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NOTE: This is merely the start of a work in progress - trying to learn more about these men and who their families may have been. I am particularly interested in the ones with Quaker links.
Sharon Oddie Brown. January 26, 2010.

JACKSON Freemen in Dublin

 

SOURCE: An Alphabetical List of Freeman of the City of Dublin Commencing January, 1774, and ending 15th January, 1824. The Irish Ancestor. Vol. XV, Nos. 1 and 2 1983

NOTE: There are other sources that I have yet to get to. John Gilbert's Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin[1] listed those who were admitted on the basis of special requests or else for services rendered. Apparently the Assembly Rolls in the City Hall, Dublin, also includes further information as does a list  held at the Genealogical Office, Dublin (Mss. 490-3). J.J. Webb's The Guilds of Dublin.

 

Men (always men in those days) who were the rank and file tradesmen and craftsmen were admitted in various ways:

  1. Birth – if they were the eldest surviving son of a freeman.
  2. Service – after completing an apprenticeship to a Dublin freeman of the trade listed beside their name under the column for Corporation.
  3. “Grace Especial” – this would be by special request, done as a favour or a recommendation.
  4. Gratis – in other words admitted for free by special arrangement and without the payment of fees.
  5. Honorary – this list does not include these names.

 

I have sorted the table first by year, and then beneath, by Corporation and then year. This way, it is easier to see the patterns that may indicate relationships (since families and trades often seemed to coincide). As I learn more about these various JACKSONs, I will add more notes and footnotes.

 

Sorted by year

 

Name

Date

Year

Corporation

How Admitted & My Notes

Jackson, William

Michaelmas

1774

Tailor

“Service”

Jackson, Joseph

Midsummer

1775

Goldsmith

“Service”

Jackson, William

Christmas

1778

Plumber

“Service”

Jackson, Luke R. [2]

Christmas

1783

Smith

“Grace Especial” There may be a McNEIL connection.

Jackson, William

Michaelmas

1783

Hosier

“Service”

Jackson, Richard

Michaelmass

1786

Hosier

“Birth”

Jackson, Robert

Michaelmass

1786

Hosier

“Birth”

Jackson, Samuel

Michaelmass

1789

Weaver

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, William

Michaelmass

1789

Weaver

“Service”

Jackson, John[3]

Easter

1790,

Stationer

“Service”

Jackson, Christopher[4]

Easter

1790,

Stationer

“Service”

Jackson, James

Michaelmass

1790,

Merchant

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Zachariah

Easter

1792,

Stationer[5]

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Josua

Michaelmass

1792,

Weaver

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Caleb

Michaelmass

1792,

Weaver

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Thomas[6]

Midsummer

1799,

Stationer

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Alexander

Michaelmass

1803,

City at large

 

Jackson, Hugh

Michaelmass

1806,

Merchant

“Service”

Jackson, Strettle

Christmas

1807,

Weaver

“Birth” NOTE: A will was probated for a Strettle JACKSON of Peterboro (1810). One of the Quaker line in Youghal, Co. Cork JACKSONs

Jackson, Jacob

Michaelmas

1807,

City at large

 

Jackson, Joseph D.

Easter

1812,

Weaver

“Birth”.

Jackson, John

Michaelmas

1813,

Smith

“Service”

Jackson, Robert

Christmas

1814,

Tailor

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Joseph

Michaelmas

1816,

Weaver

“Birth”.

Jackson, Samuel

Midsummer

1819,

Weaver

“Birth”.

Jackson, George

Midsummer

1821,

City at large

 

Jackson, John

Michaelmas

1822,

Tailor

“Birth”.

 

Sorted by Corporation.

 

Name

Date

Year

Corporation

How Admitted

Jackson, Alexander

Michaelmass

1803,

City at large

 

Jackson, Jacob

Michaelmas

1807,

City at large

 

Jackson, George

Midsummer

1821,

City at large

 

Jackson, Joseph

Midsummer

1775

Goldsmith

“Service”

Jackson, William

Michaelmas

1783

Hosier

“Service”

Jackson, Richard

Michaelmass

1786

Hosier

“Birth”

Jackson, Robert

Michaelmass

1786

Hosier

“Birth”

Jackson, James

Michaelmass

1790,

Merchant

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Hugh

Michaelmass

1806,

Merchant

“Service”

Jackson, William

Christmas

1778

Plumber

“Service”

Jackson, Luke R.

Christmas

1783

Smith

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, John

Michaelmas

1813,

Smith

“Service”

Jackson, John

Easter

1790,

Stationer

“Service”

Jackson, Christopher

Easter

1790,

Stationer

“Service”

Jackson, Zachariah

Easter

1792,

Stationer

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Thomas

Midsummer

1799,

Stationer

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, William

Michaelmas

1774

Tailor

“Service”

Jackson, Robert

Christmas

1814,

Tailor

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, John

Michaelmas

1822,

Tailor

“Birth”.

Jackson, Samuel

Michaelmass

1789

Weaver

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, William

Michaelmass

1789

Weaver

“Service”

Jackson, Josua

Michaelmass

1792,

Weaver

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Caleb

Michaelmass

1792,

Weaver

“Grace Especial”

Jackson, Strettle

Christmas

1807,

Weaver

“Birth”

Jackson, Joseph D.

Easter

1812,

Weaver

“Birth”.

Jackson, Joseph

Michaelmas

1816,

Weaver

“Birth”.

Jackson, Samuel

Midsummer

1819,

Weaver

“Birth”.

 



[1] Calendar of ancient records of Dublin in the possession of the municipal corporation of that city. Gilbert, John Thomas, Sir, 1829-1898, ed., Gilbert, Rosa M. 1841-1921., Weldrick, John Francis. Published in 1889, by authority of the Municipal council J. Dollard; (Dublin). See also: The Irish Statute Staple Books, 1596-1687. Jane Ohlmeyer & Éamonn Ó Ciardha, editors. Four Courts Press. 1999.

[2] Luke JACKSON

  • Material for a McNeale Pedigree. Published in The Irish Genealogist Vol I, No. II 1942 p327-333. DANIEL MCNEILL, Doctor of Medicine, Monaghan. Son Henry. Nephews Revd. Daniel and John McNeill. Cousin Mrs. Eliza Brother John McNeill. Cousin Luke Jackson
  • NOTE: His showing up as a Smith may have represented a change in career to a craft that required less fine motor control (and because of the melting of scrap metal to make type, may have been connected). A Luke JACKSON had been an engraver , copperplate printer, and print seller at the following places:  6 Upper Quay, 1776; 23 Skinner Row, 1777; 5 East Cole alley, 1778-1779; 19 Abbey St, 1780-1783
  • 1775 10 Jun engaged, married Hannah Rhames, both of Upper Blind Quay … she was related to Benjamin Rhames, music seller
  • On February 6th, 1782, the floor of Music hall collapsed at guild meeting to nominate the Parliamentary candidate and Luke Jackson’s arm was broken … this accident appears to have ended his career as an engraver. SOURCE: A Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book Trade 1550-1800: Based on the Records of the Guild of St. Luke the Evangelist, Dublin. Mary Pollard, Oxford University Press, 2000

[3] John JACKSON.

  • 1781 21 Nov, John Jackson, with consent of mother Esther, of Ballytore, Co. Kildare, apprenticed to Benjamin Keightley … NOTE: This ties him in to the JACKSONs of Ballitore, Co. Kildare. They were Quakers who had moved from Mountmellick. SOURCE: A Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book Trade 1550-1800: Based on the Records of the Guild of St. Luke the Evangelist, Dublin. Mary Pollard, Oxford University Press, 2000.p. 313
  • Following up on the Ballitore connection: Richard JACKSON’s descendants later moved to Ballitore (with William BARCROFT & John PIM. They became involved in agriculture and Mountmellick soon became the leading Quaker colony outside of Dublin. .... The access of Quakers to land in Co. Kildare and Co. Carlow was twofold; either they acquired it by grant as in the case of ex-Cromwellian soldiers, or those who objected to this practices (as in the case of General William Barcroft, who refused a grant of land as it had been acquired by the sword) on religious ground settled on land hitherto uncultivated. NOTE: earlier version of Ballitore was recorded as the townland of Ballitoivre. The geographic location of Carlow monthly meeting district extended from the town of Athy in south Co. Kildare to Tullow in Co. Carlow, Its development followed the course of the river Barrow and later it extended eastwards to encompass the newly established village of Ballitore in the early eighteenth century. This triangular-shaped region incorporated the four adjoining baronies ... Narragh and Reban in Co. Kildare. Where a meeting house was built in Athy and Ballitore in 1708; and Kilkea and Moone where a meeting house was built at Castledermot. In Co. Carlow meeting-houses were built at Newgarde (later Carlow) and Newtown in the barony of Idrone, and lastly at Kilconner, in 1678 in the barony of Forth. Graveyards were built in Newgarden and Ballykeally in Co. Carlow and at Ballitore in Co. Kildare....10 of the original Cromwellian planters (four of whom were ex-Cromwellian soldiers) settled during the first period, 1650-1675. They did not make a significant impact on the area, as five of the original families had left the area by 1700, and by 1725 all their surnames had disappeared from the Quaker registers. .... Robert Lecky land transactions ... The other Quakers such as  ... and Jacksons faded into oblivion – presumably they migrated or married non-Quakers, with resulted in their disownment. SOURCE: Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society 1991 Vol 17 #1Quakerism in the Carlow/Kildare Area 1650-1850 p133

[4] Christopher JACKSON Probably part of Jackson & Co.

  • Jackson, Christopher 1770-1793 Bookseller, auctioneer. Free or admitted 1790, worked at 32 Skinner Rd. 1777-; 4 then 26 (1781) Anglesea st, Oct 1779-1782-, Essex st, 1781-. With John Beatty 1777.
  • 1770 15 Jan with consent of mother Isabella, milliner apprenticed to James Williams. List of publications included Sorrows of Werter by Goethe, Letter from Edmunde Burke in vindication of his conduct produced for P. Byrne … letter commending Christopher Jackson for rescuing this “from Obscurity”.offers 10 gns reward for discovery of person who threw stones into his auction room in Essex st injuring a gent during sale (HJ)…. It seems likely that Christopher Jackson failed in business after three years of intense activity and an inventiveness worthy of his former master, J. Williams. 1787 15 Dec memorial of agreement: Christopher Jackson to act as clerk and shopkeeper to Anthony Gerna. … produced for Christopher Jackson  Considerations on religion and public education. SOURCE: A Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book Trade 1550-1800: Based on the Records of the Guild of St. Luke the Evangelist, Dublin. Mary Pollard, Oxford University Press, 2000.p. 310

[5] Zachariah JACKSON is one of the Quaker JACKSONs active in the printing trades in Dublin.

  • When he was the publisher of a large leather-bound Bible, he was at 18 Great Ship-Street, Dublin, in 1793.
  • 1793 Thomas Clements, engraver - plates signed in both volumes, Kennicott’s Universal family Bible per Z. Jackson. George Grierson claimed this infringed his patent right; L. Chancellor was unwilling... case was dismissed… SOURCE: A Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book Trade 1550-1800: Based on the Records of the Guild of St. Luke the Evangelist, Dublin. Mary Pollard, Oxford University Press, 2000. P107 & 256
  • He also printed a sheet containing Monody on Louis XVI late King of France” and other articles on Louis XVI [Printed by Z. Jackson, 18 Great Ship St. Dublin, 18th C.] (M1819 cited in Manuscript Sources for the History of Irish Civilization, Richard J. Hayes, ed. 1965)
  • 1789 married Jane MEREDYTH (St. Anne, PRS, XI) …. When Zachariah went to France is not clear; he was presumably there when war was declared in 1803, and perhaps earlier; he refers variously to 9 and 11 years captivity. Letter from prisoner of war at Verdun, 2 Jul 1806, says that writer had met only 2 Dubliners amongst those detained at outset of war, Zachariah Jackson being one (DJ, 5 Sept). When he reached London is unknown. SOURCE: A Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book Trade 1550-1800: Based on the Records of the Guild of St. Luke the Evangelist, Dublin. Mary Pollard, Oxford University Press, 2000.

[6] Thomas JACKSON.

  • He was a Bookseller, circulating library and lottery office keeper. Free 1799. 4 Essex gate 1784-1789; 23 Parliament st Nov 1789-1800; 3 Sackville st Mar 1800-1807.
  • 1784 19 Apr, Universal Circulating Library: above 10,000 vols bought at great expence from W. Spotswood, with book selling, printing, stationary at 4 Essex Gate; .. 20 May 1784 married Jane Cash (St. Mary, PRS, XII, 38) SOURCE: A Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book Trade 1550-1800: Based on the Records of the Guild of St. Luke the Evangelist, Dublin. Mary Pollard, Oxford University Press, 2000. P315

 

 

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