|Notes by Tenison Arthur Groves (abt 1864-1938).|
For my transcription see 1705 Will of Samuel JACKSON
- William Jackson (1575-1626), Samuel’s grandfather had been a mercer in Kirkby Lonsdale and his son Francis Jackson (b abt 1607) had apprenticed in the Drapers’ Guild under William Gore in 1627. Since William was already deceased, Francis’ £300 bond had been paid by his brother (Rev.) Richard & his mother Mary Slater.
- NOTE: Members of the Drapers Guild held land in the Barony of Loughinsholin. Several Jacksons who are likely related to the Kirkby Lonsdale Jacksons held leases in several parishes there, notably at Ballynascreen, and Kilcronaghan. SEE: Jacksons of Tobermore. Several branches of the Gore family, some of whom intermarried with Jacksons, branched out to other Counties.
- William Jackson (1628-1688), Samuel’s oldest brother, apprenticed with the Clothworkers and held leases in and around Coleraine. See: Timeline of Jacksons of Coleraine.
- John Jackson (1630-abt 1690), another one of Samuel’s older brothers, apprenticed with the Goldsmith’s Guild. The Goldsmiths held land in the west of Co. Londonderry, just south of the City. He was “of Bellaghy”, a townland in the Parish of Ballyscullion, Barony Loughinsholin.
- NOTE: Bellaghy was renamed as Old Town and divided into Old Town Deerpark and Old Town Downing. Given that one of John’s daughters married Col. Adam Downing of Bellaghy, I suspect that John Jackson also lived near here. This geographical connection ups the odds that John Jackson was also related also to the Jacksons of Tobermore, and hence to the JACKSONs of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland and Coleraine, Londonderry
|Source: www.townlands.ie - Articlave Lower|
- Although Samuel Jackson held leases in Co. Meath and lived in Dublin, he was not a typical absentee landlord. He not only leased Drakerath back to the Drakes, but was welcome to stay there as their guest.
- He exhibits concern for making some level of reparations to the Drake family because his fortune was in part gained from the seizure of the Drake family lands.
- He deliberately reached out to Peter Drake, who aged twenty-nine had so far not acted in ways – even according to his own account - to inspire much confidence. Given how quickly Peter spent the £20 in the purse, not much had changed.
- Samuel’s business connections included a Merchant with the East India Company.
- His recommendation to Peter to choose a business career over a military one may have been seasoned by Samuel’s experiences of the costs of recent wars in Ireland. Many family members had fought in various Irish wars, and some had died.
NOTE: If any of my facts or interpretations are amiss, I welcome correction.