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Charles Jecks

  • Born: 4 Sep 1742, Well Alley, Wapping
  • Christened: 5 Sep 1742, St John, Wapping
  • Marriage: Ann Fryday on 23 Jan 1764 in Wapping
  • Died: Jun 1799 aged 56
  • Buried: 6 Jun 1799, St John of Wapping, Hackney

bullet  General Notes:

The Geneology has the following comments about the two sons of Charles:
"Charles is a Cashier in the Bank of England and has 2 sons Charles and William &
3 girls. Isaac now lives at Deptford & hasone son named Digby (who hasa place
in Deptford Yard) & 4 daughters.
The elder son Charles (5/10) married in 1764. His Marriage Licence was taken from
the Bishop of London's Registry on January 19th 1764. "Charles Jecks of Wapping,
Middx 21, Batchelor, Ann Friday of Stepney, Middx, Spinster, a minor were married
in this church by Licence with the consent of John Fryday, father of the said minor
this twentythird day of Janry in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixtyfour."
At the age of 16 in 1758, Charles had been apprenticed to Christopher Scott of
St. Georges, Hanover Square, surgeon, at a cost of 73 pounds, 10 shillings (ref 21/119),
in those days a considerable sum of money to pay when the cost to be apprenticed to a
Butcher, for example, might have been only 3 pounds.
The Wapping Registers show the Christening of three of Charles children:
1764 8 November, Anna Ann d of Charles, Apothecary & Ann.. Well Close Alley. 25 days
1767 7 August, Elizabeth d of Charles Jecks, Apothecary & Ann, Well Alley, 1 month old
1771 8 February, Phillis d Charles Jecks, Surgeon and Ann, Well Alley, 11 days old
Debretts research recently commissioned by Ramon Jecks adds the following entry extracted from
the Registers of the Parish of St. George East:
1769 8 December Charles, son of Charles Jecks, Surgeon and Ann, Pen St., 32 days old
Later, Charles (5/10) named two other sons, Charles, one Charles Digby and the other Charles
James. Charles James is known as the ancestor of the London Jecks. It is therefore, unlikely that
the son Charles, born 1769, died, probably befored 1775.
Between 1769 and 1772, Charles permanantly changed his address from Wapping to Pen Street
in the Parish of St. George Stepney. It was also about this time that he changed his occupation from
Surgeon to a Clerk in the Bank, as he was described in the Genealogy. The records of the Bank of England
on London's Threadneedle Street, shows that Charles Jecks "Entered the service of the Bank 21 March 1771.
Worked in:- Out Tellers Office 1771, with a salary of 50 pounds per annum. In Tellers Office 1773-1794.
Cashier's Office 1795 - 1799, with a salary of 190 pounds per annum. Died June 1799."
The Stepney Christenings include:
1773 6 October, Elizabeth Robinson, dr of Charles Jecks, bank clerk by Ann, 26 days old
1776 5 July, Charles Rigby, s of Charles Jecks, Clerk in the Bank, by Ann, Pen St, 28 days old
1778 3 June, Sarah dr of Charles Jecks bank clerk by Ann, Penn St, 19 days old
Research conducted by Stanley Ford Ralph indicates that Charles James Jecks was born on 25th December
1779. Charles (5/10), again moved, or at least decided to christen his children at a different church. His
last three children were christened at Stepney St Dunstan Church:
1784 18 April, Mary Daur of Charles Jecks of MEOT Gent & Ann born 23rd March 1784
1786 6 August Sarah, Dr of Charles Jecks of MEOT, Gentn & Ann, 17 days old
1789 25 November, William Sn of Charles Jecks of MEOT Gent & Ann, 30 days old
If charles (5/10) had moved, then it is obvious that his new address was in Mile End Old Town as
described by the Register. London Apprenticeship records also record Charles' address as Mile End
Old Town. If the Genealogy was wholly correct in its summary of the family then it would seem that
only five of Charles (5/10) ten children survived. The eldest son Charles (6/16) must have died, since
there is no further record of him, while bother Charles James (6/18) and William (6/21) did establish
families, as described in Part F. The three surviving daughters were the three who married at St. Dunstan
1793 10 February Anna Ann Jecks to William Christmas
1796 14 February Elizabeth Robinson Jecks to Charles Christmas
1797 3 June Sarah Jecks
Charles (5/10) was the first in the family to be employed in the business of banking. Several of his
sons and grandsons were to follow in his footsteps. The two Christmas brothers, noted above, who
married two of his daughters, were both employed by the Bank of England (information from Mr. B.W.
Christmas of England). Witnesses to Elizabeth's marriage were Charles Jecks and Charles Jecks Jnr.
Charles was also the ancestor of the only known Jecks families surviving in any real way beyond the
18th Century. Charles' descendants account account for over half of all the Jecks children registered
as born in England and Wales between 1837 and 1880. Together with the twelve children registered
that relate to the family of Isaac (6/2) Jecks of Wisbech and Norwich, the descendants of Isaac (2/17)
Jecks of Crownthorpe account for a total of 49 of the 67 Jecks children registered in this period. It is
possible that some of the remaining 18 children also relate to this family, but it has not yet been shown
to be so. In any case, it is very obvious that there are a very few other Jecks Families in Great Britain
today, who are not part of this family.
Ten years after the birth of his last child, Charles (5/10) died. In 1799, a brief and uninformative
administration of his estate was granted at PCC:
"Administration of goods and chattels of Chas. Jecks of St. Dunstan Stepney granted to Ann Jecks,
Widow." Charles was 57 years old.


Charles married Ann Fryday, daughter of John Fryday and Ann, on 23 Jan 1764 in Wapping. (Ann Fryday was born in 1746, christened on 11 Sep 1746 in St Matthew, Bethnal Green and was buried on 29 May 1824 in Wapping.)

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