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Of interest to me is that several of the JACKSONs of Kirby Lonsdale were also resident and active in Coleraine at this time. One of them, Capt. William JACKSON (1628-1688) had held leases in the Clothworkers Proportion from 1663. He was a son of Rev. Richard JACKSON (1602-1681). Rev. Richard had a brother John JACKSON (b. abt 1609). There may or may not be a connection. Although the lots 9 & 10 in Coleraine were willed to Paul JACKSON, a brother of John JACKSON, I have yet to find a record of him there. The footnotes that I have added to Jan Waugh's transcription (thanks Jan!) will be updated as I learn more. .
Sharon Oddie Brown. November 22, 2018
Update: February 2, 2024: Added: John Jackson of Inner Temple, gent buried in the round walke June 19th, 1677 p 451 Vol III (1660-1714). SOURCE: Calendar of Inner Temple Records: Added Changes to Footnote #3.
: John JACKSON's profession was likely connected to the Church and/or the law.

1677 John JACKSON house in Coleraine

In the name of God Amen. The nynteenth day of July 1677. And in the twenty nynth year of the reigne of our soveraigne lord Charles the second by the grace of God king of England Scotland, France and Ireland defender of the faith &c. I John Jackson [1]of Clarehouse[2] of the Parish of St Clement London, clerke, being of good health of body and of perfect memory, praised be God, considering the certainty of my disease and the uncertainty of the how or thereof doe make, constitute, ordaine and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. First I doe comend my soule and spirit into the hands of Almighty God my Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ my alone Saviour and Redeemer. And my body I comitt to the Earth to be decently buried att the discretion of of my Executor hereafter named. And as for my temporall estate and worldy goods and chattells I order, give and dispose the same as followeth. First my will is that all such debts as I owe in right or consiance to any man shall be well and truly contented and paid within convenient time after my decease by my Executor. And I doe nominate, make and constitute my welbeloved brother Thomas Jackson[3] of Westchester[4] my sole Executor of this my last will and testament. Item I give and bequeath all my interest in that house, messuage or tenement and scituate and lying in Colraine[5] and the liberty thereof in Ulster within the Realm of Ireland marked nyne and tenn[6] of which I have taken a lease of the Honorable Society London[7] for 31 yeares bearing date the 6 day of November 1679[8] unto my brother Paul Jackson[9] as being next hereunto the same. Item I give and bequeath unto my said brother Paul Jackson 50li sterling to be paid to him within six moneths after my desease. Item I leave 50li more to my said brother Paul Jackson requiring him herby to pay interest after six percent yearly for his latter 50li unto my sister Susanna Saxon[10] dureing the terme of her natural life. Item I give and bequeath unto my said sister Susannah Saxon 10li to be paid within one yeare after my desease. And to every one of her children 5li a peice the first 5li to be paid within one yeare after my disease the next 5li within a yeare and a halfe after my decease. And the rest att the rend of two years after my disease. Item I give and bequeath unto my brother in law Christopher Saxon[11] 5li. Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Jackson my Executor 50li and what money he is oweing me by bond I doe hereby freely remitt and forgive. Item I give and bequeath unto his wife[12] my sister in law 10li and to every on of his children 5li a peice. Item I leave unto my said brother Thomas Jackson 50li pounds more requiring him hereby to pay interest according to law for this () summe of 50li to my brother Stephen Jackson[13] dureing the said Stephens life. Item I give and bequeath unto my said brother Stephen Jackson 30li more to be paid within 12 moneths after my decease and what money he is oweing me by bond I doe hereby freely forgive the same. This I have written with my own hand that it may more plainly appear it is my sole and absolute will and testament furthermore I do give to be added to this will that my clothes and bookes, disposed of according to the will of my Executor. Item I give to the meaner servants of the house thirty shillings a peece. I leave alsoe thirty pounds in the hands of the witness to this will to defray my funerall expences. And if any thing remaine to be given to the poore. This I sealed and subscribed the the day and yeare above written. John Jackson. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of John Andrewes[14], John Jackson[15], Jer. Fisher[16]

Probatum (Latin) ... 13 Aug 1677 ... Thomae Jackson fratis dicti defuncti et Executoris ...

Colerian & Jacksons
SOURCE: PRONI - with my additions circled.


[1] John JACKSON. Brother of Paul JACKSON, Thomas JACKSON Stephen JACKSON and Susanna JACKSON. There is no mention of a wife or children. A possible link: Johne Jackson chr. 27 Dec 1602 Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London to Raphe Jackson LDS C04160-5 692298. Another possible link: John JACKSON (b. abt 1609), baptized March 4, 1609 - Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church, Westmoreland, England.
ADDED: February 2, 2024: John Jackson of Inner Temple, gent buried in the round walke June 19th, 1677 p 451 Vol III (1660-1714). SOURCE: Calendar of Inner Temple Records:

[2] Some Account of the Hospital and Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, Middlesex. John Parton

Clare market, comprehending the ground to the south of Fikattesfeld, was
first built on by the earl of Clare, from whose mansion it derived its name, as
did the adjacent Holles-street. This seat, when first erected, stood in the
fields, and it is only since that period (1654,) that most of the neighbourhood
there has been built, that is to say, since its desertion by its noble founder.
The Duke's theatre (built by sir William D'Avenant in 1662, on quitting
the Cockpit) was the next distinguished object which contributed to draw
a neighbourhood around it. This being under the patronage of the duke of
York, afterwards James II, probably occasioned the formation as well as name
of Duke-street, near it. By a reference to the accompanying plan of the boun-
daries, and to the plan of St. Giles's parish, as built on, it will be seen that
both Clare house and this theatre, stood on the site of the St. Clements moiety
of Aldewych field or close, viz. the theatre, adjoining the plots of ground
called La Hale, and Sprettony; and Clare house, a little beyond it southwards,
and nearly opposite.

Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people, and its places. George Walter Thornbury

London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 1 Henry Benjamin Wheatley

Clare Court, or Clare House Court, on the east side of Drury Lane, next Blackmoor Street, was so called after John Holles, second Earl of Clare, whose town house stood at the end of this court.

[3] Thomas JACKSON of Westchester. NOTE: The original settlers of the Jackson name came to Ulster in Charles I’s reign (1625-1649). There were two brothers, viz. Launcelot, at Ballymacarret, Parish Knockbreda (Castlereagh Upper portion). Barony of Castlereagh Upper, Co. Down, in 1639, and Thomas, who obtained about the same time a lien on lands in the vicinity of Coleraine from the Irish Society. SOURCE: Fighters of Derry: Their Deeds and Descendants, Being a Chronicle of Events in Ireland During the Revolutionary Period, 1688-91 W.R. Young, (London, 1932). p 66 NOTE: How long the JACKSONs had unbroken tenure at Ballymacarret,, I do not know, but April 16, 1864: Sale by Auction of “That neat and commodious Residence in Ballmacarrett called “Jackson Hall” with lawn and garden. BNL Apr 9 1864.

[4] Westchester, aka Chester, England.

[5] Coleraine. See: JACKSONs of Coleraine.

[6] House marked 9 & 10 in Coleraine.

[7] Honorable Society of London. SEE: London Rolls JACKSONs

[8] Given that the will is from 1677, and the lease is described as: for 31 yeares bearing date the 6 day of November 1679, I would assume that the deed is to be renewed in 1679 but was first leased 31 years earlier in 1648.

[9] Paul JACKSON

[10] Susanna SAXON née JACKSON

[11] Christopher SAXON – presumably the husband of Susanna JACKSON

[12] [?] JACKSON, wife of Thomas JACKSON & sister-in-law of John JACKSON.

[13] Stephen JACKSON

[14] John ANDREWS

[15] John JACKSON – an unidentified witness.

[16] Jeremy FISHER



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