ROD: 141-429-96062 See: Image 529 at Family Search.
A memorial of an assignment bearing date 25 Feb 1748 (indorsed on the back 22 May 1747)
And’w Todd of Carricknaveagh otherwise Todds town in the parish of Killeny, Co. Down, Linendraper did in for & in consideration for therein mentioned release and confirm unto said Jno Gibson of Ballymacarrett, Co Down, farmer all & that parcel of land within the townland of Ballyregan in the parish of Dundonnald, Co Down formerly possessed by John Denham & all that and all within the said townland of Ballyregan formerly possessed by Robert Jackson (etc) by indenture bearing date first day of November 1677 were demised by James Ross of Portavoe in Co Down to Jno Jackson of Ballyregan, aforesaid forever at the rent of £18 yearly besides duties & relief money etc – the said lands were conveyed by sd Jno Jackson to Thos Jackson & by said Thos Jackson reconveyed to sd Jno Jackson & by said Jno Jackson, afterwards conveyed to his son Jo’sh Jackson & by said Jo’sh conveyed to Rob’t Magee in trust for Joseph's wife, Grizil, dau of sd Robt Magee and her children & afterwards by ye sd Jo’sh Jackson & his said wife Grizil, Jno Jackson their son, Hugh Rea & Eliz’h his wife daugh of ye said Jo’sh & Grizel, & sd James Hutcheson one of the Exors of the said Robert Magee, conveyed to the said And’w Todd & by an assignment bearing date 24 Feb 1748 Indorsed also on the back of said release by sd Jno Gibson – did in consideration therin mentioned reconvey his right, title & interest in said lands & tenem’ts to the said Andrew Todd & by sd first mentioned Indorsement of sd 24 Feb 1748 the sd Andrew Todd for £82-10sh did convey sd deed of release & preme’s thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto said James Jackson for the proper use and behoof of him & sd James Jackson, his heirs & assigns forever which sd witnessed indorsement is witnessed by Jno Henderson of Belfast, Co Antrim merchant, Jno Lowers of parish of Ballee, Co Down, farmer & Thomas Jackson of Ballyregan in sd Co farmer & said mem’l also witnessed by said Jno Henderson & And’w McKee of the parish aforesaid – James Jackson <seal> in presence of Jno Henderson & And’w McKee
Registered 28 Aug 1750
 Andrew TODD. I have yet to research his name, but I am intrigued that an Andrew TODD (1748-1805), who was likely a son of this Andrew TODD, married the 3rd daughter of James BIRCH (d. 1727) and Mary JACKSON (d aft 1732).
MARY BIRCH née JACKSON references of possible interest:
· ROD 121-328-83117 Dec 8 1732 Mary BURCH als JACKSON in Loghans, Co. Down on behalf of John BURCH son to said Mary of the 1 pt & John LEDLIE of Carnin Co. Tyrone on behalf of his daughter Jane LEDLIE on the other pt.. In consid of a marriage to be had btw said John BURCH and Jane LEDLIE & of 80 pounds soon to be paid by said John as a marriage portion… Mary BURCH als JACKSON assigned to John BURCH that he had a right to by virtue of a will made by James BURCH late of Loghans, Co. Down deceased. dated 4th Feb 1726 father to John. And the said Mary did thereby assign & make over the dwelling house she then possessed with all office houses belonging to the same (the Turf house & little Stable) to the said John her son in a month after the said marriage. And in Case the said Mary and her son did not agree to live together in the same house after said marriage then Mary & John should be at equal expence in erecting a [?] Dwellinghouse for said Mary … John LEDLIE jr of Carnin Co. Tyrone to be overseer… said deed is witnessed by Jackson CLARK of Maghera, Co. Tyrone Merchant & William CROZER of [A?]ramore Co Down Gent
· Mary BIRCH née JACKSON was a cousin of John CLARKE of Maghera, ancestor of the families of CLARK of Ampertain House and Chichester-Clark of Moyola Park and Largantogher. I suspect this means that one of her father's sisters married a CLARK, because the name Jackson CLARK is in that family. SOURCE: Thomas Ledlie Birch by Aiken McClelland.
· ROD 129 303 87151 Jackson CLARK. NAMES: John CLARKE of Maghera, Co. Londonderry, Gent; James ADAIR of Belfast,; Jackson CLARK of Maghera; OTHER LANDS: Largantogher & Cregadick the lands of Tergartreevy, Cregmore, Termon or Erenagh, Maghera, Tysken [Tirkane?], Tyrenoney -Parish of Killilagh; Mullagh, Parish Termoneny; Moneymore, Parish of Maghera & the Mill of Maghera. SOURCE: Alison Kilpatrick's Website.
· ROD 121 828 83117 Marriage agreement. NAMES: Mary BURCH née JACKSON of Loghans, Parish Donaghclony, Co. Down; John BURCH; John LEDLIE of Carnan, Co. Tyrone; Jane LEDLIE. WITNESS: Jackson CLARK of Maghera, Co. Tyrone. SOURCE: Alison Kilpatrick’s web site.
· John CLARKE married Jane WHITE in 1690, and he died in 1707. SOURCE: thepeerage.com, See also: Snippets of Jackson-Clark connections and 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).
· There is a grab bag of info about the CLARKEs at: The Life Of Adam Clarke: Book 1, Genealogy It may or may not be reliable.
· If we could get one more generation back, this would help us to know where Mary JACKSON fit in with other JACKSONs. There was a William JACKSON of Tobermore who may have been her brother (their townlands were adjacent & he loaned money, record in a deed). SOURCE: Jacksons of Tobermore.
· A Robert CLARKE of Maghera is recorded in the 1663 Hearth Money Rolls of Londonderry
· CLARKS OF MAGHERA HOUSE, now Largantogher, Co. Derry... The first of the family to settle in Ulster was John Clark, who came from Lancashire. In 1690, he took a lease of the lands of Fortna Clark and Longfield from the Draper's Company, and a few later acquired by purchase from Montgomery of Grey Abbey the estate of Maghera (now Larantogher), where the family have resided ever since. He married Jane, sister of the Rev. Fulke White, first Presbyterian Minister of Broughshane, Co. Antrim, and ancestor of the famous Field-Marshall Sir George White, V.C. of Whitehall, Co. Antrim (see No. 224 Rev Fulke White). Their son Jackson Clark, born 1695, was admitted a freeman of Derry, and died in 1756. The name of Jackson, since so generally adopted by the family as almost to make a hyphenated surname, seems to indicate a relationship with the Jacksons of Jackson Hall, Coleraine. At all events, Ensign Thomas Jackson, one of Derry's defenders, was a near neighbour of theirs at Tobermore (see: No. 140).
· PRONI: D1550/71 4 Deeds of CLARKEs of Maghera.
· 1734 PRONI T877/43 Rt. Hon. Wm. Conolly, Dublin to Jackson Clarke, Maghera, Co. Londonderry. Lease for lives renewable of 92 acres, Rent £15 with Fees. Lower Halftown of Ballyknock, Co. Londonderry.
TODD family references
· The TODD family of Carricknaveagh, which was known as Toddsville as early as 1625, were prominent United Irishmen. The name of Andrew TODD (Birch's cousin) and Andrew Tod junior, appear in the "Black Book of the North of Ireland", a list of some 200 names of the leaders of the United Irishmen. When the rebellion broke out Andrew Todd junior, joined the rebel ranks, and acted as Captain of the Town Guard when Ballynahinch was in insurgent hands. After the rebellion was crushed he was imprisoned for a short time in Lisburn. Todd later married a sister of Birch's successor, Rev. Henry SIMPSON (1799-1843), and his descendants still live in Carricknaveagh. SOURCE: Thomas Ledlie Birch: United Irishman. Aiken McClelland
· 1711 February 18 NAMES: James JACKSON tanner of Newtown, Co. Down; John JACKSON, brother of Ballyreagan; Katherine McKINNEY aka Catring McKINNEY; Catrine HUTCHON and Catrine BIRCHE; Rachel JACKSON; John TODE; Agnes PAGE; Sam McDOUELL; Hendrie JACKSON; James ROSSE; John JACKSON of Ballyskeagh; Thomas JACKSON of Ballyreagan; James JACKSON nephew of James JACKSON of Ballymasca; James NEIL; Gilbert JACKSON son of John JACKSON of Ballyskeagh; Martha WITHER; James SLOAN; Thomas JACKSON of Newtown Innkeeper.
 John GIBSON
 John DENHAM
 Robert JACKSON (1619-1679) probably born in Little Ecclestone, Co. Lancashire, England and died at Ballyregan, Parish Dundonald, Co. Down.
 James ROSS
 John JACKSON (1667-1725) presumably the son of Robert JACKSON. Probably born and died at Ballyregan, Parish Dundonald, Co. Down. He was the husband of Katherine McKINNEY.
 Thomas JACKSON (1700-1779) – based on the presumption that the lease on the land then went to the Thomas JACKSON who was a son of John JACKSON (1667-1725) and Katherine McKINNEY..
 John JACKSON (abt 1700-?) presumably the land went to John JACKSON who was the brother of Thomas JACKSON (1700-1779). There is one other possibility: Instead did Thomas JACKSON reconvey the lands back to his father John JACKSON (1667-1725)? If he did, was this the explanation for the convoluted language in the 1714 lease (see above - Image 37)?)
 Joseph JACKSON presumably Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782?) son of John JACKSON and Katherine McKINNEY and brother of Thomas JACKSON and John JACKSON.
· SOURCE: The Genealogy of the Jackson Family. Rev. Hugh Parks Jackson. Press of Citizen & Gazette Co., Urbana Ohio, 1890. p. 7 About the year 1690, Joseph Jackson was born, who, with three of his brothers, became prominent physicians at Carrickfergus, county Antrim, and Newtown Limavady, county Londonderry, Ireland. These counties join, and the towns, above named, are about 35 miles apart; the former being 10 miles from Belfast, and the latter 16 miles X. E. of the town of Londonderry. Limavady has now a population of 3000 inhabitants. Dr. Jackson located first at Carrickfergus and afterward at Limavady. He was married three times. What were the names of his first and second wives could not be ascertained; but his third wife was Lady Mary Carr, sister of Lord James Carr. She first married a man by the name of Jackson and had one son Hugh. Her husband died, and she then became the third wife of Dr. Joseph Jackson, and was thus married to two men, not related, by the name of Jackson. NOTE: Some of this begs for more corroborating sources. The reference to Limavady may turn out to be a misunderstanding recorded in the early pedigrees – conflating Newtownards aka Newtown. with Limavady aka Newtownlimavady.
 Grizil MAGEE, daughter of Robert MAGEE and wife of Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782?).
 John JACKSON son of Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782?) and Grizil MAGEE. NOTE: She likely died before 1730 – at least if Elizabeth VANCE, Joseph’s 2nd wife had the son Andrew JACKSON (1730-1767) who went to America.
 Hugh REA. (1717-1759) NOTE: Since the REA family lived near the JACKSONs of Ballyreagan, intermarried with them, and the family were deeply involved with emigration to the Carolinas, this somewhat adds to the possible case for the grandfather of President Andrew JACKSON to be Dr. Joseph JACKSON. .
· Here lyeth ye body of David Rea of Maharynock Hill, who departed this life ye 16 of March 1754, aged 82 years, and also his son Hugh Rea of said place, who departed this life ye 2 of June 1759, aged 42 years, likewise the body of his son David Rea, who departed this life January 3d 1770, aged 13 years, also ye rimains of Elizabeth Rea otherwise Jackson, wife to ye above Hugh Rea, who died October ye 8th 1779, aged 62 years, here lyeth ye body of Cathrin Rea otherwise Barnett, wife of Matthew Rea, who departed ys life ye 2d of January 1781, aged 68 years. SOURCE: Reconstructing an eighteenth-century Ulster family: the Reas of Magheraknock and Killeen, County Down. William Roulston. Reprinted from Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review, No. 20, 2004
· NOTE: A John REA of Newry was a tanner (This JACKSON family had tanners as a trade as well) and had a will probated in 1747. Another John REA of Newry was a merchant and had a will probated 1749.
 Elizabeth REA née JACKSON (1717-1779).
 James HUTCHINSON. NOTE: In the deed which precedes this one, the HUTCHESONs were near neighbours of the JACKSONs and living in Ballyreagan:
· ROD: 141-428-96061 ROD: 141-428-96061 Image 529 Bt Thomas JACKSON of Ballyreagan, Parish of Dundonald Gent & James JACKSON son to Thomas of the other part Whereby said Thomas JACKSON for consideration mentioned granted to James JACKSON all that upperside of the croft from the new ditch to the house all the potato park and one half of the Forth hill lying next to James BROWNs house & all the rest of the farm above excepting Tenderes lying next to John GREENs farm & HUTCHESONs situated in the townlands of Ballyreagan , Parish of Dundonald… meared and bounded and possessed by Thomas JACKSON hold with appurtenances to James JACKSON and his heirs under yearly rent of £7 sterling at the expiration of every 21 years over and above the yearly rent. WITNESS: John GRENHOLME of Ballymascaines, Parish of Dundonald, Gent Robert ADAIR and Alexander HAMILTON both of Ballyreagan WITNESS; Robert ADAIR & Henry JOY of Belfast, Co. Antrim Printer. NOTE: This reference was included in Groves Manuscripts at PRONI T808/1. SEE: Jacksons of Co. Down.
· NOTE: Of possible interest: Jackson HUTCHINSON:1911 Census. b. 1882 in Co. Derry; drapery warehouseman; Presbyterian; husband of Margaret b. 1886 in Belfast; married 1 year; father of John McCune Hutchinson b. 1911 in Belfast; living at 22 Gawn St, Belfast in 1911
 John GIBSON
 James JACKSON. I am not sure who he may be, but a reasonable case could be made that he was James JACKSON (b. bef 1711) son of John JACKSON and Katherine McKINNEY aka McKINLEY. TO DO: Since James JACKSON signed this Memorial, it might be worth ordering some copies of Memorials and comparing signatures.
 John HENDERSON, merchant of Belfast.
 John LOWERS, parish Ballee.
 Thomas JACKSON Ballyreagan
 Andrew McKEE
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