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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:26 pm 
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Taken from "A Lancashire Township. The History of Briercliffe-with-Extwistle". Roger Frost

Jackwell, literally means ‘well on vacant land’, but the name could refer to the possibility that the land had been farmed for some time and then left unused for some time. This is an instance when a name has come from local dialect, for ‘jack’ is a northern word for ‘something not in use, lying fallow, unproductive’. We still use the word when making a resolution not to work as in ‘jacking it in’. I suppose that the name Jackwell could also refer to a useless or unreliable well.

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Taken from "Walks in a Lancashire Township. No.1 The Villages of Briercliffe". Roger Frost and Malcolm Higgin
Jackwell House is at the top of Tennyson Street. It was formerly a farm with land reaching to the River Don almost a mile away.

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thanks for the info Mel ..

I'm interested in Jackwell House as my grt.grt. grandfather, his wife and children were resident at Jackwell house for a number of years ..

my ancestors include th Halstead family ...

from the 1881 census:

Dwelling Jack Well House
Census Place Briercliffe Cum Extwistle, Lancashire, England

James HALSTEAD Head M Male 56 Briercliffe, Lancashire, England Farmer Of 27 1/2 Acres
Martha HALSTEAD Wife M Female 53 Marsden, Lancashire, England Farmers Wife
Ann HALSTEAD Daur U Female 25 Briercliffe, Lancashire, England Cotton Weaver
Jane HALSTEAD Daur U Female 23 Briercliffe, Lancashire, England Cotton Weaver
Hartley HALSTEAD Son U Male 19 Briercliffe, Lancashire, England Joiner & Builder
William HALSTEAD Son U Male 17 Briercliffe, Lancashire, England Stone Mason
James HALSTEAD(2) Son U Male 14 Briercliffe, Lancashire, England Farmers Son


My grt.grandfather was James Halstead(2) - he left England in the 1890's with his new wife .. and went Canada where he farmed for a short while .. by the early 1900's james had had enough of the harsh Canadian weather and migrated to Victoria Australia ..

Perhaps others have more info?

btw - good luck with your Briercliffe Society Forum




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There is a picture of Jackwell House on the main site at http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Photo%20Archive/Briercliffe%20Buildings/Jackwell%20House.htm

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Hi,

thankyou very much for posting the picture of Jackwell House ...

wonderful stuff , imagining the ancestors living in this building.

best wishes to all

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We have a new image of Jackwell House Farm. It cropped up in the slides I am currently scanning http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... 20Farm.htm

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Jackwell House proves to be a comforting landmark on each of the censuses that I've been going through!


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