Descendants of James Gawn, Donegore, Co. Antrim:
Born circa 1766


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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.

John Gawn

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 first page.

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


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