1890 Christine JACKSON will
The Will (with one Codicil) of Christina Jackson late of Clontinaglare County Down Widow who died 14 March 1890 at same place was proved at Belfast by John Jackson of Barnamaghery in said County Farmer the surviving Executor. Effects £552 10s.
This is the last will and Testament of me Christina Jackson of Clontinaglar in the County of Down. I hereby revoke all Wills and Testament Terry instruments heretofore by me made. I appoint William Jackson of Killinchy Woods and John Jackson of Barnamaghary to be the executors of this my Will. I direct my executor to pay my just debts and funeral and Testamentary. I give and bequeath to my two daughters, Eliza McRoberts and Mary Jackson, the farm of land that I now live on together with all my chattels during their natural lives and at their death to fall into my two grandchildren Gawn Jackson and William Jackson. I leave and bequeath to the aforesaid Gawn Jackson, the one half of the land that is to say the East end of the farm, together with the dwelling house that I now live in and bequeath to the aforesaid William Jackson, the half of the land at the West End of the farm, together with the house known by the name of Tom's House and said house to be repaired and slatted by the aforesaid Gawn Jackson and William share and share equal and the office houses and chattels to be divided equally between Gawn Jackson and William Jackson. I allow my grandson John Jackson to be kept in clothing and washing until he can earn money for himself. I leave and bequeath to my two granddaughters Agnes and Lizzie Jackson the sum total of £40 each to be paid five years after my decease. I leave and bequeath to my daughter Jane Cleland the sum of 1 pound one shilling sterling to be paid at six years after my decease. Given under my hand this 26th day of December in the year of our Lord 1885. Christina [X] Jackson.
Signed by the above named Testatrix as her last will and the presence of us both being present at the same time, who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Witnesses present; Samuel Wilson. James Matier[?].
This is a codicil to the above will of Christina Jackson of Clontinaglar County of Down. I appoint William Jackson of Killinchy Wood in place of William Jackson deceased. Signed by the above named Testatrix in the presence of us both being present at the same time, who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Witness present. Dated this 20th day of February 1890. Christina Jackson. Samuel Wilson. James Matier.
Probate of the will and codicil of Christina Jackson deceased granted on the 23rd day of August 1890 to John Jackson the surviving executor named in the will reserving the right of William Jackson, the executor named in the codicil attached to said will.
NOTE: The name of the mother is not included in these baptismal records in the table beneath, but I suspect that she will turn out to be Christine JACKSON.
 Christina JACKSON (1796-1890). Her 14 Mar 1890 death cert records that her grandson G. JACKSON was present at her death at age 94 at Quintaglar [aka Clontinaghlar].
· ROD: 1884-19-51: 1884 Apr 3. Malcolm R. THOMPSON & W. Moffatt CLOW …executors of William THOMPSON deceased… judgment against Christina JACKSON, a widow of Clontinglore, [Clontaghnaglar, Parish Kilmore] Saintfield, Co. Down (Townland of Clontinglare, Parish of Kilmore, Barony of Upper Castlereagh).
 Clontinaglar aka Quintinaglar aka Clontaghnaglar . At the time of Griffiths, the only lease to a JACKSON in Clontinaghlar was for a 6a 3r plot of land to a Moses JACKSON. He was the father of a William John JACKSON (1841- aft 1901) of Barnamaghery who married a Sarah JACKSON (1845-1898) daughter of Andrew JACKSON of Lisowen. The landlord for much of the land was Vesey Bunbury ISAAC, a son of Simon ISAAC. See: For background on ISAACs see Turtle Bunbury’s site.
 She was the widow of Gawn JACKSON (?- bef 1866).
· Since his wife was a widow on Aug 11, 1866, he must have died before 1866.
· Gawn is the name given on his daughter Elizabeth JACKSON’s marriage to Samuel McROBERTS. In other records, the name is spelled as Gawin and Gavin etc. He was a farmer of Clontinaglare.
· I could find no death cert for him at GRONI. I have searched under all forenames that start with Ga.
 John JACKSON. of Barnamaghary NOTE: He is never described as a relation of Christine JACKSON, let alone a son (although he may be).
· Based on deeds work, I suspect that he was a son of an Elizabeth JACKSON of Barnamaghery. There is lease for her for 19a 1r 20p in Barnamaghery in 1887 Nov 5 and a 2nd lease to a John JACKSON for 19a 2r 24p with house and buildings in townland Barnamaghery on 1892 May 7.
· This John JACKSON may be a son of Thomas JACKSON (1805-?) of Barnamaghery.
· He may also be the William John JACKSON (1841-aft1901) of Barnamaghery, son of Moses JACKSON.
 Barnamaghery Many JACKSONs resided in this townland, seemingly in the southern section of it which is in the Parish of Kilmore.
 William JACKSON of Killinchy in the Woods. Since he died between the first drafting of the will in 1885 and the codicil in 1890, he is most likely the William JACKSON (1812-1886) husband of Grace. NOTE: Given his age, he may have been a brother-in-law of Christine JACKSON.
· JACKSON - December 14, at the Infirmary, Downpatrick, William JACKSON of Killinchy Woods Crossgar, aged seventy-four years. His remains will be removed from his late residence, for internment in Killinchy Churchyard, on Friday morning, the 17th inst, at half-past ten o'clock, Friends will please accept this intimation. Northern Whig. December 15, 1886.
· The Will of William Jackson late of Killinchy Woods County Down Farmer who died 14 December 1886 at same place was proved at Belfast by James Jackson of 3 Annesley-street Belfast Woolen Buyer one of the Executors.
 Eliza McROBERTS. (1832-1903) née JACKSON
· She married Samuel McROBERTS 1 Apr 1861 at Ballynahinch Presbyterian Church.
· Either her husband or his father held a lease of 43a 0r 28p with buildings assessed at 3.0.0 in Clontaghnaglar.
· Her husband, Samuel McROBERTS died 7 June 1876. In his probate, hers was the only bequest mentioned. There was no death cert for him at GRONI, and there was no mention of children.
· In her death cert at GRONI, she was age 63. Her will: Administration of the estate of Elizabeth M'Roberts late of Leggygowan County Down Widow who died 12 January 1895 granted at Belfast to Andrew M'Roberts of 13 Dunluce-avenue Belfast Builder the Son.
 Mary JACKSON (aft 1896). She seems to have remained unmarried.
 Gawn JACKSON (1864-1950). It would seem that he was actually a great-grandson of Christine JACKSON (1796-1890). Christine also had a son Gawn JACKSON (?- aft 1869), for whom I have few dates so far. (It may be that the records use a different forename for him). John JACKSON, grandson of Christine, was born before 1840 (birth date based on being at full age at time of his marriage), and I have no other dates for him.
· PRONI Probate: Jackson Gawn of Clontnaglare Saintfield county Down farmer died 11 September 1950 Probate Belfast 10 December to Gawn McCaughan Jackson and William James Jackson and John Thompson Morris Jackson farmers. Effects £5628.
· JACKSON – September 11, 1950, at his residence, Continaglare, Saintfield, Gawn Jackson. Funeral to Second Saintfield Burying Ground tomorrow, Wednesday) at 2 p.m. House private. No flowers please. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing family. Belfast Newsletter September 12, 1950.
 William JACKSON (1866-1914). This is based on the assumption that like his brother Gawn JACKSON (1864-1950) that he was a great-grandson of Christine JACKSON (1796-1890).
 Tom’s House. NOTE: It is tempting to wonder if it might have been Thomas JACKSON’s house. In the Griffith’s Valuation, his Land: 25a.3r and his buildings have the highest valuation of anyone in the townland of Barnamaghery (which borders on Clontinaglare) - total of: £8.0.0. They include houses, offices, flax mill and land, leased from the Marquis of Londonderry.
 John JACKSON My best hunch is that he is John JACKSON (1867-?) Child of John JACKSON & Eliza BAILIE and therefore a great-grand-son of Christin JACKSON. What is curious is the reference – to be kept in clothing and washing until he can earn money for himself. This would seem to indicate some level of dependency. Since this John JACKSON would have been age 23 in 1890, at the time of the death of Christine JACKSON, then either I have the wrong person, or else his dependency was not because he was a dependent child.
 Agnes JACKSON (1863-?) Child of John JACKSON & Eliza BAILIE would be great-grand-daughter – but this is a possibility.
 Lizzie JACKSON (1875-?) Child of John JACKSON & Eliza BAILIE would be great-grand-daughter –this is a likely possibility.
 Jane CLELAND (bet 1824-1831 – 1903) née JACKSON married Mathew CLELAND 31 Mar 1849 at Raffrey 1st Presbyterian Church.
· In the 1901 Census, she is aged 70, and he aged 75. They had a daughter Christina CLELAND age 44 (b abt 1857). They resided at house 12 at Clintagh, Corssgar. A death cert that fits is 13 Jan 1903.
· Another possible relation: Probate of the Will of Mary Jane Cleland late of Crossgar County Down Spinster who died 23 July 1910 granted at Belfast to Alexander McDonald Asylum Attendant. In 1901, she was age 57, and living with a cousin Jeannie McDonald age 11.
 Samuel WILSON
 James MATIER [aka MATEER?]
 William JACKSON of Killinchy in the Woods. It is likely that he was the William JACKSON (1850-1906) a son of the William JACKSON (1812-1886) who seems to have been the original executor.
 William JACKSON. He was probably the William JACKSON (1812-1886), and this William JACKSON was possibly a brother of Gawn JACKSON.
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