Baptized 17th December 1760 - Died 3rd September 1840



The daughter of Edward Jacob of Faversham FSA, she was baptized on 17th December 1760, and died 3rd September 1840. In Faversham Parish church there is a monument to her. It bears the following inscription:

Sacred to the memory of Mary Jacob
who peacefully closed a life of active Christian
benevolence in this town Sept 3rd 1840, aged 79.

Also of John Jacob
who died in Guernsey Feb 21st 1840 aged 74
youngest son and daughter of the late Ed jacob Esq FSA

Also of Anna Maria
daughter of the late George Legrand of Canterbury Esq
and wife of the above John Jacob
who died in Guernsey Jan 31st 1832 aged 63.

These equally distinguished for pure and
undefiled religion "all died in faith". Heb XI.13

"If we be dead with Christ we beluieve that
we shall also,live with him". Rom VI.8


Her will was dated 4th July 1840 (NA, PROB 11/1936 fo 176 to 177 rec). The will was proved in London 12th November 1840. She appointed her 'much esteemed friend' Sarah Maria Giraud and the Reverend George Simpson of Faversham her executors. Amongst other bequests she left £10 to Sarah 'to be distributed to such poor persons as I have been in the habit of assisting'. Her servants Catherine Molyneux and Louisa Gibbons were left £30 and £15 each. Her plate china and linen were to be distributed into three equal shares between her sister Anne Bridges, brother Stephen Long Jacob and the four daughters of her late brother John jacob, Catherine Jacob, Jane Jacob, Elizabeth jacob and Mary Anne the wife of Henry Boyce of Connaught Terrace, Edgware Road, Middlesex, clerk. The rest of her estate was to be sold and the proceeds go to members of her family including nephews and nieces, all listed in the will, although £600 was to be deducted from Stephen Long's share, as this amount had already been advanced to him.


Stemmata Chicheleana, Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1760 & 1765, in 2 Volumes.
Eliza Jacob's Notebook (Jacob MSS)
Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, 'A Selection of Arms Authorised by the Laws of Heraldry', London 1860.
William H George, Edward Jacob (1713-1788), Surgeon and Apothecary, Botanist, Antiquarian, Bibliophile, Fossil Collector.....© 2001 ISBN 0 9534092 3 6 .
Glascott and Jacob, A History of the Families of Jacob, Dublin, 1875.
Pedigree registered at the College of Arms
Pedigree published anonymously ca 1840
Various pedigrees ca 1850 and later (Jacob MSS)