AMOS JACOB MD
Baptized 14th October 1621 - Buried 12th September 1688
A son of Richard Jacob of Barham, he was baptized at Denton on 14th October 1621. He was licensed at Ashford as a surgeon and medic on 23rd November 1661. He married his first wife Deborah at Kingsdown on 4th September 1678. They had children:
1 Frances, baptized at Ashford on 7th January 1652. On 17th November 1667 she married by licence John Austen, a surgeon of Ashford.
2 Deborah was baptized at Ashford on 4th January 1654. She married ---- Browning.
3 Susanna was baptized at Ashford on 15th April 1655 and married by license Daniel Page, a cordwainer of Ashford on 7th October 1676.
4 Amos, baptized on 15th March 1657.
5 Richard, baptized at Ashford on 6th January 1664. He died before 19th May 1688.
Amos married secondly Mary Clarke, who had previously been married on 4th October 1670 to William Harris of Lenham. They married on 4th September 1678. By her he had two children:
1 Edward, baptized at Ashford on 9th April 1680.
2 Amos, baptized at Ashford on 21st May 1683 and dsp
It was by his marriage to Mary Harris, the sister of Joshua Clarke of Smarden, yeoman, that 5 pieces of land in Egerton, containing a lodge and 14 acres of land, came into the Jacob family. There they remained until Edward Jacob of Faversham gave them to the Mayor, Jurats and Commonality of Faversham to be applied for charitable uses.
Amos is known to have lived at Barrow Hill, Ashford. His will with inventory was published in full in '17th century Ashford', published by the Ashford Local History Group in 1980, No 3 in the Ashford History Series. It is also back to Amos that a pedigree, compiled by the College of Arms in 1844, traces descent from Sir Robert Chichele, Lord Mayor of London and brother of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury. This pedigree was also published anonymously about this time. Founder's kin to All Souls College Oxford had been established in the previous century, when a pedigree was published in Stemata Chicheleana or "A Genealogical Account of some of the Familes Derived from Thomas Chichele of Higham Ferrers in the county of Northampton", Clarendon Press, Oxford 1765 (two volumes).
Glascott and Jacob, History of the Families of Jacob, 1875
Pedigree registered with College of Arms
William H George, Edward Jacob (1713-1788), Surgeon and Apothecary, Botanist, Antiquarian, Bibliohpile, Fossil Collector....© 2001 ISBN 0 9534092 3 6
Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, 'A Selection of Arms Authorised by the Laws of Heraldry', London 1860.
Information supplied by Arthur Percival, Hon President of the Faversham Society.
'17th Century Ashford', Ashford Local History Group, No 3 in the Ashford History Series, 1980.