1834 July 2nd. Will of Margaret JACKSON
SOURCE: 1WR/1834/F/497 National Archives, Dublin.
Will of Margaret JACKSON dated June 10th, 1834.
£1000 charged upon [?] property
To pay with as little delay as possible to John Hatchett Esq. the treasurer appointed by the building committee of the new Church situate in the town of Monaghan/ as and for testatrix subscription and layout and expand same on finishing.
If there be any surplus in consequence of further subscriptions said surplus in trust to Rector. And church wardens of Monaghan to apply same in any charitable purpose they may deem most expedient connected with said parish of Monaghan.
And the unity of 50 pounds each [?] [?]} [?] only so far as [?] shall come out of [?] property
I release all claims and demands testatrix may have on account of three bonds and a promissory note paper to her husband.
In the death of either Annuity. [?] of the one dying.
4. £500 pounds
5. £100 pounds
6. An annuity of £50 pounds
7. An annuity of £50 pounds
Charged on real and [?] property} libel only so far as the same shall come out of the [?] [?]
NOTE: When I encountered this document several years ago, I didn’t take the time to photocopy the next 3pp. I doubted that such a wealthy woman would have any connection to the family story that I was building about the JACKSONs from Urker near Crossmaglen.
Wrong! Thanks to a scrap of paper in PRONI D/991/5/7, I now see where she fits into a branch of our story. It turns out that this Margaret JACKSON was the widow of a successful leather merchant, Richard JACKSON. His will was dated 30 April 1831. The other scraps of their story are as follows:
1. Amongst the many tablets in the Monaghan parish church this day, a very handsome marble slab
reads: " Sacred to the memory of Richard and Margaret Jackson," then describing his many
benevolent acts, and his having given a large donation toward the erection of this church.
2. AMONGST the inhabitants who did not emigrate was a Mr. Richard Jackson, a leather merchant,
who by industry, frugality and honourable business principles amassed a small fortune. Mr. Jackson
was a prominent member of the small body of Methodists in the town, and gave liberally to every
charitable institution, as well as to the support of the Church of his choice, and, like the good
centurion, "he built them a synagogue," and presented it to the Conference. Nor did he stop here,
but proceeded to erect for himself "a monument more lasting than brass," in the purchase of a plot
of ground on which he built three substantial buildings, forming three sides of a square. The centre
building was planned as a day-school for sixty boys, the right wing for forty girls, and the left a
home for six poor widows of the Methodist Church, " ?ll reported." Canada may proudly boast of
her excellent free school system, but Mr. Jackson was half a century ahead in this respect. The
schools were not confined to Methodists, as persons of other denominations took advantage of the
donor's liberality, and sent their children where they were sure to receive a moral and religious
training. In the selection of teachers Mr. Jackson required that they should be members of the church,
"apt to teach," and class leaders. 
Monaghan ... The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Clogher, and in the patronage of the Bishop : the tithes amount to £553. 16s. 11d. The glebe-house is a neat thatched residence, and the glebe comprises 38 statute acres, valued at £114 per annum. The church, a very handsome structure, in the later English style of architecture, with a tower and spire, was erected on the site of the former edifice in 1836, at an expense of £5330, of which £100 was a legacy, with interest, bequeathed by the late Dowager Lady Rossmore ; £1000, a bequest of Mrs. Jackson ; £2000, a loan from the late Board of first Fruits, the remainder being raised by subscription. The interior contains some handsome monuments and tablets of white marble, to the late rector, the Rev. Mr. Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, the families of Lucas and Cole, and the lady of Col. Westenra.
... a free school for boys was founded by R. Jackson, Esq., who endowed it with £22. 10s., per annum and a house rent-free; a. female sewing school is also supported by the same gentleman, who endowed it with a house rent-free and a salary of £16 for the mistress ;.
... An almshouse for six poor widows was founded by the late Richard Jackson, Esq., who endowed it with £25. 19s., per annum, charged on lands in the parish.
D991/5/1/3: D991 Estate papers, correspondence, photographs of the Boer War, and genealogical papers of the Bartley, Thompson, McKean, Gardiner and Jackson families. (200 documents)
James JACKSON of Clonco[rn] had two sisters Miss Peggy John JOHNSTON of D[__in?] street Monaghan
Mrs Jane HARDY mother of Margaret HARDY aunts of Mrs. Dr. REYNOLDS Mrs HARDY had three daughters
Mary Anne = Richard JACKSON
John William Richard Christopher
James Jane Anne Johnston
Mary Kidd Kent
Eliza & Margaret HARDY
MR JACKSON brothers: James John Peggy Jane
Brother Richard JACKSON son Dick of Annaglough
Mary Anne HARDY = Richard JACKSON Slacksgrove [?]
Richard JACKSON will dated 30 April 1831
Robert 22 March 1834
Anne JACKSON died 27 April 1839
Richard JACKSON died 22 Jan 1834
Mrs. JACKSON died 2 July 1834
From all of the above and a few other sources, I have taken a stab at a stub of a family tree. How they fit into other JACKSON family trees from that time and place, I have no idea.
Descendants of Richard Jackson of Monaghan
1 Richard Jackson d: 1831
.. +Margaret Unnamed d: 02 Jul 1834
........ 2 William Jackson
................... 3 James Jackson
....................... +Mary Kydd (NOTE: She is part of the KIDD family of Racarby & Tassagh, Parish of Keady, Co. Armagh – a family connected to linen).
............................. 4 Anne Jackson b: 21 Jan 1799 in Clones, Co. Monaghan d: 07 Apr 1829
................................. +Robert McKean b: 1789 in of Armagh d: 1837 m: 1819
........................................ 5 William McKean b: 24 Jan 1822 in Ireland d: 24 Aug 1906 in Millmount Keady, Armagh, Ireland
............................................ +Mary Anne Jane Bartley b: 31 Dec 1815 d: 12 Apr 1886 in Millmount, Keady, Armagh, Ireland m: 1844
Other possible connections include:
 It may be the 21st – the writing is not clear.
 Margaret JACKSON – I believe was born Margaret IRWIN. Her mother was a SWANZY.
I have their connections back to SWANZY and SEAVERs in my family tree at Rootsweb.
SOURCE: The Families: French Of Belturbet and Nixon Of Fermanagh and their Descendants .
The Rev. Henry Biddall Swanzy, M.A. Printed For Private Circulation. 1908. Dublin : Printed By Alex. Thom & Co. Limited.
 James JACKSON. This is probably Margaret JACKSON’s grandson. The file copy says: James Jackson of Clones.
 James ALEXANDER
 George BARTLEY. This is probably the George BARTLEY (1777-1839) who had a residence in Monaghan and also at Bartley’s Grove. His daughter Mary Anne Jane BARTLEY married into this JACKSON family line, ten years after this will was probated. Also, he was a member of the St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Tullycorbet, CO, Monaghan.
 James HATCHETT, Esq.
 This likely resulted in the Church Steeple being added to Christ Church, Ballybay.
 Morphy, E.M. A York Pioneer's Recollecting of Youthfull Days in the Emerald Isle: also of his emigration and first impressions of Canada, especially Toronto (late York), and its inhabitants when the City was only one year old, and its population 9,000. Daniel Rose, Printer: 1893.
 Parliamentary Papers, Vol. 22. Part I. 1858 Pages 158 -- 159
 Roche, Dennis Carolyn. Historical Sketches of Monaghan: From the earliest records to the Fenian movement.
 Laurel Lodge – NOTE: I do not know where this is.
 Seosamh O Dufaigh.Review of Historic Buildings:Areas of Architectural Importance in the Town of Monaghan. Published in Clogher Historical Record Vol 7, No 12. 1970.
 Clonco[m] – my best guesses for this would be the townland of Cloncullan, Parish of Errigal trough and Colonacullion, Parish of Aghnamullen. The name JACKSON does not show up in either of these in the Griffiths Valuation, but Cloncullan has more names that might be related. The file item at National Archives in Dublin indicates that the executor was James JACKSON of Clones.
 Jan 24, 2010: In the hopes of learning more, I have emailed the person who posted the following: HARDY, Christopher. Dau. Marianna married Richard JACKSON in Clones, Co Monaghan in 1818. W. Jane JACKSON. SOURCE: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fianna/surname/sur08.html