Leases mentioning Sandymount Co Wicklow. The purpose of this page is to help me to find the ancestors of Rev.
William JACKSON (1737-1794) - the famed (or infamous) United Irishman. In the hope of protecting
his estate for his wife, he took poison in the hours after his conviction and died in the court
before sentencing could be pronounced. His wife was pregnant with their 2nd child and lived in France for the next 20 years.
It has been slim pickings when
it comes to readily available evidence about either of them.
So far, I have
been unable to find a first name for either his father or mother. My starting
point was that his mother was a member of the GORE family, and an aunt of his was
married to Dr. Edward SALE, a lawyer. I will soon be posting a blog piece on my progress with this