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Title :   Date of Death : 14 June 1886
Surname : Smyth Date of Grant : 9 July 1886
Forename : John Bryson Effects : Effects 1,248 10s.
Registry : Belfast
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Full Abstract :
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 the Executors.

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.

1. I will and bequeath to my son Robert Smyth the sum of 100.0.0 stg.
2. To my daughter Mary Smyth I bequeath the sum of 200.0.0 stg.
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 stg.
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 Bryson Smyth.

Witnesses present ------- William Stevenson ----- Francis McMillen

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.






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