Born 11th January 1812 - Died 6th December 1858


Alabaster bust of John Jacob in Taunton Shire Hall, Somerset.



The fifth son of Reverend Stephen Long Jacob, he was born at Woolavington on 11th January 1812, and died in Jacobabad, Sind, India, on 6th December 1858.

For a full account of John Jacob relating principally to his later career, click HERE.

For detailed pages illustrating his life and times, please click HERE.

For more photographs of John Jacob's bust in Taunton Shire Hall, Somerset, please click HERE.

Film footage:

A brief award winning documentary about John Jacob of Jacobabad - click HERE. NEW

A current report by Dunya TV from Jacobabad reporting on the present flooding and showing views of the Victoria Tower and much else (1.9.2010) - click HERE.

A report by Pakistan TV from Jacob House, Jacobabad about the clock built by John Jacob - click HERE.

A video showing the grave of John Jacob in the Christian cemetery in Jacobabad - click HERE.

A video showing the Christian cemetery in Jacobabad inundated by flood water - click HERE.


General John Jacob by Alexander Innes Shand.
John Jacob of Jacobabad by L T Lambrick.
Hodson’s, Skinner’s and Jacob’s Horse by W G L Jacob.
A Jacob Bibliography by Kenneth Jacob.
Jacob MSS.
From Churchill’s Secret Circle to the BBC (the biography of Lieut-General Sir Ian Jacob GBE CB DL) by General Sir Charles Richardson GCB CBE DSO
A Victorian Pedagogue and his Circle by Clive Jacob
Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, 'A Selection of Arms Authorised by the Laws of Heraldry', London 1860.
William H. George, © 2001, Edward Jacob (1713-1788), A Biography, ISBN 0 9534092 3 6.
Dictionary of National Biography.


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