Colonel Sir John Jacob, 3rd Bt

John Jacob was unfortunate in that his inheritance was lost due to his grandfather handing over large mounts of money to King Charles I and never being paid back. He was the 3rd Baronet, of West Wratting, Cambridgeshire. He entered the army and served for 17 years, during which time he was appointed colonel of Hastings' Foot on 13 Mar 1695. He fought in Ireland, at the battle of the Boyne, and at Cork and Kinsale. He was wounded at Killiecrankie. He married Catherine Barry and they had 4 children. Sir John died on 31 Mar 1740 and was buried at Withersfield, Suffolk.

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