Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Jackson, Abraham
JACKSON, ABRAHAM (1589–1646?), divine, born in 1589, was son of a Devonshire clergyman. He matriculated at Oxford from Exeter College on 4 Dec. 1607 (Oxf. Univ. Reg., Oxf. Hist. Soc., vol. ii. pt. ii. p. 299); graduated B.A. in 1611; became chaplain to the Lords Harington of Exton, Rutland; and proceeded M.A. when chaplain of Christ Church in 1616 (ib. vol. ii. pt. iii. p. 303). In 1618 he was lecturer at Chelsea, Middlesex. On 18 Sept. 1640 he was admitted prebendary of Peterborough (Le Neve, Fasti, ed. Hardy, ii. 546), and apparently died in 1645–6.
Jackson wrote: 1. ‘Sorrowes Lenitive; an Elegy on the Death of John, Lord Harrington,’ 8vo, London, 1614. In dedicating it to Lucy, countess of Bedford, and Lady Anne Harington, Jackson observes that he has addressed them before in a similar work. 2. ‘God's Call for Man's Heart,’ 8vo, London, 1618. 3. ‘The Pious Prentice … wherein is declared how they that intend to be Prentices may rightly enter into that calling, faithfully abide in it,’ &c., 12mo, London, 1640.
[Wood's Athenæ Oxon. ed. Bliss, ii. 267–8; Bodleian Libr. Cat.]