a clue as to their place in the family tree.

Emily Grace Pearce 1899-1987 and Rosalie Faith Pearce 1902-1958

Published: October 10, 2010    Last modified: January 12, 2017

Emily Grace Pearce 1899-1987
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Emily Grace Pearce 1899-Deceased

Daniel JACKLIN 1842-1897 and Lydia PEARCE 1843-1922 married on Christmas Eve, 1864 at Orwell, Cambridgeshire. This marriage produced 5 children:

  1. Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 my great grandfather
  2. George JACKLIN 1866-Deceased
  3. Jabez JACKLIN 1868-Deceased
  4. Emily JACKLIN 1871-1951
  5. Hannah JACKLIN 1874-1934

Emily JACKLIN 1871-1951 married Henry PEARCE 1881-1933 in 1899 at Royston which borders on the counties of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. This marriage produced 3 children:

  1. Emily Grace PEARCE 1899-1987
  2. Rosalie Faith PEARCE 1902-1958
  3. Harry Stanley PEARCE 1904-Deceased

Though I do not remember having met either Emily Grace known to the family as Aunt Grace or Rosalie Faith known as Aunt Rose, my mother remembers visiting Aunt Grace at her home in Whaddon.

Questioning my mother about the sisters I was able to glean the following:
Emily Grace PEARCE 1899-1987 was an undergraduate at Jesus College Cambridge and later the headmistress at Pontefract and District Girls School, Pontefract, Yorkshire which closed I think in the 1950's. Here is a link to an article about the school: Memories of Pontefract and District Girls School.
Rosalie Faith PEARCE 1902-1958 was a teacher and possibly headmistress at Whaddon Church of England School, Whaddon, Cambridgeshire. This closed I think in the 1930's and eventually became the village hall.

I have not been able to substantiate any of these claims despite much searching of various websites.

Neither sister ever married and Aunt Grace eventually retired from teaching and retired to a large house on the edge of Whaddon village. I know less about Aunt Rose so it would be really nice if someone that remembers the sisters would contact me through this site.

I have yet to determine when and where the two sisters passed away but Aunt Grace was certainly alive in 1981. I probably need to speak with my late father's sister, since she probably had the most contact with Grace and Rose.

Updates:
2012-02-13 I recently came across this article on the Meldreth History website.

"Miss R Pearce (teacher) is to be congratulated on the excellence of this performance, being a “past master” in the handling of puppets." - The Herts and Cambs Reporter and Royston Crow

Meldreth is a village close to Orwell and Whaddon.

Emily Grace Pearce: Jacklin Family Tree

Published: October 8, 2010    Last modified: February 5, 2017
Jacklin Family Tree Daniel Jacklin 1842-1897 and Lydia Jacklin (née Lydia Pearce) 1843-1922

Jacklin Family Tree
Daniel Jacklin 1842-1897 and Lydia Jacklin (née Lydia Pearce) 1843-1922

In March 2010 my mother decided to sell the family home of 40 years and move into a more manageable apartment. The result of this decision was of course the obligatory emptying of the attic and other nooks and crannies. During this process many artefacts and documents that had not seen the light of day for many a year were unearthed then passed to me for safe keeping.

Several weeks later I was sorting through an old cardboard suitcase that contained many of the smaller items including numerous envelopes containing correspondence and newspaper clippings. I eventually came across an envelope containing a single sheet of folded paper. On unfolding the paper I realised someone had sketched a family tree showing JACKLIN line descendants beginning with my great great grandparents Daniel JACKLIN 1842-1897 and Lydia Jacklin (née Lydia PEARCE) 1843-1922 and ending at 1981, the date I believe the document was created. Notes detailing those that were known to have passed away and the whereabouts of some of the living had been added.

This family tree had been sketched out with blue ink on paper and posted to my parents in 1981. I am fairly certain of the date since the postmark is clearly legible and the document has been folded to fit the length of the envelope. Though very few dates and surnames are available it may prove invaluable in researching branches of our family tree.

I mentioned this to my mother and she confirmed that the document had been created by Emily Grace PEARCE 1899-1987 otherwise known as Aunt Grace from Whaddon, Cambridgeshire.

Daniel and Lydia JACKLIN had 5 children:

Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953
George JACKLIN 1866-Deceased
Jabez JACKLIN 1868-Deceased
Emily JACKLIN 1871-1951
Hannah JACKLIN 1874-1934

Daniel was born at Orwell. George, Jabez, Emily and Hannah were born at Whaddon.

I have scanned the document and added it to my gallery though to preserve the privacy of known living people I have intentionally only provided a thumbnail of the original image. Anyone wishing to see the full size document should contact me using my contact form.