William Jacomb (1795-1868)

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William Jacomb was a Huddersfield solicitor.

He served as the Clerk of the Commissioners of the Holme Reservoirs and represented them at the inquest into the failure of the Bilberry Reservoir embankment in February 1852.


He was born on 15 April 1795 in London.

He married Emma Maria Wilhelmina Dobson on 18 February 1826 at All Hallows, Almondbury. The couple had 8 known children:

  • Emma Jacomb (1826-1908)
  • Frederick William Jacomb (1828-1893)
  • Rosamond Jacomb (1830-1874)
  • Agnes Jacomb (1833-1904)
  • Amy Mary Jacomb (c.1833-1916)
  • Florence Jacomb (1835-1889)
  • Herbert Edward Jacomb (c.1837-1924)
  • Ernest Jacomb (1844-1876)

He died on 9 April 1868 at West Malvern, Worcester.