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  • ID: I7012
  • Name: Richard JACKSON
  • Given Name: Richard
  • Surname: Jackson 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1722
  • Death: 11 Jun 1787 in Of Forkhill Lodge 6
  • _UID: DFA19B780F654B279E444230B8E935872A1D
  • Change Date: 23 Jun 2017 at 15:41

    Father: Richard JACKSON b: 4 Aug 1673 in Whittington, Lonsdale, Westmorland, England c: 21 Aug 1673 in Whittington Parish Church
    Mother: Elizabeth BOYD

    Marriage 1 Nichola Ann Cecil HAMILTON
    • Married: 4 Mar 1750/51 7
    • Event: Marriage
    • Note:
      The London Magazine and Monthly Chronicler pg=PA167&dq=Sir+Richard+Jackson+Coleraine&source=bl&ots=RAN hW24eo2&sig=wuBoSbwJtVs60MR-sQZuyKBb7PU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahU KEwjygsSBsbnMAhXqE5oKHYepDnYQ6AEIRzAJ#v=onepage&q=Sir%20Ric hard%20Jackson%20Coleraine&f=false
    • Change Date: 1 May 2016

    1. Abbrev: T.G.F. Patterson
      Title: T.G.F. Patterson
      Quality: 3
      Text: 1789 May 25 29 George III. Cap 3 Act of Parliament establis hing trustof Richard Jackson of Forkhill. Wife, Nichola An n JACKSON. He d. June11, 1787 without issue. Sister, Susann a BARTON (nee JACKSON). Ofinterest to me is the mention o f Thomas REID ?late of Dundalk but nowof the city of Bath , Esq.?(p. 5) as one of the ?surviving executors?.
      JACKSON had a manor in Forkhill and the manor of Castle Ham ilton inCo. Cavan. He also gives money to Ann BOYD of Wexfo rd and after herdecease to her nephew, his godson. He als o made a donation to ArmaghInfirmary ?for the good of my p oor fellow creatures who are destroyedby the advice of Quac k Doctors?. Nichola Ann JACKSON was living in thetownland o f Carrickasticken (where the manor of Forkhill was located).
    2. Abbrev: Forkhill Protestants - Forkhill Catholics, 1787-1858
      Title: Forkhill Protestants - Forkhill Catholics, 1787-1858
      Author: Kyla Madden
      Publication: Name: McGill-Queens University Press, 2005;
      Page: 167
      Quality: 3
      Text: Richard Jackson was a Freemason and a fervent Protestant wh obequeathed a generous legacy to further Protestant mission ary work inIndia. He served as high Sheriff for County of A rmagh in 1760 and wasappointed deputy master of the Masoni c Lodge in Ulster in 1768.Jackson died in 1787 at age 65 (p apers relating to Jackson and hisForkhill estate, T. 1722 , PRONI; Freeman's Journal, 11 June 1768.)

      The Right Hon. Richard Jackson was one of the original trus tees of theForkhill estate and attended their first meetin g on 1 August 1789. Hedied shortly afterwards and was repla ced by Walter Synnot (1 August1789 and 3 July 1790, minute s of the proceedings of the trustees ofthe charitable donat ions of Richard Jackson ofForkhill, Esq. ..., Vol1, 1789 - - 1830.
    3. Abbrev: Armagh Clergy and Parishes:
      Title: Armagh Clergy and Parishes:
      Author: James B Leslie
      Quality: 3
      Text: Richard Jackson of Forkill House, the Founder of the Forkil l Charitieswhich bear his name, erected the church in 176 7 (site granted by deedAug.3) on the estate purchased by h im in 1742. It was consecrated bythe Bishop of Dromore fo r the Primate Sep. 7, 1785. By Act of theLord Lieutenant i n Council on 20 Dec, 1771 12 townlands were severedfrom Lou ghgilly and formed into the Parish of Forkill, with theper mission and at the request of the Rector of Loughgilly. O n May 7,1773, 11 townlands of Killeavy were annexed to For kill, and these 23T.L., about 20 square miles in extent, t ogether with the T.L. ofDungooly added since Disestablishme nt constitute the present parish.

      The glebe house was built in 1776 at a cost of 242 196. l O d. Thechurch was altered and improved in 1859.

      The silver chalice and paten (recently repaired) were prese nted tothis church by Richard Jackson 140 years ago, and h ave been in useever since. The chalice is inscribed : " Th e gift of Richard Jackson,Esq., to the Church of Forkhil l ; " the paten : " Richard Jackson,Esq." This Mr. Jackso n was the founder of "the Forkill Charities,"the Trustee s of which have dispensed among other benefactions 1,000p er annum since 1836 to S.P.G. His tomb in the churchyard h ere isthus inscribed : " Underneath this monument are in terred theremains of Richard Jackson, Esq., late of Forkil l Lodge in the Countyof Armagh m. 10 d. Jun. a.d 1787 ann . et. 65. A firm friend to theReligious and Civil Constitu tion of his country, he exerted his moststrenuous endeavour s for its improvement by an almost constantresidence on hi s estate, where, by the steady practice of all thevirtues t hat adorn the retired paths of private life, by piety andre ctitude in his own conduct, by humanity and benevolence to wardsall, by a lenient indulgence to his poorer tenants, a nd by theexample of extensive agriculture, he used his utm ost efforts topromote the temporal and eternal welfare of a ll who lived within thereach of his influence. Nor did he c onfine his pious and charitableintentions to the short per iod of his own life, but, by his extensivebequests he perp etuated and rendered permanent, schemes wellcalculated t o promote the furtherance of piety and morality, and todiff use the light of the Gospel by the extension of pureChristi anity."

      A copper Alms Dish is inscribed : " The gift of the Rev. So uthwellStarkey to his friend Richd. Jackson, Esq., for hi s Church atForkhill, Augst. 1st., 1771 "; another ha s : " Parish of Forkhill.1819," while a plated paten is in scribed " The Revd. James Campbell,LL.D., 1857."

      Records extant : In P.R.O. Baptisms and Burials 1823-87 , Marriages1823-45. In Incumbent's possession Registers o f Marriages from 1845,Baptisms and Burials from 1887, Vest ry Books from 1793, Preacher'sBooks from 1845.
      SOURCE: Armagh clergy and parishes : being an account of th e clergy ofthe Church of Ireland in the Diocese of Armagh , from the earliestperiod, with historical notices of the s everal parishes, churches, &cJames B Leslie.
    4. Abbrev: Coleraine in by-gone centuries
      Title: Coleraine in by-gone centuries
      Author: Rev. T.H. Mullin. D.D.
      Publication: Name: Century Services, 1976;
      Page: 156
      Quality: 3
      Text: d.s.p.
    5. Abbrev: Note
      Title: Note
      Quality: 3
      Text: The Background to and the Events of the Insurrection of 179 8 inDundalk and North Louth
      Author(s): Harold O'Sullivan
      Source: Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Hist oricalSociety, Vol. 24, No. 2
      (1998), pp. 165-195
      Published by: County Louth Archaeological and History Socie ty
      Stable URL:
    6. Abbrev: Probated Will
      Title: Probated Will
      Quality: 3
      Text: Entire Will Transcribed in Cootes Statistical survey.
      Bequests: All estate of Co. Cavan to his wife, 20,0 00l ofwhich after exps, leave to execs. On trust.
    7. Abbrev: Creggan Journal No. 8
      Title: Creggan Journal No. 8
      Page: 128
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