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James JACKSON's will written in 1661 and probated in 1662 shows that he belongs to the JACKSONs of Kings Co. - Seirkeiran.. The forenames of the males in this family echo the forenames of the Jacksons of Co. Down: Robert, Henry, & James. Also of possible significance is the attention paid to this line by Tenison Arthur Groves (abt 1864-1938), a researcher whose main focus was on families from Northern Ireland.
Sharon Oddie Brown. January 14, 2016
Updated Nov 14, 2020


1762 James JACKSON will: Transcription thanks to Jan Waugh. 2019.


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In the name of God Amen. I James Jackson[1] and now belonging to his majesties ship Foudroyant being of a sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the dangers of the sea and the uncertainities of this transitory life do for avoiding controvercies after my decease make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say. First I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to order. And as for all my worldly estate I give, bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth, that is to say. all and singular such salary, ticketts, bounty, money, prize money, wages, sum and sums of money, lands, tenements, goods, chattels and estates whatsoever as shall be anyways due, owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I give, devise and bequeath the same unto my loving father Robert Jackson[2] of Grange, Kings County, Ireland. And I do hereby nominate and appoint Archibald Douglas[3] of Plymouth Dock, Executor in trust of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills, testaments and deeds of gift by me at any time heretofore made. And I do ordain and ratify these presents to stand and be for my only last will and testament. In witness whereof to this my said will I have set my hand and seal the twentieth day of October, 1 George III, in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one (1761). James Jackson. Signed, sealed and published in the presence of John Tainter[4], Jane Pearce[5] her mark.
Probate  This will was proved at London ... 8 Nov 1762 ... by the oath of Archibald Douglas the sole Executors named in the said will ...

Grange - Parish Seikieran

[1] James JACKSON (?- bt 1761-1762) Son of Robert JACKSON Esq. (?-1785) and Eugenia. Since James predeceased his father, he was not named in his father’s will. Deeds evidence indicates that he was the James JACKSON of Birr, Ballybritt, Kings Co., Gent, who married Anne DALTON aka D’ALTON. They had two daughters: Elizabeth & Lavinia.

·         ROD: 254-420-168410. 1767 Jun 23 Ann JACKSON of Birr, Kings Co spinster of 1st pt & Hanibal FRASER of Birr Esq of 2nd pt & James JACKSON of BIRR Gent of 3rd pt Whereas Anne JACKSON is seized to her and her heirs two houses in Town of Birr with Garden and a field near said town in Barony of Ballybrott [Ballybritt], Kings Co... and reciting Hanibald [sic] is entitled to sum of £1.500 pounds to be charged on estate & lands of George FRAZER, whereas a marriage is soon to be had btw sd Hannibal FRAZER & Ann JACKSON... securities to be paid to James JACKSON … WITNESS: Christiana HANSARD City of Dublin spinster & Henry PALMER of City of Dublin GENT. .. Anne JACKSON [SEAL]

·         ROD: 360-160-242173. 1783 Oct 27 JACKSON-FRAZER & wife Robert Jackson of Grange. Kings Co Esq. & Hannibal FRASER of Birr... SEE: Faulkner's Dublin Journal 4 July 1767.

·         ROD: 370-379-252830. 1786 Sep 8. Hannibal FRASER of Kings Co, Esq & Anne FRASER otherwise JACKSON his wife. Eugenia JACKSON late of Grange but now of Birr, Kings Co. Wicklow, widow of Robert JACKSON; James JACKSON, brother to Anne JACKSON.

·         ROD: 558-277-371383. 1803 Jun 1.BTW William ABBOTT Esq Ensign in 30th Regiment of Foot Esq. of 1st pt. Jane KING spinster daughter of Jane KING of Dublin Widow of 2nd pt. and Jane KING the elder and  William ABBOTT of City of Dublin attorney of 3rd pt. Reciting that William ABBOTT was entitled under marriage settlement of his grandfather James JACKSON Esq expectant upon the death of his said Grandfather unto one moiety of certain houses situated in and near Parsonstown  Kings Co. said William several lands and premises together with other properties with an annuity of £100 for said Jane KING the younger in case she survives her husband…. WITNESS: Rev Thomas LYSTER of City of Dublin clerk Frances [SEALY?] of City of Dublin spinster

[2] Robert JACKSON (?-1785) of Grange, buried Parish Seirkieran.  NOTE: Grange, Parish of Seirkieran aka Kierans, Barony of Ballybritt, Co. Offaly aka Kings Co.

  • I suspect that the father of this Robert JACKSON of Grange was Robert JACKSON (bef 1716-1743). SEE: An Anecdote of the 4th Regiment of Horse, published in Dublin Penny Journal, Vol. 1, No. 19, November 3, 1832.

[3] Archibald DOUGLAS of Plymouth Dock

[4] John TAINTER

[5] Jane PEARCE




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