Diane's descendancy through five generations of women leads back to Esther Jackson of Grewelthorpe near Ripon. Her father, William Jackson, born in 1758 in the Masham area, left an interesting will and codicils when he died in 1838 and this has led to our researching his property transactions in Grewelthorpe and to attempts to reconstitute the Jackson families from their base in nearby Masham and its environs. Esther married Robert Watson in 1826 but his birth and death are so far undiscovered. This family seem to have gone from riches to rags in a short time and their daughter Esther WATSON, my granny's granny has provided some interesting challenges with her tendency to be economical with the truth where her age was concerned!