Descendants of Andrew Gawn, Halftown, Co. Antrim:
Born 1777


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Will of Robert Gawn of Halftown, Co. Antrim, Ireland

In the name of God, amen, I Robert Gawn of Halftown, parish of Donegore and County of Antrim, farmer, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Viz. I leave my farm in Halftown with all my interest therein and leave thereof to my son William and his heirs together with all the stock, crop and farming utensils, household furniture on said farm at the time of my Decease with all my money also and my said Executors to manage for my son during the remainder of his minority and if my son William Gawn die a minor without lawful heir, I order my farm in Halftown to be valued and given to James Gawn son to Andrew Gawn at one half of the value and I order that half of the value of my land with all the remaining money to be divided equally among my three brothers children, and Sarah's children living at that time with my sister Elizabeth all to get an equal share, only James Gawn son to brother Andrew to get no more but my land at half value.
To add I appoint James Murdock Junior of Halftown, Andrew Gawn, Halftown, James Ferguson, Ballybracken to be my lawful Executors to set my land. I order my Executors not to set my land to no man except he gives security to give up same land and houses in as good order as when he got them. I order them likewise to school my son William and if finding him wise and fit to manage it, I allow my son William to get actual possession of my land at the age of seventeen years. I likewise allow my Executors to auction my entire stock, crop and farming utensils, household furniture except my mahogany table and six chairs I allow to be lodged in my Brother Andrew's till my son gets into possession of my land and then to farm and as soon as the money comes to hand it is to be given out for interest if finding a sponsible man and good security.
This my last will and testament in witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of December one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

Robert Gawn

James Gawn and John Gawn, witnesses.



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