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There are a number of JACKSONs who are linked to Steeple by either land holdings or marriage - or are connected on the basis of my hunches. Many of them owned sizable land holdings in Steeple, Holywell & the town of Antrim – all very close together, as well as some holdings in nearby Loonburn Co. of Antrim.
Sharon Oddie Brown. August 16, 2016

Timeline of JACKSONS connected to Steeple, Co. Antrim

SOURCES:

·    I have included records from the Church of Ireland parish lists at PRONI MIC583/11 as well as the earlier of the Presbyterian records of JACKSONs from First Millrow, Antrim The latter were transcribed by Pauline Loughran.

·       See also the table I have made on the Jacksons of Loonburn.

·       It would likely be helpful to check records of neighbouring parishes. I may not have time to do this.

·       PRONI D2489/8 1734-1934 Three boxes of documents relating to the Clarke family, The Steeple, Antrim, Co. Antrim, and the related Jackson family, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim. The documents include miscellaneous leases, title deeds, correspondence, marriage settlements, receipts for stocks and shares, income tax returns, insurance policies and material relating to the Irish Land Commission concerning the land of the Clarke and Jackson families in Antrim. There are also wills of George Jackson, The Steeple, Antrim, 12 Oct. 1734; James Jackson, Loonburn, Co. Antrim, 18 Sep. 1770; Amy Jackson, The Steeple, Antrim, 4 July 1775; Thomas Mercer, Gloucester Street, Dublin, 23 Sep. 1800; and James Clarke, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, 24 July 1810.

  • MIC583/11 PRONI Connor Diocese Records, Parish of Antrim, Co. Antrim
  • Archaeologists tell us that the ancient church of Antrim was situated in the townland of Steeple near the Round Tower, but the present church building was built in 1596 according to the date inscribed on the corner stone and this makes All Saints the third oldest church building in the Diocese of Connor and is one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Ireland. SOURCE; All Saints Website.

·       The JACKSONs of Steeple are related in some way to the CLARK[E] family of Maghera. SEE: Snippets of JACKSON-CLARK connections

 

 

Date

Info in records

Event

My notes

1635

James JACKSON, son of George of Antrim

Bap.

First Millrow, Antrim.

1669

Patrick JACKSON

Tax

Heath Tax for Steeple. NOTE: Patrick is an usual forename for a JACKSON in this time frame in Ulster.

1673

Peter JACKSON

Occ

Peter Jackson, Cordwainer, was included as a Freeman of Carrickfergus. He would have been in the Cordwainers’ Company. SEE: http://www.cordwainers.org/ Their trades included tanners, livery, and shoemakers. The crest included goats – because of goatskins used in the trade. SOURCE: The Ulster Jacksons: From Cumbia to the White House, Shenandoah and Australia. D.J. McCartney. Carrickfergus Borough Council, 1997.

NOTE: This Peter JACKSON may or may not be connected to the JACKSONs of Steeple, but it may give a hint to the origins of their subsequent wealth.

1680

Peter JACKSON son of George JACKSON, Gent of Antrim

School

Birthdate imputed from Trinity College record. He was age 16 in 1696-97. I suspect this was Rev. Peter JACKSON who married Frances FOWNES

1693 Feb 26

Alice JACKSON, daughter of Peter JACKSON of Steeple

Bap.

First Millrow, Antrim.

1693 Jul 17

Jane JACKSON, daughter of George of Muckamore

Bap.

First Millrow, Antrim.

1695 Sep 15

William JACKSON, son of George of Antrim

Bap.

First Millrow, Antrim.

1698

James JACKSON (b abt 1684)

George JACKSON

Lease

1698. Lord Masserene and Samuel Shannon of town of Antrim.
Copy of Lease. Thomas Shaw about 16 years old son of Wm. Shaw of Bush. William Hartson about 6 years old son of James Hartson of Antrim. James Jackson about 14 years old son of George Jackson of Holywell. Yearly Rent of £5. Dwelling House, etc. - north side of Street, town of Antrim. Farm - 12a. 1r. 16p. north of the High Way leading from Antrim.

1701 Apr 20

Elizabeth JACKSON, daughter of George of Muckamore

Bap.

First Millrow, Antrim.

1701 Aug 29

Robert JACKSON of R. Marshall

Buried

MIC583/11

1703

Peter JACKSON of Steeple

Will

D/2489

1703 Aug 7

Peter JACKSON

Buried

MIC583/11

1704 Apr 2

Janett JACKSON, daughter of George of Muckamore

Bap.

First Millrow, Antrim.

Is it possible that she married a M’CULLOCH?  A Jennette M’CULLOCH is mentioned as a widow and a William M’CULLOCH is mentioned (some kind of relation).

1706 Dec 7

George JACKSON, son of George of Steeple

Bap.

First Millrow, Antrim. I do not yet know where he might fit in.

1707 Mar 1

George JACKSON

Peter JACKSON

Lease

Lease of Birch Hill lying in the 16 towns near town of Antrim; 120 acres – one of the boundaries is land owned by “Mrs. George JACKSON of the Steeple, formerly Peter JACKSON his father’s to hold to [several names} ... of Peter JACKSON and Thos JACKSON and the survivors. PRONI D556/197. NOTE: RE: Birch Hill. There is another Birch Hill in Co. Down: The 1732 marriage of Mary BURCHE aka BIRCH, a daughter of John BIRCH aka BURCHE and Mary JACKSON was witnessed by Jackson CLARK. SOURCE: Alison Kilpatrick. ROD 129-303-87151

1708 Nov 21

George JACKSON, son of Mr. George of Steeple

Bap.

First Millrow, Antrim. I do not yet know where he might fit in.

1710 Apr 23

Gerald JACKSON, son of Mr. George of Antrim

Bap.

First Millrow, Antrim. I do not yet know where he might fit in.

1708 Feb 5

Victoria JACKSON

Deed

ROD 394 413 260785

McCULLOCH John – his will

John McCulloch of Town of Antrim Surgeon and Apothocary.. wife Margaret McCullogh or Shaw… part of the tenement which I now occupy with the lower part of the back house now occupied by Mrs. Nixon and the Stable called my own stable with the loft over it for offices with one cows graizing on the land which I hold with said tenement… son William McCulloch… daughter Dorothy Morton or McCulloch left shop and utensils in tenement in Antrim now occupied by her husband Mr. John Morton and her with the backhouse they now occupy… daughter Victoria Jackson or McCulloch – rents of tenement now occupied by Mrs. Nixon with the house called my turf house and loft above… and if she shall have lawful issue…… daughter Jane Walker… tenement now occupied by James Malone at end of Massareene Bridge to daughter Jane Walker or McCulloch… Cabins in Bowlane… there was 350 left by my late father-in-law Captain McCulloch on his estate in trust for my late wife & me over which I was to have distributive power to our issue and one hundred pounds was left to myself by Captain mcCulloch and whereas there is an unsettled amount between William McCulloch Esq. my brother-in-law in whose hands Capt. McCulloch’s estate now is, I request he may settle…… son Henry McCulloch viz Margaret… profits to my sister Elizabeth M’Kinlay or McCulloch… granddaughters Margaret and Jane (presumably not children of Victoria) … John Kerr & Robert Young Postmaster to be executors

1710 May 15

Mrs [Elinor] JACKSON, widow

Bur

MIC583/11

I took the name of Elinor from a probate index that showed a match of date and Parish/County. I suspect she was a wife of Peter JACKSON.

1710 Jul 11

Mrs. Grace JACKSON

Bur

MIC583/11

Grace Jackson 1710 Will in Connors – no other known record of this will. She is possibly the mother of Grace JACKSON who died in 1711, and hence the wife of a George JACKSON

1711

Peter JACKSON

Occ

A Peter JACKSON is included in the Muster Roll in Col. Edward Jones Regiment.

SOURCE: The Ulster Jacksons: From Cumbia to the White House, Shenandoah and Australia. D.J. McCartney. Carrickfergus Borough Council, 1997.

1711 Feb 22

Grace daughter to George JACKSON

Bur

MIC583/11  See also a burial and probate date of a will for a Grace JACKSON  in 1710.

1712 Oct 15

George JACKSON

Bur

MIC583/11

1718 Jul 10

William M’CULLOCH & Dorothy Beresford SHAW

Deed

This is included because Dorothy Beresford SHAW and William McCULLOCH had a daughter who married a JACKSON (see will of William M’CULLOCH), and also had business dealings with JACKSONs of Steeple..

ROD 36-491-28759

James McCULLAGH & William McCULLAGH (intended groom) to Patrick AGNEW, Gent of Killwaghter Antrim; John SHAW, Gent of Bush, Antrim; Clotworthy UPTON Esq of Castle Upton,  & Dorothy Beresford SHAW, spinster & intended bride & daughter of Margaret SHAW, widow of Ballgelly, Antrim; relict of William SHAW Gent, late of Ballygelly; dec'd  in trust of lands in Fewes (bar.) Armagh: Rackland-23a 14p Crewkyrer-205a 2r 38p Lifsary ats Lifswary-80a Cornecery-71a Carricanony-109a Mongeleagh-86a Glafsdrumenagh-86a 2r 12p Car?onloagh [357a 2r 34p] Ballyvallon; in Toom (Bar.) ANT: Ballygrogan Ballydrunuall Ballyhenulla Monyrod Ballydonnellan Ibragh & 1/2 townland of Cloonkeen with corn mill & mills standing & Derryhullagh & Balymatoskerty with grist mill.Other names: John SHAW, Gent of Antrim; Robert DONALDSON, Gent of Dublin City. WITNESSES: James STEVENSON, Esq of Killeleagh, Co. Down; John McCULLAGH, Gent of Randalstown, Co. Antrim; James BLAIR Esq. of Blairmount, Co. Antrim; James GREER, servant to William McCULLAGH; Alexander HUTCHESON, clerk to Robert DONALDSON.

1719 May 11

Patrick MACILROY & Mary JACKSON

Mar

MIC583/11

See birth of son 1720 Jan 27

1720 Jan 27

Clotworthy son of Patrick M’ILROY & Mary his wife

Bap

MIC583/11

See Marriage 1719 May 11

1721 Sept 23

Robert son of Robert  & wife

Bap

MIC583/11

 [aka CLARKE?] Was she a JACKSON?

1724

Thomas JACKSON

Deed

A Thomas JACKSON Esq. of Dublin is a witness to a number of land transactions involving land in Antrim. Likely not simply a coincidence. He may have been connected to the JACKSONs of Antrim, and perhaps was a solicitor. It is also possible that it was Thomas JACKSON (1680-1751) of Dublin, and Coleraine.

1725 Mar 3

Harrington JACKSON

Bur

MIC583/11

1726

Robert RAINEY & Mary JACKSON

Mar

MIC583/11

No mention of day/month in record. NOTE: There are also RAINEY-JACKSON-ASHE relationships.

1728 Feb 18

George CREAKE & Mary JACKSON Parish of Templepatrick “give a certificate of marriage to Creake 7.18.1729”

Mar

MIC583/11

1732 Feb 24

Bunting JACKSON

Deed

ROD 73-410-5168

Bunting JACKSON of Glenavy, Co Antrim Farmer; Ralph JACKSON City of Dublin attorney; Roger JACKSON of Lisburn Co Antrim John MERCER & Ann his wife; Richard NUTTALL Esq Council at Law & Letitia his wife of Lisburn in Co Antrim of one pt & William WOGAN of Lisburn of other part… … all that Pillo or Parcel of Ground situate on the North side of the Marketplace of Lisburn joining last on Thomas WELSH and west to GREGONs tenement containing in front 85’ and so ranging down on the Right hand of the Gale as you go to Barnfield as also a Parcel of Land commonly called and known by the name Jackson’s Hill and also another little parcel of land called the Barn Park or Meadow the said land containing by estimation  1A 1R … demised by Right Honoroable Lord Francis CONWAY 10 Aug 1709 to Mary JACKSON widow to Michael JACKSON deceased …

NOTE: This is an interesting geographical connection to the JACKSONs of Lisburn.

1733 Oct 24

Thomas JACKSON

Mar

ROD 76-29-52572

Marriage between Thomas JACKSON of Holywell near Antrim & Rose CUNNINGHAM daughter of Daniel CUNNINGHAM of Ballymacilhoyle– 200 pounds marriage portion.. Witness: Joseph ERWEN of Killead & Hugh MULIN of Ballym’hole both in said county yeomen & Memorial witnessed by Hugh MULLAN & Nicholas WHITE of Drogheda, Gent. NOTE see will of Thomas JACKSON: 1772.

1734

George JACKSON

Will

D/2489

1734 Jul 25

Anthony son of James JACKSON & Sarah BAXTER

Bap

MIC583/11

NOTE: The BAXTER-JACKSON connection is interesting in light of the BIRCH-BAXTER-JACKSON interconnections in our tree.

1734 Oct 12

George JACKSON & Armanella DAVIES

Mar

Marriage Art: of George JACKSON of Antrim Steeple , in Co Armagh Gent of 1 pt & Luke DAVIES of Dunmore  in sd Co Gent & Armanalla DAVIES his daughter ... sum of 25 pounds... Catherine DAVIS wife of Luke DAVIS... whereas George JACKSON is possessd of one moiety of the lands of Antrim Steeple by virtue of will of his father George JACKSON, dec’d renewable lease under Lord Massarene & the other moiety of the lands of Antrim Steeple which Mary JACKSON is entitled to by virtue of the will  which would revert to George after her death or marriage...WITNESS: Clotworthy NEIL of Shanescastle Arthur O’NEIL of Antrim & Alexander DAVIS of Dunmore all in the Co. Antrim, Gent

ROD 82-418-58399

1734 Oct 28

Thomas JACKSON

Deed

ROD 76-344-54787

JACKSON Book Index 1730-45 1734 Dec 7

Lease & Release between Thomas JACKSON of Holywell, Co. Antrim Gent & James JACKSON of Antrim in said County Gent... in consid of 85 pounds pd by James JACKSON  2 half tenements on North side of Street of Antrim formerly in possession of James KING late of Antrim Merch. dec’d & lately in possession of James King’s widow & her undertenants.... Source: PRONI D2489/8 Thomas JACKSON of Holywell, Co. Antrim & James JACKSON of Antrim.

Lease & Release between Thomas JACKSON of Holywell, Co. Antrim Gent & James JACKSON of Antrim in said County Gent... in consid of 85 pounds pd by James JACKSON – assign  & release  2 half tenements on North side of Street of Antrim formerly in possession of James KING late of Antrim Merch. dec’d & lately in possession of James King’s widow & her undertenants....the said two half tenements bein bounded on the East with the two half tenements formerly in possession of Matthew BOTHOLLSON and late of Antrim deceased and his undertakers and on the West by a tenement in possession of James SHORTRIGGS and his undertenants  and also fourteen acres of land English measure… in the occupation of William WALLACE being part of [??] bounded on the North by a parcel of land now in possession of the said William WALLACE & William WILKINSON on theA south with a small brook which runs from the Steeple of Antrim, on the East by the way leading from Antrim to the farm in possession of James GILCHRIST  and undertenants and on the west by the Highway leading from Antrim to Drumsough which said fourteen acres of land and the two half tenaments are situate in the parish and County Antrim and assigns forever… in the presence of Robert CLARK and James BOYD both of Antrim in Co. Antrim Gents.

1735 Sep 19

Catherine daughter of George JACKSON & Armanella his wife

Bap

MIC583/11

George JACKSON & Armanella DAVIES

1735 Dec 15

Catherine JACKSON infant

Bur

MIC583/11

George JACKSON & Armanella DAVIES

1737 Dec 5

George JACKSON

Bur

MIC583/11

1737 Jan 10

Luke son of Mr. George JACKSON & wife Armanella

Bap

MIC583/11

The parish register said 1736, but I suspect that was on the old calendar [hence 1737], given that there is not 9 months between his birth and Catherine ‘s.

1738 Apr 18

Mary JACKSON widow of George JACKSON

Deed

ROD 88-463-63295

12 Oct 1734 between Mary JACKSON of Antrim Steeple, Co. Antrim widow & relict of George JACKSON late of Steeple Aforesaid. Dec’d on the one part & George JACKSON now of Steeple ... son of George JACKSON of the other part ... devised ½ [term] ... in townlands Steeple ...

1739 Jul 16

Mary JACKSON widow of George JACKSON and son James JACKSON

Deed

ROD 97-26-66832

16 May 1739 between Mary JACKSON widow ... George JACKSON late of Antrim Steeple of one part. James JACKSON of Antrim gent, one of the sons of George & Mary of the other ... rent from Holywell & profits from Whim Park being part of Hollywell lease & profits of Whapstone farm in Connor Land excepting the Park ...

1741 Jun 2

Ellenor CLARKE als JACKSON, wife of Robert CLARK

Buried

MIC583/11

Here is at least one of the likely links between the CLARKE and JACKSON of Steeple families, and may lead to a clue about why the lands of Steeple passed from JACKSON to CLARKE. NOTE: A Jackson CLARKE of Upperlands family was already born in 1695 – so there had to be earlier links. His father was John CLARKE b 1665. NOTE: A possibility is that Ellenor CLARKE was a daughter of Peter JACKSON & Elinor.

1742

Jane dau of Thomas JACKSON

Bur

MIC583/11

1743 Dec 21

Mrs Mary JACKSON

Bur

MIC583/11

1748 Mar 12

James JACKSON son of Thomas

Bur

MIC583/11

1749 Nov 9

George JACKSON of Steeple

Will

Will of George Jackson of Steeple… confirm to wife Armanella Jackson otherwise Davis one full half and moiety of the lands of Antrim Steeple.. as a jointure or maintenance during her natural life. 2ndly – to eldest son Peter Jackson the other full half of the lands of Antrim Steeple… as soon as he shall reach the age of 21… and at the death of my wife Armanella… confirm to my eldest son Peter Jackson the whole of the lands of Antrim Steeple as settled by the deed dated 12 Oct 1734 between  “between me the said George Jackson Luke Davis and my said wife Armanella” 3rdly  bequeath 50 pounds to wife & 50 pounds to eldest son Peter when he attains age 21. 4thly bequeath to son Luke Jackson “my lease of lands in the Manor of Connor”; leased from Lord Massareene… when Luke Jackson attains 21 years…. To wife Armanella Jackson and brother James Jackson the profits of ½ of the lands of Antrim Steeple until Peter Jackson attain age of 21…daughter Catherine Jackson & Elinor Jackson residue of estate to be shared equally among Catherine, Elinor, Peter & Luke Jackson…. … wife Arminella and brother James Jackson executors.  Signed and sealed by George Jackson 9 November 1749. NOTE: The date written on the outside of the will is 1734, but that was the date of the agreement which I suspect was a marriage settlement. The will was probated 16 March 1750

1749 Nov 17

George JACKSON of Steeple

Bur

MIC583/11

1758 Nov 28

Arminella JACKSON

Deed

ROD 214-385-141542

Arminella JACKSON of Steeple in Co Antrim Widow of one part & Peter JACKSON of same place Gent of other pt... lands of Steeple leased to Peter.. witness Robert Clark Antrim Gent &  Luke JACKSON of Steeple Gent  Samuel HERON of Lisburn

1770

James JACKSON of Loonburn

Will

PRONI D/2489

Copy of Will of James Jackson 1770 September 18

He left to his [unnamed] wife the dwelling house  “which I now live in” outhouses and Land of Loonburn during her life only together with the furniture of my parlour and Clost adjoining thereto and also the sum of thirty pounds together with four cows and two horses such as she shall think fit to choose, and after her decease I leave and bequeath the said dwelling house and houses and land above-mentioned to my nephew Luke Jackson and his issue male and for want of such issue male I leave and bequeath the same to my nephew William Jackson and his issue male lawfully begotten and for want of such issue male then I leave the same to my nephew Peter Jackson his heirs and assigns during the residue and remainder of the lease of said house and lands. I leave and bequeath unto my said nephew Peter Jackson all my houses and tenements in the town of Antrim and also the land thereunto belonging commonly called Kings Tenement held by lease renewable under Lord Massarene and his heirs male lawfully begotten and for want of such issue… to my nephew William Jackson [and then] to my nephew Luke Jackson and his heirs” To Robert Rainey son of William Rainey of Stewartstown, Co, Tyrone ten pounds…to Jackson Clark son to Robert Clark of Massereen sum of ten pounds…… to James Jackson McClorinan ten pounds when he becomes age 21 and if dies before, then to his mother Mary M’Clorinan… “leave to my said wife my silver watch and also my plate during her life”.. body to be decently buried in the Church yard of Connor. Nephew Peter Jackson sole executor…. Wife residual legatee…. NOTE: Robert RAINEY was married to Mary JACKSON in 1726 at All Saints, Antrim, Co. Antrim.

1771 Jun 11

James JACKSON of Loonburn

News

BELFAST NEWSLETTER:

·         11 June 1771 On Friday last died suddenly, Mr. James Jackson of Loonburn.

·         25 June 1771 All persons to whom the late Mr James Jackson of Loonburn was indebted ...send accounts to Peter Jackson of Steeple ...executor has 35 acres, part of Steeple in the 16 towns of Antrim ...

1771 Jun 19

James JACKSON

Prob

PRONI D2489/8

Probate of James Jackson’s will. 19 June 1771.

1771

Thomas JACKSON

Deed

Thomas JACKSON the elder of Hollywell, Co. Antrim in 1771 had lands in Ballynadrumlagh, Parish Killad SOURCE: ROD: 348-124-232454

1772 Oct 22

Thomas JACKSON

Will

348-124-232454. 1782 Jun 27 His will: Thomas JACKSON formerly of Holywell but now of town & of Antrim. 22 Oct 1772. Full 1 ¼ p. 27 June 1782. My wife Rose Jackson. My son Thomas Jackson exor. My daughter Rose Jackson. My two grand-daughters Rose Clark and Elinor Clark. My son William Jackson exor.

My freehold lease of Holywell. My lands of Ballynadrentagh [1251 acres in Parish of Killead, Co. Antrim]. Witnesses William HOLMES & Robert YOUNG both of town & Co Merchants & Hugh O’NEIL of the same Linnen Draper... & Thomas DAWSON of Carmony, Co Antrim, Farmer  NOTE: There is a townland currently named Holy Well in the Parish of Antrim. It is on the northern border of the townland of Steeple.

1775

Armanella JACKSON of the Steeple

Will

PRONI D/2489

She was Armanella DAVIES, widow of George JACKSON.

The Last will and testament of Mrs. Army JACKSON

I, Army Jackson of the Parish and County of Antrim do Make this my last Will and Testament this fourth day of July One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Seventy-five. I leave to my son Peter Jackson my large Silver Cup and Server, the Small desk that I keep my Papers in---

I leave to my son, Luke Jackson, the sum of Seven pounds Sterling to buy Morning. I leave to my daughter Elinor Blair my two Chests of Drawers, Looking Glass, all my [?] Apparel all my Linning of What kind so Ever my two Silver Saltsellors, all my Books except the small Bible with the {?] [?] which I leave to my grandson George Jackson. I likewise leave to my Said Daughter the Bed [?] and hangings that is in my own room, or six pounds at the [?] Election of my son Peter Jackson whichever he chooses to give her. I have all the Remainder of my Effects of What kind so Ever to My aforesaid son Peter Jackson he Paying my Just Debts and funeral Expenses. I order what Cloths and Other Effects that is in my Possession that belonged to my daughter Catherine Bedford to be put up in a Bocks and to be delivered to Mrs. Frances Shules of Antrim for the use of my Granddaughter Mary Beford as the said Mary may have Occasion for them. I Constitute and Appoint my Son Peter Jackson My Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament the Day and year above Written, Signed and Executed in presence of Robt Clarke.

Army Jackson. NOTE: The Seal, which I cannot copy, is the face of a man wearing a hat and facing left. I presume Peter is the eldest, and has a son named George. Since there is no mention of a husband, I assume she was widowed. NOTE 1775.

Undated

Peter JACKSON

Luke JACKSON, brother

Legal

The Rev Henderson and Mary Henderson otherwise Davys his wife which said Mary is administrator of Luke Davys, the younger deceased- Plaintiffs.

Hugh Holmes Administrator of Catherine Davys who was the executor of Luke Davys the elder administrator of Alexander and John Davys and also Administrator with the will annexed  of the said Luke Davys the elder Luke O’Neil, Peter Jackson, Charles Douglas & Alexander Anderson Defendants.

 

In the Chancery & side of his Majesty’s Court of Exchequer in Ireland.

2 Did you know Catherine Davys late of Antrim widow… did she or did she not at any time receive or buy from the defendant Peter Jackson any goods Cattle or borrow of the said defendant Peter Jackson any money…

3. Do you know of any services rendered by the said Peter Jackson the defendant to the said Catherine …

4. Do you know of any sum or sums of money paid by the said Peter Jackson to his brother Luke Jackson and his sister Elinor Blair or either of them…

5 Do you know of any money advanced for or on account of the said Catherine shortly before her death by the said Peter Jackson.

… Alexander Arthur attorney for Peter Jackson.

1776 May 30

Thomas JACKSON of Holywell

Thomas JACKSON of Antrim

Elect

At an Election held at Carrick in & for the County of Antrim the 30th day of May 1776, before Ezekiel Davys Boyd Esqr. high sheriff of said County, by virtue of his Majesty's Writt issued out of the High Court of Chancery in Ireland bearing date the first day of May instant, for the Chusing & electing two Knights to represent the said County of Antrim in a Parliament to be holden in Dublin the Eleventh day of June next. PRONI D1364/L/1 NOTE: This is the townland adjacent to the townland of Steeple.

1787

 

 

Beaufort Journal.  PRONI MIC250/1 1787-1788  NOTE: Mention of JACKSONs near Steeple, Co. Antrim  Near Antrim saw, close to Mr Jackson's at Steeple, a round tower with four windows at top and a pointed cone roof, as usual, but with more large windows than common. I was told by a man in Antrim that the entrance is on the ground and that there is some way of climbing up in it and that there was once a great burial ground about it.

1783

Peter JACKSON

Deed

HARPUR Names Index: 1777-1785

 Btw Peter JACKSON of Steeple Co Antrim Gent of the 1st pt; Luke JACKSON of the Parish of Connor in same Co Gent; of 2nd pt & Wm HARPER of Doagh Antrim Innkeeper of the 3rd pt leased part of Young’s farm in Lisngiggl lying on the west side commonly called the lower side of the turnpike leding from Antrim to Ballymeena… 20 acres 20 perches. WITNESSES: John  READ of Macdam in parish of Donegar Gent; William CAMPBELL of Craigyhaw, parish of Antrim Linen weaver

1784

Thomas, George & Peter JACKSON

Deed

HOLMES Names Index: 1777-1785

 Btw Thomas JACKSON of town & Co of Antrim Gent of the 1 pt & William HOLMES of said town & County of Antrim Merchant of the other pt.  in consid of 780 pounds released to Wm HOLMES all that farm and parcel of land called Holywood cont 80 acres of land English Measure bounded on the east by the road from Antrim to Belymcha  on the west by a farm formerly James Kilcrests on the south by a Steeple farm and on the north by a brook dividing a farm formerly widow WHITE and the said 80 acres  part of a parcel of land called Whin Park by est 35 acres 3 roods… in parish and CO Antrim for and during lives of Thomas JACKSON party thereto & of George JACKSON son of Peter JACKSON of Steeple. WITNESS: Robert Young & James DAWSON of Antrim,

1788

Peter JACKSON

Deed

PRONI D2489

William McCULLOCH red’d from Peter JACKSON £210 Deed 399.489.264507 19 Sept 1788 Between William McCULLOCH of Ballygilly, Co. Antrim Doctor of Physic & Peter JACKSON [Gent] of Steeple, Co. Antrim ... John McCULLOCH late of Antrim, apothecary., deceased.

ROD 399-487-264507

William McCULLOGH for consids releases unto Peter JACKSON half ten on s. side of street in Antrim above the church together with waste half ten adjoining other half ten - the whole called Lindsays ten + 11 acres Eng measure being part of field called Cotter's hill on left of road from Antrim to Carrickfergus for lives and rent as mentioned. Ann IRWIN formerly in occupation of  part of field called Cotter's hill on left of road from Antrim to Carrickfergus.

1788 Nov 28

William JACKSON

Deed

ROD 403-140-265751

Btw William JACKSON late surgeon in his Majesties Navy but then of Belfast Co Antrim of 1st pt Mary Helen BLAIR of Larne Co Antrim Spinster of 2nd part & John  HOWE of Ballymullock  in Co Antrim Gent  of 3rd pt. Reciting that a marriage was shortly intended to be had between  William JACKSON and Mary Helen BLAIR with whom the said William JACKSON was to receive a considerable sum of money as a Marriage portion to which she was entitled by the will of her late father James BLAIR… deposit in the hands of John HOWE the sum of £2,000… WITNESSES: Rev Charles HAZLETT of Carnecastle Co Antrim Clke; Thomas CALDELLof Parish of Carnacastle Co Antrim Gent & Henry JOY of Belfast Gent…

NOTE: See will of Mary Ellen JACKSON beneath: 1795 Feb 10

1792

Luke JACKSON of Connor Town or townland

Prob

Connor Diocesan Administration Bonds

1792 Jan 27

Pater JACKSON of Antrim

Prob

Connor Diocesan Administration Bonds

PRONI D2489/8

[This was something of a probate – I have just extracted notes]

… last will and Testament of Peter Jackson of Steeple in the Parish of Antrim… deceased was proved …on the twenty-seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two 1792.. granted to Ann Jackson widow of the said deceased.

There was a 2nd copy:

In the Name of God, Amen, I, Peter Jackson of Steeple in the parish of county Antrim… last will and testament.. I leave to my dear wife Anne Jackson twenty pounds sterling to buy morning or what she thinks proper. I also leave & desire to my said wife during her widowhood that part of my estate now occupied by Robert Willson & & Bryan Hamil… also to wife Anne land  called Lindsey’s “which I purchased from Dr. Wm M’Cullogh with power of setting and letting”… & to my son George Jackson  & his heirs forever.. appointed “wife Anne Jackson, my son George Jackson & my relation Jackson Clarke executors”

1795 Feb 10

Mary Ellen JACKSON

Will

JACKSON- her will.

ROD: 552-307-366363

Mary Ellen JACKSON otherwise BLAIR of Blairmount Co Antrim 1795 Feb 10 to infant daughter on undivided moiety of lands of Killiglen otherwise Blairmount… lands of Deaines & Dromain &  Loughduff all in Co. Antrim…aunt Mary HOW otherwise STANNIS…NOTE: I assume Mary’s husband has predeceased her.

1797

Thomas JACKSON

Prob

Connor Diocesan Administration Bonds

1797 Jan 31

George JACKSON

Legal

Letter to George Jackson 31 Jan 1797 from lawyer [Asminte?] re: fine for renewal of lease – a legal hoop that seems to have been jumped through – the paying of a fine triggered by a change in the lives.

1797 Mar 10

George JACKSON Esq.

News

BNL 10 Mar. 1797 At Steeple on the 4th inst in his 24th year, George Jackson Esq., a young man fiercely lamented by all who knew him.

1797 Mar 4

George JACKSON

Will

PRONI D2489/9

Probate of Mr. George JACKSON Will 14 February 1798. Mr. Jackson died 4th or 5th March 1797

In the name of God, Amen, I George Jackson of Steeple in the parish and county of Antrim…First I confirm to my dear mother Anne Jackson the provision made for her by the will of my father Peter Jackson, deceased… I bequeath to my said Mother in addition [?] the sum of forty pounds sterling paid to her yearly and every year out of the Lands of Steeple and King’s [?] in the town of Antrim… I give and bequeath to Mrs. Elinor Blair the house wherin she now resides and the sum of thirty pounds sterling payable to her yearly and every year on of the Lands of Steeple and King’s tenement… I order and direct  & my Will is that her daughters Armanilla and Catherine Blair shall have and receive the annuity of thirty pounds… I give and bequeath to my good friend Jackson Clark of Massareen and his heirs forever my Estate Right and Title  and Interest in and to the tenement called Lindsay’s… other bequests… friend William Clark brother of Jackson Clark… rents… after his death first son of William Clark… William Clark sole executor. 14 January 1797. NOTE: The date of 14 February 1798 written on the document likely represents the date of probate. He is leaving the annuity to his cousins, daughters of his aunt Elinor JACKSON. I suspect he never married.

1797 Mar 13

George JACKSON

Anne JACKSON

Will

ROD 510-118-329234

George JACKSON of Steeple, Parish & Co Antrim to his dear mother Ann JACKSON the provision made to her by the will of his father Peter JACKSON, dec’d funds out lands of Steeple and Kings Tenements in Town of Steeple... good friend Jackson CLARKE of Massarene right to tenement called LINDSAYS.

1798

Widow of late Peter JACKSON

News

30 Apr. 1798 At Antrim on the 14th inst in the 46th year of her life, Mrs. Jackson relict of the late Peter Jackson of Steeple.

1806

Peter JACKSON of Muckamore

Prob

Connor Diocesan Administration Bonds

1833

George JACKSON

Tithe

1833 Loonburn had no substantial buildings. Three decades later, in the Griffiths Valuation, a George Jackson had title to about 170 of the 286 acres in the townland. He likely sub-leased to tenant farmers.  He also leased 40 acres directly from the Marquis of Donegal.

1849

Map of Kings Tenement in town of Antrim

D2489/8

 

 

 

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