1877 December 18
SOURCE: PRONI D1968/14
I Eliza JACKSON otherwise OLIVER of Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen in the County of Armagh do hereby acknowledge to have received from James Birch GILMER of Mayfield in the County of Down, administrator with the Will annexed of his father James Birch GILMER deceased [who was a surviving trustee and executor of the will of Elizabeth BRADFORD deceased] the sum of £50 together with all interest due thereon, being the amount of the legacy bequeathed to me by the said Elizabeth BRADFORD; and in consideration of the said payment I do hereby specifically undertake and agree to indemnify the said James Birch GILMER his executors and administrators from the claims of all other parties either now or hereafter to the said legacy or the interest thereof or any part thereof and from all loss, costs and expenses in relation thereto. As witness my hand this 18th day of December 1877.
18 December 1877
John Bates Mr.
Belfast bank, Crossmaglen.
 Eliza JACKSON nèe OLIVER (1815-1903) mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON.
 Urker Lodge, Parish of Creggan, Co. Armagh – long time home of the extended JACKSON family.
 James Birch GILMER aka GILLMER aka GILMORE (1808-1877), married Mary DOAK and they had 8 children.
 Mayfield, Parish of Dromore, Co. Down.
 James Birch GILMER aka GILLMER aka GILMORE (1846-1927), married Mary McCREIGHT (-1884). She died in 1884, three weeks after the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth. He and Elizabeth subsequently emigrated to New Zealand.
 Elizabeth BRADFORD nèe BREAKEY (1758-1844). She had married into the BRADFORDs of Cavananore. Sir Thomas JACKSON was her great-grandson.
 John BATES Interestingly, it is a William BATES whom we have on record as being at the Crossmaglen Bank: SOURCE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/letters/1906Sept22.htm Mr. Bates was promoted from Cross' branch of Belfast Bank to Saintfield where he was only able to do duty two days till he had to lie down and he is dead and buried. Janie and the children are gone to live in Belfast where David is entered in the Bank. I wonder if they were related – John BATES possibly being the father of William BATES?
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