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Name: Katherine Jackson

Burial Number: 1047

Gender: Female

Distinction: Daughter of Rector

Born: 00/11/1850

Died: 4/9/1921

Buried: 07/09/1921


Katherine Maria Jackson was born in Alveston, Warwickshire, she was baptised at Billesley, where her father, Francis George Jackson, was Rector, on 17th November 1850. Her mother was Maria Margaretta nee Fortescue, 39yrs. Katherine had 3 sisters, Mary Cordelia b.1845, Georgiana Frances b. 1846, and Henrietta Jane b. 1849. Katherine and her sisters spent much of their childhood at the Manor House, Alveston, home of their grandparents, Rev. Francis Fortescue Knottisford and his wife, Maria. They were a family of great wealth and the Manor House employed 10 house servants, including a butler, footman, and 4 nursemaids. In 1861 Katherine’s father was Curate at Eardington, Shropshire, and the family lived there, the girls being taught by a governess. The family moved again when Katherine was in her twenties, living at North Lodge, Winkfield, Berkshire, a substantial house in Windsor Forest, where they remained for over 20 years, the sisters never married. Their father died in 1886 and Katherine, her sisters, and widowed mother, continued to live at North Lodge until 1906 when their mother died, aged 96yrs. The girls lived the rest of their lives on private means as they had inherited over two million pounds, (2019 value) from their parents.
Henrietta, Georgiana and Katherine, then moved to Manor Road, Worthing, where they named their house, Alveston, after their birthplace. Katherine died there on 4th September 1921, aged 70yrs. Probate was granted to the London County Westminster and Parr’s Bank. Effects £11266 19s 5d. Value 2019 – £546K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 20

Exact Location (what3words): grow.encounter.from

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Katherine Maria Jackson

Gender: Female

Born: 00/11/1850

Town: Unknown

County: Warwickshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 4/9/1921

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Alveston

Address line 2: 62

Address line 3: Manor Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £11266 19 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £546000

Census Information


The Manor House, Alveston, Warwickshire. Francis F. Knottisford, 78yrs, Rector of Billesley, wife, Maria F., 75yrs, daughter, Maud Knottisford, 40yrs, 4 granddaughters, Mary 5, Georgiana 4, Henrietta 2, Katherine 5 months, 2 grandsons, George Fortescue 3, Vincent Fortescue 2, plus 10 domestic servants.


Living at The Parsonage, Eardington, Bridgenorth, Shropshire. Francis G. Jackson, 47yrs, Curate, Henrietta 12, Katherine 10, plus 6 domestic servants.


Living at North Lodge, Winkfield, Berkshire. Francis Jackson, 57yrs, Landowner and Clergyman without care of souls, wife, Maria, 60yrs, Henrietta 22, Katherine 20, nephew, John Fortescue 28, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at North Lodge, Winkfield, Berkshire. Francis Jackson, 67yrs, Clergyman, wife, Maria, 70yrs, Georgiana 34, Henrietta 32, Katherine 30, plus 4 domestic servants.


Living at North Lodge, Winkfield, Berkshire. Maria F. Jackson, widow, 81yrs, Georgiana 44, Henrietta 42, Katherine 40, each of independent means, plus 4 domestic servants.


Living at North Lodge, Winkfield, Berkshire. Maria F. Jackson, widow, 91yrs, Georgiana 54, Henrietta 51, Katherine 50, each of independent means, plus 4 domestic servants.


Living at Alveston, Manor Road, Worthing. Georgiana F. Jackson, 64, Henrietta J. Jackson, 62, Katherine M. Jackson, 60, each of independent means, visitor, Alice Stein, 35yrs, plus a Sick Nurse and 2 domestic servants.


Living at Alveston, Manor Road, Worthing. Georgiana F. Jackson, Hd. 74yrs, single, Home Duties, sisters, Katherine Maria, 70yrs, single, and Mary Cordelia, 75yrs, single, boarder, Agnes Clara Passmore, 56yrs, plus cook and parlourmaid.

Miscellaneous Information

Alveston Manor - the family home in Georgina's early years

The Manor House, Alveston, was held by the Church of Worcester from the 10th to 16th Centuries. The Manor came into the King’s hands at the Dissolution and in 1562 Queen Elizabeth 1 granted the Manor to two legal agents of the Inner Temple who sold it a few weeks later for £1007. It was owned by various aristocrats until the mid-1700s when it came into the Knottisford family. It was then inherited by Francis Fortescue (then a minor) 1773-1859 on condition that he added ‘Knottisford’ to his name. The Reverend Francis Fortescue Knottisford lived there until his death in 1859. (Knottisford was often spelt Knottesford). His great-grandson, the Reverend J.N. Knottisford-Fortescue (who reversed the 2 names) later sold the Manor House and today it is the Manor House Hotel, Alveston, near Stratford upon Avon. Under a massive cedar tree to the rear of the house, the first performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is reputed to have taken place.