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Will of John McCrea of Gobnascale 1878
In the name of God Amen I John McCrea of Gobnascale in the County of Tyrone Farmer being of sound mind memory and understanding do hereby make my last Will and testament in the manner following that is to say 1st I do hereby leave and bequeath to my son David McCrea the Farm of land that I now occupy in Gobnascale with all chattles thereon. 2nd I bequeath to my wife a cow to be grassed and Five £5 sterling per year to be given by my said son David McCrea during her life with a house to live in if she does not like to live with him. 3rd I bequeath to my grandson John Ardbucle the sum of Twenty £20 sterling to be paid by my son David McCrea 2 two years from the date of this will. 4th to my daughter Ann McCrea now wife of Armour McFarleon of Letterbrat, County Tyrone Farmer I leave 1 shilling. And I do nominate and appoint Robert McCrea of Kenanghan to be my Executor. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this fifthenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and seventyeight
John X McCrea
John Samuel Johnston. William Campbell.
For Probate see Probate Book No. 5 Page 155.
Will & Probate 5 fol.
From Derry Wills 1879-82. LDS Film 942219
John McCrea died 24 Aug 1878, age 75 years. (bc.1803)
Assets - £135
Parents - John McCrea & Mary Clarke
Wife - Margaret Glenn
Son - David McCrea
Daughter - Margaret McCrea married Armour McFarland of Letterbrat, Bodoney Upper Parish on 5 Dec 1854 at 1st Donagheady Presbyterian Church.
Daughter - Margaret McCrea married James Arbuckle of Windyhill, Donagheady Parish on 1 Jan 1862 at 1st Donagheady Presbyterian Church.
Executor of will - Robert McCrea (bc.1796 d. 1886) of Keenaghan, son of John McCrea & Mary Clarke, brother of John McCrea.
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