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This transcription is thanks to the work of Jan Waugh. Also thanks to her research, is much of the info in the footnotes. This will interests me because a Marmaduke JACKSON - an unusual name in Ireland - was named in the Ormonde Papers in Sir William FLOWER's 1662 Muster Roll.
Sharon Oddie Brown December 30, 2022

1656 Marmaduke JACKSON probate

In the name of God Amen. This sixth day of November in the year of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one thousand six hundred fifty-six (1656). I Marmaduke Jackson[1] of Thorngumbald in Holderness[2] in the County of York, yeoman, being of perfect mind and memory, praised be the Almighty God therefore do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First, I bequeath my soul into the hands of the Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer. And, my body for to be buried where it shall please the Almighty God hoping for to be saved by the mercy of the Almighty God and through the merits and satisfaction of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and through my faith in his blood for to obtain remission of all my sins and life everlasting. Item, I give to Grizel[3] my wife my silver bowl and the best silver spoon. Item, I do give unto my three daughters Grace[4], Frances[5] and Margaret[6] every one of them ten pounds and every one of them a silver spoon for legacies. Item, I do give unto Marmaduke Jackson[7] my second son all my lands and tenements with all the commodities, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate, lying and being within the Lordship of Thorngumbald in Holderness within the County of York which I bought of Mr. William Gee[8] to have and to hold unto him the said Marmaduke Jackson my son and to his heirs forever in full satisfaction of all the filial right and claim that he might make unto any of my goods as a portion. Moreover, I do give unto Frances Jackson my second daughter an annuity or annual rent of four pounds a year for to be paid unto her yearly and every place during her natural life fourth of all my lands in Catwick in Holderness[9] with full power to distrain and satisfy herself upon the ground if it be not fully paid unto her or her assigns by equal portions at two equal times in the year, that is to say, at May Day time and Martinmas time the next day after my death. Item, I do give unto Margaret Jackson my youngest daughter an annuity or yearly rent of four pounds of like lawful English money for to be paid unto her yearly and every year during all the time of her natural life fourth of all or my of my lands in Catwick aforesaid with full power to distrain for the same and satisfied herself if it be not fully paid unto her by equal portions that is to say. The one half at May Day and the other at Martinmas next after my death. Item, I do give unto my eldest son Samuel Jackson[10] ten pounds and I do leave unto him my lands in Catwick paying the sisters as aforesaid and to his heirs forever. The rest of my goods unbequeathed I do give unto my son Marmaduke Jackson that he may pay my debts and I do make him my full Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. By me Marmaduke Jackson.

Probate. This will was proved at London 20 May 1658 ... by the oath of Marmaduke Jackson the son of the deceased and sole Executor named in the said will ... 


[1] Marmaduke JACKSON (b. ?-d. btw Nov 6 1656 and May 20 1658)

[2] Thorngumbald

·         Wiki SOURCE: Thorngumbald is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness, 8 miles (13 km) east of Hull on the A1033.

·         There is a contemporary JACKSON presence in the town. They may be descendants. SOURCE: Grave markers.

[3] Grizel THRUSK (or possibly THURSK)

·         Marmaduke Jackson and Grizel Thrusk mar 25 Aug 1645 Sutton, Yorkshire LDs

[4] Grace JACKSON – born after 1646

[5] Frances JACKSON 2nd Daughter therefore probably born aft bt 1647

[6] Margaret JACKSON 3rd Daughter therefore probably born aft bt 1648

[7] Marmaduke JACKSON

·         Marmaduke Jackson may have been born 1636 (his mar. record), although more likely it was 1634. There is a baptism at Catwick, Yorkshire (East Riding) for Marmaduke JACKSON son of Marmaduke JACKSON on 11 Aug 1634. SOURCE: Borthwick Institute for Archives found on findmypast.

·         Paver's Marriage Licences Vol II 1660-1674: Marmaduke Jackson, yeoman, 26 & Milcha Gibson, widow, 24, Hilston mar lic 1662 Hilston, Yorkshire [Marriage date: 21 Aug 1662 in East Riding Archives & Local Studies Service]

·         He had a son: Marmaduke, son of Marmaduke and Milcha Jackson chr 18 Jun 1663, Paull, York  LDS  I032716  1471220 [Thormaby, Yorkshire.] This son married: Marmaduke Jackson, gen., 38, Thorngumbald & Susanna Pinney, spinster, 34, Boynton mar lic 1680 Boynton or at Bridlington. SOURCE: Paver's marriage licences.

[8] William GEE

[9] WIKI SOURCE: Catwick is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 7.5 miles (12 km) north-east of Beverley town centre and 5 miles (8 km) west of Hornsea town centre. It lies on the A1035 road (formerly B1244) from Leven to Hornsea

[10] Samuel JACKSON

·         He seems to be the firstborn son of a first marriage. His father remarried in 1645.



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