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Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson

12 Movies · 4 TV Series

Biography

Richard Jackson (1688–1768), of Crutched Friars, London, was a British merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons briefly in 1734. Jackson was a wealthy merchant trading with Italy. He married Elizabeth Clarke, daughter of Edward Clarke. In 1730, he was elected a director of the South Sea Company in 1730 and remained a director till he became deputy governor in 1764.Jackson stood for parliament at Sudbury on 6 May 1726, but was defeated in a contest. He stood again for Sudbury at the next by-election on 31 January 1734 as a Government supporter and this time was successfully returned as Member of Parliament. Three months later he was defeated at the 1734 British general election, and after raising a petition, he withdrew it. He did not stand for Parliament again,Jackson died on 11 January 1768 leaving a son and two daughters. His only son was Richard Jackson, who was an MP and colonial agent for Connecticut. The Jacksons, father and son, are commemorated in a magnificent marble tomb at Weasenham All Saints.

Movies & TV Series

2020.

1 Movie

2017.

1 Movie

2016.

5 Movies

2015.

1 TV Series

2014.

1 TV Series

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV Series

2008.

1 Movie

2007.

1 Movie

2006.

1 TV Series

1996.

1 Movie

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
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