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Mary Anne McCready

This probate of a will was transcribed by Wendy Jack
& footnoted by Sharon Oddie Brown. December 30,2003


In the High Court of Justice in Ireland – Probate and Matrimonial Division.(Probate.) 
The District Registry at Armagh.

Be it known, that on the Tenth day of February 1897, the last Will a copy of which is hereunto annexed, of Mary Macready [1] late of Drumuck Cottage [2] Ballybay County of Monaghan, Spinster, deceased, who died on or about the 21st day of December 1896, at same place, and who at the time of her death had a fixed place of abode at same place, within the District of Armagh was proved, and registered in the District Registry of said Division at Armagh and that the administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court to Mary Griffin [3] of Urker Lodge [4] , Crossmaglen, County of Armagh, Widow, the sole Executrix named in the Will, she having been first sworn faithfully to administer the same.

And it is hereby certified that an Affidavit for Inland Revenue has been delivered wherein it is shewn that the gross value of personal estate of the said deceased within the United Kingdom (exclusive of what the deceased may have been possessed of or entitled to as a Trustee and not beneficially) amounts to £253-1-7 and that the said Affidavit bears a Stamp of £1-10-0.

            A. Nelson
            District Registrar

Oct. 8th 1896. When I die I would like to be buried in Derryvalley [5] graveyard. the money I have I would like Sallie Whiteside [6] to get a hundred pounds My Silver watch to Clair [7] Whatever cash I would have I would give Mrs Maggie MCullagh [8] £25 and to Mr Harris [9] £30. £20 between the Drumuck girls [10] . £5 towards Derryvally Meeting house. My clothes anything that would be suitable to Sallie Whiteside to be given to her. Also to Eva Molly Reid [11] . I appoint Mrs Mary Griffin Residuary Legatee Executor

            Mary Macready

Elizabeth Moffett [12]
William Latimer [13]  

[Marginal notation:] Affidavit of due execution (on 15th day of December 1896) filed.

            A. Nelson [14]
            District Reg.

[1] Mary Jane McCready, governess to several of the McCullagh family.
[2] Drumuck Cottage:
[3] Mary Griffin née Jackson who lived out the last of her days at Urker after the death of her second husband, Frederick Richard Griffin.
[4] Urker Lodge, the long time home of the Jackson family.
[5] Derryvalley graveyard. There is no record of her in the Derryvally Graveyard Inscriptions in At the Ford of the Birches by James H. Murnane and Peadar Murnane. Some of the McCullagh family are buried there.
[6] “Sally” Sarah Whitesdie, née McCullagh
[7] Thomas Clair Whiteside, son of William Sherlock Whitesdie & Sarah McCullagh
[8] Probably Margaret McCullagh née Jackson
[9] Mr. Harris?
[11] Eva Molly Reid, daughter of Margaret (Reid) McCullagh, née Jackson.


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