John and Janet McHugh

James Jackson

1-Henry Jackson died on 24 Apr 1873 in Hobart, Tasmania. His marriage certificate describes him as a surgical instrument maker while his obituary notes he was at one time a cordial manufacturer in Balfour Street, Launceston. Henry married Elizabeth Gordon on 15 Dec 1854 in Launceston. Elizabeth was born about 1834 and died on 18 Oct 1881 in Launceston aged about 47. They had one son:

2-James Jackson was born on 8 Nov 1864 in Launceston and died on 4 Jan 1892 in Launceston at age 27. James married Mary Catherine Garrett, daughter of John Garrett on 11 Dec 1889 in Launceston. Mary was born on 23 Dec 1862 in Launceston and died in 1894 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 32. They had two children: Henry John and Eileen Mary Ctina.

3-Henry John Jackson was born on 4 Oct 1890 in Launceston. Henry married Mabel Ellen Clark on 19 Dec 1923 in Launceston. Mabel was born in 1891 and died on 12 Aug 1978 in Launceston at age 87.

3-Eileen Mary Ctina Jackson was born on 8 Jul 1892 in Launceston.


Examiner 5 Jan 1892  

Our obituary notices record the death of Mr. James Jackson, of the well-known firm of McHugh Bros. and Jackson, of the Tasmanian Steam Pipe, Tile and Pottery Works, Sandhill, which took place at his residence last evening. But a comparatively few days ago Mr. Jackson was prostrated by a painful internal complaint, which it appears had been growing on him for some time unsuspected, and despite all that medical skill and attention could do an operation conducted by three doctors being performed as a last resort-he passed away about seven o'clock last evening. Mr. Jackson, who was but entering the prime of life, being only in his 28th year, was a native of Launceston, being the eldest son of the late Mr. Henry Jackson, who at one time carried on business as a cordial manufacturer in Balfour-street.

His father died when Mr. James Jackson was a mere child, and the widow subsequently married Mr. John McHugh, who brought up the orphan as his own son, and ultimately placed him in his business, with which he has been connected for the last 15 years, being admitted to the partnership about five years ago. Mr. Jackson, who was greatly respected in business and private life, married some two years ago a daughter of Mr. John Garrett of this city, and leaves a widow and infant child to mourn their loss. The death of the junior partner will he much felt by the firm, with which he has been connected since within a few years of its inception, and wide-spread sympathy for of them and for the bereaved family is expressed amongst the residents of South Launceston and other portions of the city. The funeral will leave the late residence of the deceased, Sandhill, at 8 p.m. tomorrow, proceeding to the Presbyterian Cemetery.