Jackson Collection would be the exception to the
"Gentry Family Papers" collected by two brothers it was left to the people
of Carlow circa 1880 by their sister, much of it consisted of items not of
Carlow interest, a lot of stuff has been added to it over the years but
also much of it is unaccounted for, it ended up in the custody of the
Carlow County Council and was neglected, today only a fragment of the
The Jackson Collection was compiled by Robert
Jackson, a quartermaster at Carlow Military Barracks
A major collection of Watson family material is held in a solicitor's
office in Carlow. (It is hoped that the collection can be presented to
Carlow Archival Centre) included are 4 large Settlements on parchment (one
consisting of 6 pages)
It appears they conducted much of their business via "Marriage
Settlements" and "Settlements" transferring land and houses to each other.
There is a Soloman Watson involved in the late 1600s.
Other collections which are of interest to Carlow Historians (some in
private hands) are:
The Marlbourgh Clarke Douglas Collection
Michael Brophy Papers
(all good for Local History Studies )
The Eustace Papers
The Watson Papers
The Browne-Clayton Papers
(basically most Landlords kept
detailed data on their Estates and Tenants etc.
Pat Purcell Papers which contains a life-time of collecting and
history research and genealogical data for 100s of families
It is hoped that one day they will all find a home in a proper
established Archival Centre in Carlow
The information contained in these
pages is provided solely for the purpose of sharing with others
researching their ancestors in Ireland.
© 2001 County Carlow IGPTM