William JACKSON 
- Born: Abt 1744
- Marriage (1): Mary HEARN  on 26 Dec 1762 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS
- Died: Aft 1774
The publisher William Craighton died in 1761, and the newspaper and printing business continued under his sister, Elizabeth Craighton, and nephew, William Jackson. Jackson bought out Elizabeth Craighton's interest in 2 Sep 1769, but in the 1770s he ran into financial difficulties, joined the East India Company, enlisted with Clive in India and was never heard of again.
Robert Pilsey did on the 9 July 1765 sign an indenture of apprenticeship with William Jackson, as a printer the date of his duty was 11 August 1765 and the term of his apprenticeship was for seven years at a fee of L40.
Ref: I/R 1/55 thegenealogist.com
Jackson, William, printer, Ipswich, Suffolk 1774. Bankrupt: GM Nov 1774.
William is not mentioned in the Will dated 1776 of his Aunt Elizabeth Craighton
Along with the newspaper, (Ipswich Journal) Bagnall printed and published a few local books, including John Kirby's Suffolk Traveller in 1735. Bagnall continued publishing the paper for almost twenty years, until his business was taken over by William Craighton in 1739. Craighton restored the original title of the newspaper (Bagnall had re-titled it the Ipswich Gazette) and got a new type-face for it. The format and content remained much the same. Craighton published several books, the industry having picked up pace since the 1720s and 1730s. Among his publications were Kirby's Historical Account, and the first edition of the Method of Perspective. Craighton died in 1761, and the newspaper and printing business continued under his sister, Elizabeth Craighton, and nephew, William Jackson.
William Jackson of Red Cross Alley and Jewin Streets, London in 1733 advertising - printer who together with Bagnall of the Ipswich newspapers were the sole sellers of a certain paper.
William married Mary HEARN  [MRIN: 2079], daughter of Capt Thomas HEARN Snr  and Ann CLEMENTS , on 26 Dec 1762 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS. The marriage ended in separation. (Mary HEARN  was christened on 21 Aug 1744 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS and died after Jan 1787.)