Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire

 

JACKSON,

Butchers,

Buntingford

 

Places

Buntingford

 

Ephemera

Life is full of ephemera - everyday things we take for granted and throw away when we have finished with them. As such they rarely survive but if they do they can fill in details of your ancestors everyday life.

Everyday receipts, such  as this one, rarely survive. When they do they can can provide information on the everyday life of your ancestor.

The documents indicate what meat cost just over 100 years ago - as a 3kg leg of mutton could be purchased for 25p.

 

 

These three items represent purchases of meat by a Mr J Smith in 1897 or 1907 from E. Jackson of  Norfolk Road, Buntingford, or A. Jackson of Church Street, Buntingford.

The J. Smith may have been John Smith, a lime burner of Aspenden, Buntingford but the identification is uncertain.

This page explores the identity of the Jackson Butchers. by looking at the census returns and selected trade directory entries.

Some census entry indexing etc.e rrors, have been corrected


The key to the Buntingford Jackson butchers is

 

Henry Jackson

1830-1895

publican of  the

Sword in Hand Public House, Westmill

 

Details of his sons are listed below:

 

 

Westmill Village (1861 , 71, 81, 91 census) possibly all refer to same premises

JACKSON, Henry

Head

1830

Blacksmith (1861)

Licensed Victualler (1871)

Publican & Butcher (1881)

Tobacco Dealer (1891)

Westmill

JACKSON, Eliza Ann

Wife

1828

Widow, Inn Keeper (1901)

Grantchester, Cambs

JACKSON, Ann

Daughter

1859

~1881, ~1891

Westmill

JACKSON, Walter Henry

Son

1860

Butcher (1881), ~1891

Westmill

JACKSON, Alice

Daughter

1862

~1881

Westmill

JACKSON, Fred

Son

1864

Grocer (1881) ~1891

Westmill

JACKSON, Arthur

Son

1865

~1891

Westmill

JACKSON, Emily

Daughter

1869

 

Westmill

JACKSON, Ernest

Son

1870

~1891

Westmill

JACKSON, Frank

Son

1873

Butcher (1891, 1901)

Licensed Victualler (1911)

Westmill

JACKSON, William

Grandson

1886

 

London

BARKER, Stanley

Grandson

1890

 

Stratford, Essex

1866 Directory, Henry Jackson, Sword in Hand, Westmill

1895 Directory: Henry Jackson, Sword in Hand P.H.

Only Eliza Ann, Emily & Frank in 1901 census.

Frank (now married) and family at "The Sword in Hand", Westmill, in 1911 census


Walter Henry Jackson

1860-

Butcher of Buntingford & Aspenden

 

 

1891 census: Great Lane, Layton, Buntingford

1901 & 1901 census: High Street, Aspenden, Buntingford

JACKSON, Walter Head 1860

Butcher Master (1891)

Butcher (1901)

Formerly a Butcher (1911)

Westmill
JACKSON, Amanda Wife 1856 Confectioner (1901, 1911) Ramsbury, Wiltshire
JACKSON, Alethea Daughter 1883 Drapers Assistant (1901) ~1911 Buntingford
JACKSON, Edith Daughter 1886 ~1901, 1911 Buntingford
JACKSON, Winifred M Daughter 1900   Buntingford
BARKER, Richard Nephew 1889 ~1901, 1911 Shalford, Essex
 

1890, 1895 Directory William Henry Jackson, butcher and cattle dealer, Buntingford

1899 Directory  Mrs Amanda Jackson, confectioner, Buntingford

1912 Directory  Mrs Amanda Jackson, confectioner, Buntingford

1922 Directory  Mrs Amanda Jackson, confectioner, Buntingford

 

Fred Jackson

1864 -

Grocer of St Albans

 

1891 Census: Sopwell Lane, St Albans

1901 & 1911 Census: 1 Bernard Street, St Albans

JACKSON, Fred Head 1864

Grocer (1891)

Provision Merchant (1901)

Grocer And Beer Retailer (1911)

Westmill
JACKSON, Rosy Wife 1861 [deceased 1911] St Albans
JACKSON, William Son 1887 Grocers Assistant (1901, 1911) St Albans
JACKSON, Kate Daughter 1887 Grocers Assistant (1901)

Milliner (1911)

St Albans
JACKSON, Rosy Daughter 1889 Dressmaker (1911) St Albans
JACKSON, Reginald Son 1890 Grocers Assistant (1911) St Albans
JACKSON, Mabel Daughter 1894 Typist (1911) St Albans
VOGEL, Dorothy Niece 1894 Domestic Help (1911 only) Maidavale, London
 

1912 Directory: Fred Jackson, grocers, 1 Bernard St, St Albans

1929 Directory: Fred Jackson, grocer & provision merchant; agent for Benskin's ales, 1 Bernard St, St Albans

1937 Directory: Fred Jackson, grocer & provision merchant; agent for Benskin's ales & stout, 1 Bernard St, St Albans

1949 Directory: Reginald K Jackson, grocer & provision & bottled beer merchant, 1 Bernard Street, St Albans


Arthur Jackson

1865-

Butcher of Buntingford

 

1891 Census: 85, West Street, Brickendon, Hertford

JACKSON, Arthur Head 1867 Butchers Assistant Westmill
JACKSON, Maria H Wife 1862   Wareside
JACKSON, Henry Arthur Son 1887   Hertford
JACKSON, Ethel M Daughter 1890   Hertford
JACKSON, Ernest Brother 1870 Butchers Assistan Westmill
BARKER, Ernest H Nephew 1886   Mill End, London
HUNT, George Brother In Law 1872 Carpenter Ware
HAMMOND, David Lodger 1868 Malt Maker Ware
 

 

1901 & 1911 Census: Church Lane, Layton, Buntingford

JACKSON, Arthur Head 1865 Butcher (1901 & 1911) Westmill
JACKSON, Maria Wife 1862   Wareside
JACKSON, Henry Son 1888 Butcher  ~1911 Westmill
JACKSON, Ethel Daughter 1891 Bookkeeper (1911) Westmill
JACKSON, Hilda Daughter 1896   Westmill
JACKSON, Charles Son 1898 [not 1911] Buntingford
JACKSON, Dorothy Daughter 1901   Buntingford
 

1899 Directory Arthur Jackson, butcher & cattle dealer, Buntingford

1922 Directory Arthur Jackson, butcher, Buntingford

1937 Directory: Arthur Jackson, butcher, Church Street, Buntingford


Ernest Jackson

1870-

butcher of Buntingford

 

1891 Census - with brother Arthur in Brickendon

1901 & 1911 Census: High Street, Buntingford

JACKSON, Ernest Head 1870 Butcher (1901 & 1911) Westmill
JACKSON, Elizabeth Wife 1875   Chapmore End / Bengeo
JACKSON, Ernest Henry Son 1895 Butcher (1911) Hertford
JACKSON, Mildred Elizabeth Daughter 1897   Hertford
JACKSON, Olive Marjorie Daughter 1899   Buntingford
JACKSON, Robert William Son 1902   Buntingford
JACKSON, Horace Frank Son 1906   Buntingford
JACKSON, Mabel Anne Daughter 1900   Buntingford
 

    1899, 1902,  Directory Ernest Jackson, butcher, Buntingford

Frank Jackson

1873-

Publican at Sword in Hand, Westmill

 

1911 Census: The Sword in Hand, Westmill

JACKSON, Frank Head 1873 Licensed Victualler Westmill
JACKSON, Ada Mary Wife 1876   Senton, Notts
JACKSON, Dora Mary Daughter 1908   Westmill
JACKSON, Robert Frank Son 1910   Westmill
MERTON, Daisy        
 

1902 Directory: Frank Jackson, Sword in Hand P.H.. Westmill

1939 Directory: Frank Jackson, Sword in Hand P.H.. Westmill


Henry Arthur Jackson

1887-

Butcher of Buntingford

 

1917 Directory H Jackson, butcher, High Street

1929 Directory H Jackson, butcher, High Street, Buntingford

1937 Directory Henry Arthur Jackson, butcher, High Street, Buntingford, TN 80

     

Alison writes: You featured invoices from Jackson butchers - there are photographs on my Buntingford in Old Photographs Facebook page of Arthur and his son Harry and a wonderful display of Christmas fare, and Walter Jackson's butcher's shop. Harry was a keen photographer and I have uploaded some of his work, and photos of his wife Betty.

Alison later wrote (April 2013): Regarding the Jackson butchers invoices and the J Smith named on the invoice, I purchased all the other Buntingford related invoices from Dave Grove who sold the Jackson invoices on ebay and we struck up an email conversation where I told him about the Facebook page. He then offered me a large number of other Buntingford ephemeral pieces which were all related to J Smith. He was Jeffrey Smith (photo below c1925) who ran a grocery store at the north end of the High Street, and for some reason his family kept all these invoices, not only from Buntingford but from companies like Peek Frean and various well known tea and coffee suppliers etc in London. Dave purchased the collection from Derek Muggleton, who was a postal historian, who formerly worked at Barclays Bank in Buntingford and then moved to Cambridge. He had quite a collection of historical postal items (including my grandmother's WWII postwoman's uniform which Mrs Muggleton "disposed of" somehow although my father would have liked it back!). The most poignant item was a 1902 invoice from Mr Saggers, builder and undertaker, who supplied J Smith with a  white coffin and lace shroud and the cost of taking same to the church - 17 shillings and 6 pence. There are quite a few personal invoices - doctor's bills, corset and hose purchases, rent for the shop and so on. It is a fascinating archive and I need to find time to write about it. My father wrote:   Henry Jeffrey Smith, the J. Smith of the shop’s name board, was just about the oldest of the town’s tradesman at 65 in June 1931 when he went delivering groceries on his bike to Wyddial. Sadly he fell before reaching that village and was fatally injured. His son carried on the business.


Jeffrey Smith, Buntingford

Alison writes: Regarding the Jackson butchers invoices and the J Smith named on the invoice, I purchased all the other Buntingford related invoices from Dave Grove who sold the Jackson invoices on ebay and we struck up an email conversation where I told him about the Facebook page. He then offered me a large number of other Buntingford ephemeral pieces which were all related to J Smith. He was Jeffrey Smith (photo below c1925) who ran a grocery store at the north end of the High Street, and for some reason his family kept all these invoices, not only from Buntingford but from companies like Peek Frean and various well known tea and coffee suppliers etc in London. Dave purchased the collection from Derek Muggleton, who was a postal historian, who formerly worked at Barclays Bank in Buntingford and then moved to Cambridge. He had quite a collection of historical postal items (including my grandmother's WWII postwoman's uniform which Mrs Muggleton "disposed of" somehow although my father would have liked it back!). The most poignant item was a 1902 invoice from Mr Saggers, builder and undertaker, who supplied J Smith with a  white coffin and lace shroud and the cost of taking same to the church - 17 shillings and 6 pence. There are quite a few personal invoices - doctor's bills, corset and hose purchases, rent for the shop and so on. It is a fascinating archive and I need to find time to write about it. My father wrote:   Henry Jeffrey Smith, the J. Smith of the shop’s name board, was just about the oldest of the town’s tradesman at 65 in June 1931 when he went delivering groceries on his bike to Wyddial. Sadly he fell before reaching that village and was fatally injured. His son carried on the business.

Jeffery Smith's Grocers Shop, Buntingford, c1925

October 2012   Page created and Alison's comment added
April 2013