of Death :
||14 June 1886
of Grant :
||9 July 1886
|The Will of John
Bryson Smyth late of Holestone Doagh County
Antrim Farmer who died 14 June 1886 at same
place was proved at Belfast by William Smyth
of Holestone Doagh and Thomas John M'Connell
of Ballywee Parkgate in said County Farmers
Will of John Bryson Smyth, Holestone
Holestone, 14th June 1886. In the presence of God Amen I
John Bryson Smyth of Holestone parish of Kilbride Farmer in
Co. Antrim being of sound mind memory and judgement do for
the settling of my temporal affairs make ordain and publish
this my last will and testament revoking all other wills in
manner and form.
I will and bequeath to my son Robert Smyth the sum of
2. To my daughter Mary Smyth I bequeath the sum of £200.0.0
3. To my son Thomas James Smyth I bequeath the part of my
farm known as Bryantang together with £100.0.0 stg.
4.To my son John Smyth I bequeath the part of my farm known
as Holestone together with £100.0.0 stg.
5. To my son William Smyth I bequeath the part of my farm
known as Quinnsland and Ballyvoy together with £100.0.0 stg.
6. To my wife Eliza Mary Smyth I will and Bequeath all my
stock crop and Household Furniture together with £200.0.0
Furthermore I desire the children to be kept on the farm
until my son Thomas James becomes of age.
My son Robert
Smyth to get his keeping along with the others only while he
works and conducts himself wisely. The remainder of the
money if any to be equally divided among my four sons above
mentioned. And lastly I appoint William Smyth of Holestone
and Thomas John McConnell of Ballywee as executors to this
my last will and testament.
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of ------- John
Witnesses present ------- William Stevenson ----- Francis
Probate of the will of John Bryson Smyth deceased granted on
the 9th day of July 1886 to William Smyth and Thomas John
McConnell the executors therein named.