Snippets of JACKSON-CLARK connections
· John CLARK (c1665-1707), Maghera, m. (18 Oct.1690) Jane WHITE. Their son: Jackson CLARK (1695-1754) mar. 1720, 4 sons, 4 dau.; will dated 20 Nov 1754. One of his sons, a Jackson CLARK was likely the clerk mentioned on p.151 in Remembering all the Orrs and also a member of the jury in the 1794 trial of the Proprietors of the Northern Star (p. 426 Historical Collections relative to the town of Belfast by Henry JOY). The decadency of this line can be found at thepeerage.com.
· Jackson Clark (1695-1754) founder of Clark’s Mills at Upperlands, describes how Jackson Clark who was already engaged in the linen trade in Maghera obtained a lease c.1739 on land along the banks of the river Clady which was the boundary between the two townlands of Upperland and Tirgarvil. Here beetling mills were established which began an industry that was to last up to the present day. Because of the scarcity of sources it is difficult to e stablish exactly who, or how many people, were living in the county. SOURCE: The Plantation of Ulster and the creation of the County of Londonderry.
· The Parliamentary Papers: Great Britain House of Commons: Vol 64 In 1882, George Jackson CLARKE was residing at The Steeple, Co. Antrim, and a member of the Grand Jury.
· The CLARKs of Steeple, Co. Antrim had a crest with a boar’s head erased, sa. Transfixed through the jaws with a broken spear. Non eget jaculis.
· James Jackson CLARK, Esq, of Largantogher House, Maghera, Co. Londonderry, Ireland had a crest with out of a mural crown an arm embowed in armour, the hand holding a dagger, all ppr., the arm charged with a trefoil vert. Virtute et labore.
· 1892 will of Fanny CLARK proved by Lt. Col. James Jackson CLARK of Larghantogher. National Archives Will Calendars.
· Ancestry – In 1737 a Jackson CLARK was a signatory to the marriage of William MOORE, son of James MOORE, of Parish of Ballymoney, co Antrim,
· George Jackson Clark, Steeple, was a magistrate in 1843. SOURCE: Belfast Ulster Street Directory.
· In 1951, Major Thomas Jackson CLARK of Upperlands House, Co. Derry was appointed sheriff. SOURCE: The Belfast Gazette.
· 1827. On the 20th instant [Sept 27] at St. Thomas's Church, by the Rev. John Fea [sic? John REA?], George Jackson Clark, Esq. of Staple [aka Steeple], in the County of Antrim, to Ellen, youngest daughter of the late Robert Mercer, Esq. SOURCE: Westmeath Journal transcribed in Nick Reddan’s Newspaper abstracts.
· http://sources.nli.ie/Record/MS_UR_020431 re: Elizabeth, daughter of Jackson CLARKE and connection to LEDLIE.
· 1744 Jackson CLARKE was a member of the Synod. Records of the General Synod of Ireland 1691-1820. Vol 2.
· The Belfast Gazette 9th March 1979. re: Estate of Luke Jackson HOLMES died 31 Dec 1979 late of “Blackrock” Steeple Road, Antrim 1979.
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