I have included firstly an outline family tree and then a more detailed one. The formatting is less than splendid but since this is such an offshoot of my core family tree, I am unlikely to spend much more time putting it in a word format with clickable footnote hyperlinks. Sorry about that - but there is always so much to do!
Sharon Oddie Brown. June 10, 2008
Updated January 29, 2010. Footnote 12 & 24.
Descendants of John Donaldson
1 John Donaldson d: 1715 in of Little Castle Dillon, Co. Armagh
........ 2 Randal Donaldson d: 1755
............ +Ann Unnamed
........ 2 James Donaldson b: in of Little Castle Dillon, Co. Armagh
............ +Hester Echlin b: 1730 in of Echlinville, Co. Down d: 08 Apr 1807
................... 3 Ann Donaldson d: Aft. 17 Feb 1845
....................... +James Hamilton Clewlow b: 1730 in Killyleagh, Co. Down, Ireland m: Aft. 1770 d: Bef. 20 Dec 1809 in of Saintfield, Co. Down
................... 3 Sarah Donaldson d: Bef. 1823
....................... +Daniel Kelly b: in of Dawsons Grove, Co. Armagh d: Bef. 1823 in Killeshall, Co. Tyrone
............................. 4 Louisa Jane Kelly b: Bef. 1793 d: 1819
............................. 4 Hester Anna Kelly
................... 3 James Randall Donaldson d: 1825
........ 2 Robert Donaldson
........ 2 John Donaldson
........ 2 Helena Donaldson
........ 2 Margaret Donaldson
Descendants of John Donaldson
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 DONALDSON1 died 1715 in of Little Castle Dillon, Co. Armagh2.
Children of JOHN DONALDSON are:
i. RANDAL2 DONALDSON3, d. 17554; m. ANN UNNAMED.
2. ii. JAMES DONALDSON, b. of Little Castle Dillon, Co. Armagh.
iii. ROBERT DONALDSON5.
iv. JOHN DONALDSON6.
v. HELENA DONALDSON7.
vi. MARGARET DONALDSON8.
Generation No. 2
2. JAMES2 DONALDSON (JOHN1)9 was born in of Little Castle Dillon, Co. Armagh. He married HESTER ECHLIN, daughter of JOHN ECHLIN and JANE MANSON. She was born 1730 in of Echlinville, Co. Down, and died 08 Apr 180710,11.
More About HESTER ECHLIN:
Burial: Ballyphillip Church of Ireland, Portaferry, Co. Down
Children of JAMES DONALDSON and HESTER ECHLIN are:
i. ANN3 DONALDSON12,13,14, d. Aft. 17 Feb 184515; m. REV JAMES HAMILTON CLEWLOW16,17,18, Aft. 177019; b. 1730, Killyleagh, Co. Down, Ireland19; d. Bef. 20 Dec 1809, of Saintfield, Co. Down20.
More About ANN DONALDSON:
Burial: Killyleagh - requested in her will.
3. ii. SARAH DONALDSON, d. Bef. 1823.
iii. JAMES RANDALL DONALDSON21,22, d. 182523.
Generation No. 3
3. SARAH3 DONALDSON (JAMES2, JOHN1)24 died Bef. 182325. She married REV DANIEL KELLY26, son of THOMAS KELLY and JANE WEARING. He was born in of Dawsons Grove, Co. Armagh27, and died Bef. 1823 in Killeshall, Co. Tyrone28.
Children of SARAH DONALDSON and DANIEL KELLY are:
i. LOUISA JANE4 KELLY, b. Bef. 179329; d. 181930,31.
ii. HESTER ANNA KELLY32.
1. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, A Captain in the Army and a landed proprietor of Castledilln, Co. Armagh also granted land from teh Earl and lived in Co. Armagh before 1709. He made his will 16 June 1715.
2. T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries, LDS Microfilm #1279353, John Donaldson left his property to Jane, wife of George Matthews in case he had no descendants.Little Castle Dillon is named in Skinners Maps [Drumughan]. It lies on the left as one walks from Hockley to Loughgall just beyond the turn to Grange.
3. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, 244, Married Ann ? controlled over 7000 acres in Co. Antrim and Co. Armagh in his lifetime. Was a very influential man, member of the bar, Councillor, attended the Church of Ireland and was a benevolent person. He gave our [Alexander ban DONALDSON] Donaldsons many leases in Co. Armagh and I am inclined to believe we are in some way related to him. When Randal died he left his property to his brother James.
4. T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries, LDS Microfilm #1279353, Died unmarried. High Sherriff Armagh 1735.
5. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, 245, wealthy man lived in Dublin also had much land demised from Earl of Arntrim. Derived income from the leases and land rent.
6. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, 245, Also wealthy lived in Dublin and leased out several thousand acres in the same way.
7. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, 245, Probably married well. No record on her.
8. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, No record on her as well.
9. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, 245, was a captain in the army and married Hester ECHLIN daughter of Reverend Robert ECHLIN of the town of Echlinville in CO. Down. She died 8 April 1807, age 77. They are buried at Ballyphillip Church of Ireland, north of Portaferry in Co. Down. Inside they have a magnificent marble memorial from floor to ceiling. The bottom is an angel over a tomb and at the top is their coat of arms. In between is a lengthy sketch of the family material.” .
10. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, 245.
11. Ros Davies, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rosdavies/SURNAMES/C/Cl.htm, died 8 Apr 1807 aged 77; daughter of Rev. Robert Echlin of Echlinville;wife of James Donaldson Esq. of Castle Dillon in Co. Armagh; buried Portaferry Church of Ireland graveyard.
12. Mitchell, Anthea & Nelson, Ivan, Book of Descendants, emailed to me 24/08/2007, She was the wife of Rev James CLEWLOW (1757-1809).
13. 2007 Aug 23 email Ivan Nelson, Anne Clewlow requested that she be buried in Killyleagh. I have been all over the churchyard but to date can find no trace of her grave.
14. PRONI T/681/1, P.R.O.N.I. T/681/1 Notes by Dr. Ivan NELSON WILL OF MRS ANNE CLEWLOW OF CLERMONT, CO ANTRIM, 1845. WIDOW OF REV JAMES CLEWLOW OF SAINTFIELD, CO DOWN 1. She left all her property to her executors to act as the trustees of her will and directed them to all her just debts and funeral expenses. 2. She made bequests: a. Anne Isabella Matthews, 3rd daughter of George Matthews the younger late of Springfield, Co Down, £200 also her diamond cross, and one dozen silver dessert knives and forks. b. Jane, eldest daughter of said George Matthews, £200 and one dozen silver forks. c. Maria Elizabeth Matthews, daughter of said George Matthews, £200, and also “ books contained in two presses in my drawing room” d. Louisa Jane Matthews, daughter of ‘my dear friend and relation’, John Echlin Matthews, late of Whiteabbey Co Antrim deseased, £200 and a gold watch and chain. e. Anne Matthews, daughter of the late John Echlin Matthews, £200. f. Mrs Sarah Maria Matthews (in trust for her second daughter Anne Matthews), pictures and prints, table in drawing room with Italian painted screen. g. Said Sarah Maria Matthews, all the house linen, the furniture and ornaments in drawing room except what already disposed of. h. Mrs Maria Matthews, widow of George Matthews a French clock, a table and china. i. Mrs Sarah Evans wife of Edward Evans of Dungannon, Co Tyrone, silver cups, property of her (Mrs Clewlow’s) father’s family. “which the widow of Rev Daniel Kelly conceives she has a right to retain during her life”. j. George Matthews, youngest son of said late George Matthews, a silver bread basket, and silver tankard. k. Legacies to Hester Ward of Kilwalter (Kilwater?), Mrs Priscilla Sherrard of Dublin, Miss Nicola Dobbs, and Belfast Museum. l. Edward Matthews, second son of John Echlin Matthews. Plate and linen not bequeathed. 3. Left bequests dealing with all her land except Clermont a. Sarah Maria Matthews an annuity of £100 b. Anne Gregson, and annuity of £15. c. The trustees to hold this land in trust for Edward Matthews and his heirs until he reached 27 years. If no heirs, then to Charles Matthews, third son of John Echlin Matthews and his heirs, if no heirs, to John Matthews, fourth son of J.E. Matthews at the age of 27, if no heirs to George Matthews the younger, fifth son of JE Matthews at the age of 27 years, and if no heirs to the use of George Matthews the elder, now aged about [blank] years, the son of the said George Matthews and Maria Matthews, otherwise Ruthven, his wife for life and afterwards to the use of his sons, and if none to the eldest son of the said George Matthews, then to the use of Edward Ruthven Matthews, second son of said George Matthews, and if none, the daughter and daughters of John Echlin Matthews decd, and to their heirs male as tenants in common. If none, then to ‘my own right heirs forever’. d. Profits from the estates to be invested and a sum not exceeding £200 to be allowed for the education of Edward Matthews until the age of 27. The rest to be divided equally amongst the younger children of John Echlin Matthews. e. “Provided always that the person who shall inherit, or if a female the husband of such persons…shall within a space of one year take the surname of Donaldson only and no other surname” 4. Clermont to be sold, and the money raised to be applies to the younger children of John Echlin Matthews. 5. More bequests to servants and the residue of her estate to Edward Matthews. 6. “And with respect to James Randal Donaldson Matthews, eldest son of said John Echlin Matthews I have not thought it right to make him an object of my bounty or to bequeath to him any portion of my property as I conceive that he has not conducted himself in such a way as to meet my approbation, and I think he has been sufficiently provided for under the will of my neice Louisa Jane Kelly by a demise to him of one-half of the Donaldson property”. 7. Executors: Thomas Kelly Evans and Thomas Crozier. 8. She wished to be buried at Killyleagh. Codicil 1. 24 June 1844 1. Left £50 to the Deaf & Dumb Society in Belfast. Codicil 2. 14 October 1844. 1. Left £100 to Mrs Maria Matthews of Springvale as a token of affection. Codicil 3. 17 February 1845 1. Revoked a legacy Probate was granted to Sarah Maria Matthews of Temple St Dublin, guardian of Edward Matthews, a minor of 20 years on 23 September 1845. The executors having renounced. .
15. PRONI T/681/1, Will of Mrs. Anne Clewlow of Clermont, Co. Antrim. The last codicil was Feb 17, 1845 and the will was dated 1845.
16. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, 245.
17. T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries, LDS Microfilm #1279353.
18. Ros Davies, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rosdavies/SURNAMES/C/Cl.htm, vicar of the parish church Saintfield 1756-1782 ; reported on population statistics in Saintfield 14 Apr 1766; vicar at Bangor 2 Jan 1793 (re robbery);an ardent Loyalist during United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798; married Mary Trail of Tullychin.
19. Mitchell, Anthea & Nelson, Ivan, Book of Descendants, emailed to me 24/08/2007.
20. Mitchell, Anthea & Nelson, Ivan, Book of Descendants, emailed to me 24/08/2007, His will was probated Dec 20, 1809.
21. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, 245, He lived in London. Died there & buried at Newtownards, Co. Down. He has a beautiful memorial in the Ballyphillip Church. Reported to be deaf and cousl not speak. .
22. PRONI T/681/1, NOTE: His sister Anne left a bequest to the Deaf & Dumb Society in Dublin.
23. T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries, LDS Microfilm #1279353, Died unmarried.
24. An earlier version gave the husband's name as Edward EVANS - but Daniel KELLY is correct. This also fits well with mention in the June 4, 1810 letter. Thanks to Anthea Mitchell, email January 29, 2010.
25. Deed 780-78-52013.
26. Irish Edition of Alexander ban Donaldson, 245, It is alleged here that they had no children, but the will of Louisa Jane Kelly disproves this.
27. T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries, LDS Microfilm #1279353.
28. Deed 780-78-52013.
29. T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries, LDS Microfilm #1279353, Baptised May 31, 1793.
30. Deed 780-78-52013, Will of Louisa Jane Kelly.
31. T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries, LDS Microfilm #1279353.
32. T.G.F. Patterson , Notes & Family Charts Relating to Grand Juries, LDS Microfilm #1279353, Died unmarried.