Nicholas JACKSON (1613 – 1697) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather, one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Nicholas Jackson was born in 29 Aug 1613 in Hunsley, East Riding Yorkshire, England. Hunsley was a hamlet three miles N.W. of Rowley. Alternatively, he was born in Huntley, Gloucester, England. His parents were Nicholas JACKSON and Prudence MARCHE. In “The Original Lists of Person of Quality; 1600-1700” there is a Nicholas Jackson, age 22 on the Assurance emigrating from London to America, July 24, 1635. He married Sarah RILEY in 1 May 1646. After Sarah died, he married Elizabeth, widow of Hugh CHAPLIN. Nicholas died 13 Feb 1697 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.
Sarah Riley was born 12 Aug 1625 in Huntley, Gloucester, England. Sarah was buried 12 Aug 1655 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.
Children of Nicholas and Sarah:
|1.||Lydia JACKSON||23 Jun 1647 Rowley||Tobias COLEMAN
16 Apr 1668 Nantucket
|2.||Samuel Jackson||23 May 1649
|3.||Jonathan Jackson||12 Jul 1650 Rowley, Mass||Hannah Garfield
6 Dec 1681
17 Jun 1715
|4.||Caleb Jackson||25 Apr 1652
|10 Aug 1718
Nicholas was in Salem, Mass. in 1638 and came to Rowley, Mass. in 1639/40, where he had a grant of land on Holmes St., which is now Central Street. Also a lot of 2 1/2 acres by the Cart Path. His name is mentioned many times in early town records.
The first Church of Rowley, Mass. was gathered 3 Dec 1639, Nicholas Jackson’s name was on the list of members in full communion.
In spring of 1639 Rowley was originally settled as a plantation by Rev. Ezekiel ROGERS, who had arrived from England on the ship John of London with approximately twenty families. On 4 Sep 1639, the town was incorporated, and included portions of modern day Byfield, Georgetown, and Haverhill. The town was named after Rowley, East Riding of Yorkshire, where Rogers had served as pastor for twenty years before his suspension due to non-conformist puritanical beliefs. Rogers was installed as Rowley’s pastor on December 3.
On the “tenth of the eleventh Anno Dni 1643, Thomas Nelson, Edward Carlton, Humphrey Reynon & Francis PARRAT made a survey of the town and a register of the several house lots of from 1 1/2 to 6 acres then laid out to the settlers.
Here is today’s approximate location of Nicholas’ lot on Google Maps.
Hugh CHAPLIN did not sign his will, but it was witnessed by Joseph Jewett and John PICKARD, who proved the will in Ipswich Court, 31, Mar 1657. The will had not been proven by the widow within the twenty month allowed for the action, so she was sentenced to forfeit one hundred pounds to the court. On the 6 Apr 1657, Elizabeth Jackson petitioned the court for an abatement of the fine of £100 for neglecting to present her former husband Hugh Chaplin’s will to be probated and on 29 Sep 1657, the count moderated the fine of Nicholas JACKSON for not proving the will of his wife’s former husband
1. Lydia JACKSON (See Tobias COLEMAN‘s page)
3. Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan’s wife Hannah Garfield was born 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were Samuel Garfield (1668 – 1684) and Mary Benfield (1638 – 1709). Hannah died in 1705 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass
4. Caleb Jackson
Caleb’s wife Elizabeth Howe was born 01 Jun 1661 in Andover, Essex Co., Mass. Her parents were James Howe Jr.( – 1701) and Elizabeth Jackson ( – 1692). Elizabeth died 20 Apr 1701 in Andover, Essex, Mass.
Caleb served in King Philip’s War, Essex Regiment.
There is a Caleb Jackson listed on the 1677 Ipswich, Mass. Oath of Allegiance.
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Thank you for your wonderful research in your familie genealogy. Jonathan Jackson was my 7th Great Grandfather through his son Joseph Jackson. I cannot find where or when Joseph (1705 -) and his wife Zipporah Tower (1709-) Jackson died. I believe that Joseph served in the French and Indian War. We have numerous common ancestors, so I always know that you have done your research when I see your website show up! If I can help you fill in the Jackson family blanks from Joseph, feel free to contact me.
Jonathan and Hannah Garfield Jackson are my 7th great grandparents we are relater from two different families. Jan Davis
My 3rd great grandfather Josiah Harvey Foster was a member of the Farmington Presbyterian Church – Josiah H. Foster and his wife took letters of dismissal 4 Feb 1854, from this church in Tioga County PA to a Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin. Did you see https://minerdescent.com/2010/07/21/josiah-harvey-foster/ ?
Happy 4th, Mark
I’m a 12th Generation down the Jackson line….starting with Nicholas. We’ve been doing a lot of family research and are hoping to find where Nicholas may be buried. Has anyone on this site done any of this research and/or have found a burial site?
Great reading and a wonderful gift to those who are relatives of Nicholas’s. Thank you Bonnie
You are welcome, Bonnie
I found your extensive family website while searching for the English passenger ship “Assurance”. That led me to the engraving or woodcut or drawing of the Assurance announcement that it would leave for the Virginia Colony July 24, 1635. My ancester John Gaither (Gater on the list) sailed on that ship with your ancestor Nicholas Jackson. I am writing my family history at this time and would like to use that photo. Could you direct me to the source for that picture??? I see that you have many comments on this site, but hope that you would be able to point me in the direction of the source. I sincerely appreciate any assistance you could provide. Thanks, Sue Vanzant, nee Gaither. Long Beach, CA
I probably got the picture on ancestry.com. I see an annotated version here: http://news.rootsweb.com/th/read/MARKHAM-UK/2009-05/1242588442
I think it would be fair use if you used for your family history. And if someone complains, the worst thing that will happen is that they will ask you to take ito down.
All the best,
Thanks for your follow up. I appreciate it. SUE