from 1066, when Rolande de Jacques was one of the knights who attended King William The Conqueror at the battle of Hastings (see Doomsday Book). The family continued to be of much consideration in Sussex and Suffolk.
Sir Richard Jaques, as the name was then called, was the head of the family in the county of York.
In 1503 Sir Roger Jaques, Lord of Elvington, was made mayor of York.
Henry Jaques was the first to settle in America.
He came to Newbury, Mass., in 1640, in company with Benjamin Woodridge.
Samuel Jaques, the sixth from Henry, and the subject of this sketch, was born September 1, 1777, in Wilmington, Mass. He married Harriett Whittemore.
In 1814 Colonel Samuel Jaques came to Charlestown, and here he was engaged in the West India goods business, being one of the firm of Jaques & Stanley.
He was also inspector-general of hops, and interested largely in the exportation of this article.
Colonel Jaques, at first major, acquired his title by long service in the militia,