Thomas (Tommy) JACKSON was born ca.1878, probably in Co. Monaghan. His father was also named Thomas Jackson. His mother was Jane (probably nee McALPINE).5

In 1901, the Census records that Tommy was living with his employer, James REID, in Thomas Street, Armagh. James Reid ran a grocery shop, and Tommy is listed as an "assistant".2

Thomas married Anne (Anna) CURRAN in the First Presbyterian Church in Armagh on the 8th April 1909. The witnesses were Anna's brother George Otto (aka John George), and sister Florrie.3

An anomily on the marriage certificate is that the bride's father is shown as James Curran, not George Curran, who had died in 1904. It seems likely that the James stated as Father of the Bride, was in fact James Lyons, the bride's twin brother.

In 1910, the Census records that Robert is still living in Thomas Street, Armagh. He is now head of the household, which consists of himself, his wife Anna (both aged 31), their daughter, Anna Cecilia (1 year) , and one "shop assistant". Robert's occupation is as a grocer.4 Presumably James Reid, named in the 1901 census had retired or died since the previous Census, and Robert had taken over the business.

Thomas and Anna had a second child, Thomas George, born in 1912

Thomas died on 14th February 1928. He was burried in the First Armagh Presbyterian Church Graveyerd, Keady Road, Armagh.

  1. JS (2010)
  2. Census of Ireland (1901) - Residents of a house 56 in Thomas Street (South Ward, Armagh)
  3. Marriage Certificate, Registry Office, Armagh - Transcription
  4. Census of Ireland (1911) - Residents of a house 10 in Thomas Street (Armagh South Urban, Armagh)
  5. Helen Rankin (grand-daughter)

Last updated 16th October 2010 Person Reference No: 2129