Antrim Wills: O'Hagan, John Boyd July 1, 1785

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File contributed by: Rosalind Dunning


Source: National Archives London
Written: July 1, 1785
Recorded: December 27, 2019

In the Name of God Amen I John Boyd O’Hagan late of the
Island of Jamaica but now of Ballycastle in the County of
Antrim and Kingdom of Ireland do make this my last Will and
Testament in manner following hereby revoking all former
Wills Whereas my Uncle Doctor William Boyd formerly of the
said Island of Jamaica but now of Ballycastle aforesaid from
tender regard and Affection to me was At considerable
Expence of Putting me into Business in said Island And did
afterwards in consideration Of a certain Annuity during his
life Assign and make over to me All his Effects and Property
in said Island consisting of Lands Negroes Bonds and
Accounts now I give and devise my whole Property of every
kind in said Island unto my said Uncle William Boyd his
Heirs and Assigns Subject nevertheless to the Payment of all
my just Debts which I desire may be first fully discharged
And Also to the Payment of the following Legacies that is to
say twenty Pounds Sterling British Currency to Cosby Hall
Esquire to Buy a Ring and for the like Purpose to John Darcy
George Good in Barret And John Cramsey All of the said
Island twenty Pounds each of the like Currency to my two
half Sisters daughters to my Father Patrick O Hagan fifty
Pounds each Irish Currency and fifty Pounds like Currency to
my Foster Father Andrew Thomson and his Family on the
account of the Great Care love and tenderness I have Always
experienced from him And his Wife that nursed me And whereas
my Grandfather the late John Boyd of Ballycastle aforesaid
deceased did by his last Will and Testament bequeath to me A
Sum of One hundred Pounds Sterling and a House or Tenement
in the Town of Ballycastle Aforesaid At the death of his Son
the said William Boyd my Uncle without legal Issue now I do
hereby acknowledge to have received from my said Uncle full
Payment and satisfaction for the said Sum of One hundred
Pounds And my Right in Reversion or Remainder to the said
House or Tenement And I acquit and release my said Uncle
William his Executors Administrators and Assigns of and from
any demand or claim that can or may be made by any Person or
Persons for or on Account of said Sum of One hundred Pounds
or the said tenement by Virtue of my Grandfather’s said Will
I appoint my said Uncle Doctor William Boyd Executor of this
my last Will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have
hereunto subscribed my Name And affixed my Seal the first
day of July in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven
hundred And Eighty five in the Presence of John McCawly John
Vaughan Apothecary and William McKernan Merchant all of
Ballycastle aforesaid John Boyd O’Hagan

(Attestation Clause)
Jno Ma: Gawly _ J Vaughan Surgeon _ Wm McKernan
Proved at London 3 July 1786
PCC Prob11/1144