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NAMES: James JACKSON of Clontaghnaglar; John JACKSON (son of James Sr.); James DUNNIGAN; Isable JACKSON (daughter of John JACKSON); Sarah WIGHTMAN; Samuel JACKSON; James JACKSON jr. of Clontaghnaglar (son of Samuel); Eliza JACKSON (daughter of Samuel); Martha HARRIS; Mary JACKSON (widow of Samuel); Robert JACKSON (son of James sr.); Elizabeth THOMPSON (widow of Robert); Martin JACKSON of Barnamaghery.
Sharon Oddie Brown. July 19, 2017

Updated November 3, 2017 Footnotes and new material added.
NOTE: I am not quite ready to create a tree for this family, but will do so after I glean more verifiable dates and conections. I still need to check out leases held by Simon ISAAC.

 

1828 April 22 Will of James JACKSON of Clontaghnaglar SOURCE: PRONI D2466/1

 

In the name of God Amen, I James Jackson[1] Senior of Clontinaglar [Clontaghnaglar] Parish of Kilmore in County of Down farmer being weak of body, but of sound mind and memory for which and all his other mercies to me I thank and praise my Almighty Father. Do (after first praying to Almighty God to receive my immortal soul in mercy to himself) this my last will and testament in the following manner and first I allow my mortal body to be interred in a decent Christian manner & I dispose of my worldly effects as follows viz. my son John[2] I bequeath acres of Hanna’s[3] land for which he has an assignment from me, lying at the Spring well, him his heirs and assigns, to James Dunnigan[4] who has lived long servant with me I bequeath three fields and the large garden of Barnets[5] Lands [or Bennets Lands?] together with the house in which Sarah Wrightman[6] lives, being about 3 acres Cunningham measure in the same more or less, this land is on the back side of the hill next to the man’s land, this land I bequeath to him during the life of my son John, he paying to my said son John, 3 pounds 12 shillings during the said term of my son John’s life to be paid into equal half yearly payments, that is on every first day of May and first day of November to enable him to pay the ground rent of the farm. And I allow the said James Dunnigan likewise to pay the sum of Eighteen shillings on the very first day of November during the said term to my executors to be by them divided among the children of my son Samuel[7] except to his son James[8] for whom I have otherwise provided. I allow the said James Dunnigan to pay all taxes and lawful impositions what ever on the said 3 acres the £3 . . 12 aforesaid being the ground rent. To my son John I bequeath all the remainder of my land and houses during his life. And at his death, I allow both that, and the part now bequeath to James Dunnigan, to go to my grandson James Jackson, son to my son Samuel, to him his heirs and assigns. To my son Samuel’s daughter Eliza[9], I bequeath Ten pounds British. To Martha Harris[10] I bequeath 6 pounds British (in being my present housekeeper). To Mary Jackson[11] my son Samuel’s widow I bequeath five shillings. Elizabeth Thompson[12] late widow to my son Robert[13] I bequeath five shillings. My chattel property of every description I order to be sold by auction and the proceeds of this together with any money I may die possessed after paying the aforesaid legacies in all my steps and funeral expenses I allow to be divided in equal shares to each and every of my grandchildren who may be then alive, except my grandson James my son Samuel’s son. And I constitute and appoint Martin Jackson[14] of Barmaghery [Barnamaghery] and my grandson James Jackson of Clontaghnaglar son to my late son Samuel executors of this my last will and testament disannulling and hereby making void any other wills made or purporting to be made by me before I his before signing I bequeath to my son John’s daughter Isabel[15] five shillings. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of April 1828 eight. James [his mark] Jackson. [SEAL] which we the undersigned have subscribed our names as witnesses after hearing the testator acknowledged his having heard this duly read and that it is his will and have seen him sign his name and affix his seal & which we have subscribed to as witnesses in presence of each other & likewise declare our belief of the testator being in a fit state of mind to dispose of his worldly property, present as witnesses: John Nielsen. Thomas McSweeney. Hugh Bennett. A true copy Thomas Higginson

 

It will was proven common form of law and probate granted to Martin Jackson and James Jackson the executors 2 May 1829.

 

NOTES:

James JACKSON sr had 3 sons mentioned in this will:

John who was still living in 1828, and had a daughter Isabella.

Samuel who died before 1828, and with his wife Mary had at least two known children: James of Clontaghnaglar & Eliza.

Robert who died before 1828 whose widow was Elizabeth THOMPSON.

 

Martin JACKSON was a co-executor along with James JACKSON the grandson of James JACKSON.

NOTE: In the freeholder records, Martin JACKSON of Barnemaghery leased from Robert Stewart for lives of Frederick, Hugh Kennedy & Martin Jackson.

 

See 1829 Aug 21 Obit for John JACKSON of Barnamaghery (beneath). and marriage of William JACKSON 1835 Mar 13. I suspect the men are related.

 

On the 21st inst. JOHN JACKSON of Marnamaghrey, aged 63 years. He was a member of the Saintfield yeomanry corps upwards of 20 years, and an Orangeman 30. He suffered much injury by the United Irishmen, who gathered about his house, wanting two guns he had; and when he would not give them up, they put a rope about his neck, and pulled him up a beam till he was nearly dead; but he kept his guns through the whole of the rebellion. His remains were attended to Killinchy graveyard by 17 Lodges of Orangemen, and other loyal people, to the number of 1000, who all behaved peaceably. BNL Aug 28, 1829, Est DOB 1766. NOTE: I suspect a transcription or printing error and that Marnamaghrey is actually Barnamaghery, Parish of Killinchy. The townland of Killinchy in the Woods is to the north, and the townland of Raffrey is to the south.

 

NOTE:

From Ros Davies townland site:

Clontaghnaglar Clontinnaglar Clontinglare

Kilmore

21: 43/53

a townland 3km NW of Crossgar; site of an ancient chapel; in 1659 the proprietor was James Hamilton Esq. & there were 10 English/Scots & 8 Catholic families here; homicide Francis Dunlop 6 Sep 1851; click here to see its location on a map

 

From Ros Davies Surnames site:

John

JACKSON

.

Kilmore

of Clintnaglare; died 13 Aug 1842 aged 77; buried Rademan Non Subscribing Presbyterian graveyard

 

Freeholder records of Castlereagh: This provides leads for landlord names – useful for checking in the Townland index. NOTE: It worth looking at all of them – this is just a quick cut and paste of the ones in Clontinaglare. See also Newry Telegraph May 22, 1829 for a listing that reveals the names of neighbours as well as JACKSONs.

 

Freeholder

Abode

Freehold

Landlord

Lives

Date

Jackson, John

Clontinglare

Clontinglare

Simon Isaac, Esq.

Isabella Jackson, Thomas Hamilton & William Jackson

Mar 24 1813

Jackson, James

Clontineglare

Clontineglare

Simon Isaac Esq.

John Jackson, James M’Teer & Thomas Hamilton

Apr 18 1814

Jackson, William Jun

Clontineglare

Clontineglare

Simon Isaac Esq.

William Jackson, James M’Teer & Archibald M’Roberts

Apr 18 1814

Jackson, John

Clontinaglare

Clontinaglare

Simon Isaac, Esq.

Isabella Jackson, Thomas Hamilton & William Jackson

Feb 25 1824

Jackson, James

Clontinaglare

Clontinaglare

Simon Isaac, Esq.

John & Samuel JACKSON & Jams M’Tier

Feb 25 1824

Jackson, Wm Jr

Clontinaglare

Clontinaglare

Simon Isaac, Esq.

William Jackson, James M’Teer & Archibald M’Roberts

Feb 25 1824

 

Griffiths of interest:

Surname

Forename

Townland

Parish

Jackson

William

Ballymacashen

Killinchy

Jackson

Robert

Carrickmannan

Killinchy

Jackson

James

Creevybeg

Killinchy

Jackson

John

Creevybeg

Killinchy

Jackson

Robert

Creevybeg

Killinchy

Jackson

Agnes

Raffrey

Killinchy

Jackson

James

Raffrey

Killinchy

Jackson

John, Jr.

Raffrey

Killinchy

Jackson

John, Sr.

Raffrey

Killinchy

Jackson

Samuel

Raffrey

Killinchy

Jackson

William

Raffrey

Killinchy

Jackson

William

Corporation

Killyleagh

Jackson

William

Killinchy in The Woods

Killyleagh

Jackson

Jas.

Barnamaghery

Kilmore

Jackson

Jas.

Barnamaghery

Kilmore

Jackson

Jas.

Barnamaghery

Kilmore

Jackson

John

Barnamaghery

Kilmore

Jackson

Robert

Barnamaghery

Kilmore

Jackson

Thomas

Barnamaghery

Kilmore

Jackson

Moses

Clontaghnaglar

Kilmore

Jackson

William

Creevycarnonan

Kilmore

Jackson

John

Killyleagh St.,Crossgar

Kilmore

Jackson

John

Lissara

Kilmore

 

 

 

 



Moses

1848 May 3

On the 3rd inst, at Killyleagh, by the Rev Dr. Hinks, Mr Moses Jackson, of Killyleagh, to Martha Coates, of Downpatrick. BNL May 9 1848, NOTE: Their daughter Margaret Jane JACKSON Married Wilson REVEY at Kilmore Jul 6, 1863.

Of possible interest.


PRONI T808/8245
Down will made 4 October 1758 proved 13 April 1759.
William JACKSON of Creevybeg in Killinchy parish, County Down. Wife and JACKSON alias McNEIGHT and her and my children James JACKSON [sic? should this be John?], George JACKSON and Mary JACKSON. To son John JACKSON the chest that was his mothers; lease to son John he paying all the rent, 4 acres to wife and her children free of rent; daughter Isabel JACKSON, son-in-law of Robert M’KIE, son-in-law George Connolly of Ballym’creely. Executors: James Martin of Barnamaghry in Kilmore Parish and George M’NEIGHT of Lessons in Saintfield Parish both County Down. Witnesses: John JACKSON; John Harper. Inventory signed by John Osborne and James Martin. Mentions debtors Samuel Thompson; Thomas Thompson; James a; Henry A; John M’IBIN.

Armagh Wills:
1701 Henry JACKSON of Ballybreagh
1718 William JACKSON of Ballyleney
1776 Thomas JACKSON of Ballybreagh
1745 William JACKSON of Ballyleney
1763 Thomas JACKSON of Ballybreagh.

 

Armour 

1904 Aug 18

Barnamaghery

Probate of the Will of Armour Jackson late of Barnamaghery County Down Farmer who died 18 August 1904 granted at Belfast to William Thompson Farmer. Effects £804 7s. 10d. NOTE: Son Arthur James JACKSON, the farm formerly held by my father; I will that William JACKSON at present in Downpatrick Asylum …if he recovers…; to son John JACKSON farm in Clontinglan, Parish of Kilmore [I suspect this is Clontaghnaglar, Parish of Kilmore]; daughter Sarah JACKSON otherwise KENNEDY a small farm in Barnamaghery. NOTE: In 1901 Census he was 71, a farmer & living with his widowed daughter Sarah KENNEDY age 30, his wife Isabella, age 60 and their son Arthur J age 40. 3 nieces & a nephew. Parish of Kilmore in Barony of Castlereagh Upper

Christina 

1890 Mar 14

Clontinaglare aka Clutinaglare aka Clontaghnaglar

The Will (with one Codicil) of Christina Jackson late of Clontaghnaglar County Down Widow who died 14 March 1890 at same place was proved at Belfast by John Jackson of Barnamaghery in said County Farmer the surviving Executor. Effects £552 10s NOTE: Appoint William JACKSON of Killinchy Woods (deceased) and John JACKSON of Barnamaghery executors. Daughters Eliza McROBERTS and Mary JACKSON the farm.; two grandchildren Gawn JACKSON & William JACKSON;  grandson John JACKSON; granddaughters Agnes JACKSON & Lizzie JACKSON; daughter Jane CLELAND. Probably the townland of Clontaghnaglar, Parish of Kilmore in Barony of Castlereagh Upper. NOTE: Elizabeth JACKSON of Magheradrool married Samuel McROBERT April 1, 1861. She was the daughter of Gawn JACKSON. NOTE: In 1901, the JACKSON family at Clontaghnaglar included Eliza JACKSON, Presbyterian widow famer age 60, and her sons Gawn JACKSON age 30, William JACKSON age 28 and daughters Agnes JACKSON age 32, and Lizzie age 26, all unmarried. NOTE: In the Rademan non-subscribing Presbyterian church,  burial of John JACKSON of Clontaghnaglar age 77 died Aug 13, 1842

 

[1] James JACKSON.

[2] John JACKSON was alive in 1828, hence he was not the John JACKSON (1739-1814)  mentioned here (although this John JACKSON is likely related):

Killinchy Graveyard: JACKSON [Broken in half with top lying on ground] Erected by John JACKSON of Barnamaghery, Sep 23rd 1806. Here lieth the remains of his three sons, William, William and Hugh who died young. Here lieth the body of the said John JACKSON who departed this life Feb 9 1814 aged 75 years.

It is possible that he was this John JACKSON:

On the 21st inst. JOHN JACKSON of Marnamaghrey, aged 63 years. He was a member of the Saintfield yeomanry corps upwards of 20 years, and an Orangeman 30. He suffered much injury by the United Irishmen, who gathered about his house, wanting two guns he had; and when he would not give them up, they put a rope about his neck, and pulled him up a beam till he was nearly dead; but he kept his guns through the whole of the rebellion. His remains were attended to Killinchy graveyard by 17 Lodges of Orangemen, and other loyal people, to the number of 1000, who all behaved peaceably. BNL Aug 28, 1829, Est DOB 1766. NOTE: I suspect a transcription or printing error and that Marnamaghrey is actually Barnamaghery, Parish of Killinchy. The townland of Killinchy in the Woods is to the north, and the townland of Raffrey is to the south.

It is also possible that this is him:

of Clintnaglare; died 13 Aug 1842 aged 77; buried Rademan Non Subscribing Presbyterian graveyard

[3] HANNA

[4] James DUNNIGAN

[5] BARNET

[6] Sarah WRIGHTMAN

[7] Samuel JACKSON died before the date of this will, 1828.

[8] James JACKSON son of Samuel JACKSON

[9] Eliza JACKSON daughter of Samuel JACKSON

[10] Martha HARRIS

[11] Mary JACKSON widow of Samuel JACKSON

[12] Elizabeth THOMPSON widow of Robert JACKSON

[13] Robert JACKSON died before the date of this will, 1828.

[14] Martin JACKSON of Barnamaghery. He had a daughter, Eliza JACKSON:

On the 2nd inst. By the Rev. Moses Black, of Kilmore, Mr. Samuel Gaw of Ballymacreely, to Eliza daughter of Martin Jackson, of Barrymaghery. BNL Apr 10 1835.

NOTE: In the freeholder records, Martin JACKSON of Barnemaghery leased from Robert Stewart for lives of Frederick, Hugh KENNEDY & Martin JACKSON

[15] Isabel JACKSON daughter of John JACKSON

 

 

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