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NOTE: This page includes maps as well as charts and other information about people organized on the basis of place.
Here are some useful sources for maps

My usual place to start is: Ordnance Survey of Ireland
Or else, the maps associated with Griffiths Valuations on the Ask About Ireland Site.
Valuation Office Books at National Archives of Ireland.
1659 Census of Ireland.
Mapco has an 1838 map of Ireland which can be viewed in enlarged segments.
For maps of Ireland in the 1650s: The Down Survey of Ireland hosted by Trinity College is an amazing site. You can also do a search and learn a great deal more about how the early maps relate to later ones.
A site that tracks population changes in Irish parishes from 1841 to 2002: Irish Famine Population Data
A site that is now one of my go-to places when I want to see adjacent townlands is: http://www.townlands.ie/
Wikipedia is useful for tracking down varient townland names, as is the Sean Ruad site.
To track the Irish versions of names that preceded the English version:Placenames Database of Ireland
For Historical Maps: A sub-section of the Placenames Database of Ireland July 1, 2016
To track down English, Scots, or Irish place names: Place names in Northern Ireland
Bob Sinton's townland maps: http://www.bob-sinton.com/maps2/mapsx.php
Townlands superimposed on contemporary maps: http://ireland.kiwicelts.com/irishMap/ireMap.html
A wonderful site for Monaghan maps is done by Monaghan County.
For Dublin, see the 1798 Dublin Map at Mapco: Mapco
Another great site is Dennis Garvey's site for parishes and townlands in Co. Louth.
A site new to me: Open Street Maps. March 2016
Years Ago, I found some of these on one of my trips. Now they are digital. A wonderful resource: Geological Maps. July 7, 2016
PRONI has some excellent 1602 maps of Escheated Estates on Flicker. September 7, 2016
Since many of the Irish JACKSONs came from Westmorland and Lancashire, This site featuring Old English maps is excellent.

PRONI Historical Maps viewer. New in 2016.
Also new in 2016, The Family History Library has included many images of pages from the Deeds Registry in Dublin. These include both grantor indices and townland indices. Nick Reddan's Deeds Indexing Project will be starting to transcribe them - thanks to volunteer labour. Alison Kilpatrick has also done yeoman service when it comes to transcribing deeds. See her site: Arborealis.
A fabulous new site by ​Sebastian Graham showing all the mills of Northern. Ireland. July 5, 2017
For general reading, History of Ireland: Free ebooks. This is an excellent site. February 7, 2017
ALison Kilpatrick's map of The Manor of Kinard (Minterburn & Tiranny) 1613-1641. July 5, 2017

Sharon Oddie Brown, Updated July 2017.

General Files Last Updated
Counties, Parishes, Townships & Such  
ANTRIM see also The Braid: Ballymena Town Hall and Museum.  
The Probates of JACKSONs in Co. Antrim reveal a remarkable level of interconnections. Most of the ancestors of these families are likely to have been in Antrim since the mid-1600s. I have assembled this using probates available from the indexes at National Archives - sorted by date and have annotated then with additional information from Census and other sources. March 18, 2015
The records of Millrow First Presbyterian Church reveal a number of JACKSONs from a number of townlands surrounding the town of Antrim. There were also other JACKSONs in these townlands, and they likely attended the Church of Ireland. March 18, 2015
The Jacksons of Loonburn, Co. Antrim are connected to the JACKSONs of Steeple, Co. Antrim. Part of my work this spring will be figuring out how they connect. NOTE: I have included some Islandmagee JACKSONs because they are descendants of the Loonburn and likely of the Steeple JACKSONs and hence will turn out to be pertinent. March 18, 2015
There are only bits of the 1851 Census available. Here are some JACKSON bits - from Larne, Co. Antrim. March 18, 2015
JACKSONs of Steeple Timeline. August 16, 2016
ARMAGH SEE: Armagh & District History Group  
Armagh - Civil Parishes of County Armagh (See also maps of Creggan & Lisnadill Parishes beneath for more details) September 28, 2004
Oliver Family traces in Co. Armagh I have put together a map showing all the known townlands where OLIVER family members left traces, whether in leases, or BMD records. Beneath the map, is a ten page chart organized alphabetically by townland with a brief description of the information. The accuracy is only as good as the sources, and they are many and varied. December 4, 2006
Creggan Parish - Map of Townlands This is a parish in Co. Armagh. I have added pertinent family links. I havbe also done a page where I have tossed together all sorts of disparate bits that may or may not fit in the hope that it may be helpful to some other researcher, and then, if I am lucky, then they will get back to me. Creggan Church Ruminations. September 30, 2004
Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - Creggan, County Armagh. 1864. This is a work in progress. I am collating what I know about various family members in the Parish of Creggan. As a side bit, I also looked at holdings where the lessors or lessees were women. The beauty of a table format, is that it is possible to sort it either by name or townland. October 14, 2014

Killynure, Lisnadill Parish, Co. Armagh This is Townland in Co. Armagh where many of the OLIVERS, JACKSONS & BROWNS all lived from the late 1700s-mid 1900s. The family house still stands, though family left decades ago. Updated.
Also see: Timeline of Fight for Killynure.

December 5, 2004
March 31, 2010
Liscalgot, Creggan Parish, Co. Armagh.Liscalgot is a townland with 220 acres within its boundaries and is situated 2-3 km. east of Crossmaglen, just south of Creggan Church (one can walk there by way of a path behind the church). June 29, 2006
May 12, 2010
Lisnadill Parish - Map of Townlands This is a parish in Co. Armagh. I have added pertinent family links. July 1, 2004
Tullymore & Umgola, Parish of Armagh, County Armagh There are a range of OLIVER family connections here that shed a great deal of light on the ancestors of Eliza OLIVER, mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON. December 1, 2006
Tullyvallen & relations of JACKSONs I have assembled a pretty extensive table containing all that I have collected so far that may relate to both Tullyvallen as well as to various relations of JACKSONs. I suspect they will turn out to be related to the families of Liscalgot & Urker. December 29, 2010
Woodvale & JOHNSTONs detective work Recent deeds involving the JOHNSTONs of Woodvale, Co. Armagh prompted me to try to assemble all that I know (thereby also displaying my ignorance too!) about these people and this place. October 4, 2009
Leases owned by JACKSONs connected to Urker & Liscalgot. Following the JACKSON leases in the Barony of the Fews, Co. Armagh will likely be a key to several unanswered questions. It came out in court case concerning the murder of George M’Clean on Dec 4, 1846 that a long lease held by Eliza JACKSON was cancelled: One cause assigned for the murder is that Mrs. Jackson was dispossessed of a large farm a few days ago, on the expiration of a long lease, and part of the lands were given to one Middleton, bailiff to the property, and who is nephew to the deceased . Since we do not know which lease it might have been, all are worth investigating. The ones that I know about so far include: Urcher, and Liscalgot in the parish of Creggan; Tulleyagallaghan, Cashel, Ummerinvore, and Tullyvallen in the parish of Newtownhamilton. November 22, 2013
JACKSONs of Killyman Parish. This is in the northerly part of Co. Armagh. It is a parish that straddles the border with C. Tyrone. November 28, 2014
1703 View Of the Archbishop of Armagh. These are notes are only of the portions of this document that are of interest to myself and those looking at similar names: OLIVER & JACKSON as well as townlands connected to them in some way. November 1, 2011
Co. Armagh - Hearth Money Rolls for the Barony of Ardmagh. I worked from two main sources: http://www.failteromhat.com/armaghhearth/ardmagh.htm and The Ire-Atlas Townland Database and used them to guess the contemporary name of townlands based on the sounds of the names as well as the names of adjacent townlands that show up in the Registry on the same page. This latter method may have been misleading. I have also been guided by connections that I have noticed in later deeds. Some boxes were shaded in order to draw my attention to names & places of interest with respect to OLIVER connections. July 26, 2007
July 23, 2017

Co. Armagh - Bradshaws 1819 Directory of the City of Armagh When Thomas Bradshaw published his Directory in 1820 he wrote that it contained an alphabetical list of the merchants, manufacturers and inhabitants of the towns of Newry, Armagh, Dungannon, Portadown, Tandragee, Lurgan, Waringstown, Banbridge,Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Kilkeel and Rathfriland. Listed here are all the entries for Armagh city. Although it is a useful early source of information it is far from a comprehensive one. A census of the city in 1817 estimated the population at 7010, but this list only includes 620 names. My idiosyncratic notes relate to what I am learning about connections of any of these people to members of our family.

June 23, 2008
Co. Armagh - Piggots 1824 Directory It is interesting to compare this Directory with Bradshaws Directory done only a few years earlier. Both represent only a small sampling of the population - likely geared towards those who would be prepared to purchase such a directory. I note that New Streeet AKA Navan Street is not included, for example, although there were people living there who would have received notice. So, just because your people of interest are not mentioned doesn't mean that they were not there. July 2, 2008
Co. Armagh - Creggan Parish, BMDs These BMDs are the ones from Creggan Parish that seemed to me to be likely fits for our family history. I looked for pertinent names and townlands and then annotated them to the best of my current knowledge. July 24, 2006
October 24, 2006
Co. Armagh - First Armagh Presbyterian This is a work in progress. There are likely errors in transcription - both as a result of my work and also the work of the original transcriber. I have been doing my best to match names with deeds and family trees. If there are place names that have alternate spellings that I have not included, I would be grateful to know more. Some are hard to track down. If you know more about any of these people, please let me know. Notes updated. I have also added another source for these records. SEE: Armagh Marriages 1707-1728

June 16, 2008
July 1, 2008
November 30, 2008
June 13, 2009
July 2, 2009

Co. Armagh - Freeduff BMDs - selected records of pertinent families These records of families pertinent to our family tree still need to be double checked for accuracy, but I don't know when I may again have access to the film, so better this than nothing (I figure). It should also be remembered that there may be some duplication of people who also attended Creggan Church of Ireland in the nearby community of Creggan. July 27, 2006
June 13, 2009
Co. Armagh 1864 Griffiths Research Notes These are merely rough notes - but I am posting them in case they are of use to fellow researchers. In the future, my plan is to organize the data more efficiently. September 23, 2008
1766 Creggan Parish Census These are the names that are most likely related to members of our extended family. Unfortunately, I do not have access to this source right now. I believe I accessed it in Ireland years ago – possibly at PRONI - but early on in my research, I neglected to keep notes of sources. An act of great folly. If and when I can get to this census again, other family names would be of interest, in particular the names of DICKIE and BAILIE. December 8, 2008
1911 Census of Killynure with notes COUSER, STOOPS, CARROLL, FINEGAN, CAROLAN, BROWN, MONTGOMERY, SMYTH, MACKLE, FEGAN. February 10, 2010
Cavananore Timeline The connections of the COULTERs and BRADFORDS with Cavananore begin in the late 1600s and carry through to the early 20th Century.Updated. November 3, 2008
September 1, 2009
Armagh Corporation 1708-1810 Memorials of Deeds from the Townland IndexThe Armagh Corporation was a geographical area in the Barony of Armagh that roughly encompassed the city of Armagh boundaries. My interest is in the families that did business with or intermarried with the OLIVERs. January 16, 2017
Lessees and Lessors in Urker in Grifffiths & Valuation Records. I have used the 1901 and 1911 census, as well as available wills, to shed some light on the inhabitants of Urker in the late 1880s. My purpose in assembling this information, is to learn more about the nearby neighbours of the JACKSONs of Urker. Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915) had a deep and abiding affection for the families who were part of his experience as a child growing up at Urker. Had his wife been amenable, he would have retired there. After he was successful as a banker in Hong Kong, he gave money to help some of old childhood friends build and/or repair their houses. June 25, 2017
August 29, 2017
Lessees & Lessors in Liscalgat in Griffiths and Valuation Revisions. I have used the 1901 and 1911 census, as well as available wills, to shed some light on the inhabitants of Liscalgat in the late 1880s. My purpose in assembling this information, is to learn more about the nearby neighbours of the JACKSONs of Urker and the GILMOREs of Liscalgat.

June 25, 2017
August 29, 2017

I have completed a major revision of a Family Tree - Jacksons of Co. Carlow & Wicklow, as well as a page that includes probates of JACKSONs of Co. Carlow with links to other data. May 12, 2013
Jacksons of Co. Carlow. This page pulls together references to deeds and a few other bits that I have surrounding Esther JACKSON and her leases at Coolmana, aka Nashe's Quarter in Co. Carlow. I have also appended a tentative family tree - rather mor of a shrub actually, as well as a similar one for her SHARP family. This is all in the hopes that we may be able to tie them into another tree of JACKSONs. Possibilities include JACKSONs in Carlow, Wicklow, Kildare as well as Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada. September 16, 2013
I have just completed a number of interrelated pages concerning early property holdings in Co. Cavan. Firstly, there is the list that Coote relicated from Pynnar on lands in 1618-1619. Secondly, a page where I make a stab at following the older place names into what they are more frequently known as today. Thirdly, early sightings of JACKSONs in Co. Cavan. Finally, a list of the proprietors in Co. Cavan in 1802 - which includes one lone JACKSON.
Jacksons of Co, Cavan. I have two charts of data on Jacksons of Co. Cavan. They need to be merged, but I don't have the time right now. The original one is here.
May 20, 2010
Probates of Jacksons of Cavan. I have interpolated census and other material into this chart of probates of Jacksons who died in Co. Cavan.. It helps to situate each person within a larger context. May 26, 2013
Jacksons in Co. Cavan - a preliminary Chart. This chart organizes the JACKSON appearances in Co. Cavan by year. If you cut and paste it into a word document, then you can sort it by townland, parish or Barony - whatever you like. May 26, 2013
Research relating to early JACKSONs in Co. Cavan. Earlier versions are at Version One and Version Two. There is also a page with a map of Cavan, and where I focused on townland names. For a chattier version, and one that may be easier to follow for the first time, see my blog post: Jacksons of Cavan. May 26, 2013
Research Notes for Jacksons of Coleraine. Hopefully, this rudimentary start may be of help to others researching people in Coleraine. I will likely add to it as I learn more. June 29, 2013
Timeline of Jacksons of Coleraine. This timeline includes data from web sites, books, deeds, and archives. It is by no means exhaustive, although it already runs to close to 20 pages. June 29, 2013
Memorials of Deeds of Coleraine. This is my first stab at making sense of the many Coleraine JACKSONs by using information in of deeds. In the process, I uncovered several errors in my initial notes which are posted on my web site. Correcting them means totally redoing the tables, so I will update those as soon as I can get to it. Please let me know if you have anything to add or correct. PS: One helpful tool that helped to prevent me becoming utterly lost was the article by Bill Macaffe: Map of the Baronies and Civil Parishes of Co. Londonderry. July 13, 2016
DOWN NOTE: Newtownards, a key town for JACKSONs, was formerly called Ballylisnevan.  
Ardglass. In time, I will get a page up that will include several photos and family tales relating to the BROWN and MARTIN families of Ardglass. For now, there is only the story of a family sundial that relates to Ringfad. January 29, 2009
BMDs of Co. Down, Parish of Knockbreda register gleanings. My focus was on JACKSONs and names known to have married into the family. It is by no means exhaustive, in part because the films I was working with varied in quality - as did my vision, depending on the time of day. July 3, 2014
Jacksons and others in Parish of Knockbreda, Barony of Castlereagh Upper. Griffiths valuations. July 3, 2014
Probates of JACKSONs of Co. Down. I have also done a tree of the JACKSONs of Co. Down which includes many of these people, and there are many more of them in my tree who are also likely to be connected. This is just a start. There are also later abstracts which can be found at PRONI Will Calendars Search. July 3, 2014
JACKSON Freeholders of Castlereagh. Extracted from PRONI Freeholders records (with a few others thrown in). I searched for John JACKSON, and picked up a few others in the by-catch. July 3, 2014
JACKSON BMDs from the Belfast Newsletter. This 9 page chart also includes a fair bit of me thinking-out-loud as well as a lot of verified facts and relationships. March 20, 2017
JACKSONs of Co. Down - a Townland sort. I have interpolated many of the records of JACKSONs recorded in the Belfast Newsletter BMDs, with as many of the memorials of deeds that I can find notes on [based on my 2016 update – more to come]. March 20, 2017
This chart of Jackson Baptisms in Co Down is just a start. I will update it after I get back from my spring 2017 trip to Ireland. More to come. March 25, 2017
JACKSON births. Births of Jacksons from the Parish of Raffrey and from several townlands between there and Saintfield. Many of these families seem to be related. Most of them seem to be the descendants of JACKSON farmers who held leases in the area from at least the mid 1700s. Updated December 26, 2017
January 11, 2018
JACKSON deaths from Downpatrick Registry and elsewhere. This is part of my recent “cluster approach” to unraveling the various JACKSONs who may or may not be related to each other, and who had ties to the townlands east of Saintfield. Apparently, thanks to recent DNA postings, I am distantly related to some of these people, Exactly how I may be related continues to elude me. I will continue to update this page with more data and links as time permits. The most important link will be to Some JACKSONs of Killinchy & Kilmore.

January 11, 2018


JACKSON marriages from Downpatrick Registry & Parish records: This is part of my recent “cluster approach” to unraveling the various JACKSONs who may or may not be related to each other in the townlands east of Saintfield. Apparently, thanks to recent DNA postings, I am distantly related to some of these people, Exactly how I may be related continues to elude me. I will continue to update this page with more data and links as time permits. The most important link will be to a family tree of JACKSONs of Killinchy & Kilmore. January 11, 2018
Jacksons mentioned in Dublin Deeds. There is a lot more work to be done with these deeds, but I would encourage others who have an interest in this to follow the names of specific properties, for example "Dolfins Barn" or specific occupations, for example "tanner". These will help you to link to many lines of JACKSONs that are customarily linked to other counties. Jacksons who made their living as tanners -or cordwainers, or shoemakers - were active in this time frame in Co. Down, Monaghan, Kildare, Meath, Armagh, Antrim and Drogheda. I have included all deeds where the JACKSON person referenced is "of Dublin" or else, the property that they held was in Dublin even though they may have been resident elsewhere. NOTE: The most up to date deeds data is at: Links to deeds July 5, 2012
Leases of land in Dublin with known connections to JACKSONs of Coleraine. The earliest memorials of leases of land in Dublin connected to the JACKSONs of Coleraine involved Samuel JACKSON (1641-1706). He was related to most if not all of the JACKSONs mentioned in the leases in the table beneath. Bit by bit, I am entering this data into my Rootsweb version of the family tree. August 27, 2016
Robert Jackson of Crooked Staff, Dublin There are many threads to follow with respect to linking Dublin-based JACKSONs with JACKSONs in Co. Meath and elsewhere. This Robert JACKSON, a tanner of Dublin is only one of them. Another possibly productive line of inquiry is checking out the tanners named JACKSON in Ireland in the late 1600s. Jacksons who made their living as tanners -or cordwainers, or shoemakers - were active in this time frame in Co. Down, Monaghan, Kildare, Meath, Armagh, Antrim and Drogheda. Updated: August 19, 2018
JACKSONs recorded in Dublin Probates. I will be adding to the notes on the people in these probates, but decided to post what I have in case others can also help out here in the meantime. My hope is to eventually have all them connected into known JACKSON lines. June 5, 2013
Jacksons in St. Catherine's Parish, Dublin. This is useful for tracking a number of the weaver, tanner, and other merchant families in this parish. Updated: August 19, 2016
Jacksons in St. Peters Church Dublin. I have made a start at interpolating other known facts. Where possible, I have included a link to a known family tree. In future, correlating this data with deeds research will likely be productive. July 10, 2013
Jackson Marriages in Dublin records. It has been and will continue to be a huge project to track all these people down. Because of other commitments, I must set it aside for a while. Still, I thought it worthwhile to post in its incomplete form since there is already lots of useful material. I am hoping that others can take the bits that I haven’t done, and let me know if they have information to add. I will update this page as time permits. September 24, 2013

JACKSONs at Trinity College, Dublin I have sorted the material by date.  This is my first stab at documenting who is who. I am hopeful that others will contribute and then we can find homes for all of these JACKSONs. Updated

August 23, 2010
July 7, 2011

JACKSONs in 1600s Parish Registers in Dublin After bashing my head on many brick walls, I have decided to start looking at as many JACKSONs as I can find in Ireland in the 1600s. My reasons are self serving. I know that my particular JACKSONs came over to Ireland in that century, although which particular batch they belonged to, I haven't a clue. Most of these JACKSON records included beneath will be ruled out as significant to me in the long run, but may be significant for others. Many of them may have been mainly in Antrim or Down or Carlow or goodness knows where else – but they still had links to Dublin as well. October 26, 2010
JACKSONs of St. Nicholas Parish, Dublin I will revisit this page early in the new year. NOTE: There a number oc oneections to the JACKSONs of St. Catherine's Parish. Updated October 26, 2010
August 21, 2016
JACKSONs of St Andrews Parish, Dublin I will revisit this page early in the new year. For now, this is as far as I can take it. October 26, 2010
JACKSONs of St. Audoens Parish, Dublin The number of JACKSONs in this parish with military connections intrigues me. I have much to learn here and will get back to this material early in the new year. October 26, 2010
JACKSONs of St. Brides Parish, Dublin The JACKSONs in this parish seem to be primarily trades people. I have more to learn and will get back to this page in the new year. October 26, 2010
JACKSONs of St. Catherines Parish, Dublin I have done more work on the JACKSONs of this Parish than I have been able to for the pages relating to other parishes. Updated August 18, 2016
JACKSONs of St. Michans Parish, Dublin This parish intrigues me because of its connection to the JACKSONs of Ballybay who were involved in the United Irishmen. It may very well be that they were also related to some of the earlier JACKSONs in this parish. October 26, 2010
JACKSONs of St. John's Parish, Dublin Like many of the other pages of parish churches in Dublin, I have a great deal more work to do - but it will have to wait until the new year. October 26, 2010
Jacksons in St. Peters Church Dublin. I have made a start at interpolating other known facts. Where possible, I have included a link to a known family tree. In future, correlating this data with deeds research will likely be productive. July 10, 2013
Jacksons in St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dublin. I am trying to situate these JACKSONs in various family trees in order to determine the extent to which they may or may not be related. As I learn more, I will update this page. June 16, 2013
Jacksons of Kildare in Griffiths Valuation This compilation of data is especially useful when looked at in conjunction with abstracts of Memorials of Deeds of JACKSONs in Co. Kildare. [Deeds page updated June 18, 2015]I will be working on more related data and will soon write some companion pieces as well as at least one family tree that I can construct as a result of this data.
Jacksons in Kildare 1835-1839 Voters List
Jacksons in Kildare 1823-1837 Tithe Applotments Since computer searches do better with consistent names - for example William instead of Wm or Wllm - I have standardized them all. I find that this kind of table is helpful when viewed alongside deed references, and other land documents.
Jacksons of Ballygibbon Snippets There are several family branches of Jacksons of Ballygibbon, Co. Kildare that will likely interconnect when more is known. None of them are extensive enough to really be called trees - branches is more like it. Shrubs, perhaps. Ballygibbon is also very close to the parishes of Ardkill and Tomahoe, where there were also JACKSONs in the early 1700s. A link is likely. See: Jacksons of Kings Co. & Co. Kildare tree.
JACKSONs of Wexford, Wicklow & some Kildare

I have posted the JACKSON probates from the National Archives, and interpolated material from several other sources. As I result, I also updated the outline tree of the JACKSONs of Co. Kildare. There will be revisions for both these pages in the near future as I learn more from data I recently brought home from Ireland.

May 12, 2013
Jacksons in Co. Kildare Townlands Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees. Much of this data is in various other documents on my site, so this is simply another way of looking at it. Perhaps with a fresh perspective. All three of these Jackson family trees deserve more attention, as do the strays who are yet to be connected. I have also included a map. June 28, 2015
Kildare Valuations for JACKSONs and LYNCHs. WARNING: These notes were taken at great speed, and need to be double-checked against the originals. In my haste, I did leave off the identifying dates of the books that the entries were transcribed from. Their use is primarily as a starting point. NOTE: Valuation books contain the revisions of ownership recorded after the Griffiths Valuations which took place in the mid-1850s. May 15, 2013
I have transcribed, annotated and posted the probates of JACKSONs of Kings Co. and also as a result I have done a significant update of the family tree of the Jacksons of Ballyboy. May 13, 2019
Cancellation books of Aghavilla The last of David JACKSON's and Eliza OLIVER's children to be born at Aghavilla aka Aughavilla was Mary JACKSON b 1844. There is a deed reference that shows David JACKSON still connected to Aghavilla in 1849 August 27. This is the last mention of the land in connection with him and his name does not show up in the records at the time of the Griffiths Valuation in 1856-7. According to his marriage agreement, JACKSON had leased 86 acres and 17 perches or thereabouts - measured in Irish acres. This would work out to be a little more than 139 acres English measure. It would seem that this would then be the land leased by LaTouche to Rorke. The mystery is when and how the land went from a leasehold held by David JACKSON to one held by Hugh RORKE. October 26, 2010
Louth Co. - Assorted family There are various inter-related families living in Co. Louth who are recorded in the Griffiths Valuations. I have focused here on COULTER, BRADFORD, JACKSON & DICKIE. July 1, 2009
Annaghavackey is a townland of 369 acres in the Parish of Creggan, Co. Louth. In the 1854 Griffiths valuation, it seems that most of the townland is owned and leased to people who are related (DICKIE, BAILIE, BRADFORD, OLIVER). The total value was £283 1 0 in 1854. It is bordered on the east by Cavananore and Carrickastuck, on the south by Clonaleenaghan, to the west by Shanmullagh and on the north by Sheelagh and Tawnamore. Map links added & page reorganized. September 30, 2009
October 1, 2009
Carnbeg Three maps are of special interest here: 1737, 1754 and 1900. They show a continuity of family interest in the lands of Carnbeg. August 22, 2008
Carrickistuck  is a townland of 229 acres in the Parish of Philipstown. At the time of the 1740 Census, it was in the Parish of Castletown (NOTE: I do not know when the Parish boundaries and/or names changed). On its north eastern border is the river of Castletown, on the south-east, the townland of Philipstown; on the south, Barronstown, to the west Clonaleenan and Annaghvacky and to the north-west, Cavananore. The families connected to these lands also had significant business and family connections with people living in these neighbouring townlands October 8, 2009
Cavananore This townland started with the COULTER family, passed to the BRADFORD family and thence to Sir Thomas JACKSON Updated. November 30, 2003
March 30, 2010
West Shortstone, Co. Louth Cancellation Books NAMES: Robert Ellis BAILLIE aka BAYLEY; Robert J. BAILIE [I expect this “J.” is a transcription error in the cancellation book, and should be “E”]; Robert BAYLEY; John BRADSHAW; Stephen BROWN; John Baillie COULTER; Mary COULTER aka COLTER; Robert EPINASSE; James FAUGHEY aka FAGHEY; Patrick FLYNN; Bridget HERNON; [Illegible] LEADER; James MARTIN: Peter MARTIN; Thomas McARDLE; Terence MEEHAN; James G. MURRAY; Bernard REILLY; James TRACEY; Thomas WALSH; Jack WISEMAN; Bridget WOODS Thomas WOODS. October 25, 2011
JACKSONs in St Peters Drogheda Parish. Although the records span a much larger time frame than my transcriptions might indicate, I transcribed every JACKSON that I could find in Vol 1, and then cherry picked in Vol 2. There did not seem to be any more JACKSONs where I would have expected to see them. It seems likely that they were part of another Parish by the time of the 2nd volume May 17, 2013
Kane Graveyard in the townland of Kane, Parish of Kane, Barony of Upper Dundalk, Co. Louth. This was a graveyard in County Louth where Presbyterians from nearby were buried. The versions contributed by Mr. P. Crossle, and published in the Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, Vol. VIII. no. 4 (1911) have been included with Noel Ross’s transcriptions when the two versions differed (probably because of further erosion of the stones that occurred between the first and last transcriptions). November 22, 2105
MEATH See also 1659 Census of Meath  
I have transcribed, annotated and posted the probates of JACKSONs of Co. Meath. May 13, 2013
Samuel Jackson detective work. The focal point of this piece is the lands in Co Meath mentioned in the 1705 will of Samuel JACKSON (1631-1706). April 22, 2013
Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan - a map with tables referencing townlands NOTE: This is a large set of tables - possibly slow loading. It is also a work in progress October 22, 2005
Cordevlish "A Map of Cordevlish in the Parish of Aughnamullan, Barony of Cremoran & County of Monaghan belonging to Miss Elizabeth Breakey, surveys in 1781 by Jn Bruster" This map is of particular interest because of its information about the Breakey family conection. Elizabeth Breakey would have been aged 23 at the time of this map, the year of her marriage to Thomas Bradford. Note in the second part, the lands tenanted by John Breakey.
NOTE: This is a slow loading page which I intend to fix when I develop the skills to merge the two scans to create a single map. Until then, please bear with me.
February 24, 2004
Laragh, Co. Monaghan There are several leases involving the OLIVER family and the townlands of Laragh & Creevy. I expect to put it all together in the next week or so and then to add a link for the explanations.It may also be that it will be another bit of the puzzle that links the JACKSONs of Urcher with the JACKSONs of Ballybay. This has long been a mystery. December 9, 2006
Monaghan - Griffiths - Selected Townlands My intention is to add more townlands and parishes to this chart as I work my way through deeds that this kind of table helps to illuminate. July 6, 2009
Monaghan Co. - OLIVERs The OLIVERs who were in the linen industry held a number of leases in Monaghan from the mid-1700s until the mid-1800s. This chart helps to situate some of the mid-1800s OLIVERs. July 1, 2009
Townlands in Tyrone lease - Thomas JACKSON 1743 July 25. Most of these Tyrone townland names do not appear anywhere else, other than in this lease, in Google searches. The extent of the holdings mentioned in this list of 66 townland names and their alternate names is significant. I have been trying to determine where they all are as part of a clue to unravelling the ancestry of various JACKSON lines. Some of my guesses are pretty far-fetched. I am hoping that people who know more about Tyrone townland names can set me straight, or perhaps add to what I have found out thus far. November 21, 2013
Jacksons in Co. Tyrone in Griffiths Valuation. More needs to be done to learn more about the family links between these JACKSONs. November 21, 2013

Jacksons in Co. Wicklow & Wexford Misc sources.
Jacksons in Wexford Deeds.

Jacksons in Co. Wicklow Deeds.
Jacksons in Co. Wicklow & Wexford Misc sources.
Jacksons of Woodfield and Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. Much of this tree is based on hunches and scant records. The annotated version is included beneath the outline version, and is worth checking to see the basis on which the link was made. May 15, 2013
Probates of Jackson who died in Co. Wicklow. I am getting tantalizingly close to being able to click a number of these people into a family tree. At present, I have a stub of a tree including a number of JACKSONs from Woodfield aka Woodfieldglen in Co. Wicklow. If readers know more, it shouldn't take much to make a larger leap.  
Place Names of Note in Ireland This an alphabetical listing of Townlands and place names of interest. It is how I started ordering the information but by now it is getting so cumbersome that I don't plan to maintain it. Rather, I will be laddering my information into the page beneath: Irish Counties matched with Family Names. Or, one can go directly to the specific Townlands beneath for more detailed family information - as I collate the data and get their pages up. This page is long outdated - I have not kept it up since the information is elsewhere on the site. May 20, 2010 June 24, 2003
Irish Counties matched with Family Names I have listed all the counties with the townlands of interest and the surnames of the appropriate families indicated. This page is long outdated - I have not kept it up since the information is elsewhere on the site. May 20, 2010 October 15, 2004




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