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James JACKSON's will written in 1661 and probated in 1662 shows that he belongs to the JACKSONs of Kings Co. - Seirkeiran.. The forenames of the males in this family echo the forenames of the Jacksons of Co. Down: Robert, Henry, & James. Also of possible significance is the attention paid to this line by Tenison Arthur Groves (abt 1864-1938), a researcher whose main focus was on families from Northern Ireland.
Sharon Oddie Brown. January 14, 2016


1762 James JACKSON will: Transcription thanks to Jan Waugh. 2019.


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In the name of God Amen. I James Jackson[1] and now belonging to his majesties ship Foudroyant being of a sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the dangers of the sea and the uncertainities of this transitory life do for avoiding controvercies after my decease make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say. First I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to order. And as for all my worldly estate I give, bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth, that is to say. all and singular such salary, ticketts, bounty, money, prize money, wages, sum and sums of money, lands, tenements, goods, chattels and estates whatsoever as shall be anyways due, owing or belonging unto me at the time of my decease I give, devise and bequeath the same unto my loving father Robert Jackson[2] of Grange, Kings County, Ireland. And I do hereby nominate and appoint Archibald Douglas[3] of Plymouth Dock, Executor in trust of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills, testaments and deeds of gift by me at any time heretofore made. And I do ordain and ratify these presents to stand and be for my only last will and testament. In witness whereof to this my said will I have set my hand and seal the twentieth day of October, 1 George III, in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one (1761). James Jackson. Signed, sealed and published in the presence of John Tainter[4], Jane Pearce[5] her mark.
Probate  This will was proved at London ... 8 Nov 1762 ... by the oath of Archibald Douglas the sole Executors named in the said will ...

Grange - Parish Seikieran

[1] James JACKSON (?- bt 1761-1762) Son of Robert JACKSON Esq. (?-1785) and Eugenia. Since James predeceased his father, he was not named in his father’s will. My assumption is that he died as a bachelor and there was no known issue.

[2] Robert JACKSON (?-1785) of Grange, buried Parish Seirkieran.  NOTE: Grange, Parish of Seirkieran aka Kierans, Barony of Ballybritt, Co. Offaly aka Kings Co.

  • I suspect this was his father, Robert JACKSON (bef 1716-1743): An Anecdote of the 4th Regiment of Horse, published in Dublin Penny Journal, Vol. 1, No. 19, November 3, 1832 likely refers to either the father of this Robert.

[3] Archibald DOUGLAS of Plymouth Dock

[4] John TAINTER

[5] Jane PEARCE



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