Northern Irish & Northern English Roots: JACKSONs & ODDIES & BROWNES & others

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  • ID: I7008
  • Name: William JACKSON
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Jackson 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1695 2 3
  • Death: 22 Mar 1743/44 in Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, Ireland 4 5 6
  • Occupation:
  • Note:
    Scotch Irish pioneers in Ulster and America  p 37-38

    To understand the conditions in Ulster in 1718 it will be n ecessary to know the Irish Society, or as it was called leg ally The Society of the Governor and Assistants of London , of the New Plantation in Ulster, in the Kingdom of Irela nd. This Society held sway over the present county of Londo nderry, between the rivers Foyle and Bann, leasing or suble tting its valuable rights and privileges to local officials . The territory about Coleraine thus came by lease into th e hands of the Jackson family. Ambitious to acquire both pr operty and power, they were often at odds with the authorit ies in London, and were driven by these conditions to hol d their territory at excessive rates imposed by the none to o friendly London directors. In the year 1713 complaint wa s made that Mr. William Jackson had three uncles who wit h himself and two tenants were aldermen, so that six out o f the twelve aldermen of Coleraine obeyed his orders. Fiv e of the twenty-four burgesses, or members of the lower ho use, were his tenants, and Mr. Jackson desired to fill a v acancy with another tenant of his, living ten miles away a t Kilrea; this tenant was moreover brother of a burgess, a nd both were sons of Alderman Adams. Thirteen members of th e Common Council (which included Aldermen and Burgesses) ca lled upon the mayor for a judicial investigation of the ma tter, but the mayor, who was a relative of Jackson's,* ref used to accede to their request although it was made accor ding to the law. This was but the beginning of discord in t he Bann valley. In 1728 the Society expressed dissatisfacti on with the Jackson family, which had opposed the politica l interest of the Society, and had through control of the C orporation of Coleraine usurped the power to grant lands.

    The long arm which reached out from London had no sooner qu ieted Coleraine, than Derry (the early name for Londonderry ) was in trouble for disregarding its by-laws. These contro versies probably had little influence upon the lot of the h umbler tenant except along the Bann where the Jackson swa y was felt. It was "commonly reported" that the Hon. Rich ard Jackson was forced to raise the rents of his tenant s in order to meet his obligations; and that these tenants , who lived upon lands within the jurisdiction of the Clot hworkers Company near Coleraine, began agitation for the f irst great Scotch-Irish emigration to America.

  • _UID: 65F1472429394CA9AB47E8F6CAD2B6F42EF2
  • Change Date: 21 Jun 2015 at 14:32

    Father: William JACKSON b: Bet 1665 and 1668 in Of Coleraine
    Mother: Elizabeth GORGES b: Abt 1675 in Of Kilbrew, Co. Meath

    Marriage 1 Frances EYRE b: 1708 in Of Eyrecourt, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland
    • Married: 1729
    • Change Date: 22 Mar 2016
    1. Has Children Richard JACKSON b: Bet 1729 and 1731 in Coleraine, Co. Derry, Ireland
    2. Has No Children Coningsby JACKSON b: Aft 1729
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth Barton JACKSON b: Aft 1729
    4. Has Children Jane Mary JACKSON b: Aft 1729
    5. Has No Children John JACKSON b: Aft 1729

    1. Abbrev: The Baronetage of England Vol II
      Title: The Baronetage of England Vol II
      Author: John Drebbett
      Publication: Name: London, 1815;
      Page: 1301
      Quality: 3
      Text: William Jackson, of Coleraine, co. Londonderry, esq., m. F rances, only daughter of George Eyre, of Eyre-Court, co. Ga lway, esq., (by Barbara Coningsby, 2d daughter of Thomas , earl or Coningsby,) and sister of John, lord Eyre, (Vid e Debritt?s Peerage of the UnitedKingdom ;) and had issue [ NOTE: He was the eldest son of William JACKSON (abt 1665-17 12) and Elizabeth GORGES]:
      1. Sir Richard, the present baronet;
      2. Elizabeth, d. unm.; and
      3. Mary, m. Edward Goulding, of Coleraine, clerk, archdeaco n of Deny,and rector of Dunboe.

      I. Sir RICHARD, only surviving son, was created a baronet , as above,secretary to Viscount Townshend and the earl o f Harcourt,lord-lieutenants of Ireland.

      Arms— Gules, a fess between three shovellers, tufted at th e head andbreast, argent, each charged with a trefoil slipp ed, vert.
      Crest— On a wreath of the colours a shoveller, as in the a rms.
      Arms— See plate 54.
      Seat— Forkill, co. Armagh.
    2. Abbrev: Register of The Royal School of Armagh
      Title: Register of The Royal School of Armagh
      Quality: 3
      Text: TCD June 1726; Scholar, 1728; BA 1730: MA 1733: father of R ichardJACKSON of Forkhill, founder of the Forkhill Charity . b. 1708

      NOTE: This does not seem to agree with other sources. The y married in1729 and the Richard of the Forkhill Charity wa s born in 1722.
    3. Abbrev: Note
      Title: Note
      Quality: 3
      Text: Initially, I had an estimated birthdate of 1690 based on hi s involvements in political disputes just after the death o f his father in 1712, but sunce his parents married in 1695 , this is unlikely.
    4. Abbrev: Probated Will
      Title: Probated Will
      Quality: 3
      Text: M.A. 1733
    5. Abbrev: PRONI
      Title: PRONI
      Quality: 3
      Text: D668/R/10 Close copy of will of William Jackson, Coleraine , Co. Derryand contains extracts from the Court of Prerogat ive in Ireland.Beneficiaries: son, Richard Jackson; two dau ghters, Elizabeth Jacksonand Jane Mary Jackson; £10 to th e Poor of Parishes of Killowen andDunloy. Executors: Henr y Carey, Dungiven; Arthur Church, Coleraine andSusanne Gord on, Coleraine. 12 August 1746
    6. Abbrev: Deed
      Title: Deed
      Quality: 3
      Text: ROD Book 329, page 368 #219853
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