Spring 2021

Rowland Hart Jackson obituary

Former solicitor to Sir John Fisher, Rowland Hart Jackson, died peacefully at his home in Ulverston on 14th February 2021, aged 82.

Born in Ulverston in 1938, Rowland joined the family firm of solicitors, Hart Jackson & Sons and became the solicitor to Sir John and Lady Maria Fisher, helping them to set up the Sir John Fisher Foundation in 1980. Rowland served as a trustee of the Foundation until November 2019, maintaining a deep interest in the affairs of the Company as well as those who worked for it and the local community.

Rowland helped steer the Sir John Fisher Foundation in its journey to becoming a major funder of charitable causes, many local to Barrow and the Furness Peninsula which he knew so well, but also with particular interests in education, where he enjoyed the links that he had helped establish with the Universities of Lancaster and Cumbria, and in medicine and the arts.

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