Baptized 20th March 1642 - Died in 1685


A son of Richard Jacob, he was baptized in 1642. His wife, whom he married in 1661, was named Joan. She died in 1690. They had children:

1 John, baptized at Halberton 5th June 1664; living in Ireland in 1720.
2 Richard, baptized 2nd March 1666, buried 10th January 1725.
3 Isaac, baptized at Halberton 8th July 1668. He married Elionor Paulin on 20th February 1693 at Falmouth.
4 Susanna, baptized at Crediton 27th June 1670, and died in Cork 6th ? 1676
5 Joan, baptized at Halberton 6th October 1671. She married John Dixon.
6 Margaret, baptized at Halberton 2nd November 1772. She married ----- Wish.
7 Joseph, born at Cork in 1675, and died at Limerick in 1722. In 1697 he married Phoebe,daughter of Henry and Honor Bludwick.
8 Caleb, born at Cork in 1676, and died in 1725 in Newgarden, Pennsylvania, USA.
9 Thomas, baptized at Cork 8th May 1681, died there 24th October 1703.

He was by profession a cutter. A Quaker, he suffered for his faith.

On 23rd January 1660 he was taken from his work in his master's shop and carried before a Justice who tendered to his oaths and on refusal sent him to the High Gaol at Exeter, in which were about 70 Friends (Quakers).

On 20th November 1661 the Constable of Cullumpton, with one Captain Prowse and a rude rabble following them, came to the meeting there, pulled the Friends from their seats, threw them on the ground and dragged them along the ground; they kept some of them at an inn with a guard of soldiers all night and would not let them have lodging for their money.

The next day they carried them before the Justices who, for their refusal to swear the oath, sent 15 of them to prison, including Richard.

On 26th August 1661, 25 people, including William Jacob of Bampton and Richard Jacob of Halberton, who had met for religious reasons at the house of John Elliott of Collumpton, a constable came to take them by no other warrant than a general order to apprehend strangers. They were not willing to go, whereupon the Constable placed a watch at the door and kept them prisoner in the house for two days. When the justice came to town he sent them to prison for breach of the Conventicle Act. The Constable, in order to carry them to gaol, hired carriages in the neighbourhood; however, their owners, when they heard for which use they were to be applied, refused to let them go, so that the prisoners, having spent four days in the room where they were being kept, were set on horseback and taken to Exeter.

He left Halberton for Cork, Ireland, in 1675.