Sir Thomas JACKSON Bart 
- Born: 4 Jun 1841, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim
- Marriage (1): Amelia Lydia DARE  on 18 Sep 1871 in H M B Legation Yokohama Japan
- Died: 21 Dec 1915, In Bank of Hong Kong 9 Gracechurch St LND aged 74
- Buried: Jackson Family Plot Creggan Graveyard
Sir Thomas was one time Chairman of Directors of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Chairman of Imperial Bank of Persia, Director of the London County and Westminister Bank.
Sir Thomas Jackson.
Funeral at Stansted
The funeral of Sir Thomas Jackson took place at the Stansted Parish Church on December the 24th, the interior having many flowers and the Coffin being covered with many wreaths and other floral mementos. The Coffin was born by the butler and other employees of the estate. The service, which was conducted by the vicar, the Reverend E. Goodchild, was choral. Those who had arrived by the train from Liverpool Street were met at the village station by motors and taken to the church. The company included:
Captain Julius Jackson (son), who was severely wounded in September 1914, and Mrs Julius Jackson, Lieutenant Russell Jackson RGA (son), Major A. M. Tabor, 3rd. Hussars, and Mrs Tabor (daughter); Mrs Lloyd, wife of Lieutenant Colonel Lloyd, Lancashire Fusiliers; Mrs Raymond Marker, widow of Lieutenant Colonel R. J. Marker DSO., Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action in November, 1914; and Miss P. St. F. Jackson (daughters), Sir Thomas's eldest son, the new Baronet, Major Thomas Dare Jackson, MVO DSO, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) (now temporary Brigadier General), and his youngest son, Lieutenant C. S. Jackson Coldstream Guards, who has also been wounded, were unable to attend, both being on active service in France.
Others present were: Mr G. Brown, Mr B. Gilmour, Mr G. F. Wright, and Mr Jack McCullagh (nephews), Mr JRM Smith, Sir Walter Gilbey, Lord Blyth, Hon Herbert Blyth, Lady Cameron, Sir Fielding Clarke, Mr Gershom Stewart MP, Mr Murray Stuart, Mr J. Annan Bryce M. P. Mr A. M. Townsend, Sir Carl and Lady Meyer, Sir Charles Addis, Mr H. E. R. Hunter, Mr J Lyall, Sir John McLeavy Brown, Mr J C Peter, Mr W. Irvine Rowell, CMG, Mr P. Hendry, and Mr G. Little.
A memorial service was held at the Parish Church of All Hallows, Lombard Street, EC at 12 noon. The service was choral, the hymns and 90th Psalm being finely rendered by the choir . At the close of the service the Dead March in Saul was impressively rendered by the organist. The service was well attended by old friends of Sir Thomas, the company present including:
Lady Addis, Lieutenant T. Addis, Miss Addis, Mr A. G. Angier, Lord Inchcape, Mr G. W. Jamieson, CMG, Mr E. M. Janion, Mr and Mrs H D C Jones, Mr M. C. Kirkpatrick, Mr J MacLennan, H. E. the Persian Minister, Viscount St Aldwyn, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Seymour, Mr T. H. Whitehead, Mr H. C. Wilcox (representing China Association) and Mr A. G. Wood.
In addition to the particulars given in our last issue, we (L. and C Express) may note that Sir Thomas went to the East in 1864 to Agra and Mastermans Bank. Two years later he joined the Hong Kong and Shanghai bank of which he became successively accountant at Shanghai, manager at Hankow and Yokohama, and sub-manager at head office in 1870. Two other appointments took place in Yokohama, and then he came home on short leave, being acting manager in the London office. On returning to Hong Kong he became chief manager in 1876. It may be noted that the reserve fund of the bank then stood at $100,000; today it is $33,000,000. In 1884 Sir Thomas was instrumental in founding the Savings Bank in the Colony, the Hongkong Bank carrying out the work and receiving deposits. Although he retired from the East in 1889 and again in 1891, and became London manager, he was induced on both occasions to return to China to assist the bank in tiding over a financial crisis. It was not until some years later that he came home finally and took up the post of chairman of the London Committee.
Ref: The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 31 January 1916, Page 10
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Thomas married Amelia Lydia DARE  [MRIN: 455], daughter of George Julius DARE R.N.  and Sarah Shrieve PARKE , on 18 Sep 1871 in H M B Legation Yokohama Japan. (Amelia Lydia DARE  was born on 2 Feb 1851 in Singapore and died on 10 Apr 1944 in Herringfleet Hall Lowestoft.)