Lancelot JACKSON from County Wicklow, Ireland to Eastern Ontario, Canada
ML# 662 on the McCabe List of 1829
November 23, 2007:
I believe that the two McCabe List petitioners below, who settled locally, were related
Wicklow, Ahold, Tullough [Aghold, Tullow]
"Has a brother in Law John Waters, he has a family and resides at Tullough in the
Co. Wicklow, is known to Captain Nixon of money."
Lancelot JACKSON was b. c1790, s/o John Jackson and Sarah Esther Kersey. He m. 1)
Hannah Green, and 2) Rachel ASTLEFORD, d/o Thomas Astleford and ? in St. Michael's
Church, Aghold c1815. He died in Navan, ON in 1867. (The Jacksons were Methodist,
from the townland of Munny, Aghold parish, Co. Wicklow.)
Wicklow, Ballinulta, Ballinulta
"His Father Matthew with a very large family residing in Nakerumkal [Knockatomcoyle]
Co. Wicklow, known to Abraham Jones Esqr."
John BYRNE was the s/o Matthew Byrne of Knockatomcoyle, with land leased also in
Ballynultagh. He married Amelia ASTLEFORD of Lower Aghole, d/o Samuel Astleford and
Elizabeth, 22 Apr 1826. He died in Ottawa, ON in 1879.
I think it is likely that Rachel Astleford Jackson and Amelia Astleford Byrne were
first cousins, their fathers the brothers below, sons of John Astleford and Mary:
Samuel ASTLEFORD b: 1763
Thomas ASTLEFORD b: 1764 in Aghold Parish, Wicklow County, Ireland
(from Ancestry's World Tree)
We had already surmised that John BYRNE was a brother or close relative to Elizabeth
BYRNE m. Nicholas HOPKINS, who received assisted emigration from Ballynultagh in
the Fitzwilliam Estate in 1851 and settled in Gloucester, ON.
Amelia Astleford BYRNE was buried on the Gloucester farm of Nicholas HOPKINS'S brother,
Wicklow, Kolekenna [Coolkenna], Kolekenna
"His father, Edward Hopkins, with a very large family, resides at Kolekenna in the
County Wicklow. He is desirous of coming to Canada; is known to Capt. Nixon of Kolekenna."
... Anne Burgess
I've had no luck with matching the Jacksons you gave me this morning to the
Wicklow crowd. But Lancelot and his family, see below, settled in Lanark County. Lancelot
moved later to Goulbourn Township and later still to Navan, working on the Rideau Canal somewhere
in the interim, I guess.
Thomas m. Rachel Code, b. Coolkenna. Abigail married John Halpenny (b. Wicklow),
and had 10 children; her dtr Catherine married a Jackson - which brings us back to
You can see how much of the Ottawa Valley population came from these few families.
December 6, 2008:
You may find the names LAUNCELOT JACKSON and AMELIA BYRNE - and others
you mention on the attached genealogy tree from Aghjold Parish, St,
Michael's Church of Ireland. This "tree" remains subject to revision
as the various members records are reviewed. Thanks in part to your
work, Anne, these families have come more alive in their home country,
prior to their mass emigration to Canada.
... Brian Bailey
The above diagram is also available in .pdf format which will allow the reader to click on the
links in the above document.
See also Brian's Web Site at http://www.yclc.ca/indexzt.html. Other surnames which he is
researching include McCreary, Code / Codd and McGee / Magee.
... Brian Bailey
April 12, 2015:
Lancelot Jackson is mentioned in the book The Lanark Society Settlers by Carol Bennett on page 216.
Lancelot's father was killed at Vinegar Hill in County Wexford during the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland.
See Carol's book for more information on this family.
E-mail Anne Burgess, Brian Bailey and Al Lewis
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