Jackson Family Tree: Recent Generations

Prepared by Andrew Jackson
November 2008

 

mdy. 22 February 1944, at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Wood St, Woburn Sands, North Buckinghamshire, England [1]

Stanley (“Stan”) Joseph Fulton

Annie (“Anna”) Elder Macaulay

b. 25 June 1918, in Vancouver, Canada

b. 10 July 1920, in Leslie, Fife, Scotland

d. plane crash on 21 December 1944, near Wrotham (Wrotham Hill) in Kent, England.  Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England.  Grave reference is 56.C.1.

d. 10 October 2003, Fairview Nursing Home, Bannockburn, Scotland.  Commemorated on headstone at plot 512, Galston Cemetery, Ayrshire, Scotland.

 

Children

Sheilah Margaret Fulton

 

Stanley Joseph Fulton (my grandfather; son of Lucy Kelly and John Thomas Fulton) was a Squadron Leader with the Royal Canadian Air Force (service number J/7537) during World War Two.  After graduating from Vancouver’s Technical School, he worked for two years as a member of the ground crew at Trans Canada Airlines’ hangar at Sea Island, near Vancouver.  In January 1941 (aged 23) he enlisted in the RCAF, receiving his wings at No. 3 Service Flying Training School at Currie Barracks in Calgary, Canada on 22 September 1941.  He was posted to the UK in October 1941.  He served in RCAF 410 Squadron in 1942, before moving to serve with 406 and 409 Squadrons.  All were night-fighting squadrons.  He returned to 410 Squadron in October 1944 as a Squadron Leader. 

 

He met my grandmother, Annie (“Anna”) Elder Macaulay in Ayr, Scotland, in 1942.  They married on 22 February 1944, and my mother (Sheilah Margaret Fulton) was born on 17 November 1944.  Stanley died in an air crash on 21 December 1944, returning home from France on leave for Christmas to see my mother and grandmother.  He saw my mother only once before he died.  The following excerpts are from “The History of 410 Cougar Squadron”: http://www.rcaf.com/410squadron/

 

“Part I, Training and Waiting (June 1941 – February 1943)

Jerry evened the score, however, on the 19th [September 1942] when six crews were scrambled. P/Os S.J. Fulton and R.N. Rivers closed in on a Do.217 for two bursts that apparently missed. But the Dornier gunner was on his toes and let off some accurate shots that so badly damaged the night fighter’s undercarriage and starboard wing that Fulton had to make a crash landing.

Part V, Hunting on the Continent (September 1944 – June 1945)

"B" Flight also received a new commander in October [1944] when "Red" Somerville was posted to No. 409 Squadron as C.O. and S/L S.J. Fulton came from that unit to replace him.

….A few days before Christmas [1944] there was another disaster, the heaviest blow suffered by the squadron throughout its long career. For several days the airfield had been fogbound. When the sky cleared a bit in the afternoon of the 21st, S/L Fulton, "B” Flight commander, took off for England in the Squadron Oxford. With him were three officers and two airmen, all going on leave, one of the airmen counting the minutes until he met his bride-to-be. Near Wrotham, Kent, the aircraft for some reason crashed and only one of its occupants survived, seriously injured. Killed with S/L Fulton were his navigator F/O A.R. Ayton (RAF), who had accompanied him on posting to the Cougars in October, F/L F.G. Thomson, DFC (RAF), who had arrived late in November to begin a second tour, and LACs E. Wahlers and R. Seefried. F/O W. Rumbold, another RAF navigator, was the injured passenger; he had been with the Squadron for two months.”

 

Ironically, without the tragedy of Grandpa Stan’s death, my sisters and I almost certainly wouldn’t be here.  Stanley and my grandmother were planning to move to Vancouver (with baby daughter Sheilah), which would most likely have meant that my parents would not have met and married.  After Grandpa Stan died, Gran Anna continued living at home at 15 Castlehill Road in Ayr, Scotland with her parents.  She ran the house as a full-board guesthouse.  She worked for most of her life as a primary school teacher. 

 

(I haven’t sought permission to have any of the following put on the internet etc., so this section in brackets is just for information. Gran Anna remarried twice:  First to Grant O’Brien, with whom she had a daughter, Carol.  Carol married Mark Jones and had two children: Christopher and Victoria.  Carol has since remarried.  Gran divorced Grant O’Brien, and later married Thomas Miller Brown (“Miller”), to whom she was married for many years, until she died.  Miller is still alive and lives in the house they shared in Dunblane, Scotland.) 

 

 

mdy. 16 June 1943 at the Auld Kirk, off the High Street in Ayr, Scotland

John (“Johnny”) Ramsay Jackson

Jane (“Janey”) Williamson Brown

b. 17 September 1911, at 22 Content St, in Ayr, Scotland

b. 27 June 1925, at 14 Kyle St, in Ayr, Scotland

d. 13 December 1964, at home in 25 Maybole Road, Ayr, Scotland.  Died of heart failure (rheumatic fever as a child).

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Children

John ("Jack") Jackson

 

After leaving school, John (“Johnny”) Ramsay Jackson worked for Fulton Joiners in Ayr (no connection to Stanley Joseph Fulton). He was called up to the army in 1942 (aged 30/31) and served with the 53rd Welsh Division (based at Brancepeth Castle, near Durham, England, for a time; he was in Hut no 31 in 1942) – his service number was 14364053.  In 1943 he was moved to the south coast of England (Kent?).  He was in the second wave of the D-day invasions, spending time in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany (Hamburg and Berlin).  After the war in Europe ended, he was due to fly to Japan (the story goes that he was actually on the plane waiting to leave) when he was given the chance to return as a tradesman to rebuild Clydebank (in Scotland) after the bombings.  He worked at this task for Torrance the builder.  He first saw my father some time after my father’s second birthday.  After returning to Ayr, Johnny went into business as a joiner with his brother William.  My father and my Gran Janey both report that Grandpa Johnny did not like to talk about the war.

 

My Gran Janey is still alive and lives at 19 Hilary Crescent in Ayr.  She remarried after my grandfather died and has been married to Allan McBride now for many years.

 

 

mdy. 5 July 1969, in St Andrew’s Church, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

John (“Jack”) Jackson

Sheilah Margaret Fulton

b. 31 May 1944, at Inverkar Nursing Home (7 Inverkar Road, Ayr, Scotland).  Family lived at 36 Inverkar Road, so my Gran walked across the road with her father carrying her suitcase when it came time to give birth.

b. 17 November 1944, at 15 Castlehill Road, Ayr

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Children

Juliette Elouise Zoe Jackson

Andrew Lloyd Russell Jackson

Jillian Emily Nicole Jackson

Gemma Lee Suzanne Jackson

 

Dad worked as a biology teacher at Ayr Academy in Ayr, Scotland, then as an Inspector of Education for the government for many years.  He is semi-retired though continues to work as a consultant.  Mum is the headteacher of Queensferry Primary School in Edinburgh.  They live near Kirknewton, outside Edinburgh in Scotland.

 

 

mdy. 27 April 2003, in Stair Parish Church, Stair, Ayrshire, Scotland

Alastair William Murray

Juliette Elouise Zoe Jackson

b. 4 November 1971, in Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

b. 4 July 1975, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, Scotland

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Children

David Andrew Murray (born 6 March 2004 in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary)

Robert (“Robbie”) William Murray (born 28 June 2006 in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary)

 

Alastair has an elder sister – Jean Seaton Murray (born on 20 July 1970).  Their parents are Hugh Miller Murray (born 19 February 1935 in Wales) and Janice (Jan) Hilary Russell, born 27 March 1944 in London, England.  They married in May 1968 in West Linton, Scotland.

 

Alastair is an orthopaedic surgeon in Edinburgh.  Juliette worked as a fashion model in Scotland until the age of about 21 (studying at school/university at the same time); she is now a surgeon.  They live in Balerno, near Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

 

mdy. 15 September 2007, in St Kevin’s Church, Dunganstown, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Andrew Lloyd Russell Jackson

Suzanne Elizabeth Joy Kingston

b. 18 May 1977, at 34 Drumellan Road, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland

b. 12 December 1977, in St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Children

 

 

Suzanne and I live in Dublin.  Like the Kellys, the Kingston side of Suzanne’s family are originally from the Clonakilty area of west Cork.  Suzanne’s grandfather left west Cork during the civil war (it was a particular hotspot) and moved to Kilpatrick House, near Redcross in Co. Wicklow, where the family has been based ever since.

 

Suzanne has an older brother (Richard Kingston), an older sister (Claire Alexandra Kingston) and a younger brother (Howard Vickery Kingston).  Their father is Richard Kenneth Vickery Kingston - called Ken.  Their mother, maiden name Shirley Larke, died on 27 October 2006.  She came from the Ballybrittas area of Co. Laois in Ireland.  She worked as a primary school teacher for many years.

 

Suzanne works as a barrister (attorney) in Dublin and is a law lecturer at University College Dublin: small photo here - http://www.ucd.ie/law/staff/.  I worked as a lawyer in London before moving to Ireland when Suzanne and I got married.  I’ve just started a doctorate on climate change/nature conservation.

 

 

 

Jillian Emily Nicole Jackson

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b. 15 December 1979, in Stair Manse, Stair, Ayrshire, Scotland

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Children

 

 

Jillian is a primary school teacher at Netherlee Primary School in Glasgow, Scotland.  She lives in Glasgow.

 

mdy. 15 March 2002, Sandals Hotel, Antigua

Graham John Milne

Gemma Lee Suzanne Jackson

b. 10 June 1979, Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

b. 8 March 1982, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, Scotland

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Children

Melissa Margaret Milne (born 19 March 2003 at St John’s Hospital, Livingston, Scotland)

Emily Nicole Milne (born 1 June 2005 at Wishaw General Hospital, Wishaw, Scotland)

 

Graham has two elder brothers: Stephen Derek Milne (born 9 January 1968) and Kevin Graeme Milne (born 9 April 1974).  Their parents are Derek Blake Milne (born 14 May 1945 in Edinburgh, Scotland) and Brenda Margaret Graham (born 25 May 1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland).  They married in St Serf’s Parish Church, Edinburgh, on 23 July 1966.  Derek’s father was born on 3 February 1908 and died of liver cancer.  His mother was Jean Blake Anderson, born on 26 October 1907, died 11 April ???.  Brenda’s father was George Henry Rayburn Graham, born 1927, died 1975.  Her mother was Jessie McKay Oswald, who died in October 1991.

 

Gemma and Graham run their own business selling and maintaining veterinary and dental equipment (autoclaves and the like), working in the UK and Ireland.  They live in Biggar, Scotland.



[1] The church was a wooden hut at the corner of Wood Street and Theydon Avenue.  See: http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/wsc/docs/CatholicChurch.html.  Father Golston, who wrote the piece on the website, officiated at my grandparents’ marriage.

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