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Elizabeth McCULLAGH was one of the great-great-grandmothers of Sir Thomas JACKSON. I do not yet know her maiden name. Of special interest is also the fact of a Thomas JACKSON serving as a witness.
Sharon Oddie Brown, January 26, 2006.
Updated April 5, 2010

Will of Elizabeth McCullagh of Derrivalley

Available within the family. Also at PRONI D1968-2

In the name of God Amen ~ I Elizabeth McCullagh [1] of Derrevalley in the Parish of Tullycorbit and County of Monaghan being weak in Body by reason of old age and infirmity, but of sound mind, memory and judgement: Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following ~

I will and recommend my Soul to God Who gave it me and my Body to the Earth to be interred at the Discretion and under the Direction of my Executors herin after named . I leave, will and Bequeath to my Grandson John McMurrey [2] the sum of Forty Pounds Sterling I also leave to his Brother James McMurrey [3] my Grandson, the sun of ten pounds sterling; I leave to my granddaughter Elizabeth McMurrey [4] the sum of fifty pounds Sterling. I leave, will and Bequeath to my Granddaughter Elizabeth McCullagh [5] daughter of my son James McCullagh [6] the sum of fifty pounds sterling. I also leave to my grandsons; James [7] and Thomas McCullagh [8] sons of my aforesaid oldest son James McCullagh the sum of ten pounds sterling to each of them. I Leave, Will and Bequeath to my Granddaughter, Elizabeth McCullagh [9] , daughter of my youngest son Thomas McCullagh the sum of Fifty pounds sterling. I also leave the sum of ten pounds sterling to my grandson Thomas McCullagh [10] , son of my aforesaid son Thomas McCullagh ~

I Leave, Will and Bequeath my entire house hold furniture of every sort for the Use and At the sole disposal of my only daughter Jane McMurrey [11] , otherwise McCullagh ~

I Nominate, Constitute and Appoint my two sons James and Thomas McCullagh Executors to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all and every former will or wills heretofore by me made; this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof, I have herunto put my hand and seale this 2nd day of July 1801~

Elizabeth McCullagh (her mark – an “X”) [12]

 

Signed, Sealed, and

Delivered in presence

Of Us and each of Us~

Thomas Jackson [13]

Hamilton Reed [14]



[1] Elizabeth McCULLAGH – I don’t know her maiden name, nor do I have the first name of her husband. She was alive, but elderly in 1801. Given that she has a grand-daughter born in 1788, she was likely born before 1750, possibly even a good 30 years before that. So far, this is lost in the mists of time. She had three children: James, Elizabeth & Thomas.

[2] John McMURRAY,aka Joe McMURRAY (d 1833, Ballybay) son of unnamed McMURRAY and Elizabeth (AKA Jane) McCULLAGH.

[3] James McMURRAY son of unnamed McMURRAY and Elizabeth (AKA Jane) McCULLAGH.

[4] Elizabeth McMURRAY, daughter of  unnamed McMURRAY and Elizabeth (AKA Jane) McCULLAGH.

[5] Elizabeth McCULLAGH (1788-1880), daughter of James McCULLAGH and Sally McCARTER. She later became the wife of John JACKSON (1780-1817) and grandmother of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

[6] James McCULLAGH, oldest son of Elizabeth McCULLAGH author of the will, brother of Thomas and Elizabeth. His wife was Sally McCARTER.

[7] James McCULLAGH (-1865) of Drummuck, son of James McCULLAGH and Sally McCARTER. His wife was Eliza WALLACE and they had 13 children.

[8] Thomas McCULLAGH (1786-1849), son of James McCULLAGH and Sally McCARTER.  He married Mary BRADFORD and they had a daughter.

[9] Elizabeth McCULLAGH (1794-1819), daughter of Thomas McCULLAGH (1734-1818) and Jane REED (1735-1806). She married John Thomas DICKIE in 1818. There were no known children (she died a year after marriage.)

[10] Thomas McCULLAGH (1793-1877), son of Thomas McCULLAGH (1734-1818) and Jane REED (1735-1806). He married Sarah McCULLAGH (1816-1857). She was his first cousin once removed. They had 11 children, one of whom (Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH) married Sir Thomas JACKSON’s sister, Margaret JACKSON.

[11] Jane McMURREY (McMURRAY) née McCULLAGH married an unnamed McMURRAY. She was also known as Elizabeth McCULLAGH. She had three children living according to this will: James John and Elizabeth. I also had a Joe who became a doctor but it may be that the Joe that I had and John of the will are one and the same.

[12] It is doubtful to me that the mark of an “X” denoted illiteracy. I am wondering if it may have simply meant that she was infirm.

[13] Thomas JACKSON. He may have been related to the John JACKSON (1780-1817) who married Elizabeth McCULLAGH (1788-1880) - daughter of the author of this will, - but I don’t have the link. He may well be the Thomas JACKSON who Sir Thomas JACKSON was named after. NOTE: Finding out more about him is crucial.

[14] Hamilton REED (1766-1839) son of Thomas REED & Esther BARTLEY. He married Martha CARLILE. They resided at Slieveroe, Co. Monaghan.

 

 

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