Born in 1802 - Died


The eldest daughter of Reverend Stephen Long Jacob, she was born in 1802.

Her contribution to the letter written by all members of her family to her brother Herbert Jacob is as follows:

My dearest Herbert,
We are all highly gratified by the arrival of your number 7 the day before yesterday. We had all been wishing that we might hear from you before the departure of dear Edward, and your letter came just in time as he is to go today. Tho' still thin he is looking better than when he came, his cough is less troublesome and his spirits, and could he remain at home longer, I daresay we should make him quite well. We were rejoiced to hear that you are in good health, and that you may long continue to enjoy that blessing is my constant prayer. I am very glad you are trying so hard to pay off your debts, and shall be happy to hear from you that they are all discharged. It grieves us my dear Herbert that you should be among such a set of companions, who are not content with doing wrong themselves but try to make you as wicked as themselves by ridiuling you for doing right, but my dear Herbert if you pray earnestly to God he will enable you to withstand every temptation. if you resist ridicule at first, tho' painful to do so you will soon cease to mind it, and will have the comfort of knowing that you do your duty and the foolish young men who now laugh at you will then respect you when they find you live up to your principles. We read some of your letter to Henry and Charles, the former is very willing to be packed up in a box and sent to you in India, he says he must have the great chest that stands in the nursery closet. Charles said 'I wish you could let me in the box instead of Henry', so do not be surprised if one day or other you receive a large box, if you do you will know beforehand what it contains. Charles is very impatient to have an answer to his letter sent in the General by Mrs Kings tho' I tell him you cannot have got it yet. I hope your new house will be more comfortable than the other tho' I cannot say I should much like such a care. When I last heard from Somerton all were well and desired to particularly (be) remembered to you. I forget whether I have told you that cousin Bessy Anne has another little boy born on 20th July. Cousin Elizabeth is still with her but is I hope to go home before the winter but I hope not without coming here first. She begs to be remembered to you in every letter. Maria is well and her baby, she desired her love to you. Mrs Good's school goes on but badly, she is much pleased with your remembrance of her and begs to send her love to you. Charity is worse than when you went away, she begs to be remembered likewise and my paper is full so resists scandals, believe me your ever affectionate sister Mary.