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Robert JACKSON's other families: with Unknown WASHBURNE (1624-bef1659) and Agnes UNKNOWN ( - )
Robert JACKSON's father: John JACKSON (bef1605- )

Family of Robert JACKSON and Unknown UNKNOWN

Husband: Robert JACKSON (1620-1684)
Wife: Unknown UNKNOWN ( - )
Children: Mary JACKSON (1643-1704)
John JACKSON (1645-1725)
Samuel JACKSON (1647- )
Martha JACKSON ( -1669)
Marriage "abt 1642"

Husband: Robert JACKSON

      Robert JACKSON, "1606_UnionFlag"    
Name: Robert JACKSON 1
Sex: Male
Father: John JACKSON (bef1605- )
Mother: -
Birth 1620 Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England 1
Death 1684 (age 63-64) Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA 1

Wife: Unknown UNKNOWN

Name: Unknown UNKNOWN
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: Mary JACKSON

Name: Mary JACKSON
Sex: Female
Spouse: John FERIS ( - )
Birth 1643 Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA
Death 1704 (age 60-61) Throgmorton, Westchester, New York, USA

Child 2: John JACKSON

Name: John JACKSON 1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth SEAMAN (1653-1724)
Birth 1645 Hempstead, Queens Now Nassau, New York, USA 1
Title Colonel
Title (Facts Pg) Militia Colonel
Death 6 Dec 1725 (age 79-80) Jerusalem (now Wantagh), Long Island, New York, USA 1

Child 3: Samuel JACKSON

Name: Samuel JACKSON
Sex: Male
Birth 1647

Child 4: Martha JACKSON

Name: Martha JACKSON
Sex: Female
Birth "abt 1649"
Death 16 Feb 1669

Note on Husband: Robert JACKSON - shared note


It is highly recommended that the viewer read the article concerning Robert's wives by Harry Macy!! This article is on this site in the Conflicting Data Section.


Robert's birth location is taken from a book which tells of his father Richard's participation in the Separatist movement in England. During that time it was an offense punishable by jail for not attending or paying tithes to the Church of England. There was a growing number of people in the Scrooby area that became so unhappy with the oppressive church rules and laws that they were willing to give up their middle class homes and lands in order to form a more suitable community together elsewhere. But it was also against the law to leave England and they had many struggles to get first to Holland where there was more religious freedom. Shortly after that, the group then gathered themselves together and with their minister Rev Denton, came to 'New Plymouth'. No record has been found of Robert's passage to America but he certainly came with his father with this group. The name of the book is "Collections Concerning the Church or Congregation of Protestant Separatists Formed at Scrooby" by Rev. Joseph Hunter, pub John Russell Smith, London, 1854, pgs 128, 131. It is available for viewing and downloading by googling the name of the book.


According to Colonial Families of America, Vol. 7, National Americana Society (New York, 1930), Robert's father was Richard Jackson, born in 1582. He came from England to America as early as 1640 and held a grant of land and deed in Southhold, Massachusetts, but sold it. It is not known where he finally settled. He died in 1672. His (Richard's) first wife hasn't been identified, but his second wife was the widow of Robert Brown.


Quote from Jackson Ledger at HCPD: "Robert left England with John Winthrop 1630-31 but which Winthrop is not known. He was said to be of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was our immigrant ancestor. (This reference to being Scotish crops up in ocassional references, but I have not been able to discover the source of that info and it appears unsubstantiated.)


Quote fr "Tradition has it that Robert Jackson came from Watertown, Mass. to Whethersfield, CT., from thence to Hartford, CT., and from thence to Hempstead in 1643 which perhaps was the first English settlement in the western part of Long Island."


Quote fr Rockaway Library document: "Robert Jackson...a founder of Hempstead, Long Island in 1643". That quote is not technically correct. A Jackson genealogist, Frank Jackson, has told me that Robert "was one of 50-55 proprietors who created the settlement. John Carman and Robert Fordham negotiated a purchase of land for the Hempstead settlement with the local Indians and if any may be said to have 'founded' Hempstead, it would be those two. Robert Jackson and Capt. John Seaman were two of the largest landholders. Richard Denton was the Presbyterian religious leader of the group."


Quote from O. B. Robbins' book "History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead..." pg 24. He is quoting a pamphlet written in 1883: "The settlers of Hempstead are supposed to have come from England with the New Haven Colony under the leadership of Gov. John Winthrop and Sir Richard Saltenstall, and before coming to Long Island in 1644, had previously settled at Watertown, Mass., and Weathersfield and Stamford, Conn. They were accompanied by their minister, Rev. Richard Denton, a graduate of Cambridge, who came with them from England. The name of the settlement is said to be from Hemel Hempstead, in Hertfordshire, whence they originally came."


Quote fr "History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead..." by O. B. Robbins: "Following is a copy of a record written by Chalon Lemuel Jackson: 'Robert Jackson born in Scotland in 1621, came to Boston, drifted south through Connecticut and Rhode Island into Long Island, laid out the City of Hempstead..."


Robert's father Richard owned a tract of land at Southold as early as 1640. (Mary P. Bunker, "Long Island Genealogies" (Albany, 1895), P. 220)


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Coming around the circle to Rustdorp or Jamaica, which was bought of the Indians in 1656 by Robert Jackson and the three Townsend brothers and others of Hempstead, the site of the plantation to be "neare unto ye bever pond."


From Bill White, "In 1656, Robert Jackson and others wished to improve their labors, (Jacqueline Overton, Long Island Story, New York, 1929, p. 46) and applied to the Dutch Council for permission to begin plantations toward Carnarsie and Jamaica. They also applied to Governor Stuyvesant for more liberty and for representative government."


From Don Norman's file: "After the Dutch surrender to the English on August 27, 1664, the colony was renamed New York. Governor Nichol called a convention of two delegates from each Long Island town to frame a code of laws to govern the colony. This convention was held at Hempstead February 28, 1665, with Robert Jackson and John Hicks representing Hempstead. The code of laws [Duke's laws] written at this convention remained in force until after the Revolution. Robert's will, dated May 25, 1683 and proved October 13, 1685, is found in Will book A in Queens County, NY."


Quote from Long Island Genealogies, Bunker, pg 338, "Robert Jackson's Will dated 1683 says wife Agnes, was a dau of William and Jane Washburn." [but this is not correct! See transcription of Robert's Will on this site Table of Contents: Wills.]


From Genealogy of the FOWLERS in England and America by Wharton Dickinson

"Page 22: JOSEPH FOWLER, was b. in Dalbury Lees, in Derbyshire, before 1610; .... He and his brother Richard came to New England about 1650, and are said to have first located in Rhode Island. There may be some probability in this statement as most of the early settlers of Newton, Flushing, Hempstead and Oyster Bay were from that Colony. He was in Maspeth Kill, now Newtown (Riker's Newtown, p.38), in 1655; taxed 1 in 1656 for 20 acres at Middlebury; Dec, 12, 1657, he signed the remonstrance to the Governor of New York, protesting against the injustice to the Quakers. In the Town Records of Newtown, Book I, p.452, is a deed from Joseph Fowler of Maspeth Kills to Robert Jackson of Hempstead for 40 acres at Middlebury, which the said Fowler purchased from his brother-in-law Richard Betts; said deed is dated April 10, 1660.


Reprinted from Peter Ross, A history of Long Island: from its earliest settlement to the present time. New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1902

1659, May 1 - Robert Jackson contra Richard Lattin - action of the case, defamation to the value of 100lb sterling damages. Jackson in his declarations says that, having occasions of account with Lattin, upon some debate he gave him very bad language tending to his defamation and scandal, and amongst other evil words called him a rascal. The court, June 5, sentences him to forty guilders fine, or corporal punishment, unless he submissively acknowledges, in presence of the court, that he hath wronged Mr. Jackson and is sorry for it.

Sources, "One World Tree (sm)" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;). Text From Source: Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.


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