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NAMES: Margaret BRADFORD; Mary REID née M’CULLAGH; Rev. Wiliam REID; James McCULLAGH; Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH; Thomas McCULLAGH; Sarah McCULLAGH; PLACES; John McCULLAGH; Andrew Bradford OLIVER; Benjamin OLIVER; Andrew Coulter Bradford OLIVER; Margaret OLIVER; Eliza NORRIS née Eliza OLIVER; George NORRIS; Margaret JACKSON; Sarah JACKSON; David JACKSON; James JACKSON; Bessie BROWN née Elizabeth JACKSON; Thompson BROWN; Mary MENARY; Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON; James JACKSON; Mrs. John DONALDSON née Elizabeth Johanna JACKSON; Mary Jane OLIVER; Alexander DICKIE; John DICKIE. PLACES: Derryvalley; Urker; Cavananore; Roachdale aka Annaghavackey.
Sharon Oddie Brown. December 1, 2015

 

1874 October 8 Will of Margaret Bradford

Margaret Bradford

 

 

In the name of God Amen, I Margaret Bradford[1] of Cavananore in the County of Louth, spinster do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. Hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time beforehand made. Whereas I am possessed of money lent out at interest money in bank and other personal estate in interest. Now I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Reid[2] otherwise M’Cullagh wife of the Reverend W. Reid[3], and to her executors and administrators the sum of £50 – to my nephews James McCullagh[4] Andrew McCullagh[5] and Thomas McCullagh[6] and to my niece Sarah McCullagh[7], the children of Thomas McCullagh[8], Esquire of Derryvalley[9] each the sum of £50 to be paid to them on their respectively attaining the full age of 21 years or day of marriage, whichever shall first happen and in case any of said nephew or my said niece should die before attaining the full age of twenty one years or day of marriage, then I direct that the bequest so made to him or her as the case may be, shall be divided equally among the survivors of the legatees above mentioned. And whereas my nephew John McCullagh[10], son of Thomas McCullagh of Derryvalley is indebted to me in the sum of £50 for cash lent to him, and for which I hold his IOU – now I give and bequeath unto my said nephew John McCullagh the said sum of £50 together with all Securities I may hold for same. I give and bequeath unto each of the children of my nephew Andrew Oliver[11], that is to say, Benjamin Oliver[12], Bradford Oliver[13] and Margaret Oliver[14], the sum of £50 to be paid to them respectively on their attaining the full age of twenty one years or day of marriage. And in case of the death of any of the said children of the said Andrew Oliver under the age of 20 one years or day of marriage, then I direct the bequest so made to him or her respectively shall be equally divided between his or her surviving brother and sister or surviving brothers. And to my niece Eliza Norris[15] wife of George Norris[16] and to her executors, administrators, I give and bequeath the sum of £50. I give and bequeath unto Margaret Jackson[17] and Sarah Jackson[18] daughters of David Jackson[19] of Urker[20] each the sum of £50 to be paid to them on their respectively attaining the full age of twenty one years or day of marriage. And in case of the death of either of them before attaining the full age of twenty one years or day of marriage then I do direct that the bequest so made to her shall go to her surviving sister, and to her brother James Jackson[21] in equal shares and proportions on his and her attaining the full age of 20 one years or day of marriage. I give and bequeath unto my niece Bessy Brown[22] now the wife of Thompson Brown[23] of Dublin and unto Mary Menary[24] formally Mary Jackson each the sum of £50 and to their respective executors, administrators. To my nephew Andrew Coulter Bradford Jackson[25] and James Jackson[26] each the sum of £50. I give and bequeath unto my nephews John Jackson[27], Thomas Jackson[28] and David Jackson[29] sons of David Jackson of Urker each the sum of £50. Said three last mentioned bequest to be paid out of a sum of £150 due to be by Mrs John Donaldson[30]. I give devise and bequeath unto my niece Mary Jane Oliver[31] all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects real and personal and whatsoever situate and what nature and kind the same may be either in possession reversionary remainder or expectancy. And I appoint my said niece Mary Jane Oliver and Mr. Alexander Dickie[32] of Roachdale[33] executors of my last will and Testament. In Testimony where of I hereby subscribe my name this 14th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy two. Margaret Bradford.

Signed published and declared by the Testatrix Margaret Bradford as and for her last will and Testament in presence of us who in her presence of each other at her request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

John Dickie[34]. Alex Dickie.

This will proved 8 October 1874.



[1] Margaret BRADFORD (1786-1874). She is buried at Kane Graveyard. Her parents were: Thomas BRADFORD (1739-1790) and Elizabeth BREAKEY (1758-1844) of Cavananore. Her siblings were: Mary McCULLAGH (1782-?), Barbara DONALDSON (1783-1865), Elizabeth Oliver (1785-1825) and Andrew Coulter BRADFORD (1788-1847)

[2] Mary REID née M’CULLAGH (1840-1919), wife of Rev. William REID (1829-1906). She was the daughter of Thomas McCULLAGH (1793-1877) and Sarah McCULLAGH (1816-1857) of Derryvally, Co. Monaghan. Sarah McCULLAGH (1816-1857) was a daughter of Mary BRADFORD of Cavananore, a sister of Margaret BRADFORD (1786-1874).

[3] Rev. William REID (1829-1906).

[4] James McCULLAGH (1843-1913)

[5] Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH (1848-1897). He was the second husband of Margaret JACKSON (1853-1944), a sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

[6] Thomas McCULLAGH (1854-1920)

[7] Sarah McCULLAGH (1852-1939) she married Rev. William Sherlock WHITESIDE, and they settled in Australia.

[8] Thomas McCULLAGH (1793-1877)

[9] Derryvalley, Co. Monaghan

[10] John McCULLAGH (abt 1847-1909) – he settled in Eureka, California.

[11] Andrew Bradford Oliver (1818-1877). He married twice, firstly to Mary Jane HAYES and then to Anne HANNA.

[12] Benjamin OLIVER (1842-1905 ) His birth date is a conjecture. Does this mean that at the time of the will, he had not attained the age of majority, hence was born after 1873? Not necessarily. The family story at this point is that his mother was Mary Jane HAYES. He settled in Scotland.

[13] Bradford OLIVER (1859-1899) née Andrew Coulter Bradford OLIVER. He died a bachelor.

[14] Margaret OLIVER (1853-1881). She never married.

[15] Eliza NORRIS née Martha Eliza OLIVER (1844-1872). She moved to Australia, and was married there.

[16] George NORRIS (1837-?). He emigrated from Dorset to Australia.

[17] Margaret JACKSON (1853-1944). She married firstly Robert REID and then Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH. Daughter of David JACKSON (1855-1903) and Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903).

[18] Sarah JACKSON (1848-1942). She married Eliezer GILMORE. He was responsible for much of the day to day running of the farm at Cavananore. Daughter of David JACKSON (1855-1903) and Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903).

[19] David JACKSON (1814-1889)

[20] Urker, Parish of Creggan, Co. Armagh

[21] James JACKSON (1850-1925). son of David JACKSON (1855-1903) and Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903). He married Elizabeth BROWNE, daughter of Rev. Daniel Gunn BROWNE (1808-1892) and Margaret JACKSON (1815-1895).

[22] Bessie BROWN née Elizabeth JACKSON (1843-1923). Daughter of David JACKSON (1855-1903) and Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903).

[23] Thompson BROWN (1837-1915)

[24] Mary MENARY née Mary JACKSON (1844-1921). She married firstly William MENARY (1838-1874) and was already widowed with a child at the time of this will. Then she married a man 14 years younger than herself: Frederick Richard GRIFFIN (1858-1890).

[25] Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON (1846-1929) son of David JACKSON (1855-1903) and Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903).

[26] James JACKSON (1850-1925) son of David JACKSON (1855-1903) and Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903).

[27] John JACKSON (1839-1886) son of David JACKSON (1855-1903) and Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903).

[28] Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915) son of David JACKSON (1855-1903) and Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903).

[29] David JACKSON (1855-1903) son of David JACKSON (1855-1903) and Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903).

[30] Mrs. John DONALDSON née Elizabeth Johanna JACKSON (1817-1900). She was widowed at age 37 and left with three children. One of them, James suffered from some mental ailment.

[31] Mary Jane OLIVER (1821-1875). She likely nursed her aunt Margaret in her declining health, but then died a year later herself, unmarried.

[32] Alexander DICKIE (1831-1896) was the husband of Anna Marie McCULLAGH (1839-1896)

[33] Roachdale aka Annaghavackey, Co. Louth. The property would have previously been Alexander DICKIE’s fathers. It is on the southern border of Cavananore.

[34] John DICKIE There are several John DICKIEs, but without seeing the signature, I suspect it would be the John DICKIE (1819-1902) brother of Alexander DICKIE.

 

 

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