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NAMES: Samuel JACKSON of Dublin; Leonard JACKSON; Nathaniel JACKSON; Rev. John JACKSON of Skipworth, Yorkshire; Rev. Leonard JACKSON of Tatham, Yorkshire; William JACKSON of Coleraine (wife: Susan BERESFORD and her second husband was John MITCHELBURN); Richard JACKSON of Mary Lane, Dublin; William Robert THORNTON; William EMPSON; W. MADDEN of Kilmon; James HAMILL; Mary GILES; Robert KING; Joseph BAYLEY; Nicholas EVERELL of Coleraine; Sir William HAMILTON; W. WITHERS; Capt. Adam DOWNING of Londonderry (husband of Ann JACKSON). OTHER PLACES: Properties in Co. Monaghan; Co. Cavan; Co. Meath; Dublin City; Clifford, Yorkshire.
Sharon Oddie Brown. December 7, 2009
Updated June12, 2015
Updated June 16, 2016 with info from 1781 deed relating to townlands and their names.
Update June 23, 2017 Footnote #20 - significant info on the Fishamble Street holding.

Update: April 8, 2018 Benthams Abstracts: John JACKSON of Ballyaghy Co. Londonderry Gent. To Elizabeth FARQUHAR als JACKSON wife of John FARQUHAR the Relict – Dorothy ARKWRIGHT (wife of Henry ARKWRIGHT), Ann DOWLING [sic – DOWNING] (wife of Adam D), Elizabeth, Margaret, Alice & Martha JACKSON all the children. 6 Feb 1693


The following transcription is of notes done by Tenison Arthur Groves (abt 1864-1938) on the 1705 will of Samuel Jackson. He completed them before June 1922, that awful day when so much of Ireland’s history went up in smoke, including the original copy of this will. Groves’ notes are part of the Armagh County Museum collection thanks to T.G.F. Paterson (1888 - 1972), and can be found under TGF Paterson ms5. Groves and Paterson were friends – as is evidenced in the probate of Groves’ will:


Groves Tenison Arthur of Kildarton Rectory Armagh county Armagh gentleman died 21 October 1938 Probate Belfast 7 September to Kate Groves spinster and Thomas George Patterson [sic] curator of Armagh Museum. Effects £1048 6s. 8d.


I first read Groves’ notes in 2011. Then in 2015, thanks to the skilled direction of Sean Barden, I encountered TGF Paterson’s Ms #135 which also had a transcription of this will. Thanks to this second notebook, I was able to decode most the words that had evaded me. This new post represents a major update of my earlier work.

1705 Samuel Jackson will
Groves notes on the 1705 will. Shared by permission of the Armagh Museum for use on this page.


Probated Will made 4 Dec 1705 Proved 12 Feb 1705/6.

Samuel JACKSON[1] of Dublin esq.

estate of Ardlonan[2] Co Meath & [Inkerstown[3]], Drakrath[4] &c in Co. Meath & Co. Dublin bought from Trustees of forfeited estates let in Monaghan and Cavan Co.  & Clifford[5] in Yorkshire

to my brother Leonard JACKSON[6] son of my dead brother Nathanial JACKSON[7] of Leeds[8] in Yorkshire & his issue

then to my brother-in-law [Rev] John JACKSON[9] minister of Skipworth[10] in Yorkshire,

[NOTE: There was an arrow here indicating this line above should precede the following line – not the order the lines were in the notes that Groves had done, but the correction is his]

then to my brother [Rev] Leonard JACKSON[11], Rector of Totham[12] in Lancashire


£20 each to nephews Capt W. JACKSON[13] of Coleraine[14] & Richard JACKSON[15]

House in Marys Lane[16] in which I now live.

Houses[17] at Young[18] Castlell[19] & Fishamble St.[20], House in King St.[21] bought from Wm. Robert THORNTON[22].

Nephews Wm. EMPSON[23] of Dublin, W. MADDEN[24] of Kilmon?, Jas HAMILL[25],

Nice [sic] Mary GILES[26]?;

friends Robert KING[27] & Jas BAYLEY[28]; Nicholas EVERELL[29] of Coleraine

Drakrath[30] Castletown more[31] [Drishole[32]] Ardlonan[33]  [Kisk[34]] [?] Orestown[35]

Emlagh[36] Marvelstown[37] Co Meath

Knittstown[38] & Ballyclea[39] Co. Dublin bought from Trustees of Forfeited lands

5 tates of Drumod[40] Latton[41] Meaghan[42] Money[43] & Drumcanon[44] in Co. Monaghan

bought from Hugh ROWLY[45]

3 tates of Drumgola[46] Bratley[47] Lisnagroat[48]Co. Cavan bought from Sir Robt. HAMILTON[49] [Kt.]

estate of Clifford[50] in Yorkshire bt from [W?] WITHERS[51].

Exors Capt Henry ARKWRIGHT[52] of Galway  Capt Adam DOWNING[53] of Londonderry.

Witnesses Chas King[54] Jn Mason[55] Ter Reilly[56] Probt 1-2


TGF Pattersons notes from Manuscript 135 (held at the Armagh Museum)

NOTE: I have used red font to indicate where it adds to or differs from Groves' version. As a result of this added clarity, I have shifted one of the lines of JACKSONs that I had incorrectly ascribed to Rev. Leonard JACKSON.

Per Will 4 Dec 1705 Pd 12 Feb 1705/6

Samuel Jackson of Dublin City Esqre.
Estate of inheritance in Drakrath, Castletownmore,
Drishoe, Ardlonan, Keske & pt of Oristown, Emlagh
& Marvelstown in Co. Meath
Knittstown & Ballyclea bought from trustees in Co. Dublin
5 tates bought from Hugh ROWLEY in Co. Monaghan
called Dromod, Lattin, Meaghan, Money & Drumcanon.
3 tates bought from Sir Robert Hamilton viz –
Drumgola, Bratley & Lisgroat in Co. Cavan.
Also estate of Clifford in Yorkshire bought from
Wm Withers to my nephew William Jackson son of my
Brother Nathanial Jackson of Leeds in Yorkshire decd
& his issue male.

Then to my brother Leonard Jackson, Rector of Tathan [sic Tatham] in
Then to my brother-in-law John Jackson [NOTE: The word "minister" is missing] of Skipworth in
Houses in King St bought from Robert Thornton
Legacies to:
Mr. Nicholas Everell of Coleraine
Nephew Wm Empson of Dublin
Sister Bond
Nephew W. Madden of Killmon [Could this be Killmaconnell, Parish of Macosquin, Coleraine?]
Niece Mrs. Mary Giles Nephew James Hamill
Friends Mr. Robert King & James Bayley
Servant Arthur McAlester.
£20 to nephew Richard Jackson & his wife and houses at
Young, Castell & Fishamble Street & house in which I
Now live in St. Mary’s Lane
£20 to nephew Capt Wm Jackson of Coleraine
Exors  Capt Henry Arkwright of Galway & Capt Adam Downing of Derry.
Wit: Charles King Jn Mason, Ter Reilly
Prob to Exors.

The lands mentioned in this will stayed together over multiple generations and ended up being owned by members of the NORTH family, whose claim to the lands rested on the marriage of Oliver NORTH & Jennet JACKSON. The descriptions have helped to clarify some of the townland names, and the footnotes have been updated to reflect this. June 16, 2016.

ROD: 339-371-229119
1781 Sep 7
Indentured deed between Miles NORTH late of Jackson's Hall in the County of Westmorland and now of the City of Dublin Esq. and Edward NORTH of Bloomfield in Co Dublin Esq. of the other part…. Miles NORTH had levied a fine sur conveyance de droit com ceo [ NOTE : Sur Cognizance De Droit Come Ceo. ... acknowledgment of a former conveyance originally made]; made and provided  unto the said Edward NORTH of all and singular the town and lands  of Knightston otherwise Kingstown otherwise Knitstown, Coleman's Town and Ballycle  otherise Ballanclea otherwise Ballinclea and the Commons belong to Ballincea situate lying and being in the County of Dublin…[also] lands of Castletownmore otherwise Castletownmoore, Ardlonan, Drishoge otherwise Dryshook, [Maxwellstown] Drakeath, Raisk otherwise Reiske otherwise Reuske, Emlough otherwise Emlogh and Oristown situate lying and being in the County of Meath [with all land and appurtenances] …. [also] lands of Lisgrea otherwise Lisgreath otherwise Lisgoath Drumagolan otherwise Drumaghagolan otherwise Drumgola, Brooklany otherwise Brackloney otherwise Bracklonagh otherwise Brally, Drumsamoney, Ashon otherwise Ashain or Asham otherwise Assondrass & Liskerry sitate lying and being  in Co. Cavan with all the appurtenances … [also … Town and lnds of Lattin otherwise Lattone, Dromad otherwise Dromadmoney, Meaghan, Dromconar otherwise Drumcannon otherwise Drumkenan otherwise Shentenagh otherwise Dromkonnan Drenkennan situate lying and being in Co Monaghan with the appurtenances etc…. WITNESS: Will CUTHBERT & Thomas ARMSTRONG both of the City of Dublin clerks to Henry BELAGH of the said City Gent.  NOTE : These lands were initially left by Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706) of Dublin.


[1] Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706), son of Rev. Richard JACKSON (1602-1681) of Kirby Lonsdale, Co. Westmorland, England, and his 1st wife, Dorothy OTWAY (1605- abt 1645). SEE: Rootsweb Family Tree In the records of the London Rolls, in 1656, he was named as a new apprentice with the Draper’s Guild with Robert BELLEW, an upholsterer of Holburn [Westmorland?] as his Master. His apprenticeship was for 8 years and involved a £100 bond.

·       At the time of his death he resided in a house that he owned on Mary Lane, Dublin, with his sister-in-law, Susannah BERESFORD, and her son, his nephew, Richard JACKSON (abt 1656-1730) . Since Richard was widowed in 1698 (Anne BATE 1674-1698), and then he remarried to Elizabeth BOYD, my guess is that he was between wives at the time. We have no date for his 2nd marriage, but it was his son Richard JACKSON (1722-1787) who founded the Forkhill Trust.

·        The number of houses owned or leased by Samuel Jackson in Dublin – many mentioned in this will - makes it appear that he was a property developer of sorts. Many properties were in the Oxmantown area, which was being newly developed at the time. Many were only blocks away from the Linen Hall.

·        He became the second member of Parliament representing Coleraine, Londonderry in the Irish House of Commons from 1695-1703. .Another source has slightly different facts: Samuel Jackson. MP of Coleraine MP in the Irish Parliament born by Aug 1674. Appointed Aug 1695. Served to 1699. Died: 19 Jan 1706 SOURCE: Irish House of Commons 1692-1800.

·        He died January 19, 1706. SOURCE: Announcements In Impartial Occurrences, JAN. 1705—FEB. 1706 by H. F. MORRIS, LL.B., M.A., PH.D. 4. Tues. 15-19 Jan 1706. [page 189 of The Irish Genealogist Vol 5, No 2, 1975.]  ... This morning Sam Jackson Esq. died, 'tis said he was worth £30,000 which he left to his two nephews. About half an hour after, Madam Mitchelburn, sister to the said Jackson, died in the same house. [FOOTNOTE to this article: Richard Mitchelburne, Dublin, gent, whose will is dated 31 Jan. 1715 (Eustace, Registry of Deeds Dublin, Abstracts of Wills, vol. I, p. 79), was married to Mary Jackson; she, however, was still alive in 1715.]. MY NOTE: Richard MITCHELBURNE was a brother to Col. John MITCHELBUREN who married Susan BERESFORD (d. 1706) the widow of Samuel’s brother – William JACKSON.  Susan BERESFORD & John MITCHELBURNE were estranged not long after their marriage in 1690, and she lived with her brother-in-law, Samuel JACKSON, the author of this will. There were likely other MITCHELBURNE-JACKSON Marriages . NOTE: On pg 460 in The Irish Landed Gentry When Cromwell came to Ireland lists under Grants made as part of the Acts of Settlement and Explanation: JACKSON “- alias Mitcheburne, Eliza. O’Hara does not date this section, but this entry would have to be after 1690 – the date of her marriage – unless there is another JACKSON-MITCHELBURNE marriage earlier. The Acts of Settlement were otherwise in the 1662 and the Acts of Explanation in 1665.

·        On page 516, a Samuel JACKSON is listed in The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry  when Cromwell came to Ireland 1887.  NOTE: I have several sightings of Jacksons relating to the Cromwellian era on an early post: In the Beginning.

·         This letter from 11 December 1688 is probably from him:

·        Samuel Jackson, Dublin, to Sir Albert Conyngham, Mount Charles House, Strabane, about Capt. Hamilton's affairs.'... We have been in great consternation here about a letter which I presume you must have heard of, wherein it was said that on the 7th instant the Protestants was [sic] to be cut off; which alarm hath caused I believe 2000 [?] people to go for England. But, God be thanked, now people begin to come into their right wits again. For my part, I never believed anything of that report, and I do not doubt but in a little time all things in England will come to a good accommodation. ...' SOURCE: PRONI T2825/C/47/2.

·        I suspect that this is another Samuel Jackson – albeit in the same time frame and economic class.

·        Mortgage for £1,000. Recites enclosed include one from Hugh McGill dated 15th July, 1686 for the "sume of fourty two pounds three shillings and eight pence sterling by a bill drawne by me upon him for said sume payable to Mr Samuel Jackson or his order at Eniskilling the 14th of August next and alsoe ... paid me in iron and otherwise ... the sume of seventeen pounds sixteene shillings and foure pence in all sixty pounds sterling which is in full satisfaction of one yeares interest of " £1,000 sterling due to me for my wifes porcon. Charles Balfour of Lisnaskea, Esq. to Hugh McGill of Kirkstowne, Co. Down, Esq. 4 tates called Slush-Hill or Lislost in the possession of Thomas Bushell, the tate of Drumwha in the possession of Alexander Browne, Merchant, the 4 tates called Carrowmakoskar in the possession of John Foster, 3 half tates of Rosscadd, etc, in the possession of John Noble, the 3 tates of Glassdrummond, Coonagalliagh and Drestornan in the possession of William Armstrong. PRONI D1939/15/8/16 30 September 1687

·        D948/8/38 List of debts and amount of assets. Samuel Jackson deceased. NOTE: I have not seen this and don’t know if it may or may not pertain to this Samuel Jackson.

·        This was a red herring – this Samuel Jackson is not from Nantwich. SOURCE: Some Protestant Settlers in Ireland 1662-1737 presented by Brian W. Christmas. The Irish Genealogist.Vol. 7, #3, p349. 1988.




Year of taking oaths

Jackson, Samuel



20 May 1669


[2] Ardlonan, Parish of Kilbeg, Lower Kells, Co. Meath

[3] This may be a townland named Inkerstown, but I can find no record of such a townland or parish name in either Meath or Dublin (there is some ambiguity in the notes). Perhaps it was simply a neighbourhood in Dublin. Or it may not even be a place. It may be as legal term - something like: [???]return.

[4] Drakrath aka Drakerath, Parish of Staholmog, Barony of Lower Kells, Co. Meath

[5] Clifford, West Yorkshire, about 3 miles south of Weatherby.

[6] to my brother Leonard JACKSON son of my decd brother Nathaniel Jackson  Groves’ notes are unclear, and it may that there was confusing language in the will. We will never know. Samuel did have a brother named Nathaniel JACKSON who was alive in 1688, but described as deceased here. He also had a brother named Leonard JACKSON (1650-1726). Was there also a Leonard JACKSON who was a son of Nathaniel JACKSON? Possibly. In the Notebook No 135, where the writing is definitely that of TGF Paterson, the wording is:

Mr. Withers to my nephew William Jackson son of my brother Nathanile Jackson of Leeds in Yorkshire, deceased & his issue male. Then to my brother Leonard Jackson, Rector of Tatham in Lancashire.

This discrepancy between the two sets of note sindicates that TGF Paterson was not working from Groves’ notes, but directly from the will itself. He also mentions a legacy to a sister named BOND, who is not included in Groves’ notes. A sister Hannah JACKSON (1636-aft 1688) who was a wife of Major BOND was included in a 1688 Bentham Funeral Entry NOTE: I need to check whether the notebooks are dated.

[7] Nathaniel JACKSON. Born 1640, and baptized in the Parish of Skipton. He was alive and mentioned in 1688, but has clearly died before the date of this will, 1705. Given the frequency of the name Nathaniel in the Quakers of Mountmellick, this may be a significant lead with respect to making sense of the early origins of the Quaker Jacksons - given the controversy over some of their alleged roots in England (stemming from a Sir Richard of Killingwold Grove, Yorkshire). Perhaps they were cousins.

[8] There was a significant JACKSON presence in Leeds in this era, which I am still learning about. Many of them were connected to cloth-related industries.

[9] John JACKSON minister of Skipworth in Yorkshire. If he was indeed a brother-in-law, and I have no reason to doubt this, then I do not yet know which sister of Samuel’s he may have married, and whether he and this sister may have been cousins of some ilk. One other possibility, is that Samuel JACKSON of this will was not a bachelor, but a widower, hence another source for a brother-in-law. Since the Doncaster JACKSONs have the same birds in their crests as the Kirkby Lonsdale JACKSONs, this is geting like Alice in Wonderland - curiouser and curiouser.

  • John JACKSON: pleb. Christ Church, matric. 3 July, 1663, B.A. 1667, M.A. 23 March, 1669-70; one of these names rector of Sessay, Yorks, 1676, vicar of Skipworth, Yorks, 1690, and vicar of Doncaster 1690. See Foster's Index Eccl. SOURCE: Jacksons in Oxford Alumni and British History.

[10] Skipworth is ten miles south of York in North Yorkshire. See: About Skipworth. Also: A photo of St. Helen's Skipworth church can be seen with more photos at the bottom of another post. See Also: Genealogy links for Skipworth.

[11] Leonard JACKSON (1650-abt 1724), Rector of “Totham” aka Tatham in Lancashire. He was admitted at Christ Church, Oxford in 1668.  

·        He is recorded as performing a marriage at the Church of St James the Less in the Parish of Tatham as late as 1718. Other JACKSONs were also in the Parish at this time.

·        Leonard Jackson, a son of Richard Jackson, rector of Whittington, was educated at Christ's Coll., Camb.; M.A. 1677. He was a benefactor. SOURCE: British History on-line.   Richard JACKSON became Rector of Whittington in 1641, July 26. SOURCE: The registers of the parish church of Whittington in the County of Lancaster. Christenings, burials, and weddings, 1538 to 1764

·        Jackson, Leonard: son of Richard: born at Whittington, Lanes. School : (1) Lancaster, under M'' Holden : (2) Kirkby Lonsdale, under M"' Garthwaite for a few months. Admitted sizar under M"' [Chris.] Bainbridge [who held his Fellowship till Mids. 1669] 20 May 1668. Age 17.  B.A. 167|; M.A. 1677. Born 21 April 1650, of Jane the second wife of Richard (uiaf*. 1619) rector of Halton, then of Whittington near Kirkby Lonsdale: half-brother of Francis (1649). Ordained deacon, Chichester, 1673 May: priest, York, 1676 May. Rector of Claughton in Lonsdale, Lanes. 5 Sept. 1678: held it till 1681, when according to Croston-Baines (5. 534) he died : but he pretty certainly is the same who resigned the vicarage of Sheritt' Hutton before April 1700: and on 3 Feb. of the same year he became rector of Tatham near Wennington. Added a steeple to the church tower 1722. Died 1734: or 1726 (Croston-Baines, 5. 555) when at all events he ceased to be rector, Robert Jackson succeeding. (Information from B. N. North, Esq., Kirkby Lonsdale.) SOURCE: Biographical Register  Of  Christ's College  1505-1905  And Of The Earlier Foundation, God's House  1448-1505   Cambridge University Press  1st Edition: Cambridge University Press  1913  NOTE: B.N. NORTH is a descendent of Oliver NORTH (d. 1723) & Jennet JACKSON (b abt 1650) – a sister of Samuel JACKSON.

[12] Tatham proper lies in the valley of the Wenning, the parish church being placed on the northern side of the river, which is crossed by a bridge; but nearly the whole area of this township-parish lies to the south of the river, occupying hilly country between the wooded valley of the Hindburn and the border of Yorkshire. SOURCE: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53304

[13] William JACKSON (-1712) of Coleraine.

·        His wife was Elizabeth Gorges of Kilbrew. His father, was the William JACKSON who had died in 1688 and his mother was Susanna BERESFORD – daughter of Sir Tristram Beresford. In 1690, after she was widowed, she - married a second husband, John MITCHELBURN). SOURCE: Irish Genealogist. SOURCE: Further Notes on the High Sheriffs of Co. Sligo. Edward Stewart Gray. The Irish Genealogist Vol. 2, #9, July 1952. p271

·        Captain in Army. Will proved 1712. m. 1690. SOURCE: Rev. T.H. Mullin. D.D., Coleraine in by-gone centuries, Century Services, 1976. Also, p 59 and 106-7: Captain William Jackson had a lease for lands in 1663. In 1673, a dispute between Captain William Jackson, tenant of the Clothworkers Estate, and the town [of Coleraine].

·        More on Susanna BERESFORD: Susannah Beresford was the daughter of Sir Tristram Beresford, and sister of that other Tristram Beresford, who was involved in the Williamite wars. Her family were extremely powerful in the Coleraine to area and her marriage to William Jackson who also owned substantial estates near Coleraine and acted as agent for the Irish Society, can be considered a dynastic alliance. She had perhaps seven surviving children to what was her first and her husband's second marriage. Her husband fell out of favour with the society over the improper exploitation of timber belonging to them. Richard Jackson of Draperstown who served in Michelburne's regiment is probably her son. In the aftermath of the siege Susannah married John Michelburne and both she and her daughter stood guarantee for a loan given by the Stronge's to her new husband. Her son William Jackson stood in the 1697 by-election for county Londonderry which followed the death of George Philips MP. Although the election was won by James Lennox, Mayor of Londonderry, Jackson overturned the result and had himself declared MP for the county. Susannah's relation with Michelburne was a stormy one and after their separation Bishop William King then Bishop of Derry attempted to mediate between the parties with little success. During Michelburne's imprisonment in London, Susannah lived in the home of her fabulously wealthy brother in law in Coleraine. Her disputed settlement with Michelburne perhaps tied up his capital investments, thus lengthening his imprisonment in the Fleet. SOURCE: Lynx 2 Ulster: Culture History & Heritage.

[15] Capt. Richard JACKSON (1668-1730) was the eldest son of William JACKSON and Susan BERESFORD. He married firstly Anne BATE and then Elizabeth BOYD, daughter of Hugh BOYD. It is likely that he was the Ensign Richard JACKSON who was under the command of Col. MICHELBURN at the siege of Derry. SEE: Defenders of Derry. It is possible that his brother Samuel, another nephew of the Samuel of this will, had already died.

[16] Mary’s Lane is in the Oxmantown area of Dublin, close to other buildings owned by Samuel Jackson. It is just one block up from where the Jacksons of Pill Lane had their offices and iron works. Mary’s Lane is in the Parish of St. Michael’s, and was intersected by Old Church Street.

[17] The use of the word Houses in relation to Young [Castle?] and Fishamble - and then later the use of the word House on King Street means that it is possible that he had multiple houses on these first three streets.

[18] Young Street. I could find no mention in Dublin Street Names. Rev. C.T. McCreedy. Hodges, Figgis and Co., Dublin 1892.

[19] In the Grove's transcription, it looks like Castlell but might be Castle Street. In the TGF Patterson version, it is Castell: In the 1698 map, Castle Street is at the south end of Fishamble Street near Christ Church Cathedral. The Castle-street market was built in 1708. SOURCE: p19 Dublin Street Names. Rev. C.T. McCreedy. Hodges, Figgis and Co., Dublin 1892.

[20] Fishamble Street. It leads south from the Liffey towards the east side of Christ Church Cathedral. NOTE: I found this additional reference in a book in the gift shop in CHrist Church Cathedral in 2017:

[Christ Church Deeds] 1948. Wm Bishop of Kildare, dean, and the Chapter of Holy Trinity with consent of the Prebendary of St. John’s Dublin, in consideration of the surrender of Preb. St. John’s (  ) conveyed by John ALEXANDER to Henry SMITH and of £150 to be expended on the premises by the present lessee, lease to Samuel JACKSON, of Dublin, esquire, assignee of Henry SMITH, the said premises now described as inhabited by Samuel ANDREWS and situate between Fishamble Street on the west, the butcher’s market formerly the Kill Garden on the east, the prebendary’s tenement in the possession of Widow BOYSE on the south, and that of Widow WILLIAMSON on the north; term, rent and covenants for forfeit and voiding as in said lease and lessee further covenants to expend £150 on the premises within 21 years and keep them in repair (map annexed).
Signed by lessee in presence of Tho Harrison, Ben BOYCE and Cha BALDWIN
Dated 17 Apr., 1699, and 11 Wm. III
NOTE: I don’t know if there is a copy of the map that had been attached. Among the maps held at RCB is: Nov 1716 Survey of the ground plot of the several houses and backsides in Fisher's Alley in the parish of St John, Dublin belonging to the Dean & Chapter of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Dublin by John Greene 420x345 mm20 feet/1 inch.


[21] King Street:

·        Deed: 36-270-22257 on December 14, 1722: For term of 50 years rent of £26. Witnessed Lewis JONES City of Dublin &  & John PURCELL now of the City of Corke Gent & William BARRY of City of Dublin Richard JACKSON to Farmer GLOVER of house wherein James ROBBINS lately dwelt on or near King Street in suburbs of Dublin city, with stable on east side built by Samuel JACKSON + lge garden on south side of house & stable, also tenement on east side of garden + liberty of egress & regress through passage from premises to King Street, as demised by Samuel JACKSON to James ROBBINS, from 29 Sept then next for 50 years at £26 ster rent. WITNESSES: Lewis JONES, Esq. of Dublin City; John PURECK, Gent, now of Cork City; William BARRY Scribe of Dublin City; John SMITH, Notary Public of Dublin City.

[22] William Robert THORNTON. Perhaps significantly, on p.33 of Notebook #5 of TGF Patteson manuscripts at the Armagh County Museum there is a mention of a Robert THORNHILL of Clough, Co. Wexford in connection with his selling some land on Feb 10, 1657/58. This rings bells because of later connections between Co, Wexford and the Creggan JACKSONs

[23] William EMPSON. The handwriting in Grove’s transcription is challenging, but TGF Paterson also read this name as EMPSON.

·        There was a William EMPSON in Finglass Parish in Dublin. SOURCE: Page 32 The Families of Co. Dublin. Michael C. O'Laughlin.

·        In a post about The Parish of Finglass: by Marcine Lohman (I highlighted the name of John BALL because of other JACKSON-BALL connections): amongst other residents in George the First's reign there are found Boyle Moore, a son of Colonel Moore, who probably went to reside at Johnstown in 1718 when it became vacant on Archbishop Marsh's death, and a son of Squire Robert Ball, Captain John Ball, who appears to have maintained a connexion with Finglas, although the seat of his family was moved to Drogheda from Ballygall. Besides these there is mention of John Jephson, a king's counsel; the Honourable Ignatius Nugent, a brother of Lord Riverston Sir Nathaniel Whitwell, who received his knighthood at the court of St. James's; Paul Barry, a son of the resident of that name previously mentioned; Lewis Layfield, a well-known Dublin actor; Alderman William Empson ; and Phineas Ferneley. Finglass is a parish on the western border of Dublin, surrounded by the parishes of Mulhuddart and Cloghran, Townlands include: Ballyboggan North, Ballyboggan South, Ballygall, Ballystrahan, Balseskin, Bishopswood, Broghan, Cabragh, Cardiffcastle, Cardiffsbridge, Charlestown, Coldwinters, Cruicerath, Cruiserath, Finglas Town, Finglas East, Finglas West, Finglas Wood, Glasnevin Demesne, Glebe, Jamestown Great, Jamestown Little, Johnstown, Kildonan, Kilreesk, Kilshane, Laurestown, Poppintree, Shallon, Skephubble, Springmount, Stang, Stockens, Tolka Town, Toberburr, Tolka, Westercave

·        [At first I had read the name EMPSON  as JEPSON – but I am retaining this red herring in case it is of use to others.]There was a William JEPSON: The rush to get the troops to the war theatre was clearly tremendous, as on 19th April 1689 William Jepson, Secretary to the Treasury, instructed the Customs Commissioners to permit to pass, customs free, for transport to Holland, some bundles of long Western Cloths, with baize for lining, “now on board ‘The Hopewell’, Nicholas Ashley, Master, the same being for Col. O’Farrell’s regiment, he not having time enough during his stay in England to make up said cloth for his regiment, and intends to have them made up in Holland”. SOURCE: Francis Fergus O'Farrell 1650-1708 Also, the name crops up in relation to the production of Lancashire sailcloth and in the support of the school at Kendal (JOPSON).

  • There are also two deeds between an Alderman EMPSON and a Josiah JACKSON in Co. Kildare: ROD: 79:7:54258 & ROD: 91:72:63376

[24] W. MADDEN

[25] James HAMILL

[26] Mary GILES or GILIS

[27] Robert KING

[28] James BAYLEY. Other notes indicate that he was a Dublin merchant.

[29] Nicholas EVERELL of Coleraine

[30] Drakrath aka Drakerath, Parish of Staholnog, Barony of Lower Kells, Co. Meath

[31] Castletown More, Parish of Staholnog, Barony of Lower Kells, Co. Meath.

  • National Library: Dublin D16, 275 p119 Lease made by Mr. Robert JACKSON of town and lands of Castletownmoor near Kells for 31 years to commence from 1st May 1730 at yearly rent of 80 pound above taxes to Mr. John PIPPARD and set by Mr. PIPPARD in two holdings, the one to Valentine ELSON Senr & Valentine ELSON Jr. at 65 pound.. the other to Capt Bury IRWIN at 62 pound… sd. Pippard has referred & last year of his lease to himself & right of tenancy. the profit rent is 47 pound … Cpt IRWIN has given sd PIPPARD 58 pound to stand as a security for his yearly rent which he forfeits if he suffers himself to be ejected for nonpayment of rent or otherways should leave said lands, but PIPPARD to allow him Interest for sd sum for [?] time he holds the same had profit rent of [?] last year to goe to sd IRWIN to reimburse him if soe long he holds [?] same which reduces [?] sd PIPPARD profit rent of £43-10- neat or clear of all deductions. NOTE: This Robert JAKSON may or may not be a relation. If this was Rev. Robert JACKSON (1690-1733), I would have thought that the word "Rev." would have been included.

  • This property was leased in 1759: ROD: 310-658-208530. Miles NORTH of Whittington  in the Parish of Whittingtone Co Lancaster Esq of the 1 pt George CONNOR of [?] Castle Co Meath Esq of the other pt… released Castle town and lands of Ardlonan Castle cont 206 acres est NOTE: Miles NORTH was a great-grandson of Jennet JACKSON, daughter of Rev. Richard JACKSON of Kirkby Lonsdale and she was a sister of Samuel JACKSON of Dublin. These were lands that had been owned by Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706) of Dublin.

[32] Drishole is my guess at a reasonable transcription, and makes sense given the following. A townland named Drissoge- which sounds similar - is in the Parish of Athboy, Barony of Lune in Co. Meath. TGF Paterson transcribes Grove’s transcription as Drishoe. This townland is still agricultural. The NORTH deed mentions "Drishoge otherwise Dryshook".

[33] Ardlonan, Parish of Kilbeg, Lower Kells, Co. Meath.

·        This property was leased in 1759: ROD: 310-658-208530. Miles NORTH of Whittington  in the Parish of Whittingtone Co Lancaster Esq of the 1 pt George CONNOR of [?] Castle Co Meath Esq of the other pt… released Castle town and lands of Ardlonan Castle cont 206 acres est  NOTE: Miles NORTH was a great-grandson of Jennet JACKSON, daughter of Rev. Richard JACKSON of Kirkby Lonsdale and she was a sister of Samuel JACKSON of Dublin. These were lands that had been owned by Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706) of Dublin.

[34] Kisk. I cannot find any mention of this townland. TGF Paterson transcribes it as Keske but I cannot find that either.

[35] Orestown aka Oristown, Parish of Teltown, Barony of Upper Kells, Co. Meath.

[36] Emlagh, Parish of Staholnog, Barony of Lower Kells, Co. Meath

[37] Marvelstown, Parish of Kilbeg, Barony of Lower Kells, Co. Meath

[38] Knittstown – probably Knightstown, Parish of Donabate, Barony of Nethercross, Co. Dublin. This property was leased in 1754:

·        ROD: 120-79-81900. Indentured deed btw Sir Oliver CROFTON of the City of Dublin Bart & Dame Abigail CROFTON otherwise Buckley otherwise JACKSON his wife. & Jane JACKSON of the City of Dublin spinster of the other part. Thomas COCKS of Mt Cashell in the County of Clare Gent of the other part imparting that the said Sir Oliver CROFTEN Abigail his wife, and  Jane JACKSON in pursuance of a minitt or article therein mentioned have been made theretofore made by Samuel JACKSON deceased to John BETSON deceased and in consid of the rents & agreements… demised to said Thomas COCKS the town and land of Knightstown otherwise Kingstown containing therin mentioned 121a 3r 2p in Parish of Lush Barony of Nethercross & Co of Dublin for 31 years. NOTE: Abigail was a daughter of Rev Leonard JACKSON, and Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706) was her uncle.

[39] Ballyclea. aka Ballkintle aka Ballinclea, Parish of Kill, Barony Rathdown, Co. Dublin. In the Down Survey of 1656-58, Rowland Goodman (protestant) held title of 30 acres in Ballintle, in the Parish of Kill. I suspect this is the same townland. AT the time when King James was the Duke of York, the land was held by Sir William Domvill. After the Williamite War, the townland was once again up for grabs, and Samuel Jackson bought it in 1703. Some time after the abdication of James II, they were put up for auction by the trustees of the forfeited estates and sold to Mr. Samuel Jackson. SOURCE: A History of the County Dublin, Francis Errington Ball, Dublin 1902. p 60

  • There is a story about Ballinclea & Sir Oliver Crofton husband of Samuel Jackson’s niece, Abigail:  The lands of Ballinclea, or the Town of the Mountain, were first mentioned in the time of the Commonwealth. They were then forfeited lands, and had belonged to the owner of Loughlinstown, James Goodman, who had mortgaged them to his cousin, Roland Goodman. The tithes were paid to the Cathedral of Christ Church, as they had, no doubt, been in mediaeval times to the Priory of the Holy Trinity. After the restoration of the lands, on which the two houses and a population of nine Irish, were granted amongst much other property, to the Duke of York, afterwards James II, and remained in his possession until his abdication. Some years after that event, in 1703, there were put up for auction by the trustees of the forfeited estates, and sold to Mr Samuel Jackson. They subsequently became the property of Sir Oliver Crofton, Bart, whose baronetcy, conferred on an ancestor after the restoration, became extinct on his death. Crofton was a rollicking blade, and did not bear the most immaculate character. In early life he had stood his trial for killing a man, one of the Massys of Duntrileague, in a duel, and his proceedings, after the death of his predecessor in the title, had not been to his credit. Attempts were made from time to time to induce people to build on the excellent sites which the lands of Ballinclea afforded, and finally Crofton came to live there himself. Loftus, was lands adjoined, found Crofton a most unpleasant neighbour, and, on his boundary wall being thrown down by Crofton and his servants, sought, in 1765, the protection of the House of Commons. The house found that a breach of privilege and been committed, and some of Crofton, servants, who had insulted Loftus, were taken into custody. The fine mansion, which now stands on the lands was built, in the last century, by the Talbots of Malahide, and is still occupied by members of the family. FOOTNOTE of source: Fleetwood’s Survey; Census of 1659; Certificate for adventurers and Soldiers, i., 58; book of postings on sale; Pue’s Occurrences, vol.xl., No 49, vol. lx., No. 9; Dublin Journal, Nos. 2026, 2522; Journals of the Irish House of Commons. A History of the County of Dublin: The People, Parishes and Antiquities from the earliest times to the close of the Eighteenth Century. Francis Erlington Ball. Dublin, 1902

·        In A list of the claims as they are entred with the Trustees: at Chichester House on College Green Dublin on or before the Tenth of August, 1700. Great Britain. Trustees for the Sale of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland. Printed by Joseph Ray. 1701. The transactions prior to 1701 are described on page 108. It had been held: By Lease from the late King James, when Duke of York, dated the 24th of June 70 to Sir Will. Domvill, came to Claimants Testator, as Executor of Sir Will. Domville, in trust for Sir Thomas Domvill, and now in the Claimants, as Executors to the Lord Bishop of Meath.

[40] Drumod, Parish of Aghnamullen, Barony of Cremorne, Co. Monaghan. In the 1670 survey, Michael Pockeridge held title to  205 acres of Drumod aka Drumood

[41] Latton, Parish of Aghnamullen, Barony of Cremorne, Co. Monaghan. In the 1670 survey, Edward ROWLEY held title to 139 Plantation acres in Latton;

[42] Meaghan aka Maghon, Parish of Aghnamullen, Barony of Cremorne, Co. Monaghan. In the 1670 survey, Matthew COLE held title to 147 acres of Maghon in 1670.

[43] Money, Parish of Aghnamullen, Barony of Cremorne, Co. Monaghan. In the 1670 survey, Michael Pockeridge held title to 87 acres in Money;

[44] Drumcanon probably aka Drumcunnion, Parish of Aghnamullen, Barony of Cremorne, Co. Monaghan. In the 1670 survey, Matthew COLE held title to 142 acres in Drumcanon. NOTE: In the 1781 deed, the property is described as:"Dromconar otherwise Drumcannon otherwise Drumkenan otherwise Shentenagh otherwise Dromkonnan Drenkennan" in Co. Monaghan.

[45] Hugh ROWLEY. Among the tenants of the barony of Dunluce in the liberties of Coleraine were Sir John Rowley, Hugh RowleySOURCE: Coleraine in By-gone Centuries. Rev. T.H. Mullin. Belfast. 1976.

·        There are two Hugh ROWLEYs who are the most likely contenders to be this person:

o   Hugh ROWLEY of Culmore, son of Wiliam ROWLEY of Tobermore & Londonderry & Mary DILLON of Castle Dillon; This Hugh ROWLEY served as MP in 1692 for Newtownlimavady, and married Mary ROWLEY, eldest daughter of Edward ROWLEY of Castleroe.

o   Hugh ROWLEY son of Edward ROWLEY who married Martha O’CONOLY. He was famed for preventing a plot on October 23, 1641 for the overthrow of Dublin.

[46] Drumgola, Parish of Urney, Barony of Upper Loughtee, Co. Cavan

[47] Bratley – I don’t have a clue which townland this might be. My latest guess is that it may be Pollymore Near & Pollymore Far, Parish of Annagaliff, Barony of Upper Loughtee, Co. Cavan. My hunch is based on where these townlands are located, which is close to other Jackson townlands, and as well as there was an earlier Jackson lease for a Pollybrolly - which sounds a bit like a "poll of Bratley". SOURCE: The Conquest of Ireland: An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the Seventeenth Century. By Rev. George Hill. Irish Genealogical Foundation, 2004 reprint. Page 466: Sir George [MAINWARING], on 20 August 1616, ... did demise unto Bartholomew Jackson and his assigns the other pole called Pollybrally, for 41 years. See also: Jacksons of Co. Cavan. NOTE: IN the 1781 Deed, there is a property described as: Brackloney otherwise Bracklonagh otherwise Brally in Co. Cavan

[48] Lisnagroat – For two reasons, I now believe that this is Lismagratty, Parish of Castleterra, Barony of Upper Loughtee. It borders Drumgola mentioned in footnote #35. It also sounds somewhat similar.NOTE: In the 1781 Deed, there is a property Lisgrea otherwise Lisgreath otherwise Lisgoath in Co. Cavan. This is likely it.

[49] Sir Robert HAMILTON. SOURCE: Genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies ...

 By John Burke, Sir Bernard Burke: HAMILTON, OF MONELLA. lineage.

John Hamilton, esq. of Carronery, in the county of Cavan, and of Monella, in the county of Armagh, next brother of James Hamilton, created Viscount Claneboy, in 1362, m. Sarah, daughter of Sir Anthony Brabazon, governor of Connaught, and died in 1639, leaving issue Hans, his heir, James, Francis of Tullyhrick, in the county of Armagh, and of Cran, in Cavan; Mary and Ellinor. The eldest son,

Sir Hans Hamilton, knt. of Monella, and Hamilton's Bawn, M.P. for the county of Armagh, was created a Baronet 6th April 1662. He m. Magdalen, daughter of Sir Edward Trevor, knt. and had an only daughter,

Sarah, m. to Sir Robert Hamilton, knt, of Mount Hamilton, in the county of Armagh. Sir Hans died suddenly 15th February 1681, when the Baronetcy became Extinct, but the estates devolved on Sir Hans' son-in-law,

Sir Robert Hamilton, knt. of Mount Hamilton, who was appointed Sir Hans' successor as custos rotulorum of the county, and 19th February, 1682, created a Baronet. He d. in 1703, and was s. by his son,

Sir Hans Hamilton, second Baronet, ft. in 1676, who m. Jane, eldest daughter of Clotworthy, second Viscount Massereene, and had an only daughter and heiress,

Anne, m. to James Campbell, esq. of London,

who assumed the surname of Hamilton, and

d. 7th July 1749, aged eighty.

Sir Hans d. at Utrecht in 1729 or 1730, and with him the second Baronetcy became Extinct.

Amu— Gu. three cinquefoils erm. on a chief or, a lion passant guardant gu.

[50] Clifford is a small village in Leeds – another Leeds connection for the Jackson family – in West Yorkshire.

[51] [W?] WITHERS. This is a name found in the landowning class in Yorkshire. The Rev. William WITHERS (?-1737) was the Vicar of Tunstall near Kirkby Lonsdale (This may or may not be him). He was appointed by George I in 1718 to replace Vicar Edmund TATUM who was ejected for not taking the oaths within the time directed by Act of Parliament. William WITHERS lived at Overtown aka Over Town, a small hamlet in the village of Tunstall. He had a brother Edmund WITHERS.

[52] Henry ARKWRIGHT.

·        UPDATE: Benthams Abstracts: John JACKSON of Ballyaghy Co. Londonderry Gent. To Elizabeth FARQUHAR als JACKSON wife of John FARQUHAR the Relict – Dorothy ARKWRIGHT (wife of Henry ARKWRIGHT), Ann DOWLING [sic – DOWNING] (wife of Adam D), Elizabeth, Margaret, Alice & Martha JACKSON all the children. 6 Feb 1693

  • He appears in a Memorial of a deed in 1718 – ROD: 21-540-12421: Henry Arkwright of City of Dublin Esq & Thomas JACKSON same Esq of the second part and John Reyly of the same Gent of the third part. Proper Lane in Oxmantown ...witnesses Whitfield Doyne, Richard JACKSON, of the City of Dublin & by Michael Doyle and Thomas Cook of Dublin.

·        And in another deed in 1726 – ROD: 52-89-33668: John BALL of Loghross, Co. Armagh, Esq. of 1st part & Thomas JACKSON of City of Dublin Esq. Of the other part ... sell to Thomas JACKSON all that tate of the old Castle of Creckstown & 106A 1R 34P of the land thereunto adjoining in the Barony of Ratoath, Co. Meath. WITNESS: William CHURCH of Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, Gent; John DOWNING of City of Dublin, Gent; Henry ARKWRIGHT, City of Dublin.

·        He is also named in the will of Samuel Jackson’s brother William JACKSON: Per will made 24 January 1686/7 proved 29 Oct 1688

Wm Jackson of Coleraine, Londonderry

Settlement of 23-24 June 1679 of estate in England & Ireland on eldest son William charged with £500 for 2nd son Richard when 21 altered now by ordering that Richard should have lands in Manor of Kirby Lonsdale in England

£500 to each younger child

My leases of Manors of Mercers & Clothworkers

Wife to be guardian of children till sons be 21 & daughters 18

& to be executrix & to her use of Mansion House etc

[?] my brother Samuel Jackson & Henry Arkwright

The latter if in my service

[53] Capt Adam DOWNING (1666 - 1719) of Londonderry. He was the husband of Ann JACKSON, and she was the daughter of John JACKSON (1630-?), a brother of Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706) . NOTE: Initially I had his wife’s name as Margaret JACKSON based on various biographical references, but DOWING family research has compelling evidence that the wife of Adam DOWNING was Ann JACKSON, daughter of John JACKSON -not Margaret, daughter of Thomas. This information is on the Downing family vault St Tida’s Church, Bellaghy Co. Londonderry. Adam Downing also named his wife as Ann in his will. SOURCE: A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. 1 A-L. John Burke, Esq. London 1847. p.453. Col. Adam Downing, who went over to Ireland's William III, held the rank of colonel in his army. He was present at the siege of Derry, and there gave early and signal proofs of his courage. Subsequently he raised a body of men at his own expense, and served during the war in Ireland, participating in the battle of the Boyne, and contribute eminently, by his gallantry and skill, to the success of the party with which he was engaged. For these services he received the appointments of deputy governor of the County of Derry, Colonel of the militia, and one of the commissioners of array, and was also granted by his royal master a large tract of land in the County of Derry, still possessed by his descendent. He married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Jackson, Esq. of Coleraine, ancestor of Sir George Jackson, Bart, by Margaret Beresford, of a noble family of Waterford, and had a son and successor. John Downing, Esq. of Dawsons Bridge, who inherited the spirit of his father, and raised, during the rebellion of 1745, at considerable expense, a body of men to serve his King and country in a moment of great difficulty and danger. He married Margaret, daughter and heir of the Rev. J. ROWE, D.D., descended from an ancient Devonshire family, and had three sons namely, Clotworthy, his heir who had two sons John and Giffard. The latter a military officer, was severely wounded at Corunna. John died D.S.P.

[54] Charles KING

[55] John MASON. One possible clue is in the 1659 Census of Ireland which includes the Barony of Ratoath, and the mention of a Matthew MASON.

[56] Terrence REILLY



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