John Bland Jameson (1864-1954)

jbjJohn Bland Jameson - was born October 9, 1864 in Bury, Heywood, Lancashire, England, the ninth child and youngest son of Joseph Bland and Rebecca (Dearden) Jameson, of Heywood Hall, Lancashire and Armathwaite, Cumberland. His paternal grandfather was Reverend Joseph Bland Jameson, curator at the chancellery in Bury, Heywood. The family was also involved in the booming cotton industry in the mid nineteenth century. John Bland Jameson was educated at the Rossall school as a young man and later at Edinburgh University, in Scotland.

A medically trained military soldier who served in India and in World War One, before retiring. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Medical Service (I.M.S.), served North West Frontier, India, 1887-8 (dispatches), Tirah Campaign 1897-8 (Clasp), Great War (WWI) 1914=19 (dispatches), for which he was awarded the C.I.E. in 1919. Member of the Naval and Military Club.

John married Charlotte Ethel Jones, the daughter of Benjamin William Jones, of Leamington, Warwickshire; July 17, 1900 in St. Marks Church in Milverton, Warwickshire, England. They had one son, John Bland Jameson, Jr., who was born in 1915.

John Bland Jameson was granted the use of the coat of arms described here on the upper right hand page, sometime after 1920, including it's motto "Acta non verba" = Acton not words.

Y-DNA test, associated with this family, #: None Known



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