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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 mystery.

Sharon Oddie Brown August 28, 2018

 

Leases mentioning Sandymount Co Wicklow.

 

This page is to help me to find the ancestors of Rev. William JACKSON (1737-1794) - the United Irishman. In the hope of protecting his estate for his wife, he took poison in the hours after his conviction but before his sentencing and died in the court. 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 mystery.

 

Just to confound amateurs like myself, it turns out that there are two Sandymount Parks – one in Co. Wicklow, and one on the outskirts of Dublin, and both have connections to Jackson leases. The ones for the Co. Wicklow Sandymount show connections between GORE, SALE and JACKSON families of the late 1600s and early 1700s. At the bottom of this post, I have links to other work that I have done as part of making sense of these connections.

 

It may also be that there is a family connection between the KENNEDYs in Co. Wicklow of Newtownmountkennedy and the KENNEDYs of Co. Down. I will post more on that front as this work progresses. In the meantime:

 

Thanks to Shane Wilson’s post on the IGP Co. Dublin Facebook site in July 2018, I was reminded of Taylor and Skinner’s 1777 map.
Sandymount
More detail beneath - NOTE: Tinny Park is right beneath Sandymount.

Sandymount

Taylor and Skinner’s 1777 map has North at the bottom and South at the top. I have created a version with our current North-South orientation. Because I traced the original before adding the names and places, the icons for the houses are upside down.
This glitch is part of how I continue to retain my amateur status.

SAndymount environs

In the clip of a contemporary Ordnance Survey Map beneath, I have used red circles to identify places from the Taylor & Skinner map, and green ones to indicate my best guess for places where the exact location is still not known to me - yet. So far, these place names include:

  • Willow Grove, home of William LAMB Esq. (will proved 1724) – his son was Charles LAMB. The LAMB family connection is of interest because of leases described near the bottom of this post.
  • Johnstown  - possibly in Parish of Kilcoole.
  • Sandymount (leased at various times by members of the SALE, GORE and JACKSON families in the 1700s). It is probably in Parish of Newtown Upper (which used to be referred to as Manor of Mountkennedy). This parish is west of the Parish of Newcastle Lower and south of the Parish of Kilcoole.
  • Seaview (home of GORE family). I am not sure which townland it was in.

See also a version at Google Maps.

Delgany to NewtownKennedy

 

Some Sandymount Park deeds of interest (other leases and clues included in a second chart beneath):

 

Bk

Pg

Mem

Names

Place

Date

Notes

17

294

8878

SALE, John

Wicklow

1716 Mar 16

Image 167

Deed of Mtg btw John SALE of Co. Dublin Esq of the other part. Reciting that Edward KENNEDY of Mountkennedy Co. Wicklow deceased and Dame Katherine KENNEDY his wife did by an indenture of lease Sept 15, 1709 set unto John SALE all that land by the name Sandymount Park containing 10 acres more or less in Manor of Mountkennedy Parish and Barony of Newcastle Co. Wicklow for term of 3 lives renewable for rent of one pepper during the life of John SALE … mtg to Richard WARBURTON.

109

354

76168

JACKSON, Ann & ors

Dublin

Wicklow

1723 Mar 24

JACKSON-SALE Book Index 1730-45

Image 515

Ann JACKSON of City of Dublin widow of 1 pt & Catherine SALE of City of Dublin widow of Edward SALE Esq edc’d Doctor of Laws. Ann JACKSON in consid of £443 to her paid by the said Catherine SALE did make over land known by the name of Sandymount Park cont 10 acres in Manor of Mount Kennedy Parish & Barony of  Newcastle, Co Wicklow. WITNESS: Henry GORE & Pat DUNN both of City of Dublin Gent. Signed by Anne JACKSON

75

270

52899

GORE, Edward

Wicklow

1733 Mar 13

Image 124

BTW John CRAWFORD Esq  on behalf of Sir William DUDLEY Baronet & others interested in the Manor of Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow of the 1 pt & Doctr Edward SALE of the other part. Whereby the said John CRAWFORD let to the said Edward SALE the lands of Sandymount Park parcel of the said Manor except such part of Sandymount as the said Edward SALE is intitled to under a lease of lives heretofore granted to John SALE Esq. his father. By Sir Richard KENNEDY Baronet Deceased and also the Lough Meadow on the west side of the orchard of Mount Kennedy which premises are now in the tenure or occupation of the said Edward SALE and are lying in the Barony of New Castle Co. Wicklow to hold for Edward SALE for the lives of him the said Edward SALE and Katherine his wife and Avis SALE spinster his sister … WITNESS Richard JONES of Newtown Mountkennedy Co. Wexford Gent & James ENGLISH of the City of Dublin GENT. Mem WITNESS: James ENGLISH & Harvey SALE jr of City of Dublin

102

223

70490

JACKSON

Wicklow

1740 Sep 3

Image 139

Whereby Marlborough STERLING granted to Anne JACKSON of the City of Dublin Widow & heirs subject to condition of redemption all that parcel of land known as Sandymount Park Containing 10 acres in Manor of Mount Kennedy & Parish & Barony of New Castle Co. Wicklow. WITNESS: William ALKINS & Matthew PAGEIT both of City of Dublin Gent

115

466

81242

SALE, Katherine

 

1745 Mar 9

Image 248

Btw Katherin SALE of City of Dublin widow & relict of Edward SALE Esq deceased Doctor of Laws of the one part and Richard GORE of the City of Dublin Esq. of the other part . Reciting deed where Katherine SALE in consideration of the sum of £290 paid by Richard GORE did grant to Richard GORE in his actual possession parcel of land called Sandymount containing 10 acres in Manor of Mount Kennedy Parish Barony of New Castle Co. Wicklow for life of Katherine SALE Avis SALE & Garrett WESTLY … WITNESS: Margaret BALAGUIER of City of Dublin Widow & John ALLEN of City of Dublin Gent.

117

395

81244

SALE, Katherine

Dublin

Wicklow

1745 Mar 9

Image 480

BTW Katherine SALE of City of Dublin widow of 1 pt & Richard GORE of City of Dublin Esq of the other part … land of Sandymount as the said Katherine SALE is intitled to under a lease for lives heretofore granted to John SALE Esq deceased by Sir Richard KENNEDY Bart deceased… 10 acres in Manor of Mount Kennedy Parish Barony Newcastle Co. Wicklow. WITNESS Margaret BALAQUEIR of City of Dublin widow; John ALLEN of same.

NOTE: Benthams Abstracts: Richard GORE of Sandymount Co. Wicklow Esq.

18 Jun 1763 6 May 1765

Cousin John GORE In Majesty Solicitor General

Brother-in-law Rev. Thanley GORE

Wife Anne GORE

Have his children shown

[?]

117

396

81245

SALE, Katherine

Dublin

1745 Mar 28

Image 481

BTW Katherine SALE of City of Dublin widow of Edward SALE late of City of Dublin. Release made by Katherine SALE of City of Dublin widow of Edward SALE late of City of Dublin deceased & Avis SALE of the same spinster only sister and heir at law of Edward SALE of 1st pt; Richard STEELE of City of Dublin Gent of 2nd pt & Richard GORE of City of Dublin 3rd pt.  After reciting the said Katherine SALE & Avis SALE in consideration of 10s paid to Katherine SALE and £5 paid to Avis SALE by Richard STEELE granted to Richard STEELE in his actual possession parcel of land known as Sandymount in Manor of Mountkennedy and Parish and Barony of Newcastle, Co. Wicklow … during natural lives of the said Katherine SALE, Avis SALE & Garrett WESTLEY. WITNESSES: Margaret BALAQUEIR of City of Dublin widow; John ALLEN of same. NOTE: In 1737 Edward SALE Esq. J.U.D. was the Register of the Consistory Court in Dublin. SOURCE: The Gentleman and Citizen’s Almanack for 1737. He died in 1743 The Gentleman’s and London Magazine or Monthly Chronologer 1741-1794.  Richard GORE (1728-1816) was of Sandymount, Co. Wicklow. He was a son of Sir Ralph GORE & Elizabeth ASHE.

130

221

88704

GORE & GORGES

Dublin

Kilkenny

Wicklow

1748 Apr 2

Image 123

BTW Elizabeth GORGES of City of Dublin Spinster of 1 pt; [?] Richard GORE of Sandymount Co. Wicklow Esq & Joseph GREEN of City of Dublin Esq. of the other & the release made btw Ralph GORE of Barrowmount Co. Kilkenny Esq. of the 1st pt the said Elizabeth GORGES of the 2nd pt; Hamilton GORGES of Rathbeale Co. Dublin Esq. & Thomas BURROUGHS of City of Dublin Gent of 3rd pt.. Release of Ralph GORE in consideration of a marriage then intended to be had betw him the said Ralph GORE & Elizabeth … granted to Hamilton GORGES … town and lands of Barrowmore … & town and lands of Killblaine & lands of Ballyleagh otherwise Ballyleogein Parish Rowe Barony Idagh, Co. Kilkenny…

NOTE: Ralph GORE married Elizabeth GORGES 7 May 1748.

 

Some leases suggest a possible link between at least one branch of the GOREs and either the JACKSONs of Duddington, Northamptonshire or else the JACKSONs of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland and Coleraine, Londonderry.

 

  • Since Sandymount is not a townland, it was likely located within the boundaries of one of the townlands mentioned in the leases beneath. The Francis JACKSON mentioned is probably Francis JACKSON d 1740. He was the 2nd surviving son of Thomas JACKSON of Duddington Hall.   SEE: JACKSONs of Duddington.
  • The CUSACK mention is also intriguing because an Arthur GORE (d btw 1726-1730) married a Maybella CUSACK (d bef 1733). This Arthur GORE was a son of Brig. Gen. Francis GORE (d. abt 1723) and Catherine GORE – a marriage which joined the GOREs of Co. Clare with those GORES from Co. Mayo.
  • The Richard GORE (1728-1816) of Sandymount, mentioned above, was a son of Sir Ralph GORE (1675-1733) of Donegal & Dublin & Elizabeth ASHE (?-1741) of Derry & Dublin. SEE: The ASHE family.

CROKER, JACKSON & CUSACK & Lands near Mount Kennedy.

 

Bk

Pg

Mem

Names

Place

Date

Notes

74

211

50840

JACKSON, Francis

Carlow

Wicklow

1733 Jan 17

ROSE-CROKER 1732/33

Image 427

Tripartite deed btw John ROSE of Catherstock Co. Northton [aka Northamptonshire] Esq. of 1st pt; Sir William DUDLEY of [Clugtown] Co. Northton Esq. of 2nd pt.  John CROKER of City of Dublin Gent of 3rd pt. Indented deed, Assignment between John ROSE of Catherstock, Co of Northton, Esq made over to John CROKER all that the manor or lordship of Mountkenny [Parish Newcastle Upper, Barony of Newcastle] + other lands in Co Wicklow [Newtown aka Newtown Mount Kennedy], Mount Kennedy (see Kennedy Demesne (aka Mount Kennedy Demesne), Ballyronan, Killpider aka Kilpedder East or Kilpedder West, Johnstowne aka Johnstown, Cooldoyle aka Cooladoyle, Colloughill [probably Callowhill Lower and/or Callowhill Upper], Monflough, Trudder, Kildea [probably Kilday], Ballinabarny, Ballinehinch (Ballinahinch LowerBallinahinch Middle, Ballinahinch Upper) Monelean (possibly Tuckmill), Ballygaraid (probably Ballygarrett), Towmore (probably Togher More), Killouge, Courtfoyle,, Kiltemon aka Kiltimon, Knockballycanig, Feeyour [Teetour], Carrigebogh, Ballynach and Ballyroughan the two Drombanes & part of Ballyhorse [possibly Ballyhorsey], townlands of Kilmurry [probably Kilmurry Lower] near Mount Kennedy the town and lands of Teerakin, Knockralyn, Carrickmuck,  Corsillough aka Corsillagh, Moneyspigg a parcel of land called the Point Meadow and also part of town and lands of Kilmurry [probably Kilmurry], Parish Upper Newcastle), Glancappin [Glencap Commons North? Or  Glencap Commons South], for residue of term of 99 years granted by an indenture of 3 Jun 1730 in presence of Francis JACKSON of Doddington [sic – Duddington] Co. Northton Gent & John CUSACK of Blatherwick Co. Northton & Memorial executed by WITNESS John ROSE in presence of said Francis JACKSON and John CUSACK. NOTE: Some of the notes were contributed by Nick Reddan.

SEE: NL - MS 38,576/2 Lease of lands at Courtfoyle, Kiltimon, [Kilpedder], Trudder, Kilday and others in the Barony of Newcastle, County Wicklow between Sir John [Barlow], Dublin, and Richard Kennedy, Mountkennedy.

2 Oct. 1667

 

The MITCHELBURN-JACKSON link is also enticing.

  • Richard MITCHELBURN and John MITCHELBURN were brothers.
  • Richard MITCHELBURN (d. btw. 1715-1719) and was of Ballyarthur, Parish Castlemacadam, Barony Arklow. He married a Mary JACKSON, I have yet to find any JACKSON family connection for her.
  • Col. John MITCHELBURN (1647-1721) married Susan BERESFORD (d. 1706). Her first husband was William JACKSON (1628-1688) SEE: JACKSONs of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland and Coleraine, Londonderry. Their marriage was not a happy one, and she died at the St. Mary’s Lane Dublin residence of her brother-in-law Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706).
  • It is not impossible that Mary JACKSON was a relation of the William JACKSON of Coleraine.
  • Richard MITCHELBURNE’s will is suggestive of other connections to land leases near Sandymount, as is the will of Edward RILEY. I have yet to follow up on these.

 

The ASHE family is another worthwhile line of inquiry with respect to connections between GOREs and JACKSONs. The class of people who held title to significant leases was quite small, and intermarriages were the rule not the exception.

 

MITCHELBURNE, LAMB and RILEY related leases of interest

 

Bk

Pg

Mem

Date

Notes

13

62

5013

1713 Feb 26

Index 42

Lease & Release  

John OSBURN of City of Dublin of 1st part. Richard MITCHELBURNE Ballyarthur, [Castlemacadam, Barony Arklow], Co Wicklow Gent of 2nd part . Release 27 Feb 1713 btw John OSBURN of City of Dublin Gent of 1 pt & Richard MITCHELBURN of 2nd pt  & Rev Thomas WHALEY of Suddent Co. Meath Clke of 3rd pt.  L&R John OSBURN in consid of £400 granted to MITCHELBURN townlands of Slieveroe [Parish Moyne, Barony Ballinacor South], Newbane & Connygarry part of Tullyluske [aka Tullylusk. Parish Dunganstown, Barony Arklow] containing 400a for lease by lives  from George OSBORNE to said John OSBURN in Barony of Arklow,part of Timullin [aka Timullin, Parish Kilcommon, Barony Arklow] Co. Wicklow in possession of James LINLEA undertenant to Thomas WILLIAMS farmer granted for 31 years… and likewise lands of Rahana [possibly Knockrahan]  Co. Wicklow for lives of John OSBURN & wife Sarah OSBURN & Richard MITCHELBURNE  … and also lease from Thomas WENTWORTH to Richard MITCHELBURN… in consid of £400 by Richard MITCHELBURN to John OSBORNE was the money of Rev. Thomas WHALEY of Sudden, Richard MITCHELBURNE acting in trust for WHALLEY, for 400a, By Arklow, Co Wicklow, held on lease

from George OSBURN to John OSBURN & previously held by George OSBURN. John OSBURN also granting property in Co Wicklow held by Thomas WILLIAMS, farmer, for 31 years by a lease in reversion from George OSBURN to Richard MITCHELBURN.

17

104

8306

1716 July 6

Image 69

Btw Richard Lord Viscount ROSSE of one pt & Richard MITCHELBURNE of City of Dublin Esq of other pt. … in consid of £567 paid by Richard MITCHELBURNE… a number of townlands in Baron Arkloe, Co. Wicklow to hold for lives of Charles LAMBE eldest son of William LAMBE of Willow Grove Co Wicklow Esq. Richard LAMBE 2nd son and Lawrence CROW eldest son of William CROW of City of Dublin Gent…. WITNESS: William LAMB, Francis ANDERSON.

25

172

14626

1719 Dec 24

Will of Richard MITCHELBURNE

Bequeathed to his wife Mary MITCHELBOURNE, als JACKSON during her natural life the town and lands of Ballyarthur, [at Kilcandra, nr. Vale of Avoca, Co. Wicklow] and the Mansionhouse thereon and after her decease he devises the said house and lands to his sister  Mrs. Rachel SUNDHAM and his niece Mrs. Elizabeth SYMS and her heirs., and if no heirs to Law CROW [Lawrence CROW]  eldest son of cousin Jane CROW, and if no heirs to Richard LAMB, 2nd son of his cousin William and Ann LAMB … NOTE: From Eustace abstracts: 188 MITCHELBURNE, RICHARD, Dublin, gent. 31 Jan. 1715. Narrate, J p., 24 Dec. 1719. Wife Mary als. Jackson, extx. Sister Mrs. Rachell Sandham. Niece Mrs. Elizabeth Syms. Niece Mrs. Mary Syms. Law. Crow, eldest son of his cozen Jane Crow. Richard Lamb, second son of his cozen William and Anne Lamb. His brother Mitchelburn. Michael and John Syms, William Crow, Jane Kirby and her children, Alice Charles, Richard Dickinson, Cornett John Russell, John Osborn (friend) and Sarah his wife, legatees. Ballyarthur, the two Ballanas [? Ballanagh, Co. Wicklow], Knockduffe, Ballycullen [? Co. Wicklow], Ballynesragh, Killkashell and Rutland [situation not mentioned? all in Co. Wicklow]. Witnesses : Richard Vincent, Francis Anderson, Dublin, gents., Francis Armitstead, clerk to said Francis Anderson. Memorial witnessed by : Francis Anderson, Chris. Inch, Will, Crow. 25, 172, 14626. Mary Mitchelburne (seal)

25

190

14709

1718 Jul 18

From Eustace Wills: RILEY, EDWARD, Dublin, Esq. 18 July 1718. Narrate, 3| p., 18 Jan. 1719. Wife Mary Riley. Son James Riley. A former settlement of £20 per annum for maintenance of the then wife of said James the son " whilst she continued his wife and resided in England." Daughter Martha Towers, Anthony Towers her only son. Daughter Anne Vincent. Her eldest son Edward Vincent, her second son Thomas, her third son Spencer and her fourth son Richard Vincent. His brother James. His grandson Richard Nuttall son of his daughter Lucy Nuttall deceased. Walter Rily [? Riley], Castletown, Co. Meath, gent. Richard Mitchellburne, Ballyarthur, Co. Wicklow, Esq., and John Ormsby, Esq., trustees. Lands of inheritance in counties Meath, Westmeath and Tipperary : Killeen, Rathmore, Flaghbegg, Fiermore, Killenmoda, Sheashaghinore, Burroskeane and fairs and marketts, Liscantane and bog and commons, and Gatross [? Gaulross] all in Co. Tipperary. Orestown, Killmainhambegg, Leastowne, Felltown, St. John's Land, Kell, Gardenrath, Syddenrath, Rectorys of Gorly [Girley], and Martry, Tankardstown and tythes, Harlestown, Milltown als. Milestown, Boolish, Donogpatrick, Archerstowne, impropriate tythes etc., all in Co. Meath. Williamstown, Simonstown and Mayne, Co. Westmeath. Ormond Key and High Street, Dublin. Ballymurroghroe, Co. Wicklow. Witnesses: Rev. James Cunningham, Armagh, clerk, Richard Cunningham, Dublin, merchant, Francis Anderson, Dublin, gent. Memorial witnessed by : Francis Anderson, J. Stothard. Ann Vincent (seal) 25, 190, 14709. Rich. Vincent (seal)

 

OTHER SOURCES:

 

·       Articles of agreement concerning sale of the timber and trees by William Lamb of Willowgrove on behalf of Elizabeth Kennedy (a minor) sole daughter and heiress

 

SOURCES FROM MY SILVER BOWL SITE:

  • Dublin Memorials of Deeds - 1708-1725.
  • Bethams Abstracts GORE.
  • 2018 GORE and SALE aka SALL deeds.
  • Mentions of GOREs in the Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.GOREs of Ireland. There are 264 members of the GORE family listed here - as well as hundreds of other people. This is my first stab at creating this family tree, and there are bound to be errors.
  • Benthams Abstracts. My focus here has been on JACKSONs, with a few strays caught up in my net because they belong to collateral family trees that interest me.  I have made a start on cross referencing these entries with deeds etc.
  • The ASHE family. My purpose in researching this line has been to see what I can learn about some of the collateral links to both JACKSONs and GOREs. SEE ALSO:
    • GORE family of Ireland. There are 264 members of the GORE family listed here - as well as hundreds of other people. This is my first stab at creating this family tree, and there are bound to be errors. My purpose in assembling the tree was to find the mother of Rev. William JACKSON (1737-1795) - the well-known United Irishman. I still do not know the surname of his maternal grandmother - and would love to find out.
    • Jacksons of Tobermore. This is a start on making sense of the likely ancestry and connections of the JACKSONs of Tobermore - possibly connected to JACKSONs of Coleraine  as well as several lines of JACKSONs in Co. Down. If new evidence comes to light, some of my assumptions may need to change. I look forward to learning from the insight of others.

 

 

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