Richard ALLEN (1810-1881) of Liscalgot & of Dublin. This page will be updated in the spring, after I get back from my next trip to Ireland. The ALLEN-JACKSON marriage connection remains a mystery, one that will likely soon be solved. The last bits of info will likely have to wait till I can get to PRONI.
Sharon Oddie Brown. January 31, 2023
Richard ALLEN of
I am beginning to close in on who this Richard ALLEN of
Liscalgot might have been and what his connection to the JACKSONs of Urker might have been.
Thomas Andrew JACKSON (1930-2007) shared these photos that his
family had saved. Thomas was a grandson of Andrew
Coulter Bradford JACKSON (1846-1929), and Eliza
Emily GILMORE (1846-1938) and had been largely raised by his grandmother
and aunts after his mother died when he was two years old, after giving birth
to his younger brother.
Mr Allen & his son Richard
Richard ALLEN was a lessor at Liscalgot at time of Griffiths
One lease of interest – that leas us to look in Dublin:
ROD: 1873-3-71. Image
423 Jan 17 1873 Richard ALLEN Esq. of 20 Sandforth Rd., Dublin of 1 pt & David
JACKSON of Urker, Co. Armagh farmer of other pt. Lease of 76a 20p in Liscalgot. Curiously this lease is witnessed by John JACKSON of: “Antrim Co.
Armagh” (surely, it has to be either Antrim or Armagh), farmer and Edward
JOHNSTON of 20 Sandforth Rd., Dublin, Mercantile Clerk.
In 2015, Eugene Lynch asked me if I had ever heard of the
Cashels in Liscalgot associated with JACKSONs, and then drove me to them, just
off Liscalgat Road. This led me – the very next day - to the notes in
T.G.F. Paterson’s notebooks at the Armagh Museum
Notebook 284 Vol 3.: CORAGH OS Sheet No 8 JACKSON’S FORT The rampart of the ring of this earthwork
has been levelled into the trench all the way round with the result that the ring
sits several feet high above the surrounding fields. It is now (1931) in use
as an orchard. Mr. Allen, the present owner of the farm states that
his family settled in the adjoining townland of Ternacreevy in 1616. His
mother was a Miss Jackson daughter
of the former owner & the Jackson’s held the farm “from the days of
Notebook No 135. LISCALGOT O.S. Sheet No 31There are two cashels in this townland, one on the farm
of Mr. Bernard Loy (and known as Loy’s For[th]) and the other on a grazing
farm (within a stone throw) belonging to Sir Thomas Jackson. Both are well
known locally, Loy’s being perhaps the more “famous” of the two. The cashel
on the Jackson property contained a “cave” but it is now (1930) closed. These
forts are not shown on the maps of 1855.The Jackson cashel, until
a few years ago was a mass of thorns etc. These have now been cleared away
but Loys Forth is still very much overgrown.
At PRONI, I found the link between a will of a Richard ALLEN
and lands at Liscalgot (I need to get to PRONI to see it)
PRONI Reference : T810/1 Level : Item Access : Open Title : Volume comprising transcripts of documents
Dates : 1637-1905 Description : Volume comprising transcripts of documents
deposited by the Land Registry of Northern Ireland, arranged
alphabetically by surname.
. (25) Will and Grant of Probate of Richard Allen of No. 21 Windsor Road,
Rathmines, Co. Dublin relating to the lands of Liscalgot,
Coolderry, Co. Armagh, 25 January 1882.
This led me to his the Probate of Richard ALLEN’s will:
Will Probate: 1882 Jan 25 Richard ALLEN late of 21 Windsor-Road
Rathmines County Dublin Esquire deceased who died 13 November 1881 at same
place proved at the Principal Registry by Lois Daniel of Valetta Zion-road
Rathgar in said Country Merchant and Mary Jane ALLEN of 21 Windsor-road Widow
two of the executors. Effects £3,225.12.10 Probate (? Grant) T1230. NOTE: This tells us that
he was wealthy, and likely of the Merchant class. I have yet to determine
whether Mary Jane ALLEN was his widow, or the widow of a son or some other
In turn, this led me Richard ALLEN’s death Cert:
Death Cert: 1881 Nov 13 Richard ALLEN 21 Windsor Road Dublin age
71 Margaret ALLEN present at death 21 Windsor Road. NOTE: I have not found out
who Margaret ALLEN was.
Since this lease happens after his death, it seems that Richard
ALLEN had a son named after him.
1897 June 24 Richard ALLEN jr leased to
Elizabeth JACKSON land in Liscalgot. SOURCE: Irish Land Commission First Statutory Term
NOTE: I do not recall where I found that page. PRONI? The photo is
dated 2016 and is filed: D:\Documents\Genealogy\Reference\Counties\Armagh\ Liscalgot
lease JACKSON-ALLEN. The Elizabeth JACKSON mentioned in this document
was most likely Eliza JACKSON née OLIVER (1815-1903, wife of David JACKSON (1814-1889)
Then there is an elusive Mrs. JACKSON of Dublin &
Janie - another of Thomas Andrew JACKSON’s photos. Is it possible that her
daughter married an ALLEN?