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I am hoping that someone may be able to add to this. I know next to nothing. It seems that this Henry JACKSON likely died when he was involved in the siege of Cork.
Sharon Oddie Brown. December 3, 2011

 

Henry Jackson will notes: June 26, 1690

 

In the name of God Amen. I Henry Jackson[1] of Dublin in the parish of St. Peter's[2] in the Kingdom of Ireland being God be praised in sound and perfect health and remembrance but knowing the frailty of all mankind and being shortly by God’s grace to enter into a battle in the service of their Majesties of Great Britain against our ffrench Enemies Doe ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following Viz: First and principally I commit my soul under the hands of God Almighty no matter hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my only Savior to receive free pardon of my sins and as for my pay due to me for my service in their Majesties [ship the [S?]] and all other my goods and chattels whatsoever I give and bequeath to John [Horst?] in the County of Cork in the parish of Kingsaile[3] in the kingdom of Ireland above said [Mariner?] making him sole executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have thereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of June in the second year of the reign of our [Sovereign] King William and Queen Mary over England Anno Domine 1690: Henry Jackson: signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Wm Martin[4] William [Alcock?][5] Thomas [Bollton][6].

Probated February 6, 1691. [I can’t decipher the names here amongst all the Latin phraseology – Dorfort may be one of them]



[1] Henry JACKSON (died between June 26 1690 and February 6, 1691). It seems that he fought for King William and Queen Mary, possibly as a mariner – if I have decoded the script correctly.

[2] St. Peter, Dublin. There was a Henry JACKSON buried in 1764, who may be related, but there were no burials for a Henry JACKSON registered there in the six months between the date of the will (June 26, 1690) and the probate (February 6, 1691).

[3] I suspect that this is Kinsale, Co. Cork. It is a seaport in the Parish of Kinsale as well as Ringcurran, each in the Barony of Kinsale. I do not know what the connection to Cork may be. There were JACKSONs there in the 1600s – specifically Lodowick JACKSON and a Thomas JACKSON who leads to the Strettle JACKSON line. Another earlier sighting of the name Henry Jackson is likely related:

·        History of Bandon: Henry Jackson, sworn at a court holden the 20th day of October, 1630, by the provost, for the freedom, at the sign of the Star, in manner following, vid.- At the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christ, hath paid the fee at the Feast of Easter here next following, to the said provost, to the use of the corporationhttp://www.paulturner.ca/Ireland/Cork/HOB/hob-4.htm

[4] William MARTIN

[5] William ALCOCK?

[6] Thomas BOLTON?

 

 

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