GAWN
FAMILY
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 Descendants of Andrew Gawn, Halftown, Co. Antrim:
Born 1777

 

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John  
Gawn  
   
 
05/01/1882  
27/01/1882  
Effects 1,680 19s.  
Belfast  
 
Full Abstract:
The Will of John Gawn late of Halftown County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 5 January 1882 at same place was proved at Belfast by William Gawn of Halftown Thomas John McConnell of Ballywee and Francis Wilson of Carntall all in said County Farmers the Executors.

 

Will of John Gawn, Halftown

In the name of God Amen I John Gawn of Halftown in the County of Antrim Farmer being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say I leave devise and bequeath to my dear wife Sarah Gawn a legacy of nine hundred and fifty pounds Sterling during her married life and at her decease same nine hundred and fifty pounds sterling to go share and share alike between my two sons Andrew and William David. It is also my will that my wife shall be entitled to occupy the large room on ground floor and the room above it upstairs free of rent during her natural life. I also leave desire and bequeath to my dear wife all furniture beds and bedding in same two rooms during her natural life. It is also my will that my two daughters shall live with their mother so long as they remain unmarried and from and after my wife's decease I leave to my two daughters Nancy and Sarah Mary all furniture beds and bedding in same two rooms share and share alike. I also leave desire and bequeath to  my two daughters Nancy and Sarah Mary Five pounds sterling each yearly so long as they remain unmarried payment of same not to commence until one year after my wife's decease, said two annuities I charge on my lands in Halftown. I leave devise and bequeath to my son Hugh John fifty pounds sterling, to my son James I leave fifty pounds sterling, to my son Thomas I leave seventy pounds sterling. I leave and bequeath to my four daughters fifty pounds sterling each. And as to my farm  stock crop and farming implements and all the residue and remainder of my property of every nature and description which I may be seized or possessed of or entitled unto I leave devise and bequeath the same to my two sons Andrew and William David in equal portions share and share alike subject however to payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and all legacies and annuities hereinbefore mentioned. I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore and appoint my brother William Gawn of Halftown and my nephew Thomas John McConnell of Ballywee and my brother-in-law Francis Wilson of Carntall executors of this my last will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed my seal this sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy five.

John Gawn

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Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Gawn as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us who have at his request in his presence and in presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.

Hugh Service and Robert Wilson

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Probate of this will of John Gawn Deceased granted on the 27th of January 1882 to William Gawn, Thomas John McConnell and Francis Wilson the executors therein named.

 

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