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JACKSONs and others with connections to Ireland from in the registers of "The Collegiate Church or Abbey of St. Peter, Westminster" aka "Westminster Abbey" Researcher Jan Waugh did most of the transcriptions that include mentions of JACKSON names. I built on her work by including references to other families who also had military, mercantile and/or family connections with Ireland.
Sharon Oddie Brown. December 12, 2011
PS I should note that it is unlikely that I caught all names with Ireland references.

The marriage, baptismal, and burial registers of the collegiate church or abbey of St. Peter, Westminster.
Edited and annotated by Joseph Lemuel Chester. London. 1876

NOTE: My part of the transcriptions will likely contain errors. I used a mix of voice recognition, OCR, and old fashioned copying - depending on what worked best. You can double check the accuracy by looking up the page number indicated to the left of each entry. The introduction in the opening pages of the book goes into detail about the ways that the source material was compiled for the book. For example, some entries were incorporated from the registers of other churches.

Wiki has a good description of the church. It is also worth noting that there is an index of names at the end of the book, although that doesn't catch all of the mentions. The on-line text version has a high level of garble, likely because of the state of the book itself that was scanned. This makes the usual search methods a bit more challenging.





1680 May 27 John Varney and Elizabeth Palmer

* He second but eldest surviving son of Sir Ralph Verney, first Bart of Middle Claydon, Bucks, by Mary dau, and heir of John Blacknall of Wasing and Abingdon, Berks, Esq, In the Mar. Lie. Vic. Gen. he is called of London, merchant, a bachelor, aged about 36. He succeeded as second Bart, 24 Sep. 1696, and was created, 16 June 1703, Baron Verney of Belturbet and Viscount Fermanagh in the peerage of Ireland. He died the 23rd and was buried 28 June 1717, at Middle Claydon, In his 76th year. See his second marriage 10 July 1692. She was eldest dau. of Ralph Palmer of Chelsea, co. Midx., Esq., by Alice White, of the family of Dr. Francis White, Bishop of Ely, and her age is given in the Mar. Lie. as about 16. She died the 20th and was buried 28 May 1686, at Middle Claydon. Her only son, Ralph, succeeded as second Viscount Fermanagh, and was created Eart Verney. (An entry of the marriage of “Mr. Vernon and Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer” in the register of St. Luke’s Chelsea, under date of “1680” is evidently a mere memorandum referring to the ceremony, which undoubtably took place in the Abbey, although the place named in the register is Chelsea. The absence of the precise date, and the incorrect spelling of the name, in the Chelsea register, render this almost certain.)


1686 Feb 16 Sir Richard Bulkeley and Madam Lucy Downing.

* He son of Sir Richard Bulkeley, first Bart of Old Bawn, co. Dublin, Ireland, by his first wife Catharine, dau. and coheir of Jobn Bysse, Esq., Chief Baron of the (Irish) Excheqaer, and succeeded as second Bart. In 1685. She third dau, of Sir George Downing, first Bart, of East Hatley, Co. Cambridge, by Frances fourth dau. of Sir William Howard, and sister of Charles first Earl of Carlisle. (See her sister's marriage 8 Mch. 1676-7.) Their respective ages, as Stated in the Mar, Lie. Vic. Gen., dated the previous day, were about 26 and 30- He died, without surviving issue, 7 Apl. 1710. and was buried at Ewell, co. Surrey, when the title became extinct. She died the following 9th October, and was buried with her husband. The inscription on their monument states that both were in their 47th year, which does not accord with their ages as given in the marriage license.


1691 Oct 27 William Ingoldstry and Theophila Lucy."

* William Ingoldsby, of Ballybeg, Co. Meath, Ireland, son of Sir George Ingoldsby second Bart, of Lethenborough, Bucks, by Mary dau. of Sir Peter Stanley second Bart, of Alderley, succeeded as third Bart. His age, according to the Mar. Lie. Vic, Gen. dated the previous day, was about 20, He died at his house in York Buildings the 25th, and was buried at St. Martin in the Fields 28 Apl. 1726, leaving no male issue, and the title became extinct. Theophila, dan, of Sir Kingsmill Lucy, second Bart, of Broxbourne, Herts, by Lady Thoophila dau, of George first Earl of Berkeley, was born and baptized at St. Martin in the Fields 24 Jan. 1670-1.

She died 30 July, and was buried at Cranford, Midx., 4 Aug. 1731.


1696 Apr 30 Mr. Sherard and Mrs. Calverly*

* Bennet Sherard, Esq., second but eldest surviving son of Bennet second Lord Sherard,

Baron of Leitrim in the peerage of Ireland, by Elizabeth dau. of Sir Robert Christopher of Alford, CO, Lincoln, Kt. He succeeded his father as third Lord Sherard 16 Jan. 1698-9, and was created Lord Harborough in the peerage of Great Britain 19 Oct. 1714, Viscount Sherard 31 Oct. 1718, and Earl of Harborough 8 May 1719. He died in London 16 Oct. 1732, and was buried at Stapleford, co, Leicester, 16 Nov, following, aged 66. Mary, dau, and coheir of Sir Henry Calverly of Eryholme, co York, Kt., by Dame Mary his wife. In the Mar. Lie Fac 23 Apl. 1696, her age is stated as about 18. She died, without surviving issue, 20 May, 1702, and her husband

did not remarry.


1721 Jane 15 Sir Redmond Everard, Bart., and Mary Drake, single woman.' 

He second son of Sir John Everard, third Bart, of Ballybay, in Ireland, by Eleanor, dan.of Pierce Butler, sixth Lord Cahir, and succeeded his brother Sir Richard Everard, as fifth Bart, before 1707.... [there is more detail]


1747 Nov 7 John Lewis, of Dartford, Kent , and Catherine Villiers, of St. Margaret’s, Westminster, both single.

s Mar. Lie. Fac., 26 Oct., for John Lewis* of Dartford, Kent. Clerk, and Catherine Villiers, of St Margaret's, Westminster, both single and aged above 21. - He was elected to Oxford from St. Peter’s College. Westminster, and matriculated from Christ Church 12 June 1734,'aged 17, as son of John Lewis, of London, Esq,, and was B.A- 24 Apl. 1738, and M.A. 10 Mch 1740-1 He became Rector of Dartford, Kent, in 1747, but resigned in 1756, and was instituted Dean of Ossory in Ireland, 24 May in the latter year. He married a second wife, and died 28 June 1783. She dau. of Rev, George Villiers (descended from John Viscount Purbeck), Vicar of Chalgrove, co. Oxford, by Catharine, dan. of T. Stephens, Esq. She died 4 Apl. 1756. {See note to baptism of John Nicoll. 2! Sep. 1727.)


1748 May 17 William Dolben, Esq., of Finedon, Northamptonahire, and Judith

English, of Hampton Court, Middlesex, both single*

* He only surviving son of the Rev. Sir John Dolben, D.D,. second Bart, of Finedon, co. Northampton, by Elizabeth, second dau- of William. Lord Digbey, Baron of Geashill, in Ireland. [More ...]



27 Dec 1675 Bapt. Dorothy, dau of William & Dorothy Jackson *

*See her burial 18 July 1691, her father's 23 July 1714 and her mother's 16 May 1718.


Baptism 1721 April 25 Francis son of William Morice, Esq., and Mary his wife; born April 7th.

*Grandson of Bishop Atterbury. See his mother's burial 21 Feb. 1729-30. He matriculated at Oxford, from Christ Church (elected from St. Peter's College, Westminster), 10 June 1740. and was B.A. 20 Apl. 1744, and M.A. 2 Apl. 1748. He was appointed Rector of Traddery and Vicar of Ogashint co. Clare, Ireland, 22 Oct. 1748, and Vicar of Kilfntonan, in the same county, 18 Mch. 1755, and is said by his family to hare become a Prebendary of Limerick, though his name does not appear in Archdeacon Cotton’s Fasti Ecclesia Hibernica, He married 14 June 1764, Mary dau of William Spaight Esq., Barrister at Law, of Six Mile Bridge, co. Clare, in Ireland where he died 3 Oct 1778, and was there buried.


26 Jan 1724/5 Bapt Joseph, son of Robert and Diana Jackson: born 6 Jan *

*See his father's burial 7 Mar 1729/30 and his mother's 11 Apr 1735.


17 Oct 1727 Bapt. Thomas, son of Robert and Diana Jackson *

20 Jan 1728/9  Bapt. Jane, daughter of Robert and Diana Jackson: born the same day.


1729 Jan. 20 Jane, daughter of Robert and Diana Jackson : born the same



1768 March 11 Robert son of Rev. Dr. Robert Fowler, Prebendary of this Church and Mildred: born February 12th.

The father was of Trinity College, Cambridge, A.B. 1747-8, A.M. 1761, and S.T.P. 1764.

He was installed Prebendary of Westminster 16 Feb. 1765. but resigned in 1771, on becoming Bishop of Killaloe in Ireland- He became Archbishop of Dublin 22 Dec 1778, and died 10 Oct 1801. This his only son matriculated at Oxford, from Christ Church, I8 Jan. 1785, and was B.A. 23 Oct. 1788. He was afterwards Archdeacon of Dublin, and in 1813 became Bishop of Ossory. Of his two sisters, one became Countess of Kilkenny, and the other was mother of the fifth Earl of Mayo [Robert BOURKE].


1860 April 4 Francis-Walter, son of Walter-Charles Montagu-Douglas-Scott (third son of Walter Francis, Duke of Bucleuch and Queensbury), and Anna Maria his wife: born March 5th at 87 Belgrade Square)

The father third son of 'Walter-Francis, fifth Duke of Buceleucb and seventh at Queensbury;, by Lady Charlotte- Anne Thynne, youngest dau. of Thomas, second Marquis of Bath, and was born 2 Mch. 1834. The mother fourth dau. of Sir William- Edmund Cradock-Hartopp, third Bart, of Freathbj, co. Leicester, by Jane-Marj, eldest dau. of Henry-Bloomfield Keene, Esq., of Ireland. They were married 7 Oct. 1868. See the baptisms of his brothers and sister, 19 July 1862, 31 Aug. 1865, and 11 Nov, 1870.


30 Apr 1625 Burial Elizabeth Poyner: * [Cloisters].

*See her husband's burial 7 Apr 1617. Her dau. Margaret Jackson, widow, administered to her estate 25 Jun 1625, in the Court of the Dean and Chapter.  [Poyners were in Ashford, Kent as were Jacksons]


1628 July 11 The Lady Frances, Countess of Kildare; in St. Benedict’s Chapel.*

*Second daughter of Charles Howard, first Earl of Nottingham, by his first wife, Catherine, eldest daughter of Henry Carey, first Baron Hunsdon. She married first, Henry, twelfth Earl of Kildare, who died 31 July 1597 and secondly Henry Brook, eigth Lord Cobham, who was attainted in 1606 and died in imprisonment 24 Jan 1618-9. Her will dated 21 June, was proved 8 July 1628


1629 March 17 The Countess of Desmond: in St. Paul’s Chapel

*Elizabeth, only surviving child of Thomas Butler, tenth Earl of Ormond and third of

Ossory. b; his second wife, Elizabeth, dau. of John, second Lord Sheffield. She was married, first, to her cousin-german, Theobald, Viscount Butler of Tulleophelim, co. Carlow, who died Jan. 1613, and, secondly, to Sir Richard Preston, Baron Dingwall in Scotland, who was created Earl of Desmond in Ireland 22 Nor. 1622, and who was drowned in the Irish Channel 28 Oct, 1628. She is said to have died in Wales 10 Oct, 1628, shortly before her husband, and was probably removed to be buried by her father's first wife and her own brother in this chapel. See the burial of her only child 24 July 1684.


1640 May 27 The Lord Viscount Musgrove, of Ireland:* in the North side of the monument, under a black
stone by the roabes door.

*This entry can only refer to Cormac MacCarthy, who was created, 15 Nov, 1628, Baron of Blarney and Viscount Muskerry. There is a discrepancy in the dates as he is usually said to have died, in London, “20 Feb 1640”. He was the eldest son of Sir Cormac MacCarthy of Blarney, Lord of Muskerry, by his first wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Theobald Butler, Kt., Lord of Cahir. He married first Lady Margaret O’Brien, dau. of Donagh, fourth Earl of Thomond, and, secondly, the Hon Ellen Roche, dau of David, Viscount Fermoy, and was the ancestor of the Earls of Clancarty. See his grandson’s burial 19 June 1665, and his great-grandson’s marriage 31 Dec. 1684.


1641 Feb 27 Sir Charles Machart* within the North Door of the monuments.

*It has been impossible to identify this person, who must have been of some importance, or be would not have had honourable burial within the Abbey. It ie quite probable that the surname was wrongly transcribed. A Charles Mac Carthy was knighted 24 Mch. 1619-20, by Lord Grandison, Lord Deputy in Ireland, and, as the place of interment was about the same, it is possible that he was a connection of Viscount Muskerry buried 11 May preceding.


1645 March 31 James Spotsworth, Bishop of Cothall in Ireland:* in St. Benedict's Chapel.

*Younger son of Rev. John Spotsworth, Vicar of Caldor in Mid-Lothian, by Beatrice, dau. of Patrick Creychtoun, Laird of Lugton and Gilmerton, near- Dalkeith. He was born at Calder 7 Sep. 1567, and educated at the University of Glasgow, He became Rector of Wells, co. Norfolk, in Dec. 1602, and Bishop of Clogher, Ireland, 22 Oct, 1621. He left a son Sir Henry,and a dau. Mary, who Married Abraham Creighton, Esq. and was ancestress of the Earls of Erne. See his brother’s burial 29 Nov. 1639.


1655 June 21 Sir William Constable* in K.H. 7th’s Chapel

*Son and heir of Sir Robert Constable, of Flamborough, co. York, Kt, by Anne, daughter

and heiress of John Hussey, of Driffield. He was knighted by the Earl of Essex, in Ireland, in 1599, and created a Bart. 29 June 1611. He had been Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, and some time Governor of Gloucester, and was one of the signers of the death-warrant of K. Charles L. His will, dated 13 Dec. 1654, was proved 18 July 1655, by his relict Dame Dorothy, who was the eldest dau. of Thomas, first Lord Fairfax. He left no issue, and the title became extinct. His relict died 9 Mch. following, and was buried in the church of St. Mary Bishophill, senior, Yprk. Not only were his remains exhumed after the Restoration and thrown into the common pit in the churchyard, but his estates were especially excepted in the general pardon subsequently granted by K. Charles II.


29 Feb 1663/4 Burial Mr. William Jackson, M.A., one of the Gentlemen of his Majesty's Chapel: * in the West Cloister.

* He entered Christ Church, Oxford, 1 Apr 1656, as a servitor and was B.A. 1 Nov. 1659, and M.A. 15 Jul 1662. He was sworn a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal 14 Nov 1662, being then in holy orders and died (according to the Cheque Book) 27 Feb 1663/4.


1670 July Dr. Thomas Triplet, Prebendary of this Church*. Near the Vestry.

His residual legatees were his sister, Mrs. Katherine Warne, then residing in Ireland, and her three children.


1673 Sept 23 Sir Edward Spragg*

*The distinguished naval commander, who died Admiral of the Blue. According to his grant of arms, he was son of Lichfield Spragge, Captain of Horse, and Governor of Roscommon, who was slain in his Majesty's service against the rebels who was son of John Spragge a Captain of Foot in Ireland during the reign of Q. Elizabeth. His mother was Mary second daughter of Edward Legge, vice president of Munster, and he was therefore own cousin of George first Lord Dartmouth. According to Dugal’s MS list, he was knighted on board his ship the “Triumph”, 1 July 1665, but other authorities give the date 24 September in that year. He was drowned, during an engagement with the Dutch off the coast of Holland. 11 August 1673. His will dated 22 May, was proved 3 Nov. 1673, and commences with the characteristic words “being now ready to engage the enemy”. He is said (by Le Neve)to have married at Brussels before 1660 but his wife is not mentioned in his will, and he left no legitimate issue. He bequeathed £300 to his sister and, then wife of Hugh Kelly (one of his executors Sir Joseph Sheldon being the other), and £200 to his cousin John Spragge; for the rest of his estate which is considerable, he left to one Dorothy Dennis and his children by her, viz. William, Edward, and Dorothy Spragge. (The latter was baptized at St. Giles in the fields, Middlesex, 20 March 1669-70 as “daughter of Sir Edward Spragge and Dame Dorothy!) The son William, according to Le Neve was Capt. of Marines in 1697.


18 Jan 1676/7 Burial William Jackson, a child * [Cloisters]

*See his father's burial 23 Jul 1714 and his mother's 16 May 1718.


1678 Nov. 7 Elizabeth Jackson, a child:? [Cloisters].

*See her father's burial 23 Jul 1714 and her mother's 16 May 1718.NOTE: same as William above.


14 Nov 1679 Burial John Jackson, a child: * [Cloisters].

*same as Wm above. *See his father's burial 23 Jul 1714 and his mother's 16 May 1718.


1680 July 31  Lord Ossery was layd in ye Duke of Monmouth’s vault at midnight, till ye  Duke of Ormond’s pleasure be known.

In the unofficial register only. Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossery, eldest surviving son of James, twelfth Earl and first Duke of Ormond (see his burial 4 August 1688) by Elizabeth his wife (see her burial 24 July 1684). He was born at Kilkenny, Ireland, 8 July 1634, and died 30 July 1680. His relict Amelia administered to his estate 14 September 1680 (see her burial 12 December 1688). His remains are said to been removed to the family vault in Kilkenny Cathedral, but there's no confirmation of this in any of the Abbey records, and it certainly had not been done at the date of his father's will in 1688. See a further entry respecting him 13 November following. See also the burials of his dau. 12 July 1770, and his son 22 May 1746.


1680 Nov 13.  Lord Ossery had ye ceremony of burial performed over him by Mr. Crispion


18 Jul 1691 Burial Dorothy Jackson: * in the West Cloister.

*The unofficial register prefixes "Mrs.," and says that she was buried 16 July. See her baptism 27 Dec 1675, her father's burial 23 Jul 1714, and her mother's 16 May 1718.


1691 May 15 Letitia, Countess of Donegal*

*Eldest child only surviving daughter of Sir William Hicks, first Bart of Beverstone Castle, Gloucester and of Ruckholts, co. Essex by Margaret eldest daughter of William fourth Lord Paget of Beaudessrt (see her burial 10 September 1652). See her baptism 13 July 1626. She married first, at St. Bartholomew-the-less London, 13 August 1651, Arthur Chichester, first Earl of Donegal, to whom she was third wife, and who died 18 March 1674-5; and secondly Sir William Franklin of Maverne, County Beds Kt. whom she did not long survive, his will being dated 10th Mch proved 24 April 1691. The unofficial register says she was buried “in Monmouth’s vault”. Having been used for the internment of Cromwell’s family, it passed after their remains had been ejected to the family of the unfortunate Duke of Ormond, and still later appropriated to the family of the Duke of Ormond, being ever since known as the “Ormond vault”.


1691 Sep 5 Mrs. Agneta Philips [in the Abbey]

Relict of Col. Robert Phillips probably the one mentioned in the Luttrell’s Diary (1, 367)under the date of 18 December 1685, thus: “his Majesty have appointed the Lord Triviot Col. Robert Phillips and John Evelyn of Deptford Esq. commissioners to execute the office of Lord privy seal during the absence of the Earl of Clarendon, Lord lieutenant of Ireland. According to a Herald painter's work-book and the College of Arms (5 I. B., p28) his arms on a hatchment ordered after her death were those of Phillips of Iver, County Bucks, and hers were those of the Dallender of Sussex. The unofficial register says she was buried “before ye Quire door”. See the burials of her children 16 and 20 May 1677, and the notes thereto. Another daughter Elizabeth, was baptized at St. Paul's convent garden, 7 December 1662, and two daughters whose names are not given in the parish register, one of whom was perhaps Elizabeth, were buried at Acton Middlesex 13 March 1666 -- 7 and 11 March 1670. In the record of the baptism of the daughter Frances at Acton, 8 August 1664, the father is described as the Right Hon. Col. Robert Phillips.


1702 April 12 William the 3'^, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland," was laid in King Charles 2 vault, at the East end of the South aisle, in K. H. 7th'e Chapel.


1708 March 22 Mrs. Dorothea Smyth, in the middle of the West aisle.

Her will, as Dorothea Smith, relict of Richard Smith, late of St. James, Westminster, Esq., dated 3 February 1708-9, was proved 1 April 1709, by Sir Hele Hook, Bart. She appears to have been the second wife of Richard Smith, whose daughter by his first wife was second wife of Sir William Loraine, second Bart of Kirk-Harle, co Northumberland. She left considerable legacies to her nephew Alfred Howard, and her niece Mary Roch, son and daughter of Thomas Howard, late of Dublin Ireland, and the residue of her estate to her daughter-in-law Anne Lorraine and her children. Her husband is described in the baronetage as of Preston, co Lincoln but there does not appear to be a place of that name in that county. He was father by his first wife of Richard Smith, Esq., who attended King Charles II in his exile, and was appointed Clerk of the Cheque at the Restoration.


1712 Jan 10 The Right Hon Richard Jones, Viscount and Earl of Ranelagh: in St. John Baptist’s Chapel

* Only son of Arthur, second Viscount Ranelagh, by Lady Catherine Boyle, daughter of Richard first Earl of Cork. He succeeded as third Viscount 17 January 1669-70 and was created Earl of Ranelagh in 1674. He was vice-treasurer of Ireland, and governor of the Castle of Athlone. He married first, Elizabeth daughter of Francis fifth Lord Willoughby of Parham (see her burial 3 August 1695), and secondly 10 January 1695-6 Lady Margaret Cecil daughter of James, third Earl of Salisbury, and relic of John Lord Stawell. He died 5 January, in his 71st year. See the burials of his son 29 March 1678, and of his daughters 23 April 1740 and 22 April 1758.


1713 November 18 The Revd Edward Wetenhall*, Lord Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh in the Kingdom of Ireland; in the South Cross

*He is said to have been born in the city of Litchfield 7 October 1636. He was elected to Cambridge from St. Peter's College, Westminster, in 1656, and had the degree of A.B. there, but was subsequently incorporated BA at Oxford, where M.A. 10 July 1661 as one of Lincoln College, when his name appears as Withnoll, and D.D. 25 May 1669. After various minor preferments at Exeter in Dublin, he was consecrated Bishop of Cork and Ross 23 March 1678-9 and translated to Kilmore and Ardagh 18 April 1699. He died in London 12 November. See the burial of his second wife 18 April 1717 and of his son 29 August 1733.


1713 Dec 5 The Revd Charles Hickman, Lord Bishop of Londonderry; in the South Aisle.

*Son of William Hickman of Barnett, County Northampton, gent. He matriculated Oxford, from Christ Church, 13 July 1667, aged 18, and was BA 7 June 1671, and M.A. April 7, 1674 B.D. 9 July 1684, and D.D. 6 February 1684-5. He was at various times chaplain to several distinguished personages, and incumbent or lecturer of various parishes and was consecrated Bishop of Derry 11 June 1703. He married at the Chapel of Chelsea Hospital, in April 1703, Anne, younger daughter of Sir Roger Burgoyne, second Bart of Sutton County, Beds, who died before him, leaving one daughter named Anne. In the marriage license faculty office, dated second April, he was described as Rector of Farham-Royal, co Bucks. He died at Fulham, Middlesex, 28 November.


23 July 1714 Burial William Jackson, the College Baker: * in the West Cloister.

* "Ordered, that Mr. Jackson, the College Baker, be turned out of his place, for evident proof of several frauds confessed by him," etc. (Chapter Book, 20 Jan 1712/12). On 4 Feb. following he was allowed to remain in the baker's house until Michaelmas. See his wife's burial 16 May 1718, the baptism of his dau 27 Dec 1675, and the burials of his children 18 Jan 1676/7, 7 Nov 1678, 14 Nov 1679 and 18 Jul 1691.


16 May 1718 Burial Mrs. Dorothy Jackson: * in the West Cloister.

*Relict of William Jackson, the College baker. She died 13 May, aged, according to the Funeral Book, ninety years. Her will, dated 1 Mar 1716/17 was proved 26 May 1718 in the Court of the Dean and Chapter, by her niece Mary Othershaw and her nephew John Holmes, of St. Margaret's, Westminster, baker. ...


14 Jul 1724 Burial Jane Jackson: * in the West Cloister.

* The Funeral Book says that she died 12 July, aged one year, and was buried in the grave of Dorothy Jackson (bur 1718). Evidently a child of Robert Jackson, College baker, by his wife Diana.


1725 Oct. 24 Henry Cavendish, Lord Harley, an infant: in ST. John’s alias Norrs’s Chapel.

*Infant son of Edward Harley, second Earl of Oxford (see his burial at 25 June 1741), by Lady Henrietta-Cavendish Holles, only daughter and heir of John, fourth Earl of Clare (see her burial 26 December 1755). According to funeral book he was born on the 18th and died on the 22nd of the same month.


10 Oct 1726 Burial Diana Jackson, an infant: * in the West Cloister.

* father bur 1729/30; mother bur 1735


7 Mar 1729/30 Burial Robert Jackson: * in the West Cloister.

* Son of Joseph Jackson, and nephew of William Jackson, the College baker. According to the Chapter Book, he was appointed College baker 23 Dec 1723, and dismissed 28 Nov 1726. The Funeral Book says that he died 4 Mar, aged thirty-seven and was buried in the grave of his uncle Jackson. See his wife's burial 11 Apr 1735, the baptisms of his children 26 Jan 1724/5, 17 Oct 1727 and 20 Jan 1728/9 and the burials 14 Jul 1724 and 10 Oct 1726.


1730 Nov 3 The most noble Prince Charles Fitzroy, Duke of Cleveland, Duke and Earl of Southampton, Earl of Chichester, Baron of Newbery and Nonsuch, and Knight of the most noble order of the Garter: in the Duke of Ormond’s vault

*Eldest illegitimate son of King Charles II (see his burial 14 February 1684-5) by Barbara Villiers daughter and heir of William, second Viscount Grandison, who was created 3 August 1670, Baroness Nonsuch, Countess of Southampton, and Duchess of Cleveland, and was buried at Chiswick, Middlesex, 13 October 1709, having married, first at St. Gregory's London 14 April 1659, Roger Palmer, who was created 11 December 1661, Baron of Limerick and Earl of Castlemain, in the peerage of Ireland, and died 21 July 1705, and secondly 25th of November in the same year, four months after her first husband's death, Maj. Gen. Robert Fielding known as “Beau Fielding” from whom she was divorced, 23 May 1707, it being proved that his former wife was living. His son was baptized at St. Margaret's, Westminster, 18 June 1662, as “Charles Palmer Lord Limerick son to the Right Hon. Roger, Earl of Castlemain, by Barbara”. He was created, 10 September 1675, Baron of Newbery, co Burks, Earl of Chichester and Duke of Southampton, and succeeded in his mother's titles at her death. According to his coffin plate, exposed in 1868, he died 9 September in his 69th year. See the burials of his first wife 13 November 1680, his second wife 28 February 1745-6, his sons 29 November 1708 and 29 September 1723, and his brother 11 July 1716.


1731 Sept 11 the most noble and Right Hon. Charles, Earl of Orrery, Baron Boyle of Marston in the County of Somerset, Baron of Broghill of the kingdom of Ireland, one of H.M.'s Privy Council, and Knight of the Thistle: in the Duke of Ormond's vault.

*Charles Boyle second son of Roger, second Earl of Orrery by Lady Mary Sackville, eldest surviving daughter of Richard, fifth Earl of Dorset. He was born at Little Chelsea a, Middlesex, 21 July, and baptized at Kensington 1 August 1674. He succeeded his fourth Earl of Orrery and Baron of Broghill in the peerage of Ireland, in 1703, and was created, 5 September 1711, and Baron Boyle of Marston in the English peerage. He attained the rank of major general in the army 1 January 1709-10 and was the same year envoy-extraordinary to Flanders. The well-known astronomical instrument called “Orrery” derived its name from his title, and he occupies a place in history by reason of his literary contest with Dr. Bentley. He married, 29 March 1706, Lady Elizabeth Cecil, youngest and only surviving daughter of John, fifth Earl of Exeter, who lived little more than two years, being buried at St. James, Westminster, 21 June 1708. There only son John succeeded to the titles.


11 Apr 1735 Burial Diana Jackson: * in the West Cloister.

* Relict of Robert Jackson, College baker (bur 1729/30) She died, according to the Funeral Book, 7 Apr, aged forty-two, and was buried in her husband's grave.  According to the will of Margaret Bowker (bur 1731), who left to her and her sister Hawkins each a mourning ring, she appears to have continued her husband's business. ...


10 Jan 1736/7 Burial Anne Jackson: * in the East Cloister.

* The Funeral Book says that she died 4 Jan, aged seventy-two - Letters of administration to the estate of Ann Jackson, of St. Martin in the fields, Midx., widow, were granted, 21 Jan 1736-7, to her son Stephen Jackson. - "On Tuesday last, about six in the afternoon, died at the Gore, near Kensington, in the advanced age, Mrs. Jackson, mother to Mr. Jackson at the Half-Moon tavern in the Strand. Her substance, which it is believed is very considerable, she has left between her two sons, Mr. Jackson before mentioned and his brother, who is an officer in Kirk's regiment at Gibraltar" (London Evening Post, 8 Jan 1736-7).


1742 Nov 12 Hugh Boulter, DD, Lord Archbishop of Armagh, primate Metropolitan of all Ireland, one of his Majesty's most honorable privy Council, Lord Allman her, and one of the Lord justices of that kingdom: in the North Cross.

*Son of John Boulter, of St. Katherine-Cree, city of London, by Rebecca his wife, who administered to her husband's estate 27 September 1709, and died the next year, her son Hugh administered to her estate 5 October 1710. He was born, according to his monument, 4 January 1671-2. He matriculated Oxford from Christ church, 28 February 1686-7, aged 15, and was BA 8 July 1690, and M.A. 12 May 1693, B.D. 28 March 1705, and D.D. 1 July 1708. He became Rector of St. Olave, Southwark, County Surrey, in 1708, Archdeacon of Surrey 25 February 1715-16, Dean of Christ Church 15 October 1719, was consecrated Bishop of Bristol 50 November 1719, and enthroned Archbishop of Armagh 13 November 1724, and “translated” (using the words of his monument) from thence to Heaven 27 September 1712. His will dated 19 November 1729 was proved 23 December 1742 by Charles Savage Esq., his wife's brother (see her burial 8 March 1754). His only other relation mentioned was his uncle John Rasden, to whom an annuity of 7 pounds sterling was to continue to be paid, as charged by his father on his houses in Bermondsey.


1744 Sept. 7 The Right Hon Algernon Coote, Earl of Montrath, Viscount Castle Coote, Baron Coote of Castle Cuff and Baronet of the kingdom of Ireland: in the Duke of Argyle’s vault.

*younger son of Charles, third Earl of Mountrath, by Lady Arabella Dormer, second daughter and co-heir of Charles, second Earl of Carnarvon. He was baptized at St. James, Westminster 8 June 1689, and succeeded his elder brother, as sixth Earl, 27 March 1720. He died according to the Funeral Book, 27 August, and another entry states as remains removed, in 1766 into the new vault in the Holles Chapel. See his wife's burial 25 July 1766


1 Aug 1761 Burial Mrs. Mary Shelvocke:* in the West Cloister.

*Her maiden name has not been ascertained. She was first the wife of a Mr. Jackson, who died before 1754, by whom she had a son, Charles Jackson, Esq., who was long connected with the General Post Office, and was living, as late as 1798, at Tooting, co. Surrey, and a dau. Mary, who married Dr. Benjamin Cooke, Organist of the Abbey (see her burial 1784). She married, secondly, at Greenwhich, Kent 26 May 1758 George Shelvocke, Esq., Secretary to the General Post Office, who died suddenly, in one of the official apartments, 12 Mar 1760. He was a son of the celebrated Capt. George Shelvocke, who sailed round the world during the reign of Q. Anne, and who died in 1743. In his will, dated 28 Apr 1754, he described his wife as "my loving cousin Mary Jackson, widow, now living with me." She died according to her monument, 24 July, aged fifty-four, and the journals of the day say that she died at her house at Knightsbridge, Midx. Her will, dated 28 Jun 1761, was proved 6 Aug. following by her said son Charles Jackson, Esq., and her said son in law Benjamin Cooke. The only other relation she named was her kinsman William Roberts, one of the clerks of the Foreign Office in the General Post Office, to whom she bequeathed the interest of L1,000 for his life. The rest of her estate she left to her said son and daughter equally.


1761 Oct. 9 The Right Hon. William, Lord Blakeney* in the middle aisle.

* Eldest son of William Blakeney of Thomastown, Co. Limerick, Esq., whose family emigrated to Ireland from Co. Norfolk, in the sixteenth century. He became a distinguished military officer, and attained the rank of Lieut-General in Sept. 1747. He is especially remembered for his gallant defence of Stirling Castle in 1746, and of Fort St. Philip in 1756. He was created a knight of the Bath 27 Nov., in the latter year and the next month raised to the peerage of Ireland, as Baron Blakeney. He died without issue, 20 Sep., aged ninety-one, and the title became extinct. By his will dated 4 Jan. 1759, and proved 7 Oct 1761, he made his brother Robert Blakeney, of Mount Blakeney, co. Limerick, his sole heir.


11 Nov 1776 Burial Mrs. Sarah Hucks, widow of Joseph Hucks, Esq.; * aged 85; in the North Cloister.

*Dau. of Sir William Luckyn, third Bart. of Messing Hall, co. Essex, by Mary, dau. of William Sherington, Alderman of London. Her brother William was created, 29 May 1719, Baron Dunboyne and Viscount Grimston, in the peerage of Ireland. She was baptized at Messing 18 Feb 1691-2 and married there, 24 Jan 1721-2 to Joseph Hucks, of Great Russell Street, St. Giles in the Fields, Gent., J.P. for Middlesex, an eminent brewer, being then a widower, who died 8 Aug 1749. She died, according to the Funeral Book, 2 Nov. Her only child Sarah, married first, Rev. Anthony Cope, Dean of Armagh, and secondly the Right Rev. Charles Jackson, Bishop of Kildare.


26 Mar 1784 Burial Mrs. Mary Cook; * died the 19th, aged 52: in the West Cloister.

* Wife of Dr. Benjamin Cooke, organist of the Abbey (bur 1793). She was a sister of Charles Jackson, esq., of the General Post Office, who was living at Tooting, Surrey, in 1793. Her mother, Mrs. Mary Shelvocke. .. She was married to Dr. Cooke 22 May 1758. ... Her ten children recapped in husband's burial notes.


4 Dec 1789 Burial  Anna, wife of Dr. Samuel Smith, Prebendary of this church; * died Nov 28th; in the North aisle.

* Dau. of John Jackson, of St. Anne's, Westminster, merchant, by Joan Taylor his wife, niece of James Edington, of Melkington, co Northumberland, Gent., and first wife of Rev. Samuel Smith, LL.D., Head-Master of Westminster School (bur 1808), to whom married, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, 27 Aug 1764. She was born, according to family records, 26 Dec 1738, and her monument states that she died in her fifty-first year. See bapt. of her children 1765 to 1778.


1820 June 16 The Right Hon Henry Grattan; Baker Street, St. Mary-lebone; died the 10th, aged 74: in the North Cross

*the celebrated statesman and orator. Son of James Grafton, Esq., recorder of and M.P. for the city of Dublin, by Mary, daughter of Thomas Marlay, Chief Justice of the King's bench in Ireland, and born in Dublin 3 July 1746. The record of his illustrious career forms a part of the history of a nation. He married, in early life, and Henrietta Fitzgerald, by whom he had a numerous issue.


1822 Aug 20 The most Hon. Robert, Marquis of Londonderry, etc, in Ireland; St. James Square, St. James, Westminster; died the 12th, aged 53; in the North Cross.

*the celebrated Secretary of State better known as Viscount Castlereagh. Second but eldest surviving son of Robert Stewart, first Marquis of Londonderry, by his first wife Sarah Francis, second daughter of Francis Seymour-Conway, first Marquis of Hertfordshire, and born according to his coffin plate, 18 June 1769. He succeeded as second Marquis 8 April 1821 but died without issue, and his titles passed to his brother. He died at his residence at North Cray, County Kent having committed suicide, during temporary insanity. See his wife's borough 20 February 1829.






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