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Peter Jackson (1797-1845)

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Peter Jackson (1797-1845), Broker, of 14 Shoe Lane, Fleet Street. Note: 14 Shoe Lane is a later address of William Pegg

1797 Born the son of Peter Jackson (1766-1838)

Married Charlotte (see Will)

1843 March. Sale of stock of Harp Alley. 'MESSRS. GIBBS and SONS have received instructions from Mr. Peter Jackson, of Harp-alley, (who is declining that branch,) to Sell by Auction, without reserve and free from duty, the whole of the above extensive and valuable STOCK, in his warehouses, Shoe-lane, Fleet-street, London, THIS DAY, March 30, and following day, Eleven o’clock; amongst which will be found about tons of valuable crane, cable, and other chains, 130 strong timber jacks, 1,900 smith's, farrier's, carpenter's and other tools; 1,400 shovels, picks, and axes; 45 bedsteads, 4 large cranes, 43 pairs of large scales and beams, 60 lengths of leather hose for engines, 180 plates and iron backs, 32 anvils, 12 iron doors, 40 valuable screw plates, with taps; 16 vices, 6 iron chests, 3,000 bayonets, 68 lots of iron and steel, and bags of nails; with almost endless variety of iron and other utensils and implements, in about 700 lots. On view. Catalogues bad at the place of sale...'[1]

1845 June 27th. Died. Registered at St. Bride Fleet Street, London.

1845 August 8th. Will. Peter Jackson, Broker, of Shoe Lane. Mentions his wife Charlotte and children (not named). Executors are George Poile of Westminster and William Pegg of Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars Road.[2] [3]

1845 August 5th. Sale of stock - Part 1. 'First Portion of the extensive Stock of Mr. Peter Jackson, Deceased, Shoe-lane, and Harp-alley. BOOTH and SON will Sell by Auction, on Tuesday. August 5, at 11, on the Premises, as above, by direction the Executors, comprising IRON CRANES and JIBS, doors and frames, tavern and other ranges and ovens, stoves, furnace-doors, chains, scales and beams, timber jacks, military saddles, cart breechings. horse-collars, chain-traces, accoutrements, tents, leather-hose, and great variety miscellaneous effects. May be viewed the day prior and morning of sale, Catalogues on the Premises; and Booth and Son, Auctioneers, 7, Ironmonger-lane, Cheapside.'[4]

1845 August 13th. Sale of stock - Part 2. 'Second Portion of the extensive Stock of Mr. Peter Jackson, deceased, Shoe-lane, and Harp-alley. BOOTH and SON will Sell by Auction, on Wednesday, August 13, and Thursday. August 14, at 11, on the premises as above, by direction of the Executors Mr. Peter Jackson, deceased, comprising CRANES and JIBS, booksafes and chests, doors and frames, peal eight bells (by Mears) with framework complete, chains, scales, and beams, timber, jacks, sheeves and blocks. The Third Portion of the Stock will be Sold the premises in Harp-alley, on Tuesday, August 19th, and following day. May be viewed one day prior, and morning of Sale. Catalogues the premises, and of Booth and Sou, Auctioneers, Ironmonger-lane, Cheapside.'[5]

1845 August 20th. Sale of stock - Part 3. 'Extensive Stock of excellent Furniture. Cabinet Pianoforte. Paintings and Effects of Mr. Peter Jackson, deceased, removed from Shoe-lane and Harp-alley to the George Hall. Aldermanbury BOOTH and SON will Sell by Auction, on Wednesday. Aug. 20. and following day, 12 at the George Hall, above, by direction of the Executors. FURNITURE, including 10 wardrobes, 20 chests of drawers, telescope dining-tables, rosewood loo and occasional ditto, sideboard, cheffoniers, tea-poys writing tables and desks, mahogany chairs and couches, marble-top wash stands, tables, hall-lamps, model of the Royal George 20 fine original marine and other paintings, and a great variety of miscellaneous effects. May be viewed the day prior and morning of sale; Catalogues had at Shoe-lane and Harp alley; at the place of sale; and of Booth and Son, Auctioneers, 7, Ironmonger-lane. Cheapside.'[6]

1845 September 3rd. Sale of stock - Last part. 'Last portion of the extensive Stock of Mr. Peter Jackson, deceased, Shoe-lane, and Harp-alley. BOOTH and SON will Sell by Auction, on Wednesday. Sept. 3, and following Day at 12. on the Premises as above, by order of the executors, WROUGHT-IRON CHESTS, church stove, ranges, crab-cranes, chains. 100 iron bedsteads, desks, dining-tables, chests of drawers, bureaus and wardrobes, bookcases, clocks, stationer’s glass-case with 140 mahogany drawers, assortment of furniture and effects. May be viewed tomorrow and mornings of sale: Catalogues on the premises; and Booth and Son, ironmonger-lane. Cheapside'[7]

1845 September 22nd. Sale of Sundries. 'Shoe-lane. Fleet-street. BOOTH and SON will Sell Auction, THIS DAY, Sept. 22, at 12, on the Premises, 100, Shoe-lane, by direction of the Executors of Mr. Peter Jackson, deceased. Hie remaining SUNDRY EFFECTS, to clear the warehouses, etc. May be viewed the morning of sale, catalogues on the Premises, and of Booth and Son, Ironmonger-lane, Cheapside.'[8]

1845 September 25th. Sale of premises. 'Printers, Coppersmiths, Upholsterers, and Others.— Mr. Peter Jackson's Business Premises, Shoe-lane and Harp-alley. BOOTH and SON will Sell Auction, on Thursday. Sept. 25, at 12, the Premises, as above, direction of the Executors, the LEASE of a capital 3-floor WAREHOUSE, with Shop and Dwelling-house in Harp-alley; also extensive Ground-floor Warehouse with loft over. Shop and Dwelling-house, situate and being 13 and 100, Shoe-lane, Fleet-street, held on lease for nine years unexpired, at low rents. May be viewed until the sale, Particulars on Premises; of E. N. Devey, Esq., 34, Ely-place ; and of Booth and Son, Ironmonger-lane, Cheapside.'[9]

1845 October 19th. Lambeth sale. 'Lambeth - Furniture, Pianoforte, and Effects of the late Mr. Peter Jackson, of Shoe-lane, order of the Executors. BOOTH and SON Sell by Auction, on Friday, Oct. 19. at 12, the premises, 25, Westminster-road, by order of the Executors of the late Mr. Peter Jackson of Shoe lane, FURNITURE, comprising mahogany wardrobe, chests of drawers, 4 post and other bedsteads, good bedding, Brussels carpets, set of mahogany chairs, couch, cheffomer, 8-day bracket clock, set of dining tables, whatnot, 3 chimney glasses, china, glass, 6-octave pianoforte in mahogany case, by Dale, and effects.'[10]

1854 Death at Gloucester of his second daughter Charlotte, the wife of George Mitchell.[11]

1856 Legal dispute Jackson vs. Pegg. 'PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause JACKSON against PEGG, the CREDITORS of PETER JACKSON, late of Shoe-lane, in the City of a London, broker (who died to or about the month of June, 1845), are by their solicitors, on or before the 23rd day of January, 1857, to come in and prove their debts at the chambers of the Master of the Rolls...'[12]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Morning Advertiser - Thursday 30 March 1843
  2. National Archives
  4. Morning Advertiser - Saturday 02 August 1845
  5. Morning Advertiser - Saturday 09 August 1845
  6. Morning Advertiser - Monday 18 August 1845
  7. Morning Advertiser - Monday 01 September 1845
  8. Morning Advertiser - Monday 22 September 1845
  9. Morning Advertiser - Thursday 18 September 1845
  10. Morning Advertiser - Tuesday 16 October 1849
  11. Morning Chronicle - Friday 17 February 1854
  12. London Daily News - Tuesday 23 December 1856