Jackson, John, Dd
Jackson, John, D.D.
an English prelate, was born in London, February 22, 1811. After studying at the Reading School, under Dr. Richard Valpy, he entered Pembroke College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1833, in the first class in classics. He was appointed to the head-mastership of Islington Grammar-school in 1836. In 1846 he was made rector of St. James's Church, Piccadilly, an appointment which soon made widely known his qualities as a preacher of singularly impressive earnestness and his powers as the administrator of a large and populous district. In 1847 Dr. Jackson was appointed chaplain to the queen, and in 1845, 1850, 1862, and 1866 he was a select preacher at Oxford. In 1852 he was made canon of Bristol. In 1853 he delivered the Boyle lectures in London, and in the same year was made bishop of Lincoln. He was transferred to the see of London, January 4, 1869, and died January 6, 1884. Dr. Jackson published many sermons and charges, and a popular pamphlet on The Sinfulness of Little Sins.