He was the son of William Jackson of Macclesfield in England, and Mary Judith Walrond. He was educated at Codrington College Barbados and ordained in 1834. After a curacy at Holy Trinity, Trinidad, he held incumbencies in St Vincent and Barbados. From 1846 to 1860 he was Chaplain to the Forces when he ascended to the Episcopate. He resigned through ill health in 1879. He died at home in Ealing. Jackson's son, the Revd William became Rector of Exeter College, Oxford.
- Obituary- The Bishop Of Antigua The Times Tuesday, 26 Nov 1895; pg. 6; Issue 34744; col C
- The Bishopric Of Antigua The Times Tuesday, 3 Apr 1860; pg. 9; Issue 23584; col C
- Debrett (1865). Illustrated peerage, and titles of courtesy, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. p. 386. Retrieved 18 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Genealogies of Barbados Families: From Caribbeana and the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Genealogical Publishing Com. 1983. pp. 575–. ISBN 978-0-8063-1004-6. Retrieved 18 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
- New York Times
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