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fifty pounds Sterl. to be divided Equally between them.

Item I leave and bequeath unto my Daughter Margarott Young,
als. Nixon and to my Grand Sonne Thomas Young, her Eldest Sonne,
the Sume of one hundred pounds to be Equally divided between them.

Item I leave and bequeath unto my Dear Wife Mary Nixon the Sume
of fifty pounds Sterl. together with the bedd, bedding, and furniture
in her' own Roome, as also her Travelling Chaire and Chare Mare and
the Tackle to the said Chaire belonging, as also all her own goods she
was possest of at the time of our marriage.

Item I leave and bequeath unto my wife's daughter Miss Mary
Borrogh the Sume of five pounds Sterl.

Item I leave and bequeath unto my eldest daughter fErances Enery



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and unto my Grand Daughter Jane Hassard the Sume of Tenn pounds
Sterl. to be divided Equally between them.

Item I leave and bequeath unto my daughter in law Mary Anne
Nixon the Sume of five pounds sterl.

Item I leave and bequeath imto any child or children that I shall or
may have by my said Wife Mary or that she may be Enceint of att the
time of ray Decease the Sume of two hundred pounds Sterl., and on
failure of such issue, then my Will is that the Said Sume of two hundred
pounds so bequeathed shall goe and be divided share and share alike
between my three sonns the Said Adam George and Andrew Nixons.

Item I leave and bequeath unto my said Sonne George Nixon my
house Clock w^*^ all the Utensills thereunto belonging.

Item I leave and bequeath unto my D"" brother James Nixon the
Sume of Tenn pounds sterl.

Item I leave and bequeath unto my said Eldest Sonne Adam the
profitt and benefitt of my lease in the Lands of Kingstown M^hich I hold
from William Balfour, Esq'^¬Ѓ as also my Large Tankard, Spoons and
all the household plate I shall be possessed of at the time of my Decease
together with my Silver Watch.

Item I leave and bequeath unto my Said Wife Mary, and unto
my daughter Margarott Young, all the rest and residue of my household
goods and furniture not herein before disposed of, bedds, bedding,
pewter, brass, iron potts, Chairs Tables, Glasses, Chests Linnen of
what kind soever, the said Goods to be Equally divided between ray
said Wife, and my said daughter Margarott Young.

Item My Will is and I order and direct that all my Catt., Goods and
Chattels of what kind soever without doores (and not before disposed
of) shall be sold by Pubick Cant, and the Sume or Sumes of money
arising by the Sale of the said Goods and Chattels shall be Equally
divided amongst my said Three Sonnes Adam George and Andrew
Nixons.

And I do hereby constitute my said Sonns Adam Nixon, George
Nixon, and my said brother James Nixon Exc^^ of this my last Will
and Testam* and I doe likewise by these presents nominate my said
Sonn Adam Nixon my Residuary Legatee, in this Witness thereof I
have hereunto sett my hand and Scale this Sixth dav of September
1738,

Signed Sealed and published
in the presence of us whose
names are hereunder subscribed Thos. Nixon

Will. Leslie {Seal.)

And'\ Johnston

Ger^. Irwin
9th June, 1739. This Day the Rev* Mr. Adam Nixon one of the
Executors of the within Will named makes Oath as to the due perfection
of the within Will as to the due Execution of the Same (saving as Right
to the Other Executors) before me

J a : Hastings, Sur :



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APPENDIX II.

WILL of JAMES NIXON, Dublin, 1752.
(Brother of Thomas, see above).

In the Name of God, Amen, I, James Nixon, of the City of Dublin,
Gent, being at present infirm of Body but of sound disposing Mind and
Memory (Thanks be to Almighty God) do make this my last Will and
Testament. First of all, I recoiumend my Soul to ^Umighty God,
hoping through the Merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ to receive free
Remission of all my Sins. I Leave and Bequeath unto my late Brother
John Nixon's Three Daughters, to wit Isabella, Jane, and Ann, the
sum of Fifteen pounds sterling, to be equally divided amongst them.
I Leave and Bequeath unto William Nixon, my nephew, of Mulladuff
in the County of Fermanagh Gent, the sum of Fifteen pounds sterling.
I Leave and Bequeath unto my nephew the Reverend Eccles Nixon,
Clerk, my late brother Adam Nixon's eldest son, the sum of Ten pounds
sterling. I Leave and Bequeath unto my late Brother Thomas Nixon's
two sons, to wit Mr. George Nixon, and the Reverend Mr. Andrew
Nixon, the sum of Five pounds sterling to each of them. I Leave and
Bequeath unto my said Brother Thomas his Daughter Mrs. Margaret
Young the sum of Five pounds sterling. I leave and Bequeath unto
my late Sister Ann Higginbotham's three sons, to wit, George, Thomas,
and Andrew Higginbothams, the sum of Five pounds sterling to each
and every of them. I Leave and Bequeath unto my late sister Ann
Higginbotham's two Daughters, to wit, Margaret Moore and Ann
Seaman the Sum of Five pounds to each of them. I Leave and Bequeath
unto my late sister Margaret Carr's Children, or so many of them as
shall be ahve at the time of my Decease the sum of Five Pounds sterling
to each and every of them. I Leave and Bequeath unto my friend John
Watson thirty shillings to buy a Morning Ring. And as to all the
Rest, Residue, and Remainder of my Goods and Chattels, I Leave
and Bequeath the same unto my Nephew, the Reverend Adam Nixon,
of Clontibrett in the County of Fermanagh * Clerk, he paying all my
just Debts, and the Legacies above mentioned, and I do by these
presents Nominate and Appoint him the said Adam Nixon my sole
Executor and Residuary Legatee of this my Last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my Hand and Seal this Twenty
First Day of April one Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two.
Signed, sealed, and published

by the Testator in the presence of Ja. Nixon.

Us and each of Us. {Seal.)

Thos. Loney

John Watson.

There is no date of proof, but James Nixon d. 27 April, 1752.



* Sic. really Co. Monaghan.



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APPENDIX III.

Prerogative WILL of the REV. ADAM NIXON, 1767.
(eldest Son of Thomas Nixon, see Appendix I., and p. 66).

In the Name of God, Amen, I Adam Nixon, Vicar of Clontubrett,
in the Coy of Monaghan do make this my last Will and Testament
hereby revoking all former Wills by me made and first I commit my
soul to God and my desire is that my Body be bury'd in the most
private and decent manner at the Expense of my Executor hereinafter
mentioned, and as to such Worldly Estate with which it has pleased
God to bless me I give, devise, and bequeath the same in manner
following Subject nevertheless to the payment of all such Debts as I
shall owe at the time of my death and to such Pecuniary Legacys as I
shall hereby devise and bequeath, that is to say I give and bequeath
to my dearly beloved Brother Andrew Nixon of Belturbet in the
County of Cavan and his Family the sum of three thousand pounds to
be disposed of Among them as shall seem convenient and agreeable to
him which sum is to be paid him by my Executor hereinafter mentioned
out of my real and Personal Estate as I shall be seized of or Intitled
unto at the time of my death he paying or allowing my Executor
out of said Legacy what sum or sums I became security for him
to several Persons at his instance and request and for which sums he
gave me particular Indemnity and which sums amount to one thousand
four hundred pounds besides the interest due thereon and also I leave
and bequeath him what Plate I dye possessed of. my Gold Watch and
what Books of Divinity he choses of mine. I leave and bequeath
to my Nephew Alexander Nixon of Mullimesker in the county of
Fermanagh Esquire all my real and Personal Estate I dye possessed
oft" and not hereby otherwise disposed of to wit the lands of Drumbelin
and Agharusky with their subdenomi nations in the Parish of Clones,
the lands of Ringvilly, Killroot, Agharusky more and Agharuskybegg,
Lisnashelledy my Moiety of it, my Interest in the fourth part of Manor
Highgate which I purchased from the Rev


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