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NAMES: Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915); Amelia Lydia Lady JACKSON (1851-1944); Kathleen McCullagh JACKSON (1872-1959); Thomas Dare JACKSON (1876-1854); George Julius JACKSON (1883-1856); Elizabeth BROWN (1843-1923); Mary GRIFFIN (1844-1921); Sarah GILMORE (1848-1942);Margaret McCULLAGH (1853-1944); Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON (1846-1929); James JACKSON (1850- aft 1911); Kate JACKSON (1854-?) widow of John JACKSON; PLACES: Stanstead; Cavananore; Urker; Annaghavackey; Liscalgot.
Sharon Oddie Brown. May 17, 2010

 

1916 March 3 Probate of will of Sir Thomas JACKSON[1]

 

I Sir Thomas Jackson[2] Baronet of Stansted house Stansted in the County of Essex hereby revoke all former wills codicils and testamentary instruments made by me and declare this to my last will. I appoint my dear wife Amelia Lydia Lady Jackson[3], my eldest daughter Kathleen McCullagh Jackson[4], my eldest son Thomas Dare Jackson[5] a Captain in the King's Own Royal Lancashire Regiment, and my second son George Julius Jackson[6] Lieutenant in the Northumberland Fusiliers (who and the survivors or survivor of whom and other the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will are here in after referred to as “my Trustees”) to be the EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES of this my Will. I appoint my said wife during her life and after her decease my trustees the Guardian or guardians of my infant children such trustees to act jointly with any Guardian or guardians who may be appointed by my said wife. I give to my said wife the sum of 500 pounds for her immediate use to be paid out of the first monies which shall come to the hands of my trustees. I give and bequeath the following legacies free of duty namely to my sisters Elizabeth Brown[7], Mary Griffin[8], Sarah Gilmore[9] and Margaret McCullagh[10]; the sum of 500 pounds each to my brothers[11] Andrew Coulter Bradford Jackson[12] and James Jackson[13]; the sum of 500 pounds each and to my sister-in-law Kate Jackson[14] the sum of 500 pounds. I devise and bequeath all and every property messuages lands testaments in hereditaments of whatsoever tenure situate in being in the parish of Creggan in the County of Louth in Ireland and commonly called or known as Cavananore[15] and Annahavacky[16] also my property also situate and being in the said parish of Creggan and commonly known as Urker[17] and the Liscalgot[18] and the appurtenances there to unto my eldest son Thomas Dare Jackson his heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the tenure thereof respectively. I direct that all presentations made to me such as my presentation plate, watch, addresses, pictures, paintings, screen scrolls or otherwise shall go to my said son Thomas Dare Jackson or other the person for the time being entitled to the Baronetcy to be enjoyed by him as heirlooms. I exempt the same from the payment of my debts and legacies. I give to my said wife absolutely any messuage I may be occupying as a residence at the time of my decease whether of real or leasehold tenure and the lands hereditaments and premises thereto belonging or appurtenant and all my furniture, pictures and household effects and all other articles of personal domestic or household use or ornament in or about or belonging to the same (other than the presentations here before bequeathed) and all my horses, carriages and motor cars. I devise and bequeath all my real estate of every tenure and all my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever not hereby otherwise disposed of (including as well real as personal estate over which I may have any general power of appointment or disposition by Will) unto and to the use of my trustees and the heirs executors administrators respectively according to the nature and thereof Upon trust of my Trustees shall sell call in collect and convert into money the said real and personal estate and premises at such time or times and in such manner as they shall think fit (but as to revisionary property not until it falls into possession unless it shall appear to my trustees that an earlier sale would be beneficial) and  so that they shall have the fullest power and discretion to postpone the sale calling in or conversion of the whole or any part or parts of the said premises including lease holder other property of a terminable or wearing out nature during such period as they shall think proper without being responsible for loss and shall out of the monies to arise from the sale calling in and conversion of or forming part of my said real and personal estate pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and legacies bequeathed by this my Will or any Codicil hereto and make provision for the duty on any legacies bequeathed free of duty. And I direct the residue of the said monies shall be held upon the trusts hereinafter declared concerning the same. And I declare that my Trustees may in their absolute discretion retain all our any of the instruments in which any part of my personal estate may be found at my decease for such time as they shall think fit and subject to the foregoing discretionary power I direct that all monies for the time being subject to any of the trusts my will shall be invested many of the public stocks or funds or government securities of the United Kingdom or India or any British colony or dependency or any foreign government or state court in or upon freehold copyhold or leasehold or chattel real securities in Great Britain or Ireland or in or upon the Bonds debentures indenture stock mortgages obligations or securities or the guaranteed Preference or Ordinary stock or shares or ordinary preferred or deferred stock or shares of any company or public municipal or local body or authority in the United Kingdom or India or any British colony or dependency or any foreign country or on temporary or permanent deposit at interest in with any Bank or Banks and I empower my Trustees in their discretion to vary or transpose such investments into or for others of any nature hereby authorized and I direct that my Trustees shall pay the income of the said trust premises constituting or representing my residuary estate to my said wife during her life subject to the obligation of maintaining and educating throughout such of my children as shall for the time being be minors and shall not have been married and maintaining such of my daughters as shall for the time being be adults and spinsters but without liability to account so long she shall maintain and educate them respectively to the satisfaction my Trustees. And after the death of my said wife shall stand possessed of the said trust premises and the income thereof in trust for all or any of my children or child who being a son or sons attain the age of 21 years or being a daughter or daughters attain that age or marry and if more than one in equal shares but so that the share of my eldest son Thomas Dare Jackson shall not be less than a moiety of the said trust premises I authorize my trustees at the death of my wife or previously thereto with her consent in writing to raise any part or parts not exceeding in the whole a moiety of the then expected presumptive or vested share of any child of mine and the said trust premises under the trusts hereunto before declared and contained and to pay or apply the same for the advancement or benefit of such child in such manner as my trustees shall think fit. I declare that all the net rents profits and income arising from my estate real or personal until the sale calling in and conversion thereof and whatsoever condition or state of investment the same may be and whether consisting of investments of an authorized character or not (including lease holder other property of a terminable or wearing out nature) shall for all the purposes of this my Will as between all persons interested hereunder be applied as if the same were income arising from the proceeds of such sale calling in or conversion of the investments of such proceeds no part thereof being liable to be retained as capital but that no reversion or other property not actually producing income shall be treated as producing income for the purposes of this my Will. I declare that as regards any real or leasehold property remaining unsold my trustees may lead or demise the same either from year to year or for any term of years as such rent and subject to such covenants and conditions as they shall think fit and may accept surrenders of leases and tenancies cut timber expend money in repairs and improvements and generally manage the properties according to their absolute discretion. And I declare that any money required for repair and improvements may be raised either out of income or out of the capital of my residuary estate as my trustees shall under the circumstances think fair and equitable. I confirm the several gifts made by me in my lifetime to my said wife and children of the shares in Corporations or public Companies which now stand registered in their names or which may stand registered in the names of the date of my death. And I declare that such gifts of shares are to be in addition to and not intended to be taken into account in ascertaining the interest of my said children under this my will provided always that the income arising from the shares standing in the names of my infant children Dorothy St. Felix Jackson[19], Walter David Russell Jackson[20], Claude Stuart Jackson[21] shall be paid to my said wife until they shall respectively attain the age of 21 years or until my said daughter Dorothy St. Felix Jackson shall attain that age or marry under that age but subject to the obligation of my said wife maintaining and educating such children as herein before mentioned IN WITNESS whereof I the said Thomas Jackson have to each sheet of this my Will contained in this and the three preceding sheets of paper set my hand this twenty third day of March one thousand nine hundred and five -- T. JACKSON -- signed by the above named testator as his last will and the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses or HORACE G HARWOOD solicitor 31 Lombard St., London EC EDWARD J. STEVENS clerk to Messrs. Stephenson Harwood & Co. solicitors 31 Lombard St., London EC

            On the third day of March 1916 probate of his will was grained granted today to Dame Amelia Lydia Jackson and George Julius Jackson two of the Executors.



[1] NOTE: Two of Sir Thomas’ children are not explicitly mentioned in this will: Amy Oliver JACKSON who was already married to John Henry LLOYD and Beatrice Minnie Shrieve JACKSON who was not yet married.

[2] Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915)

[3] Amelia Lydia Lady JACKSON (1851-1944)

[4] Kathleen McCullagh JACKSON (1872-1959). She was 33 years old at the time of this will and not yet married. She would marry at age 38 – over her father’s protestations!

[5] Thomas Dare JACKSON (1876-1854). He was 29 at the time of this will.

[6] George Julius JACKSON (1883-1856). He was 22 at the time of this will

[7] Elizabeth BROWN (1843-1923)

[8] Mary GRIFFIN (1844-1921)

[9] Sarah GILMORE (1848-1942)

[10] Margaret McCULLAGH (1853-1944)

[11] NOTE: Three of his brothers had predeceased him: John (1839-1886) and David (1855-1903) and George (1858-1859).

[12] Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON (1846-1929)

[13] James JACKSON (1850- aft 1911)

[14] Kate JACKSON (1854-?) widow of John JACKSON.

[15] Cavananore. A list of the holdings can be seen at: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1915-Lands-owned-TJ.html

[16] Annahavacky. A list of the holdings can be seen at: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1915-Lands-owned-TJ.html

[17] Urker A list of the holdings can be seen at: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1915-Lands-owned-TJ.html

[18] Liscalgot. A list of the holdings can be seen at: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1915-Lands-owned-TJ.html

[19] Dorothy St. Felix Jackson (1887-1964). She was 18 at the time the will was written.

[20] Walter David Russell Jackson (1890-1956). He was 15 at the time the will was written.

[21] Claude Stuart Jackson. He was 13 years old at the time the will was written.

 

 

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