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This Member has not been identified. A Jackson family appears in most county visitations, but no reference has been found to a likely William Jackson in the Surrey records for the end of Elizabeth’s reign. No servant of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, high steward of Guildford, has been found of this name, and the printed papers of the Mores of Loseley, who were nominating at both Guildford and Haslemere at the time, supply no relevant information.
Perhaps he was one of the Jacksons of Edderthorpe, Yorkshire. John Jackson was son-in-law of John Savile I, baron of the Exchequer. Savile, if not John Jackson himself, must have been well acquainted with Thomas Egerton I, the brother-in-law of (Sir) George More. It is therefore possible that the William Jackson who represented Guildford in 1601 was John Jackson’s younger brother. This William, the sixth son of a large family, is described in the Visitations as ‘citizen of London’, but nothing further is known of him. A William Jackson died in the parish of St. Bride, London about 1617, but the names of relatives mentioned in his will do not suggest that he was of the Edderthorpe family.
Clay, Dugdale’s Vis. Yorks. i. 11-12; PCC 7 Weldon.