GAWN
FAMILY
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 Descendants of Thomas Gawn, Dunsilly, Co. Antrim:
Born circa 1760 - 1770

 

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John  
Gawn  
   
 
09/05/1872  
17/06/1872  
Effects under 100  
Belfast  
 
Full Abstract:
The Will of John Gawn late of Kilbride County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 9 May 1872 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Thomas Millar of Dunsilly and William Millar of Gilgavanagh both in (Antrim) said County Farmers the Executors.
 

Will of John Gawn Kilbride  

In the name of God Amen I John Gawn of the Townland of Kilbride and Parish of Kilbride being of sound mind memory and judgment do for the settling of my temporal affairs make publish and order this as my last Will and Testament in manner and form following viz. 1St. I leave and bequest all the real and chattel property of which I may be possessed of at my decease. To Thomas Millar of Dunsilly farmer and William Millar his brother also farmer in trust to be disposed by them in the following manner. I leave and bequeath to my beloved wife Catherine Gawn alias Fletcher the farm of land which I at present occupy in Kilbride together with all the chattels on the same during the time of her natural life provided that she remain unmarried and at her decease or marriage I request the above mentioned Trustees to sell said farm of land and chattels and dispose of the amount as follows. I leave and bequeath to my son Thomas Gawn now in the state of Illinois America the sum of twenty pounds Stg. I leave and bequeath to my daughter Agnes Gawn the sum of fifty pounds Stg. I leave and bequeath to my daughter Mary Gawn the sum of twenty pounds sterling. I leave and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Gawn the sum of forty pounds Stg. I leave and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Gawn the sum of forty pounds Stg. I leave and bequeath to my married daughter Jane Gawn otherwise Hunter the sum of thirty pounds Stg. And lastly I allow my executors to pay all my just debts my funeral and testamentary expenses and if anything remains I allow it to be equally divided amongst my unmarried daughters and if any of my unmarried daughters die before their mother I allow the portion to be equally divided amongst the remaining unmarried daughters. I also nominate and appoint the above named Trustees Thomas Millar and William Millar the Executors of this my last Will and Testament dated this First day of February One thousand eight hundred and seventy two.

John Gawn

Signed and sealed by the Testator John Gawn in the presence who at his request have signed our names as Witnesses hereto in presence of Testator and in presence of each other all being present at the same time (being first truly read).

William Lawson  -------------------------------------  Joseph Lorimer

 

The last Will and Testament of John Gawn late of Kilbride in the County of Antrim farmer deceased was proved in common form of Law and Probate thereof granted by Her Majesty's Court of Probate in Ireland in the District Registry at Belfast to Thomas Millar of Dunsilly and William Millar of Gilgavanagh both in the County of Antrim farmers the Executors named in said Will. They being first sworn.

Dated this 17th day of June 1872

 

 

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