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JACKSONs mentioned in The Great Parchment Book. In 1639, after prolonged proceedings in Star Chamber, Charles I claimed as forfeit the Irish estates of The Irish Society and the City companies in Northern Ireland. A Commission under the Great Seal was instituted to survey the forfeited estates, consolidating all contracts and particulars of the affected rental lands and enrolling their details into one volume. The “Great Parchment Book” is the result, and includes invaluable information about the County of Londonderry in the early 17th century.
Sharon Oddie Brown. February 2, 2019

NOTE: I will be updating this page as I learn more from related pieces that I am working on.
Updated: February 3, 2019. I have identified and inserted links for most of the townlands in the sections related to Richard Jackson of Elagh Castle.


The Great Parchment Book 1639
Photo SEE: Honourable Irish Society

The Great Parchment Book

 

There are four JACKSONs mentioned in this document:

Richard JACKSON, a carpenter of Magharafelt, Co. Londonderry

Because Desert Lynn and Magherafelt are adjacent parishes, there is likely a familial connection between Richard JACKSON the carpenter and William JACKSON. SEE: the early arrivals of JACKSONs.

Because of the mention of the profession of carpenter, there is a possibility that this Richard JACKSON carpenter is connected to the Jacksons of Drogheda. SEE: JACKSONs: Detective work on Drogheda roots. In the 1831 census, there was a John JACKSON residing at Magharafelt.

William JACKSON of Desert Lynn, Co. Londonderry

Richard JACKSON of Elaugh Castle, Co. Donegal

 Elagh Castle

Elagh Castle was demolished early in the 1600s, so the reference is not to the original castle. NOTE: The description of Elaugh Castle being in Co. Donegal initially misled me. It seems that it is not in Co. Donegal, but is rather in the townland of Elagh More, Parish Templemore,  Barony North-West Liberties of Londonderry

 

This Richard JACKSON is not a ready fit (so far) with the JACKSONs of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland and Coleraine, Londonderry. That line included Rev. Richard JACKSON (1602-1681) who sired abt 23 children. Many of them settled in Ireland in the mid-1600s. Rev. Richard was based in Halton, Lancashire as a cleric, and there is no record (so far) of him owning land in Ireland. Also, his son Richard JACKSON (1635-1688) would have been too young to be this Richard JACKSON. Even so, this family did have several generations of involvements with the London guilds so a cousin or uncle may be a productive place to look.

 

The relationship of Sir Bradwardine JACKSON (b. 1670) to Sir Arthur CHICHESTER who leased most of the lands in Co. Donegal may hold another potential clue. SEE: JACKSONs of Edderthorpe, More work is needed (see footnotes for Richard JACKSON).

Photo Source of 1599 map: Bruncana Castle.

 

Peter JACKSON of Coleraine.

There was a family of JACKSONs who were butchers, who resided east of the River Bann and who were distinct from the JACKSONs of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland and Coleraine, Londonderry (who resided west of the River Bann). They may also have been tanners. If so, there could also be a connection with the JACKSONs of Drogheda. SEE: ROD: 489-72-306027 dated Nov 3, 1793. Richard JACKSON a butcher of the West side of New Row, transferred lands to John SMITH in order to cover his debts to the Trustee who was responsible for the support of JACKSON’s wife Elizabeth. They had a son, James JACKSON who would have been older than 21 since he was a witness. NOTE: Also in 1793, a Thomas JACKSON a butcher of Coleraine died supposedly aged 105.

 

RICHARD JACKSON CARPENTER

The foresaid fower and twentieth day of September the foresaid Commissioners for and on his ma[ies]t[ie]s behalfe by vertue of the said Commission and Richard Jackson of Magharafelt in the late county of Londonderry for and on the behalfe of Mathew Osborne of Magharafelt aforesaid yeoman doe conclude and agree that the said Mathew and his assignes shall have and hold all that messuage or tenement garden and backside and two peeces or parcells of land with th[e] appurtena[n]c[e]s conteining by estimac[i]on fowerteene acres and two perches Irishe measure All w[hi]ch p[re]misses are lyeing and being in Magharafelt aforesaid and now are or late were in the tenure or occupac[i]on of the said Mathew or his assignes with all waies and passages unto the p[re]misses or any part thereof belonging or formerly enioyed therewith with the like excepc[i]ons and for the terme of one and twenty yeares from the ffeast of Phillip and Jacob now last past for and under the yearly rent of ffower pounds and tenn shillings sterling paiable in such manner [and] att such daies and times and with under and upon such further and the like condic[i]on coven[a]nts and agreem[en]ts as in the foresaid Agreement made by the said Commissioners and Hester Machett beforenamed are conteined In witnes whereof the said Commissioners and the said Richard Jackson have putt to their hands the day and yeare abovewritten:

Raphe Whitfeld Tho[mas] ffotherley 1639 The m[ar]ke of Richard Jackson

iiii li. x s.

Richard Jackson .23.

The foresaid fower and twenty day of September the said Commissioners for and on his ma[ies]t[ie]s behalfe by vertue of the said Commission and Richard Jackson of Magharafelt in the late countie of Londonderry Carpenter doe conclude and agree that the said Richard and his assignes shall have and hold all that messuage or Tenement garden and backside with th[e] appurtena[n]c[e]s in Magharafelt aforesaid now or late in the tenure or occupac[i]on of Thomas Sanders or his assignes for the terme of one and twenty yeares from the ffeast of Phillip and Jacob now last past for and under the yearly rent of ffourty shillings sterling paiable in such manner and att such daies and times and with under and upon such further [and] the like condic[i]on coven[a]nts and agreements as in the foresaid agreement made by the said Com[missioner]s and Hester Matchett beforenamed are conteined with this further agreement that the said Richard and his assignes shall during the said terme have and keepe in redines uppon the foresaid p[re]misses for the service of his ma[ies]tie his heires and successors one muskett furnished in such manner as the same shal[l] be allowed of by the muster master of the County in w[hi]ch the p[re]misses are for the time being In witnes whereof the said Commissioners and the said Richard Jackson have putt to their hands the day and yeare above written:

Raphe Whitfeld Tho[mas] ffotherley 1639 The marke of Richard Jackson

xl s. One musket

WILLIAM JACKSON

John Allison and William Jackeson .5.

The foresaid three and twentieth day of September the foresaid Commission[er]s for [and] on his ma[ies]t[ie]s behalfe by vertue of the said Commission and John Allison and William Jackson of Desert Lynn in the late county of Londonderry doe conclude and agree that the said John Allison and William Jackson and their assignes shall have and hold all that Towneland commonly called or knowne by the name of Bally mc Gillhenney with th[e] appurten[a]nc[e]s in Desert Lynn aforesaid or by whatsoever other name or names the same be called or knowne conteining by estimac[i]on one hundred twenty and two acres Irishe measure with all waies and passages unto the p[re]misses or anie part ther[e]of belonging or formerly enioyed therewith with the like excepc[i]ons and for the terme of one and twenty yeares from the ffeast of Phillip and Jacob now last past for and under the yearly rent of Twelve pounds sterling paiable in such manner and att such daies and times and with under and upon such further and the like condic[i]on coven[a]nts and agreements as in the foresaid agreement made by the said Commissioners and George Elliott James Patterson William Wittie and John Kennadie beforenamed are conteined save onely that the said John Allison and William Jackson are not by this agreement tyed to build a house as the said George Elliott James Patterson William Witty and John Kennady by their said agreement are to doe In witnes whereof the said Commission[er]s and the said John and William have putt to their hands the day and yeare abovewritten:

Raphe Whitfeld Tho[mas] ffotherley 1639 John Allason The m[ar]ke of Will[ia]m Jackson

RICHARD JACKSON[1] GENTLEMAN

Raphe Whitfeld Tho[mas] ffotherley 1639 R[obert] Semple

The said Ninth day of September the said Com[m]issioners for and on his Ma[ies]t[ie]s behalf by vertue of the said Com[m]ission and Richard Benson and Richard Jackson of Elaugh Castle[2] in the County of Donnagall gent[lemen

] doe conclude and agree that the said Richard Benson and Richard Jackson and their assigns shall att their prop[er] Costs and chardges within three yeares now next coming erect, build and fully finishe one or more Watercorne mill or mills of stone, brick, or tymber in some convenient place or places upon or within the Townelands of Tully [Lower Tully?, Parish of Clondermot. Lower Tully, Barony Tirkeeran], Colduffe [possibly Toneduff, Parish Cumber Lower, Barony of Tirkeeran] Ballyekillahan [??] Lisbunny [Lisbunny, Parish of Upper Cumber, Barony of Tirkeeran] Salleboyle [my guess is Sallowilly, Parish Upper Cumber, Barony of Tirkeeran.] and Slateloobe [my guess is Slaghtmanus, Parish Cumber Lower. Barony Tirkeeran] or some or one of them lyinge [and] beinge within the late Mannor of Pellipar[3] or proporc[i]on of land called the Skynners Proporc[i]on in the late County of Londonderry And that the said Richard Benson , and Richard Jackson and their assignes shall have and hold the said Mill or Mills so as aforesaid to be built and all the moulture soake and grindinge of Mault, Corne, and graine att or in the said Mill or Mills after the building thereof of the Ten[a]nts and Inhabitants of the aforesaid severall Townelands of Tully Colduffe Ballyekillahan, Lisbaney Sallaboyle, Slateloobe [see links above], and allso of the Townelands called Tonduffe [Toneduff, Parish Cumber Lower, Barony of Tirkeeran] Ardgrewen [probably Ardground (Ard-grian), Parish Cumber Lower. Barony of Tirkeeran], Maycoshell, Lackagh [Lackagh, Parish Cumber Lower, Barony of Tirkeeran], Gortnskiath [Gortnaskey (Gort-na-sceach), Parish Upper Cumber], Barony of Tirkeeran], Cloghoge [possibly Greerstown (Cloch-oir aka Cloghore Parish Clondermot, Barony of Tirkeeran], Brackmoy [probably Brackfield (Breach-magh), Parish Cumber Lower, Barony of Tirkeeran], Littermeyer [probably Lettermire (Leitir-maighre), Parish Cumber Lower, Barony of Tirkeeran], Killcaran [possibly Killycor (Coille-corr), Parish Upper Cumber, Barony of Tirkeeran , Gortnerane [Gortnaran, Parish Upper Cumber, Barony of Tirkeeran] Carnon [possibly Carn (An Carn), Parish Clondermot, Barony Tirkeeran], Altahoney [Altaghoney, Parish Upper Cumber, Barony Tirkeeran], Ballidanagan [Ballydonegan,, Parish Banagher (Tirkeeran portion), Barony of Tirkeeran], Tamnyheany [possibly Tamnaherin, Cumber Lower, Barony Tirkeeran], ColleMonty [possibly Coolnamonan (Cul-na-moinan), Parish Banagher (Tirkeeran portion), Barony of Tirkeeran], and Longe [???], within the said late Mannor and Proporc[i]on called the Skynners Proporc[i]on and every of them and all waies and passages unto the aforesaid Mill or Mills so as aforesaid to be built, and Watercourses and waterlayes for bringinge of water to the said Mill or Mills so as aforesaid to be built for the term of one and twenty years from the feast of Phillipp and Jacob now last past for and under the yearly rent of sixe pounds thirteene shillinges fower pence sterlinge paiable to his Ma[ies]ty his heires and Successors into the receipt of his Ma[ies]t[ie]s Exchecq[uer] in England or unto the hands of the Receivor of his Ma[ies]ty his heires and Successors for the tyme beinge for the Revennue of Londonderry also Derry and Colerane or either of them att the ffeasts of All S[ain]ts and Phillipp [and] Jacob by equall porc[i]ons, Up[p]on condic[i]on that the said Terme shall cease and be voyde if the said rent or any part thereof be behind and un paid by the space of ffifty daies next after any of the said ffeasts or dayes of payment aforesaid And that the said Richard and Richard and their assignes shall after the buildinge of the said mill or mills [...] duringe the said Terme keepe some suffic ient [...] p[er]son fit to use and exercise the trade of a Miller which sh[...] ready to grind the Mault Corne and grayne of the [...] of the said severall Townlands att the af oresaid mill or mills soe to be erected or built, and shall [...] Mill or Mills keepe [and] maintayne th[...] in good and sufficient reparac[i]ons, And that upon reasonable request there shall be allowed and sett out unto the said Richard an d Richard and their assignes in convenient places within the late County of Londonderry, sufficient Timber for buildinge and repairinge of the said Mill or Mills, And that his Ma[ies]ty will be gratiously pleased to confirme this Agreem[en]t by his letters Patents under the great seale of England and that the said Richard and Richard shall thereby Coven[an]t and grannt for them their heyres Executors Administrators and Assignes to p[er]forme what is hereby agreed on their parts In Wittnes whereof the said Com[m]issioners and the said Richard Benson and Richard Jackson have putt to their hands the day and yeare abovewritten:

Raphe Whitfeld Tho[mas] ffotherley 1639 Richard Benson Richard Jackson

Richard Benson [and] Richard Jackson 5.

The Nynth day of the said Moneth of September the said Com[m]iss ioners for and on his Ma[ies]t[ie]s behalfe by vertue of the said Com[m]ission and Richard Benson and Richard Jackson of Elaughe Castle in the County of Donegal gent[lemen] do conclude and agree that the said Richard and Richard and their assigns shall have and hold all those sixe Townelands commonly called or known by the severall name or names of Tulley, C[...] Ballykillaghan, Lisbaney, als[o] Lisbunney Salleboyle and Slatmaune with the appurtenanc[e]s in Com[m]er als[o] Cumber [Cumber, Parish Upper Cumber, Barony of Tirkeeran],  in the late county of Londonderry, or by whatsoever other name or names the same or any of them be called or knowne, and all Cabbins edifices and buildings thereup[p]on and allso all waies [and] passages unto the aforesaid premises or any part thereof belonginge or formerly enioyed therewith Excepting and reservinge unto his Ma[ies]ty his heyres and Successors, all tymber [and] tymber trees, storiers saplinges [and] great trees mynes and quarryes in up[p]on or belonginge to the p[re]misses or any part thereof, with lib[er]ty and power to cutt downe, take, digge upp and carry away the same or any part thereof and all such reasonable wayes and passages over [th]e p[re]misses for the Ten[a]nts and Occupyers of his Ma[ies]t[ie]s other lands, as have formerly beene used and all the River of Loughfoyle, and all the rivers Creekes and streames in or neere the premisses or any part thereof and the soyle and grounde thereof and all the ffishinge and takinge of Salmons Eeles and other ffishe in the said Rivers, Creekes, Streames and ffishings and liberty to make houses [and] drawe netts and doe any other thinge else concerninge the said fishings for the terme of one and twenty yeares from the ffeast of Phillipp and Jacob now last past for and under the yearly rent of [...] fower pounds sterlinge paiable into the Receipt of his Majesty’s Exchequer in England or unto the hands of the Receivor of his Ma jesty his heirs and Successors for the tyme beinge for the Revennue of Londonderry also Derry and Colerane or either of them att the fffeasts of All S[ain]ts and Phillip and Jacob by equall porc[i]ons, Up[p]on Condic[i]on that the said Ter m shall cease and be voyd if the said rent or any part therof shall b e behind and unpayd by the space of ffifty daies next after any of th e said ffeasts or dayes of paym[en]t aforesaid, And the said Richard and Richard or their assignes shall att their or some of their prop[er] Costs [and] chardges within five yeares now next com[m]inge erect and build [and] fully finishe up[p]on the p[re]misses two sufficient and substantiall houses of timber bricke or stone after the Manner of English houses every of the said houses to be two stories highe and to conteine four roomes att the least, And the said Richard and Richard or two other able and sufficient Ten[a]nts with their ffamilyes shall from tyme to time during the said terme of yeares be resident [and] inhabitant in [and] upon the foresaid premisses and shall duringe the said Terme grind at his Majesty’s Mill or Milles within the late Mannor of Pellipar or proportion of land called the Skynners Proporc[i]on, all his [and] their mault corne [and] grayne which he or they shall expend or use up[p]on the premisses or beinge ground shall sell to any p[er]son or p[er]sons and pay for grindinge thereof to the Miller of the said Mill or Mills for the tyme beinge the sixeteenth part of all the said Mault corne and grayne And shall doe suit att the Court Baron to be holden for such Mannor as his Ma[ies]tie shall erect, create or make up[p]on or within the said Proporc[i]on from three weekes to three weekes if the same shall be soe often held, And shall duringe the said Terme keepe, susteyne, and maintayne the aforesaid houses and all other the aforesaid buildings in good and sufficient rep[ar]ac[i]ons, and shall within seaven yeares now next com[m]inge with dike and double quicksett where quicksett will growe, and with other good and sufficient ffences and enclosures where quicksett will not growe devide sever and make the aforesaid premisses into eighteene severall closes more than the same now are, and the same beinge soe devided, made and severed and all other the hedges ditches and Inclosures upon or belonginge to the aforesaid p[re]misses shall keepe and maintaine well and sufficiently ffenced, ditched, inclosed, and quicksetted during the said Terme. And shall yearly duringe the said terme sett and plant up[p]on some part of the aforesaid premisses eighteene young trees of oake or ashe fitt or likely to growe to be Tymber trees, and the same or others to be sett or planted in the roomes or steeds of such of them as shall happen to dye shall maintayne p[re]serve and keepe from hurt [and] spoyle duringe the said Terme And that up[p]on reasonable request there shall be allowed and sett out unto the said Richard and Richard and their assignes from tyme to tyme duringe the said Terme, by the Woodward or other Officer of his Ma[ies]ty his heires [and] Successors rough Tymber for building and repairinge the said houses, and houseboote in convenient places within the late County of Londonderry to be spent up[p]on the p[re]misses and not elsewhere, and that the said Richard and Richard and their assignes shall and may from tyme to tyme duringe the said Terme have and take fireboote, and hedgeboote to be taken in and up[p]on the roots stumps truncks, and bodies of dead trees fallen or lying on the ground and not fit for building thornbushes shreddinges and lopps of trees and underwood growinge up[p]on the p[re]misses if the same be there to be had the same to be spent up[p]on the p[re]misses and not otherwise And that the said Richard [and] Richard and their assignes shall have and keepe in readines up[p]on the p[re]misses duringe the said Terme for the service of his Ma[ies]ty his heires and Successors one pike and corslett and one Muskett furnished in such manner as the same shall be allowed of by the Mustermaster of the said County where the p[re]misses lye for the tyme beinge, and that the said Richard and Richard and their assignes shall within five yeares nowe next coming remoove from the p[re]misses all such Irishe people as shall not within that tyme conforme themselves to the orders and discipline of the Church of England, and plant the p[re]misses with British people, And that the said Richard and Richard and their assigns shall within fower yeares now next com[m]inge fence enclose and Incoppice with dike and double quicksett [...] acres Irish measure of the Woods and Woodgrounds parcel of the foresaid p[re]misses and the same ffences and Inclos ures shall well and sufficiently p[re]serve and keepe as Coppice woods from hurt and spoyle, And up[p]on every fell that shall be made thereof during the said Terme shall new Incoppice the same after the manner and usage in England, and shall allso p[re]serve and keepe, up[p]on every acre of the aforesaid Woodground and up[p]on every fellinge [and] cuttinge of the said woods soe to be Incoppiced thirty younge storiers and thirty standalls of oake and ashe fitt to make Timber trees, And that his Ma[ies]ty will be gratiously pleased to ratify and confirme this Agreem[en]t by his letters Patents under the great seale of England, and that the said Richard and Richard shall coven[an]t [and] grannt thereby for them their heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes to p[er]forme what is here by agreed on their p[ar]tes, In Wittnes whereof the said Com[m]iss ioners and the said Richard Benson and Richard Jackson have putt to their hands the day and yeare above written:

Raphe Whitfeld Tho[mas] ffotherley 1639 Richard Benson Richard Jackson

One Pike and Corslett One Muskett

The said Ninth day of September the said Com[m]issioners for and on his Ma[ies]t[ie]s behalf by vertue of the said Com[m]ission and Richard Benson and Richard Jackson of Elaugh Castle in the County of Donnagall gent[lemen] doe conclude and agree that the said Richard Benson and Richard Jackson and their assigns shall att their prop[er] Costs and chardges within three yeares now next coming erect, build and fully finishe one or more Watercorne mill or mills of stone, brick, or tymber in some convenient place or places upon or within the Townelands of Tully, Colduffe Ballyekillahan Lisbunny, Salleboyle and Slateloobe or some or one of them lyinge [and] beinge within the late Mannor of Pellipar or proporc[i]on of land called the Skynners Proporc[i]on in the late County of Londonderry And that the said Richard Benson , and Richard Jackson and their assignes shall have and hold the said Mill or Mills so as aforesaid to be built and all the moulture soake and grindinge of Mault, Corne, and graine att or in the said Mill or Mills after the building thereof of the Ten[a]nts and Inhabitants of the aforesaid severall Townelands of Tully Colduffe Ballyekillahan, Lisbaney Sallaboyle, Slateloobe, and allso of the Townelands called Tonduffe Ardgrewen, Maycoshell, Lackagh, Gortnskiath, Cloghoge, Brackmoy, Littermeyer, Killcaran, Gortnerane, Carnon, Altahoney, Ballidanagan, Tamnyheany, ColleMonty, and Longe, within the said late Mannor and Proporc[i]on called the Skynners Proporc[i]on and every of them and all waies and passages unto the aforesaid Mill or Mills so as aforesaid to be built, and Watercourses and waterlayes for bringinge of water to the said Mill or Mills so as aforesaid to be built for the term of  one and twenty years from the feast of Phillipp and Jacob now last past for and under the yearly rent of sixe pounds thirteene shillinges fower pence sterlinge paiable to his Ma[ies]ty his heires and Successors into the receipt of his Ma[ies]t[ie]s Exchecq[uer] in England or unto the hands of the Receivor of his Ma[ies]ty his heires and Successors for the tyme beinge for the Revennue of Londonderry also Derry and Colerane or either of them att the ffeasts of All S[ain]ts and Phillipp [and] Jacob by equall porc[i]ons, Up[p]on condic[i]on that the said Terme shall cease and be voyde if the said rent or any part thereof be behind and un paid by the space of ffifty daies next after any of the said ffeasts or dayes of payment aforesaid And that the said Richard and Richard and their assignes shall after the buildinge of the said mill or mills [...] duringe the said Terme keepe some suffic ient [...] p[er]son fit to use and exercise the trade of a Miller which sh[...] ready to grind the Mault Corne and grayne of the [...] of the said severall Townlands att the af oresaid mill or mills soe to be erected or built, and shall [...] Mill or Mills keepe [and] maintayne th[...] in good and sufficient reparac[i]ons, And that upon reasonable request there shall be allowed and sett out unto the said Richard an d Richard and their assignes in convenient places within the late County of Londonderry, sufficient Timber for buildinge and repairinge of the said Mill or Mills, And that his Ma[ies]ty will be gratiously pleased to confirme this Agreem[en]t by his letters Patents under the great seale of England and that the said Richard and Richard shall thereby Coven[an]t and grannt for them their heyres Executors Administrators and Assignes to p[er]forme what is hereby agreed on their parts In Wittnes whereof the said Com[m]issioners and the said Richard Benson and Richard Jackson have putt to their hands the day and yeare above written:

Raphe Whitfeld Tho[mas] ffotherley 1639 Richard Benson Richard Jackson

vi li. xiii s. iiii d.

PETER JACKSON

The Tenth day of the said moneth of July the afore said Commissioners for and on his ma[ies]ties behalfe by vertue of the said Commission and Robert Andrew of Coleraine aforesaid Carpenter doe conclude and agree that the said Robert Andrew and his assigns shall have and hold one messuage or tenement building [...] and wherein he now dwelleth and lyeing on the [...] garden and backside to the said messuage belonging w[i]th th[e] appurten[a]nc[e]s and allsoe seaven closes or parcells of land and pasture w[i]th th[e] appurten[a]nc[e]s in Colerane aforesaid conteining by estimac[i]on fourty and seaven acres Irish measure and late in the tenure or occupac[i]on of Katherine ffowchler and lyeing to the lands late in the occupac[i]on of Peter Jackson on the one side and the highway leading from the towne of Colerane to Dunluce on the other side w[i]th all waies and passages to the p[re]misses or any part thereof belonging or formerly enioyed therew[i]th w[i]th the like excepc[i]ons and for the terme of one and twenty yeares from the ffeast of Phillip and Jacob now last past for and under the yearly rent of Twenty pounds sterling paiable in such manner and att such daies and tymes and w[i]th under and uppon such further and the like condic[i]on coven[a]nts and agreements as in the aforesaid agreement made by the said Commissioners and Thomas Andrew th[e] elder beforenamed are conteined and with this further excepc[i]on of all those fower Cabyns and Creets w[i]th thir gardens adioining to the foresaid p[re]misses or thereunto belonging. In witnes whereof the said Commissioners and the said Robert Andrew have putt to their hands the day and yeare above written:

Raphe Whitfeld Tho[mas] ffotherley 1639 The m[ar]ke of Robert Andrew

 

 



[1] Based on connection to the Skinners Company lands, I suspect a connection of this Richard JACKSON to one or all of the families of CARY, ROWLEY, HILL or BERESFORD.

[2] Elaugha Castle aka Elagh Castle. Is in the townland of Elagh More, Parish Templemore,  Barony North-West Liberties of Londonderry, Co. Londonderry.

[3] Mannor of Pellipar .

  • The name came from the Latin for skinners, pelliparii. It was divided into three divisions: the Dungiven, Ballinascreen and Banagher Divisions.James I allocated lands to the Skinners Company in 1610.  For a map of the several fragmented areas allocated see Map in Wikipedia. The Skinners’ estate was perhaps the most scattered of all the estates. It had land in three different baronies – Loughinsholin, Keenaght and Tirkeeran. SOURCE: Bill Macafee: The Plantation of Ulster and the creation of the county of Londonderry.
  • Skinners (Manor of Pellipar): The Company leased the estate to Sir Edward Doddington for 58 years 6 months from 1616 [no fine and an annual rent of £112]. Sir Edward died in 1618. The lease passed to his widow, Lady Doddington [nee Beresford] who subsequently married Sir Francis Cooke. She, with Tristam Beresford and George Carey as her trustees, gained a lease for 47 years 6 months from 1627 [no fine and an annual rent of £125]. In 1672 the estate was held by Lady Cooke at Brackfield [Crossalt] and Edward Carey at Dungiven. In 1696 the Manor of Pellipar, which included both parts of the estate, was demised to Edward Carey. In 1742 Henry Carey obtained a new lease [with a fine of £5,637 and an annual rent of £500]. The Carey family continued to hold the estate throughout the rest of the eighteenth century until 1794 when Robert Ogilby paid Carey £10,000 for his interest in the lease due to expire in 1803. Ogilby then obtained a lease in 1803 for 61 years and three lives [with a fine of £25,000 and an annual rent of £1,500]. Robert, who lived in Pellipar House, ran the Dungiven part of the estate and his brother James, who lived in Kilcattan House, near Claudy, was agent for the western part of the estate. Robert Ogilby died in 1839. His nephew, Robert L. Ogilby who lived in the Manor House in Dungiven, became effectively agent of the estate for his uncle’s trustees and for his cousin James Ogilby who lived at Pellipar House. When still in Ogilby hands, a number of Company deputations visited the estate and on their evidence, the Skinners brought a substantial claim against the trustees of the Ogilby estate for mismanagement and considerable running down of the estate. Robert L. Ogilby died in 1872 and the Company regained direct control. An agent, J. Clark, was appointed in 1873. Building work and improvements on the estate followed. James Ogilby of Pellipar House died in 1885 and the freehold of Pellipar House was sold to R. A. Ogilby for £4,500. As with most estates in the county the rest of the lands on the proportion were sold to the tenants in the latter years of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. SOURCE: Bill Macafee London Company’s Estates in the County.
  • NOTE: Anne BERESFORD, daughter of Tristram BERESFORD (b 1574, Kent, England) & Susanna BROOKE, married Sir Edward DODDINGTON and 2ndly Sir Francis COOKE. Her sister Jane BERESFORD married George CARY of Redd Castle, Co. Donegal. Their father, Tristram BERESFORD, was Manager for the Corporation of London of the Plantation in Ulster. The BERESFORDs and JACKSONs of Coleraine had several business and marital relations. Susan BERESFORD (d. 1706), grand-daughter of Tristram BERESFORD and Susanna BROOKE, married Coronet William JACKSON of Coleraine. I suspect the Richard JACKSON listed as owning lands in 1639 was related to this extended JACKSON family in some earlier connection. Susan BERESFORD had a brother Tristram BERESFORD (wife unknown) whose daughter Martha seemed to have married an ASHE. Given that Redd Castle is associated with the RANKINs and also given that Mary RANKIN married a George ASHE of Londonderry, I expect a thread to connect to the RANKIN-JACKSON leases involving Redd Castle.

 

 

 

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