My intention is to shed light on several lines of JACKSONs
who ended up in Ireland in the 1600s and 1700s. They may or may not be related,
but many of the mid-1600s English settlers in Ireland (especially around Coleraine)
were alleged to have originated from Westmorland. This is what makes the Parish
of St. Mary’s Kirkby Lonsdale so intriguing. There
were not only many JACKSON families included in their parish, but several who
were known to have settled in Ireland. The frequency of certain naming patterns
leads me to suspect that they may be related. SEE: Christenings; Burials.
Sharon Oddie Brown February 11, 2015
Jackson Marriages of Kirkby Lonsdale LDS
I have shaded cells of the fathers to assist in finding
children who may be related. I must emphasize that the best that I can say at
this point is that they “may be related”. There are names that crop up
repeatedly, such as William John and Richard, and it is easy to get mislead.
Rev. Richard Jackson (1602-1681) is the head of the line
of JACKSONs in Coleraine. Dorothy OTWAY (abt 1605-abt 1645) was his first wife, and gave birth to 16 children. Richard
sired 4 more children with a 2nd wife, Jane CARTER.
It is likely that this is the brother of Rev Richard
JACKSON (1602-1681). She is mentioned in the 1679 will of Rev. Richard JACKSON as a sister, but I suspect that she was a sister-in-law, and wife of his brother John.