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NAMES: Eliza JACKSON nèe OLIVER of Urker Lodge; James Birch GILMER aka GILMORE aka GILLMER of Mayfield, Dromore; Elizabeth BRADFORD nèe BREAKEY; John BATES, banker of Crossmaglen.
Sharon Oddie Brown. July 31, 2009


1877 December 18



I Eliza JACKSON[1] otherwise OLIVER of Urker Lodge[2], Crossmaglen in the County of Armagh do hereby acknowledge to have received from James Birch GILMER[3] of Mayfield[4] in the County of Down, administrator with the Will annexed of his father James Birch GILMER[5] deceased [who was a surviving trustee and executor of the will of Elizabeth BRADFORD[6] 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.

Eliza Jackson

18 December 1877

Witnesses present

John Bates[7] Mr.

Belfast bank, Crossmaglen.

[1] Eliza JACKSON nèe OLIVER (1815-1903) mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

[2] Urker Lodge, Parish of Creggan, Co. Armagh – long time home of the extended JACKSON family.

[3] James Birch GILMER aka GILLMER aka GILMORE (1808-1877), married Mary DOAK and they had 8 children.

[4] Mayfield, Parish of Dromore, Co. Down.

[5] 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.

[6] Elizabeth BRADFORD nèe BREAKEY (1758-1844). She had married into the BRADFORDs of Cavananore. Sir Thomas JACKSON was her great-grandson.

[7] 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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