In 1832, Jackson went to reside at Farley Castle near Bath as companion to his elder brother, then Curate of the Parish. He was ordained that year and resided at the Rectory house until Christmas 1845. In the words of the Rev Jackson:
“Finding in the printed description of Farley Castle and the account of the Hungerford Family, much inaccuracy and confusion, and taking much interest in the place and its history, I set to work to collect all I could about both. After two previous editions, I have in 1879 printed a 3rd edition of my guide to Farley Hungerford, which contains the substance of all my researches as to the Village and Castle of Farley and the Monuments of the Hungerford Family there.”
We have an ongoing project to index, transcribe and utilise The Jackson Papers. Please read the articles below for more information.
- Introduction to The Jackson Papers by Rev JE Jackson
- Acquiring The Jackson Papers
- The Jackson Papers Revisited
- See also the Cumulative Index to The Jackson Papers
The Rev JE Jackson (as part of The Jackson Papers) also compiled indexes of people and places contained in the book Hungerfordiana or Memoirs of the Family of Hungerford by Sir Richard Colt Hoare. These indexes have been extracted and transcribed by Lesley Abrahams [H.4a.1b.1c.1d/E.6.5a.1b.1c.1d] and are reproduced here: