Vicar of East Malling, and New Romney in Kent

Born 6th February 1715 - died 6th January 1763



A son of Edward Jacob of Canterbury, he was baptized on 6th February 1715, and died in 1763. He married Anne, daughter of David Papillon of Acrise, in Kent. She had been baptized at St Mary Breadman, Canterbury on 7th August 1716. They had children:

1 Edward, baptized 1st August 1751, buried at St Mary Bredman, Canterbury on 25th July 1755.
2 Richard, baptized 22nd December 1752, died in 1794
3 Thomas, baptized 22nd September 1754, buried 12th December 1754
4 Philip, dsp
5 Mary, will proved on 8th September 1789.

He was a scholar of the King's School Canterbury and attended between 1725-1730. He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, 7th November 1732 aged 17, and gained his BA in 1736; he subsequently became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and gained his MA in 1740. He took Holy Orders and married Anne Papillon by licence dated 24th August 1750. He was vicar of East Malling and New Romney from 1749 until his death, at New Romney, on 6th January 1763.

His daughter Mary was executrix of the will of Elizabeth Papillon of West Malling, widow of Philip Papillon. The will was proved on 8th November 1786. She made her will on 2nd February 1789; it was proved on 8th September 1789. She left all her property to her uncle David Papillon, on trust for bequests to her Aunt Franklyn, with various bequests to other members of her family. The residue of her personal estate and money for life she left to her brother Richard and to his children. If he be without issue then to go to her cousins Elizabeth and Sarah Papillon.

Richard's will was dated 28th August 1762, and proved in 1763. he left all his real estate to his wife Anne, to be sold for the benefit of her and their children. All his personal estate was left to Anne.


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Centre of Kentish Studies: Papillon MSS U 1015-T57/1; U 1015-T57/2.
Parish Registers.