Will of John Gawn, Ballytweedy
This is the last Will amd Testament of me John Gawn of
Ballytweedy House in the County of Antrim farmer. I give
derive and bequest unto my dear wife Sophia Gawn otherwise
Ferguson all the property of every nature and kind which I
may die seizes possessed of or entitled to. It is my will
and desire that my said wife and all my family shall
continue to reside and manage my farm and my business as at
present and that my said wife shall be at liberty and I
hereby authorize her and empower her to dispose of said
property by her last Will and Testament as she may think
proper amongst my children and in case my sais wife shall
fail or neglect to dispose of said property will and should
die intestate then in that case I will and direct that said
property shall go to my son John Ferguson Gawn for
distribution amongst my children or such of my children as
he shall think are fairly entitled to a share of same and of
this will I nominate constitute and appoint my said wife and
my son John Ferguson Gawn to be the Executrix and Executer.
In witness whereof I the said John Gawn have hereunto
subscribed my name this Twenty eighth day of February One
thousand eight hundred and eighty eight.
Signed by the said Testator in our presence who in his
presence at his request and in presence of each other have
subscribed our names as witnesses the word Executrix being
first obliterated on the second line from the bottom of the
William Pearson Dickie.
William Williamson, Solicitor, Antrim.
Probate of the Will of John Gawn deceased granted on the 10th
day of October 1888 to John Ferguson Gawn one of the
executors therein named. Reserving the right of Sophia Gawn
the other Executor.
J. M. Higginson