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Young Castell aka Young’s Castle was located on the east side of Old Church Street near the intersection of Kings Street. The castle itself was destroyed sometime between 1669 and 1690. Whether it was rebuilt after 1690, or whether the subsequent references in leases are merely to the land it stood on, I am unsure. At least by 1721, there were dwellings and a stable on some potion of the land. Given the status of the resident, Richard JACKSON (1673-1730), they would have been of good quality.
Sharon Oddie Brown. January 1, 2018


Young’s Castle Dublin – a brief timeline created from various on-line sources.

In the map beneath, I have added Young's Castle. The red lines indicate places where
JACKSONs who were related to the JACKSONs of Coleraine held leases in the early 1700s.

Young's Castle, City of Dublinublin






The old Ostmantown street ran to the hamlet of Glasmenogue and the Broadstone. Beyond the church, and west of the strete, rises in the old records a tower, Young's Castle, like a lighthouse over a vague sea, perhaps named from Younge, Abbot of S. Mary's in 1467. East, west, and north of this urban wedge, spread, as we have said, fields and meadows, pastures and orchards. SOURCE: The foundation of the Hospital and Free school of King Charles II., Oxmantown Dublin : commonly called the Blue coat school : with notices of some of its governors, and of contemporary events in Dublin from the foundation, 1668 to 1840, when its government by the city ceased


Sir George Shurley “resided at Young’s Castle, Dublin”. In 1627 was a landowner in Co. Carlow. The Judges in Ireland, 1221-1921 p 328


In the disturbed period following the Irish Rebellion of 1641, he returned to England for a time and lived in Chester;[9] but he owned a substantial mansion, Young's Castle in Dublin, (no trace of which remains now), together with lands in County Carlow, SOURCE: Wiki.


Young’s Castle, Church St Upper E., site unknown. [1562]. Young’s Castle c. 1641, 1659, 1724 (Ancient records , vi, 570; iv, 169; vii, 271–2). See also 15 Manufacturing: malt house.

SOURCE: Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 19, Dublin, Part II, 1610 to 1756.


Ormond to the Lord Mayor of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy

It would be very convenient to have a handsome street laid out, from the street between Dublin Bridge and Young's Castle in Oxmantown, to the ground now set apart for the Duke to build upon, at Oxmantown Green. Mr Dodson has orders accordingly, & the Lord Mayor's assistance is desired on his behalf.  SOURCE: Carte Calendar Volume 41, January - June 1665

NOTE: Dublin Bridge was also called Old Bridge, and later Whitworth Bridge. SOURCE: Wiki. The street being referenced above between Dublin Bridge and Young's Castle in Oxmantown would be Old Church Street. The street leading to Oxmantown Green from Old Church Street would be Kings Street This would place Young’s Castle near the intersection of Old Church Street and Kings Street. The 1673 Map by Bernard de Gomme shows Oxmantowne als Church Streeet, but it does not continue far enough north to show Young’s Castle.


A. D. 1669, Sept 18. John lord Roberts, baron of Truro, landed at Howth, was met at Young's-castle by the lord mayor, recorder, aldermen and commons; after Mr. Recorder had congratulated his safe arrival, the lord mayor presented to him the sword, cap of maintenance, mace, keys of the city gates, &c. but his lordship refused to receive the same till he was sworn lord lieutenant of Ireland, which was done the same day. A. D. 1670, March. A great storm happening at new moon, with great winds and rain, the wind at S. E. the water overflowed the bank at Ringsend, Lazer's hill, and over Mr. Hawkins's new wall up to the college: it flowed very high into the city, overthrew some houses and laid many cellars and warehouses under water. History of the City of Dublin: From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time Volume 1. John Warburton, James Whitelaw, Robert Walsh. P 212.


[NOTE: I have included more Dublin description than just the Oxmantown lands since it may be of help in finding other links]

Roll 18 Charles II. 7th part [Grants from 1666-1684:

Sir GEORGE LANE knt — The manor, castle, town,

and lands of Killsallaghan, one windmill, 6 messuages, with

a court leet and court baron, 269 a. 5l. 8s. ll 1/4d. — Blackhall,

next adjoining to and fenced in with Killsallaghan, 40 a.

16s. 2 1/2d.— Beauford, with 20 a. adjoining, being of the lands of

Stradbally, 20a. 8s. l 1/2d— Thornton, 20 a. 8s. 1 1/2d— the

Lord’s Mead in Stradbally, 1a., 43d— a messuage and lands

in Stradbally, next adjoining to said mead, 1 a. 4s. O 1/2d.— all

other the lands late Philip Hore’s in Stradbally, 42 A, 17s.;

bar. Castleknocke, co. Dublin — one mess, in Swords, and

40 a., 16s. 2{d. ; bar. Coolocke, same co one mess in

Rollstowne, and 5 a., 2s. 0.|d.; bar. Nethercrosse, same co.

Ardlaw, with two mess, and a pigeon-house, 100 a. 2l. 0s 6d •

bar. Balrothery, same co. – 9 mess 9 gardens in Strad-

bally, commonly called Bealing’s Lands, 100 a. 2l. 0s. 6d. •

bar Castleknock, same coo – one mess in Great Kingstowne

and 80 a., 11 . 12s. 4Jd; bar. Coolocke, same co— two houses

with gardens, and a parke or orchard called Pond-parke^

m New-street, one close or parke called Barries-parke, without

Dongan s-gate, 1 a. 1 r. 6d. ; par. St. Nicholas, bar. Nether-

crosse, same co.— out of the manor of Westpallstowne,

21. 10s.; bar. Balrothery, same co— out of Crucerath, 9d I

-out of Knightfield, 9d. — out of Dowd’s-land, Bealing-s

land, and Talbott’s-land, all in Stradbally, 13s. 4d. — Pas-

lockestowne and Macetowne, 75 a. 2 r. 6 p. 1l 10s 5d;

bar. Castleknocke, same co— three mess., two stables; one piece

ot waste ground, one garden, and other edifices near the

said stable, in Saint Bridget’s parish. — two mess, in Oxman-

towne, in St. Michan’s parish — one brick house and three mess,

covered with straw in Oxmantowne— one mess, or tenem' in

Marylane in Oxmantowne— one slated mess, and one stable

in Pill-lane in Oxmantowne— one brick house in Pill-lane—

one brick house and garden and two cottages upon Cock-

hill, near St. Mary’s Abby— one mess, in St. Mary’s-lane,

Oxm— one other mess, in da— two mess, in Pill-lane— one

shop or room in High-street— one plott of ground in Pill-

lane— one thatched house or mess, in St. Mary’s Abby —

one mess, in High-street in St. Michael’s parish— one piece

of waste land in Bull-lane, in Oxm — one piece of waste

ground whereon two mess, were built in St. Francis-street.

—one mess, with one garden in Oxm. near Fislier’s-lane

one garden or waste plott in Cook-street, on which are houses

now built by Robt Eustace— the Bean-yard in Oxm.— one

house on the pavement in Oxm. leading to Young’s castle-

one mess, and garden upon the abby green, in St. Michan’s

parish— Walter Peppard’s house, with a garden and orchard

within the precinct of St. Mary’s Abby— an old horsemill

within the said precinct— Herbert Wood’s house at the upper

end of Frapper-lane. one mess, near Brodocke-water, called

Walter Harbricke’s house, by the corner of the orchard wall.

—one garden plott upon the abby green ; in the city and

co. of the city of Dublin, or in the suburbs or liberties

thereof— Bullstowne and lands in Grenoge, 46 a. 18s. 7 1/2 d

Other lands listed in Counties:






Commissioners of Public Records in Ireland: fourteenth and fifteenth reports with appendix, 1824-25 p 74


Dublin, April 2. 1690.

Our Account of the French Supplies are different, it is certain there are but Four Regiments, one Red, one Blew, and two White, and the most they pretend is 1400 Men in a Regiment. The Supplies of Stores are 1000 Barrels of Powder, Ten Field Pieces, Four Mortars, with Bombs, Corcases, Ball, and other Necessaries for War, as Pistols, Swords, &c. the quantity not known. They are Eight Battalions, whereof Four are Switzers and Walloons, and other Strangers, as several German Prisoners, and a­bout 300 English, Irish and Scotch. That the Lord Hunsdon had been with K. J. at Cork near two Months, in order to take the English, Irish and Scotch that came from France into his Regiment, but Lieu­tenant General Layson would not suffer him to have a Man. That one of the French Regiments is as far as Waterford, on their March, and stay there till they hear how we move.

There is already Shipt aboard the French Fleet Five Regiments of Irish design'd for France, viz Mack-Carty's, Coll. Brown's, Coll. Charles O Bryan's, Coll. Butler's, and Collâ–ª Fielding's, all Foot. They say they forc'd some Protestants Aboard the Irish, they run­ning away so fast. Their Eight Regiments of Dragoons are in a very bad condition, as also Four Regiments of Horse are worse. For a Barrel of Oates being sold in Dublin for Twenty Shillings, and but few to be had, they feed their Horses with Grain and Pease-straw, and their Work-horses are so weak, that Carriages are not to be had. Their Spring comes on apace about Dublin, and if Grass can be had their numbers will make them more formidable; at present they are in a very ill condition, and three Weeks hence will be worse. A Price is set on Bread in Dublin, but with this difference, that a Loaf they would formerly sell for three Pence is now sold for a Shilling, and also instead of being all Wheat, it is compos'd of Wheat, Pease and Barley; and it is a melancholly sight to see the Bakers Houses so throng'd and beset with People, and oftentimes can't get Bread in three or four days. The Lord Dunganon's House called Young's Castle is quite demolish'd, and the Timber thereof carried to the Castle to make Fuel, and all the Trees and Hedges in and about the Phoenix in the Deer Park are cut down, and the Deer, which were above 2000 Brace were destroyed; they say it is to save the Grass for a Campaign. SOURCE: A LETTER FROM DUBLIN; Of April the Second. Giving an Account of the posture of Affairs there; as also of the numbers of the French that are Landed in that Kingdom, and of the Irish that are sent over to France; with several other important Matters.


Richard L. Greaves P 196.  James Fade, a Quaker merchant, owned several properties including various homes and malthouses in the suburbs, mostly near Young’s Castle. Dublin's Merchant-Quaker: Anthony Sharp and the Community of Friends, 1643-1707


Indenture dated 11 Jan. 1700 whereby James Fade, the elder, Dublin, linen draper, granted to the above mentioned grantees, as trustees, all his real and personal estate, viz. houses etc in St. George's Lane and Little Butter Lane, Dublin, in tenure of Col. Theodore Russell and Col. Wentworth Harman; in Bride's Alley and in Patrick Street near and without the walls of said city of Dublin, now or lately in possession of Edward Mercer, Samuel Taylor, Jacob Hall, Richard Morgan, Susannah Redman widow, Henry Clayton and Mary Hodder, and the mills, malt houses, dwellinghouse etc. in Bride's Alley now or late in the tenure or occupation of Sarah Fade, widow of James Fade the younger deceased, son of said James Fade the elder; part of a dwellinghouse, malt house etc. now in possession of Thomas Gavin, held under James Fade the elder, and Bernard Brown, Dublin, Esquire, and five houses etc. in Bride's Alley in possession of Richard Sealey and Richard Chesterman or their undertenants; also a house in Bride's Alley; part of two houses in Bride's Alley held by Wm. Bennett; part of a house in Birde's Alley in possession of Phillip Ware; a house in Bride's Alley in possession of Abraham Parker; a house in Bride's Alley in possession of James Allen; a house in Bride's Alley wherein John Devitt now dwells, two houses in Bride's Alley one in possession of John Buck, the other of Katherine Lynch; one house joining Nicholas Gate not in possession of Daniel Hitchcock, a house next adjoining in the holding of Christopher Marshall, and the next adjoining house in the possession of Rose Cheshire and her undertenants; a parcel of ground in Bride's Alley in tenure of John Hannah; five houses in Bride's Alley at the back of the mill there now in tenure of George Richardson or his undertenants; one tenement commonly called the Lord O'Bryan's Arms in Patrick Street in possession of said Bernard Brown or his undertenants; a moyety of the houses, malthouses, etc. in Patrick Street set to Edward Mercer, William Mandevill and Robert Gibson by said James Fade; one moyety of two houses in New Street, Dublin in tenure of Katherine Johnston, widow; three houses in Great Butter Lane and Cavan Street, now or late in possession of Christian Borr and his undertenants and one other house in Great Butter Lane late in possession of said James Fade; farm, lands etc held by lease under Edward Earl of Meath in Co. Dublin, commonly called Cullenwood Farm, now in the holding of Robert Williams, Martin Gregory,  Thomas Gavin, and Robert Gibson or their assignees; two houses in William Street, Dublin, formerly in possession of John Newby now in possession of Lewis James and Hanniball Hall; a piece of ground in Stephen's Green, Dublin "being the twenty-first lott," the dwellinghouse thereon erected and now in possession of Henry Ware, Esq.; houses, malthouses etc., near Young's Castle near the city of Dublin, now or late in possession of William Wrane, brewer; one messuage in Wine Tavern Street, called the Pellican now in possession of Bernard Brown, Esq., or his undertenants; three houses in Cook Street, in the possession of said Bernard Brown or his undertenants, and one house in possession of ... Howard; one house in Cook Hill in possession of said Bernard Brown or his undertenants; house in Skinner Row, Dublin, now or late in possession of said Bernard Brown.
To hold all said real estate and personal estate for use of said James Fade the elder for his lifetime and after his death subject to the payment of his debts, funeral expenses, and special objects; £100 per annum to Joshua Wilcock till £400 be paid in lieu of his wife's portion, £50 to Issachar Wilcock son of said Joshua, when 21 years, (Elizabeth, wife of said Joshua Wilcock and daughter of said James Fade). £4 per annum to William Fade son on said James Fade. 20 shillings to Cecilia Richardson daughter of James Fade. All remainder to Joseph Fade son of said James Fade.

Witness: Edmund Gayton, George Benfeild, Jno. Blackwell, Thomas Cook, notary public. Schedule of debts owing by James Fade. D.4.163

Quaker Records Dublin. Abstracts of Wills


Owned by Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706). See: Dec 5, 1705 will of Samuel JACKSON


ROD 30-455-19132 1721 Sept 22 John JACKSON of City of Dublin, Linnen Draper & Ann HUMPHRYS also JACKSON his wife for £15 ster from Elias HUMPHRY grant Elias HUMPHRY their rights & portions of house "court of Guard" nr Young's Castle in Oxmantown for remaining years.
Grantors in 1695 Oct 18 included: William WATT Esq. Rt. Hon Lord Mayor of Dublin ;Andrew BRICE Esq. Sherriff of Dublin; William STOWELL, Sherriff of Dublin; & citizens of Dublin unto Ellis HUMPHRY, smith of Dublin city; died abt 1707 intestate – also father of Elias HUMPHRY & Ann HUMPHRY  of house "court of Quard [sic Guard]" nr Young's Castle in Oxmantown formerly in lease to Alderman Daniel BETTINGHAM  and afterwards Sir Daniel BETTINGHAM  and lately surrendered to the treasurer of Dublin by Richard BETTINGHAM, son & heir of Sir Daniel BETTINGHAM, 66x20 ft for 61 years at £7;  that John JACKSON became intitled to 1/5 share; that John JACKSON became entitled to 1/4th share including 3 houses built in possess'n of Thomas JONAS. Deputy Registrar: William PARRY; Witnesses: James SOMERWELL, Gent of Dublin City; Steevens STEEVENS, Gent of Bony Batter, Dublin; Mary [COSION?]


ROD: 34-34-20343. 1721 Jul 18. Image 22

Between Richard JACKSON of City of Dublin Esq. & Edmund MALONE. Of sd City Esq. – rent of a messuage in Church St. joining in the north and northwest part thereof by the great large Messuage of Col Theophilus JONES containing one dwelling house wherein the said Richard Jackson and his family and after him Col GODBY lately dwelt. Also one yard brewhouse and stable in the said yard next adjoining to the said dwelling house and the use of the fixt Copper Panns and other fixt goods in in the said dwelling house...

NOTE: Based on the description given in ROD: 97-409- 68933, this land was known as Young’s Castle. This Richard JACKSON is most likely the Richard JACKSON (1673-1730), nephew of Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706), and he would have been living there with his 2nd wife, Elizabeth BOYD and their new son Richard JACKSON.


Young’s Castle, Church St Upper E., site unknown. [1562]. Young’s Castle c. 1641, 1659, 1724 (Ancient records , vi, 570; iv, 169; vii, 271–2). See also 15 Manufacturing: malt house.

SOURCE: Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 19, Dublin, Part II, 1610 to 1756.


From the regulations laid down for the Watch in 1730, it would appear that the patrol of the watchmen from the Watch-house at Young’s Castle, was round the Little Green, to the Bradogue bridge. One of the Directors of the Watch of St. Michan’s was Oliver Bond up to 1784, when he left the parish. He was to see the Little Green in grimmer circumstances fourteen years later.

In 1771 the Watch house was removed from Young’s Castle to the Little Green.

SOURCE: From Ireland. Article: The Little Green, St. Michan’s Parish


ROD: 97-409- 68933. 1740 May 23. Image 520 BTW William BODLE of Gibralter Merchant then in Dublin & John JOHNSTON of City of Dublin Gent of 1st pt. & John MARTIN of City of Dublin Gent of other part … [reciting 1739 Nov 9th & 10th] John BODLE granted to William BODLE premises due to John JOHNSTON based on securites of £400  and a further £50 borrowed from John MARTIN … all pd to John MARTIN, then to him …. Piece or plot of ground on East Side of Church Street being part and parcel of the ground commonly called Young’s Castle…containing in breadth to Church Street 20’ in breadth in the rere 23’ and from depth from front 120’ next adjoining to the house of Coll PONSONBY  on the west to said street and on the east to a lane called Stirrup Lane [aka Beresford Street – It was not then, as now, open to Church Street. SOURCE: Dublin Street Names. Rev. C.Y. McCreedy. 1892.] and on the north to other ground held by Theo JONES to hold to said John MARTIN ….


ROD: 226- 80-146279. 1762 May 18 Image 48 Marcus BERESFORD. His wife Catherine Countess of Tyrone, extx. His eldest son Geo. De La Poer BERESFORD. His second son Jno. BERESFORD. His third son William BERESFORD (youngest son, under 21 years). His six daughters. Hamilton GORGES, Catherine's Grove, Co. Dublin, Esq., and Rt. Hon. the Earl of Arran trustees. His advowson or right of presentation to the living of Termonmaguirk (Termonmaguirk), Co. Tyrone. His fee farm and other estates in and about the town of Carrick, Co. Tipperary. Town and lands of Knocknecrew, Co. Waterford and all other lands etc. in said counties of Tipperary and Waterford. His dwelling house in Dublin and house in possession of Richard Gorges, Esq. [situation not mentioned]. His leasehold lands of Aghalow and all other lands held under the See of Deny. His leasehold interests in Coleraine. His real estate of Young's Castle and all other his real estate in the city of Dublin. Reciting that the Hon. Lieut. Genl. Frederick HAMILTON deceased, before testator's marriage assigned the manor of Walworth, Co. Londonderry in trust for testator after his said Frederick HAMILTON's death, and by deed of settlement 2 April 1726 the said manor of Walworth was assigned to trustees for use of testator's younger children. Said Frederick HAMILTON died in 1748 and the testator obtained from the Corporation of Fishmongers, London, a new lease, expending £7,215, and £200 yearly rent more than the former rent. Reciting that the manor of Freemore, Co. Londonderry and Manor of Beresford, Co. Cavan were also vested in trustees for his younger children and testator has paid the portions of his four eldest daughters and charged said lands with £9,998 10s. Od. for his two youngest daughters. Witnesses: Hans BAILIE, Edward STERLING, Dublin, Esq., Benjamin HIGGINS, Dublin, gent. Memorial witnessed by: Edward STERLING, Benj. HIGGINS. 226, 80, 146279 C. Tyrone (seal)

SOURCE: Abstract of Wills. Vol II.


·  Termonmaguirk (47 townlands)

·  Termonmaguirk (Upper Strabane portion) (1 townland)

·  Knocknacrooha Lower Parish Whitechurch, Barony of Decies without Drum, Co. Waterford

·  Knocknacrooha Upper Parish Whitechurch, Barony of Decies without Drum, Co. Waterford

·       Young’s Castle in Oxmantown, City of Dublin

·       Sir Randal BERESFORD & Hon Katherine ANNESLEY were parents of Marcus BERESFORD, Jane BERESFORD & Sir Tristram BERESFORD.

·       Marcus BERESFORD (1694-1763) married Catherine POER.

o   Their first-born son was George De La Poer BERESFORD (1735-1800) - a Member of the Irish House of Commons for Waterford County from 1757 to 1760, and for Coleraine from 1761 until 1763, when he inherited his father's earldom, entered the Irish House of Lords and was admitted to the Privy Council of Ireland. He had 4 sons and 4 daughters  with his wife Elizabeth MONCK and 2 illegitimate sons born before this marriage.

·       Jane BERESFORD (aft 1662-1716) married Frederick HAMILTON (?-1748). There was no known issue. NOTE: See Lease of Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706)

·       Sir Tristram BERESFORD married Sarah SACKVILLE, Anne ROWLEY and finally Hon. Nichola Sophia HAMILTON.  

o   The first husband of Nichola Sophia HAMILTON was Lt. Gen Richard GORGES.  Their son Hamilton GORGES (1712-1786) was of Catherine’s Grove.

·       Marcus BERESFORD




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