of Clounagh, Parish of Drumcree, Co. Armagh & of Lisburn. This family starts with a couple of Ralph JACKSONs in Co. Armagh, then a Roger JACKSON who seems to have started at Clounagh, but then set up house in grand style in Lisburn, Co. Antrim.
Sharon Oddie Brown. June 18, 2015
of Clounagh, Parish of Drumcree, Co. Armagh and later of Lisburn.
The decadency of the first four generations of this
family are based on information in TGF Paterson Ms 284 Vol 2 held in Co. Armagh
Museum. His research was based on Burke’s Will abstracts. Before seeing this,
my primary source was a 1710
lease by Mary Jackson. Two other documents were appended to this. The third
document makes me wonder if perhaps the widow of Michael JACKSON née Mary BUNTIN
married 2ndly a THURKILD (there is a called Jackson THURKILD in the right time-frame
to be considered as a son).
Since Ralph JACKSON, the 1st known ancestor of
this line of JACKSONs, was resident in Co. Armagh when his will was probated in
1637, this would probably put his birth date sometime in the mid to late 1500s.
There are a number of yeomen named “Ralph Jackson” in Yorkshire, so this may be
where he originated from. That’s just a guess at this point. Like him, his son continued
to lease land and also likely resided in the townland of Clownagh, Parish of
Drumcree. The Jackson family was still leasing land there when the Griffiths
valuation was done in 1864.
· An Elizabeth Jackson still had land in the townland of Clownagh.
· James Jackson jr. had land at the adjacent townland of Annagh, (also
there in the 1828 Tithe applotments).
· Thomas Jackson in the nearby townland of Mullantine,
· Alexander Jackson and Thomas Jackson at the nearby townland of Corcullentragh
I have yet to do the work to connect these two groupings
At some point, one branch of the family settled in Co. Antrim.
According to the Hearth Rolls, Roger Jackson had a large house (8 hearths) in
1669 in the Parish of Blaris. This would seem to indicate that he was now based
there, but it is also possible that other relations preceded him.
THE TREE SO FAR:
JACKSON d: Abt 1637 of Clounagh Yeoman, Will 15 June 1637
JACKSON of Clownagh, Parish of Drumcree, Co. Armagh, Ireland
JACKSON b: 1620 d: 26 Feb 1694 + Alice
HARRISON of Marlea, Co. Antrim
4 Dr. Michael
JACKSON d: 30 May 1710 + Mary
E. BUNTIN of Lisburn.
5 Dr. John
JACKSON b: 1702 d: 1 Jun 1738
5 Dr. Michael
JACKSON b: 1696 d: 1 May 1727
JACKSON b: Aft 1688 d: Aft 1734 + Richard
JACKSON b: Aft 1688 d: Aft 1734 + John
JACKSON b: Bet 1702 and 1710 d: Aft 1734
JACKSON b: Bet 1702 and 1710
JACKSON b: Bet 1702 and 1710 d: 1753 + Mary.
He was an attorney in Dublin. I believe that he was the Ralph JACKSON who was
buried 18 Sep 1753 in the burial grounds of St. Peters Church, Dublin, Dublin,
JACKSON c: 21 Oct 1740
Deeds Research relating to this family:
1709 Aug 10
ROD: 3-410-1126. Richard BOYS of Lackey, Antrim of 2nd pt; Samuel CLARK of Lisnegarvey, delivered Memorial, Gent, Lord Francis
CONWAY, Baron of Ragley; Witness; George GREGSON, deceased of Lisburn,
Antrim; John GREGSON, Parish Clerk of Lisburn, Antrim, near neighbour; Roger
JACKSON, Ensign of Lisburn Antrim, near
neighbour; Val JONES Registrar of Lisburn, extra Master in Chancery;
Valentine JONES, Gent of Lisnagarvey; Anthony LEROY of Lisburn, near
neighbour; Here MONTGOMERIE of Lisburn; Brent SPENSER; John TEMPLETON, agent
for Lord Conway, Shoemaker of Lisburn, near neighbor
1732 Feb 24
ROD 73-410-51687. Bunting JACKSON of Glenavy, Co
Antrim Farmer; Ralph JACKSON City of Dublin attorney; Roger JACKSON of Lisburn Co Antrim John MERCER & Ann his wife; Richard NUTTALL Esq
Council at Law & Letitia his wife of Lisburn in Co Antrim of one
pt & William WOGAN of Lisburn of other part… … all that Pillo or Parcel
of Ground situate on the North side of the Marketplace of Lisburn joining
last on Thomas WELSH and west to GREGONs tenement containing in front 85’ and
so ranging down on the Right hand of the Gale as you go to Barnfield as also
a Parcel of Land commonly called and known by the name Jackson’s Hill and also another little parcel of land called the Barn Park or Meadow the
said land containing by estimation 1A 1R … demised by Right Honorable Lord
Francis CONWAY 10 Aug 1709 to Mary JACKSON widow to Michael JACKSON deceased …
1734 Apr 23
ROD 77-227-53461. Deed whereby John MERCER of Deriaghy,
Co. Antrim , farmer & Ann MERCER alias JACKSON having lately in consid
of 120 pounds mtg the lease and concerns of the Blackmore head in Lisburn
[aka Blackamoor Shead], Co. Antrim to William WOGAN of the same and John
MERCER & Ann his wife in consid of …. WITNESS: Hartup THURGOOD of City
of Dublin, Upholder.
1734 Apr 26
ROD 77-227-53459. Buntin JACKSON of Lisburn, Co. Antrim
in consid of 120 pound mtg his lease and Concerns of the Blackamore Head in
Lisburn [aka Blackamoore Shead] to Wm WOGAN, of the same, Gent. WITNESSED:
Roger JACKSON of Lisburn & Nicholas ASHE clerk to sd WOGAN. Memorial
WITNESS: Harkip THURGOOD, City of Dublin.
: Between Buntin JACKSON brother & Admin of the
goods of Michael JACKSON the younger of Lisburn in the Co. Of Antrim
Apothocary Doctor Ralph JACKSON Roger JACKSON John MERCER Anne MERCER als
JACKSON his wife Richard NUTTALL Esq. & Letticia NUTTALL als JACKSON his
wife which said Bunton JACKSON Michael JACKSON doctor Ralph JACKSON Roger
JACKSON Anne MERCER als JACKSON and Lettice NUTTALL als JACKSON were children
& Legatees of Michael JACKSON late of Lisburn aforesaid doctor of the one
part and William WOGAN late of Lisburn but now of Dublin Gent of the other
part... did bequeath to William WOGAN all that piece or parcel of ground on
the North side of the Marketplace of Lisburn joining east on Thomas WALSHE’s
tenement and West upon the tenement formerly George GROGSTON’s doctor
containing in front 88’ and ranging down on the right hand of the gate as you
go into the Barnfield as also a parcel of land known as Jackson’s Hill and
also another little parcel of land called the Barn path or Meadow all
the said Tenements or lands were formerly in the possession of Mary JACKSON
widow of Michael JACKSON the elder containing by estimation 48 acres and one
rood good English Measure more or less which said premises were demised by
lease therein recited by Francis Lord Conway to the said Mary JACKSON for 41
years at the yearly rent of 15 pounds 16 shillings and the said Mary by her
declaration of Trust on the back of this said lease therein also recited did
declare that the said lease was made to her for the use of the children
begotten between her and the said Michael JACKSON the elder her doctor
husband that is to say Michael and John JACKSON doctor the said Buntin
Ralph Roger JACKSON Anne MERCER als JACKSON & Lettice NUTTALL als JACKSON
all then minors...
1734 Jul 11
ROD: 78-115-53804. Buntin JACKSON brother &
administrator of Michael JACKSON the younger, deceased, late of
Lisburn, apothecary deceased… rest covered in other deeds.
MAPS: ALAN GODFREY MAPS NIFHS/SA 3 June 2015
Armagh Sheet 9.08 Portadown 1906 This detailed map of
Portadown is double - sided for maximum coverage. The main map covers the
centre of the town, with coverage stretching from the Bann Bridge southward s to
Annagh Terrace. Features include railway junction and engine depot, Market Street,
St Mark's church, bacon factory, weaving factories, Tavanagh Factory, Annagh
Factory, High Street area, rope works, Pork Market, Corcrain area including Corcrain
House and Corcrain Villa, Fair Green, part of Clownagh area including Clownagh Cottage, Tavanagh area including Tavanagh House, River Bann, etc.
These Hallowed grounds Vol 2. Memorials of
Christ Church Cathedral & Friends burying Grounds Vol 2. 2005
Lisburn Branch of North of Ireland History Society.
Page 11. Michael Jackson was a church warden in 1700.
Page 91 Flat red Sandstone:
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
ROGER JACKSON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 26TH OF FEBRUARY
1694, AET IS SUAE 74. [therefore b. 1620]
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF MR MICHAEL
JACKSON SURGEON AND APOTHOCARY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 1ST
DAY OF MAY 1727, AGED 31. [therefore b. 1696]
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
JOHN JACKSON WHO DEPARTED
THIS LIFE THE 1 OF JUNE
ANNO DOMMINI 1738, AE 36
[AET IS SUAE means at the age of.] NOTE: Since Roger JACKSON and Michael JACKSON share the
same grave marker, this strengthens the case that Roger JACKSON, who was
likely the same one Roger JACKSON who was an ensign in Cromwellian times, was
the grandfather of Michael JACKSON (1696-1727).
Money Rolls: 1666 & 1669 - Blaris.
NOTE: The Borough of Lisburne, or Lisnegarvie, is situate in the parish
of Lisburne, or Blaris, and barony of Upper Massareene, and county of Antrim.
JACKSON, had 8 hearths (a large house) in 1669 and in 1666, he had 4 hearths
(possibly enlarged his house 1666-1669?).
JACKSON had 2 hearths in 1669, but none in 1666.
BUNTEN had 2 hearths in 1666, but none in 1669.
For what it’s worth, the name of the townland of
Clounagh or Clownagh translates as horse’s meadow.
There is enough overlap of names here to make the following of interest:
PRONI T808/8242 Connor will made 1 March 1716/1717, proved 12 November 1717. Mary JACKSON of Lisburn, County Antrim widow, to be buried in Derryaghy church, all to only child Mary JACKSON, if she dies a minor then to brother Richard PEERS, children of dead brother Edward PEERS and children of brother-in-law Valentine JONES, clothes to sister-in-law Jane PEERS and my aunt BLACKER the executor. Witness: Penelope MERRIFIELD. Administration to Valentine JONES of Lisburn in trust for Mary JACKSON minor daughter of testatrix. Connor administration bond signed 2 November 1717 by Valentine Jones and Samuel CLOSE, both of Lisburn. That said JONES will truly administer above will. NOTE: Valentine JONES was the High Sherriff of Antrim. Edward PEERS's will was probated 1716 (SEE: Vicars Index to Prerogative Wills of Ireland). The will of a John PEERS, Gent of Lisburn, Co. Antrim was prved 1701. He was a churchwarden of Lisburn Cathedral, as was Edward PEERS and Michael JACKSON. A will for a Valentine Jones of Lisburn was probated 1761. NOTE: I also need to look at PRONI. T1289/9, Peers family genealogical notes. Also: PRONI: D2223/29/2 John Peers's will of 19 March 1700. It would seem that Mary was a daughter of John PEERS (who seems to have been the Postmaster), and that her grandfather or great-grandfather was a vicar of Derryaghy. James PEERS was the sole executor of John PEERS (d 1700) will SEE: PRONI D577/22.
NOTE: The greater part of the seventeenth century notices of deaths, marriages and baptisms of Derriaghy people are to be found in the Blaris parish registers, now in Lisburn Cathedral; but from 1696 they begin to be recorded in the oldest Derriaghy parish register.