Capt. John Jekyll R.N.
1776 - 1839

 Relationship to me: Great Great Great Great Uncle Gen -5
 Born: 1776
 Died: 14th Feb 1839
 Age 63  
 Father:      Rev John Jekyll 1739 - 1777
 Mother: Elizabeth, dau of Nathaniel Webb of Roundhill Grange, Charlton Musgrove, Somerset d. 1797.
 Brothers: Thomas, bapt 16 Oct 1769 at Evercreech. b. 1769 died young?
  Nathaniel, Captain, 43rd Foot c.1775 - 1826 (d.s.p.)
  George c.1776 - 1843
 Sisters: Jane 1767 - 1843
  Anne d. 1785 d.s.p.
 Married: Lucinda Jane, dau of Thomas Storie of Camberwell, m. 31 Jan 1799 d. 1851
 Children: John, of Ambers-sur-Loire, France. b. circa 1800
  William Frederick, Lieutenant, 6th Foot d. unmarried 28 Dec 1846
  Joseph Henry Storie d. 20 Aug 1860
  Lucinda Elizabeth, of Wincanton and 26 Bryanston Square, London d. unmarried 15 Mar 1834
  Sophia Storie (m. Henry King Armstrong) 1807 - 1874

Notes: * Information on Capt. John Jekyll R.N. comes from with the permission of its webmaster, Jeremy Archer. If this website is inaccessible, the information from it can be found at this link. Jeremy's webpage reports the following about Capt. John Jekyll:

John, Captain, R.N., of Roundhill House in the parish of Wincanton, Somerset and later of 34 Avenue de Neuilly, Paris, bapt 7 Jan 1776 at Kingsthorpe, joined the Royal Navy as a Captain’s servant on H.M.S. Pegasus on 25 May 1790, appointed Lieutenant on 2 Dec 1796, Commander from 21 Mar 1812, m. 31 Jan 1799 at St. Giles’s, Camberwell, Lucinda Jane, dau of Thomas Storie of Camberwell. She d. 1812 and he d. 14 Feb 1839, aged 64, in Paris (P.C.C. will dated 6 Jul 1815 and proved 6 Apr 1839) having had issue:

a. John, of Ambers-sur-Loire, France, b. circa 1800, educ University College, Oxford.
b. William Frederick, Lieutenant, 6th Foot, educ Blundell’s, d. unmarried 28 Dec 1846 at Shirley, near Southampton, Hampshire.
c. Joseph Henry Storie, of 46 York Terrace, Regent’s Park, London and Millbrooke, Southampton, educ Blundell’s, m. 30 Jun 1834 at St. James’s, Westminster, Clara Amelia, dau of Edmond Hooke of Mulbarton, Norfolk and his wife Naomi, dau of William Gerrard of Catton, Norfolk. He d. 20 Aug 1860 at Weston, near Bath and she d. 22 Jan 1872 (Will dated 5 Sep 1871 and proved 13 Feb 1872) at 46 York Terrace having had issue:
d. Lucinda Elizabeth, of Roundhill House, Wincanton and 26 Bryanston Square, London, d. unmarried 15 Mar 1834 at Berne, Switzerland (P.C.C. will dated 26 Jul 1833 and proved 12 May 1834).
e . Sophia Storie, m. 9 Sep 1834 at St. James’s, Westminster, Henry King Armstrong and d. 1874 having had issue.

Further information about Capt John Jekyll is provided in an obituary to Edwin Henry Armstrong Newman (who died in 1915) which states that "The deceased's great grandfather was Captain Jekyll R.N., an old shipmate of King William IV, and was always at court with the old King. Had the King lived a few months longer he would have had his suite of apartments at Hampton Court as a reward for the services he rendered his country. He was the inventor of the first lifeboat and ship's pumps, which were taken up by the Navy, also gun carriages that have only been superseded within the last 35 years. Captain Jekyll had to sell his estate at Roundhill, Somerset, to cover the expenses of his inventions and went to live in Paris where he died. His daughter married Henry King Armstrong MD. She was the late Edwin Henry Armstrong Newman's grandmother."


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