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The links beneath connect to information that I have compiled concerning Co. Antrim - mostly focusing on maps, BMIs and census records.
Sharon Oddie Brown. February 23, 2018

ANTRIM - links to documents on my site. see also The Braid: Ballymena Town Hall and Museum.


The Probates of JACKSONs in Co. Antrim reveal a remarkable level of interconnections. Most of the ancestors of these families are likely to have been in Antrim since the mid-1600s. I have assembled this using probates available from the indexes at National Archives - sorted by date and have annotated then with additional information from Census and other sources.

March 18, 2015

Millrow First Presbyterian Church. These records include a number of JACKSONs from a number of townlands surrounding the town of Antrim. There were also other JACKSONs in these townlands, and they likely attended the Church of Ireland.

March 18, 2015

The Jacksons of Loonburn, Co. Antrim are connected to the JACKSONs of Steeple, Co. Antrim. Part of my work this spring will be figuring out how they connect. NOTE: I have included some Islandmagee JACKSONs because they are descendants of the Loonburn and likely of the Steeple JACKSONs and hence will turn out to be pertinent.

March 18, 2015

1851 Census. There are only bits of the census available. Here are some JACKSON bits - from Larne, Co. Antrim.

March 18, 2015

JACKSONs of Steeple Timeline.

August 16, 2016

1653 Presbyterian removals - Comparing two lists. Declaration by the Commissioners for the settling and securing the Province of Ulster; dated at Carrickfergus, the 23rd of May, 1653. NOTE: The 1653 policy, which originated in Dublin – not London, to transport Scots from Antrim and Down was directed at close to 300 Presbyterians. Many of them had identified with the Royalists instead of the Cromwellians. This preceded the policy to transport Catholics to Connaught. There are two versions of this list, so I have compared them to make sure that I do not miss anyone ( I have not seen the original - these are both from secondary sources). January 12, 2019
ROD: Notes relating to Co. Antrim. Because of the size of these files, they have been broken into two pages:
Registry of Deeds Notes from Books 1-499 and
Registry of Deeds and Notes from Books 500-end. Updated December 9, 2023.
These notes focus on several families of JACKSONs, McCULLAGHs (spelled many ways) and OLIVERs, I have also noted the holdings of some of their relations, neighbours and business associates. The result is an idiosyncratic set of notes of many families with land links to Co. Antrim who were either “strong” framers, successful entrepreneurs and/or members of the merchant class. By including hyperlinks to many of the lands mentioned in the Memorials in the Registry of Deeds, my hope is that it will assist myself and others to better digitally search where these people either lived and/or leased land.
August 9, 2023
JACKSONs of Artnagullion and later of Islandmagee. The JACKSONs in this tree are also mentioned in leases and other records to the JACKSONs of Steeple and Loonburn. The exact link is yet to be nailed down. In time, more links to other JACKSON trees will be proven to either be valid or invalid, or left in the territory of "dunno": SEE: JACKSONS of JACKSONs of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland and Coleraine, Londonderry, Dublin (several trees), Jacksons of Tobermore and more.

August 16, 2023
December 7, 2023

JACKSONs of Steeple. This major update has asignificant amount of deeds research incorporated. August 16, 2023



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