Ralph Ward Jackson

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Ralph Ward Jackson

Ralph Ward Jackson (7 June 1806, Normanby – 6 August 1880, London) [1] was a British railway promoter, entrepreneur and politician. He founded West Hartlepool, England in the 19th century. [2]

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Life

Son of William and Susanna Louisa Ward-Jackson, a Conservative, he was elected at the 1868 general election as the first the Member of Parliament for The Hartlepools, but was defeated at the 1874 general election. [3]

Ward Jackson Park, which is located on the westerly end of Elwick Road in Hartlepool is named in his memory. [4]

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Statue of Ralph Ward Jackson, Church Street, Hartlepool

Family

Jackson married in 1829 Susanna Swainson, daughter of the industrialist Charles Swainson. They had one son. [2]

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References

  1. Boase, F., Modern English biography, 6 vols, 1892-1921
  2. 1 2 Waller, Philip. "Jackson, Ralph Ward 1806–1880)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/37591.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 143. ISBN   0-900178-26-4.
  4. "Ward Jackson Park". Hartlepool History Then and Now. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
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