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The townland is in the Barony of Carbury, in the north-western part of Co. Kildare. The JACKSONs had leases and/or residency there for at least 100 years.
Sharon Oddie Brown. February 22, 2012
Update July 29, 2018. Daniel JACKSON is now included in the Jacksons of Ballygibbon Family tree.


Ballygibbon Co Kildare Jackson snippets


Mr. Daniel Jackson, for many years a member of the Waimate County Council, was born in 1854 at Ballygibbon House, West Kildare, Ireland, and came of an old Irish family who trace their descent back to the year 1640. He was educated in the North of Ireland, and in Queen's County, and went to the United States as a boy for about a year, and at the age of twenty-two came to Lyttelton by the ship “Bebbington,” He acted as secretary for two and a half years to Mr. Douglas, of Waihao Downs Station, one of the finest properties in Waimate county. Mr. Jackson was appointed clerk to the Waimate County Council, and held the position for many years. During that period he also acted as secretary to the Waimate Hospital Board. He founded the Waitaki and Waimate Acclimatisation Societies, and was secretary to the Waimate Racing Club and Caledonian Society. In 1885 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Anne O'Brien, daughter of Mr. Michael O'Brien, one of the earliest South Canterbury settlers, and had one daughter and two sons. He died a few years ago.




SOURCE: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]

JACKSON. On October 21st, at Timaru, Daniel Jackson, aged 43 years. Deeply regretted. [Timaru Herald 24 Oct. 1898, Page2 Funeral. Funeral left High st with Mrs Jackson following. The deceased was well known at the town named, having at one time been clerk to the County Council and occupied other positions on public bodies.] (Therefore b. 1855)

Additional research shared by Shonagh Love:

Daniel's funeral was on 24 October 1898 (Timaru Herald, Papers Past). He married in 1885 (NZ BDM). He is first seen in Timaru Herald in 1882 as secretary of the Caledonian Society; 1884 returning officer for Waimate County

28 March 1896 social in Waimate for him leaving there to move to Timaru.

On 05 June 1896 he took over the license of the Commercial Hotel in Timaru

11 October 1898 Advertisement in TH: As my husband DANIEL JACKSON is not responsible for his actions, I have to earnestly request all persons to be careful before dealing with him ELIZABETH ANNE JACKSON. NOTE: He died 13 days later.

Probates: (Christchurch) DJ, Timaru, hotelkeeper 1898; (Timaru) DJ, Timaru, hotelkeeper, 1913 (Archives NZ)


Elizabeth Anne Jackson died 1933 aged 69 (therefore born c1864); probate (Dunedin) EAJ, Dunedin, widow, 1933


Their children:

Michael William Gerard JACKSON birth registered 1889 (NZ BDM); died 15 September 1916 Somme, France; CWGC says: private, aged 27, Auckland Regiment, NZEF, 2nd Bn, bur Caterpillar Valley (NZ) mem; son of Elizabeth Anne Jackson of Mary St, Winton, Southland & the late Daniel Jackson. Native of Waimate, South Canterbury; probate (Dunedin) aka Gerard JACKSON, Dunedin, 1917


Lillie Winifred Esther JACKSON birth reg 1889 (NZ BDM); married 1910 as Lily Winifred Esther Jackson to William WILSON; died 1964 aged 78


Terence Mitchell JACKSON: birth reg 1892; died 1948 aged 56; probate (Dunedin) TMJ, Dunedin, salesman, 1948; no sign of any marriage for him


There is another Daniel JACKSON who is possibly connected: I found him in newspaper ads from 1880 onwards as a publican in the Dunedin area; then an advertisement in 1886 saying that he is no longer responsible for debts of his wife Mary Jackson; died 31 July 1890 in Timaru where he was visiting one of his sons, aged 63 (therefore b 1827), a reasonably long piece mentioning his arrival in NZ in 1856 and that he had 5 sons living around NZ; a marriage 12 May 1891 Knox church, Dunedin, William Gerard JOLLY to Maria Josephine second daughter of the late Donald McLennan of Waitati and stepdaughter of the late Daniel Jackson (Otago Witness); DJ & Mary McLennan married in 1869, so presumably she's also the one who was getting into debt in 1886


She is probably Mary McPHAIL who married Donald McLENNAN in 1863; he died after September 1868 - probably in 1869 - when he is described as a 'settler' in the Blueskin area (where Jackson also had his pub); unfortunately parents names are not given at this date in the database, but Maria was probably born in 1866


Esther JACKSON effects 296 2s 5d resworn £556 2s 5d late of Ballygibbon, Co Kildare widow d 2 Mar 1887 proved by William JACKSON of same place. NOTE IN her obit she was aged 89, and the relict of William, so presumably this William who proved the will was a son. It also seems that she may have been in America at the time of her death. NOTE: An Esther JACKSON b 1881 whose father was a William may be a grand-daughter. No other proof than the coincidence of name and geography.


1709 Jan 7 Deed: 13-52-4918

Between Hon Richard Lord BELLEW Baron of Dunleek of 1 pt & Thomas JACKSON of Dryhett, Barony of Carberry, Co. Kildare, farmer of other part .. set to JACKSON 107A in Dryhett ... lives of Thomas JACKSON, John WEILY, James MILLER the younger of Tymaco all of Co. Kildare. WITNESS: Henry DOWDALL of City of Dublin, Thomas FORTESQUE & John MULHOLLAN of same, Gent. 16 Mar 1713.

NOTE: My guess is that Dryhett is the townland now known as Drehid, Parish of Ardkill, Barony of Carbury. It is near the townland of Ballygibbon where JACKSONs also held leases.




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