Thomas Jackson pewterer will transcription and notes
NOTE: I have used [square brackets] to indicate words I am unsure about;(round brackets) were in the transcription. I have bolded names and have used bullets to separate out the Items. This was not done in the original. Jan Waugh helped me with some of the trickier bits of the transcription, but in the end, all errors – and there likely will be some - are mine. Where the footnotes include nothing but the name, that means that I know nothing more at this time, but by doing it this way. I can more readily add bits later.
In the Name of God, Amen. The first day of September Anno din., 1680 And in Year Two and Thirtieth years of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the year of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland. Defender of the ffaith, I Thomas Jackson Citizen and Pewterer of London being in good health yet sensible of the uncertainty of life doe make and ordain this my last will and testament And First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of God’s Eternal Unchangeable? free Grace love and mercy in Jesus Christ in hope of Eternal Life and Salvation through Faith in his precious blood And I commit my body to be buried in Christian manner And in the parish Church of [StokeNewington] (As in- conveniently it may be) In hope of a Joyful resurrection to Glory att? the appearring of Jesus Christ when he shall come to be glorified in his Saints And as [bou/nthissy (bau/nchissy) and cosicirissy] such goods Chatells debts and personall effects as it hath pleased God to send me in this world I give, will and bequeath the same as followeth (That is to say) Imprimis I will that all such debts as I shall duly owe at the time of my decease shall be paid accor- ding to equity and good conscience.
ALL THE REST and
Residue of my goods chattels leases debts and personal effects whatsoever not before have bein [been] given and bequeathed after my debts and Funeral shall be paid and discharged I give and bequeath onto my said Loving son Samuel Jackson. And I doe hearby make and ordain and appoint my said Loving son Samuel Jackson the executor of this my last will and testament not doubting but that he will faithfully perform the trust hereby committed to him. And I doe hereby revoke [desnull?] and make void all former wills by me made. In Witness thereof I the said Thomas Jackson The Testator have to this my last will and testament sett my hand and seal this day and year First above written /Thomas Jackson Signed sealed published and declared? By the said Thomas Jackson the Testator to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us Francis Stannton Elizabeth Stannton Margery [Cousins?].
PROBATUM FUIT. ...[I leave the Latin to others] 15 September 1680.
 Thomas JACKSON(1600- 1680). The fact that he was both a pewterer and a colonel, makes it most likely that he was the pewterer named Thomas JACKSON who was awarded lands in Co. Meath.
· The son of Robert JACKSON and Mary SMITH, he was born in Ch. Broughton, Derbyshire in 1600.
· He was in Colonel Fairfax’s Regiment, Parliamentary Army.
· He married Grace ROEBUCK of Horbury, Yorkshire.
 Stoke Newtington SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoke_Newington_%28parish%29
 Imprimis translates as specially, particularly, specifically. Also “the first”
 John JACKSON and his wife. This would be Rev. John JACKSON (1604-1691) of Twyford, Berkshire and his wife Anne HOLT. SOURCE: Clan Jackson.
 Thomas JACKSON – nephew of Testator.
 Richard JACKSON is the eldest brother – according to Clan Jackson
 Thomas JACKSON, cooper. His relationship is not yet known to me.
 Thomas SMITH. NOTE: It would be worth checking out the Thomas SMITH (1615-1702), Bishop of Carlisile. There may be a familial tie.
 George SMITH. Note there was a marriage of a George SMITH and a Grizel JACKSON at St. Andrews Church, Dublin on September 14, 1672. There may be a familial tie. Also: Ashby, built by George Smith, Citizen of London, a native of this parish, in 1688, and endowed by him with 20s. a year. Dr. Thomas Smith, his cousin, and Bishop of Carlisle, and a native of this parish, left 100/. for the benefit of this School. SOURCE: Westmoreland Schools in Gentleman’s Magazine Vol 93 Part 2
There was a George SMITH who was a Citizen and pewterer.
 Anne JACKSON (b 1598) married Thomas SMITH on Nov 13, 1620 at St. Michael's Church, Church Broughton, Derbyshire. SOURCE: Clan Jackson
 John JACKSON, son of Testator’s brother, William JACKSON and Eleanor SMITH. He also had a brother Moses JACKSON. SOURCE: Clan Jackson.
 William JACKSON (b 1595), Testator’s brother. He married Eleanor SMITH.
 John JACKSON (b.1650) son of Testator’s brother, John JACKSON and Anne HOLT. He married Penelope COOK.
 Joseph JACKSON, nephew of Testator. NOTE: AT present, I do not know where he fits in, but the records for his brother’s children are not yet complete.
 Samuel ASHURST
 Andrew MORTON
 Mr. BULL
 Mr. BLARKINSON or BLACKMORE – hard to read and interpret what it might be.
 Mr. JACKSON of Tottenham
 Andrew ACHURST?
 NOTE: This may be Nathaniel JACKSON not EUSTON.
 Nathanial EUSTON or JACKSON?
 Mr. CASE
 Mr. WATSON
 Mr. LONGFORD – given the context, possibly a brother-in-law of Thomas JACKSON
 Isabell – possibly LONGFORD
 Elizabeth – possibly LONGFORD
 Ann BOTTOM
 Samuel JACKSON (1658 – 1716), pewterer. Son of Testator. NOTE: I have transcribed a transcription of his will.
 Francis STANNTON – possibly STAUNTON.
 Elizabeth STANNTON – possibly STAUNTON. The curious thing is that there are surnames that look like this in the will of John JACKSON, pewterer, probated Sept 30, 1592.He seemingly had no male descendants.
 Margery COUSINS? The name is not at all clear. This is a long shot guess. The curious thing is that there are surnames that look like this in the will of John JACKSON, pewterer, probated Sept 30, 1592. This John JACKSON seemingly had no male descendants.
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