Home Biographies History Places Documents Letters Family Tree Misc. Contact NEW Blog

 

This four generations of OLIVERs start in Armagh in the late 1600s and connect to my great-great grandmother, Eliza OLIVER, the mother of David JACKSON. I am experimenting with a new format, which will hopefully work. Another way to access this data is through my tree at Rootsweb. Please let me know if you see errors, hunches that are unwarranted, or if you can add anything else to the information on these ancestors. All is appreciated.
Sharon Oddie Brown. January 20, 2012

 

 

Descendants of William Oliver
Generation 1
1.

WILLIAM1 OLIVER1 was born before 1700. He married Elizabeth HARDY before 1724.

 

William Oliver had the following children:
2. i.

BENJAMIN2 OLIVER4 was born in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. He died in 1770 in Ballinahonebeg, Co. Armagh5.

 

3. ii.

DAVID OLIVER6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 was born on 31 Dec 1725 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh24. He died in Feb 1806 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh25, 26, 27. He married Susannah Walker before 1764. She died in Mar 1808 in Ballyrea, Co. Armagh28, 29, 30.

 

4. iii.

JOSEPH OLIVER31 was born on 11 Feb 1727 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh32. He died between 1794-1796 in Ballynahonebeg, Co. Armagh33. He married Jane Oats, daughter of Thomas Oats and Anne Murray in 1764. She was born in Apr 1728. She died before 1798.

 

iv.

ELIZABETH OLIVER was born on 11 Apr 172835.

 

5. v.

WILLIAM OLIVER36, 37, 38 was born about 1730 in of Ballyrea or Farmacaffley, Co. Armagh. He died in 1816 in of Ennislare, Co. Armagh39, 40. He married Elizabeth Steel on 27 Aug 1757 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Church of Ireland, City of Armagh41. She was born in of Drummad, Co. Armagh.

 

Generation 2
2.

BENJAMIN2 OLIVER (William1)4 was born in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. He died in 1770 in Ballinahonebeg, Co. Armagh5.

 

Benjamin Oliver had the following children:
i.

ARTHUR3 OLIVER42.  He died about 1793 in Ballinahonebeg, Co. Armagh.

 

ii.

WILLIAM OLIVER was born in 1727 in Co. Armagh, Ireland43.

 

3.

DAVID2 OLIVER (William1)6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 was born on 31 Dec 1725 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh24. He died in Feb 1806 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh25, 26, 27. He married Susannah Walker before 1764. She died in Mar 1808 in Ballyrea, Co. Armagh28, 29, 30.

 

David Oliver and Susannah Walker had the following children:
6. i.

MARTHA3 OLIVER44 was born in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. She died after 1845. She married Nathaniel Leslie, son of William Leslie on 02 Sep 1803 in First Presbyterian, City of Armagh46, 47, 48. He was born in of Drumaconver, Co. Armagh.

 

7. ii.

ANNE OLIVER49, 50 was born in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh51. She died in Probably Dundalk, Co. Louth52. She married Samuel Elgee, son of William Elgee and Mary Prole on 22 Apr 1801. He was born about 1759 in of Rochvale, townland of Corcreeghy, parish of Kilmore, Co.Monaghan53.

 

iii.

BENJAMIN OLIVER54, 55, 56 was born in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. He died between 1837-1840 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh57, 58.

 

8. iv.

MARGARET OLIVER59 was born about 1775 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh60. She married Patrick McClelland, son of Samuel McClelland in 180761. He was born in of Ballybay, Co. Monaghan.

 

9.
v.

JOSEPH OLIVER62 was born about 1764 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh63, 64. He died on 01 Nov 1837 in Tullymore, Co. Armagh65, 66, 67. He married (1) CATHERINE UNNAMED between 1826-1831. She died after 1846. He married (2) JANE HAMILTON, daughter of James Hamilton about 1804. She was born in 1763 in Of Tullymore, Co. Armagh69. She died on 13 Jul 1826 in Tullymore, Co. Armagh70.

 

Generation 2 (con't)
9.
v.

JOSEPH OLIVER62 was born about 1764 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh63, 64. He died on 01 Nov 1837 in Tullymore, Co. Armagh65, 66, 67. He married (1) CATHERINE UNNAMED between 1826-1831. She died after 1846. He married (2) JANE HAMILTON, daughter of James Hamilton about 1804. She was born in 1763 in Of Tullymore, Co. Armagh69. She died on 13 Jul 1826 in Tullymore, Co. Armagh70.

 

10. vi.

WILLIAM OLIVER was born about 1764 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh71. He died in 1844 in Laragh, Co. Monaghan72, 73. He married Mary Anne Hyde about 1809.

 

4.

JOSEPH2 OLIVER (William1)31 was born on 11 Feb 1727 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh32. He died between 1794-1796 in Ballynahonebeg, Co. Armagh33. He married Jane Oats, daughter of Thomas Oats and Anne Murray in 1764. She was born in Apr 1728. She died before 1798.

 

Joseph Oliver and Jane Oats had the following children:
i.

JOHN3 OLIVER74, 75 was born after 1764. He died between 1796-1798.

 

11. ii.

MARY OLIVER74 was born after 1764 in of Kennedies. She died after 1801. She married John Mackay on 31 Mar 1798 in First Armagh Presbyterian Church78. He was born in Ballyards.

 

iii.

ELIZABETH OLIVER74 was born after 1764 in of Kennedies. She died after 1798.

 

5.

WILLIAM2 OLIVER (William1)36, 37, 38 was born about 1730 in of Ballyrea or Farmacaffley, Co. Armagh. He died in 1816 in of Ennislare, Co. Armagh39, 40. He married Elizabeth Steel on 27 Aug 1757 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Church of Ireland, City of Armagh41. She was born in of Drummad, Co. Armagh.

 

Notes for William Oliver:

Blin Brown's notes "The Olivers came from France originally & settled around Armagh. At one time, they owned lots of landed property, Killylea & Lisnadill districts. They has ? connections too."

GILFORD CASTLE NOTES: from Blin: Silver Oliver was Dean of Armagh & his son, Silver Oliver married Maria Oliver. This Silver Oliver was Doctor of Loughgall, Co. Armagh.

SOURCE: <http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/2240.html>  William Silver Oliver entered military service, serving mainly in India. He ended his career as Surgeon General.

 

 

William Oliver and Elizabeth Steel had the following children:
12. i.

WILLIAM3 OLIVER80, 81 was born in of Ennislare. He died in 1854 in Brootally, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh82. He married Elizabeth Ballantyne before 1828. She was born about 1805 in Bellaghy, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh83.

 

13. ii.

JANE OLIVER.  She married John McCullagh about 1801. He died in 1818 in late of Kearney Hill, Co. Armagh85, 86.

 

iii.

ELIZABETH OLIVER87.  She married William Vance on 01 May 1803 in First Presbyterian, City of Armagh88. He was born in from ?Castle Cawfield?, Co. Tyrone89.

 

iv.

JAMES OLIVER90 was born in of Ennislare, Co. Armagh. He died in 1853 in Brootally, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh91.

 

14. v.

BENJAMIN OLIVER92 was born about 1765 in of Ennislare - possibly after birth93. He died on 01 Jul 1831 in Killynure, Co. Armagh94, 95. He married Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Thomas Bradford and Elizabeth Breakey about 1806. She was born in 1785 in Probably Cavananore, Co. Louth. She died on 12 Jul 1825 in Probably Killynure97.

 

vi.

FRANCES OLIVER98, 99 was born before 1770. She died before 14 Jan 1837 in of Enagh, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh102.

 

Notes for Frances Oliver:

NOTE TO SELF: I have a probate of a will to be checked when I get home. April 11, 2006.

 

Generation 2 (con't)
vi.

FRANCES OLIVER98, 99 was born before 1770. She died before 14 Jan 1837 in of Enagh, Parish of Lisnadill, Co. Armagh102.

 

Notes for Frances Oliver:

NOTE TO SELF: I have a probate of a will to be checked when I get home. April 11, 2006.

 

Generation 3
6.

MARTHA3 OLIVER (David2, William1)44 was born in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh. She died after 1845. She married Nathaniel Leslie, son of William Leslie on 02 Sep 1803 in First Presbyterian, City of Armagh46, 47, 48. He was born in of Drumaconver, Co. Armagh.

 

Nathaniel Leslie and Martha Oliver had the following child:
15. i.

DAVID4 LESLIE103 was born after 1803. He married SARAH MCCLELLAND.

 

7.

ANNE3 OLIVER (David2, William1)49, 50 was born in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh51. She died in Probably Dundalk, Co. Louth52. She married Samuel Elgee, son of William Elgee and Mary Prole on 22 Apr 1801. He was born about 1759 in of Rochvale, townland of Corcreeghy, parish of Kilmore, Co.Monaghan53.

 

Notes for Samuel Elgee:

There may be a tie in to the ELGEE family that included the mother of Oscar WILDE.

 

Samuel Elgee and Anne Oliver had the following child:
i.

MARGARET4 ELGEE.  She married Richard Scarlett on 05 Apr 1837. He died in of Middletown, Co. Armagh.

 

8.

MARGARET3 OLIVER (David2, William1)59 was born about 1775 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh60. She married Patrick McClelland, son of Samuel McClelland in 180761. He was born in of Ballybay, Co. Monaghan.

 

Patrick McClelland and Margaret Oliver had the following children:
i.

SAMUEL4 MCCLELLAND104 was born in Mar 1803 in Laragh.

 

ii.

MARGARET MCCLELLAND105 was born in May 1805 in Laragh.

 

iii.

DAVID MCCLELLAND106, 107 was born in Aug 1808 in Laragh.

 

iv.

SUSANNAH MCCLELLAND107, 108 was born in Aug 1808 in Laragh.

 

9.

JOSEPH3 OLIVER (David2, William1)62 was born about 1764 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh63, 64. He died on 01 Nov 1837 in Tullymore, Co. Armagh65, 66, 67. He married (1) CATHERINE UNNAMED between 1826-1831. She died after 1846. He married (2) JANE HAMILTON, daughter of James Hamilton about 1804. She was born in 1763 in Of Tullymore, Co. Armagh69. She died on 13 Jul 1826 in Tullymore, Co. Armagh70.

 

Notes for Joseph Oliver:

 

 

 

 

 

Notes for Catherine Unnamed:

There is a Catherine Oliver who was interred Oct 30, 1866 at age 75 in St. Marks BMDs (ergo born 1791 and therefore aged 40 at birth of son - which might make sense given the possibility of her being the second marriage of Joseph) at St Marks where the burial of John Elliot OLIVER is also recorded.They are both recorded as being of Armagh

 

Generation 3 (con't)
Joseph Oliver and Catherine Unnamed had the following child:
i.

JOHN ELLIOT4 OLIVER was born about 1831. He died about 26 Jun 1850.

 

10.

WILLIAM3 OLIVER (David2, William1) was born about 1764 in probably Ballyrea, Co. Armagh71. He died in 1844 in Laragh, Co. Monaghan72, 73. He married Mary Anne Hyde about 1809.

 

William Oliver and Mary Anne Hyde had the following children:
i.

WILLIAM4 OLIVER was born after 1809.

 

Notes for William Oliver:

Emigrated to Kansas after troubles at the Laragh mill which included his arrest. He was age 18 when he left.

 

ii.

JOSEPH OLIVER110 was born after 1809. He died in 1883111. He married Alice Fealy in 1836112, 113. She was born in 1825. She died in 1907.

 

11.

MARY3 OLIVER (Joseph2, William1)74 was born after 1764 in of Kennedies. She died after 1801. She married John Mackay on 31 Mar 1798 in First Armagh Presbyterian Church78. He was born in Ballyards.

 

John Mackay and Mary Oliver had the following children:
i.

JANE4 MACKAY114 was born in 1799 in Kennedies, Co. Armagh115.

 

ii.

MARTHA MACKAY was born in 1800 in Kennedies, Co. Armagh116.

 

iii.

JOSEPH MACKAY117 was born in 1801 in Kennedies, Co. Armagh118.

 

12.

WILLIAM3 OLIVER (William2, William1)80, 81 was born in of Ennislare. He died in 1854 in Brootally, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh82. He married Elizabeth Ballantyne before 1828. She was born about 1805 in Bellaghy, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh83.

 

Notes for William Oliver:

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches

p 268 (taken from Griffith's Valuation 1839) At Laragh, William Oliver had bleaching mills, a flax mill and a corn mill. "Beetling mill: 1/Water wheel 16 ft. diameter by 4 ft. wide buckets. Flax mill. 1/water wheel 16 ft diameter by 5.5 ft wide buckets. Corn mill. 1/water wheel 16.5 ft. diameter by 5ft wide buckets."

 

 

William Oliver and Elizabeth Ballantyne had the following children:
16. i.

ANDREW4 OLIVER119.  He married MARY JANE HAYES. She was born in likely Maghery Kilcranny, Co. Armagh.

 

17. ii.

WILLIAM OLIVER was born on 27 Jul 1828. He died before 1892 in Killynure House, Co. Armagh. He married MARY ANNE MALLON. She died on 24 Jun 1892120.

 

13.

JANE3 OLIVER (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1).  She married John McCullagh about 1801. He died in 1818 in late of Kearney Hill, Co. Armagh85, 86.

 

John McCullagh and Jane Oliver had the following child:
i.

JOHN4 MCCULLAGH121 was born before 1818 in of Kearney Hill, Co. Armagh.

 

14.

BENJAMIN3 OLIVER (William2, William1)92 was born about 1765 in of Ennislare - possibly after birth93. He died on 01 Jul 1831 in Killynure, Co. Armagh94, 95. He married Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Thomas Bradford and Elizabeth Breakey about 1806. She was born in 1785 in Probably Cavananore, Co. Louth. She died on 12 Jul 1825 in Probably Killynure97.

 

Notes for Benjamin Oliver:

In the Peerage and Baronetage Book, the father of Eliza OLIVER is given as William. Both Gitta & Wendy Jack research give Ben. Further research has proved them to be correct & Drebbets to be wrong (not the first time). The William is one generation back.

 

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches

p. 263-264 "In 1766 Bryan Burns of Laragh demised to David Oliver of Ballyrea, C. Armagh, the corn mill called Lough Egish mill. Oliver was already in the linen trade in Co. Armagh. The corn mill seemingly was changed into a beetling mill. It would appear that the concern got into debt and was 'rescued' by D McTear who in the process received a lien on the property. When David Oliver died, there was some difficulty in settling the estate. In 1815, the Court of Chancery ordered that in consideration of outstanding debts being discharged, McTear should assign the bleaching mill and green, in their actual possession, to Oliver's sons Joseph, William and Benjamin. The bleaching operation was being worked on a reduced scale; part of the mill had been changed into a flax scutching mill and another into a corn mill. It only worked 4 months of the year in total."

 

NOTES FROM BLIN: "Benjamin Oliver bought Killynure and married Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Breakey. Bradford of C.nore (Cavananore)".

 

The name "Oliver" is a Norman and Anglo-Norman name with roots in Ulster and Louth.

 

Although this is as far back as I can go right now, I note that there is a record of a Hugh Oliver who married a Jane Parke and  Jan 6, 1708 and an Elizabeth Oliver who married a Robert Henry in 1711, Nov 28. Also a Martha Oliver who married an Andrew Brown July 30 1719. (Source Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquities of Ireland, Vol 28, 1898. "A List of Marriages copied from the Session Book of the Congregation of Armagh by William Frazier F.R.C.S.I."]

 

Generation 3 (con't)

BENJAMIN3 OLIVER (William2, William1)92 was born about 1765 in of Ennislare - possibly after birth93. He died on 01 Jul 1831 in Killynure, Co. Armagh94, 95. He married Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Thomas Bradford and Elizabeth Breakey about 1806. She was born in 1785 in Probably Cavananore, Co. Louth. She died on 12 Jul 1825 in Probably Killynure97.

 

Notes for Benjamin Oliver:

In the Peerage and Baronetage Book, the father of Eliza OLIVER is given as William. Both Gitta & Wendy Jack research give Ben. Further research has proved them to be correct & Drebbets to be wrong (not the first time). The William is one generation back.

 

SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches

p. 263-264 "In 1766 Bryan Burns of Laragh demised to David Oliver of Ballyrea, C. Armagh, the corn mill called Lough Egish mill. Oliver was already in the linen trade in Co. Armagh. The corn mill seemingly was changed into a beetling mill. It would appear that the concern got into debt and was 'rescued' by D McTear who in the process received a lien on the property. When David Oliver died, there was some difficulty in settling the estate. In 1815, the Court of Chancery ordered that in consideration of outstanding debts being discharged, McTear should assign the bleaching mill and green, in their actual possession, to Oliver's sons Joseph, William and Benjamin. The bleaching operation was being worked on a reduced scale; part of the mill had been changed into a flax scutching mill and another into a corn mill. It only worked 4 months of the year in total."

 

NOTES FROM BLIN: "Benjamin Oliver bought Killynure and married Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Breakey. Bradford of C.nore (Cavananore)".

 

The name "Oliver" is a Norman and Anglo-Norman name with roots in Ulster and Louth.

 

Although this is as far back as I can go right now, I note that there is a record of a Hugh Oliver who married a Jane Parke and  Jan 6, 1708 and an Elizabeth Oliver who married a Robert Henry in 1711, Nov 28. Also a Martha Oliver who married an Andrew Brown July 30 1719. (Source Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquities of Ireland, Vol 28, 1898. "A List of Marriages copied from the Session Book of the Congregation of Armagh by William Frazier F.R.C.S.I."]

 

Benjamin Oliver and Elizabeth Bradford had the following children:
i.

WILLIAM4 OLIVER122 was born between 1807-1811. He died on 15 Oct 1873 in of Killynure, Co. Armagh124, 125, 126.

 

ii.

THOMAS OLIVER127 was born before 22 Oct 1813. He died on 04 May 1867 in of Killynure, Co. Armagh129, 130.

 

18. iii.

ELIZABETH OLIVER131 was born on 10 Apr 1815 in Probably Killinure, Co. Armagh132, 133, 134. She died on 23 Oct 1903 in Probably Urker, Co. Armagh132. She married David Jackson, son of John Jackson and Elizabeth McCullagh on 07 Feb 1838 in 1st Ballybay Presbyterian Church135, 136, 137. He was born on 04 Feb 1814 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh. He died on 11 Nov 1889 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.

 

iv.

JAMES OLIVER138 was born after 1815. He died before 1825.

 

19. v.

ANDREW BRADFORD OLIVER140 was born in 1818 in Ireland141. He died on 27 Nov 1877 in Aughrafin, Killylea, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh142, 143, 144, 145, 146. He married Anne Hanna, daughter of William Hanna on 22 Mar 1843 in Eglish Parish, Co. Armagh147. She was born about 1822 in of Terraskane, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh148. She died on 29 Mar 1891 in Ballyscandle, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh149, 150.

 

vi.

MARY JANE OLIVER151 was born in 1821. She died on 03 Oct 1875 in Ballybay, Co Monaghan152, 153, 154.

 

Generation 4
15.

DAVID4 LESLIE (Martha3 Oliver, David2 Oliver, William1 Oliver)103 was born after 1803. He married SARAH MCCLELLAND.

 

Generation 4 (con't)
David Leslie and Sarah McClelland had the following child:
i.

JOHN5 LESLIE155, 156 was born about 1831.

 

16.

ANDREW4 OLIVER (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)119.  He married MARY JANE HAYES. She was born in likely Maghery Kilcranny, Co. Armagh.

 

Andrew Oliver and Mary Jane Hayes had the following child:
i.

BENJAMIN5 OLIVER was born in 1842 in probably Co. Armagh, Ireland. He died on 21 Sep 1905 in 547 New City Road, Glasgow, Scotland157. He married Grace Orr on 22 Nov 1881 in 395 Crown Street, Glasgow, Scotland158, 159.

 

17.

WILLIAM4 OLIVER (William3, William2, William1) was born on 27 Jul 1828. He died before 1892 in Killynure House, Co. Armagh. He married MARY ANNE MALLON. She died on 24 Jun 1892120.

 

William Oliver and Mary Anne Mallon had the following children:
i.

BENJAMIN5 OLIVER was born in 1841 in probably Killynure, Co. Armagh, Ireland.

 

ii.

SARAH OLIVER was born on 31 Aug 1844 in Probably Killynure, Co. Armagh, Ireland160.

 

18.

ELIZABETH4 OLIVER (Benjamin3, William2, William1)131 was born on 10 Apr 1815 in Probably Killinure, Co. Armagh132, 133, 134. She died on 23 Oct 1903 in Probably Urker, Co. Armagh132. She married David Jackson, son of John Jackson and Elizabeth McCullagh on 07 Feb 1838 in 1st Ballybay Presbyterian Church135, 136, 137. He was born on 04 Feb 1814 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh. He died on 11 Nov 1889 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Oliver:

Eliza's family owned Killynure though the house was smaller than the one subsequently built by Thompson Brown in the mid to late 1800's.

 

The Olivers are buried on Tommy O'Hagan's families land. Cows graze there now. The headstones are flat on the ground, but all writing is long since obliterated.

 

LDS info  gives her birth as about 1815 at Killynure and info on film 0183543. It also mentions a relative Charles JACKSON

 

News clipping from Jeannie Moorhead: "JACKSON - October 23 at her residence, Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Elizabeth, widow of David Jackson, in her 89th year. Funeral to Creggan on Monday at 12 o'clock."  (1903)

 

Money left to her by her sister Mary Jane Oliver related to debt incurred by David Jackson

 

According to Amy Lloyd: Oliver crest was three fishes one below the other. Lady Lifford was a cousin to Elizabeth Oliver. Elizabeth Oliver had one sister, Maria who married Vincent Lifford*, Dean of Armagh, and two brothers. Benjamin lived at Ballanahode, Rookford, and William.

 

 

Notes for David Jackson:

Lived at Urker, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.

 

SOURCE: www.pdelinz.btinternet.co.uk/timelineurker.htm : (NOTE I have capitalized pertinent family names)

There is no mention of a Jackson in the 1766 Census of Creggan under "Urker"

In the Tithe Appointment books of 1828 under "Urchere", the following names: HOUSEHOLDS/LAND - Thomas Ball, Esq., Michael Byrn, Patt Connolly, Cormick Coyle, David Doyle, Samuel GILMER, Patt Grahams, Denis Hearty, Mrs. JACKSON, George Kerfoot, John Kerfoot, Josua Kerfoot, Widow Kerfoot, Francis Lannen, Alex Marks, Patt MeElroy, John McNickle, Patt McShane, Owen Morris, Michale Nugent, Thomas Nugent, Thomas Rowland, Roger Shields, Peter Wade.

In the 1864 Griffiths Valuation under "Urcher", the following names: HOUSEHOLDS - James Begley, Margaret Anne Bernard, Charles Boyle, Cormack Boyle, Patrick Boyle, Bridget Burns, Patrick Conolly, Michael lamb, David Johnston, Daniel Marks, Peter McAulty, Owen McCoy, David McKenna, Owen Morris,  Denis Nugent, Mary Nugent, Rose Nugent, Thomas Nugent, Michael Pidgeon, Peter Reilly, John Rowland, Robert Rowland, William Rowland, William Rowland, Patrick Sheilds, Patrick Wade, LAND: Samuel GILMORE, Michael Lennon, Patrick McElroy, Patrick Nugent.

In the 1901 Census of Ireland under "Urcher", the following names: HOUSEHOLDS - Patrick Begley, James Boyle, Mary Boyle, Peter Conlon, Thomas Corr, William R. Corr, James Duffy, Eliza JACKSON, Hugh largap (?), David Marks, Charles McElroy, Patto McNulty, Owen Morris, Bridget Nugent, Denis Nugent, Isolbel Rowland, Mary Rowland, Robert Rowland, William Rowland, Mary C. Shields.

In the 1935 first NI Revaluation under "Urcher", the following names: HOUSEHOLDS -  James Begley, Francis Boyle, Patrick Finnegan, John Garvey, Mary Gormley, Mary Maguire, Reps David Marks, Bernard McAneaney, Patrick Nugent, Joseph O'Reilly, Reps Robert Roland, R.J. Smith, Thomas Wilson. LAND - Reps Peter Connolly, John Donaghy, David GILMORE, Owen Hearty, Sir Thomas JACKSON *Bart, Hugh Largy, Kate Lennon' Patrick McAnulty, George MCCULLAGH, Patrick Morgan, Patrick Morgan (Crossmaglen), Robert Rowland, James Shields, Owen Treanor.

*MY NOTE: Sir Thomas JACKSON was dead by 1935 (d. 1915)& his son Thomas JACKSON would have been the 2nd Bart.

 

 

When he was married, he was living at the Townland: Aghavilla, 330 acres in Co. Leitrim the Parish of Carrigallen.

 

Generation 4 (con't)

Notes for David Jackson:

Lived at Urker, Crossmaglen, County Armagh.

 

SOURCE: www.pdelinz.btinternet.co.uk/timelineurker.htm : (NOTE I have capitalized pertinent family names)

There is no mention of a Jackson in the 1766 Census of Creggan under "Urker"

In the Tithe Appointment books of 1828 under "Urchere", the following names: HOUSEHOLDS/LAND - Thomas Ball, Esq., Michael Byrn, Patt Connolly, Cormick Coyle, David Doyle, Samuel GILMER, Patt Grahams, Denis Hearty, Mrs. JACKSON, George Kerfoot, John Kerfoot, Josua Kerfoot, Widow Kerfoot, Francis Lannen, Alex Marks, Patt MeElroy, John McNickle, Patt McShane, Owen Morris, Michale Nugent, Thomas Nugent, Thomas Rowland, Roger Shields, Peter Wade.

In the 1864 Griffiths Valuation under "Urcher", the following names: HOUSEHOLDS - James Begley, Margaret Anne Bernard, Charles Boyle, Cormack Boyle, Patrick Boyle, Bridget Burns, Patrick Conolly, Michael lamb, David Johnston, Daniel Marks, Peter McAulty, Owen McCoy, David McKenna, Owen Morris,  Denis Nugent, Mary Nugent, Rose Nugent, Thomas Nugent, Michael Pidgeon, Peter Reilly, John Rowland, Robert Rowland, William Rowland, William Rowland, Patrick Sheilds, Patrick Wade, LAND: Samuel GILMORE, Michael Lennon, Patrick McElroy, Patrick Nugent.

In the 1901 Census of Ireland under "Urcher", the following names: HOUSEHOLDS - Patrick Begley, James Boyle, Mary Boyle, Peter Conlon, Thomas Corr, William R. Corr, James Duffy, Eliza JACKSON, Hugh largap (?), David Marks, Charles McElroy, Patto McNulty, Owen Morris, Bridget Nugent, Denis Nugent, Isolbel Rowland, Mary Rowland, Robert Rowland, William Rowland, Mary C. Shields.

In the 1935 first NI Revaluation under "Urcher", the following names: HOUSEHOLDS -  James Begley, Francis Boyle, Patrick Finnegan, John Garvey, Mary Gormley, Mary Maguire, Reps David Marks, Bernard McAneaney, Patrick Nugent, Joseph O'Reilly, Reps Robert Roland, R.J. Smith, Thomas Wilson. LAND - Reps Peter Connolly, John Donaghy, David GILMORE, Owen Hearty, Sir Thomas JACKSON *Bart, Hugh Largy, Kate Lennon' Patrick McAnulty, George MCCULLAGH, Patrick Morgan, Patrick Morgan (Crossmaglen), Robert Rowland, James Shields, Owen Treanor.

*MY NOTE: Sir Thomas JACKSON was dead by 1935 (d. 1915)& his son Thomas JACKSON would have been the 2nd Bart.

 

 

When he was married, he was living at the Townland: Aghavilla, 330 acres in Co. Leitrim the Parish of Carrigallen.

 

David Jackson and Elizabeth Oliver had the following children:
i.

JOHN5 JACKSON161, 162 was born on 28 Nov 1839 in Derrivalley, Co. Monaghan163, 164. He died on 21 Jul 1886 in Brackagh, Co. Tyrone165, 166, 167, 168. He married Kate Maria Jane Whiting, daughter of Frederick Whiting and Margaret Speer on 26 Apr 1877 in Ardstraw Church of Ireland, Co. Tyrone169. She was born on 24 Sep 1854 in Coleraine, Co. Derry, Ireland170, 171. She died after 1901.

 

Notes for John Jackson:

There were children. One of them came to South Africa in 1900 (email Ian Jackson Feb 3, 2003)

SOURCE: Landowners in Co. Armagh 1870 transcribed by Jean Rice: "John JACKSON, address Richhill, owned 7 acres". This may or may not be the same John JACKSON

 

Mary Cumiskey has the First Newtonhamilton Presbyterian Church indicating that all of John's brothers and sisters were baptised by Daniel Gunn Brown and that the entry for John shows an address as "Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim". I had their birth place showing as "Derryvalley, Co. Monaghan" but am not sure where I got that from, but it is was clearly an error. (NOTE: Thomas McNeill has the same source).

 

Letter from James McCullagh, Derryvalley, to Sarah McCullagh 28 April 1877 "I hope J. Jackson has got a mud wall to bring his bride to for I think they would fight like cats at Urker with so many she's in it." NOTE: It seems that brother James & Sarah (Browne) JACKSON also lived at Urker for some years after their marriage.

NOTE: He died when his two known children were only 6 years old and he was aged 47.

 

ii.

THOMAS JACKSON161, 162, 174, 175, 176 was born on 04 Jun 1841 in Aughavilla, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim177, 178. He died on 21 Dec 1915 in Bank of Hong Kong, 9 Gracechurch Street, London179. He married Amelia Lydia Dare, daughter of George Julius Dare and Sarah Shrieve Parke on 19 Sep 1871 in H.M.B. Legation, Yokohama, Japan180, 181, 182. She was born on 02 Feb 1851 in Singapore183, 184. She died on 10 Apr 1944 in Herringfleet Hall, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.

 

Notes for Thomas Jackson:

Sir Thomas Jackson was chief manager of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and the first elected representative of the Chamber of Commerce in the Legislative Council, Hong Kong. He was knighted 8 July 1899 and created a Baronet 4 August 1902.

 

An ad for the Hong Kong Bank of Canada in the Vancouver Sun in the 1980's shows that Sir Thomas Jackson was CEO 1876-1886, 1887-1889, 1890-1891, 1893-1902.

 

From his obituary, the following facts:

Educated at Morgans School, Castleknock and by private tuition.

1860 started banking career in Belfast Branch of the Bank of Ireland*.

1864 accepted appointment with Agra Bank

1866 started work at Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank

1871 married Amelia Lydia

1902 Created a baronet

 

*According to Martin's Belfast Directory 1840-41, the Bank of Ireland Office was at 14 Donegall Place.

 

LDS: relative Charles JACKSON film # 0183543

 

SOURCE: The London Gazette 18 April 1916. WIll proved 3rd March 1916 (details given).

SOURCE: Mary Cuminsky 1990 Journal of The Creggan Local History Society "Sir Thomas Jackson was born on 4th June 1841, in Carrigalen, Co. Leitrim where his parents were resident at the time" footnoted as: "Baptismal Register, First Newtonhamilton Presbyterian Church. 8. Publis Record Office, Dublin. (see ordinance survey map #24 for Carrigallen] NOTE In 1876 a Henry JACKSON held land in Leitrim

 

TIMES Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 11

The funeral of Sir Thomas Jackson will take place at the Parish Church, Stanstead, at noon to-morrow. A train leaves Liverpool-street Station at 9.57 a.m. Friends are requested to accept this, the only, intimation. A memorial service for those unable to attend the funeral will be held at All Hallows Church, Lombard-street, at the same hour.

Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 1

JACKSON. - On the 21st inst., suddenly, at Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, 9, Gracechurch-street, E.C., SIR THOMAS JACKSON, Bart., of Stansted House, Stansted, and of Urker, Co. Armagh, aged 74.

 

Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 14

DEATH OF SIR T. JACKSON.

CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG-KONG AND SHANGHAI BANK.

Sir Thomas Jackson, chairman and director, and late chief manager, of the Hong-Kong and Shanghai Bank, in Gracechurch-street, died suddenly in an office at the bank yesterday.

 

Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 1

JACKSON. The FRIENDS of SIR THOMAS JACKSON who are unable to be present at his funeral at Stansted on Friday are INVITED to ATTEND a MEMORIAL SERVICE to be held at All Hallows' Church, Lombard-street, at noon, on the same day.

 

There was an 1823/33 Census of Carrigallen which may shed some light on where the Jacksons may have been living. It seems that it was partially damaged in a fire. I don't yet know where to access it.[Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW]

 

Tom's birthplace is uncertain.  A stained-glass memorial window in the

Creggan Parish Church records his birthplace as Urker.  However, like

all of his siblings he was baptized by his uncle, Rev. Daniel Gunn

BROWNE, and the register of the First Newtownhamilton

Presbyterian Church records his father's residence as Carrigallen, Co

Leith at that time.  By the time of the birth of his

brother James in 1850, the family were residing at Urker Lodge in

Creggan, Co Armagh, Ireland.

Educated at Morgan's School, Castlerock and by private tuition, Tom

began his banking career at the Belfast Branch of the Bank of Ireland.

In 1864 he moved to Hong Kong, where he joined the staff of the Agra

and Masterbank. Two years later he moved to the Hongkong and Shanghai

Bank, newly-founded in 1865. He advanced rapidly; in 1867 he was made

the accountant at the branch in Shanghai, China.  The following year

he opened a new branch at Hankow, and then was appointed acting

manager at Yokohama in Japan.

The late 1860s and early 1870s were a testing time for the fledgling

bank. Financial depression hit the Crown Colony, causing the closure

of leading mercantile firms, and the bank was caught up in the

financial gloom. Its Reserve Fund fell from $21/2 million to only

$100,000, and payment of dividends was suspended for the 1874/1875

financial year. This was the economic climate at the time Tom Jackson

was appointed as the bank's Chief Manager in 1876.  With Jackson's

good management the bank weathered the crisis, and under his direction

went on to establish itself as Hong Kong's leading financial

institution. Thomas Jackson remained Chief Manager until his

retirement in 1902, at which time the bank's Reserve Fund held a solid

$121/2 million.

Tom was an important figure in the commercial and administrative life

of the Hong Kong Colony. He was a Justice of the Peace, and was the

first elected representative of the Chamber of Commerce in the

Legislative Council of Hong Kong. His services to the Colony and

community were recognized when he was knighted by patent on 8 July

1899 and created  a Baronet on 4 August 1902.

After his permanent return to Britain, Sir Thomas lived at Stansted

House in Stansted, Essex, England. On the death of his mother in 1903,

he inherited Urker Lodge. His widowed sister Mary Griffin lived there,

with his financial assistance and with a companion employed by Sir

Thomas. He was also generous to other family members, purchasing a

house and land for his brother James and his wife Sarah, and also

assisting his sister Maggie when she was widowed.

Sir Thomas was renowned for his benevolence to charities and for his

generosity to the poor and needy. He was also fondly remembered in his

native Crossmaglen for placing a clock on the Markethouse. This

building had been erected in 1863 by local landlord Thomas Ball, who

two years later added a fake clock to the structure. This "dummy

clock" was a source of local derision for more than forty years until

Sir Thomas Jackson replaced it with a beautiful ornamental clock in

1903.

As a memorial to Sir Thomas Jackson, a stained-glass window was

installed over the altar in Creggan Parish Church.  The inscription on

the window reads: "This window was placed here by many friends in

loving memory of Sir Thomas Jackson Bart., born at Urker, 4th June,

1841, died at London 21st, Dec. 1915, whose kindly disposition and

great and consistent Christian life endeared him to all".

A statue of Sir Thomas Jackson was erected in Hong Kong. It still

stands in Statue Square, oposite the building which was formerly the

Supreme Court, but now houses the Legislative Council. The Square

originally also had statues of members of the Royal Family, but now

only that of Sir Thomas Jackson remains.  During the Japanese

occupation of Hong Kong in World War II, the statues of Queen Victoria

and Sir Thomas Jackson (along with the two brass lions which guarded

the entrance to the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank) were removed to Japan

to be melted down. Their fate was unknown until just after the

liberation in 1945, when an American sailor found them in the Kawasaki

Dockyard. They were shipped back to Hong Kong under an order from

General MacArthur. The statue of Queen Victoria is now in Victoria

Park, while the lions guard the new bank headquarters.

 

Generation 4 (con't)

THOMAS JACKSON161, 162, 174, 175, 176 was born on 04 Jun 1841 in Aughavilla, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim177, 178. He died on 21 Dec 1915 in Bank of Hong Kong, 9 Gracechurch Street, London179. He married Amelia Lydia Dare, daughter of George Julius Dare and Sarah Shrieve Parke on 19 Sep 1871 in H.M.B. Legation, Yokohama, Japan180, 181, 182. She was born on 02 Feb 1851 in Singapore183, 184. She died on 10 Apr 1944 in Herringfleet Hall, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.

 

Notes for Thomas Jackson:

Sir Thomas Jackson was chief manager of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and the first elected representative of the Chamber of Commerce in the Legislative Council, Hong Kong. He was knighted 8 July 1899 and created a Baronet 4 August 1902.

 

An ad for the Hong Kong Bank of Canada in the Vancouver Sun in the 1980's shows that Sir Thomas Jackson was CEO 1876-1886, 1887-1889, 1890-1891, 1893-1902.

 

From his obituary, the following facts:

Educated at Morgans School, Castleknock and by private tuition.

1860 started banking career in Belfast Branch of the Bank of Ireland*.

1864 accepted appointment with Agra Bank

1866 started work at Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank

1871 married Amelia Lydia

1902 Created a baronet

 

*According to Martin's Belfast Directory 1840-41, the Bank of Ireland Office was at 14 Donegall Place.

 

LDS: relative Charles JACKSON film # 0183543

 

SOURCE: The London Gazette 18 April 1916. WIll proved 3rd March 1916 (details given).

SOURCE: Mary Cuminsky 1990 Journal of The Creggan Local History Society "Sir Thomas Jackson was born on 4th June 1841, in Carrigalen, Co. Leitrim where his parents were resident at the time" footnoted as: "Baptismal Register, First Newtonhamilton Presbyterian Church. 8. Publis Record Office, Dublin. (see ordinance survey map #24 for Carrigallen] NOTE In 1876 a Henry JACKSON held land in Leitrim

 

TIMES Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 11

The funeral of Sir Thomas Jackson will take place at the Parish Church, Stanstead, at noon to-morrow. A train leaves Liverpool-street Station at 9.57 a.m. Friends are requested to accept this, the only, intimation. A memorial service for those unable to attend the funeral will be held at All Hallows Church, Lombard-street, at the same hour.

Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 1

JACKSON. - On the 21st inst., suddenly, at Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, 9, Gracechurch-street, E.C., SIR THOMAS JACKSON, Bart., of Stansted House, Stansted, and of Urker, Co. Armagh, aged 74.

 

Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 14

DEATH OF SIR T. JACKSON.

CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG-KONG AND SHANGHAI BANK.

Sir Thomas Jackson, chairman and director, and late chief manager, of the Hong-Kong and Shanghai Bank, in Gracechurch-street, died suddenly in an office at the bank yesterday.

 

Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 1

JACKSON. The FRIENDS of SIR THOMAS JACKSON who are unable to be present at his funeral at Stansted on Friday are INVITED to ATTEND a MEMORIAL SERVICE to be held at All Hallows' Church, Lombard-street, at noon, on the same day.

 

There was an 1823/33 Census of Carrigallen which may shed some light on where the Jacksons may have been living. It seems that it was partially damaged in a fire. I don't yet know where to access it.[Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW]

 

Tom's birthplace is uncertain.  A stained-glass memorial window in the

Creggan Parish Church records his birthplace as Urker.  However, like

all of his siblings he was baptized by his uncle, Rev. Daniel Gunn

BROWNE, and the register of the First Newtownhamilton

Presbyterian Church records his father's residence as Carrigallen, Co

Leith at that time.  By the time of the birth of his

brother James in 1850, the family were residing at Urker Lodge in

Creggan, Co Armagh, Ireland.

Educated at Morgan's School, Castlerock and by private tuition, Tom

began his banking career at the Belfast Branch of the Bank of Ireland.

In 1864 he moved to Hong Kong, where he joined the staff of the Agra

and Masterbank. Two years later he moved to the Hongkong and Shanghai

Bank, newly-founded in 1865. He advanced rapidly; in 1867 he was made

the accountant at the branch in Shanghai, China.  The following year

he opened a new branch at Hankow, and then was appointed acting

manager at Yokohama in Japan.

The late 1860s and early 1870s were a testing time for the fledgling

bank. Financial depression hit the Crown Colony, causing the closure

of leading mercantile firms, and the bank was caught up in the

financial gloom. Its Reserve Fund fell from $21/2 million to only

$100,000, and payment of dividends was suspended for the 1874/1875

financial year. This was the economic climate at the time Tom Jackson

was appointed as the bank's Chief Manager in 1876.  With Jackson's

good management the bank weathered the crisis, and under his direction

went on to establish itself as Hong Kong's leading financial

institution. Thomas Jackson remained Chief Manager until his

retirement in 1902, at which time the bank's Reserve Fund held a solid

$121/2 million.

Tom was an important figure in the commercial and administrative life

of the Hong Kong Colony. He was a Justice of the Peace, and was the

first elected representative of the Chamber of Commerce in the

Legislative Council of Hong Kong. His services to the Colony and

community were recognized when he was knighted by patent on 8 July

1899 and created  a Baronet on 4 August 1902.

After his permanent return to Britain, Sir Thomas lived at Stansted

House in Stansted, Essex, England. On the death of his mother in 1903,

he inherited Urker Lodge. His widowed sister Mary Griffin lived there,

with his financial assistance and with a companion employed by Sir

Thomas. He was also generous to other family members, purchasing a

house and land for his brother James and his wife Sarah, and also

assisting his sister Maggie when she was widowed.

Sir Thomas was renowned for his benevolence to charities and for his

generosity to the poor and needy. He was also fondly remembered in his

native Crossmaglen for placing a clock on the Markethouse. This

building had been erected in 1863 by local landlord Thomas Ball, who

two years later added a fake clock to the structure. This "dummy

clock" was a source of local derision for more than forty years until

Sir Thomas Jackson replaced it with a beautiful ornamental clock in

1903.

As a memorial to Sir Thomas Jackson, a stained-glass window was

installed over the altar in Creggan Parish Church.  The inscription on

the window reads: "This window was placed here by many friends in

loving memory of Sir Thomas Jackson Bart., born at Urker, 4th June,

1841, died at London 21st, Dec. 1915, whose kindly disposition and

great and consistent Christian life endeared him to all".

A statue of Sir Thomas Jackson was erected in Hong Kong. It still

stands in Statue Square, oposite the building which was formerly the

Supreme Court, but now houses the Legislative Council. The Square

originally also had statues of members of the Royal Family, but now

only that of Sir Thomas Jackson remains.  During the Japanese

occupation of Hong Kong in World War II, the statues of Queen Victoria

and Sir Thomas Jackson (along with the two brass lions which guarded

the entrance to the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank) were removed to Japan

to be melted down. Their fate was unknown until just after the

liberation in 1945, when an American sailor found them in the Kawasaki

Dockyard. They were shipped back to Hong Kong under an order from

General MacArthur. The statue of Queen Victoria is now in Victoria

Park, while the lions guard the new bank headquarters.

 

Generation 4 (con't)

THOMAS JACKSON161, 162, 174, 175, 176 was born on 04 Jun 1841 in Aughavilla, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim177, 178. He died on 21 Dec 1915 in Bank of Hong Kong, 9 Gracechurch Street, London179. He married Amelia Lydia Dare, daughter of George Julius Dare and Sarah Shrieve Parke on 19 Sep 1871 in H.M.B. Legation, Yokohama, Japan180, 181, 182. She was born on 02 Feb 1851 in Singapore183, 184. She died on 10 Apr 1944 in Herringfleet Hall, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.

 

Notes for Thomas Jackson:

Sir Thomas Jackson was chief manager of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and the first elected representative of the Chamber of Commerce in the Legislative Council, Hong Kong. He was knighted 8 July 1899 and created a Baronet 4 August 1902.

 

An ad for the Hong Kong Bank of Canada in the Vancouver Sun in the 1980's shows that Sir Thomas Jackson was CEO 1876-1886, 1887-1889, 1890-1891, 1893-1902.

 

From his obituary, the following facts:

Educated at Morgans School, Castleknock and by private tuition.

1860 started banking career in Belfast Branch of the Bank of Ireland*.

1864 accepted appointment with Agra Bank

1866 started work at Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank

1871 married Amelia Lydia

1902 Created a baronet

 

*According to Martin's Belfast Directory 1840-41, the Bank of Ireland Office was at 14 Donegall Place.

 

LDS: relative Charles JACKSON film # 0183543

 

SOURCE: The London Gazette 18 April 1916. WIll proved 3rd March 1916 (details given).

SOURCE: Mary Cuminsky 1990 Journal of The Creggan Local History Society "Sir Thomas Jackson was born on 4th June 1841, in Carrigalen, Co. Leitrim where his parents were resident at the time" footnoted as: "Baptismal Register, First Newtonhamilton Presbyterian Church. 8. Publis Record Office, Dublin. (see ordinance survey map #24 for Carrigallen] NOTE In 1876 a Henry JACKSON held land in Leitrim

 

TIMES Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 11

The funeral of Sir Thomas Jackson will take place at the Parish Church, Stanstead, at noon to-morrow. A train leaves Liverpool-street Station at 9.57 a.m. Friends are requested to accept this, the only, intimation. A memorial service for those unable to attend the funeral will be held at All Hallows Church, Lombard-street, at the same hour.

Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 1

JACKSON. - On the 21st inst., suddenly, at Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, 9, Gracechurch-street, E.C., SIR THOMAS JACKSON, Bart., of Stansted House, Stansted, and of Urker, Co. Armagh, aged 74.

 

Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 14

DEATH OF SIR T. JACKSON.

CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG-KONG AND SHANGHAI BANK.

Sir Thomas Jackson, chairman and director, and late chief manager, of the Hong-Kong and Shanghai Bank, in Gracechurch-street, died suddenly in an office at the bank yesterday.

 

Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 1

JACKSON. The FRIENDS of SIR THOMAS JACKSON who are unable to be present at his funeral at Stansted on Friday are INVITED to ATTEND a MEMORIAL SERVICE to be held at All Hallows' Church, Lombard-street, at noon, on the same day.

 

There was an 1823/33 Census of Carrigallen which may shed some light on where the Jacksons may have been living. It seems that it was partially damaged in a fire. I don't yet know where to access it.[Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW]

 

Tom's birthplace is uncertain.  A stained-glass memorial window in the

Creggan Parish Church records his birthplace as Urker.  However, like

all of his siblings he was baptized by his uncle, Rev. Daniel Gunn

BROWNE, and the register of the First Newtownhamilton

Presbyterian Church records his father's residence as Carrigallen, Co

Leith at that time.  By the time of the birth of his

brother James in 1850, the family were residing at Urker Lodge in

Creggan, Co Armagh, Ireland.

Educated at Morgan's School, Castlerock and by private tuition, Tom

began his banking career at the Belfast Branch of the Bank of Ireland.

In 1864 he moved to Hong Kong, where he joined the staff of the Agra

and Masterbank. Two years later he moved to the Hongkong and Shanghai

Bank, newly-founded in 1865. He advanced rapidly; in 1867 he was made

the accountant at the branch in Shanghai, China.  The following year

he opened a new branch at Hankow, and then was appointed acting

manager at Yokohama in Japan.

The late 1860s and early 1870s were a testing time for the fledgling

bank. Financial depression hit the Crown Colony, causing the closure

of leading mercantile firms, and the bank was caught up in the

financial gloom. Its Reserve Fund fell from $21/2 million to only

$100,000, and payment of dividends was suspended for the 1874/1875

financial year. This was the economic climate at the time Tom Jackson

was appointed as the bank's Chief Manager in 1876.  With Jackson's

good management the bank weathered the crisis, and under his direction

went on to establish itself as Hong Kong's leading financial

institution. Thomas Jackson remained Chief Manager until his

retirement in 1902, at which time the bank's Reserve Fund held a solid

$121/2 million.

Tom was an important figure in the commercial and administrative life

of the Hong Kong Colony. He was a Justice of the Peace, and was the

first elected representative of the Chamber of Commerce in the

Legislative Council of Hong Kong. His services to the Colony and

community were recognized when he was knighted by patent on 8 July

1899 and created  a Baronet on 4 August 1902.

After his permanent return to Britain, Sir Thomas lived at Stansted

House in Stansted, Essex, England. On the death of his mother in 1903,

he inherited Urker Lodge. His widowed sister Mary Griffin lived there,

with his financial assistance and with a companion employed by Sir

Thomas. He was also generous to other family members, purchasing a

house and land for his brother James and his wife Sarah, and also

assisting his sister Maggie when she was widowed.

Sir Thomas was renowned for his benevolence to charities and for his

generosity to the poor and needy. He was also fondly remembered in his

native Crossmaglen for placing a clock on the Markethouse. This

building had been erected in 1863 by local landlord Thomas Ball, who

two years later added a fake clock to the structure. This "dummy

clock" was a source of local derision for more than forty years until

Sir Thomas Jackson replaced it with a beautiful ornamental clock in

1903.

As a memorial to Sir Thomas Jackson, a stained-glass window was

installed over the altar in Creggan Parish Church.  The inscription on

the window reads: "This window was placed here by many friends in

loving memory of Sir Thomas Jackson Bart., born at Urker, 4th June,

1841, died at London 21st, Dec. 1915, whose kindly disposition and

great and consistent Christian life endeared him to all".

A statue of Sir Thomas Jackson was erected in Hong Kong. It still

stands in Statue Square, oposite the building which was formerly the

Supreme Court, but now houses the Legislative Council. The Square

originally also had statues of members of the Royal Family, but now

only that of Sir Thomas Jackson remains.  During the Japanese

occupation of Hong Kong in World War II, the statues of Queen Victoria

and Sir Thomas Jackson (along with the two brass lions which guarded

the entrance to the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank) were removed to Japan

to be melted down. Their fate was unknown until just after the

liberation in 1945, when an American sailor found them in the Kawasaki

Dockyard. They were shipped back to Hong Kong under an order from

General MacArthur. The statue of Queen Victoria is now in Victoria

Park, while the lions guard the new bank headquarters.

 

Generation 4 (con't)

THOMAS JACKSON161, 162, 174, 175, 176 was born on 04 Jun 1841 in Aughavilla, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim177, 178. He died on 21 Dec 1915 in Bank of Hong Kong, 9 Gracechurch Street, London179. He married Amelia Lydia Dare, daughter of George Julius Dare and Sarah Shrieve Parke on 19 Sep 1871 in H.M.B. Legation, Yokohama, Japan180, 181, 182. She was born on 02 Feb 1851 in Singapore183, 184. She died on 10 Apr 1944 in Herringfleet Hall, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.

 

Notes for Thomas Jackson:

Sir Thomas Jackson was chief manager of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and the first elected representative of the Chamber of Commerce in the Legislative Council, Hong Kong. He was knighted 8 July 1899 and created a Baronet 4 August 1902.

 

An ad for the Hong Kong Bank of Canada in the Vancouver Sun in the 1980's shows that Sir Thomas Jackson was CEO 1876-1886, 1887-1889, 1890-1891, 1893-1902.

 

From his obituary, the following facts:

Educated at Morgans School, Castleknock and by private tuition.

1860 started banking career in Belfast Branch of the Bank of Ireland*.

1864 accepted appointment with Agra Bank

1866 started work at Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank

1871 married Amelia Lydia

1902 Created a baronet

 

*According to Martin's Belfast Directory 1840-41, the Bank of Ireland Office was at 14 Donegall Place.

 

LDS: relative Charles JACKSON film # 0183543

 

SOURCE: The London Gazette 18 April 1916. WIll proved 3rd March 1916 (details given).

SOURCE: Mary Cuminsky 1990 Journal of The Creggan Local History Society "Sir Thomas Jackson was born on 4th June 1841, in Carrigalen, Co. Leitrim where his parents were resident at the time" footnoted as: "Baptismal Register, First Newtonhamilton Presbyterian Church. 8. Publis Record Office, Dublin. (see ordinance survey map #24 for Carrigallen] NOTE In 1876 a Henry JACKSON held land in Leitrim

 

TIMES Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 11

The funeral of Sir Thomas Jackson will take place at the Parish Church, Stanstead, at noon to-morrow. A train leaves Liverpool-street Station at 9.57 a.m. Friends are requested to accept this, the only, intimation. A memorial service for those unable to attend the funeral will be held at All Hallows Church, Lombard-street, at the same hour.

Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 1

JACKSON. - On the 21st inst., suddenly, at Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, 9, Gracechurch-street, E.C., SIR THOMAS JACKSON, Bart., of Stansted House, Stansted, and of Urker, Co. Armagh, aged 74.

 

Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 14

DEATH OF SIR T. JACKSON.

CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG-KONG AND SHANGHAI BANK.

Sir Thomas Jackson, chairman and director, and late chief manager, of the Hong-Kong and Shanghai Bank, in Gracechurch-street, died suddenly in an office at the bank yesterday.

 

Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 1

JACKSON. The FRIENDS of SIR THOMAS JACKSON who are unable to be present at his funeral at Stansted on Friday are INVITED to ATTEND a MEMORIAL SERVICE to be held at All Hallows' Church, Lombard-street, at noon, on the same day.

 

There was an 1823/33 Census of Carrigallen which may shed some light on where the Jacksons may have been living. It seems that it was partially damaged in a fire. I don't yet know where to access it.[Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW]

 

Tom's birthplace is uncertain.  A stained-glass memorial window in the

Creggan Parish Church records his birthplace as Urker.  However, like

all of his siblings he was baptized by his uncle, Rev. Daniel Gunn

BROWNE, and the register of the First Newtownhamilton

Presbyterian Church records his father's residence as Carrigallen, Co

Leith at that time.  By the time of the birth of his

brother James in 1850, the family were residing at Urker Lodge in

Creggan, Co Armagh, Ireland.

Educated at Morgan's School, Castlerock and by private tuition, Tom

began his banking career at the Belfast Branch of the Bank of Ireland.

In 1864 he moved to Hong Kong, where he joined the staff of the Agra

and Masterbank. Two years later he moved to the Hongkong and Shanghai

Bank, newly-founded in 1865. He advanced rapidly; in 1867 he was made

the accountant at the branch in Shanghai, China.  The following year

he opened a new branch at Hankow, and then was appointed acting

manager at Yokohama in Japan.

The late 1860s and early 1870s were a testing time for the fledgling

bank. Financial depression hit the Crown Colony, causing the closure

of leading mercantile firms, and the bank was caught up in the

financial gloom. Its Reserve Fund fell from $21/2 million to only

$100,000, and payment of dividends was suspended for the 1874/1875

financial year. This was the economic climate at the time Tom Jackson

was appointed as the bank's Chief Manager in 1876.  With Jackson's

good management the bank weathered the crisis, and under his direction

went on to establish itself as Hong Kong's leading financial

institution. Thomas Jackson remained Chief Manager until his

retirement in 1902, at which time the bank's Reserve Fund held a solid

$121/2 million.

Tom was an important figure in the commercial and administrative life

of the Hong Kong Colony. He was a Justice of the Peace, and was the

first elected representative of the Chamber of Commerce in the

Legislative Council of Hong Kong. His services to the Colony and

community were recognized when he was knighted by patent on 8 July

1899 and created  a Baronet on 4 August 1902.

After his permanent return to Britain, Sir Thomas lived at Stansted

House in Stansted, Essex, England. On the death of his mother in 1903,

he inherited Urker Lodge. His widowed sister Mary Griffin lived there,

with his financial assistance and with a companion employed by Sir

Thomas. He was also generous to other family members, purchasing a

house and land for his brother James and his wife Sarah, and also

assisting his sister Maggie when she was widowed.

Sir Thomas was renowned for his benevolence to charities and for his

generosity to the poor and needy. He was also fondly remembered in his

native Crossmaglen for placing a clock on the Markethouse. This

building had been erected in 1863 by local landlord Thomas Ball, who

two years later added a fake clock to the structure. This "dummy

clock" was a source of local derision for more than forty years until

Sir Thomas Jackson replaced it with a beautiful ornamental clock in

1903.

As a memorial to Sir Thomas Jackson, a stained-glass window was

installed over the altar in Creggan Parish Church.  The inscription on

the window reads: "This window was placed here by many friends in

loving memory of Sir Thomas Jackson Bart., born at Urker, 4th June,

1841, died at London 21st, Dec. 1915, whose kindly disposition and

great and consistent Christian life endeared him to all".

A statue of Sir Thomas Jackson was erected in Hong Kong. It still

stands in Statue Square, oposite the building which was formerly the

Supreme Court, but now houses the Legislative Council. The Square

originally also had statues of members of the Royal Family, but now

only that of Sir Thomas Jackson remains.  During the Japanese

occupation of Hong Kong in World War II, the statues of Queen Victoria

and Sir Thomas Jackson (along with the two brass lions which guarded

the entrance to the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank) were removed to Japan

to be melted down. Their fate was unknown until just after the

liberation in 1945, when an American sailor found them in the Kawasaki

Dockyard. They were shipped back to Hong Kong under an order from

General MacArthur. The statue of Queen Victoria is now in Victoria

Park, while the lions guard the new bank headquarters.

 

iii.

ELIZABETH JACKSON185, 186 was born on 29 Jan 1843 in Aughavilla, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. She died on 17 Apr 1923 in Killynure, Co. Armagh. She married J.P. Thompson Brown, son of Samuel Browne and Mary Steenson on 08 Jan 1867 in Freeduff Presbyterian Church, Co. Armagh132, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192. He was born on 07 Apr 1837 in Ednafirkin, Co. Monaghan193, 194. He died on 20 Oct 1915 in Killynure, Co. Armagh195.

 

iv.

MARY JACKSON was born on 23 Nov 1844 in Aughavilla, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. She died on 09 Aug 1921 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh132, 152, 196. She married (1) WILLIAM MENARY, son of William Menary and Mary Wilson on 06 Jul 1871197, 198. He was born on 16 Aug 1838199. He died on 07 Feb 1874 in Maghery House, Co. Armagh200, 201, 202, 203. She married (2) FREDERICK RICHARD GRIFFIN, son of Philip George Griffin and Margaret Gilmore on 28 Oct 1886 in Creggan Church of Ireland, Creggan, Co. Armagh204, 205. He was born on 23 Oct 1858 in Corrinary, County Monaghan180, 206. He died on 10 Jun 1890 in Corrinary, County Monaghan207, 208.

 

v.

ANDREW COULTER BRADFORD JACKSON209, 210 was born on 08 Apr 1846 in Carrigallen or Urker Lodge, Co Armagh211, 212. He died on 29 Oct 1929 in Forstertown, Trim213. He married Eliza Emily Gilmore, daughter of Samuel Gilmore and Jane Coulter on 01 Aug 1876 in Creggan Church of Ireland, Creggan, Co. Armagh214. She was born on 25 Apr 1846 in Liscalgot, Co. Armagh215. She died on 08 Mar 1938 in Fosterstown, Co. Meath216.

 

vi.

SARAH JACKSON161 was born on 01 Apr 1848 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh. She died on 24 Jul 1942 in Liscalgot House, Crossmaglen217, 218. She married Eliezer Gilmore, son of Samuel Gilmore and Jane Coulter on 03 Feb 1874 in First Presbyterian Church, Dundalk, Co. Louth180. He was born on 01 Nov 1843 in Liscalgot House, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh219, 220. He died on 07 Jan 1919 in Liscalgot House, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh221.

 

Notes for Sarah Jackson:

Transcription of Miss McCready's news clippings saved in a diary at Gilford Castle. GILMORE -  July 24, 1942, at Freeduff, Cullyhanna, Sarah, widow of Eliezer Gilmore, Liscalgot House, Crossmaglen, in her 95th year. Funeral private. No flowers or mourning.

 

Money left to her by her aunt Mary Jane Oliver.

 

In 1918, her address was: 24 Claremount Rd., Ladymount Co. Dublin. Mentioned in will of her sister, Elizabeth

 

vii.

JAMES JACKSON222 was born on 24 Oct 1850 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Creggan, Co. Armagh. He died on 06 Jan 1925 in Zoar Lodge, Omeath,223, 224. He married Elizabeth Sarah Browne, daughter of Daniel Gunn Browne and Margaret Jackson on 13 Oct 1886 in Haynestown Church, Blackrock, Dundalk132, 225. She was born on 06 Feb 1847. She died after 1911.

 

Generation 4 (con't)
viii.

MARGARET JACKSON was born on 03 Apr 1853 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh221. She died on 27 Feb 1944 in Slieveroe, Stranooden, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. She married (1) ROBERT HAMILTON REED, son of Thomas Hamilton Reed and Mary Anna Hodge on 26 Oct 1875 in Derryvalley (see notes under REED)180. He was born on 24 Oct 1847 in Slieveroe, Co. Monaghan. He died on 16 Sep 1881180 in Slieveroe, Parish of Kilmore, Barony of Monaghan,  Co. Monaghan, Ireland. She married (2) ANDREW BRADFORD MCCULLAGH, son of Thomas McCullagh and Sarah McCullagh on 31 Aug 1887 in Freeduff Presbyterian Church227. He was born on 20 Nov 1848 in Ireland228. He died on 21 Jul 1897 in Slieveroe, Co. Monaghan, Ireland180, 229.

 

Notes for Margaret Jackson:

In a 1915 letter from Bessie Brown [nee Jackson] to her son, Thomas Brown, an Aunt Margaret is mentioned and is possibly this Margaret. Slieveroe is mentioned. Is this where she got married? Or where she lived?

 

From "Full Circle"

p. 325 "The war memorial and other Cahans tablets  ... are now in First Ballybay." "In loving memory of Margaret McCullagh who died 27th February 1944. Erected by her children."

p. 326 "The McCullagh memorial was under the front window on the wall to the graveyard side. When she died in 1944, Mrs. Margaret McCullagh of Slieveroe had included in her will a clause expressing her wish that her son give [pounds] 5 yearly to Cahans in her memory 'where she had so long worshipped'.  ...William Armour dedicated the memorial to one who had been 'for many years a staunch supporter of the congregation'[Presbyterian Herald, November 1950].

 

Family Bible held by Gika Jackson shows that she was married to Andrew Bradford McCullagh by Rev. David Jamieson.

 

Money left to her by her aunt Mary Jane Oliver.

 

ix.

DAVID JACKSON230, 231 was born on 16 Nov 1855. He died on 27 Jul 1903 in Yokohama, Japan. He married Margaret Louisa Wright, daughter of Robert Wright and Sarah Jane Reed on 28 Dec 1893 in Probably Yokohama232. She was born on 28 Dec 1868 in Balladian, County Monaghan, Ireland233. She died on 24 Feb 1945 in Freeduff, Crossmaglen234.

 

x.

GEORGE WILLIAM JACKSON was born on 29 Aug 1858. He died on 28 Nov 1859 in Urker, Co Armagh235.

 

Notes for George William Jackson:

Notes from Brian McDonald give a birth date of 20.8.1858 and a death date of 28.11.1859

 

19.

ANDREW BRADFORD4 OLIVER (Benjamin3, William2, William1)140 was born in 1818 in Ireland141. He died on 27 Nov 1877 in Aughrafin, Killylea, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh142, 143, 144, 145, 146. He married Anne Hanna, daughter of William Hanna on 22 Mar 1843 in Eglish Parish, Co. Armagh147. She was born about 1822 in of Terraskane, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh148. She died on 29 Mar 1891 in Ballyscandle, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh149, 150.

 

Andrew Bradford Oliver and Anne Hanna had the following children:
i.

MARTHA ELIZA5 OLIVER236, 237 was born about 1844 in Co. Armagh238. She died on 26 Nov 1872 in Queensland, Australia239, 240, 241. She married George Norris, son of Henry Norris and Caroline Brown on 20 Feb 1864 in Rockhampton. Queensland, Australia242. He was born in 1837 in Dorsetshire, England238.

 

ii.

BENJAMIN OLIVER243 was born after 1844. He died after 1874.

 

Notes for Benjamin Oliver:

He may have emigrated to Australia. He was still alive in 1875 as he was mentioned in the will of his aunt, Mary Jane OLIVER. A grandniece of Mary Jane OLIVER, Mary Jane NORRIS of Queensland is also mentioned in this will. It is possible that she was a daughter. At this stage, I do not know.

 

Generation 4 (con't)

BENJAMIN OLIVER243 was born after 1844. He died after 1874.

 

Notes for Benjamin Oliver:

He may have emigrated to Australia. He was still alive in 1875 as he was mentioned in the will of his aunt, Mary Jane OLIVER. A grandniece of Mary Jane OLIVER, Mary Jane NORRIS of Queensland is also mentioned in this will. It is possible that she was a daughter. At this stage, I do not know.

 

iii.

WILLIAM OLIVER was born after 1844. He died on 17 Apr 1867245.

 

iv.

BARBARA OLIVER was born between 1844-1876. She died before 1877.

 

v.

MARY JANE OLIVER247 was born on 22 Apr 1848 in Brootally, Co. Armagh248. She died about 1848.

 

vi.

MARGARET OLIVER249 was born in 1853250, 251. She died on 14 Apr 1881 in Aughrafin, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh252, 253.

 

vii.

ANDREW COULTER BRADFORD OLIVER249, 254 was born in 1859255. He died on 14 Jun 1899 in Ballybrockey, Co. Armagh256, 257, 258.

 

Sources
1

Hunch, In First Armagh Presbyterian a William OLIVER is named as father of several children, including a David and a Joseph in time frames that fit.

Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903) who is an ancestor of this William claims that her family goes back to the Battle of the Boyne (1690), so he is likely related to the first known OLIVER in the area - an Andrew OLIVER whose son William OLIVER (1670-1766) was born at SherranmcAgnally - an early name for Farmacaffley.

More work is needed here, although it may be that there are no more available records that can move us backwards in time.

2

Hunch, Based on age of children & likely age at marriage.

3

Hunch, Based on probable birth of first child.

4

1st Armagh Presbyterian Church, http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/1stArmagh_Presbyterian.html, I have no record of marriage for him, but there is a record of a baptism of a son of Benjamin OLIVER in 1727 named William. I am placing that son with him based on a hunch.

5

Hunch, There is a probate for a Benjamin OLIVER of Ballinahonebeg in 1770.

Also, in the 1782 Sept 7 DEED: 360-235-242429 concerning SEAVER-JACKSON and Ballinahonebeg mentions a Benjamin OLIVER deceased. This all seems to link up. It is also interesting that this is the same year that David OLIVER made his forays in leases at Laragh. There might be a connection. Perhaps a family death released some money? Perhaps both lands had complementary uses?.

6

St Marks internments records, A David OLIVER of Ballyrea was interred in the C of I St. Patricks Church in Armagh on Feb 6,1806.

7

At the Ford of the Birches, 263-264. "In 1766 Bryan Burns of Laragh demised to David Oliver of Ballyrea, C. Armagh, the corn mill called Lough Egish mill. Oliver was already in the linen trade in Co. Armagh. The corn mill seeminigly was changed into a beetling mill. It would appear that the concern got into debt and was 'rescued' by D McTear who in the process received a lien on the property. When David Oliver died, there was some difficulty in settling the estate. In 1815, the Court of Chancry ordered that in consideration of outstanding debts being discharged, McTear should assign the bleaching mill and green, in their actual possession, to Oliver's sons Joseph, William and Benjamin. The bleaching operation was being worked on a reduced scale; part of the mill had been changed into a flax scutching mill and another into a corn mill. It only worked 4 months of the year in total.".

Sources (con't)
8

Deed, ROD 248-75-158608

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1766Jan20_OLIVER_McCLELLAN.html  

David Oliver of Ballyrea, Thomas McCLELLAN of Marlecow, Parish of Mullaghbrach, Co. Armagh, Owen McMAHON of Livingstones March, William OLIVER & Joseph OLIVER (twin sons of David), Galbraith LOWRY CORRY, Michael DUFFY, Robert HAMILTON of Dublin, Patrick MULLIGAN. TOWNLANDS: Marlecow (probably Marlacoo Beg, Parish of Mullabrack, Co. Armagh), Cornacarrow, Parish of Aughnamullen, Co. Monaghan.

9

Deed, ROD 269-335-176945

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1769Apr20-MAXWELL-OLIVER.html

1769 Apr 20.

10

Deed, ROD 282-336-183301 177 Oct 31

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1770July30-OLIVER-OLIVER-Laragh.html.

11

Deed, ROD 282-337-183302 1770 Apr 26

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1770Apr26-OLIVER-OLIVER.html.

12

Deed, ROD: 283-214-183826 1770 Nov 21

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1770Nov1BURNS-OLIVER.html.

13

Deed, ROD: 297-602-196312 1765 June 1

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1765June1_CORRY-OLIVER.html.

14

Deed, ROD: 305-312-202140 1774 Oct 1

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1774Oct31-OLIVER-JACKSON-Creevy.html.

15

Deed, ROD: 316-107-210086 1775 Jan 25

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1775Jan25-Sherriff-OLIVER.html.

16

Deed, ROD: 336-478-225906 1778 Nov 20

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1778Nov20_OLIVER-WALKER.html.

17

Deed, ROD: 462-482-296434 1793 Jan 10

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1793Feb11_OLIVER-OLIVER.html.

18

Deed, ROD: 478-90-304546 1793 Dec 29

Between David OLIVER formerly of Laragh & Cornecarrow, Co. Monaghan but then of Ballyrea, Co. Armagh of 1st part & George CRAWFORD or wife of Cherryvale, Co. Monaghan linen draper of the other part.

19

Deed, ROD: 558-208-370880 1803 Sep 1

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1803Sept1-MarthaOLIVER-NathanielLESLIE.html.

20

Deed, ROD: 567-368-381199 1804 Aug 31

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1804Oct31-JosephOLIVER-JaneHAMILTON.html.

21

Deed, ROD: 568-571-384625 1804 Sep 15

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1804Sep15-McCLELLAN-OLIVER.html.

22

Deed, ROD: 602-488-414259 1807 Nov 13

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1807Nov13-OLIVER-McCLELAND.html.

23

Deed, ROD: 698-367-479075 1815 Sept 2

Between David McTEAR of Belfast of 1st part & Joseph OLIVER William OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER Gent & Devisees of David OLIVER late of Ballyrea of other part … decree of Majesty’s Court of Chancery … £15.4.10 fines & interest (fines paid & McTEAR released lands) 15A in townland of Laragh.

24

First Armagh Presbyterian 2007 Notes, This is a hunch - based on a most likely record.

25

DEED: 602-488-414259, http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1807Nov13-OLIVER-McCLELAND.html, He was  alive in 1803 when his daughter Martha was married.  In Deed 602-488-414259 dated Nov 13, 1807 he is described as "late of Ballyrea".

26

Will Probate, A David OLIVER of Ballyrea had a will probated in 1807. I only have this as part of a list of probated wills. There are no details.

27

St Marks internments records, David OLIVER of Ballyrea, Feb 6, 1806.

28

Hunch, This is based on a record in the Belfast Newsletter as well as the fact of twin grandchildren being named "David & Susannah". Also a deed gives the maiden name WALKER.

SOURCE: Belfast Newsletter March 29, 1808: At Ballyrea, near Armagh. During the course of a long life, she fulfilled the duties of a daughter ,wife and parent with undeviating propriety: as she lived beloved and esteemed so will her death be long regretted not only by her family and friends but by the neighbouring poor, to relieve whose distress her heart was always alive and hand open.

29

St Marks internments records, Susanna OLIVER of Ballyrea, March 24, 1808.

Sources (con't)
30

Belfast Newsletter Birth Marriages and Deaths, Belfast Newsletter March 29, 1808: At Ballyrea, near Armagh. During the course of a long life, she fulfilled the duties of a daughter ,wife and parent with undeviating propriety: as she lived beloved and esteemed so will her death be long regretted not only by her family and friends but by the neighbouring poor, to relieve whose distress her heart was always alive and hand open.

31

Deed 283-214-183826, Witness: Joseph OLIVER of Ballynahonebeg, Linen Draper. The 1796 deed describes a bleaching green and such - so he was deinitely not simply a linen agent, but rather deeply involved in production.

32

Hunch, This birth date is a hunch based on First Presbyterian records.

33

Hunch, Conjecture about death date is based on 1789 April 15 DEED # 505-49-322470 (which he signed) and 1796 April 1 DEED# 510-33-328019 (where he is described as “late of Ballinahonebeg.) He was still alive on 1794 Apr 13 DEED: 486-226-307430.

34

DEED 494-539-336776, There is no mention of her at the time of her husband's death.

35

Hunch, Based on First Presbyterian records.

36

At the Ford of the Birches, 264. see notes cited under Benjamin OLIVER. I was inferring from them that David is the father of the Benjamin & William in question. BUT I WAS WRONG - Hence the name change from the David that I had in earlier versions to William.

37

Headstone from Maria Beattie April 9, 2006, There may have been a daughter "Elizabeth" who married a "Vance". To the memory of Benjamin Oliver of Killynure who departed this life July 1st aged 66 years. This [?] of respect was erected by his eldest daughter AD 1833. Here also are the remains of his parents William and Elizabeth Oliver. Of his sons William Thomas and James. Of his sister-in-law Jane, wife of William. And of his sister Frances Oliver and Mrs. Elizabeth Vance.

[OLIVER, Benjamin. Killinure. 1 Dec 1832. PRO D/1522/12/12.

38

1790 Mar 10 DEED: 485-366-307174 OLIVER- WHALEY, He is referred to as a linen draper.

39

St Marks internments records.

40

CD132 All Armagh Probates, This is a hunch based on the fact that A William OLIVER of Enislare d. 1816.

41

St. Marks records, William OLIVER of Farmacaffley; Elizabeth STEEL of Drummad.

42

Hunch, This is a guess based on hius occurance in a number of deeds as well as the liklihood that Benjamin had a son.

43

1st Armagh Presbyterian Church, http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/1stArmagh_Presbyterian.html, William OLIVER, son of Benjamin OLIVER baptised Jun 28, 1727. NOTE: I am placing him here as a son of this Benjamin based on a hunch.

44

Deed Memorial 558.208.370880, Martha OLIVER marriage settlement with Nathaniel LESLIE of Drumacanver, Co Armagh of the first part & Martha OLIVER, spinster the daughter of David OLIVER of Ballyrea in Co Armagh of the second part. Joseph OLIVER & Benjamin OLIVER. Whereby the said Nathanial LESLIE for the consideration therein mentioned granted to the said Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER their execs... Admons & Assigns all that and then that part of the Townland Drumconner (?) formerly in the possession of William LESLIE deceased and then in the possession of the said Nathaniel situate lying and being in the Manor of Toaghy and Barony of Armagh. Aforesaid containing bog. Estimation 35 acres 2 Roods & 30 perches by the same more or less .... [pounds] 20 annually for said Martha OLIVER in case she survives said Nathaniel OLIVER to use of .... intended marriage... Witness Samuel LESLIE brother to the said Nathaniel LESLIE and William OLIVER of Laragh in the County of Monaghan Gent.  And this Memorial is witnessed by the said William OLIVER & Thomas APPLEBY of the City of Armagh Scrivener. Joseph OLIVER [SEAL] September 19, 1803.

45

1845 July Laragh News, Report of Petty Sessions, Monaghan July 12, 1845 as recorded in the 1845, July 22 Armagh Guardian.

46

First Armagh Presbyterian 2007 Notes, He was of Keady at the time of his marriage and she was of Ballyrea.

47

1st Armagh Presbyterian Church, http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/1stArmagh_Presbyterian.html, Martha OLIVER of Ballyrea & Nathaniel LESLIE of Keady. 1803 Sept 2.

48

Deed, ROD: 508-208-370880 1803 Sept 1

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1803Sept1-MarthaOLIVER-NathanielLESLIE.html.

49

Memorial of the Preservation of the Dead in Ireland 539.293.355212, NOTE TO SELF: This reference needs to be checked further - I have only the reference from the County Louth site.

Sources (con't)
50

Memorial of a Deed: 539/293/355212, OLIVER-OLIVER Anne Oliver?s marriage to Samuel Elgee A Memorial of an _______ deed bearing date of 22nd day of April 1801 and made between Samuel Elgee?of Rochvale, Co Monaghan of the one part, Anne OLIVER of Ballyrea in the County of Armagh spinster of the second part and Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER both of Ballyrea aforesaid Gent of the third part. Whereby after recits as therein it is receipted that a marriage is to be had and solemnized between the said Samuel Elgee? And Anne OLIVER sister of the said Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER. The said Samuel Elgee? For the consideration[....] and for settling a competent portion of jointure for the said Anne OLIVER in case she shall survive him did grant [___] convey and confirm unto the said Joseph OLIVER and Benjamin OLIVER all that and those tenants in the Upper Ward in the town of Dundalk [____] part 82 feet in depth from the street to the Mill Race 260 feet [?] 63 feet situate lying and being in the town of Dundalk then or late in the Tenure or Occupation of Michael [Callair]? And .... to hold to the said Joseph OLIVER & Benjamin OLIVER their heirs assigns ... during the continuance of the Lease of said premises for all rentals to be had gotten or obtained thereof .... Witnessed by William HUTCHINSON of Ballyrats in the County of Armagh, William OLIVER of Laragh in the Co. of Monaghan farmer and memorial is also witnessed by the said William Hutchison. William OLIVER [SEAL] Samuel Elgee [SEAL} Joseph OLIVER [SEAL].

51

PRONI T/960/1, There is an Anne OLIVER Confirmed at Armagh St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral 1824, May 26 at age 23, therefore born 1801. Since she married on this date, it can't be her.

52

http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlarchive/louth/cems/st-nicholas.txt, Relatives may include:

Flat limestone slab :

 Beneath this Stone are deposted | the mortal remains of Anne Elgee who |

 departed this life the 12th of March 1826 | Aged 70 years Also the remains of

 her | Sister Agnes Algee who departed this life | the 27th of Jan 1838 Aged 75

 years the | last Surviving Children of the late Mr | Charles Elgee of Dundalk.

53

Brian de Breffny., Sperenza?s Ancestry: Elgee - The Maternal Lineage of Oscar Wilde (Volume 4:2, 1972 The Irish Ancestor.), He was baptised in Dundalk Jan 17, 1759.

54

At the Ford of the Birches, See Citaton under David OLIVER.

55

1837 Will of Joseph OLIVER, He is mentioned as a brother.

56

Deed, ROD: 305-312-20214

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1774Oct31-OLIVER-JACKSON-Creevy.html

See footnote #4. Benjamin OLIVER held land in Creevy in the 1823 Tithe Records.

57

1837 Will of Joseph OLIVER, He is still alive in 1837.

58

1840 Will Probate, "of Ballyrea".

59

Hunch, I have her here, but she may be a daughter of the previous David OLIVER who died in 1800.

60

Hunch, Based on sibling ages and date of marriage.

61

DEED: 602-488-414259, http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1807Nov13-OLIVER-McCLELAND.html, Note: Given the date of marriage, I wonder if the first two children born in 1803 & 1805 might belong elsewhere.

62

Hunch, I had him here as an earlier hunch - but the sources under birth bear this out.

63

Belfast Newsletter Birth Marriages and Deaths, Age 73 in Armagh . On 3rd inst  NOTE: Therefore born Abt.1764.

64

DEED 297-602-196312, "...for the lives of David OLIVER William OLIVER and Joseph OLIVER his sons aged about six months.

Sources (con't)
65

1837 Will of Joseph OLIVER, In the name of God Amen, I Joseph Oliver of Tullymore in the County of Armagh being in sound and disposing mind do make this my last will and testament. First I will and bequeath to my brothers Benjamin and William Oliver all my interest in the Lands Mills and Premises of Laragh and Cornicara situate in the Parish of Aughnamullan County of Monaghan subject to a debt of three Hundred pounds due to Mrs. Hamilton of Armagh which said debt of three hundred pounds my Brothers William and Benjamin are to pay to said Mrs. Hamilton in Consideration of said bequest therein demised I will and bequath unto Miss Alexander now Mrs. McCullagh the sum of fifty pounds Sterling late Irish currency which sum I am due her as a lawful and just debt, I do also will and bequeath to my son John Elliot Oliver all my chattels rents and arrears of rents and other property of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate subject  to all my lawful debts. I do nominate Constitute and Appoint my brothers Benjamin and William Oliver together with my nephew David Leslie as executors to this my last will and testament, signed by me this fifteenth day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and thirty six in presence of  Mary Anne Lennon, B Shuldhand Henry - David Collins-

 

I Joseph Oliver of Tullymore in addition to the covenant as stated herein do appoint my dear wife Catherine Oliver as executrix to this my last will and testament jointly with the executors mentioned above. I also appoint her (my wife) to be guardian to my son John Eliot Oliver till he attains his majority and of the Chattles which I have bequeathed in this my last will and Testament to my said son John Elliot Oliver. I now leave to my wife Catherine Oliver whatever part of the furniture of my House in Tullymore she may select for herself for her own use and benefit without being subject to my debts. Signed by me this twenty first day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven in presence of -

B.

66

Will Abstract, IWR/1837/F715. died 1st November 1837.

67

Belfast Newsletter Birth Marriages and Deaths, November 17, 1837. This gives an age of 73, therefore born 1764. It also gives a death date of 3 Nov 1837 which is at odds with the given date at probate.

Friday, November 17, 1837

On the 3d inst. Mr. Joseph Oliver, of Armagh, aged 73.

68

Deed 1846-10-66.

69

Hunch, This is assuming that the death mentioned in the Belfast Newsletter for Jane OLIVER and the burial in St. Marks Records for Anne OLIVER - given the convergence of dates are one and the same.

70

Hunch, The Belfast Newsletter 1826, July 18 mentions "Jane OLIVER"  "of Tullymore on 13th inst after a short illness. Greatly regretted. A will was probated in 1826.

71

Deed 364-182-243811, "...for the lives of David OLIVER William OLIVER and Joseph OLIVER his sons aged about six months.".

72

1845 July Laragh News, He was described as recently deceased.

73

At the Ford of the Birches, SOURCE: At the Ford of the Birches

p 268 (taken from Griffith's Valuation 1839) At Laragh, William Oliver had bleaching mills, a flax mill and a corn mill. "Beetling mill: 1/Water wheel 16 ft. diameter by 4 ft. wide buckets. Flax mill. 1/water wheel 16 ft diameter by 5.5 ft wide buckets. Corn mill. 1/water wheel 16.5 ft. diameter by 5ft wide buckets.".

74

Deed 510-33-32019, Indenture of Lease between John OLIVER, Mary & Elizabeth OLIVER son and daughters and also admons of Joseph OLIVER late of Ballinahonebeg aforesaid Gent, deceased on the one part & John SCOTT of Umgola, Co. Armagh.

75

Belfast Newsletter, 1795 Apr 24-27 NOTICE

All persons to whom the late Joseph OLIVER  of Ballinahonebeg, near Armagh stood indebted at the time of his death, either by bond, note, or otherwise, are desired to furnish their accounts to his son John OLIVER , that they may be discharged. Such persons as were indebted to said OLIVER, are requested to pay the amount of their accounts as above.

April 25, 1795.

76

Note, He was still alive at the time of the notice of the sale of his father's lease at Ballinahonebeg in the Belfast Newsletter on May 14, 1796.

Sources (con't)
77

DEED 494-539-336776, She was still alive Oct 1798: Between John MACKAY & May MACKAY otherwise OLIVER his wife and Elizabeth OLIVER spinster all of Kennedies, Parish & Co. Armagh which said Mary & Elizabeth are the only surviving issue & admons of Joseph OLIVER late of Ballinahonebeg in the Parish & Co. of Armagh, Gent dec’d who died intestate & was the only Executor of Arthur OLIVER, late of Ballinahonebeg, Gent dec’d of the one part & Joseph OLIVER of Ballyrea in said Co. & Parish of Armagh, farmer of he other part.

78

1st Armagh Presbyterian Church, http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/1stArmagh_Presbyterian.html, His domicile at time of marriage was Ballyards. His name was spelled: McKAY.

79

DEED 494-539-336776, She was still alive October 1798: Between John MACKAY & May MACKAY otherwise OLIVER his wife and Elizabeth OLIVER spinster all of Kennedies, Parish & Co. Armagh which said Mary & Elizabeth are the only surviving issue & admons of Joseph OLIVER late of Ballinahonebeg in the Parish & Co. of Armagh, Gent dec’d who died intestate & was the only Executor of Arthur OLIVER, late of Ballinahonebeg, Gent dec’d of the one part & Joseph OLIVER of Ballyrea in said Co. & Parish of Armagh, farmer of he other part.

80

PRONI T/960/1.

81

Deed, ROD: 474-175-299375

http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1793June20-OLIVER-OLIVER.html

Lands of Brootally from son to father.

82

Will probate abstract, 1854, William OLIVER of Brootally, farmer. SOURCE: LDS CD Index of Armagh Probates 132.

83

IGI, About 1805   Bellaghy,Eglish, , Armagh, Ireland.

84

1801 July 8 DEED: 543-185-357805, The deed is mentioned as a Dower.

85

PRONI D/889/1/122C, HUTCHINSON-McCULLAGH-OLIVER.

86

Armagh Probate Index, Of Kearney Hill d. 1818

aka McCULLOUGH, linen merchant.

87

Hunch, This is conjecture based on the tombstone of Benjamin OLIVER.

88

First Armagh Presbyterian 2007 Notes, Her address was given as Ballynagalliagh- a townland in Lisnadill that is on the southern border of Ennislare, the home of her parents.

89

First Armagh Presbyterian 2007 Notes, This is on the Tyrone-Armagh border.

90

1832 Will of Benjamin Oliver, He is mentioned as a brother.

91

Hunch, He may have died in 1854. See notes for James OLIVER on Deed 1843-8-159.

92

Headstone from Maria Beattie April 9, 2006, NOTE: I suspect that there is a transcription error in this record. I suspect that the memorial was erected in 1888 - not 1833 since the three sons mentioned wold not have been dead yet and the daughter Elizabeth who erected it would have only been 18 years old.

To the memory of Benjamin Oliver of Killynure who departed this life July 1st aged 66 years. This [?] of respect was erected by his eldest daughter AD 1833. Here also are the remains of his parents William and Elizabeth Oliver. Of his sons William Thomas and James. Of his sister-in-law Jane, wife of William. And of his sister Frances Oliver and Mrs. Elizabeth Vance.

[OLIVER, Benjamin. Killinure. 1 Dec 1832. PRO D11522/12/12 or else D/1522/12/12.

93

Headstone from Maria Beattie April 9, 2006, His age at time of death is given as 66.

94

Will of Benjamin Oliver of Killynure dated 22 Oct 1813, NA IWR/1832/F/1888.

95

Headstone from Maria Beattie April 9, 2006, To the memory of Benjamin Oliver of Killynure who departed this life July 1st aged 66 years. This [?] of respect was erected by his eldest daughter AD 1833 [Probably 1883 - going by the deaths mentioned]. Here also are the remains of his parents William and Elizabeth Oliver. Of his sons William Thomas and James. Of his sister-in-law Jane, wife of William. And of his sister Frances Oliver and Mrs. Elizabeth Vance.

[OLIVER, Benjamin. Killinure. 1 Dec 1832. PRO D11522/12/12 or else D/1522/12/12.

96

Hunch, He is said to have bought Killynure at time of marriage and in a Deed in 1804, he was "of Ennislare". PRONI D/462/117 shows him leasing Killinure from PRINGLE.

97

Kane Graveyard, Co Louth, In Memory of Elizabeth Oliver who departed this life 12th July 1825 aged 40 years and of her beloved brother Andrew Coulter Bradford of Cavananore Who died 10th May 1847 aged 59 years Also her sister Margaret Bradford Who died 17th August 1874 aged 88 years.

Sources (con't)
98

Headstone from Maria Beattie April 9, 2006, To the memory of Benjamin Oliver of Killynure who departed this life July 1st aged 66 years. This [?] of respect was erected by his eldest daughter AD 1833. Here also are the remains of his parents William and Elizabeth Oliver. Of his sons William Thomas and James. Of his sister-in-law Jane, wife of William. And of his sister Frances Oliver and Mrs. Elizabeth Vance.

[OLIVER, Benjamin. Killinure. 1 Dec 1832. PRO D11522/12/12 or else D/1522/12/12.

99

Hunch, Although I give a birth date of 1808 - it is unlikely. It is more likely that there are two Frances OLIVERs. If not, her mother's first child would have been born 44 years earlier - virtually impossible.

100

PRONI T/960/1, There is a Frances OLIVER who was confirmed 26 May 1828 at Armagh Cathedral, age 16, therefore born 1808. This is not likely the same Frances OLIVER since her mother would have been in her 70s or 80s at the time of her birth.

101

1790 Mar 10 485-366-307174, This deed mentions her. It would seem she was already an adult at this time.

102

National Archives IWR/1837/f/50, This is a hunch that this is the same Frances OLIVER referred to in the gravestone of her brother Benjamin.

Frances Oliver, Enagh. Spinster. Her will was proved 14 January 1837."All the property presumed in Legacies not liable to duty. No Inventory." I believe the executor was Wm. BOYD [the photocopy is not clear].

103

Mary Frances Kerley, The rise & fall of a village industry Cornacarrow & Laragh mills 1775 - 1925, He was known as Dr. Leslie. William Oliver borrowed heavily from his nephew David Leslie from the 1830s onwards. The arrangement between Oliver and Leslie continued for the next ten years and gradually as Leslie poured money into the concern he became more involved in the administration of the property.  When William Oliver died in 1844 he had already drawn up a deed conveying all mills and property to David Leslie of Leslie Hill in Armagh.  Joseph Oliver, William’s son and obvious heir, vehemently disputed Leslie right to the property and an inheritance saga ensued which resulted in two court cases in 1845.

 

David Leslie was a magistrate who resided in the Derrynoose area of Co. Armagh.  His residence, Leslie Hill, was beautifully situated with an avenue and plantations.

104

First Ballybay, Since this birth date preceeds the marriage of the parents, I have soem questions about whether he belongs here.

105

First Ballybay, Since this birth date preceeds the marriage of the parents, I have soem questions about whether she belongs here.

106

Full Circle, In 1808, twins David & Susanna were born to Patrick McCLELLAND of Laragh. SOURCE: Full Circle  p. 42. These names are almost certainly an echo of the names of his wife’s parents.

107

First Ballybay.

108

David Nesbitt, Full Circle: A Story of Ballybay Presbyterians, In 1808, twins David & Susanna were born to Patrick McCLELLAND of Laragh. SOURCE: Full Circle  p. 42. These names are almost certainly an echo of the names of his wife’s parents.

109

St. Marks records, Internment 26 June 1850 at age 19.

Sources (con't)
110

Hunch, THIS IS PRETTY SLOPPY STILL. According to the court case over the mills at Laragh in 1845, Joseph OLIVER, son of William OLIVER was thrown in jail in February and was involved in illegal acts against David LESLIE, in an incident related to Joseph's father's insolvency. This is where we still need more detective work - but here is an interesting line to follow. There is an LDS record of a Joseph OLIVER and a Mary from Eglish Parish [SOURCE: Batch C700811 - same batch as for his father William OLIVER] . In the 1845 Court Case at Ballybay concerning ownership of the mills at Laragh, a James FEALY of Beagh is mentioned as Joseph's father-in-law, hence we might want to keep eyes open for a Mary FEALY. Also of interest in running this to ground is that a Patrick FEALY was resident in the townland of Fairtah in the parish of Aghnamullen in the Griffiths records (and Aughnamullen figures in this puzzle of OLIVERs and who fits where). Their children - all christened in Eglish Parish - would have been: 1. Margaret 1803

2. Elizabeth 1809

3. Anne 1811

4. Wm. 1815

5. Jane 1818

6. Mary 1823

7. Joseph 1826.

111

Hunch.

112

1845, July 22 Armagh Guardian, He married before his father's death.

113

Hunch, There is a listing in the LDS pilot project (NOTE: This is a totally wild bit of speculation. The listings for 1836 marriages do not include an OLIVER. Also, for this date to work, Alice's estimated age in the death notice would have to be off - otherwise she would have been 11 years old at time of marriage.)

Name: Alice Fealy

Registration district: Carrickmacross

Record type: MARRIAGES

Registration date - quarter and year: Apr - Jun 1936

Estimated birth year:

Age:

Mother's surnames:

Film number: 101577

Volume: 2

Page: 203

Digital GS number: 4199369

Image number: 00368

Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes 1845-1958.

114

First Armagh Presbyterian 2007 Notes, April 2, 1799.

115

1st Armagh Presbyterian Church, http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/1stArmagh_Presbyterian.html, baptised 199 Apr 2. Domicile: Kennedies.

116

1st Armagh Presbyterian Church, http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/1stArmagh_Presbyterian.html, Baptised 1800 Jun 28. Domicile: Kennedies.

117

First Armagh Presbyterian 2007 Notes.

118

1st Armagh Presbyterian Church, http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/1stArmagh_Presbyterian.html, Baptised 1801 Oct 10. Domicile: Kennedies.

119

Hunch, It is a hunch that he belongs here. SEE Deed 1845-14-26 of April 6, 1840.

120

PRONI Will index, OLIVER,Mary (wife of William) d. 24 Jan 1892 late of Killinure, Co. Armagh Granted at Armagh & Mary Anne Mullen, spinster effects of [pounds] 54. NOTE: There is another William OLIVER of KILLINURE, but Blin's notes suggest that "William died unchurched".

121

PRONI D/889/1/122C.

Sources (con't)
122

Blin Brown Research, According to “Blin” (Sarah Margaret BROWN) writing abt 1938, two sons of Benjamin OLIVER “Thomas & William died unchurched”. Blin Brown Research,

I note that Blin does not say “unmarried”, so it is possible that he had some marital-like relationship that we have no record of. NOTE: The Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library has records from the Catholic St. Patrick’s Church in Armagh, Co. Armagh of the baptism of a Benjamin OLIVER, August 21, 1841, son of William OLIVER and Anne MALLON and also a baptism of a Sarah OLIVER, daughter of the same. The notes indicate that the children are illegitimate, and that their father was a Protestant. This becomes even more intriguing when looked at with the following will abstract in mind: OLIVER, Mary Letters of Administration (with the will attached) of the personal estate of Mary OLIVER (wife of William OLIVER) late of Killinure Co. Armagh d. 24 Jan 1892 @ Killinure, Co. Armagh  Granted @ Armagh to Mary Anne Mullan of Killinure, Spinster. The Universal Legatee.

123

PRONI D1522/12/1, He was at least 21 years old in 1832 when his fathers will was probated.

In an 1813 version of the will, he is referred to as being the elder son.

NOTE: The documents are filed with lawyer Kilpatrick's documents.

124

PRONI Will index, Oliver, William late of Killinure d. 15 October 1873 at Killinure, Co. Armagh. Will proved by Wm. Couser & William Menary. Effects under 3000 pounds.

125

1874 Oct 15 letter from Eliza JACKSON to Sir Thomas JACKSON, His brother Andrew has launched a lawsuit - one year after his death.

126

The Belfast News-Letter, The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Wednesday, April 28, 1875; Issue 18643.

Vice Chancellor's court - Tuesday.

Couser versus Oliver and others.

The bill in this case was filed for the administration of the real and personal estate of William Oliver, late of Killynure, in the County Armagh, deceased, who by his last will and testament, bearing date the 11th of October 1873, bequeathed all his property to William Couser, the plaintiff, and William Menary, whom he appointed trustees and executors.  Prior to making his will, the testator being entitled to the lands of Killynure and Enagh, under release dated December, 1870, from the vicars choral and organist of the abbey or college of the church of St. Patrick, in Armagh, at the yearly rent of £84 14s he accepted an offer made to him by the commissioners of the Church temporality's in Ireland to purchase the fee of said lands for the sum of £2,118 in respect of this matter the bill prayed that the trusts of the will might be carried out.

The VICE CHANCELLOR made a decree in accordance with the payer of the bill.

Mr. Edward Lytton, Q.  C.  With whom was Mr. T.  P.  Lynch, appeared for the plaintiff.  Mr. Marcia Clark and Mr. Bell for the defendants.

127

Will of Benjamin Oliver of Killynure dated 22 Oct 1813, Since he is mentioned in the will, I infer a birth date before Oct 22, 1813.

128

Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, est birth 1814.

129

Will Probate of Barbara DONALDSON 31 March 1865, Thomas OLIVER is said to be of Killinure at this time.

130

PRONI Will index, OLIVER, Thomas of Killinure, famer, bachelor d. 1867 May 4 at Killinure. Granted to Wm. OLIVER of Killinure.

131

1901 Census, Her religion was given as Presbyterian and she was noted as "deaf". Her daughter Mary was living with as were grand-daughters MAry MENARY & Frances Oliver BROWN[e] and grandson Andrew JACKSON. There was also a sevrant, Bridget MACKIN.

132

Mary McNeil Charts.

133

Birthday book of Jeannie Moorhead, This looks to be in Eliza's own handwriting giving a birth date of 1815.

134

PRONI T/960/1, NOTE: This document has transcriptions of OLIVER and DOBBIN births amongst its various documents. The transcription of the 1st Presbyterian of Armagh birth registry gives a birth date of 1815 for Eliza and a father named William. The will of her father Benjamin would indicate that this Eliza is either not her or else is an error in transcription (the same error is in the typed transcription of births available at the Prebyterian Historical Society. It is als likely the error in the ancestory of Sir Thomas Jackson (her son) as recorded in Burkes  (I can't speak for more current editions).

135

Register of Marriages of 1st Ballybay Presbyterian Church, 1834-1844, PRONI: REF MIC 1P/171A/1. His place of residence is given as Aughavilla Co. Leitrim; her place of residence - Killenure, Co. Armagh. The witnesses were Thomas McCullagh and Rev. D.G. Brown. The Minister was Wm Gibson.

Sources (con't)
136

The Belfast Newsletter, February 13, 1838, "On the 7th inst. at Dunrimond by the Rev. William Gibson, Ballybay, Mr. David Jackson of Aughavilla, county Leitrim to Eliza, eldest daughter of the late Benjamin Oliver, Esq., Killenure, county Armagh.

137

Marriage Settlement, In this document we learn that he leased 80 acres at Aughavilla, Parish of Carrigallen, Co Leitrim.

138

Headstone from Maria Beattie April 9, 2006.

139

1832 Will of Benjamin Oliver, He is not mentioned in the trust or codicil dated 1825 and included in the probate of the will, but his name is included in the headstone cited under Benjamin OLIVER his father.

140

Will of Benjamin Oliver of Killynure dated 22 Oct 1813, It would seem that he is the youngest child as he wasn't mentioned in the earlier drafts of the will.

141

GRO Belfast, Gives his age at death as "59", therefore born 1818.

142

1874 Oct 15 letter from Eliza JACKSON to Sir Thomas JACKSON, "Uncle Andrew has made a formal declaration of war, or rather law." This means he was still alive at this point.

143

1891 Will abstract for Anne OLIVER, She is described as a widow. This means he was dead by this point.

144

History from Headstones, Sacred to the memory of Andrew Oliver of Killylea who departed this life November Killylea, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh. 27th 1877 aged 39 years Also his children William Oliver April 17th 1867 Martha E Oliver December 2nd 1872 Margaret Oliver April 13th 1881 Also Mary J and Barbara Oliver who died in infancy And his wife Ann Oliver died 28 March 1891 aged 69 years. NOTE: The age at death can not be correct as his mother was already dead. The date of death fits into other parameters. A Gro record agrees with the date of death and gives the age as "59" - a much better fit.

145

GRO Belfast, Andrew Oliver death at Aughrafin  co Armagh on 27th November 1877 aged 59 years, married and a farmer. NOTE: Aughrafin, Parish of Eglish, Co. Armagh is the townland on the eastern border of Killylea, Parish of Tynan, Co. Armagh.

146

Belfast Newsletter Birth Marriages and Deaths, The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Saturday, December 1, 1877; Issue 19454.

OLIVER - November 27, at his residence, Killylea, Armagh, Andrew Oliver, aged 59 years.

147

Eglish Parish Marriages 1804-1845, 22 March 1843 Andew Oliver m. Anne Hanna.

148

Note, It is possible she was b. DEC 1819   Eglish Parish,  Armagh  , Ireland   . (SOURCE: LDS Batch C700811) and that her mother’s name was Martha and that she had siblings named Maria, William, Alicia, and Elizabeth - all christened at Eglish Parish.

149

1891 Will abstract for Anne OLIVER, 1891 Anne OLIVER late of Ballyscandle, widow d. 29 Mar 1891 at Ballyscandle. Granted to Andrew C.B. OLIVER, son. Effects 90 pounds 10 shillings.

150

History from Headstones, Sacred to the memory of Andrew Oliver of Killylea who departed this life November 27th 1877 aged 39 years Also his children William Oliver April 17th 1867 Martha E Oliver December 2nd 1872 Margaret Oliver April 13th 1881 Also Mary J and Barbara Oliver who died in infancy And his wife Ann Oliver died 28 March 1891 aged 69 years NOTE age of Andrew at death is incorrect.

151

Note, Her sister in a letter Jan 1, 1884 says, "she is no great pen woman, or she would write herself".

152

Kane Graveyard, Co Louth, OLIVER In affectionate remembrance of Mary Jane Oliver of Cavananore, who departed this life 3rd October 1875 aged 54 years. And of her niece Mary, 2nd daughter of David Jackson, Urker Crossmaglen widow of William Menary, Maghery, Armagh and of Frederick Griffin, Corrinary Castleblayney died 9th August 1921 aged 76 years.

153

Will Abstract, NOTE: (In previous iterations of this family tree, we had her death at Cavananore, but this will abstract says Ballybay)

Mary Jane late of Cavananore Co Louth spinster died 3 October 1875 at Ballybay, Co Monaghan. Will was proved at Armagh by the oaths of Alexander Dickie of Roachdale (Hackballscross) Co Louth & Eliezer Gilmore of Liscalgot (Crossmaglen) Co Armagh, Farmers & Executors. Effects [pounds] under 3000.

154

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Thursday, October 7, 1875

OLIVER - October 3, at Derryvalley, Ballybay, Miss Oliver, of Cavananore, county Louth, younger daughter of the late Benjamin Oliver, of Killynure, county Armagh.

155

1845 Apr 1 Laragh news, David LESLIE mentions his son John coming up with a gun to cover him. He is described as about 14 years old.

Sources (con't)
156

The Belfast Newsletter, The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Wednesday, February 5, 1851; Issue 11730. (792 words)

John Leslie, Esq., Gazette said last week to a cornetcy in the 6th Dragoon Guards, is son of Dr. Leslie of Leslie Hill and Laragh.

157

Death Ceritificate, Benjamin OLIVER, Assurance Agent, married to Grace ORR & died at 547 New City Road, Glasgow died 1905 September twenty-first 8h 30m PM age 64. Father Andrew OLIVER (deceased) & mother Mary Jane HAYES (deceased). Cause of death, Pneumonia, 8 days as certified by William RITCHIE, MB CM.

158

Marriage Certificate, 1881 22 Nov at 395 Crown Street, Glasgow in presence of John ORR and Andrew ELLIOT, Benjamin OLIVER, Grocer, Master, Bachelor age 40 of 174 Gowan Street, Glasgow, Scotland son of Andrew OLIVER, farmer, deceased & Mary Jane OLIVER (HAYES) (deceased) & Grace ORR, spinster age 22, daughter of William ORR, Railway Clerk and Catherine ORR (ROBB).

159

1901 Census, Benjamin Oliver aged 59 b 1842 born in Ireland

Grace ( spouse)

Children:

Catherine  18 b Scotland b 1883

Elizabeth   16 b Scotland

Margaret   15 b Scotland

Thomas     12 b Scotland

William     11 b Scotland

Benjamin   9   b Scotland 1892

Grace          7

Mary            5.

160

Birth Certificate, County Armagh; Register: 4; Page 22; Entry 7. Sarah OLIVER, R.C. daughter of William OLIVER and Anne MALLON. Sponsor Maryanne KEARNEY. Father non-Catholic, Illegitimate.

161

Gitte Priscilla Collins JACKSON's research.

162

DICKIE DONALDSON COULTER.FTW, Date of Import: 3 Nov 2004.

163

McNeil Family Tree from Dr. Thomas McNEIL, Derrivalley is given as a place of birth in this tree. NOTE: I have left it as Carigallen.

164

Leitrim Roscommon Gazette, The birth of David Jackson's son John in 1839 is recorded as taking place in

Derryvalley (Clones Co Monaghan) in the home of T McCullagh, [cousin Thomas McCUllagh and Sarah McCullagh] in the Leitrim Roscommon Gazette on 7th December 1839.

165

Will of John Jackson.

166

McNeil Family Tree from Dr. Thomas McNEIL, John worked for HM Customs & Excise in Irvingstown, Co. Fermanagh where his wife ran the Post Office. Later he had a farm at Brackagh, Co. Tyrone. He died of heart disease.

167

Note, I don't yet know how he ended up here. Family names associated with this townland include WRIGHT, STEEL and McCULLA.

168

Will probate, Title:     

Forename: John

Surname: Jackson

Alt Surname:

 

Date Of Death: 21/07/1886

Date Of Grant: 10/09/1886

Effects: Effects £733 11s. 6d.

Registry: Londonderry

Full Abstract:

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of John Jackson late of Brackagh County Tyrone Farmer who died 21 July 1886 at same place were granted at Londonderry to Kate Maria Jane Jackson of Brackagh the Widow.

Sources (con't)
169

Emerald Ancestors, Record Type:  Civil Marriage

Date of Marriage:  26 Apr 1877

Groom Name:  John JACKSON

Bride Name:  Kate Maria Jane WHITING

 

ALSO:

Record Type:  Civil Marriage

Date of Marriage:  26 Apr 1877

Groom Name:  John JACKSON

Bride Name:  Kate Maria Jane WHITING

Church:  Strabane Civil Registrars Office

Parish:  Camus-juxta-Mourne

Civil District:  Strabane

County:  Tyrone

Church:  Ardstraw Church of Ireland

Parish:  Ardstraw

Civil District:  Strabane

County:  Tyrone.

170

Birthday book of Jeannie Moorhead, gave the month and the day.

171

Gilfford Castle History, gave 24.9.54 as a birth date which agreed with the fragment in Jeanne Moorhead's birthday book.

172

Note, She is mentioned in connection with the wedding of her niece Amy Oliver JACKSON.

173

1901 Census, She and her children are resident at 51 Malone Avenue.

174

Peerage and Baronetage, 1434-1435. The ancestor of this family in Ireland came from co. York in Cromwell's Army and was granted lands in co. Carlow for his services. This estate called Mount Leinster, was sold in 1745 by his descendant George Jackson who settled at Urker, Crossmaglen, co. Armagh.

175

The Times Wills - 8 Mar 1916, 11. WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

ESTATE OF SIR THOMAS JACKSON.

SIR THOMAS JACKSON, Bt., of Stanstead House, Stanstead, Essex, chairman and director and late chief manager of the Hong-kong and Shanghai Bank, Gracechurch-street, E.C., chairman of the Imperial Bank of Persia, and a director of the London County and Westminster Bank, the Union Discount Company of London, and the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation, who died on December 21 last, aged 74, has left unsettled estate of the gross value of £121,715, the net personality amounting to £74,598. He left his property at Creggan, Louth, Ireland, to his son, Major Sir Thomas Dare Jackson, M.V.O., D.S.O.

176

2006 conversation with Thomas Jackson at Bangor, "The JACKSON crest before Sir Thomas was the bird without the world beneath it" There were 4 rings. David was swimming at Yokohama and lost one; James Jackson lost one in the South China Sea; one went to Thomas Dare Jackson and one was given to Thomas Jackson by his father in 1948. This one is now in the possesion of Jack Stooks.

177

1990 Journal Of The Creggan Local History Society  article by Mary Cuminsky.

178

Leitrim Genealogy Centre, There is a record available of his birth in Leitrim in 1841. I have not paid to see it. (Cost=10 Euros).

179

The Times, Wills - 8 Mar 1916; pg 11

WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

ESTATE OF SIR THOMAS JACKSON.

SIR THOMAS JACKSON, Bt., of Stanstead House, Stanstead, Essex, chairman and director and late chief manager of the Hong-kong and Shanghai Bank, Gracechurch-street, E.C., chairman of the Imperial Bank of Persia, and a director of the London County and Westminster Bank, the Union Discount Company of London, and the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation, who died on December 21 last, aged 74, has left unsettled estate of the gross value of £121,715, the net personality amounting to £74,598. He left his property at Creggan, Louth, Ireland, to his son, Major Sir Thomas Dare Jackson, M.V.O., D.S.O.

180

Wendy Jack Website Jack/McCullagh families.

181

Amy Lloyd's Family History.

182

Copy of wedding certificate, Filed in my HSBC folder.

183

1901 Census, Age is given as 50.

Sources (con't)
184

Gravemarker, Her birth date is on her grave marker at Stanstead, England.

185

Newry District Model National School, In 1854 and 1857 at ages 11 and 13 respectivelly, she received a premium as a result of accomplishments as a student.

186

Note, Dianne Morgan has a letter from "Bessie" 1922 to ? probably when Grandma was in Ardglass.

SOURCE: LDS Files marriage 0101250 Vol 11 p505 vol 11 489 - not sure why there are two records.

Money left to her in the will of Mary Jane Oliver.

187

LDS film 10101250, Castleblayney Registration District 1/489.

188

Marriage Certificate, Certificate # 489 Districty of Castleblayney.

For photocopy  see: My Pictures/genealogy/Brown/Brown, Thompson marriage

On the certificate, Thompson BROWN's profession is "Merchant"; his residence "City of Dublin, Parish of St. Andrews, 60 Dame Street" His father - Samuel BROWN, Gentleman

Elizabeth JACKSON is a spinster of Urker, Parish of Creggan, her father David JACKSON, a Gentleman. Daniel G. BROWN was the minister. Witnesses were M.M. McCONKEY & Jas OLIVER

Note. P. 43 of Full Circle there is mention of a James OLIVER of Ednafirkin. This is of interest given the witness to the marriage of Thompson BROWN & Elizabeth JACKSON. At this point, I am unsure if Elizabeth's Uncle James OLIVER would still be living (he is not mentioned in his father's will of 1828).

189

Family Bible, Interestingly, the Bible gives the marriage as taking place at Freeduff.

190

Emerald Ancestors, NOTE: INteresting the "Freeduff" is referred to "Creggan Presbyterian Church"

Record Type:  Civil Marriage

Date of Marriage:  08 Jan 1867

Groom Name:  Thompson BROWN

Bride Name:  Elizabeth JACKSON

Church:  Creggan Presbyterian Church

Parish:  Creggan

Civil District:  Castleblayney

County:  Armagh.

191

Belfast Newsletter Birth Marriages and Deaths, The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Saturday, January 12, 1867; Issue 33578

Brown and Jackson - January 8, at Freeduff Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. D. G. Brown, uncle to the bride, Thompson Brown, of Dublin, to Bessie, eldest daughter of David Jackson, Esq., Urker, Crossmaglen.

192

Note, September 23, 1867, he was sent a letter addressed at 60 Dame Street. This would have been 8 months after his marriage. I suspect he was in business with his father.

193

LDS files.

194

Register of Baptisms of 1st Ballybay Presbyterian Church, This is a bit of a guess, but it seems likely -given that the name and place of the father is Ednafircin and the year of the birth of Thompson (here called Thomas) agrees.

195

Letter, Bessie Brown 1915, 1. She mentions the date of death as being Wednesday before the date of her letter. She is writing from Crossmaglen, but it is not clear whether the death happened there. Likely not. There was no church funeral as per request in his will.

196

1911 Census, At time of census she was alone in the house with two servants. She was described as a Presbyterian widow and farmer.

197

McCullagh Family Document 106, Transcript of entries from the Daily Rememberancer Book of Thomas Clair Whiteside (368) prepared for him by his mother, Sarah (109).  A similar book was also given to Sarah's other child, Mary Ione (369), but unfortunately was destroyed in the bushfires of 1983. Entries in Sarah Whiteside's writing:-

6 Jul 1871   Mary Jackson & Willie Menary married.

198

Note, A letter dated 1883 March 28 refers to a settlement date of 24 April 1871.

199

William and Mary Menary Bible 1845.

200

Court Case 2806.

201

The Witness, Saturday, 14 February 1874, MENARY--Feb. 7, at his residence, Maghery House, Armagh, Wm. Menary, Esq., aged 36 years.

Sources (con't)
202

PRONI Will index, Administration Intestate, WILLIAM MENARY, farmer, late of Maghery, Co.

 Armagh, died 7th Febr 1874 (? SJ). Effects under £1,000.

 Without a grandchild living, the issue of a deceased son or daughter.

 Mentions MARY MENARY, widow. Mentions MARY MENARY, spinster, daughter

 and only next of kin. Probate not granted to above as widow renounced

 the right and daughter did not claim for reasons contained on an

 affidavit. Probate granted to creditor William Robert Ferris. 23rd April.

203

The Belfast Newsletter, The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Tuesday, December 12, 1876; Issue 19151.

To be sold at public auction.  At the courthouse in the city of our mall, on Tuesday, 19th December, 1876, by order of the administrators of Mr. Joseph Wynn, of Ballyards, deceased,

A debt of £160 15s 1d due by the late William MENARY of Magherkilcrany, in the County of Armagh, against whose estate the aforesaid debt has been proved and admitted by the Court of  Chancery in Ireland.

The estate of Mr. Menary is about being wound up.  Terms -- cash.  Purchaser to pay 5%.  Auction fees.  Henry Reilly, auctioneer.  December 5, 1876.

204

Wendy Jack Website Jack/McCullagh families, I had a marriage date for them of October 28, 1876 - but I suspect that I had an error in my date. Based on this, I have amended it to 1886 (also because a love letter from him to her is dated May 5, 1886 and they clearly were not yet married).

205

Emerald Ancestors, Record Type:  Civil Marriage

Date of Marriage:  28 Oct 1886

Groom Name:  Frederick Richard GRIFFIN

Bride Name:  Mary MENARY

Church:  Creggan Church of Ireland

Parish:  Creggan

Civil District:  Castleblayney

County:  Armagh.

206

PRONI MIC/1/11.

207

Will Abstract, NOTES: d. 10/6/1890, will was granted 11/11/1890. The will of Frederick Richard Griffin late of Corrinary, County Monaghan, Farmer, proved at Armagh by Mary Griffin of Corrinary, widow the sole executrix. Effects [pounds] 180.

208

Kane Graveyard, Co Louth, Frederick Griffin, Corrinary Castleblayney died 9th August 1921 aged 76 years. NOTE: Who is he? He would be born 1845.

209

Conversation at Gilford. 2005, His grandson, Thomas JACKSON (b 1930) told me that he was done out of the BRADFORD wills because the BRADFORD ladies didn't want him to get married and he did. He rented at Lyonsdale, near Trim.

210

Note, A 1915 letter from Bessie Brown [ne - Jackson] to her son, Thomas Brown, mentions an Uncle Andy.

Transcription of Miss McCready's news clippings saved in a diary at Gilford Castle. JACKSON -  October 29, 1929, at his residence, Forstertown, Trim, Andrew C.B. Jackson, third son of the late David Jackson, Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, in his 84th year. Funeral tomorrow (Thursday), 2 o'clock, to Trim Churchyard.

Gika Jackson tells me that the Jacksons are buried near the front door of the church which is now a cathedral. There is a headstone of Andrew Coulter Bradford Jackson & Eliza Emily Jackson & Thomas Dare & Mollie Jackson. John & Ernest are also included although Ernest is buried in Harlow, England.

Occupation, farmer.

211

Tom Jackson conversation April 1, 2006.

212

Carrigallen Visitation Books (PRONI M1C IP/163/1).

213

Birthday book of Jeannie Moorhead.

214

Emerald Ancestors, Record Type:  Civil Marriage

Date of Marriage:  01 Aug 1876

Groom Name:  Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON

Bride Name:  Eliza Emily GILMORE

Church:  Creggan Church of Ireland

Parish:  Creggan

Civil District:  Castleblayney

County:  Armagh.

Sources (con't)
215

PRONI MIC 1-11.

216

A letter from Tom Houston to Jeanne and postmarked 18 April 1938 mentions "Aunt Emily's" recent passing. With enough other references (to joining Uncle Andy  "on the other side"), I take this to be the year of her death. Jeannie was obviously staying at Trim at the time while her cousin Tom Houston was at Lausanne.

SOURCES for birthdate: Jeannie Jackson's birthday book gives her mother's birthdate as 25 April, but gives no year. Mary McNeil gives the birth date as 1846 but gives the date as 1 August (the same as the marriage date). Jeannie Jackson would seem to be the more reliable. It is also corroborated by PRONIE MIC-1-11.

217

Obit.

218

McNeil Family Tree from Dr. Thomas McNEIL, Has her death place as Freeduff, Crossmaglen.

219

Wendy Jack Research McCullagh Family.

220

Note, I initially had his birth date as 1845, but going from both the Census in 1901 as well as my notes on the Creggan Church Records, I believe it is 1843.

221

Family Tree of Dr. Thomas Alexander McNeil.

222

McNeil Family Tree from Dr. Thomas McNEIL, His wife ... Sarah was well known for her concern and care of the poor, and it was she who ran the farm that had been bought for them by Jemmie's brother Sir Thomas Jackson. Jemmie was apparently somewhat ineffectual.

223

Death notice stored in Browne family bible at Gilford Castle, In Loviong remembrance of James Jackson who died 6th January, 1925, aged 76 years. Zoar Lodge, Omeath. Formerly of Urker, Crossmaglen.

224

1911 Census, He was shown to be age 650 and his wife to be 63. They were residents of House #3 in Logmoylin, Creggan Lower, Armagh. He was listed as CHurch of Ireland and she was listed as Presbyterian. They had been married for 27 years and had no children. A servant and a farm labourer also lived with them. His occupation was "farmer". It was described as a first class house, with 7 rooms and he was also the owner of the house.

225

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Thursday, October 14, 1886

JACKSON and BROWNE - At Haynestown Church, Blackrock, Dundalk, by the Rev Mr Kinch, James Jackson, fourth son of David Jackson, Esq. Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, to Elizabeth Sarah, second daughter of the Rev Daniel Gunn Browne, Newholland, Keady, county Armagh.

[NOTES from Wendy JACK: Although no marriage date is given, it is probably 13 Oct 1886. We had 13 Oct 1866, which put James' age at marriage as 16. The source for this date was Burke's Peerage & Baronetage; Mary Cumiskey also gave the 1866 date in her article on Sir Thomas Jackson in the Journal of the Creggan Local History Society, but was probably using Burke as her source.].

226

1911 Census, They had two servants at "Logmoylan".

227

Note, In a letter Sept 7, 1887, the wedding is described. The headed for Dublin afterwards, but ended up at her brother Andrew's in Forstertown.

228

First Ballybay Baptismal records, Deciphered with help from Paeder Murnane. April 2 2007. Additonal info on year from Wendy Jack Birth Indexes.

229

Will Abstract, Date Of Death: 21/07/1897

Date Of Grant: 08/11/1897  

Effects: Effects £10  

Registry: Armagh  

 

Full Abstract:

The Will of Andrew M'Cullagh late of Slieveroe County Monaghan Farmer who died 21 July 1897 was proved at Armagh by Margaret M'Cullagh of Slieveroe Widow.

Sources (con't)
230

Wendy Jack, Margaret Louisa WRIGHT was born in Monaghan, Co Monaghan, Ireland on 29 December 1868.   

Margaret married David JACKSON on 28 December 1893.  David was born on 16 November 1855.   He was the son of David JACKSON and Eliza OLIVER.  

David went to school at the Annaneese School in Ballybay Parish.  One of three schools in the townland, it was located near McCooey's cross, and operated during the 1860s and 1870s.

Like so many members of his extended family, David worked for the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank.  In 1877 he commenced work in the London office of the bank, and in March the following year he left Britain for the Far East.  In May 1878 he joined the staff of the Shanghai office.  The bank records show that in 1882 his monthly salary was $200.  In April 1883, David was stationed in Hankow for a month before returning to Shanghai.  In June the following year he returned to Hankow as Acting Agent, and was confirmed as Agent there in August 1886, with an annual salary of $6000.  He was stationed in India briefly during 1887 before transferring to Shanghai as sub-manager in December 1887. In May 1888 he became acting Agent in Bombay, and remained there until his appointment as Manager of the Yokohama office in Japan in 1893.  David took two years leave from the bank in January 1897. Presumably he and Margaret returned to Britain at this time to visit their families. He was there when his brother-in-law Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH died on 21 July 1897.  His sister Mary wrote: Our David is better.  We hope to see him at the funeral.  

In 1899, David returned to work as manager in Yokohama, a position which was effectively that of manager of the bank's Japanese operations.  During David's tenure in Yokohama, Japan re-entered the foreign loan market.  The Hongkong and Shanghai Bank was a member of and chief negotiator for the key consortium handling the loans through London.  David's key role in this matter of vital economic importance to Japan was acknowledged when he was made a Companion of the Order of the Rising Sun, and presented with three silver bowls and two candelabra by the Emperor Meiji.  (The largest of these bowls, of the Chrysanthemum design, is now in the collection of the Vancouver Museum; it was donated to the museum by David's relative, David Hugh Plunkett BROWN. Another of the bowls is known to be in the possession of other family members in Co Down, Ireland, but the whereabouts of the third bowl and the candelabra remains a mystery.) David died of a heart aneurysm on 27 July 1903 in Yokohama, Japan.   

After David's death, Margaret married secondly John Hatton PORTER in 1905 in Ireland.   John was born in 1858.   He was the son of Rev. James PORTER and Hariette HATTON.  Occupation: manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland.   John assumed the surname PORTER-HATTON and the arms of Hatton by Royal Licence on 5 October 1908.   John predeceased his wife, who is known to have been a widow in 1937.   

She resided at The Grange, in Hook, Hampshire, England in 1937.   Margaret died 24 February 1945 in Freeduff, Parish of Creggan, Armagh, Northern Ireland.   Her death certificate recorded her cause of death as pulmonary oedema and coronary thrombosis.

Sources (con't)
231

Note, A presentation Bowl with Chrysanthemum Design of the late 18th early 20th Century was presented to David Jackson by the Emperor Meiji in appreciation of his work in setting up the banking system in Japan. It was donated by his descendant, David Hugh Plunkett Brown to the Vancouver Museum. A photo of it can be seen on page 157 of "The Arts of Meiji Japan 1868-1912". Apparently a candelabra was also given to him, but the whereabouts of that is not known to us at this time. The chrysanthemum pattern is to signify long life. The presentation was to celebrate David Jackson receiving "The Order of the Rising Sun".

SOURCE: "At the Ford of the Birches" see N.A. Roll No. 8313 Annaneese School.

p. 209 David Jackson apparently attended the Annaneese School (Presbyterian) "David Jackson, Bank Manager in Hong Kong"  The school was 26' by 15' by 8' and was built of stone and lime construction with a slated roof. It was built "near McCooey's cross" and had been in existence from 1860. It is possible that it closed down in 1879 when David Ranson became principal of Church Street School.

HSBC Group Archives April 2003

1877 - Joins London Office of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

1878 - Agent Bombay

May 1878 - East to join Shanghai office

1882 - Shanghai Salary $200

April 1883 - May 1884 - Hankow [now Wuhan]

May 1883 - Shanghai

June 1884 - Hankow, acting Agent

August 1886 - Hankow, Agent, salary $6000

1887 - briefly in India

Dec 1887 - Shanghai, Sub manager

May 1888 - Bombay [now Mumbai] acting Agent

1893 - Yokohama, Manager

Jan 1897 12 months leave, extended to two years

1899 - Yokohama, Manager

Service ends between July 1903 and July 1904

(SHARON'S NOTE: We know that he died of an aneurism of the heart 27 July 1903)

Times Obituary - 22 Sep 1903; pg 4

MR. DAVID JACKSON, whose death at Yokohama on July 27 last is announced in the Japanese newspapers which have recently reached England, was one of the most popular and best known members of the British community in the chief port of Japan, where he had been for many years manager of the local branch of the Hong-kong and Shanghai Bank. He was a younger brother of Sir Thomas Jackson, who, as general manager at Hong-kong, raised the Hong-kong and Shanghai Bank to its present position as the leading British financial institution in the Far East.

232

Note, Letter from his mother to TJ 1893, March 4: This new year has been already a year of surprises to me. I had quite given up hope of David’s marrying, and had even ceased to urge him on the subject, when lo! one fine morning a letter came informing us that he was engaged. I like it well in every respect but one; which is that I wish he had known his own mind sooner, so that he might have been married in Ireland, and have had his wife out with him. But I fear it cannot be helped now. NOTE: He was Manager of HSBC Yokohama branch at this time.

233

Tednavet Parish Church Records CD complied by Jack STOREY, 28th Dec 1868 Margaret Louse dau of Robert & Sarah Jane Wright of Ballinode.

234

Death Certificate copy in my possession.

235

Eliza Jackson 1871 letter, George had died of croup.

236

Hunch, I had the name Martha E. OLIVER from the tombstone erected for her father - and then there is a photo with the name Margaret E. NORRIS (CD1 - Gilford Castle) - possibly a child of hers. The photo says SYDNEY on the back - and this likely ties in with the mention of a niece in Mary Jane OLIVER's will in Queensland.

Sources (con't)
237

Note, For starters, depending on which document we look at, we have a range of possibilities to determine Martha Eliza OLIVERs birth.

 

In her daughter Mary Jane's birth certificate, she is 22 years old on September 1st, 1869, hence born sometime in the year before September 1, 1847.

 

In her marriage certificate, she was age 21 on February 20, 1864, hence born sometime in the year before February 21, 1843 (could be 1842-1843).

 

On her death certificate, she is listed as age 28 on November 26, 1872, hence born sometime in the year before November 26, 1844 (could be 1843-44).

 

If we can assume that one of these is right, I think we can discount her age as given on her daughter's birth certificate. Yes? This actually makes more sense since it would have meant that she would have been a mere 17 years old at age of marriage - and already so far from home. 21 makes more sense (although what took her there is most interesting - whatever that was! I do wonder if the Henry NORRIS, father of George, may have also come from Armagh. There were lots of NORRIS families in the same economic class as the OLIVERs at that time in Armagh. She may have come over as a domestic).

 

There is a potential overlap between Martha's marriage and death certificate so that it is most likely that she was born in 1843. Her parents married March 22, 1843. This could mean many things. It could mean that Martha's birth may have been after the marriage and also conceived post marriage or it could have been a post marriage birth that was conceived pre-marriage or else it could have been a birth that preceded the marriage (sometimes in those days, they waited to see if the infant would live - and bear in mind that Andrew Bradford OLIVER had no living parents to guide him at this time and would have been about 25 years old while his wife was 21). Their marriage agreement was quite detailed, so I would assume that both her family and his trustees would have been onside. Given this, my guess is that the birth of Martha Eliza happened after the marriage and that she was their first born.

238

Ruth Murdock, 2009 Nov 21 email Oliver Family History.

239

History from Headstones, NOTE Martha's death date given here is most likely her burial date. See Queensland Pioneers reference.

Sacred to the memory of Andrew Oliver of Killylea who departed this life November 27th 1877 aged 39 years Also his children William Oliver April 17th 1867 Martha E Oliver December 2nd 1872 Margaret Oliver April 13th 1881 Also Mary J and Barbara Oliver who died in infancy And his wife Ann Oliver died 28 March 1891 aged 69 years. NOTE: The age at death of her father is incorrect.

240

Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, Oliver/Martha Eliza/M/20/02/1864/George Norris//1864/000334.

241

Death Ceritificate, She died of peritonitis.

242

Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, Brisbane: Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Queensland.

Surname/Christian Names/Event/Date/Father's Name/Name of Other Party/Mother's Name/Number

Norris/George/M/18/08/1889/Madelina Gemmell//1889/002287

Norris/Martha Eliza/D/26/11/1872/-/-/1872/000031

Norris/Mary Jane/B/01/09/1869/George/Martha Eliza Oliver/1869/000075

Norris/William Oliver/B/14/02/1868/George/Martha Eliza Oliver/1868/000052

Oliver/Martha Eliza/M/20/02/1864/George Norris//1864/000334.

243

Will of Mary Jane Oliver, named in 1875 will as a son of Andrew Bradford OLIVER.

244

Note, He is referred to in a letter over a land dispute between his father and his aunts.

245

History from Headstones.

246

History from Headstones, died in infancy.

247

Derrynoose BMD transcribed by Linda Leonard, Baptised April 22, 1848, Mary Jane daughter of Andrew & Anne OLIVER, farmer at Brootally.

248

Derrynoose BMD transcribed by Linda Leonard, Baptised April 22 1848. They lived at Brootally and her father was a farmer.

Sources (con't)
249

Will of Mary Jane Oliver.

250

Births from Maria Beattie.

251

Oliver deaths by Maria Beattie after 1872, The death date fits with the will probate & the age of 28 results in a birth date of 1853.

252

PRONI Will index, This is a bit of a guess using this, but given the presence of Thompson BROWN, and that she was unmarried as of the time of her aunt's will (1875) here goes:

OLIVER, Margaret late of Augharafin, Co. Armagh, Spinster d 14 April 1881.Will proved by Thompson Brown of Killinure, sole executor. Effects £364.5s.8d.

253

Notes, Aughrafin was also called Augharafin.

254

1891 Will abstract for Anne OLIVER, In his mothers will he is named Andrew Coulter Bradford OLIVER. Otherwise in photos and in Mary Jane OLIVER's will, he is named Bradford OLIVER.

255

Hunch, This is conjecture- guessing at his age relative to his sister Margaret based on the photo they are both in where she would appear to be about 12 and he about 8. It was later verified by a record found by Maria Beattie in GRO, Belfast.

256

Bassetts's Directory, Lived at Ballyscandle in 1888.

257

GRO Belfast, Death of Bradford Oliver at Ballybrockey, Armagh, co Armagh on 14th June 1899, bachelor, age 40 years and a farmer.

258

Death Ceritificate, 1899 Jun 14 Oliver, Bradford 40 1859 Farmer/ bachelor Moses Daly  present at the death. Ballybrocky Probably Asthma 20 years no medical attendant.

 

 

Site Map | Legal Disclaimer | Copyright

© 2006-2014 Sharon Oddie Brown