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 Descendants of John ? Gawn, Donegore, Co. Antrim:
Born 1768 - 75

 

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Title :   Date of Death : 17 April 1907
Surname : Gawn Date of Grant : 1 July 1907
Forename : John Effects : Effects 285 7s. 11d.
Registry : Belfast
 
Full Abstract :
Probate of the Will of John Gawn late of Ballyboley County Antrim Farmer who died 17 April 1907 granted at Belfast to Thomas John Gawn and Robert Gawn Farmers.
 
Will of John Gawn, Ballyvoy
In the name of God, Amen, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two, December the twentieth. I John Gawn of Ballyvoy, Parish of Donegore and County of Antrim, farmer being weak in body but of sound mind do make this my last will and testament in the way and manner following viz.. I leave and bequeath my farm of land in Ballyvoy unto my sister's son John Ferguson, but during his minority I allow it to be let and the profits hereof to go to my sister Agnes Ferguson during her natural life or the child's minority, but and if the said John Ferguson should die in minority then I allow the said farm to be equally divided amongst whatever other children my sister may have and in this case I allow my sister if surviving still to have the profits until they be of age but and if my sister dies, and her children dies in a state of minority then I allow said farm unto my cousin Thomas Gawn he paying ten pounds to each of his three sisters. Also my farm in the Halftown of Ballyclaverty I leave the profits thereof unto my sister during her natural life and after that unto whatever children she may have equally, John excepted, if any other there be, but and if my sister die and none of her children come to age then I allow the said farm to be equal between James Gawn and John Gawn of Donegore town and William Gawn. But at the same time I allow it to my Uncle Andrew Gawn for the space of twenty years at the yearly rent of twenty pounds. I allow also from my cash and stock to be paid unto my brother in law Francis Ferguson the amount of a legacy due by me to my sister by my father's will which sum I make out fifty pounds he already having received the sum of twenty seven pounds out of it. I also leave unto Thomas Gawn the sum of twenty pounds and also the sum of ten pounds to be paid unto my Aunt Joise Bryson and also the sum of six pounds to cousin John Bryson of Ballyvoy and also the sum of five pounds to John Gawn of Donegore and last of all I appoint to be the Executors of this my last will and testament my uncle Andrew Gawn and uncle John Bryson.

 

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