IPSWICH’S PROCLAMATION FOR KING GEORGE IV

3rd February 1820

 

1820, after the death of King George the Third, Simon Jackaman, as Town Clerk had an important role to play in Ipswich during The Proclamation ceremony:

On the 3rd February 1820, between 12 and 1 o’clock, the body corporate of Ipswich assembled at the Town Hall for the purpose of proclaiming, and swearing allegiance to George the Fourth, as King of the United Kingdom, etc. The Proclamation was first read from the steps of the Town Hall, by Simon Jackaman, Esq. Town Clerk, the worshipful the Bailiffs, and the perspective officers of the Corporation, attending in their robes.

Simon Jackaman, born 1772, Ipswich, was a solicitor and attorney at law, of Ipswich. Simon was a Common Council Man, in the true ‘Blue’ interest, he was appointed coroner, river officer, bailiff, and Town Clerk.

 Benjamin Brame Mayor 1836 later married Ann Jackaman, sister to Simon Jackaman.

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