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Sharon Oddie Brown. March 18, 2018


Counties, Parishes, Townships & Such Last Updated


February 23, 2018


February 23, 2018
CARLOW SEE: CARLOW-docs February 24, 2018
CAVAN SEE: CAVAN-docs March 18, 2018
DERRY aka LONDONDERRY SEE: DERRY-docs March 20, 2018

DOWN SEE: Down-docs
NOTE: Newtownards, a key town for JACKSONs, was formerly called Ballylisnevan.
A reference book worth purchasing: Ian Maxwell, Researching Down Ancestors: A Practical Guide for the Family and Local Historian.

March 20, 2018
DUBLIN SEE: Dublin-docs March 20, 2018
Jacksons of Kildare in Griffiths Valuation This compilation of data is especially useful when looked at in conjunction with abstracts of Memorials of Deeds of JACKSONs in Co. Kildare. [Deeds page updated June 18, 2015]I will be working on more related data and will soon write some companion pieces as well as at least one family tree that I can construct as a result of this data.
Jacksons in Kildare 1835-1839 Voters List
Jacksons in Kildare 1823-1837 Tithe Applotments Since computer searches do better with consistent names - for example William instead of Wm or Wllm - I have standardized them all. I find that this kind of table is helpful when viewed alongside deed references, and other land documents.
Jacksons of Ballygibbon Snippets There are several family branches of Jacksons of Ballygibbon, Co. Kildare that will likely interconnect when more is known. None of them are extensive enough to really be called trees - branches is more like it. Shrubs, perhaps. Ballygibbon is also very close to the parishes of Ardkill and Tomahoe, where there were also JACKSONs in the early 1700s. A link is likely. See: Jacksons of Kings Co. & Co. Kildare tree.
JACKSONs of Wexford, Wicklow & some Kildare

I have posted the JACKSON probates from the National Archives, and interpolated material from several other sources. As I result, I also updated the outline tree of the JACKSONs of Co. Kildare. There will be revisions for both these pages in the near future as I learn more from data I recently brought home from Ireland.

May 12, 2013
Jacksons in Co. Kildare Townlands Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees. Much of this data is in various other documents on my site, so this is simply another way of looking at it. Perhaps with a fresh perspective. All three of these Jackson family trees deserve more attention, as do the strays who are yet to be connected. I have also included a map. June 28, 2015
Kildare Valuations for JACKSONs and LYNCHs. WARNING: These notes were taken at great speed, and need to be double-checked against the originals. In my haste, I did leave off the identifying dates of the books that the entries were transcribed from. Their use is primarily as a starting point. NOTE: Valuation books contain the revisions of ownership recorded after the Griffiths Valuations which took place in the mid-1850s. May 15, 2013
I have transcribed, annotated and posted the probates of JACKSONs of Kings Co. and also as a result I have done a significant update of the family tree of the Jacksons of Ballyboy. May 13, 2019
Cancellation books of Aghavilla The last of David JACKSON's and Eliza OLIVER's children to be born at Aghavilla aka Aughavilla was Mary JACKSON b 1844. There is a deed reference that shows David JACKSON still connected to Aghavilla in 1849 August 27. This is the last mention of the land in connection with him and his name does not show up in the records at the time of the Griffiths Valuation in 1856-7. According to his marriage agreement, JACKSON had leased 86 acres and 17 perches or thereabouts - measured in Irish acres. This would work out to be a little more than 139 acres English measure. It would seem that this would then be the land leased by LaTouche to Rorke. The mystery is when and how the land went from a leasehold held by David JACKSON to one held by Hugh RORKE. October 26, 2010
Louth Co. - Assorted family There are various inter-related families living in Co. Louth who are recorded in the Griffiths Valuations. I have focused here on COULTER, BRADFORD, JACKSON & DICKIE. July 1, 2009
Annaghavackey is a townland of 369 acres in the Parish of Creggan, Co. Louth. In the 1854 Griffiths valuation, it seems that most of the townland is owned and leased to people who are related (DICKIE, BAILIE, BRADFORD, OLIVER). The total value was £283 1 0 in 1854. It is bordered on the east by Cavananore and Carrickastuck, on the south by Clonaleenaghan, to the west by Shanmullagh and on the north by Sheelagh and Tawnamore. Map links added & page reorganized. September 30, 2009
October 1, 2009
Carnbeg Three maps are of special interest here: 1737, 1754 and 1900. They show a continuity of family interest in the lands of Carnbeg. August 22, 2008
Carrickistuck  is a townland of 229 acres in the Parish of Philipstown. At the time of the 1740 Census, it was in the Parish of Castletown (NOTE: I do not know when the Parish boundaries and/or names changed). On its north eastern border is the river of Castletown, on the south-east, the townland of Philipstown; on the south, Barronstown, to the west Clonaleenan and Annaghvacky and to the north-west, Cavananore. The families connected to these lands also had significant business and family connections with people living in these neighbouring townlands October 8, 2009
Cavananore This townland started with the COULTER family, passed to the BRADFORD family and thence to Sir Thomas JACKSON Updated. November 30, 2003
March 30, 2010
West Shortstone, Co. Louth Cancellation Books NAMES: Robert Ellis BAILLIE aka BAYLEY; Robert J. BAILIE [I expect this “J.” is a transcription error in the cancellation book, and should be “E”]; Robert BAYLEY; John BRADSHAW; Stephen BROWN; John Baillie COULTER; Mary COULTER aka COLTER; Robert EPINASSE; James FAUGHEY aka FAGHEY; Patrick FLYNN; Bridget HERNON; [Illegible] LEADER; James MARTIN: Peter MARTIN; Thomas McARDLE; Terence MEEHAN; James G. MURRAY; Bernard REILLY; James TRACEY; Thomas WALSH; Jack WISEMAN; Bridget WOODS Thomas WOODS. October 25, 2011
JACKSONs in St Peters Drogheda Parish. Although the records span a much larger time frame than my transcriptions might indicate, I transcribed every JACKSON that I could find in Vol 1, and then cherry picked in Vol 2. There did not seem to be any more JACKSONs where I would have expected to see them. It seems likely that they were part of another Parish by the time of the 2nd volume May 17, 2013
Kane Graveyard in the townland of Kane, Parish of Kane, Barony of Upper Dundalk, Co. Louth. This was a graveyard in County Louth where Presbyterians from nearby were buried. The versions contributed by Mr. P. Crossle, and published in the Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, Vol. VIII. no. 4 (1911) have been included with Noel Ross’s transcriptions when the two versions differed (probably because of further erosion of the stones that occurred between the first and last transcriptions). November 22, 2105
MEATH See also 1659 Census of Meath  
I have transcribed, annotated and posted the probates of JACKSONs of Co. Meath. May 13, 2013
Samuel Jackson detective work. The focal point of this piece is the lands in Co Meath mentioned in the 1705 will of Samuel JACKSON (1631-1706). April 22, 2013
Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan - a map with tables referencing townlands NOTE: This is a large set of tables - possibly slow loading. It is also a work in progress October 22, 2005
Cordevlish "A Map of Cordevlish in the Parish of Aughnamullan, Barony of Cremoran & County of Monaghan belonging to Miss Elizabeth Breakey, surveys in 1781 by Jn Bruster" This map is of particular interest because of its information about the Breakey family conection. Elizabeth Breakey would have been aged 23 at the time of this map, the year of her marriage to Thomas Bradford. Note in the second part, the lands tenanted by John Breakey.
NOTE: This is a slow loading page which I intend to fix when I develop the skills to merge the two scans to create a single map. Until then, please bear with me.
February 24, 2004
Laragh, Co. Monaghan There are several leases involving the OLIVER family and the townlands of Laragh & Creevy. I expect to put it all together in the next week or so and then to add a link for the explanations.It may also be that it will be another bit of the puzzle that links the JACKSONs of Urcher with the JACKSONs of Ballybay. This has long been a mystery. December 9, 2006
Monaghan - Griffiths - Selected Townlands My intention is to add more townlands and parishes to this chart as I work my way through deeds that this kind of table helps to illuminate. July 6, 2009
Monaghan Co. - OLIVERs The OLIVERs who were in the linen industry held a number of leases in Monaghan from the mid-1700s until the mid-1800s. This chart helps to situate some of the mid-1800s OLIVERs. July 1, 2009
Townlands in Tyrone lease - Thomas JACKSON 1743 July 25. Most of these Tyrone townland names do not appear anywhere else, other than in this lease, in Google searches. The extent of the holdings mentioned in this list of 66 townland names and their alternate names is significant. I have been trying to determine where they all are as part of a clue to unravelling the ancestry of various JACKSON lines. Some of my guesses are pretty far-fetched. I am hoping that people who know more about Tyrone townland names can set me straight, or perhaps add to what I have found out thus far. November 21, 2013
Jacksons in Co. Tyrone in Griffiths Valuation. More needs to be done to learn more about the family links between these JACKSONs. November 21, 2013

Jacksons in Co. Wicklow & Wexford Misc sources.
Jacksons in Wexford Deeds.

Jacksons in Co. Wicklow Deeds.
Jacksons in Co. Wicklow & Wexford Misc sources.
Jacksons of Woodfield and Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. Much of this tree is based on hunches and scant records. The annotated version is included beneath the outline version, and is worth checking to see the basis on which the link was made. May 15, 2013
Probates of Jackson who died in Co. Wicklow. I am getting tantalizingly close to being able to click a number of these people into a family tree. At present, I have a stub of a tree including a number of JACKSONs from Woodfield aka Woodfieldglen in Co. Wicklow. If readers know more, it shouldn't take much to make a larger leap.  
Place Names of Note in Ireland This an alphabetical listing of Townlands and place names of interest. It is how I started ordering the information but by now it is getting so cumbersome that I don't plan to maintain it. Rather, I will be laddering my information into the page beneath: Irish Counties matched with Family Names. Or, one can go directly to the specific Townlands beneath for more detailed family information - as I collate the data and get their pages up. This page is long outdated - I have not kept it up since the information is elsewhere on the site. May 20, 2010 June 24, 2003
Irish Counties matched with Family Names I have listed all the counties with the townlands of interest and the surnames of the appropriate families indicated. This page is long outdated - I have not kept it up since the information is elsewhere on the site. May 20, 2010 October 15, 2004




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