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My interest in the JACKSONs of Co. Down is to determine their connection in the late 1600s and early 1700s to the JACKSON families of Co. Meath, Ballybay, Armagh, and Londonderry. As far as I know, my JACKSONs do not stem from this line. This tree begins with the two families of JACKSONs who settled in Dundonald in the mid-1600s and intermarried. It includes the line leading to President Andrew JACKSON. Where these JACKSONs came from before the mid-1600s is not 100% certain.. They may have come from nothern England or else from Scotland. DNA may help us nail this down.
The trade of tanner that some of the early members of this family are engaged in is of interest to me since there are JACKSONs in the same time frame in Drogheda, Athy, Monaghan and Dublin who are also connected to the tanning trades. I am also interested in their connections to the United Irishmen - again because of many of the same links of occupations of JACKSONs in other counties who were similarly active..
Sharon Oddie Brown. July 28, 2010
See also other pages: Samuel JACKSON of Dundonald, Links between Ballybay & Ballyreagan. and Probates of JACKSONs of Co. Down.
Major update: November 22, 2017. Future updates will be entered into the version hosted at my Rootsweb Tree. This update has added dozens of names as well as hundreds of new references..

 

Descendants of Robert JACKSON

JACKSONs who start out with land holdings and/or residency in the Parish of Dundonald[1], Co Down

 

As with many JACKSON pedigrees, please exercise caution, especially where hunches are made (by me as we4ll as by others). I have included some of the links to sites that focus on the histories of both Stonewall JACKSON and President Andrew JACKSON. My aim is to verify their likely links to specific JACKSON lines in Ireland. Those who are expert in DNA may be able to verify and/or disprove some of my assumptions and also answer some of my outstanding questions. Research on deeds is a key part of my work which is why my version will differ in several aspects from the following sources:

  • Proceedings of the Sesqui-Centennial Gathering of the descendants of Isaac and Ann Jackson at Harmony Grove, 1875). This was a hugely influential book. It begins Richard JACKSON (1505-1555) of Killingwold Grove in Yorkshire and then assumes that Sir Anthony JACKSON (1599-1666), who was a Church of England royalist was the Anthony JACKSON of Eccleston, Lancashire, the alleged father of three brothers (Anthony, Richard and John or Robert) who came to Ireland with Cromwell and were awarded land grants. That connection between the Killingswold and Eccleston JACKSONs was debunked by the Quaker genealogist Sir Edmund T. Bewley in 1903. SEE: The Ancestor; a quarterly review of county and family history, heraldry and antiquities No. 7, 1903. pp. 66-71..
    • Sir Anthony Jackson was a man of good family, a church- man, a courtier, and an ardent Royalist; while the Anthony Jackson in question was a small farmer, a Puritan, and a Cromwellian. Any one who has studied the early history of the Society of Friends knows that the Society was at this time recruited mainly from yeomen and the lower middle class, and not from the landed gentry. Few would be likely to join its ranks who were not already imbued with Puritan principles.
      • Not only is there an entire absence of any evidence of a descent of this Anthony Jackson from the Jacksons of Killingwoldgraves, but there is a strong presumption against any such descent.
      • It will be found, I think, that the first suggestion of this descent came from 'George Henry de Strabolgi Plantagenet ' Harrison or whatever his proper designation may be whose unscrupulous conduct in pedigree mongering is dealt with by Mr. Walter Rye in his Records and Record Search in Portions of the Greer pedigree as given in the early editions of Burke's Landed Gentry were severely handled by 'Anglo-Scotus ' in the Herald and Genealogist (vi. 137); and I think the alleged descent from the Killingwoldgraves Jacksons is almost worthy of a place in the Ancestor under the heading of 'What is Believed’.
      • (See: my blog post: The Dog That Didn’t Bark)
  • Dozens of other versions rest on claims made in the Sesqui-Centennial Gathering, Examples include Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, London, 1912.
  • PRONI T-619 has a JACKSON family tree which includes Stonewall JACKSON. I will revisit it after I have made sense of more of my research on Armagh JACKSONs.
  • The Ulster Jacksons. D.J. McCarthy. Carrickfergus Borough Council, Belfast, 1997 As M’Lisa Whitney notes:
    • The main family line that this author uses to base his findings on has no proven link to the Andrew Jackson line. The link is based on 'oral tradition' - family stories.
  • The Jackson Family Genealogy and history. By William Ross Cooper and Frances Jackson Baldwin. 19?? The Library of Congress
  • JACKSON Quaker Line by Katherine E. Hoagland was originally at Family Origins, but the links no longer work. Her work seems to have been in connection with LDS. I have it on file, but not on line.
  • Life of Andrew Jackson: John Spenser Bassett. 1911. Of interest here is the mention in it of the connection of President Andrew JACKSON to the townlands of Ballynisca and Bally Willy as well as the parish of Castlereagh. It is cited in my footnotes, but I caution that it was written after the Sesqui-Centennial Gathering and a key memorandum that it relies on is no longer in any archive that I have been able to find.

For future updates of the tree beneath, please refer to my version at Rootsweb. It will always be the most up-to-date. Other resources:

  • The History of Parliament. 1820-1830 – Co. Down  Use search for JACKSONs.
  • Remembering all the Orrs. R.H. Foy. Ulster Historical Foundation. 1999. NOTE: The JACKSON-ORR connections start a generation earlier that what this book focuses on, but the descriptions of the families and their involvement with the United Irishmen is well worth the read.
  • Ulster Pedigrees: Descendants, in Many Lines of James Orr and Janet McClement, who Emigrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland Ca. 1607 Ray A. Jones 1977. NOTE: A pdf is at the WAUGH-ORR family site. SEE: Ulster Pedigrees: Descendants, in Many Lines of James Orr and Janet McClement, who Emigrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland Ca. 1607 Ray A. Jones 1977. NOTE: There is more to learn from this document with respect to relationships with JACKSONs and KENNEDYs. What I have entered in the tree beneath only scratches the surface.
    • James Orr and his wife, Janet McClement, were among the first members of Scottish families to be "planted" in the northern part of Co Down James was born ca 1580 in Scotland and settled in Ballyblack near Newtownards ca 1607 08, accompanied by his wife and two sons, James and Patrick The descendants of Patrick are stated to have gone to Counties Armagh and Donegal and this branch of the family receives no further mention The descendants of James, the other son, were traced, mainly from gravestone inscriptions, by his great great great grandson, Gawin Orr of "Castlereigh"
    • The entry for No 466, Gawin Orr, of Castlereigh, b 12June1756,d 7 June 1830, states that he "was the compiler of 'The Genealogy of James Orr of Ballyblack', to which he devoted many years of research He finished his monumental work in 1828, two years before his death".
  • Linen Hall Library, Belfast, Gawin Orr's manuscript collection of the Orr pedigrees.

 

Descendants of a line of JACKSONs connected to the Parish of Dundonald[1]

1 John JACKSON[2]

    2 Robert JACKSON[3] b: probably b. 1619-1624 Little Ecclestone, Lancashire, England, d. 1679, probably Co. Down +Unknown Wife

        3 Janet JACKSON[4] b: Abt 1641 d: Sep 1695 + John JACKSON[5] b: 1639 d: 16 Jun 1716 of Ballyskeagh, Parish of Dundonald, Co. Down, Ireland.

            4 Samuel JACKSON[6] d: Aft 1716

            4 Mary JACKSON[7] b: 1668 d: 23 Jan 1751 probably Castleleavery, Comber, Co. Down + James ORR[8] b: 1666 d: 3 Nov 1734 Castleleavery, Comber, Co. Down

                5 Eleanor ORR[9] b: 1694

                5 James ORR[10] b: 1694 d: 26 Mar 1737

                5 John ORR[11] b: 1695 d: 7 Jan 1771 b. 1695, Castleavery, Parish Comber, Co. Down, d. 7 Jan 1771, Killynether, Comber, Co. Down + Mary REID[12] b: 1704 d: April 15th 1790 m. Abt 1725

                    6 Letitia ORR[13] b: Aft 1725 d: Aft 1789

                    6 Mary ORR[14] b: Aft 1725 d: Aft 1789

                    6 James ORR[15] b: Aft 1725

                        7 William Bruce ORR[16] b: 1760 d: August 30th 1790 + Agnes aka Nancy CUMING[17] d: Aft 1789 NOTE: Update Nov 24, 2017: Their 5 other sons all went to the West Indies: James ORR, Thomas ORR, Andrew ORR, John ORR, & Robert ORR.

                            8 Henry Flood ORR[18]

                5 Elizabeth ORR[19] b. 1696, Castleavery, Parish Comber, Co. Down + Gawin HAMILTON[20] b. of Ballykeel, Co. Down

                5 Thomas ORR[21] b: Abt 1699

                5 Janet ORR[22] b: 1701 d: 18 Oct 1755 Ballygowan, Comber, Co. Down

                5 Jane ORR[23] b. 1703, d. Castlereagh, Co. Down, Ireland + John DUNBAR[24] b. of Sletady

                5 Gilbert ORR[25] b: 1704 + Letitia AGNEW[26]

                5 Mary ORR[27] d. The Booten, Comber, Co. Down + Samuel MALSOM[28] b. of The Booten, Comber, Co. Down

                5 Helen ORR[29] b: 1710 d: 1713

            4 Jean JACKSON[30] b. Aft 1668 d: Aft 1716 + Hugh BROWN[31]

            4 Sarah JACKSON[32] b. Aft 1669 d: Aft 1716 + John KENNEDY[33]

                5 Janet KENNEDY[34]

            4 Hugh JACKSON[35] b aft 1661

            4 John JACKSON[36] b aft 1661

            4 James JACKSON[37] b aft 1661 d: Aft 1711

            4 Gilbert JACKSON[38] b: 1677 d: 22 Sep 1723 probably Newtown, Co. Down. + Annas KELL[39] b: Abt 1679 d: Sep 1766 of Newtownards

                5 Grizell JACKSON[40] b: Bef 1702 d: Bef 1740

                5 Jane JACKSON[41] b: Bef 1702 d: Aft 1766 + John MOORE[42] b. Of Co. Tyrone, Ireland, m. 1740

                5 Hugh JACKSON[43] b: Bef 1702 d: Bef 1766

                5 Sarah JACKSON[44] b: Bet 1702 and 1723 d: Bef 1740

                5 John JACKSON[45] b: Bef 1702 d: Bef 1766

                5 Mary JACKSON b: Bef 1702 d: Bef 1740

                5 James JACKSON[46] b. Bef 1702, d. Abt 1738, of Ballywooly House, Ballywillie, Parish of Killilea, Barony of Dufferin, Co. Down + First wife

                    6 Hugh JACKSON[47] b. Abt 1716, d. 17 Dec 1800 of Ballywooley, Co. Down, bur. Old Abbey Church Of Bangor + Susanna NICHOLSON b: 1729 of Balloo House  d: 14 Nov 1775 , bur. Old Abbey Church Of Bangor

                        7 Mary JACKSON[48] d: Aft 1795 + John FERGUSON[49]

                        7 William Nicholson JACKSON[50] b: Abt 1756 d: 6 Oct 1829 + June TODD

                        7 Sarah JACKSON[51] b: Abt 1760 d: 30 Jan 1842 bur. Old Abbey Church Of Bangor.

                        7 Susannah JACKSON[52] d: 13 Jan 1805 + Stuart BELL[53]

                            8 John BELL[54] b: 1792 d: 11 Aug 1827

                            8 Hugh BELL[55]

                            8 Susannah BELL[56] d: 8 Apr 1861

                            8 Robert Jackson BELL[57] b: Abt 1804 d: 28 Oct 1879 + Ana Jane PATTESON[58] of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. Married 31 Oct 1841

                                9 Louisa BELL[59]

                    6 Catherine JACKSON[60] b: Bef 1717 d: Bet 1741 and 1743

                    6 Agnes JACKSON[61] b: Bef 1717

                    6 Janet JACKSON[62] b: Bef 1717

                    6 Gilbert JACKSON[63] b: Bef 1717 d: Aft 1740

                        7 James JACKSON[64] of Ballymiscaw, Parish Dundonald

                        7 Gilbert JACKSON[65] d: bet 1800-1829 + Elizabeth[66] b: Abt 1737 d: 6 Apr 1829

                    6 Rev. Henry JACKSON[67] b: Bef 1717 d: 26 Feb 1795

                        7  JACKSON[68] + Hamilton DOBBIN[69] b: Bef 1801 d: 29 Oct 1851

                            8 Henry Jackson DOBBIN[70] b d: 15 Apr 1853 of Ballymena, Co. Antrim

                              7 Rev. Robert JACKSON [71] b. bef 1750 d. Sep 1788 NOTE: He was added after

            + 2nd wife of James JACKSON (1702-1738) above Elizabeth HUTCHESON[72]

                    6 John JACKSON[73] b: Aft 1717

                    6 Sarah JACKSON[74] b: Aft 1717

                5 Annas JACKSON[75] b: Bet 1702 and 1723 d: Bef 1740

                5 Janet JACKSON[76] b: Bet 1702 and 1723 d: Bef 1740

            4 Robert JACKSON[77] b: Abt 1678 c: 24 Dec 1678

        3 James JACKSON[78] b: 1648 d: 25 Nov 1711 of Newtown, Co. Down, Ireland, Never married.

        3 Robert JACKSON[79] d: Aft 1717

        3 William JACKSON[80] d: Aft 1717

        3 Ann JACKSON[81]

        3 John JACKSON[82] b: 1667 d: 1725 Of Ballyreagan, Parish Of Dundonald, Co.

     Down + Katherine MCKINNEY[83] b. Of Dundonald Parish, d: 1727

            4 Dr. Joseph JACKSON[84] b: 1690 , Ballyreagan or Newtownards, Co. Down, d. Of Limavady, Co.

        Derry, Ireland + Elizabeth VANCE[85] [dau of John VANCE & Unnamed WILIAMSON

                5 Hugh JACKSON[86] b: Aft 1730

                5 David JACKSON[87] b: Aft 1730 d: 1818 b. 1730, Newtown Limavady, Derry, Ireland, d. 1818, Probably Lancaster, Pennsylvania, America + Elizabeth REED[88]  b. 1733 d. 7 Oct 1767 Pennsylvania. Married 1753

                5 Robert JACKSON[89] b: Aft 1730 possibly at Newtown, Limavady d. Probably America

                5 Elizabeth JACKSON[90] b aft 1730 + James CRAWFORD[91]

                5 Samuel JACKSON[92] b: 1737 d: 3 Feb 1816 + Unmarried relationship

                    6 Alexander JACKSON[93]

                  [married wife of Samuel JACKSON]+ Sarah VAUTEAU[94] d: Aft 1785

                    6 Henrietta JACKSON[95] b: Abt 1783 Stornmount, Ballymiscaw, Parish Dundonald: 14 Dec 1855 + Rev. Mark CASSIDY[96] b: 1 Aug 1777 d: 10 Dec 1839

                    6 Esther Martha JACKSON[97] b: 1785 buried St. Elizabeth's Graveyard, Dundonald

                      + Rev. John CLELAND[98] b: 1755 d: 25 Jun 1834 of Mountpleasant [aka Stormount], Ballymescaw, Dundonald, Co. Down. Buried Dundonald Cemetary.

                        7 Samuel Jackson CLELAND[99] b: 1808 d: 20 May 1842 Buried St. Elizabeth's Church, Dundonald, Co. Down

                    6 Robert Vateau JACKSON[100]

                    6 Peter JACKSON[101] d: 1802

                5 Andrew JACKSON[102] b: 1730 Ballahill, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Ireland d: Feb 1767 Waxhaws, South Carolina, America+ Elizabeth HUTCHINSON b: Abt 1740 d: Nov 1781 Charleston, South Carolina, America

                    6 Hugh JACKSON[103] b: 1762 c: 30 Oct 1762 d: 20 Jun 1779 killed in the Battle of Sterno Ferry, near Charlestown, South Carolina.

                    6 Robert JACKSON[104] b: Bet 1764 Northern Ireland and 1765 d: 27 Apr 1781

                    6 President Andrew JACKSON[105] b: 15 Mar 1767, Wahaws area in Carolina (South or North? – on the border), America, d. 8 Jun 1845 + Rachel DONELSON b: 1767 d: 22 Dec 1828

              [2nd or 3rd wife of Dr. Joseph JACKSON] + Mary CARR[106]

                5 Margaret JACKSON[107] b: 1746 Co, Down d: Aft 1773 probably America+ William MCCAUGHEY

            4 Dr. John JACKSON[108] b: Abt 1700 Probably Dundonald, Co. Down

            4 Dr. Thomas JACKSON[109] b: Abt 1700 d: 1779 of Ballyreagan, Parish of Dundonald, Co. Down

                5 Rev. James JACKSON[110] b: b: Abt. 1720 d: Sep 1792 in Ballyreagan, Dundonald, Co. Down, Ireland  + Anne[111] b: Abt 1730 d: Aft 1820

                    6 Elizabeth JACKSON[112] + James MCCULLY[113] d: Bef 1821

                        7 James MCCULLY[114]

                        7  MCCULLY[115]

                        7  MCCULLY[116]

                        7  MCCULLY[117]

                    6 Dr. Thomas JACKSON[118] b: 1757 probably Ballybay, Co. Monaghan d: Aft 1808 probably Ballybay, Co. Monaghan + Isabelle THOMSON[119] b: Abt 1765 probably Bushford, Co. Monaghan.

                        7 Humphrey Thompson JACKSON[120] b: Abt 1790 d: Aft 1834

                    6 Martha JACKSON[121] b: Abt 1760 in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, Ireland                      + Robert BRADFORD[122] b: Abt 1750

                        7 Moses BRADFORD[123] b: Abt 1771

                        7  BRADFORD[124] b: Abt 1774

                    6 Mary JACKSON[125] b: Abt 1770 d: Aft 1821+ David DALZELL[126] in Ballylisbredan, Dundonald, Co. Down, Ireland m: Aft. 1793 in Co. Down, Ireland d: Bef. 1821

                    6 Jane JACKSON b: Abt 1772 d: 1851+ James BURNSIDE[127] Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone, Ireland

                        7 Anne BURNSIDE[128] d: Aft 1880 of Artclea, near Fivemiletown

                5 Hugh JACKSON[129] b: Abt 1722 d: in Probably America

                5  JACKSON[130] b: Abt 1724 d: Abt 1750

                5 Mary JACKSON[131] d: Aft 1764+ David KENNEDY[132] d: Abt 1764 of Ballymaglack. Parish of Comber, Co. Down, Ireland

                    6 Thomas KENNEDY[133] b. 1738 d: Aft 1764

                    6 David KENNEDY[134] b. 1740 d: Aft 1764

                    6 James KENNEDY[135] Est aft 1764-d: Aft 1764

                    6 Mary KENNEDY[136] d: Aft 1764

                    6 Susannah KENNEDY[137] d: Aft 1764

                    6 Martha KENNEDY[138] d: Aft 1764

            4 James JACKSON[139] b: Bef 1711 Ballyskeagh, Parish Of Newtownards,

        Co. Down

            4 Mary JACKSON[140] b: Bef 1725

            4 Martha JACKSON[141] b: Bef 1725

            4 Rachel JACKSON[142] b: Bef 1725

        3 Thomas JACKSON[143] b: 1679 d: 1713 Newtownards, Parish of Newtownards, Barony Castlereagh Lower, Co. Down, Ireland + Janet LINDSAY[144] d: Bet 1716 and 1717

 



[1] Dundonald is a parish where several centuries of JACKSONs resided. It was part of the Elizabethan plantation, and the landlords were Clandeboyes. The JACKSONs first lease was from James ROSS.

[2] John JACKSON

  • CONJECTURE: Anthony, Richard and John/Robert JACKSON were supposedly from St. Michael's Parish, Eccleston, Lancashire between 1624 and 1630. Unfortunately the parish register for St. Michael's does not begin until 1659, so there are no available birth certificates. The birth dates and places used to validate most family trees that make this assumption were taken from secondary Quaker records which allege that Anthony JACKSON (b 1628) and Richard JACKSON (b.1626) and John/Robert JACKSON (b. 1624) were supposedly brothers from Ecclestone, Lancashire. Let's suppose for a moment that they were. At very least, the shared birthplace is possible, even if their relationship as brothers may not pass the sniff test when it comes to verification. DNA may help us here.

  • The more I have worked on this line, the more I am coming to suspect that this line comes from Scotland. My suspicions are based on:

    • Their leases were held by Scots landlords.

    • Their Presbyterian faith.

    • Their business and family ties with ORRS who were definitely of Scots origin.

  • If all three did come from Ecclestone, then it should be of special interest that in 1640, a Robert JACKSON was a 21 year old student at Trinity. This would mean that he was born abt 1619. His father was a yeoman from Little Eccleston named John. JACKSON Perhaps this explains some of the John/Robert confusion in the early trees. Certainly, the yeoman class, with a parent rich enough to send a son to Trinity, is the right class of family to be a likely fit with the future Irish Quaker Jackson line, as well as the Co. Down line descending from a Robert JACKSON, and is much more credible than the version which includes a supposed connection to Sir Anthony JACKSON of Killingwolds. SEE: Proceedings of the Sesqui-Centennial Gathering of the descendants of Isaac and Ann Jackson at Harmony Grove, 1875).

  • If this conjecture has feet, then a record at the National Archives is pertinent: DDX 15/2 12 Jun. 1600. Assignment of Lease: for £70: Rychard Burgh of Larbryck, gent., to John Jackson of the Walle in Little Eccleston, husbandman -- messuage in Little Eccleston called the Wall, in the tenure of J.J. & Anne his mother -- Leased 8 May 1595 by the Queen to Peter Proby of London, gent., together with other property in Little Eccleston, late belonging to the Chantry at the Altar in Ormskirk. Assigned to Thomas Burgh, esq., decd. brother of R.B. & one of the Queen's Gentlemen Ushers. Bequeathed to R.B. Witn: William Orrell, John Walche, John France, John Syme.

[3] Robert JACKSON  (bet 1619-1624 - ?).

There is still a wobbly bit here in that the ages of his children, ranging as they do over a span of 38 years, represents a biological challenge that is most unlikely. Either there were two wives - which is not unlikely - or else something is off in the alleged dates.

  • ROD: 25-57-13497. Dec 13, 1714. Between John JACKSON of Ballyreagan, Co. Of Dorone Gent. Of 1st part & Thomas JACKSON of same, Gent of the other part... refers to a 1 Nov 1677 deed between James ROSSE of the one pt. & the said John JACKSON lands of Ballyreagan formerly possessed by John DENHAM & all land of Ballyreagan formerly possessed by Robert JACKSON father _of said John JACKSON, Parish Dundonald, Co. Dorone ... 2 parts of Ballyreagon, Dundonell (?)(pa.), DOWN for £5, from John JACKSON to Thomas JACKSON, at £18 yrly rent to James ROSS of Portane (?) Co. Down.. WITNESS James RATCLIFFE of Belfast, Co. Antrim, clothier; Andrew WALKER of Dundonald, Co. Down, yeoman; Richard LOWDER of Belfast, Gent. Thomas JACKSON [SEAL] NOTE: I am guessing that there are two generations of Thomas JACKSONs mentioned here. This is the earliest record I can find of a Robert JACKSON as the first known Irish-based resident in this line.

  • PRONI, T808/8179 Chancery Bill 7 November 1677  Thomas AIKEN James CHALMERS and John ADAMS of Belfast town County Antrim merchants versus John BIGGER of Belfast town merchant lessee from Arthur late Earl of Donegal of premises in & near Belfast. Agnes BIGGER: John IRWIN; Francis NEWLAN; Robert JACKSON; John WILLIAMSON; and Alexander ARTHUR and John M`EWAN tenants and `cottiers the occupiers of said premises which are fully described in Bill etc. etc.) was born in Parish of Dundonald, Co. Down.

  • The Ulster Jacksons, D.J. McCarthy, Carrickfergus Borough Council, Belfast, 1997, 39, Robert Jackson of the North Tyne Borders in 1606 settled at Loughgall, Co. Armagh. His older brother at Tandragee. NOTE: Much of this information in this book was based on a family recollections and I doubt this was the same Robert JACKSON.

[4] Janet JACKSON  (1641-1695)

  • Her husband's gravemarker is the source for both her birth and death dates. Her placement as a daughter of Robert JACKSON is based on the will of her brother James.

  • Movilla Graveyard: JACKSON Here lyeth the body of John Jackson of Ballyskeogh who dyed  16 Jun 1716  aged 77 years. Also Janet Jackson his wife who dyed  Sep 1695  aged 54 years. & also 3 of there sons, Hugh, John & James Jackson who dyed all unmarried. .).  He was born 1639, and died 16 Jun 1716 in of Ballyskeagh. Source: Ros Davies transcription - email July 13, 2010, Movilla Graveyard.

[5] John JACKSON (1639-1716

·       Movilla Graveyard: JACKSON Here lyeth the body of John Jackson of Ballyskeogh who dyed  16 Jun 1716  aged 77 years. Also Janet Jackson his wife who dyed  Sep 1695  aged 54 years. & also 3 of there sons, Hugh, John & James Jackson who dyed all unmarried. .).  He was born 1639, and died 16 Jun 1716 in of Ballyskeagh. Source: Ros Davies transcription - email July 13, 2010, Movilla Graveyard.

·       NOTE: This means that there were two – likely related – JACKSON families living at the same time in the same parish.

[6] Samuel JACKSON (?-aft 1716)

  • PRONI, T808/8244 Down will made 28 April 1716 proved 30 June 1716.  John JACKSON of Ballyskeegh minor in Newton parish County Down. Lease of Ballyskeegh two sons Gilbert JACKSON, he paying £60 to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad.

  • It is possible that one of his relations was the Samuel JACKSON "who became a senior partner in the Philadelphia firm of Jackson and Bayward" . [NOTE: That Samuel JACKSON was alive at least as late as 1776. SEE: American archives Fourth Series: A Documentary History of the English Colonies in North America. The King’s Message to Parliament 1774 to the Declaration of Independence by The United States. Peter Force. Published by St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force. 1843 pp 447, 657-659.] There are several clues.

  • His father's will: "... to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad." This would indicate that the family was already active in America.

    • See also many familiar townlands mentioned: p xii The Ulster Jacksons. D.J. McCartney, which quotes from John Spenser Bassett's Life of Andrew Jackson: A memorandum preserved by Jackson among his papers and without evidence of its reliability asserts that there were four brothers in Ireland by the name of Jackson each of whom occupied as freeholder "a large farm." Andrew, the youngest, lived near Castlereagh and sold his property in 1765 and went to America where he landed at Charleston, S. C, and removed to the back country. All of these Jacksons. it declared, were devoted to the Established Kirk of Scotland and were noted for their hospitality. Castlereagh is about one hundred and twenty-five miles from Carrickfergus whence Jackson and Crawford sailed for America. One brother " his name is not given " lived at Ballynisca. in the parish of Car-Donnell and was father of Samuel Jackson, who became senior partner in the Philadelphia firm of Jackson and Bayard, with whom William Patterson, of Baltimore, lived when a youth. Another brother, name not given, lived at Knocknagoney, parish of Holywood, and his daughter married James Suffern, of New York, a brother of John Suffern, a prominent state politician. The fourth brother, whose name is not mentioned, lived at Bally Willy, parish of Bangor, and was called "Laird Jackson." This memorandum could have been prepared after the appearance of Reid*s book [NOTE: Major John Reid], and there is an evident purpose to enhance Jackson's social standing.

o   See also: p 153 Scotch-Irish Merchants in Colonial America. Richard K. MacMaster. 2009 Ulster Historical Foundation. "[in 1797] Robert Wills of Belfast and William Ray [REA?] of Ballyreany  in the parish of Dundonald, County Down who owned the Nancy with Samuel Jackson of Philadelphia"  also p. 255: Samuel Jackson owned land in Dundonald. and p 291 Baynard, Jackson & Co. owned the boat named Dickinson.

o   NOTE: This bit is just parked here for now. The Samuel JACKSON (-aft 1776) of Philadelphia p 447: WILLIAM WATSON TO GENERAL WASHINGTON. Plymouth, December 23, 1775.: SIR: The bearer, Captain Samuel Jackson, comes with six prisoners, (a midshipman and five sailors,) put by Captain Talbot, of the Niger frigate, on board the brigantine Peton; which brigantine was taken by said frigate about eighteen days ago, near the Island of Bermuda, and ordered into Boston. This brigantine was retaken last Wednesday, by our people, and was brought into this port. Captain Jackson, the bearer of this, will acquaint your Excellency with the particulars, as he had a principal hand in retaking her. This Mr. Jackson is a zealous, active, worthy friend to his country, and has been principal in taking all the prizes which have been brought into this port by private vessels. Jacob Taylor, a friend and relative of this Mr. Jackson, was mate on board Captain Martindale, (Who was taken by the enemy some time since, for which I am sincerely sorry,) has a large family, and in poor circumstances, which must suffer much unless some way can be devised for his redemption. I am very unwilling to give your Excellency trouble, and must ask your pardon when I, at the very earnest request of Taylor’s friends and unhappy family, ask your Excellency whether it is not possible to exchange Mr. Curtis, the Midshipman, for Taylor, and when I entreat your Excellency to interpose in behalf of this miserable family, and of an unhappy man, who has conducted with dignity, and has been very active in the noble cause in which we are engaged, from the beginning. I am your Excellency's much obliged, most humble servant. WILLIAM WATSON. To his Excellency, George Washington Esq.

[7] Mary JACKSON (1668-1751)

·       Ulster Pedigrees: Descendants, in Many Lines of James Orr and Janet McClement, who Emigrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland Ca. 1607 p 6

·       PRONI, T808/8244 Down will made 28 April 1716 proved 30 June 1716.  John JACKSON of Ballyskeegh minor in Newton parish County down. Lease of Ballyskeegh two sons Gilbert JACKSON, he paying £60 to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad. Three daughters Mary, Jean and Sarah. Son-in-law Hugh BROWN. Son-in-law John KENNEDY and his daughter Janet my grandchild. Friend John THOMPSON of Newton. Debtors Widow THETFORD of Belfast. Edward WHITESIDE of Malone, County Antrim. Executor: son Gilbert. Witnesses: James CATHERWOOD; Joshua SLOAN; William SLOANE.

  • ROD: 413-426-271993. 1789 Oct 31 Image 230.  To enable Letitia ORR, spinster daughter of Mary & James ORR to make valid title of lands (not named) unto Samuel JACKSON for ever, Mary ORR (widow of James ORR late of Killyneather, dec'd.), James ORR, Mary ORR (wife of James ORR) Letitia & Mary ORR, spinster daughters of James & Mary ORR quit their claim lands of Ballykeele; and annuities on sd lands will be transferred onto other lands of William Bruce ORR.

  • ORR of Castleavery. Extract from Gravestone Inscriptions, R J Clarke. Vol 11  Movilla GY. [Box tomb] Here lyeth the body of James ORR of Castleavery who departed this life November ye 3d 1734 aged 68 years. Here lyeth his wife Mary JACKSON who departed this life the 23rd of January 1751 aged 83 years. As also the body of his son James who departed this life March 26 1737 aged 43 years. And the body of  his daughter Helen who died in 1713  aged 3 years. Here also lieth the body of Mr John ORR, second son of said James ORR, elder, who died the 7th January 1771 aged 76 years. Here lieth the body of John Orr, a child, son to James Orr of Castleavery. As also Henry Flood Orr, a child to William Bruce ORR of Killineather. Here lieth the body of Mary ORR, wife to John ORR of Killineather, daughter to the Rev James REID late of Killinchy, who departed this life  April 15th 1790,aged 86 years. Also her grandson William Bruce ORR  of Killineather, son to James ORR of Castleavery, who was  Captain of the Comber Independent Volunteers from their formation to his death , who departed this life August 30th 1790 aged 30 years.

  • Her marriage date of 1693 is an estimate based on the birth of her first known child.

[8] James ORR (1666-1734)

  • Ulster Pedigrees: Descendants, in Many Lines of James Orr and Janet McClement, who Emigrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland Ca. 1607 p 6

  • ROD: 413-426-271993. 1789 Oct 31 Image 230.  To enable Letitia ORR, spinster daughter of Mary & James ORR to make valid title of lands (not named) unto Samuel JACKSON for ever, Mary ORR (widow of James ORR late of Killyneather, dec'd.), James ORR, Mary ORR (wife of James ORR) Letitia & Mary ORR, spinster daughters of James & Mary ORR quit their claim lands of Ballykeele; and annuities on sd lands will be transferred onto other lands of William Bruce ORR.

  • ORR of Castleavery. Extract from Gravestone Inscriptions, R J Clarke. Vol 11  Movilla GY. [Box tomb] Here lyeth the body of James ORR of Castleavery who departed this life November ye 3d 1734 aged 68 years. Here lyeth his wife Mary JACKSON who departed this life the 23rd of January 1751 aged 83 years. As also the body of his son James who departed this life March 26 1737 aged 43 years. And the body of his daughter Helen who died in 1713  aged 3 years. Here also lieth the body of Mr John ORR, second son of said James ORR, elder, who died the 7th January 1771 aged 76 years. Here lieth the body of John Orr, a child, son to James Orr of Castleavery. As also Henry Flood Orr, a child to William Bruce ORR of Killineather. Here lieth the body of Mary ORR, wife to John ORR of Killineather, daughter to the Rev James REID late of Killinchy, who departed this life  April 15th 1790,aged 86 years. Also her grandson William Bruce ORR  of Killineather, son to James ORR of Castleavery, who was  Captain of the Comber Independent Volunteers from their formation to his death , who departed this life August 30th 1790 aged 30 years.

[12] Mary REID (1704-1790)

·       Ulster Pedigrees: Descendants, in Many Lines of James Orr and Janet McClement, who Emigrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland Ca. 1607 p 6

·       ROD: 413-426-271993. 1789 Oct 31 To enable Letitia ORR, spinster daughter of Mary & John ORR to make valid title of lands (not named) unto Samuel JACKSON for ever, Mary ORR (widow of John ORR late of Killyneather, dec'd.), James ORR, Mary ORR (wife of James ORR) Letitia & Mary ORR, spinster daughters of John & Mary ORR quit their claim; and annuities on sd lands will be transferred onto other lands of William Bruce ORR. NOTE: Same date as above. John ORR (1695-1771) and his wife Mary REID were parents of Letitia ORR. William Bruce ORR (1760-1790) was married to an Agnes. He was a son of James ORR, who was a son of John ORR (1695-1771) and Mary REID. John ORR was a son of James ORR (1666-1734) and Mary JACKSON (1668-1751). Mary JACKSON had a brother Samuel JACKSON. He is possibly the Samuel JACKSON of Philadelphia – or a son of his (although that may be the Samuel JACKSON (1737-1816) son of Dr. Joseph JACKSON & Elizabeth VANCE): PRONI, T808/8244 Down will made 28 April 1716 proved 30 June 1716.  John JACKSON of Ballyskeegh minor in Newton parish County down. Lease of Ballyskeegh two sons Gilbert JACKSON, he paying £60 to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad.

[13] Letitia ORR

  • ROD: 413-426-271993. 1789 Oct 31 Image 230.  To enable Letitia ORR, spinster daughter of Mary & James ORR to make valid title of lands (not named) unto Samuel JACKSON for ever, Mary ORR (widow of James ORR late of Killyneather, dec'd.), James ORR, Mary ORR (wife of James ORR) Letitia & Mary ORR, spinster daughters of James & Mary ORR quit their claim lands of Ballykeele; and annuities on sd lands will be transferred onto other lands of William Bruce ORR.

·       . NOTE: Same date as above. John ORR (1695-1771) and his wife Mary REID were parents of Letitia ORR. William Bruce ORR (1760-1790) was married to an Agnes. He was a son of James ORR, who was a son of John ORR (1695-1771) and Mary REID. John ORR was a son of James ORR (1666-1734) and Mary JACKSON (1668-1751). Mary JACKSON had a brother Samuel JACKSON. He is possibly the Samuel JACKSON of Philadelphia – or a son of his (although that may be the Samuel JACKSON (1737-1816) son of Dr. Joseph JACKSON & Elizabeth VANCE): PRONI, T808/8244 Down will made 28 April 1716 proved 30 June 1716.  John JACKSON of Ballyskeegh minor in Newton parish County down. Lease of Ballyskeegh two sons Gilbert JACKSON, he paying £60 to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad.

[14] Mary ORR

  • ROD: 413-426-271993. 1789 Oct 31 Image 230.  To enable Letitia ORR, spinster daughter of Mary & James ORR to make valid title of lands (not named) unto Samuel JACKSON for ever, Mary ORR (widow of James ORR late of Killyneather, dec'd.), James ORR, Mary ORR (wife of James ORR) Letitia & Mary ORR, spinster daughters of James & Mary ORR quit their claim lands of Ballykeele; and annuities on sd lands will be transferred onto other lands of William Bruce ORR.

  • ROD: 415-150-273202 1789 Nov 2 Release executed by Letitia ORR and Mary ORR both of the Deary, Co. Down spinsters. Reciting that the Rev James HUEY of Newtownards, Co. Down had in or as of Easter Term 1,781 pounds had obtained two judgements in his Majesty’s Court of Common in Ireland against William BRUCE  of Killyneather Co. Down Esq. the one for 1,200 pounds and the 2nd for 800 pounds and that he had assigned the said judgement to Letitia & Mary ORR and to the payment of which the lands of Ballykeel, Co. Down among other lands which were lately conveyed to Samuel JACKSON of Ballymiscaw Co. Down by William Bruce ORR, they the said Letitia & Mary ORR did demise the lands of Ballykeel to Samuel JACKSON. WITNESS: William CUMING of Lisbredraw & Richard James HUEY of Newtownards, Co. Down

[15] James ORR (1666-1734)

  • Ulster Pedigrees: Descendants, in Many Lines of James Orr and Janet McClement, who Emigrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland Ca. 1607 Ray A. Jones 1977. p6

  • Clarke's Gravestone Inscriptions Vol 11. Movilla Graveyard [Box tomb] Here lyeth the body of James ORR of Castleavery who departed this life November ye 3d 1734 aged 68 years. Here lyeth his wife Mary JACKSON who departed this life the 23rd of January 1751 aged 83 years. As also the body of his son James who departed this life March 26 1737 aged 43 years. And the body of his daughter Helen who died in 1713 aged 3 years. Here also lieth the body of Mr John ORR, second son of of said James ORR, elder, who died the 7th January 1771 aged 76 years. Here lieth the body of John Orr, a child, son to James Orr of Castleavery. As also Henry Flood Orr, a child to William Bruce ORR of Killineather. Here lieth the body of Mary ORR, wife to John ORR of Killineather, daughter to the Rev James REID late of Killinchy, who departed this life April 15th 1790,aged 86 years. Also her grandson William Bruce ORR of Killineather, son to James ORR of Castleavery, who was Captain of the Comber Independent Volunteers from their formation to his death , who departed this life August 30th 1790 aged 30 years,

[16] William Bruce ORR (1760-1790)

·       Ulster Pedigrees: Descendants, in Many Lines of James Orr and Janet McClement, who Emigrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland Ca. 1607 p 33 & 77 This source adds three more children: Letitia, Mary & John.

·       ROD: 407-461-271992. 1789 Oct 31Ballyniscalla Robert MCLEROTH of Dunbarty, Co. Down for consids and for purposes mentioned, & with consent of William Bruce ORR of Killyneather, Co. Down & his wife, Agnes ORR released unto Samuel JACKSON (of Ballymiscaw, Co. Down) Ballykeel in Comber Parish, Barony Castlereagh, Co Down [92 acres] to hold for ever; lands released from a charge of an annuity & from dower rights of Agnes ORR; William Bruce ORR & Agnes ORR may levy fine on premises for proper use of Samuel JACKSON; William Bruce ORR & Agnes ORR covenant that Agnes ORR would not execute deed or charge on property. Registrar John MOORE; Witnesses Thomas Ludley STEWART, Attorney at Law, Dublin City & Charles KELLY, Clerk of Thomas Ludley STEWART. NOTE: Same date as beneath. NOTE: William Bruce ORR was a great-grandson of Mary JACKSON (1668-1751). Her father, John JACKSON (1639-1716) was of Ballyskeagh aka Ballymiscaw. Did William Bruce ORR marry an Agnes JACKSON?

·       ROD: 411-367-271991. 1789 Oct 31Btw Wm Brian ORR [sic? William Bruce ORR]of Ballyneal[?] in co Down Esq. Of the one part & Samuel JACKSON of Ballymescan [Ballymescaw?], Co Down of 2nd  ... lands of Ballykeel in Barony of Castlereagh, Co Down. NOTE: Same date as above. See notes beneath.

[17] Agnes aka Nancy CUMING (?-aft 1789)

[18] Henry Flood ORR

  • Clarke's Gravestone Inscriptions Vol 11. Movilla Graveyard [Box tomb] Here lyeth the body of James ORR of Castleavery who departed this life November ye 3d 1734 aged 68 years. Here lyeth his wife Mary JACKSON who departed this life the 23rd of January 1751 aged 83 years. As also the body of his son James who departed this life March 26 1737 aged 43 years. And the body of his daughter Helen who died in 1713 aged 3 years. Here also lieth the body of Mr John ORR, second son of of said James ORR, elder, who died the 7th January 1771 aged 76 years. Here lieth the body of John Orr, a child, son to James Orr of Castleavery. As also Henry Flood Orr, a child to William Bruce ORR of Killineather. Here lieth the body of Mary ORR, wife to John ORR of Killineather, daughter to the Rev James REID late of Killinchy, who departed this life April 15th 1790,aged 86 years. Also her grandson William Bruce ORR of Killineather, son to James ORR of Castleavery, who was Captain of the Comber Independent Volunteers from their formation to his death , who departed this life August 30th 1790 aged 30 years.

[19] Elizabeth ORR

[20] Gawin HAMILTON

[21] Thomas ORR (abt 1699-?)

[22] Janet ORR (1701-1755)

[23] Jane ORR (1703-?)

[24] John DUNBAR

[25] Gilbert ORR (1704-?)

[26] Letitia AGNEW

[27] Mary ORR

[28] Samuel MALSON

[29] Helen ORR (1710-1713)

[30] Jean JACKSON:

  • PRONI, T808/8244 Down will made 28 April 1716 proved 30 June 1716.  John JACKSON of Ballyskeegh minor in Newton parish County down. Lease of Ballyskeegh two sons Gilbert JACKSON, he paying £60 to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad. Three daughters Mary, Jean and Sarah. Son-in-law Hugh BROWN. Son-in-law John KENNEDY and his daughter Janet my grandchild. Friend John THOMPSON of Newton. Debtors Widow THETFORD of Belfast. Edward WHITESIDE of Malone, County Antrim. Executor: son Gilbert. Witnesses: James CATHERWOOD; Joshua SLOAN; William SLOANE.

  • I suspect that in his will, her father listed the children eldest first and Mary was b. 1668.

[31] Hugh BROWN

·       He may be the husband of Jean’s sister Sarah, but I suspect that the will of his father-in-law placed the names in the sons-in-law in the same order as the daughter's names were placed (and Mary married James ORR).

[32] Sarah JACKSON.  (Bef 1669-1716)

·       PRONI, T808/8244 Down will made 28 April 1716 proved 30 June 1716.  John JACKSON of Ballyskeegh minor in Newton parish County down. Lease of Ballyskeegh two sons Gilbert JACKSON, he paying £60 to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad. Three daughters Mary, Jean and Sarah. Son-in-law Hugh BROWN. Son-in-law John KENNEDY and his daughter Janet my grandchild. Friend John THOMPSON of Newton. Debtors Widow THETFORD of Belfast. Edward WHITESIDE of Malone, County Antrim. Executor: son Gilbert. Witnesses: James CATHERWOOD; Joshua SLOAN; William SLOANE

[33] John KENNEDY:

·       He may be the husband of her sister Jean, but I suspect that the will of his father-in-law placed the names in the sons-in-laws in the same order as the daughters’ names were placed.

·       PRONI, T808/8244 Down will made 28 April 1716 proved 30 June 1716.  John JACKSON of Ballyskeegh minor in Newton parish County down. Lease of Ballyskeegh two sons Gilbert JACKSON, he paying £60 to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad. Three daughters Mary, Jean and Sarah. Son-in-law Hugh BROWN. Son-in-law John KENNEDY and his daughter Janet my grandchild. Friend John THOMPSON of Newton. Debtors Widow THETFORD of Belfast. Edward WHITESIDE of Malone, County Antrim. Executor: son Gilbert. Witnesses: James CATHERWOOD; Joshua SLOAN; William SLOANE

[34] Janet KENNEDY

·       PRONI, T808/8244 Down will made 28 April 1716 proved 30 June 1716.  John JACKSON of Ballyskeegh minor in Newton parish County down. Lease of Ballyskeegh two sons Gilbert JACKSON, he paying £60 to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad. Three daughters Mary, Jean and Sarah. Son-in-law Hugh BROWN. Son-in-law John KENNEDY and his daughter Janet my grandchild. Friend John THOMPSON of Newton. Debtors Widow THETFORD of Belfast. Edward WHITESIDE of Malone, County Antrim. Executor: son Gilbert. Witnesses: James CATHERWOOD; Joshua SLOAN; William SLOANE

[35] Hugh JACKSON (aft 1661-?)

·       Unmarried. NOTE: His married siblings were not buried at Movilla. This is not unusual.

·       Movilla Graveyard: JACKSON Here lyeth the body of John Jackson of Ballyskeogh who dyed  16 Jun 1716  aged 77 years. Also Janet Jackson his wife who dyed Sep 1695 aged 54 years. & also 3 of their sons, Hugh, John & James Jackson who dyed all unmarried.

·       His birth date is an estimate based on the assumption that his mother was at least about 20 years old when he was born.

[36] John JACKSON.

·       Unmarried. NOTE: His married siblings were not buried at Movilla. This is not unusual.

·       Movilla Graveyard: JACKSON Here lyeth the body of John Jackson of Ballyskeogh who dyed  16 Jun 1716  aged 77 years. Also Janet Jackson his wife who dyed Sep 1695 aged 54 years. & also 3 of their sons, Hugh, John & James Jackson who dyed all unmarried.

·       His birth date is an estimate based on the assumption that his mother was at least about 20 years old when he was born.

[37] James JACKSON.

·       Unmarried. NOTE: His married siblings were not buried at Movilla. This is not unusual.

·       Movilla Graveyard: JACKSON Here lyeth the body of John Jackson of Ballyskeogh who dyed  16 Jun 1716  aged 77 years. Also Janet Jackson his wife who dyed Sep 1695 aged 54 years. & also 3 of their sons, Hugh, John & James Jackson who dyed all unmarried.

·       His birth date is an estimate based on the assumption that his mother was at least about 20 years old when he was born.

[38] Gilbert JACKSON (1677-1723)

  • D1195/5/2/1 OUR LOCAL INDUSTRIES: Newtownards, or as it was formerly called, Ballylisnevan, is a town of great antiquity, and was in ancient times, a place of industrial importance....A tannery was established in this town at a very early date by a Gilbert Jackson, Esquire. It was situated in Mill Street, at the corner of the old road to Comber....The title "Gilbert Jackson, tanner", still remains on an old tombstone in Movilla Cemetry; and the original records of the First Presbyterian Church, bear his name as a trustee of that Church. He died in 1723 and the tanyard was afterwards closed for several years, from the death of a manager.

  • PRONI  T808/8244  Down will made 23 August 1723 proved 4 March 1723. Joubert JACKSON of Newtown, County Down. To be buried in the Mevilla [Movilla] churchyard. Wife Annas JACKSON alias KELL and three daughters Sarah Janet and Anne JACKSON all minors and unmarried, legacies to Gilbert JACKSON son of James JACKSON. Gilbert ORE [ORR] son of James ORE  Orr]. The deed of the meeting house that I and James Thompson have. £10 to rebuild Newton meeting house. Executor’s wife Annas JACKSON, James JACKSON and John Thompson. Witnesses: James Thompson; James Thompson; and James Catherwood. Inventory 10 October 1724 taken by James ORR Senior and James Orr Junior. Freehold of house in Newtown and lease of Ballysceach. Leather and &c in tanyard.

  • PRONI D654/LE363/2 1722 Sept 18 btw Rev Thomas KENNEDY of Ballantree and John THOMPSON merchant and Gilbert JACKSON tanner both of Newtown, Co. Down in consideration of £12 give to JACKSON and THOMPSON part of garden belonging to Rev. KENNEDY house in the back street of the town of Newtown being the North Park of said Garden meared and bounded on the west with a small garden belonging to the Widow HAZLETT containing in length from East to West 102 feet and breadth from North to South 60 feet together with the loft of ground holdings to said Thomas KENNEDY whereon part of the Meeting Hall stands. Indenture dated 18 September 1722 referred to in an affidavit 5 July 1894 re: Trusts of Land held for benefit of the 1st Presbyterian Meeting House.

[39] Annas KELL (1679-1766)

  • NOTE: She had a 2nd husband after the death of Gilbert JACKSON in 1723: ROD 177 506 119056 Btw Annas TATE otherwise JACKSON otherwise KELL of town of Newton, Co Down widow of the one part & Henry FERGUSON of Ballyrogan [aka Ballyreagan] Parish of Newtown & David PATTERSON of the town & co aforesaid Chandler, of the other part. Annas TATE in consid of 6 pounds to FERGUSON & PATTERSON for use of dissenting congregation of Newtown.

  • ROD 188-507-126540 Aug 17, 1757 Annas TATE of Newton, Co. Down, widow of John TATE late of Newtown Gent & Jane MOORE otherwise JACKSON wife of John MOORE of Drummon in Co Tyrone Gent & daughter to said Annas TATE of 2nd pt. John McCORD of Newry  Gent Rev Henry JACKSON of Bannbridge & Rev James HUEY of  Newtown all of Co Down of 3rd pt...

[40] Grizell JACKSON (bef 1702-bef 1740)

[41] Jane JACKSON (bef 1702 -aft 1766)

  • ROD 104-334-73231 1740 May 13  Jane JACKSON only daughter of Gilbert JACKSON Gent deceased of Newtown, Co. Down marriage to John MOORE of Co. Tyrone, eldest son and heir of William MOORE of Dromont, Co. Tyrone.in consideration of marriage portion of £850, William MOORE granted to John TATE of Newtown, Co. Down and John ORR of Scrabow Co. Down townlands of Dromont + Drumearn, Manor of Ballymagrane + 3/4 Mullynahorn, except mill in Dromont from William MOORE to Acheson MOORE, for uses + trusts recited in marriage settlement

  • Here lyeth the body of James Jackson late provist of Newton who departed this life  25 Nov 1711  aged 63 years. Here also lieth the body of Gilbert Jackson of Newton, tanner, who departed this life 22 Sep 1723  aged 46 years. Annas Kell who departed this life  Sep1766  aged 87 years & 9 of their children viz., Hugh, Jane, Grizell, Sarah, John, Movilla Box Tomb with arms - A chevron with three mullets and in the base a hand holding a sword. NOTE: A mullet is a star. I have not seen a JACKSON crest of this description anywhere else.] Movilla. Box Tomb with arms - A chevron with three mulets and in the base a hand holding a sword.

    • Mary, Jane, James & Annas. The only surviving child is Jane who is now wife to John Moor of Drumon, county Tyrone. SOURCE:

Jackson, James _late Provost of Newtownards - _25th. November 1711 aged 63

Jackson, Gilbert _a _tanner_ - _22nd. September 1723 aged 46

Jackson, Annas _nee Kell_ - September 1766 aged 87

Also 9 of their children (Gilbert and Annas) - viz. Hugh, Jane, Grizell, Sarah, John, Mary, Jane, James and Annas

The only surviving child is Jane who is now wife to John Moor of Drumon, Co.Tyrone

Mary alias Jackson - _23rd. January 1751 aged 83 - Wife to James Orr (1734)

SOURCE: Derek Beatties History of Newtownards NOTE: This site is no longer on line.

[42] John MOORE (?-aft 1740)

  • ROD 104-334-73231 1740 May 13  Jane JACKSON only daughter of Gilbert JACKSON Gent deceased of Newtown, Co. Down marriage to John MOORE of Co. Tyrone, eldest son and heir of William MOORE of Dromont, Co. Tyrone.in consideration of marriage portion of £850, William MOORE granted to John TATE of Newtown, Co. Down and John ORR of Scrabow Co. Down townlands of Dromont + Drumearn, Manor of Ballymagrane + 3/4 Mullynahorn, except mill in Dromont from William MOORE to Acheson MOORE, for uses + trusts recited in marriage settlement.

[43] Hugh JACKSON. Mentioned in Box Tomb at Movilla Graveyard

[44] Sarah JACKSON. Mentioned in Box Tomb at Movilla Graveyard

[45] John JACKSON. Mentioned in Box Tomb at Movilla Graveyard

[46] James JACKSON. Mentioned in Box Tomb at Movilla Graveyard NOTE: I am placing him here based on a hunch. He had to have died before 1766, when his mother died. The names of his children as well as his residence are a fit.

·       T808/8245 Down will not stated proved 24 June 1738. James JACKSON of Ballywillie alias Ballywooley. Two children by my present wife viz John and Sarah are minors. Three daughters by my first wife this Catherine Annas and Janet; sons Henry Hugh and Gilbert. Land of Ballywillie. Executors: son Gilbert JACKSON, John TODD, and John TAIT. Witnesses; Patrick BREESEN; Archibald WHITEHALL; Robert Adder [could this be ADAIR?].

[47] Hugh JACKSON. (abt 1716-1800)

  • PRONI T808/8245 Down will made 21 August 1741 proved 18 April 1743 Catherine JACKSON of Ballywillie. John and Sarah JACKSON my father's two youngest children by his second wife, my two sisters Agnes and Jane JACKSON; my three brothers Gilbert Henry and Hugh JACKSON, Legacy under will of my father in death of his second wife Elizabeth JACKSON alias HUTCHON carried James JACKSON of Ballymescaw, son of my eldest brother Gilbert JACKSON. Executors: brothers Hugh JACKSON and Henry JACKSON. Witnesses: Patrick BREESON; James ROBERTS; John DALE.

  • ROD 482-433-312506 1795 Mar 5 Btw William Nicholson JACKSON eldest son & heir at law of Hugh JACKSON of Ballywooley Co Down & June JACKSON otherwise TODD the wife of the 1st pt. Hugh JACKSON afsd of the 2nd pt. Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD both of Belfast of 3rd pt. Sarah JACKSON, John FERGUSON, & Mary FERGUSON otherwise JACKSON his wife Stuart BELL and Susannah BELL otherwise JACKSON his wife which said Sarah and Mary & Susannah are daughters and younger children of Hugh JACKSON of the 4th pr. For consid of 5s transferred 142a of Ballywooly aka Ballywoolie  Barony of Castlereagh, Co Down to  Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD.

[48] Mary JACKSON

·       ROD 482-433-312506 Btw William Nicholson JACKSON eldest son & heir at law of Hugh JACKSON of Ballywooley Co Down & June JACKSON otherwise TODD the wife of the 1st pt. Hugh JACKSON afsd of the 2nd pt. Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD both of Belfast of 3rd pt. Sarah JACKSON, John FERGUSON, & Mary FERGUSON otherwise JACKSON his wife Stuart BELL and Susannah BELL otherwise JACKSON his wife which said Sarah and Mary & Susannah are daughters and younger children of Hugh JACKSON of the 4th pr. For consid of 5s transferred 142a of Ballywooly aka Ballywoolie  Barony of Castlereagh, Co Down to  Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD.

[49] John FERGUSON

[50] William Nicholson JACKSON (1756-1829)

·       ROD 482-433-312506 Btw William Nicholson JACKSON eldest son & heir at law of Hugh JACKSON of Ballywooley Co Down & June JACKSON otherwise TODD the wife of the 1st pt. Hugh JACKSON afsd of the 2nd pt. Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD both of Belfast of 3rd pt. Sarah JACKSON, John FERGUSON, & Mary FERGUSON otherwise JACKSON his wife Stuart BELL and Susannah BELL otherwise JACKSON his wife which said Sarah and Mary & Susannah are daughters and younger children of Hugh JACKSON of the 4th pr. For consid of 5s transferred 142a of Ballywooly aka Ballywoolie  Barony of Castlereagh, Co Down to  Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD.

[51] Sarah JACKSON (abt 1760-1842)

·       ROD 482-433-312506 Btw William Nicholson JACKSON eldest son & heir at law of Hugh JACKSON of Ballywooley Co Down & June JACKSON otherwise TODD the wife of the 1st pt. Hugh JACKSON afsd of the 2nd pt. Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD both of Belfast of 3rd pt. Sarah JACKSON, John FERGUSON, & Mary FERGUSON otherwise JACKSON his wife Stuart BELL and Susannah BELL otherwise JACKSON his wife which said Sarah and Mary & Susannah are daughters and younger children of Hugh JACKSON of the 4th pr. For consid of 5s transferred 142a of Ballywooly aka Ballywoolie  Barony of Castlereagh, Co Down to  Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD.

[52] Susannah JACKSON (?-1`805)

·       ROD 482-433-312506 Btw William Nicholson JACKSON eldest son & heir at law of Hugh JACKSON of Ballywooley Co Down & June JACKSON otherwise TODD the wife of the 1st pt. Hugh JACKSON afsd of the 2nd pt. Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD both of Belfast of 3rd pt. Sarah JACKSON, John FERGUSON,  & Mary FERGUSON otherwise JACKSON his wife Stuart BELL and Susannah BELL otherwise JACKSON his wife which said Sarah and Mary & Susannah are daughters and younger children of Hugh JACKSON of the 4th pr. For consid of 5s transferred 142a of Ballywooly aka Ballywoolie  Barony of Castlereagh, Co Down to  Richard WARING and John BANKHEAD.

[53] Stuart BELL

[54] John BELL (1792-1827)

[55] Hugh BELL

[56] Susannah BELL (?- 1861)

[57] Robert Jackson BELL (abt 1804-1879)

·       ROD 1877-51- 266  James JACKSON – Robert McQUISTON. James JACKSON of Ballygrainey, Co. Down, Gent of 1st pt & Robert Jackson BELL of Ballywooley, Co. Down, Gent of 2nd pt & Robert McQUISTON of Belfast Esq., Co. Antrim.. James JACKSON by the direction of Robert Jackson BELL granted lands in recited indenture  of 1729 Aug 12, and recited mtg of  2 Jan 1852… town and lands of Ballywooley alias Ballywoolie 142 acres , parish of Bangor, Barony of Castlereagh, Co. Down… sum of 2,500 pounds & interest…NOTE: Robert Jackson BELL (?-1879) was a son of Stuart BELL and Susannah JACKSON (?-1805) of Bellview. Ballywooly is in the townland of Ballykillare, Parish of Bangor, Barony of Castlereagh Lower. It is possible that this Ballygrainey is the in Parish of Bangor.  The two townlands share a border.

  • BELL [Low set and worn altar-tomb]. Sacred to the memory of Robert Jackson Bell and of Hugh Bell, sons of Stewart and Susanna Bell of Belleview, who departed this life 13 January A.D. 1805. Also of their son, John Bell, who died 11th of August, 1827. Age 35 years.

  • In 1879, he received intimidating notices as part of the agrarian unrest.  SOURCE: Agrarian Unrest.

[58] Anna Jane PATTESON

[59] Louisa BELL

[60] Catherine JACKSON (bef 1717-bet1741-1743)

  • Down will made 21 August 1741 proved 18 April 1743 Catherine JACKSON of Ballywillie. John and Sarah JACKSON my father's two youngest children by his second wife, my two sisters Agnes and Jane JACKSON; my three brothers Gilbert Henry and Hugh JACKSON, Legacy under will of my father in death of his second wife Elizabeth JACKSON alias HUTCHON carried James JACKSON of Ballymescaw, son of my eldest brother Gilbert JACKSON. Executors: brothers Hugh JACKSON and Henry JACKSON. Witnesses: Patrick BREESON; James ROBERTS; John DALE.

[61] Agnes JACKSON (bef 1717-?)

·       Down will made 21 August 1741 proved 18 April 1743 Catherine JACKSON of Ballywillie. John and Sarah JACKSON my father's two youngest children by his second wife, my two sisters Agnes and Jane JACKSON; my three brothers Gilbert Henry and Hugh JACKSON, Legacy under will of my father in death of his second wife Elizabeth JACKSON alias HUTCHON carried James JACKSON of Ballymescaw, son of my eldest brother Gilbert JACKSON. Executors: brothers Hugh JACKSON and Henry JACKSON. Witnesses: Patrick BREESON; James ROBERTS; John DALE.

[62] Jane JACKSON aka Janet JACKSON (bef 1717-?)

·       Down will made 21 August 1741 proved 18 April 1743 Catherine JACKSON of Ballywillie. John and Sarah JACKSON my father's two youngest children by his second wife, my two sisters Agnes and Jane JACKSON; my three brothers Gilbert Henry and Hugh JACKSON, Legacy under will of my father in death of his second wife Elizabeth JACKSON alias HUTCHON carried James JACKSON of Ballymescaw, son of my eldest brother Gilbert JACKSON. Executors: brothers Hugh JACKSON and Henry JACKSON. Witnesses: Patrick BREESON; James ROBERTS; John DALE.

[63] Gilbert JACKSON (bef 1717-aft 1740)

·       Down will made 21 August 1741 proved 18 April 1743 Catherine JACKSON of Ballywillie. John and Sarah JACKSON my father's two youngest children by his second wife, my two sisters Agnes and Jane JACKSON; my three brothers Gilbert Henry and Hugh JACKSON, Legacy under will of my father in death of his second wife Elizabeth JACKSON alias HUTCHON carried James JACKSON of Ballymescaw, son of my eldest brother Gilbert JACKSON. Executors: brothers Hugh JACKSON and Henry JACKSON. Witnesses: Patrick BREESON; James ROBERTS; John DALE.

[64] James JACKSON

  • PRONI T808/8245 Down will made 21 August 1741 proved 18 April 1743 Catherine JACKSON of Ballywillie. John and Sarah JACKSON my father's two youngest children by his second wife, my two sisters Agnes and Jane JACKSON; my three brothers Gilbert Henry and Hugh JACKSON, Legacy under will of my father in death of his second wife Elizabeth JACKSON alias HUTCHON carried James JACKSON of Ballymescaw, son of my eldest brother Gilbert JACKSON. Executors: brothers Hugh JACKSON and Henry JACKSON. Witnesses: Patrick BREESON; James ROBERTS; John DALE.

[65] Gilbert JACKSON

  • Hunch: I am adding him here based on deeds that show a continuity of tenancy and profession with Gilbert JACKSON sr, who I suspect must have had a son named Gilbert JACKSON. A Gilbert JACKSON is listed in the Freeholder records at Newtownards in 1780.

  • ROD 407-282-271472 Oct 30, 1789.Gilbert JACKSON, Shoemaker of Newtownards, Co. Down of 1_st_ part and Hugh BANN, farmer of Groomsport, Co. Down of 2_nd_ part. Witnesses: James BANN, Farmer of Groomsport & Samuel MCCLEAN, farmer of Ballymagee, Co. Down. Alexander ARTHUR, Registrar at Belfast. Parcel of ground on n.side Francis St, Newtowards, in possession of Gilbert JACKSON, [21' 4" by 190 feet deep] from Gilbert JACKSON to Hugh BANN for £54 to hold unto High BANN forever with clause for redemption upon payment of £54 + 6% interest 1 Feb next.

  • ROD 555-259-371628 Btw Gilbert JACKSON of Newtownards, City of Down Shoemaker of 1 pt & William  BAILEY of same, Publican.. house in occupation of Thomas JACKSON on North side of Francis Street of Newtownards.

  • ROD: 314-273-218074. 1778 Dec 10 Btw Thomas JACKSON of the City of Dublin Taylor of the one pt & Gilbert JACKSON of the town of Newtownards  Co Down, Shoemaker of the other pt…. Thomas JACKSON demised  unto the sd Gilbert JACKSON his heirs and assigns all that piece or parcel of ground situate… north side of Francis St. in Newtownards afsd being part of number 9 specified  in the said Thomas JACKSONs lease from Alexander STEWART and Robert STEWART his son Esq. Bounded on the North with West Street, on the east with the remainder of #9 on the south with Francis St afsd and on the west with #8 containing in front to Francis St 21 feet 4 inches and in the rere to west st.  21 feet 4 inches and from front to rere 192 feet and also all erections and buildings.. to hold to the said Gilbert JACKSON forever for yearly rent of 1 pound one shilling and 4 pence. WITNESSES: Francis TAGGART & Henry JOY of Belfast Co Antrim Printer

[66] Elizabeth

·       At Newtownards on the 6th inst, Mrs. Elizabeth JACKSON, relict of the late Gilbert JACKSON of Newtownards at the advanced age of 92 years. BNL Apr 14, 1829 Est DOB: 1737.

[67] Rev. Henry JACKSON (bef 1717-1795)

·       Down will made 21 August 1741 proved 18 April 1743 Catherine JACKSON of Ballywillie. John and Sarah JACKSON my father's two youngest children by his second wife, my two sisters Agnes and Jane JACKSON; my three brothers Gilbert Henry and Hugh JACKSON, Legacy under will of my father in death of his second wife Elizabeth JACKSON alias HUTCHON carried James JACKSON of Ballymescaw, son of my eldest brother Gilbert JACKSON. Executors: brothers Hugh JACKSON and Henry JACKSON. Witnesses: Patrick BREESON; James ROBERTS; John DALE.

  • Fasti of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland. By Rev James McConnell 1936. Son of James JACKSON, Bangor; educated Glascow, 1738; licenced Bangor Presbyterian; ordained Banbridge O.C. 8 Nov 1743; non-evangelical; Moderator of the General Synod 1775; retired January 1790; d. 26 Feb 1795. ADDENDA: Rev Robert JACKSON was his son & both Rev Hamilton DOBBIN, Moira & Lurgen & Rev. Nathaniel SHAW, Banbridge were son-in-laws

[68] Female JACKSON

[69] Hamilton DOBBIN (bef 1801-1851)

  • The minister, Rev Hamilton Dobbin who presided over the building of the present church 1827-28 had not enjoyed good health in latter years and decided to retire on October 1st 1844. Journal of Craigavon Historical Society - Vol. 6 No. 1

[70] Henry Jackson DOBBIN ( -1853)

[71] Rev. Robert JACKSON

o   Fasti of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland. By Rev James McConnell 1936. 1st son of Rev Henry JACKSON, Banbridge (O.C) Educ. Glascow 1773-1779 & Warrington; Licenced Armagh Presbyterian 1778; ordained Dunmurry (O.C.) 11th April 1782; died Sept 1788

[72] Elizabeth HUTCHESON

[73] John JACKSON

o   Down will made 21 August 1741 proved 18 April 1743 Catherine JACKSON of Ballywillie. John and Sarah JACKSON my father's two youngest children by his second wife, my two sisters Agnes and Jane JACKSON; my three brothers Gilbert Henry and Hugh JACKSON, Legacy under will of my father in death of his second wife Elizabeth JACKSON alias HUTCHON carried James JACKSON of Ballymescaw, son of my eldest brother Gilbert JACKSON. Executors: brothers Hugh JACKSON and Henry JACKSON. Witnesses: Patrick BREESON; James ROBERTS; John DALE.

[74] Sarah JACKSON

o   Down will made 21 August 1741 proved 18 April 1743 Catherine JACKSON of Ballywillie. John and Sarah JACKSON my father's two youngest children by his second wife, my two sisters Agnes and Jane JACKSON; my three brothers Gilbert Henry and Hugh JACKSON, Legacy under will of my father in death of his second wife Elizabeth JACKSON alias HUTCHON carried James JACKSON of Ballymescaw, son of my eldest brother Gilbert JACKSON. Executors: brothers Hugh JACKSON and Henry JACKSON. Witnesses: Patrick BREESON; James ROBERTS; John DALE.

[75] Annas JACKSON

[76] Janet JACKSON

[77] Robert JACKSON (1678-?)

o   In 1678, in the names of children baptised by Mr. Thomas COBBINE: John JACKSONE had a child baptised the 24 of Decr [1678] called Robert. Witness: Robert JACKSON. SOURCE: Ulster Journal of Archaeology. Vol III, 1897.

[78] James JACKSON. (1648-1711)

  • Box Tomb with arms - A chevron with three mulets and in the base a hand holding a sword.

Jackson, James _late Provost of Newtownards - _25th. November 1711 aged 63

Jackson, Gilbert _a _tanner_ - _22nd. September 1723 aged 46

Jackson, Annas _nee Kell_ - September 1766 aged 87

Also 9 of their children (Gilbert and Annas) - viz. Hugh, Jane, Grizell, Sarah, John, Mary, Jane, James and Annas.

The only surviving child is Jane who is now wife to John Moor of Drumon, Co.Tyrone

Mary alias Jackson - _23rd. January 1751 aged 83 - Wife to James Orr (1734)

SOURCE: Derek Beatties History of Newtownards NOTE: This site is no longer on line.

  • PRONI D1195/5/2/1 OUR LOCAL INDUSTRIES _Newtownards, or as it was formerly called, Ballylisnevan, is a town of great antiquity, and was in ancient times, a place of industrial importance....A tannery was established in this town at a very early date by a Gilbert Jackson, Esquire. It was situated in Mill Street, at the corner of the old road to Comber.... The title "Gilbert Jackson, tanner", still remains on an old tombstone in Novilla Cemetry; and the original records of the First Presbyterian Church, bear his name as a trustee of that Church. He died in 1723 and the tanyard was afterwards closed for several years, from the death of a manager.

  • JACKSON, James, in Newtown, County Down, subscribed to his will on 13 November 1711 reference to his brother John JACKSON of Ballygregin and his son James, nephew Gilbert son of John JACKSON of Ballyskeagh, nephew John TEAT [aka TATE], James NEILL tenant of Ballymasea, John THOMPSON and John JACKSON both in the parish of Newtown, Elizabeth CORD and her sisters and brothers, and his servants James SLOAN and Marth WITHER. Witnesses Thomas JACKSON, innkeeper in Newtown, John THOMPSON, merchant in Newtons, and John MAIORS, minister in Newtown, probate 18 February 1712, Dublin. Later Scots-Irish links, 1525-1725 Part Three.

 

[79] Robert JACKSON. Hunch. He is here for two reasons. First, the assumption that I have his brother Thomas in the right place, and secondly that it would be unusual for their father not to have a son named Robert.

[80] William JACKSON. Hunch. Assuming that I have his brother Thomas in the right place, then he would be the William mentioned in Thomas' will.

[81] Ann JACKSON

[82] John JACKSON

  • ROD 6-208-1914 Nov 8, 1708 Indenture between Hans STEVENSON of Killileagh, Co. Down Esq. & John JACKSON [prob.1667-1725]_ _of Ballyreagan, Co. Down for 150 pounds pd by JACKSON, part of the townland of Ballysallagh Manor now in possession of Hugh BROWN now lying in Parish of Bangor, Co. Down, famer... witness: James BARKLEY of Ballysallagh & Hugh BROWN of the same & Gawin PETTICREW of Killileagh, all in Co. Down.  Added to by Michael Stewart's & Peter McWILLIAM's notes: For £150 in hand from John JACKSON of Ballyreagan, Co. Down, Francis STEPHENSON, Esq. Of Killyleagh, Co. Down grants John JACKSON yearly rent charge or annuity of £10 10 shillings pd semiannually, out of Ballysallagh Minor, in Bangor parish now in possession of Hugh BROWN, forever, with fine of £10 10s to be paid by Francis STEVENSON if annuity unpaid & void upon repayment to John JACKSON of £150 + interest upon payment dates. James BARKLEY of Ballysallagh & Hugh BROWN of the same & Gawin PETTICREW of Killileagh, all in Co. Down; James PARK

  • Some sources say he died in London, Middlesex, England.

  • SOURCE: Betsy Gray.  One of his grandsons was likely the one involved in the Battle of Saintfield in 1798: _Harry Monro, of Lisburn, accompanied by a considerable body of men, joined Dr. Jackson, of Newtownards, and those whom he led, shortly after the destruction of McKee and his family.

[83] Katherine aka Catherine McKINNEY.

·       Some versions say that she came from Dundalk Parish. There is no such parish, and Dundonald is much more likely, since this is also the parish that her husband came from

[84] Dr. Joseph JACKSON. Presbyterian.

  • Since his father lived at Ballreagan aka Ballyregan, this history of deeds is of interest: 1748 Feb 5 Image 529 PRONI T808/8267-8282 Groves Manuscripts. ROD: 141-429-96062.  Andrew TODD of Carricknaveagh otherwise Toddstown, Parish Kileny, Co. Down. Linendraper for consideration to John GIBSON of Ballymacarrett, Co Down, Farmer... land within the townland of Ballyregan formerly possessed by John DENHAM ... within townland formerly possessed by Robert JACKSON... lands by indenture bearing date  Nov 1, 1677 were demised by James ROSSE of Portavoe in Co Down to John JACKSON of Ballyregan aforesaid conveyed by John JACKSON to Thomas JACKSON and by said Thomas JACKSON reconveyed  to John JACKSON and then by John JACKSON to his son Joseph JACKSON and by said Joseph conveyed to Robert MAGEE in trust for Joseph’s wife, Grizel, dau of Robert MAGEE & then to John JACKSON their son Hugh REED, Elizabeth his wife daughter of said Grizel & John.... Additions: John DENHAM & all that fell within townland formerly possessed by Robert JACKSON. With the reversion & Reversions [??] rents and services of the same lands by indenture bearing date  Nov 1, 1677.. NOTE: From Robert JACKSON (abt 1619-1679) to his son John JACKSON (1667-1725), who then conveyed it to either his son Dr Thomas JACKSON (abt 1700-1779) or his brother Thomas JACKSON (1679-1713) who then conveyed it back to John JACKSON (1667-1725) who then conveyed it to his son Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-?). Now, we have two wives for this Dr. Joseph JACKSON, but there was always alleged to be a 3rd. Hunch: If I am reading this correctly, this supposed 2nd wife of Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-?). could be Grizel MAGEE, and it could be that they had a son John JACKSON as well as a daughter Elizabeth who married Hugh REED.

  • Genealogy of the Jackson Family, 1890. Prepared by Hugh Parks Jackson assisted by Hugh Hogue Thompson, D.D. and James R. Jackson, Esq. , 1890.

o   P6 About the year 1690, Joseph Jackson was born, who, with three of his brothers, became prominent physicians at Carrickfergus, county Antrim, and Newtown Limavady, county Londonderry, Ireland. These counties join, and the towns, above named, are about 35 miles apart ; the former being 10 miles from Belfast, and the latter 16 miles N. E. of the town of Londonderry. Limavady has now a population of 3000 inhabitants. Dr. Jackson located first at Carrickfergus and afterward Limavady. He was married three times. What were the names of his first and second wives could not be ascertained ; but his  third wife was Lady Mary Carr, sister of Lord James Carr. She first married a man by the name of Jackson and had one son - Hugh. Her husband died, and she then became the third wife of Dr. Joseph Jackson, and was thus married to two men, not related, by the name of Jackson. One daughter, named Margaret, was the fruit of this marriage. She was born in 1746.

o   P. 10 Dr. Joseph Jackson, by his first wife, had one child, Andrew who became one of what were called 'United Men." They were Republicans and were hostile to the Government in certain measures, and had to flee his native country at a moment's warning. He came with his wife and two sons, Hugh and Robert, to South Carolina, and located over the North Carolina line in the "Wax Haw Settlement. " They were penniless, having suddenly and secretly to escape from Ireland, forsaking all they had. The Government confiscated his property.

o   This was in the year 1765, and he died not many years afterwards, leaving his wife and family in limited circumstances. No correspondence passed between him and his friends living in Ireland; hence all trace of him and his family was lost to his  relatives. On March 15th, 1767, another son was born in North Carolina, who was called Andrew, and he in 1828, or rather 1829, became the President of the United States. He is known as "Old Hickory."

o   P11 By his second wife. Dr. Joseph Jackson had three sons —  Hugh, Robert, and David. Whether there were daughters by this wife could not be ascertained. Hugh, Robert and David came to America voluntarily of their own choice. They were not compelled to leave like Andrew. Of the posterity of Hugh and Robert, nothing could be learned. Doubtless they were all connected with the church at Newtown, Limavady, Ireland, and their posterity if there were such), are scattered in different parts of this country. Such is the history of the ancient Jacksons  as learned in part by letter from Rev. N. M. Brown, D. D., now  pastor of the old Congregation at Limavady, Ireland, and who  says : '"Jacob Davies was the second pastor of the congregation  and his mortal remains lie here in the church lot. I am the seventh pastor." Also information was' received from Samuel Jackson, now a merchant in Limavady, Ireland, and from others of the Jackson connection, living; in different parts of the United States. Margaret McCaughey often spoke of her father, Dr.  Joseph Jackson, and of surgical operations he performed, and of her uncles, who were also physicians. She also had some of the surgical instruments and books that had been used by her father in Ireland, which now cannot be found.

o   P 12 We give a brief recapitulation. Dr. Joseph Jackson had by his first wife one child, Andrew. By his second wife at least three children; Hugh, Robert and David. By his third wife, one child, Margaret, who married Wm. McCaughey, and all came to America. NOTE: There are no sources for this.

  • See also many familiar townlands mentioned: p xii The Ulster Jacksons. D.J. McCartney, which quotes from John Spenser Bassett's Life of Andrew Jackson: A memorandum preserved by Jackson among his papers and without evidence of its reliability asserts that there were four brothers in Ireland by the name of Jackson each of whom occupied as freeholder "a large farm." Andrew, the youngest, lived near Castlereagh and sold his property in 1765 and went to America where he landed at Charleston, S. C, and removed to the back country. All of these Jacksons. it declared, were devoted to the Established Kirk of Scotland and were noted for their hospitality. Castlereagh is about one hundred and twenty-five miles from Carrickfergus whence Jackson and Crawford sailed for America. One brother " his name is not given " lived at Ballynisca. in the parish of Car-Donnell and was father of Samuel Jackson, who became senior partner in the Philadelphia firm of Jackson and Bayard, with whom William Patterson, of Baltimore, lived when a youth. Another brother, name not given, lived at Knocknagoney, parish of Holywood, and his daughter married James Suffern, of New York, a brother of John Suffern, a prominent state politician. The fourth brother, whose name is not mentioned, lived at Bally Willy, parish of Bangor, and was called "Laird Jackson." This memorandum could have been prepared after the appearance of Reid*s book [NOTE: Major John Reid], and there is an evident purpose to enhance Jackson's social standing.

[85] Elizabeth VANCE

[86] Hugh JACKSON

[87] David JACKSON

  • David Jackson was the third son by the second wife of Dr.  Joseph Jackson, and was born about the year 1730, at Newtown Limavady, County Derry, Ireland. Arriving at the age of manhood, he married Miss Elizabeth Reed about the year 1753.  They had four children, all born in Ireland, viz.: Mary, Hugh, Robert and James. With this little family he emigrated to America, landing at Philadelphia in the autumn of 1762. He settled on a farm near Edenton, Chester county. Pa., situated on the Limestone road, six miles north of Oxford and two miles  from the Lancaster county line. In those early days of wagoning, Edenton was a stopping place for teams. It consisted of two or three private dwellings, tavern and blacksmith shop. He was a farmer, and a blacksmith by trade. He also lived at one time near to Muddy Run, which is not far from Edenton ; and  perhaps he also lived in several other places in that immediate neighborhood. But he finally settled on a farm in Colraine township, Lancaster county, Pa., (year not known) and died  there at his son James'. Old papers and records at the county seat in Pennsylvania read as follows: "James Jackson, administrator of David Jackson, late of Colraine township, Lancaster  county. The accountant charges himself with goods and chattels (appraisement) $330. 13. Balance in favor of accountant to be paid out of real estate of deceased $77.37. The accountant craves an allowance for nine years' boarding at ($40) forty dollars per year. "The foregoing was the appraisement of David  Jackson's property, filed in the Register's office in Lancaster  county, Pennsylvania, and dated the 29th day of August, 1811. SOURCE: Genealogy of the Jackson Family, 1890. Prepared by Hugh Parks Jackson assisted by Hugh Hogue Thompson, D.D. and James R. Jackson, Esq., 1890. p12

[88] Elizabeth REED

[89] Robert JACKSON

[90] Elizabeth JACKSON

[91] James CRAWFORD

[92] Samuel JACKSON NOTE: He is placed here based on a hunch. He may belong elsewhere. See: History of Samuel JACKSON of Stormount.

  • I suspect that there are at least two Samuel JACKSONs whose histories may have been conflated by Burke's and other earlier researchers. They are probably both connected to the JACKSONs of Co. Down . One of them may have been born in 1737 at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. One may have been born at Ballymiscaw otherwise Stormont, Co. Down in 1737. One was known to be an East India trader; another was known to be a merchant from Dundonald, based in Philadelphia and who owned land in Dundonald. The latter also co-owned several ships and imported not only linen and hardware but also people. Perhaps these are both the same man. I don't know. You can learn more about the Philadelphia JACKSON in the excellent book: Scotch-Irish Merchants in Colonial America, Richard K. McMaster, Ulster Historical Foundation. 2009 and read about the scandal associated with his ship Nancy on page 153. Thankfully, this author sources all his data!

  • It is alleged in some trees and not impossible, albeit not proven, that this Samuel JACKSON was a son of Joseph JACKSON (1690-abt 1767). Joseph was alleged to have had three wives and there is a bit of a muddle around much of this. The name of the wife who was likely the middle wife is not known.

  • There was another Samuel JACKSON, son of Joseph JACKSON (1639-1716) and his wife Janet. I would assume that since he was mature at the time of the will and abroad at the time (with "issue") that he would have to have been born before 1690. There is a reference to him in his father's will: "... to my son Samuel JACKSON or his issue on their return to this country from abroad." Given the ages of other siblings, this Samuel JACKSON was more likely to have been born around the 1670s.

  • 1802 May 20 ROD: 567-139-380456. Francis HAMILTON- Samuel JACKSON of Mount Pleasant, Co. Down.. land known as Moorepark in Parish of Dundonald and Holywood,  Co. Down. PRONI T808/8267-8282 Groves Manuscripts. NAMES: Francis HAMILTON; Samuel JACKSON of Mount Pleasant, Co. Down; Richard GRAHAM; Thomas Ladford STEWART; John HAMILTON; Charles O'DONNELL. PLACES: Moorpark.

  • ROD: 407-461-271992. 1789 Oct 31 Ballyniscalla Robert MCLEROTH of Dunbarty, Co. Down for consids and for purposes mentioned, & with consent of William Bruce ORR of Killyneather, Co. Down & his wife, Agnes ORR released unto Samuel JACKSON (of Ballymiscaw, Co. Down) Ballykeel in Comber Parish, Barony Castlereagh, Co Down [92 acres] to hold for ever; lands released from a charge of an annuity & from dower rights of Agnes ORR; William Bruce ORR & Agnes ORR may levy fine on premises for proper use of Samuel JACKSON; William Bruce ORR & Agnes ORR covenant that Agnes ORR would not execute deed or charge on property. Registrar John MOORE; Witnesses Thomas Ludley STEWART, Attorney at Law, Dublin City & Charles KELLY, Clerk of Thomas Ludley STEWART. NOTE: William Bruce ORR was a great-grandson of Mary JACKSON (1668-1751). Her father, John JACKSON (1639-1716) was of Ballyskeagh aka Ballymiscaw.

  • ROD: 759-595-515930 Image 320 1821 Jan 4 Btw Rev Mark CASSIDY of Newtownards Co. Down Clerk & Henrietta CASSIDY otherwise JACKSON his wife, one of the sisters and coheiresses of Peter JACKSON late of Ballymascaw [aka Ballymiscaw], Co. Down Esq. deceased and also one of the daughters and coheiresses of Samuel JACKSON late of Mountpleasant Co. Down Esq. deceased of 1 pt; Rev John CLELAND of City of Armagh Clerk of other pt. Reciting whereby Peter JACKSON was in his lifetime and at the time of his death seized in his Demesne as of Fee simple of and in the lands of Church Quarter,, Parish Dundonald Co. Down containing 41a 1r Cunningham Measure and that said Peter JACKSON had died abt 1802 intestate & unmarried and without issue leaving Henrietta CASSIDY & Martha CLELAND otherwise JACKSON his only sisters and coheiresses at law…. Then seized of Lands of Church Quarter … also reciting that Samuel JACKSON was in his lifetime and at the time of his death seized in his Demesne as of fee simple of part of the land in the townland of Ballybeen, Parish Dundonald Co. Down containing 1a Cunningham Measure… and reciting that Samuel JACKSON departed this life on or about 3 Feb 1816 without having disposed of by will the last mentioned lands …. Mark CASSIDY & Henrietta CASSIDY in consideration of £1,750 granted to John CLELAND … [much more legal detail] … WITNESS: Robert FERGUSON of Newtownards, Co. Down Gent SEE: JACKSONs of Co. Down. NOTE: Stormont was first used c.1830 as the name of the house and estate of Rev. John CLELAND, replacing the original estate name, Mount Pleasant. It is in the townland of Ballymiscaw, Parish Dundonald. SOURCE: Northern Island Placenames NOTE: Rev. John CLELAND was a son-in-law of Samuel JACKSON (1737-1816) as was Mark CASSIDY

[93] Alexander JACKSON. This is based on a hunch because the death of Alexander JACKSON, "Negro servant of late Rev. M. Cassidy of Newtownards" was recorded in the Belfast Newsletter 1843 Jun 13. He was likely a half-brother of CASSIDY's wife, Henrietta JACKSON.

[94] Sarah VATEAU

  • ROD: 372-75-247369 1785 Jul 12 St COMRS Names Index: 1777-1785 Dundonald. Paul Isaac Vateau-Samuel JACKSON of Dundonald. NAMES: Paul Isaac VATEAU of Dundonald, Co. Down; Peter VATEAU aka de VATEAU, VOTO, VAUTEAU; Samuel JACKSON of Dundonald; David FITZGERALD; Timothy FITZGERALD; John FORSAYTH; Peter JACKSON of Dublin; John MOORE - Registrar. OTHER PLACES: East Side of George Lane, Dublin.

  • www.thepeerage.com  Samuel Jackson married Hester de Vateau, daughter of Paul Peter Isaac de Vateau.1  Samuel Jackson was a West Indian planter.1 He lived at Stormont, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland.  Children of Samuel Jackson and Hester de Vateau        * Henrietta Jackson+1 d. 14 Dec 1835      * Esther Jackson  Source cited: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke's Irish Family Records (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1976), page 219. 

  • National Library P8295B. p186

[95] Henrietta JACKSON (1783-1855)

  • John Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol I fifth edition, London 1875, page 217: THE REV MARK CASSIDY, A.M. b 1 Aug 1777, scholar of Trinity Dublin, 1797. He m. 1808, Henrietta, dau (by his wife, Martha VATEAU, the only child and heiress of Paul-Peter-IsaacVateau, a Huguenot refugee, who had settled in Dublin) of Samuel JACKSON, Esq. of Stormount, near Belfast, a West Indies Planter; and by her (who died 14 Dec 1855) he had issue:

  • ROD: 759-595-515930 Image 320 1821 Jan 4 Btw Rev Mark CASSIDY of Newtownards Co. Down Clerk & Henrietta CASSIDY otherwise JACKSON his wife, one of the sisters and coheiresses of Peter JACKSON late of Ballymascaw [aka Ballymiscaw], Co. Down Esq. deceased and also one of the daughters and coheiresses of Samuel JACKSON late of Mountpleasant Co. Down Esq. deceased of 1 pt; Rev John CLELAND of City of Armagh Clerk of other pt. Reciting whereby Peter JACKSON was in his lifetime and at the time of his death seized in his Demesne as of Fee simple of and in the lands of Church Quarter,, Parish Dundonald Co. Down containing 41a 1r Cunningham Measure and that said Peter JACKSON had died abt 1802 intestate & unmarried and without issue leaving Henrietta CASSIDY & Martha CLELAND otherwise JACKSON his only sisters and coheiresses at law…. Then seized of Lands of Church Quarter … also reciting that Samuel JACKSON was in his lifetime and at the time of his death seized in his Demesne as of fee simple of part of the land in the townland of Ballybeen, Parish Dundonald Co. Down containing 1a Cunningham Measure… and reciting that Samuel JACKSON departed this life on or about 3 Feb 1816 without having disposed of by will the last mentioned lands …. Mark CASSIDY & Henrietta CASSIDY in consideration of £1,750 granted to John CLELAND … [much more legal detail] … WITNESS: Robert FERGUSON of Newtownards, Co. Down Gent SEE: JACKSONs of Co. Down. NOTE: Stormont was first used c.1830 as the name of the house and estate of Rev. John CLELAND, replacing the original estate name, Mount Pleasant. It is in the townland of Ballymiscaw, Parish Dundonald. SOURCE: Northern Island Placenames NOTE: Rev. John CLELAND was a son-in-law of Samuel JACKSON (1737-1816) as was Mark CASSIDY

[96] Rev. Mark CASSIDY (1777-1839)

  • Of Ballyrogan, C. Down SOURCE: Appendix to report from Commissioners on Education in Ireland

  • John Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol I fifth edition, London 1875, page 217: THE REV MARK CASSIDY, A.M. b 1 Aug 1777, scolar of Trinity Dublin, 1797. He m. 1808, Henrietta, dau (by his wife, Martha VATEAU, the only child and heiress of Paul-Peter-IsaacVateau, a Huguenot refugee, who had settled in Dublin) of Samuel JACKSON, Esq. of Stormount, near Belfast, a West Indies Planter; and by her (who died 14 Dec 1855) he had issue:

  • www.thepeerage.com  Henrietta Jackson was the daughter of Samuel Jackson and Hester de Vateau. She married Reverend Mark Cassidy, son of Francis Cassidy and Sarah Magee, on 31 July 1805.1 She died on 14 December 1835.       From 31 July 1805, her married name became Cassidy.  Children of Henrietta Jackson and Reverend Mark Cassidy        * Samuel Cassidy d. 27 Nov 1843      * Charles Cassidy d. 2 Mar 1857      * Reverend Frederick Cassidy d. 4 Sep 1890      * Reverend William Cassidy d. 27 Aug 1882      * Robert Cassidy d. 11 Nov 1873      * Lt.-Col. Loftus Tottenham Cassidy d. 1 Mar 1887      * Alfred Cassidy d. 7 Oct 1893      * Sarah Cassidy d. 13 Oct 1873      * Henrietta Cassidy d. 22 Jun 1880      * Emily Cassidy d. 24 Jun 1894      * Fanny Cassidy d. 13 Oct 1888      * Colonel Francis Peter Cassidy b. 3 Aug 1810, d. 24 Sep 1879    Citations       1. [S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke's Irish Family Records (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1976), page 219. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.     2. [S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Burke's Irish Family Records.

  • Marianne Isaacs on Roots Chat. Hello I am a 4th granddaughter of Mark who was the perpetual curate of St marks ( church of  Ireland ) until 1835 when he died at 61 . I have basic information about him but am wondering if there is more to find out there. He actually is responsible for the building of St Marks. He also was an agent for the Londonderry family. My dream is to find a portrait of him . He had 8 children, his son Frederick is my forbear . Frederick came to New Zealand with his wife Martha Brown in about 1870. They also had a large family Frederick is described as a gentleman and doesn't appear to have ever worked although he was apparently also a reverend. His wife, Martha was a maid presumably in his parents home and about 12years younger than Frederick when they married . I suspect they were encouraged to leave Ireland as the marriage would definitely not been condoned by Fredericks family . Does this story ring any bells . Any information would be great !!

  • The History of Parliament. 1820-1830. In February Cassidy argued that only a junction between Londonderry and Downshire would prevent the future success of Forde, a constant resident, as “he is every day becoming more and more a personal favourite with almost every gentleman in the county, and in particular with the old and steady friends of the house of Stewart ... and to this may be added the anti-Catholic party which, though not very strong in this county, are yet not to be despised, together with the minor interests or squireens, every man of whom would I think support him where their private interest did not interfere to prevent them”.

[97] Esther Martha JACKSON (1785-?0)

  • ROD: 759-595-515930 Image 320 1821 Jan 4 Btw Rev Mark CASSIDY of Newtownards Co. Down Clerk & Henrietta CASSIDY otherwise JACKSON his wife, one of the sisters and coheiresses of Peter JACKSON late of Ballymascaw [aka Ballymiscaw], Co. Down Esq. deceased and also one of the daughters and coheiresses of Samuel JACKSON late of Mountpleasant Co. Down Esq. deceased of 1 pt; Rev John CLELAND of City of Armagh Clerk of other pt. Reciting whereby Peter JACKSON was in his lifetime and at the time of his death seized in his Demesne as of Fee simple of and in the lands of Church Quarter,, Parish Dundonald Co. Down containing 41a 1r Cunningham Measure and that said Peter JACKSON had died abt 1802 intestate & unmarried and without issue leaving Henrietta CASSIDY & Martha CLELAND otherwise JACKSON his only sisters and coheiresses at law…. Then seized of Lands of Church Quarter … also reciting that Samuel JACKSON was in his lifetime and at the time of his death seized in his Demesne as of fee simple of part of the land in the townland of Ballybeen, Parish Dundonald Co. Down containing 1a Cunningham Measure… and reciting that Samuel JACKSON departed this life on or about 3 Feb 1816 without having disposed of by will the last mentioned lands …. Mark CASSIDY & Henrietta CASSIDY in consideration of £1,750 granted to John CLELAND … [much more legal detail] … WITNESS: Robert FERGUSON of Newtownards, Co. Down Gent SEE: JACKSONs of Co. Down. NOTE: Stormont was first used c.1830 as the name of the house and estate of Rev. John CLELAND, replacing the original estate name, Mount Pleasant. It is in the townland of Ballymiscaw, Parish Dundonald. SOURCE: Northern Island Placenames NOTE: Rev. John CLELAND was a son-in-law of Samuel JACKSON (1737-1816) as was Mark CASSIDY

[98] Rev. John CLELAND (1755-1834)

  • Rev. John CLELAND d. 25 June 1834 age 80 & Esther JACKSON his wife. Vol X Memorials of the Dead. P189

  • Ancient family of Cleland; being an account of the Clelands of that Ilk, in the county of Lanark; of the branches of Faskine, Monkland, etc. which asserts: Rev. John Cleland (134). '97 Prebendary of Armagh. Born 1755; married 1805 Esther, daughter and co-heiress of Samuel Jackson, of Stormont, by his wife, Margaret Vateau, of a Huguenot family.

  • Stomount Estate, Stormont Estate  The present Stormont estate is superimposed upon a modest demesne, established, as a result of an advantageous marriage and reputedly ill-gotten gains, by the Rev. John Cleland in the early years of the nineteenth century. It lay on a well-drained, south-facing slope, with three deep glens. Cleland did not further his reputation by gating the road from Belfast to Groomsport, which ran across his land. Part of the road can still be seen today, near the present Massey Avenue entrance and delineated by Irish yews. The 1830 house, Storm Mount, described just after it was built as a '...large plain house with very little planting about it', was eventually enhanced by an orchard and a shelter belt of trees growing to the south-west. Neighbouring properties, including sizeable Rose Park, were acquired, farmland was developed and extensive woodland shelter planted as the century progressed. The Ordnance Survey map of 1860, and photographs taken in the 1890s, show a well-wooded demesne surrounding the house, which had been enlarged in 1858 for Cleland's grandson and namesake and had by then assumed the appropriate title of Stormont Castle. The exterior was re-designed to the fashionable Scottish Baronial style by the local architect Thomas Turner, possibly based on earlier plans by one of the leading country-house architects of the day, William Burn. Cladding of Scrabo stone was added to the plain house, with crenellations and turrets topped by fearsome gryphons. This was complemented by a terraced garden, including a complex lay-out of flower beds. A fine, and surviving, lean-to glasshouse was backed by bothies, offices and stove house. The walled kitchen garden has now gone, but the stables remain.     The Cleland family finally left in 1893, preferring to live abroad, and the demesne was let out. On the departure of the tenant, initial efforts to sell failed, but fortunately the newly-formed Northern Ireland Parliament was seeking a site for parliament buildings and purchased the holding which amounted to 235 acres, including 100 acres of woodland

  • Stormount - Anglican site, Around the end of the 18th century the Rev John Cleland (Rector of Newtownards, County Down) became tutor to the young Lord Castlereagh and subsequently acted as Agent for the Londonderry Estates. Cleland originally lived in Newtownards but acquired land at Stormont on his marriage to Esther Jackson who came from the area.   Cleland subsequently added to his holding and around 1830 built a house at Stormont. This was in traditional mid or late Georgian style with a small fringed meadow at the front and an orchard on the hillside to the north west.   In 1858 the Cleland family commissioned the local architect Thomas Turner to convert the existing plain dwelling into a flamboyant castle. To what extent the original house survives is not clear. Some historical evidence suggests that the symmetrical five-bay block facing south contains the shell of the Georgian dwelling, the new structure having been given a "baronial" character with turrets, battlements, bartizans with conical caps, iron cresting and weather vanes. The Cleland Monogram was used on the shields held by the snarling stone gryphons which still guard the main entrance to the Castle.   The 1850's also saw extensive development of the grounds which now extended down to the main Upper Newtownards Road. The castle's apartments included a ballroom 64 feet by 24 feet, a drawing room 36 feet by 18 feet, and other fine reception rooms, with 14 family bedrooms, besides dressing rooms and bathrooms, servants' quarters and offices.

  • In 1798, he presided at the trial which resulted in the hanging of Rev. James PORTER.

  • http://www.newtownards.info/family-clelland.htm

  • Cleland, Rev. John of Newtownards - 1789 - Brother of Capt. James Cleland of the Yeomanry - Rathgael House Bangor - Rector of Newtownards 1789-1809; a Magistrate at Newtownards, attempted murder against him 31 Oct 1796; arrested 2 men & took to guard house 17 Mar 1797; passed on information against United Irishmen in 1797; released two men wrongly accused 3 Apr 1797; agent for Marquis of Londonderry in 1824; bought land in Killeen & Ballymiscaw in 1830; married Esther Jackson of Stormont in 1805; father of S (1808-1842)amuel Jackson Cleland & Robert Stewart Cleland.

[99] Samuel Jackson CLELAND (1808-1842)

[100] Robert Vateau JACKSON.

·       NOTE: My research is wanting here. I have too spare a reference: National Library of Ireland, p 186 (whatever that was?). Need to check this out.

[101] Peter JACKSON. Probably born in 1780s

  • ROD: 759-595-515930 Image 320 Btw Rev Mark Cassidy of Newtownards Co. Down Clerk & Henrietta CASSIDY otherwise JACKSON his wife, one of the sisters and coheiresses of Peter JACKSON late of Ballymascaw Co. Down Esq. deceased and also one of the daughters and coheiresses of Samuel JACKSON late of Mountpleasant Co. Down Esq. deceased of 1 pt; Rev John CLELAND of City of Armagh Clerk of other pt. Reciting whereby Peter JACKSON was in his lifetime and at the time of his death seized in his Demesne as of Fee simple of and in the lands of Church quarter, Parish Dundonald Co. Down containing 41a 1r Cunningham Measure and that said Peter JACKSON had died abt 1802 intestate & unmarried and without issue leaving Henrietta CASSIDY & Martha CLELAND otherwise JACKSON his only sisters and coheiresses at law…. Then seized of Lands of Church Quarter … also reciting that Samuel JACKSON was in his lifetime and at the time of his death seized in his Demesne as of fee simple of part of the land in the townland of Ballybeen, Parish Dundonald Co. Down containing 1a Cuunningham Measure… and reciting that Samuel JACKSON departed this life on or about 3 Feb 1816 without having disposed of by will the last mentioned lands …. Mark CASSIDY & Henrietta CASSIDY in consideration of £1,750 granted to John CLELAND … [much more legal detail] … WITNESS: Robert FERGUSON of Newtownards, Co. Down Gent

[102] Andrew JACKSON (1730-1767)

·       of Ballahill which is near Carrickfergus Castle, Co. Antrim. NOTE: Coming from this place makes me question why he would be here. I would love to see deeds or other documentary evidence that definitively connects him with this place and as a son to Dr. Joseph JACKSON & Elizabeth VANCE.

  • NOTES & Queries 1891:  Will any of your readers kindly oblige me with information relative to the relationship which existed between the Rev. Henry Jackson, who was Presbyterian minister at Banbridge, co. Down, Ireland, from November, 1743, to February, 1795, in which year he died, and General Jackson, President of the United States. General Jackson's father emigrated to the North American colonies from Tubbermore, near Magherafelt, Ireland. NOTE: I may be more than 100 years late, but Rev. Henry JACKSON (1717-1795) is included in this tree.

  • The Hermitage. NOTE: This pdf of his genealogy no longer exists. It had a birth date of 1730.

·       Genealogy of the Jackson Family, 1890. Prepared by Hugh Parks Jackson assisted by Hugh Hogue Thompson, D.D. and James R. Jackson, Esq., 1890. p10 Dr. Joseph Jackson, by his first wife, had one child, Andrew who became one of what were called 'United Men." They were Republicans and were hostile to the Government in certain measures, and had to flee his native country at a moment's warning. He came with his wife and two sons, Hugh and Robert, to South Carolina, and located over the North Carolina line in the "Wax Haw Settlement." They were penniless, having suddenly and secretly to escape from Ireland, forsaking all they had. The Government confiscated his property. This was in the year 1765, and he died not many years afterwards, leaving his wife and family in limited circumstances. No correspondence passed between him and his friends living in Ireland; hence all trace of him and his family was lost to his relatives. On March 15th, 1767, another son was born in North Carolina, who was called Andrew, and he in 1828, or rather 1829, became the President of the United States. He is known as "Old Hickory."

[103] Hugh JACKSON (1762-1779)

  • WikiTree. Baptized at the parish church of Antrim by the Rev. Robert Barclay on 10/30/1762. Hugh Jackson was a volunteer in Col. William R. Davie's Regiment in the Revolutionary War. He was killed in the Battle of Stono Ferry on the 20th of June 1779. He was felled by heat and exhaustion. He never married or had issue

[104] Robert JACKSON (abt 1764-1781)

·       GENI page. He died of smallpox contracted while held prisoner. Buried Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Riverside, Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA

[105] President Andrew JACKSON (1767-1845),

·       The seventh President of the United States, he had no children. Much is written about him, so I won’t duplicate that.

·       He most probably belonged to haplogroup I1 based on results from the Jackson DNA Project. His genealogy shows that he is descended from Richard Jackson (1505-1562) from Killingsworth, Eske, Yorkshire, England. Several members (e.g. 93323, 188015, 222633) of this lineage have been tested and they all belong to I1-M253.The most recent common ancestor shared by #222633 and the American president is John Jackson; born in 1667 in Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland. The lineages of #93323 and #188015 split earlier, from Anthony Jackson; born in 1599 in Killingswold Grove, Yorkshire, England. SOURCE: Europedia ForumNOTE: To my mind, the connection to the Killingswold JACKSON is dubious, although many JACKSON descendants in America do believe it. There could very well be a DNA link to the three brothers who settled in Ireland in the mid-1600s post Cromwell.

[106] Mary CARR.

o   P6 About the year 1690, Joseph Jackson was born, who, with three of his brothers, became prominent physicians at Carrickfergus, county Antrim, and Newtown Limavady, county Londonderry, Ireland. These counties join, and the towns, above named, are about 35 miles apart ; the former being 10 miles from Belfast, and the latter 16 miles N. E. of the town of Londonderry. Limavady has now a population of 3000 inhabitants. Dr. Jackson located first at Carrickfergus and afterward Limavady. He was married three times. What were the names of his first and second wives could not be ascertained; but his third wife was Lady Mary Carr, sister of Lord James Carr. She first married a man by the name of Jackson and had one son - Hugh. Her husband died, and she then became the third wife of Dr. Joseph Jackson, and was thus married to two men, not related, by the name of Jackson. One daughter, named Margaret, was the fruit of this marriage. She was born in 1746. NOTE: So far, I have no primary sources to back this up.

[107] Margaret JACKSON (1746-1773)

  • One daughter, named Margaret, was the fruit of this marriage [her mother was Mary CARR]. She was born in 1746. She married against her parents' wishes, William McCaughey, a weaver, at Newtown, Limavady,  Ireland, Nov. 28th, 1769, and emigrated to America in 1773.  Her mother was of the nobility; the McCaugheys were plebians, which explains the above named opposition. They lost one child at sea, an infant, and with one child, about three years old,  landed at Philadelphia in July or August. Genealogy of the Jackson Family, 1890. Prepared by Hugh Parks Jackson assisted by Hugh Hogue Thompson, D.D. and James R. Jackson, Esq., 1890.

[108] Dr. John JACKSON (abt 1700-?)

·       I have him as a doctor, other sources have him as a Captain and possibly from Coleraine. I suspect there is a muddle here - conflating him with the ancestor of Thomas Jonathon JACKSON aka Stonewall JACKSON. I am removing both the birth place and the death date that I had for him since I believe that it is more likely to belong to the Stonewall JACKSON line. The death date was 25 Sep 1801 at Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia, America.

[109] Dr. Thomas JACKSON. (1700-1779)

  • ROD 25 57 13497 1714 Dec 13 Between John JACKSON of Ballyreagan, Co. Of Dorone Gent. Of 1st part & Thomas JACKSON of same, Gent of the other part... refers to a 1 Nov 1677 deed between James ROSSE of the one pt. & the said John JACKSON lands of Ballyreagan formerly possessed by John DENHAM & all land of Ballyreagan formerly possessed by Robert JACKSON father of said John JACKSON, Parish Dundonald, Co. Dorone ... Thomas JACKSON. WITNESS James RATCLIFFE of Belfast, Co. Antrim, clothier; Andrew WALKER of Dundonald, Co. Down, yeoman; Richard LOWDER of Belfast, Gent. Thomas JACKSON [SEAL] NOTE: This is not referring to Dr. Thomas JACKSON, but it shows how he came by the land from his father John JACKSON. NOTE: He may not have been a medical Dr. - this title was also conferred on Presbyterian ministers who had the appropriate theological degrees (and there are no sources in the genealogies that claim the brothers were all medical doctors). Added notes from Michael Stewart: 2 parts of Ballyreagon, Dundonell (?)(pa.), DOWN for £5, from John JACKSON to Thomas JACKSON, at £18 yrly rent to James ROSS of Portane (?) Co. Down. WITNESSES: James RATCLIFFE, Cloathier of Belfast; Andrew WALKER, Yeoman; Hugh MONGOMERY; Richard LOWDER, Gent of Belfast

[110] Rev James JACKSON (1720-1792)

  • Thanks to research shared by Joan Blackburn of New Zealand in the summer of 2013. Also: Full Circle: A Story of Ballybay Presbyterians. David Nesbitt, 1999.Cahans Publications.p18

  • Fasti of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland. By Rev James McConnell 1936. Son of Thomas JACKSON, Dundonald, ; educated Glascow MA 1740; Bangor Presbyterian 1744; ordained Ballybany 21 Feb 1750; non-evangelical & took a prominent part in opposing the Seceders. Resigned 1781; d. 1792

  • ROD 307-296-204154 1774 Dec 23 for consids, Rev James Jackson of Monentin, Aughnamullen (pa) MON unto Isaac Wilson of Convoy, Tullycorbett (pa) MON , of parcel of ground formerly possessed by James & John Shaw, situated in lands of Ballyreagan, Doundonald (pa) Co. Down, for ever, at £25 ster rent. WITNESSES: James COCKRAN of Knockamuddy, MON; Thomas CRAWFORD of Monoge, MON; Samuel MITCHELL, Gent of Monaghan town.

  • Later Scots-Irish Links, 1725-1825, Part 1. David Dobson Graduated Glasgow University MA in 1740, an Irish minister at Ballybay from 1740-1781. Died September 1782. NOTE:  It was actually 1792. See also: Full Circle: A Story of Ballybay Presbyterians. David Nesbitt, 1999.Cahans Publications. p 18

  • History of congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and biographical notices of eminent Presbyterian ministers and laymen, with the signification of names of places

  • The first minister of this congregation of whom we have any account was Mr. Humphrey Thompson, who seems to have been ordained here about 1698. He died in this charge April 7th, 1744. The next minister was Mr, Alexander Wadsworth, who was ordained as assistant and successor to Mr. Thompson January 19th, 1744. Mr. Wadsworth died, after a short ministry, on the 31st of March, 1747, and was succeeded by Mr. James Jackson, who was ordained February 21st, 1750. He demitted the charge through bodily indisposition in May, 1781, and died in September, 1792, leaving a widow and family.

  • No. 274. Thurs. 1 Nov. 1792 Died. On Monday se'nnight, the Rev. James Jackson, of Ballyregan, near Dundonald. SOURCE: THE WATERFORD HERALD 1792 Births, Marriages and Deaths By H. F. MORRIS in The Irish Genealogist.

  • At the Ford of the Birches. James H. Murnane & Paedar Murnane. p. 106. James JAKSON was ordained 1750 & died 1792. He differed vehemently with Dr. Thomas Clark and was the cause of his arrest in Newbliss.

[111] Anne ???

[112] Elizabeth JACKSON

o   Thanks to research shared by Joan Blackburn of New Zealand in the summer of 2013.

[113] James McCULLY (bef 1821-?)

[114] James McCULLY

[115] McCULLY

[116] McCULLY

[117] McCULLY

[118] Dr. Thomas JACKSON (1757- aft 1808)

·       He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1773, and completed his MA in 1776.

[119] Isabelle THOMPSON (abt 1765-?)

  • ROD 408 477 271517 Marriage Settlement 1789 Jul 23. Thomas BRUNKER, Esq. of Bellgreen, Co. Cavan & Hugh JACKSON of Ballybay, Co. Monaghan trustees to the marriage settlement between groom Thomas JACKSON of Ballybay, Monaghan and Isabella THOMPSON, spinster & bride & 3rd daughter of Humphry THOMPSON of Bushford, Co. Monaghan. WITNESSES: Benjamin WILSON, Gent of Cootehill, Co. Cavan & Rev. George YOUNG of Sporthall. The settlement included part of Ballyreagan, Parish of Dundonald, Co. Down that Thomas JACKSON would be entitled to at his father’s death [no further descry.]… Humphrey THOMPSON charged the lands of Aughantur with a sum of 233 pounds 6s 8d payable to sd Thomas JACKSON on death of Humphrey.

  • Her birth date is an estimate based on her being the 3rd daughter, and the 1st daughter was born 1761.

[120] Humphrey Thompson JACKSON (1790-aft 1834) aka Humphrey Thomas JACKSON. NOTE: He died without issue.

·       Full Circle: A Story of Ballybay Presbyterians. David Nesbitt, 1999.Cahans Publications. p19. He died without issue, and "the Dundonald property passed from the third to the descendants of the first minister" [presumably descendents of Humphry THOMPSON - but it could also be Dr. Thomas JACKSON]

  • ROD: 738-298-503033Image 412 1819 Mar 1 BTW Humphrey Thomas JACKSON of Ballyregan, Co. Down Esq. of 1 pt & Robert LYNN the younger of Belfast & James BLAIR of Wheatfield, and Richard BARNSLEY of Lisburn all of Antrim Esq. & trustees named in deed of settlement dated 30 Jun 1818 of Rev. John Worthington LEA Clerke of Belfast & Henrietta Barnsley LYNN youngest daughter of Robert LYNN Esq. of Belfast. Reciting indenture 1 Nov 1677 between James ROSS then of [?], Co. Down Esq.  & John JACKSON then of Ballyregan, [Ald?] Co. Down, Gent of the other part. James ROSS leased all of the townland of Ballyregan to John JACKSON which was then farmed & possessed by John DENHAM & all that parcel of land which was then farmed and possessed by Robert JACKSON, father of John JACKSON (party thereto) and then in John JACKSON possession situate and being of Dundonell, Co. Down according as the same was meared and bound & possessed by John JACKSON to hold to the said John JACKSON for the yearly rent of £18 and also yearly rent of £9 at the end of 21 years. After reciting as there in said indenture of which this is a Memorial witness that said, Humphrey Thompson JACKSON in presence of the agreement therein and in consideration of £1000 to him paid by said Robert LYNN James BLAIR and Richard BARNSLEY the receipt whereof is thereby acknowledged, he the said Humphrey Thompson JACKSON granted sold released and confirmed under the said Robert Lynn James BLAIR and Richard BARNSLEY then in their actual possession by virtue of a lease for a year therein mentioned and to their heirs and assigns all that and those the aforesaid parcel of land within the townland of Ballyregan aforesaid, which was formerly possessed by John DENHAM, and all that parcel of land within the said townland of Ballyregan, which was possessed by Robert JACKSON, and afterwards by John JACKSON his son, situate in the parish of Dundonald and County of Down aforesaid, according as the same was then bounded and possessed by said Humphrey Thompson JACKSON with the appurtenances. To hold from thenceforth forever subject to the payment of said yearly rent and relief money, and to the contents in said [Arrgh?] Indenture contained. And also to a clause or provision of redemption upon payment of said sum of $1000 of interest at the rate of 6%. WITNESS Willis H. MECREDY [aka McCREEDY] & James RAMSEY both of City of Dublin, attorneys.

  • ROD: 802-321-541-456 Image 225 1824 Sep 21 BTW Humphry Thompson JACKSON of City of Dublin Esq. of 1st pt; Robert THOMPSON of Bushford, Co. Monaghan Esq of 2nd pt; Charles FOX of Rutland Square City of Dublin Barrister & Rev. Francis FOX Clerk brother of said Charles FOX of 3rd pt; Rev. Francis GERVAIS of Cecil Co. Tyrone Clerk of 4th pt; John WINDER of City & Co. Armagh Esq of 5th pt. Reciting indenture 1 Nov 1672 btw James ROS then of Portavo Co. Down Esq of one pt & John JACKSON then of Ballyregan Co. Down Esq. of other pt. James ROS demised to John JACKSON townland of Ballyregan formerly possessed by John DURHAM and all that parcel of land formerly possessed by Robert JACKSON father of said John JACKSON and then in said John JACKSON’s possession in parish of Dundonnell Co. Down … for yearly rent £18 English sterling … Humphry Thompson JACKSON held all estate by deed granted to John JACKSON [note Humphry Thompson JACKSON was a great-grandson of John JACKSON (1667-1725) and great-great-grandson of Robert JACKSON] . Reciting 2 Jun 1821 William JOHNSTON of Brooksvale Co. Monaghan Esq. & Ralph DAWSON of Dromore Cottage Co. Monaghan Esq & Robert THOMPSON entered into a recognizance reciting … Made in the course of Chancery of Ireland bearing date the 29th day of May 1821 and made in a certain cause there in depending were in John Johnson was plaintiff and Thomas COOTE Esquire and others were defendants and William Johnson had been appointed receiver of lands and premises in pledges  … And lien on the estate of Robert THOMPSON and reciting that by deed dated the 21st day of September, then last made between Robert THOMPSON of the first part, said Francis GERVAISE of the second part the Right Honorable Grace Countess Dowager Farnham of the third part and said Charles and Francis FOX of the fourth part after reciting that said Robert THOMPSON, then stood seized to him in his heirs of an estate in fee simple or inheritance in the lands of Clonmore and that said Francis GERVAIS and contract it was said Robert THOMPSON for the absolute purchase of said last mentioned lands for sum of £4500 that said Countess of Farnham had agreed to lend to said Francis the sum of £5000 part four of was to be applied to the purchase of said lands upon said lands being conveyed as a security for the payment and for that purpose. It had been agreed that the conveyance of said lands and premises should be made by said Robert THOMPSON to said Charles and Francis FOX upon the trusts therein after mentioned …Robert THOMPSON granted to Charles and Francis FOX the townland of Clonmore alias Derrigewer situate in Moyeagh Barony of Clogher Co. Tyrone … Humphry Thompson JACKSON had agreed to grant townland of Ballyregan to said John WINDER his executors, administrators and assigns for 500 years upon the trusts thereafter mentioned. … Humphry Thompson JACKSON at the desire of said Robert Thompson by direction of said Charles FOX Francis FOX and Francis GERVAIS is granted to John WINDER lands of Ballyregan… WITNESS: William Kerr NESBITT of Heath Lodge Co. Cavan Gent & Edward WILSON jun of Brasfort Co. Tipperary Gent.

  • ROD: 816-249-549784 1826 May 10. BTW Humphry Thompson JACKSON of Ballyregan and County Down Esq. of the first part Francis HAMILTON of the city of Dublin barrister at Law, John Hamilton of Ballyalloly, Co. Down  Esq. captain in the Royal North Down militia, the Rev. Edward HAMILTON of Philipstown and the Kings County clerk, Abigail SMYTHE otherwise HAMILTON wife of Thomas SMYTHE of Bennison Lodge Co. Westmeath Esq. Mary BLACKWOOD otherwise HAMILTON wife of [Prinkston] BLACKWOOD of Killileagh  County down Esq., Charlotte HAMILTON of Belfast in the County of Antrim spinster of the second part. Barbara STAPLES of Belfast in the County of Antrim widow of the third part and the said [Prinkston]  BLACKWOOD of Killileagh  Esq. of the fourth part. After reciting is there is recited in the bargain and sale for a year he the said Humphry Thompson JACKSON by the direction appointment and with the consent and approval of the said Francis HAMILTON John HAMILTON Edward HAMILTON Abigail SMYTHE Mary BLACKWOOD Charlotte HAMILTON also the said Barbara STAPLES testified by there being executing parties thereto and for the consideration there and agreed and mentioned did grant bargain cell assign release and confirm and they the said Francis HAMILTON John HAMILTON Edward HAMILTON Abigail SMYTHE Mary BLACKWOOD in Charlotte HAMILTON and each of them to grant bargain sale alien release ratify and confirm under the said [Pinkston] BLACKWOOD and unto his heirs and assigns all that and those the Mansion House offices Demesne Bogs town and lands of Ballyalloly convening 320 acres Cunningham measure.. Lately in the actual occupation and enjoyment of the late John HAMILTON deceased is under tents and caught years and then in the occupation and enjoyment of the said Pinkston BLACKWOOD all of said lands and premises are situate lying and being in the Parish of Comber Barony of Castlereagh and County of Down. … term of 1,000 years…

  • ROD: 1834-12-297 Image 547 In index as: Jackson Moor, Co. Down, B. Castlereagh. JACKSON, Humphrey & - McDONNELL, James  Btw Humphry Thompson JACKSON of City of Dublin Esq. of the 1 pt & James McDONNNELL of Cashendall, Co. Antrim of the other…. Loans secured by lands of “Jackson Moor”, Dundonald,  … lease of 1st Aug 1800 under hands of Henry Thompson JACKSON [NOTE: was “Henry” a clerical error?] in Parish Dundonald, Barony Castlereagh & parcel of land of Ballyregan demised in lease of 2 April 1823 containing 13a Cunningham Measure  leasing 16s 3r 5p English Statute Measure bounded on the north by lands lately in possession of Robert & George ANDERSON on the east by a farm then in possession of David McWILLIAM on the south by the lands lately in possession of Andrew HALLIDAY and on the west by lands lately in possession of John SINCLAIR & William KELLY in Parish Dundonald, Barony Castlereagh … Elizabeth HUNTER life … Humphry Thompson JACKSON [SEAL]

[121] Martha JACKSON (Abt 1760-?)

[122] Robert BRADFORD

o   He was of Edenaneane, Co. Monaghan and a well known Orangemen. Source: "At the Ford of the Birches". P 22. Tenisons granted Edenaneane to two brothers John and Moses Bradford for 3 lives. John BRADFORD’s lease mentioned a Moses BRADFORD age 18 years, son of John.

[123] Moses BRADFORD

  • Mr. Moses Bradford of Ednanae, near Ballybay, James Jackson's grandson, is the only lineal descendant of the third minister in this part of the country. The Rev. Mr. Jackson came from Holywood, Co. Down and it is likely he was born there and that he had some property at Dundonald when he died. We are informed that Henderson Black of Belfast was his nephew. One of his sons was educated for the Christian ministry but gave up the profession after receiving his licence and preaching for a few months. He became a medical practitioner. This Dr. Jackson married a granddaughter of the Rev. Humphrey Thompson, the first minister of the congregation, and his son the late Thompson Jackson dying without issue, the Dundonald property passed from the third to the descendants of the first minister. Full Circle: A Story of Ballybay Presbyterians. David Nesbitt, 1999.Cahans Publications. p19 quoting: The Evangelical Witness. 1 April 1862.  NOTE: I have yet to locate Henderson BLACK. He was a nephew and a legatee of Samuel BLACK in 1828. Son of James BLACK and husband of Mary Anne CAMPBELL. He died April 11, 1856 age 82 at Dromora, Co. Down. A Henderson BLACK Esq. of Larkfield, Co. Antrim had a son, Jackson BLACK, attorney at law who died Mar 1, 1837.

[124] Unknown BRADFORD

[125] Mary JACKSON (1770-aft 1821)

[126] David DALZELL (?-bef 1821)

[127] James BURNSIDE

  • James Burnside, who m. Jane Jackson, of Ballybay. This James Burnside and Jane Jackson had a daughter Anne Burnside, of Artclea, near Fivemiletown, living in 1880, aind who is the last surviving representative of this branch of the family.p 82  Irish Pedigrees.

[128] Anne BURNSIDE (?-aft 1880)

[129] Hugh JACKSON (abt 1722-?)

[130] Unnamed JACKSON

[131] Mary JACKSON (Abt 1720- aft 1764)

  • ROD 236 118 152207 Will of David KENNEDY, Ballymaglack, [Ballymaglaff?], parish Comber, County down. My wife Mary KENNEDY. My father-in-law Thomas JACKSON, executor. To my son David KENNEDY 11/4 1/2d paid by my executors for his share. Give to my wife during her widowhood all that part of my farm now in my possession with the ½ of the Moss in the townland of Ballyalley [probably  Ballyvally, Parish Clonallan - it is on the northern border of Ballymaglaff]… rent to son David KENNEDY. If said Mary KENNEDY remarries, I give what she holds to Thomas JACKSON of Ballyregan Hugh KENNEDY of Ballymeglack and James McNAWEL of Ballybeen [ probably  the Ballybeen Parish Dundonald], all of County Down, to dispose of part of my lands for support of my children "till my son James arrives at age, first my daughter Mary KENNEDY, James KENNEDY, Susanna KENNEDY and Martha KENNEDY if she comes home and John KENNEDY". Remainder of goods to be divided equally between "my wife and younger children viz. my wife Mary KENNEDY, my son Thomas KENNEDY, my daughter Mary KENNEDY, my son James KENNEDY, my daughters Martha, Susan KENNEDY and my son John KENNEDY. My farm in town land of Ballyalley. Witnesses: James McNALL Ballybean, farmer, deceased. James NEILL, Dunlady, and John McHAFFEY, Ballymaglack, farmers. Memorial witnessed by: James NEILL, Henry JOY, Belfast, County Antrim printer. Thomas JACKSON seal

[132] David KENNEDY (abt 1707-abt 1764)

  • ROD 236 118 152207 Will of David KENNEDY, Ballymaglack, [Ballymaglaff?], parish Comber, County down. My wife Mary KENNEDY. My father-in-law Thomas JACKSON, executor. To my son David KENNEDY 11/4 1/2d paid by my executors for his share. Give to my wife during her widowhood all that part of my farm now in my possession with the ½ of the Moss in the townland of Ballyalley [probably  Ballyvally, Parish Clonallan - it is on the northern border of Ballymaglaff]… rent to son David KENNEDY. If said Mary KENNEDY remarries, I give what she holds to Thomas JACKSON of Ballyregan Hugh KENNEDY of Ballymeglack and James McNAWEL of Ballybeen [ probably  the Ballybeen Parish Dundonald], all of County Down, to dispose of part of my lands for support of my children "till my son James arrives at age, first my daughter Mary KENNEDY, James KENNEDY, Susanna KENNEDY and Martha KENNEDY if she comes home and John KENNEDY". Remainder of goods to be divided equally between "my wife and younger children viz. my wife Mary KENNEDY, my son Thomas KENNEDY, my daughter Mary KENNEDY, my son James KENNEDY, my daughters Martha, Susan KENNEDY and my son John KENNEDY. My farm in town land of Ballyalley. Witnesses: James McNALL Ballybean, farmer, deceased. James NEILL, Dunlady, and John McHAFFEY, Ballymaglack, farmers. Memorial witnessed by: James NEILL, Henry JOY, Belfast, County Antrim printer. Thomas JACKSON seal

[133] Thomas KENNEDY

[134] David KENNEDY

[135] James KENNEDY

[136] Mary KENNEDY

[137] Susannah KENNEDY

[138] Martha KENNEDY

[139] James JACKSON (Bef 1711-?)

  • Even though his brothers were doctors, it is unlikely that he was the Dr. James JACKSON mentioned here: Familia 2004 No 20, Issue 20, p 55 James JACKSON a surgeon at Newtonards was a partner with Arthur DARLEY in 1791. DARLEY had trained under Henry JOY.

[140] Mary JACKSON (bef 1725-?)

[141] Martha JACKSON  (bef 1725-?)

[142] Rachel JACKSON  (bef 1725-?)

[143] Thomas JACKSON (1679-1713),

  • an innkeeper and a son of John JACKSON (1624-1679) [ NOTE :The initial research saying that Thomas' father was a John came from secondary sources, and included a son Isaac b 1733 for Thomas. I have discarded all that, and now believe that the Thomas JACKSON whose will was probated in 1713 had no children.

  • PRONI T808/8244 Down will made 30 Dec 1712 proved 5 May 1713. Thomas JACKSON of Newtown in Ards Barony in County Down innholder to be buried in Mevilla [Movilla] churchyard. All to executor's wife Janet JACKSON alias Lindsay  for life. Then in sixth equal parts between wife's three sisters and my own sister and my own two brothers, William and Robert JACKSON. Bible to my friend Gilbert JACKSON. Executor's wife. Overseers Gilbert JACKSON of Newtown, County Down Tanner. And James JACKSON of Dunlady in Dundalk Parish [sic- Dundonald Parish] County Down. Witnesses James Smart Senior; James Smart Junior; and James  Thompson . Codicil 30 January 1712 wife's sister Margaret and wife's niece Jane Burgess. Heraldic seal a rampant quadruped. NOTE: I have no other record of JACKSONs using this crest.

[144] Janet LINDSAY:

·       PRONI T808/8244_. Down will made 5 March 1716 proved 19 February 1717 - 1718. Janet JACKSON alias Lindsay of Newtown, widow. Three sisters Annas, Marie, and Margaret and latter's daughter Mary Radcliffe.  Brothers-in-law Robert JACKSON and William JACKSON and their sister Anne JACKSON, Bible to Gilbert JACKSON. Friend John  Thompson . Executor, brother-in-law William JACKSON. Witnesses: William McQuaid ; James Lockhart ; John  Mairs_

 

 

 

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