COPY Case with advice and opinion of Wm Saurin Esq
David Jackson late of Liscalgot in the County of Armagh Maltster was in his lifetime seized and possessed of the lands of Liscalgot where he resided by virtue of a lease for one life or 31 years on which farm there was at the time of his death a number of Cows and Horses with farming utensils and there was also on said farm near his Dwelling House a Malt and Store House in which there was a quantity of Malt and Oats to the value of about [pounds] 400.
He was also seized and possessed of the lands of Urcher by virtue of a lease for three lives or thirty one years on which there was at the time of his death a quantity of hay and oats and also a number of young cows to the value of about [pounds] 150.
He was also seized and possessed of the lands of Tullygallogham by virtue of a lease for three lives or thirty one years and the lands of Cashell by virtue of a lease for three lives or 31 years and also a rent charge of [pounds] 9 a year out of the Mill of Cashill and lands of Aniverinmore for one life.
And the said David Jackson was also possessed of ready money Bankers note Bonds and other securities for money to a considerable amount.
The said David Jackson before his death made a will all in his own handwriting and dated the 23rd of January last which is in the words and figures following but did not execute the same or sign his name thereto and died suddenly the 13th of February inst leaving Margt Jackson his widow John Jackson now of the age of 15 years his only son and heir at law and two daughters who are also minors.
In the Name of God Amen In the first place I recommend my soul
to Almighty God in hopes to attain everlasting Bliss and my Body to be
buried in Creggan Church yard. I David Jackson of Liscalgot in the Parish
of Creggan and County of Armagh farmer & Maltster living in perfect
health and sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament
in manner and form following. That is I leave and Bequeath to my wife
Margaret Jackson the leave of the place where I now live with its stock
furniture of any kind whatsoever and also [pounds] 9 per annum out of
Cahill Mill and Amverinmore for the life of Richard Johnston. I also
leave to my son John Jackson the lease of Tullyagallaghan and Urker with
all its profits and stocks after he arrives to the age of 19 years and
to my daughter Margaret Jackson I leave the lease of ___ Cashill that
is the one I purchased from Richard Johnston last, and to my daughter
Barbara Jackson I leave the lease of Cullyhanna with my brother’s
Bond of any kind whatsoever and it is my advise to my wife to put what
money can be gathered to interest until her son arrives to the age of
20 years and at that time to be distributes share and share alike between
herself and children that is to each an equal share nd I make my wife
and her brother Samuel Bradford and George Jackson my Executors of this
my last Will and Testament Given under my hand and seal this 23rd day
of January in the year of our Lord 1796.
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