Born 22nd October 1756 - Died 27th January 1839



A son of Edward Jacob FSA he was born 22nd October 1756 and baptized at Faversham on 9th November 1756. He died unmarried and was buried at Ospringe on 2nd February 1839. He went into partnership with his father, practising from their address in Preston Street, Faversham. He inherited much of his father's estate. His father had been a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of London, and two years after his death his son Edward became a member, which he remained until at least 1828.

In Faversham Parish church there is a monument to him:

Sacred to the memory of
Edward Jacob Esq
eldest son of Edward Jacob Esq FSA
and a native of this town
Where for many years he successfully and honourably
persued the medical profession.
retiring from public pratice,
he passed the remaining 30 years of his life
in active Christian benevolence
beloved and respected for the urbanity of his manner
and the integrity of his character.
He departed in peace on the 27th January 1839
in the 83rd year of his age.
His remains by his own desire being deposited at
Ospringe where a table is erected to his memory

"We have peace with God throug our Lord Jesus Christ". Rom V.I.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord;
Yea saith the sdpirit that they may rest
from their labours and their works dop follow them". Rev XIV.13.

This monument is erected by his nephews and nieces in token of their grateful affection.

The grave in Ospringe churchyard has the inscription:

In memory of
Edward Jacob
late of Faversham Gent.
who died the 27th of January
in the 83rd year of his life.

The tablet in Ospringe church reads:

In memory of Edward Jacob late of
Faversham who died 27th January 1839
in the 83rd year of his age.
He had possessed Cades Farm
and other estates in this parish.


The property in Preston Street was sold by auction in 1839.



Stemmata Chicheleana, Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1760 & 1765, in 2 Volumes.
William H. George, © 2001, Edward Jacob (1713-1788), A Biography, ISBN 0 9534092 3 6.
Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, 'A Selection of Arms Authorised by the Laws of Heraldry', London 1860.
Jacob MSS, Eliza Jacob's notebook.

Royal College of Surgeons: A list of members.