Summary

A nephew of Lewis Phillips, he married Pepys’ sister Pall on 28 March 1667.

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Pauline  •  Link

John Jackson
from L&M Companion, info to be non-spoiler as of Aug. 1661:
...of Ellington, close by Brampton--a man 'of no education nor discourse' (ix.56) who had since his father's death in 1652 been farming the land at Parsonage Farm, together with some fields he had inherited in copyhold. He had also inherited from his stepbrother (?brother-in-law) Robert Ensum the 'Tiled House' in Ellington and between 20 and 30 scattered acres of pasture in the parish--all in the hands of tenants....

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Picking up the L&M Companion piece on John Jackson:

... But he was a poor manager, and soon after his marriage [March 1668] was in trouble with his landlord, Peterhouse, Cambridge. Pall had virtually to take over his affairs, from time to time consulting her brother John, and after John's death [March 1677], Pepys himself. At the same time she was bringing up two sons and looking after her father, who lived with her after his wife's death in 1667.

In 1677 they all left Ellington and went to live in the Pepys family house as Brampton. Pepys, believing that Jackson was "not made ... of stuff capable of any amendment" thought of buying some of the Ellington land from Peterhouse and settling it on Pall and her sons, leaving Jackson with a small annuity.

But in September 1680, before the arrangements could be made, Jackson died leaving debts and chaos.

A few weeks later old John Pepys died, and Pepys had no choice but to go to Brampton and spend several unhappy weeks sorting out the affairs of the Ellingham and Brampton estates.

In the end he provided Pall with an allowance from the Brampton estates.

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