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These links used to be on a page that had the info from all of the Irish counties.
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


NOTE: This page includes maps as well as charts and other information about people organized on the basis of place.
Here are some useful sources for maps

My usual place to start is: Ordnance Survey of Ireland
Or else, the maps associated with Griffiths Valuations on the Ask About Ireland Site.
Valuation Office Books at National Archives of Ireland.
1659 Census of Ireland.
Mapco has an 1838 map of Ireland which can be viewed in enlarged segments.
For maps of Ireland in the 1650s: The Down Survey of Ireland hosted by Trinity College is an amazing site. You can also do a search and learn a great deal more about how the early maps relate to later ones.
A site that tracks population changes in Irish parishes from 1841 to 2002: Irish Famine Population Data
A site that is now one of my go-to places when I want to see adjacent townlands is: http://www.townlands.ie/
Wikipedia is useful for tracking down varient townland names, as is the Sean Ruad site.
To track the Irish versions of names that preceded the English version:Placenames Database of Ireland
For Historical Maps: A sub-section of the Placenames Database of Ireland July 1, 2016
To track down English, Scots, or Irish place names: Place names in Northern Ireland
Townlands superimposed on contemporary maps: http://ireland.kiwicelts.com/irishMap/ireMap.html
A site new to me: Open Street Maps. March 2016
Years Ago, I found some of these on one of my trips. Now they are digital. A wonderful resource: Geological Maps. July 7, 2016
PRONI has some excellent 1602 maps of Escheated Estates on Flicker. September 7, 2016
Since many of the Irish JACKSONs came from Westmorland and Lancashire, This site featuring Old English maps is excellent.

PRONI Historical Maps viewer. New in 2016.
Also new in 2016, The Family History Library has included many images of pages from the Deeds Registry in Dublin. These include both grantor indices and townland indices. Nick Reddan's Deeds Indexing Project will be starting to transcribe them - thanks to volunteer labour.
Alison Kilpatrick has also done yeoman service when it comes to transcribing deeds. See her site: Arborealis.
A fabulous new site by ​Sebastian Graham showing all the mills of Northern. Ireland. July 5, 2017
For general reading, History of Ireland: Free ebooks. This is an excellent site. February 7, 2017


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