Jessup Family History

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This page will have links to articles and family tree information on the family of James Jessup and his wife Frances who emigrated to Australia with their children in1856. It concerns especially the families of the their two sons Alfred and Walter who moved from Melbourne and settled in Scottsdale district of Tasmania from 1868, and the families to whom they were related through marriage and ancestry. For beginnings see Thompson and Featherstone.

The family of origin of James Jessup at Kenninghall, Norfolk is given in a temporary page prepared to answer inquiries from descendants of the same family in Tasmania and Victoria.

Recent research 2005: see Richard Olding Cummins

For John Thompson see his origin in Lancashire and two reports on his military service John Thompson, his military discharge, birth and service record and his later family and life in Tasmania.