Facts and Events
It is highly recommended that the reader see article concerning Robert's wives by Harry Macy Jr., "Robert Jackson's Wives and Children", in New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, "The Record", Vol 131, #1, pgs 6-10, Jan 2000. An excerpt follows:
"The idea that Robert Jackson's wife was Agnes Washburn derives from two documents. Court testimony in 1659 regarding William Washburn's will establishes that Jackson was married to Washburn's daughter (without giving her name), and Jackson's own 1683 will names a wife Agnes. What the creators of "Agnes Washburn" failed to notice was that the court testimony clearly states that Jackson's wife was deceased. . . "
Mr. Macy goes on to make the argument that it is very likely that Robert was married in England prior to coming to the Colonies, and that this first wife's name is unknown. He probably married William Washburn(e)'s daughter but her given name is not known. Later he married the widow Agnes Puddington, maiden name unknown. Mr. Macy is a distinguished genealogist and his conclusions are worthy of study.
Date of marriage estimated from date of children's births.