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This is a start on making sense of the likely ancestry and connections of the JACKSONs of Tobermore - possibly connected to the JACKSONs of Coleraine and/or Co. Down. If new evidence comes to light, some of the assumptions may need to change. I look forward to learning from others.
Sharon Oddie Brown. September 11, 2016.
Updated February 9, 2017 Addition of Adam JACKSON of Drumballyhagen Co. Londonderry b.1725

Added: March 3, 2017: ROD: 120-282-82636 1745 Jan 4 John JACKSON of  Tobermore  Co Londonderry Gent of the 1 pt & Thomas TROTTER of Magherafelt in the same Co Merchant reciting that the sd John JACKSON by virtue of contract and by intermarriage  btw William JACKSON father of  the said John & Thomas ASH aforesaid of Magherafelt Esq. … John JACKSON married Sarah daughter of Thomas ASH…… annuity of 30 pounds chargeable to John JACKSON & his issue of the rents & profits of 6 townlands in parish of Ballymascreen Co Londonderry  WITNESSES Samuel LAIRD & Josias FLEMING both of the town and parish of Magherafelt.

Added March 13, 2017: ROD: 173-103-115560. 1754 Dec 11. Between Hugh JACKSON of Tobermore in County of Londonderry, gent of the one part and Henry JOY of Belfast in the County of Antrim printer of the other part. Whereby the said Hugh JACKSON for the consideration therein mentioned did give grant bargain sell assign and set over unto the said Henry JOY his executors, administrators and assigns one annuity or yearly sum of £10 to be had and taken, and to be issuing out of the six church land pounds of Ballynasircon [aka Ballynasarren ] in the County of Londonderry and all his the said Hugh JACKSON right title interest trust property claim and demand whatsoever of in and to the said annuity or yearly sum of £10 and of in and to every part and part of there of, with the appurtenances and all benefit in advantage to be had gotten thereby to have and to hold to the same in every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Henry JOY his executors, administrators and assigns to his in their own proper use and behoof from the first day of May last for and during all the term and time to come of the present lease of said six Church Land Town of Ballynasircon [aka Ballynasarren ] iand for and during all such further term on terms that any person or persons by from or under William JACKSON of Tobermore aforesaid gent deceased shall, or may obtain renew of the same. By which said deed the said Henry JOY declares the said purchase to be made in trust for Barbara JACKSON, a minor grand daughter of the said William JACKSON under the terms and upon the trust in said deed mentioned which said deed and also this Memorial are witnessed by John CAMPBELL, gent and James ARCHIBALD merchant both of Belfast in the County of Antrim. Hugh JACKSON. SEAL. Signed and sealed by the above named Hugh JACKSON in presence of John Campbell, James Archibald.

Jacksons of Tobermore – a speculative tree (but now entered in my rootsweb tree)
NOTE: The tree is included after my introductory notes – just scroll down.

Recently, an email correspondent pointed out to me that Fortwilliam, a place that was associated with a line of Jacksons and a place that I had noted in various deeds in association with them, was in the townland of Tobermore. I hadn’t put the two together.

Fortwilliam is the imposing house up on a hill on your right as you enter Tobermore from Maghera. The house lies in the townland of Tobermore, and is built immediately adjacent to the old ringfort named Dunnagrianan. Ballynasarren is a misreading for Ballynascreen. The Six Towns of Ballynascreen were church lands in that parish. When John Stevenson inherited Fortwilliam (through his wife Barbara Jackson) he also inherited the tenancy of the Six Towns. Email correspondence September 1, 2016.

So, I dug into it a bit more:

·       Tobermore is in the parish of Kilcronaghan, Barony of Loughinsholin.

o   Brookes family of Tobermore pedigree. Deputy Keeper Reports: D 3000/83. NOTE: BROOKEs married into several collateral lines of the Jacksons of Coleraine,.

o   PRONI D1695 Henderson of Tobermore, Co. Londonderry, family papers. Deputy Keeper Reports:

o   PRONI T 1932. Map of Tobermore c 1792 Dominick McCAUSELAND.

o   In my 2010 Diary, I noted: #131. 1738 August 4 Capt William JACKSON of Fortwilliam, Co. Londonderry, Gent & James GRAHAM of Cavancaugh Parish of Ballinasawn, Co. Londonderry. NOTE: I must have slipped a cog. I did not get the Memorial #. It may be in the names index under GRAHAM. Next time.

·       Ballynascreen is also mentioned in connection with the Tobermore Jacksons. It is a large parish on the western border of the Parish of Kilcronaghan.

o   NOTE: The townlands of Glenviggan, Moyard, Moneyconey, Tullybrick, Cavanreagh and Owenreagh make up the Sixtowns. These are townlands which were all held by the Jacksons at one point.. SOURCE: For history, see: Sixtowns History and Heritage Group. See also Bill Macafee’s map of Ballynascreen, where the six townlands are highlighted in green as part of the Stevenson Estate.

o   A possible clue: The Six Towns are surrounded by lands which were part of the Draper’s Estates. In the records of the London Rolls, in 1656, Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706) was named as a new apprentice with the Draper's Guild with Robert BELLEW, an upholsterer of Holburn as his Master. His apprenticeship was for 8 years and involved a £100 bond. He was a son of Rev. Richard JACKSON (1602-1681) of Westmorland and Lancashire, and Dorothy OTWAY (abt 1605-abt1645). He was a brother of the Jacksons of Coleraine. They were associated with the Clothworkers. Samuel JACKSON had no known children, and the lands he held at the time of his death, which were extensive, went to various relations. He made no mention in his 1705 will of lands in Derry. NOTE: I cannot rule out the possibility that Samuel Jackson had a child – legitimate or otherwise – who was not mentioned in his will. If he did have any children, then the Capt. William Jackson who held title or leases in the Six Towns could be a possible son. There was a Tobermore connection in Samuel’s will: He had bought several lots of land in Monaghan from a  Hugh ROWLEY who was probably the Hugh ROWLEY of Culmore, son of William ROWLEY of Tobermore & Londonderry & Mary DILLON of Castle Dillon; This Hugh ROWLEY served as MP in 1692 for Newtownlimavady, and married Mary ROWLEY, eldest daughter of Edward ROWLEY of Castleroe.

 

Tobermore
This clearly shows the proximity of Tobermore & Drumballyhagan Clark townlands. NOTE: It can be confusing that there were also JACKSONs associated with the townland of Ballnahone Beg in Co. Armagh.

 

 

About a decade ago, when I visited Belfast, I made some notes at PRONI of all the JACKSON entries in the Groves Manuscripts. One of them mentioned the Jacksons of Tobermore.

 

PRONI T808/8243 Derry will made 19 March 1747/1748 approved 19 July 1749. John JACKSON of Tobermore in Kilerenaghan parish County Londonderry, to be buried in Ballynesareen old church. Sons Hugh and Luke, daughter Martha a minor. Son Luke is an apprentice. Brother-in-law Capt. William Ash RAINEY, executor son Hugh. Overseers my brother Clark and my sister by law Martha JACKSON. Witnesses John REA: Thomas STANTON: John CLEMENTS. Probate to executor, seal only a blob of wax.

[NOTE: The parish of Kilerenaghan is known now as: Kilcronaghan. This abstract was done by Tenison Arthur Groves (abt 1864-1938). He was a genealogist who has left records of thousands of transcriptions and notes which he did over a period of more than forty years. Most importantly, he left us copious notes of documents whose originals were lost in the 1922 fire of the Public Records Office in Dublin.]

 

This abstract contains several key bits of information that leads us to others:

·       John Jackson died sometime between making his will in March 1748 (current calendar) and having it probated in July 19, 1749.

·       At the time of the will, John’s sons Hugh and Luke were over the age of 21, and daughter Martha was a minor. This means that Hugh and Luke were born before 1727 and Martha would have been born after that date.

·       Luke Jackson was an apprentice – most likely in the Clothworkers’ or Drapers’ guild.

·       Clark Jackson is a brother of John Jackson. NOTE: The forename of Clark is likely significant. Some of the Clarke family of Maghera lived at Drumballyhagan Clark, on the northerly border of Fortwilliam. For several decades, there were significant familial and business connections between the Jacksons and Clarkes.  Was the mother of Clark Jackson a member of the Clark family? I have assembled a page of Snippets of Jackson-Clark connections. Other bits:

o   CLARKS OF MAGHERA HOUSE, now Largantogher, Co. Derry... The first of the family to settle in Ulster was John Clark, who came from Lancashire. In 1690, he took a lease of the lands of Fortna Clark and Longfield from the Draper’s Company, and a few later acquired by purchase from Montgomery of Grey Abbey the estate of Maghera (now Larantogher), where the family have reside ever since. He married Jane, sister of the Rev. Fulke White, first Presbyterian Minister of Broughshane, Co. Antrim, and ancestor of the famous Field-Marshall Sir George White, V.C. of Whitehall, Co. Antrim  (see No. 224 Rev Fulke White). Their son Jackson Clark, born 1695, was admitted a freeman of Derry, and died in 1756. The name of Jackson, since so generally adopted by the family as almost to make a hyphenated surname, seems to indicate a relationship with the Jacksons of Jackson Hall, Coleraine. At all events, Ensign Thomas Jackson, one of Derry’s defenders, was a near neighbour of theirs at Tobermore (see: No. 140)...... SOURCE: Fighters of Derry: Their Deeds and Descendants, Being a Chronicle of Events in Ireland During the Revolutionary Period, 1688-91 W.R. Young, (London, 1932).

o   Ensign Thomas JACKSON of Derry Loneriados who in his muster of the forces for Derry has the following line: From Tubbermore, we Ensign Jackson saw. This is Tobermore, near Castle Dawson. From other sources [What other sources?] we know that Ensign Thomas Jackson resided at Drumbally, Hagan Clark, Tobermore in the vicinity of the Jackson Clarke’s estate of Larantogher. The Jacksons like the Jacksons of Castle Dawson, came from Westmorland, and were connected by association, if not by blood. The original settlers of the Jackson name came to Ulster in Charles I’s reign. There were two brothers, viz. Launcelot, at Ballymacarret, in 1639, and Thomas, who obtained about the same time a lien on lands in the vicinity of Coleraine from the Irish Society. … SOURCE: Fighters of Derry: Their Deeds and Descendants, Being a Chronicle of Events in Ireland During the Revolutionary Period, 1688-91 W.R. Young, (London, 1932).

o   Messrs. Alexander and William Clark, of Maghera, and Alexander Clark, of Upperland, Esq., are descended] from this Ensign Jackson. SOURCE:  A History of the Siege of Londonderry and Defence of Enniskillen, in 1688 and 1689. Rev. John Graham. Maclear & Co. Publishers, Toronto. 1873

o   The CLARKEs of Maghera are supposedly related also to the BOYDs of Kilmarnock. They became matrimonially connected with the Higgisons, Strawbridges, Courtenays, and Boyds; the latter of whom deduce their origin in uninterrupted descent from the celebrated Boyds of Kilmarnock in Scotland: some of the Boyds, in virtue of the above alliance, still possess a considerable landed property in the above country. Some of the Mac Atdeys married into this family, but changed their names to Boyd, in order to inherit the paternal estates. One of these, the late Hugh Mac Auley Boyd, Esq., sent in 1784, ambassador to the Court of Candy, by Lord Macartney, governor general of India, (reputed by some as the author of that still celebrated political work, called the Letters of Junius,) has left a son, Hugh Stuart Boyd, who is equal in elegant accomplishments to his father, and his superior in classic attainments; and especially in his profound knowledge of the Greek language, and the most illustrious writers of antiquity. He possesses a part of these estates, extending to, and comprehending Red Bay, near Glenarm. SOURCE: An Account of the Infancy, Religious and Literary Life of Adam CLARKE  Ed. Joseph Butterworth. Bulmer Clarke, Trinity College, Cambridge. 1833. P4-

·       William Ash Rainey (1703-1776) was a brother-in-law. His sister, Sarah Ash (1698-?), was of John Jackson’s wife. The addition of Rainey to his surname of Ash came from their mother’s name: Elizabeth Rainey.

o   SOURCE: A website hosted by Robert Ashe detailing the history of the Ash family includes copious references to The Ash MSS, a splendid document that most people doing family histories would give their eye teeth for. It was written in 1735, by Lieut. Colonel Thomas Ash, and was published by Henry Tyler in 1890, thanks to Thomas Ashe’s grand-daughter who edited it (I do not know her name). This document records that Sarah Ash, third daughter of Lieut. Colonel Thomas Ash, was born in October 1698; she was married unknown and without consent. She had 15 children, of which there is living but William, Hugh and Luke; she lives now in Ballymaguigan. NOTE: The townland of Ballymaguigan, Parish of Artrea, Barony of Loughinsholin, is about 5 miles SE of Tobermore, close enough to be considered as part of neighbourhood.

·       Since the will does not mention Sarah Ash (1698-?), I presume that she predeceased her husband. My hunch is that she died sometime after the Ash Memoir was written, but before her husband’s will – hence btw 1735-1747. By the time she was 37 years old, the year that the Ashe Manuscript was written, she had already given birth to 15 children, and buried 11 of them. It is not unlikely that she died giving birth.

 

JACKSONs of Tobermore – My Speculative Tree

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1-Capt. William JACKSON  + Unknown (Possibly a CLARK). NOTE: He is not the Capt William Jackson (abt1666-1712) of Coleraine, son of William Jackson (1628-1688) of Coleraine.

  • SOURCES: There are a range of sources, which taken together make a compelling case for this place of Capt. William Jackson at the head of what is known so far of this tree:
    • There are two deeds recorded between William JACKSON of Forthwilliam, Parish of Killeronaghan, Co Londonderry  of 1 pt & Simon ROWE Clke, Rector of  Parish of Ballynascreen in said Co. of other pt. for £350 lands near Ballynascreen. ROD 54-328-35929 dated October 20, 1727, records William Jackson jr. as a witness, while ROD 64-106-42833 dated March 9, 1729 records Clark Jackson as a witness.
    • A decade later, ROD 88-77-61667 dated July 29, 1737 was between Wm. JACKSON Sen. & Wm. JACKSON jr. both of Fortwilliam in the Parish of Killcronaghan, Co. Londonderry, Gent of the one part & Bellingham MAULEVERER Ck. Rector of Maghere in sd. Co. Of the other. Leased corn mill & lands in of Dunarnan Owenreagh Cavanreagh Moneyconey Tullybrick – parish of Ballynaforeen, Co. Londonderry. NOTE: These townlands are five of the townlands that were once known as Six Towns and were originally church lands in the Parish of Ballynascreen.
    • Then there is the marriage agreement in ROD: 100-285-70704, dated January 20, 1740 between William JACKSON Fortwilliam Parish of Killcranachan, Co Londonderry Gent of 1 pt & Walter LINDSAY of Cahow Esq. & Barbara CORNWALL of Cornwalls Grove, spinster both in Barony of Dungannon Co. Tyrone Esq. The last will and testament of John CORNWALL late of Cornwall’s Grove of other pt. Marriage intended to be had btw William JACKSON jr son of sd William JACKSON & Miss Martha CORNWALL, daughter of John and Barbara CORNWALL… lands of Ballynasarren [aka Ballynascreen]. NOTE: The parents of Martha Cornwall were John Cornwall (1666-1731) and Barbara Lindsay (1674-1747). Walter Lindsay (??-1742) was a brother of Barbara Lindsay, and both were children of Dr. Alexander Lindsay..
    • John Jackson allegedly had three sons: William, Hugh and Luke. William was not mentioned in the will, but he was mentioned in the Ash manuscript.
    • ROD: 206-33-134742 dated December 31, 1759 : Btw Luke JACKSON of Ternafau in Co Londonderry Gent John STITT of Gortnagilly in sd County Gent & Martha STITT otherwise JACKSON his wife & John STEVENSON of Fortwilliam Luke JACKSON, John STITT & Martha his wife did  convey 6 townlands of Ballynaseeran for £350. NOTE the continuity of these townlands and the associated fee of £350.
    • His rank as Captain comes from ROD: 101-172-70503 dated January 20, 1740: Lease by Catherine ROWLEY of City of Dublin spinster & Rowley HILL of Walworth, Co. Londonderry esq. to William JACKSON Jr of Dunnigrenan Parish of Kileronaghan, Co Londonderry Surgeon bearing date  the 17th day of June 1735 whereby Catherine ROWLEY demised to said William JACKSON  all that part of the half town of Dunnigrennan formerly held by David BIGOTT John McMICHAEL together with the old Highway from the househead  wherein Gillaspy M’CONNAGHY formerly lived to the Flush called Dunigrinen Flush also that part of the town of Tobermore cont 3 tenements ranging to the street of Tobermore Town on the South and to a road or way  of forty foot broad of the rere made  out of Tobermore town to Dungrinene Fort on the West which was served out of this demise… more description.. were demised by Hugh ROWLEY to Robert Mc[???]  and the same was held by Capt William JACKSON father to the said William JACKSON excepting unto the said Catherine ROWLEY & Rowley Hill the meadow next to the flush which Hugh ROWLEY kept to his own use. All to William JACKSON jr for lives of said Wm JACKSON jr.  Ann CUNNINGHAM jr daughter of Gorges CUNNINGHAM of Spring Hill, Co. Londonderry & Martha CORNWALL daughter of John CORNWALL of Mullaghmargaret Co. Tyrone Gent. WITNESS: Letitia HILL, spinster, John CORNWALL sadler George MOORE Public Notary all of City of Dublin.
    • Finally, ROD: 456-436-293495 (and there may be other deeds that I have yet to unearth): William JACKSON of Fort William Co Londonderry Gent of 1st pt. set to Wm YOUNG 2/3rd pts of Cavenreagh & being part of 6 Church land towns of Ballynascreen for term of 7 years. NOTE: Regrettably, I did not record the date of this memorial. I found it in JACKSON - YOUNG Names Index 1786-1794

2-John JACKSON d. Between 1747 and 1748. He lived at Tobermore, Kilcronaghan, Londonderry, and was buried at Ballynascreen Old Graveyard, Sixtowns, Draperstown, Co. Londonderry. He married Sarah ASH b. 1 Oct 1698, d. Between 1735 and 1748. Her parents were. Lieut. Col. Thomas ASHE and Elizabeth RAINEY

SOURCE:

    • Sarah Ash, third daughter of Lieut. Colonel Thomas Ash, was born in October 1698; she was married unknown and without consent. She had 15 children, of which there is living but William, Hugh and Luke; she lives now in Ballymaguigan. Ash Manuscript.
    • In my 2013 diary, I indicated that the marriage had been in 1713 - this would mean that Sarah ASH was 15 years old when she married. Unfortunately, I recorded no source for this, but if it is true, then it would explain her marriage being without consent.

o   Sarah, the third daughter of Captain Ash by his second marriage, became the wife of Mr. John Jackson, by whom she had three sons, William, Hugh, and Luke. Mackenzie's Memorials of the Siege of Derry: Including His Narrative and Its Vindication. John Mackenzie with notes by W.D.Killen D.D.. 1861

 

3-William JACKSON d. Between 1735 and 1748

§  SOURCE: William Jackson was not mentioned in John Jackson’s 1747 will, but was mentioned in the 1735 Ash Manuscript as still living. It may be a coincidence that the Dr. William JACKSON, who I have now included as his uncle, died in 1745. I may have the latter placed incorrectly.

3-Hugh JACKSON b. Bef 1727. d aft 1754. NOTE: I know nothing more. There are many Hugh JACKSONs in Co. Monaghan and Co. Down, but their dates and parent’s names are not a fit.

3-Luke JACKSON b. Bef 1727. d probably aft 1759

SOURCE: The last memorial that mentions him: ROD: 206-33-134742. Dec 31, 1759. JACKSON-STEPHENSON Book Index 1758-1768 Btw Luke JACKSON of Ternafau in Co Londonderry Gent John STITT of Gortnagilly in sd County Gent & Martha STITT otherwise JACKSON his wife & John STEVENSON of Fortwilliam Luke JACKSON, John STITT & Martha his wife did  convey 6 townlands of Ballynaseeran for £350.

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-JACKSON d. Bef 1735 SOURCE: Ash Manuscript

3-Martha JACKSON b. After 1727, d. After 1748 +John STITT +Gelwyn Neal McNEAL m. Bef 1760. CAUTION: I have entered two possible husbands for Martha  – one (or neither) of them may have been hers. The likelihood of both of them being her husband is slim since the two deeds were only seven months apart.

SOURCES:

    • ROD:206-33-134742. Dec 31 1759 Btw Luke JACKSON of Ternafau in Co Londonderry Gent John STITT of Gortnagilly in sd County Gent & Martha STITT otherwise JACKSON his wife & John STEVENSON of Fortwilliam Luke JACKSON, John STITT & Martha his wife did  convey 6 townlands of Ballynaseeran for 350 pounds.
      • There is a Family tree with no sources: Descendants of John Stitt
        1 John Stitt
        +Martha Jackson 1732 - 1800
               2 James Stitt 1773 – 1844  + Colborn Elizabeth Steele 1783 - 1848
                    3 William Stitt 1797 - 1824
                    3 John Stitt 1800 - 1829
                    3 Martha Stitt 1802 – 1838 + Jackson
                         4 Luke Jackson
                         4 Matilda Jackson
                         4 James Jackson
    • ROD: 203-524-136573 July 17, 1760. McNEIL-STEVENSON Book Index 1758-1768. Gelwn Neal McNEAL & Martha McNEAL otherwise JACKSON his wife of Culbane, Co Londonderry of the one pt & John STEVENSON and Barbara STEVENSON otherwise JACKSON his wife of Fort William in the said County... townland of Mullaghmarget in Co Tyrone. NOTE: She would have been a cousin of Barbara STEVENSON.
    • Material for a McNeale Pedigree. Published in The Irish Genealogist Vol I, No. II 1942 p327-333 DANIEL MCNEILL, Doctor of Medicine, Monaghan. Son Henry. Nephews Revd. Daniel and John McNeill. Cousin Mrs. Eliza Ash. Brother John McNeill. Cousin Luke Jackson. Dated 31 Jan. 1787. Proved 11 March 1788. (Prerog. Will).NOTE: We do not yet know whether Dr. Daniel McNEILL was related to Gelwn Neal McNEAL, possible husband of this Martha McNEAL, but he was related to both the Ash family and the Jacksons, His mother Mary Ashe was a daughter of Lieut Col Thomas Ash and Elizabeth Rainey, as was Sarah Ash, the mother of Luke Jackson. SEE: Extract from "The Ash MSS, written in the year 1735, by Lieut. Colonel Thomas Ash", published by Henry Tyler (1890): Mary, the second daughter, was born in June 1697; she married without consent and unknown to her parents to John McNeill, who was after Doctor to Col. Kane's Regiment til it was broke. He was three times in America, but had no success. She had seven children to him, Thomas, Elisabeth, Mary, John, Hanna, Katherin, and Daniel, of which there are six living and one dead. Dr. McNeill died at Muff in 1732; left a poor widow and 7 children behind him. Her father had her family to maintain during her husband's absence for several years. She and her children are now in Magherafelt, which her father must maintain.

2-Clark JACKSON d. After 19 Mar 1748

SOURCE: He was witness to a deed in 1729, hence was of age and therefore born before 1707. ROD: 64-106-42833. May 9, 1729: Btw William JACKSON of Forthwilliam, Parish of Killeronaghan, Co Londonderry  of 1 pt & Simon ROWE Clke, Rector of  Parish of Ballynascreen in said Co.  of other pt. for £350 lands near Ballynascreen. One of the witnesses was Clarke JACKSON of Fortwilliam, Co Derry, Gent. & John DOWNING of City of Dublin, Gent.

o   His mother may have been a CLARK: From Tubbermore we Ensign Jackson saw." Messrs. Alexander and William Clark, of Maghera, and Alexander Clark, of Upperland, Esq., are descended from this Ensign [Thomas] Jackson. SOURCE: A History of the Siege of Londonderry and Defence of Enniskillen, in 1688 and 1689. Rev. John Graham. Maclear & Co. Publishers, Toronto. 1873.

3- Adam JACKSON. Birth: Abt 1725 in of Drumballyhagen Co. Londonderry

2-Dr. William JACKSON b bef 1706 d. abt 1745 + Martha CORNWALL b. Abt 1712, m. 20 Jan 1740, par. John CORNWALL (1666-1731) of Mullaghmargaret, Co. Tyrone, Gent and Barbara LINDSAY. NOTE: A John CORNWALL of Co. Tyrone was listed as one of the defenders at the siege of Derry, but no additional information was given. His name also appears in An Act For the Attainder of divers Rebels▪, and for preserving the Interest of Loyal Subjects. The John CORNWALL, father of Martha, would have been 12 years old at the time. Perhaps the reference was to his father.

SOURCES:

o   In 1727, a William Jackson jr. who witnessed a memorial would have been more than 21 years old at the time, hence born bef 1706.

o   He was named as a living son in 1735 in the Ashe MSS, and that fact was not disputed in Mackenzie's Memorials of the Siege of Derry: Including His Narrative and Its Vindication. John Mackenzie with notes by W.D.Killen D.D.. 1861: Sarah, the third daughter of Captain Ash by his second marriage, became the wife of Mr. John Jackson, by whom she had three sons, William, Hugh, and Luke.

o   A will was probated in 1745 for a Dr. William Jackson of Derry, Dunigrunan, Kilcronaghan. It is mentioned in a list of wills – no detail. NOTE: There is no record of such a townland - the spelling may have changed - but the parish is a fit.

o   In 1740, he was referred to as William JACKSON Jr of Dunnigrenan Parish of Kilcronaghan, Co Londonderry Surgeon

    • I doubt that this fits, but one version of the JACKSONs of Co. Down alleges: Miss Vance, of Coagh, his daughter, mar. Andrew Jackson, of the family of the Jacksons of Tubbermore and Fortwilliam, near Magherafeldt, and had President Andrew JACKSON.  SOURCE: Irish Pedigrees or The Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation. Vol II. John O’Hart.1892. p557. NOTE: In this same family tree, John JACKSON (1667-1725) and Katherine McKINEY had three sons who were medical doctors: Joseph, Thomas & John. There was also a daughter named Martha. The first known person in this tree is a Robert JACKSON. See: Jackson of Co. Down. Much of this line is traced by D.J. McCartney in The Ulster Jacksons: From Cumbia to the White House Shenandoah and Australia. Published by Carrickfergus Borough Council. 1997. The author made a valiant attempt to sort out the various strands of line of Jacksons who settled in Ireland in the mid-1600s, but many of the lines remained muddled.

3-Barbara JACKSON  b. bet 1740-1745+John STEVENSON.

SOURCE:

    • Adrian J M Stevenson’s site: In the 1750s John Stevenson, the eldest son, married Barbara Jackson, an only child, thus coming into the property of Fortwilliam, Tobermore, Co Derry.  His branch of the family appears to have lived mainly on the income of their properties; my information on that branch is far from complete: it seems that Fortwilliam ceased to be in their ownership in the early 1900s.
    • ROD: 203-524-136573 July 17, 1760. McNEIL-STEVENSON Book Index 1758-1768. Gelwn Neal McNEAL & Martha McNEAL otherwise JACKSON his wife of Culbane, Co Londonderry of the one pt & John STEVENSON and Barbara STEVENSON otherwise JACKSON his wife of Fort William in the said County... townland of Mullaghmarget in Co Tyrone. NOTE: She would have been a cousin of Martha McNEAL.

 

Derry Probate records (shaded ones are in this tree):

Jackson

John

1749

W

Tobermore/Kilcronaghan

 

Jackson

John

1792

W

Shanevye/Aghanloo

 

Jackson

John

1662

W

Balteagh

(will date only)

Jackson

Samuel

1820

AB

Rathfat Aughanlet

 

Jackson

William

1700

AB

 

 

Jackson

William

1745

W

Dunigrunan/Kilcronaghan

Doctor

             

Tobermore: MISC bits parked here (so I don’t forget them)

o   In an index of The Belfast Newsletter, p3 14 - 17 Dec. 1790. Advertisement: stolen dropped thief lands =Phillips, Alexander heifer =Jackson,Thomas+Tobermore.

o   1920, Aug 11. Sir Hiram Shaw Wilkinson (1840–1926), of Moneyshanemore, Tobermore, Derry, a friend of Sir Thomas Jackson (1841-1915), wrote to Lady Jackson and shared inside knowledge of his approach to German participation in HSBC board. He was a leading British judge and diplomat, serving in China and Japan, and was the son of John Wilkinson Esq., of Belfast and Annabella Shaw, daughter of William Shaw, Esq., of Holden's Valley, Co. Down

o   William SMITH was the eldest son of Rev. John SMITH., of Cowling in Craven and Boudgate, Yorkshire, by Deborah Warwick his wife. His father matric. at Christ Church, Oxford, 18 June, 1624, aged 17 ; B.A. 1627 {Foster's Alum. Oxon.) ; and became R. of Enniskillen ; dying in Dublin 1653. P. Will dated 8 Feb., 1652, proved in Prer. Court of Canterbury 28 Sep., 1653, and probate granted to his widow in Ireland 30 July, 1655. In it he mentions his brothers-in-law — Dr. Margetson, Stephen Jackson, Dr. Pullein, James Brooke (Alderman of York), and William Bramhall. … He received a grant from the Crown of over 1,800 acres in the Counties of Monaghan, Cavan and Fermanagh on March 12, 1667. He m. in 1662 Katherine, dau. of William Rowley, of Tobermore, Derry (by Mary, dau. of John Dillon, of Castle Dillon, Armagh), and sister of Hugh ROWLEY., of Culmore, and of Edward ROWLEY. They had three sons — viz., (1) Edward, of Clonlagh, Co. Monaghan. P. Will dated 6 Aug., 1715, proved 6 Dec, 1717, by his only surviving brother Henry, to whom he left his property. He died s.p. ; (2) Rev. William Smyth, Rector of Loughgilly, q.v. ; (3) Henry, merchant of Dublin, d. circa 1721/2 ; and four daus. — viz., Deborah, who m. (1) Rev. Robert Houghton, R. of Stabannon q.v. ; (2) Arthur, son of Capt. William Jones ; Catherine, Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth, who all married. Archd. Smyth died in Dublin, and was bur. in St. Nicholas', Dublin, on Feb. 11, 1672/3 (Irish Builder, 1889, p. 200). His P. Will, dated 8 Feb., 1672, was proved by his widow Katherine 23 July, 1673. In it he mentions Lieut. Smith, Enniskillen ; Lieut. Shregly, Edward and Hugh Rowley and his three sons and three eldest daus., etc. Appointed " my good friend Mr. Wm. Smith, Treasurer of the Cathedral, Armagh, and Mr. John Coghill " overseers, and his wife Katherine sole exor. SOURCE:  Armagh clergy and parishes: being an account of the clergy of the Church of Ireland in the Diocese of Armagh, from the earliest period, with historical notices of the several parishes, churches, &c . James B. Leslie.  p52.

 

 

 

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