James Sligo Jameson

James Sligo Jameson

Male 1856 - 1888  (32 years)

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  • Name James Sligo Jameson 
    Born 17 Aug 1856  Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Aug 1888  Bangala, Belgium Congo (Now Congo Repubic) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Probate 23 Feb 1889  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Probate 7 Feb 1890  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I199  Whiskey-Jamesons

    Father Andrew Jameson,   b. 18 Sep 1812, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1872, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Margaret Cochrane,   b. 1807, Strandhill, Co. Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1856, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1852  County Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel Durand,   b. 21 May 1864, Simla, Simla Hills District, Punjab, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1933  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Jan 1885  St George's, Hanover Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gladys Jameson,   b. Abt 1886, St Leonards, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933  (Age ~ 47 years)
     2. James Algernon Durand Jameson,   b. 30 Oct 1887, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1964, Chanctonbury, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    James Sligo Jameson (1856-1890)
    James Sligo Jameson (1856-1890)

  • Notes 
    • A great naturalist and explorer, who discovered the river sources of the Umnati and Umfali in South Africa and he later joined the expeditions of famous explorer Mr. Stanley for the relief of the Emin Pasha. (He was a collector of insects and arachnids in Africa.) "The Collection of Butterflies, made by the late Mr. James S. Jameson during the Expedition undertaken for the relief of Emin Pasha, has been submitted to us, Godman & Salvin (1890), by Mrs. Jameson for determination. The collection contains about 218 specimens belonging to 132 species. So far as we can now determine, it was formed either in the valley of the Lower Congo between Matadi and Stanley Pool, or at the camp at Yambuya on the Aruwimi river. The very adverse conditions under which the specimens were collected and the subsequent treatment they must have undergone after Mr. Jameson's death account for the smallness of the collection, as from some of the notes in the foregoing diary it is evident that many more specimens must have been preserved than ever reached Mrs. Jameson's hands." James explored land of Matebelis; also Montana; back in Africa with Stanley, he witnessed a cannibal banquet in Upper Congo, and was accused by Stanley of instigating it (Times, 8 Nov. 1890). A diary of the Emin Pasha expedition has been published

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Birth Record.
      SR Births # 465/00 0207
      National Records of Scotland

    2. [S25] Wills & Probate, p.329, 1889.
      England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

    3. [S25] Wills & Probate, p.367, 7 Feb 1890.
      Calendars of Wills and Administratore, 1858-1922 - The National Archives of Ireland

    4. [S23] Marriage Record.
      "Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898," index
      FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGXW-N67), Andrew Jameson and Margaret Cochrane, 04 Mar 1852; citing Calry, Sligo, Ire, reference 2:3PT79FB; FHL microfilm 101,341