1. RICHARD JACKSON (JAMES HAYTER1) was born 11 Aug 1853 in Queen Charlotte Sound, and died 05 Jan 1919 in Masterton Hospital. He married (1) LETITIA MARIA WOODS 14 Oct 1880 in Greymouth, daughter of THOMAS WOODS and his wife LETITIA HOUNSLOW) . She was born Abt. 1862 in at sea on board ship "Metropolis", and died 05 Sep 1897 in Masterton. He married (2) MARGARET WILLIAMS 01 Mar 1902. She was born in Milton, Otago. He married (3) MARGARET THOMPSON MANNING Bet. 1903 - 1905. She was born Abt. 1874 in Locheee, Scotland, and died 09 Aug 1946 in New Plymouth.
Children of RICHARD JACKSON and LETITIA WOODS are: i. DAISY JACKSON, b. Abt. 1881; d. 30 Jun 1966; m. JAMES WALTER BRUMBY; b. 1876; d. 01 Nov 1945. ii. WILLIAM JAMES JACKSON, b. 18 Oct 1883; d. 18 Dec 1961, Wellington; m. MARGARET RICHALINE DORSET, 18 Oct 1908, Eltham; b. 11 Aug 1883. iii. THOMAS GEORGE JACKSON, b. 13 Apr 1886. iv. ALBERT WOODS JACKSON, b. 28 Apr 1889; d. 18 Aug 1973, Waiheke Island; m. (1) MAUD TOOMEY; b. 1893; d. 14 Jul 1919; m. (2) MARGARET ALLISON MUNRO, 25 Apr 1921, Wanganui; b. Abt. 1894; d. 07 Jan 1963, Tauranga; m. (3) NORA SWINBURNE, 14 Jan 1963, Auckland; b. 12 Aug 1918, Auckland; d. 07 Mar 1999, Calvary Home and Hospital, Hawera. v. PERCIVAL HOUNSLOW JACKSON, b. Abt. 1891; d. 05 Oct 1917, Killed in action, WW I. vi. RUBY OLIVE JACKSON, b. 13 Nov 1895; d. 17 Jul 1963, Christchurch; m. (1) JAMES BURY HODGMAN, 1918, Kaikoura; m. (2) CLAUDE MALCOLM DIXEY, 1960.
Child of RICHARD JACKSON and MARGARET WILLIAMS is:
vii. MARY ROYAL3 JACKSON, b. 22 Nov 1902; d. 14 Jul 1981; m. WALTERJOHN SCOTT, 21 Aug 1945.
Children of RICHARD JACKSON and MARGARET MANNING are:
viii. JESSIE JOAN THOMPSON3 JACKSON, b. 19 Sep 1905; d. 10 Apr 1979; Stepchild; m. COLIN DERBY, 03 Mar 1930; b. 1906, Stratford. ix. ELIZA EVELYN THOMPSON JACKSON, b. 02 Dec 1906, Levin; d. 10 Jul 1982, Hastings; m. ALEXANDER ANDERSON, 03 Sep 1930, New Plymouth; b. 17 Apr 1907, Dundee, Scotland; d. 21 Sep 1940, New Plymouth. x. LILIAN JANE THOMPSON JACKSON, b. 01 Aug 1908, Masterton; d. 07 Dec 1961, New Plymouth Public Hospital; m. KENNETH ARCHIBALD NODDER, 28 Feb 1928, New Plymouth; b. 1904, New Plymouth. xi. EDNA MABEL THOMPSON JACKSON, b. 13 Feb 1911; m. FREDERICK THOMAS MAIN, 1929, Napier; b. 1908, Patea.
He was the third son of James Hayter and Eliza [nee Roil] Jackson and was born at Jacksons Bay, Tory Channel 11th August 1853. He is a mystery Jackson, as little detail is known of his early life.
His Father’s shore based whaling station, was at Jacksons Bay, separated by a small peninsular from the main Te Awaiti valley. In September 1839, when New Zealand Company officials visited Tory Channel, the three Te Awaiti whaling stations were run by Richard Barrett, Joseph Toms, and James Jackson [in Jacksons Bay]. James had up to 20 assistant whalers at his factory and established a permanent home and associated farm. The 1840’s were the boom days of shore based whaling activities, with some operating sporadically into the 1850’s and 60’s. In September 1842 James accompanied Arthur Wakefield on the Nelson Packet to the Collingwood and Takaka areas. to survey land which had been purchased from local Maori. It appears that James did not live continuously at Te Awaiti, as in 1855 he operating a store at Waitohi, which he did not own, however, he had returned to Jacksons Bay on Arapawa Island, by 1857, where he also operated a farm of 40 acres.
These later details indicate that James Jackson may well have reduced his whaling activities by the time that his son, Richard, was born in 1853. It is therefore likely, that Richard, while raised at the whaling station did not see his future in this industry. This viewpoint could be seen as reinforced as he took up a career with the Post Office. Richard is described in later times as an excellent Maori linguist and was a man of good physique, standing well over 6ft [1.8 metres] in height and having an extraordinary breadth of shoulder. These later attributes are typical of the Jackson’s, with his father, James, being some 6’3” tall [1.9 metres] and weighing in at 19 stone [120 Kg’s]
Richard first comes to our attention when he left the area and began employment with the New Zealand Post office, with the following details:-
Date of First appointment Greymouth 1880-1893 Transferred to Wellington 1893-1896 Transferred to Masterton 1896-1918 Retired on compensation 1918
1/2/1880 Lineman Kaikoura 1/3/1880 Lineman Greymouth 1/3/1881 Lineman Bealey 1883-90 Lineman Greymouth 1891 Lineman First Grade Greymouth 1892-96 Lineman First Grade Wellington 1897-1908 Lineman First Grade Masterton 1908-1913 No Record Held 1913-1918 Foreman Lineman Masterton
Richard was employed for sometime on the Christchurch - Greymouth Telephone line over the Otira Gorge to Bealey. He was sent to Masterton to install the first telephone exchange. He dismantled the main North Island line running in the early days through Masterton, via Tinui-Aohanga, and thence around the coast to Napier.
“Lineman Jackson attached to the Masterton Post Office is a modern Hercules. He is considerably above the average height and build and he is strong in proportion to his bulk. Mr Jackson last night rendered good service to the Brigades by using a long ladder to push over burning portions of the State Office which gave every indication of falling.”
Source Wairarapa Daily Times 20/4/1896
The only information that is known of Letitia, is that she was born on the immigrant ship ‘Metropolis’ of 1082 tons, which sailed from Gravesend 4th March 1863 - arriving at Lyttleton with 160 passengers on the 16th June 1863. Immigration lists show a T D Woods, a printer from Oxfordshire and his Wife.