BasicsHome and Search
Photos of people
Name indexes incl WW1
Lists, Documents, News
PropertiesProperties: High Street
Properties: non-High Street
1909/10 Valuation Index
Can You Help?Seeking...
Roads OffA-Z list
Turner the Artist
Queen Victoria 1840
80 High Street
Clitherow of Boston House
Four Croxford Brothers
Sources & MoreThey Said
Home and Search
Brentford Councillors - Charles Jackman
IntroductionJanet McNamara has researched details of the men who served as Brentford Local Board Members and Councillors, see intro page for more details of early local government structure.
Charles Jackman (1880 - 1963)Charles William Jackman was born on December 18th 1880 and baptised at St George’s Church on January 6th 1881. His father was Charles (a barge builder) and his mother Anne . Also baptised was his sister Rosina Matilda who had been born on December 18th 1877. Their address was given as New North Road. The baptism record is on the ancestry website.
Charles Jackman (senior) married Ann PEARCE at St Peter Hammersmith in July 1879, he was a barge builder of Ship Lane and son of Daniel Jackman deceased; Ann, age 20, the daughter of William Pearce, fisherman, her address 12 Mulbery or Nealbery Place.
The 1891 census shows him with his family at 70, Distillery Road.
When he was standing for the Council in 1914 a newspaper article reported that he had been a chorister at St George’s Church and pupil at the British/Rothschild School He had started work as an apprentice barge builder (like his father) at the Thames Steam Tug and Lighterage Co. but gave that up after 3years and trained as a joiner spending some time as a student of building construction at Chiswick School of Arts before setting up in business on his own account.
In the 1901 census Charles senior was living alone at 71, Distillery Road.
On July 30th 1902 Charles William Jackman married Annie Maud FOSTER at All Saints, Greenwich. He was a Carpenter whose address was 9, Layton Road. Her address was given as 44, Selcroft Road (Greenwich?) and her father, Edward Mead Foster was a conductor.
I haven’t been able to find Charles or Annie in the 1901 or 1911 census but the 1914 article says that he was a great believer in travel to broaden the mind and had spent time with his wife in Canada, South Africa, Australia and America so perhaps they were away.
He stood for the council in 1913, the year his father died (aged 67, Brentford 3a 70, June quarter) when he was also on the Board of Guardians but was not elected.
In 1914 when his address was The Gables, 113, Windmill Road he was described as a builder and contractor he was proposed for the Council then by EJ PRESTON and seconded by WT FOULKES, by Francis YOUNG seconded by RK GREEN, by WD OWEN seconded by WH SEARLE, by W WRIGHT seconded by EA FORDER, by H SMITH seconded by G NORRIS, by Leslie H DAVIS seconded by Thomas Henry GODDARD and by Leslie H Davis seconded by Rev George TUOHY.
In 1917 his address was The Laurels, 48, Kew Bridge Road.
When the Boston estate was being sold in the 1920s after the War it seems that he bought the property known as Little Boston, Windmill Road, thought to have been the dower house to Boston House. He lived there with his family before building houses along Windmill Road, demolishing the old house and building the present house still called Little Boston at 236, Windmill Road, Ealing. Information about this house and Mr Jackman’s business during this period: see the Little Ealing website
In 1943 he was elected Mayor of Ealing.
The local paper at the time reporting his career said that during the First World War he had served with the Royal Flying Corps. Due to ill health afterwards he had moved near Folkestone and because of his interest in local government had become a member of Elham Rural District Council and the Folkestone Board of Guardians.
Extract from Probate record
Other materialJanet has also provided a newspaper article about Charles Jackman's life (he was 33 at the time) dated March 1914. To be added as time permits.
Page published December 2012