Baptized 23rd March 1823 - Died 29th March 1889


A son of John Jacobs of Walpole/Wenhanston, in Suffolk, he was baptized at Wenhanston 23rd March 1823, and died at Kelso, New South Wales, Australia, 29th March 1889, and buried at Wattle Flat. He left by his first wife Mary a son:

1 Isaac Jacobs or Craft, born at Mangove Creek 21st May 1847.

By his second wife Margaret, daughter of James Campbell, he had children:

2 Sara A, born 1849. She married George MacGibbon in Burwood in 1897.
3 Isaac C, born in 1852.
4 William Henry, born 1st January 1855, died 10th September 1929.
5 John A, born at Bathurst in 1857.
6 James, born a6t Sofala in 1859.
7 Mary E, born at Sofala in 1861.
8 Jayce, born at Sofala in 1863.
9 A daughter, born at Sofala in 1866.
10 Thomas A, born at Sofala in 1868.
11 Ernest A C, born at Sofala in 1871.

He came to the colony as an unassisted passenger in 1838 (aged 17) and became a gold miner resident at Wattle Flat (1855, 1870) and later a farmer at Kelso (1889). He formed a relationship with Mary Yardley or Purvey (born at Windsor, NSW, in1818) [daughter of Sarah; originally married to a Henry Mead, and with links to Mangrove NSW through a subsequent marriage to Edward Craft]. Isaac later married by licence second, Margaret (b. Co Cavan Ireland 5th November 1832 – died at Bathurst, NSW, 20th June 1915), daughter of James Campbell (born at Enniskillen,Co. Fermanagh, Ireland in 1799 – died at Wattle Flat, NSW, in 1877) and Margaret (born in Arvagh Co. Caven, Ireland in 1799 – died at
Sofala, NSW, in1876) [emigrated to Australia arriving on 15th January 1840 aboard the Crusader and later moved to Wattle Flat as prospector], at
the Wesleyan Methodist Church in the Field of Mars at Parramatta in the colony of New South Wales on 9th August 1848. At the time of their marriage Isaac resided at Mangrove Creek and Margaret lived at Brisbane Water. The marriage was conducted by the Rev. John McGarvie, Minister of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Parramatta. She was about 16 years of age. They were married for a number of years, had their first two children in the Gosford area, and eventually settled and had more children around Bathurst. It is known that an Isaac Jacobs was working
as a farm labourer in the Mangrove Creek area at the time. He later married a Gosford woman named Margaret Campbell in the Parish of St
Andrew in the County of Cumberland according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church on 9th August 1848. On the marriage register he gave
his place of residence as Mangrove Creek. Isaac moved with his wife and young daughter, along with his new in-laws, to the goldfields of Sofala
at the height of the gold rush in the early 1850s and died at Wattle Flat, near Sofala on 29th March 1889. (None of the other Isaac Jacobs have
any connection with the MacDonald Valley district, so although there is no direct evidence to link Isaac Jacobs described above with Mary
Yardley, it would be highly unlikely that there were two people of that name at Mangrove Creek in 1846.).Their son Isaac Jacobs or Craft (born Mangrove Creek 21 May 1847), parish register shows Isaac's birth recorded as Isaac Jacobs/Craft. Isaac was baptised by the Rev. Edward Rodgers on 7 November 1847 in Parish of Gosford. The baptism lists his father as Isaac Jacobs, farmer of Mangrove and his mother as Mary Craft. Isaac was raised by Mary Craft and Henry Mead on their properties at Mangrove Creek and Kangy Angy, together with his half brothers and sisters Craft and Mead. Isaac married Susan Bevan in 1871 at Wollombi.


Information supplied by Matthew Glozier
Various Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates, details supplied.