Canon Edward Jackson :: Shared Description

Canon Edward Jackson of St James's Church, York Street, (the church is long gone now), Leeds. Jackson became incumbent of St James's in 1846 at the age of 46 and stayed till his death in 1892. The slums church had no stipend and no set parish yet Jackson repeatedly refused the offers of other livings including Bolton Abbey preferring to stay in the poverty stricken slums. In the 1864 he publicly opposed the public hanging of two murderers at Armley gaol and was a foremost member of the Leeds School Board. He was a friend of, and influence on, Mr W.E. Forster and his Education Bill. Described as always cheerful with a charm and influence that survives in the hearts of many, it is a testament to his character that nearly the whole city turned out for his funeral and that 200 clergy and 1500 children walked in his funeral procession.
by Mark Stevenson
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SE3033 : Cross York Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE3033 : Cross York Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE3033 : Back York Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE3033 : Back York Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE3033 : Back York Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE3033 : Back York Street, Leeds by Mark Stevenson


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Created: Sun, 5 Jun 2016, Updated: Sun, 5 Jun 2016

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