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Will of Robert Runnett, Sessiagh Magarol [Sessiaghmagoroll], Clonfeacle Parish, 1897

Transcribed & Compiled by Averil Roper
a.roper[at]paradise.net.nz

Dated 24 February 1897

 

The last will and Testament of ROBERT RUNNETT.

 

I, ROBERT RUNNETT sound in mind do now make my last will and Testament

 

I bequeath to WILLIAM RUNNETT and CHARLES RUNNETT my farm in Sessiagh Magarol and all chattels stock that is on said farm in Sessiagh Magarol. I bequeath to MARGARET RUNNETT Ten pounds sterling every year as long as she lives. To be paid by WILLIAM RUNNETT and CHARLES RUNNETT, Sons of the said MARGARET RUNNETT.

 

ROBERT [his x mark] RUNNETT. Witness, THOMAS H. SHANNON, WILLIAM J. ORR

Affidavit of due execution filed. A. NELSON Dist Regr. Admon W/A 10 July 1900


 

I am searching for information on the STEWART and HYDE, BEAVERS and RUNNETT families -

John BEAVERS married Jane STEWART 26 Nov. 1875 at Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone

John BEAVERS residence is Drumgose, Benburb farmer, father, Robert BEAVERS, farmer

Jane STEWART born 4 January 1839, died 6 July 1939 in Auckland, New Zealand. On death certificate it states: Father : James STEWART Linen Manufacturer, residence Tullylig, Donaghendry.

They had 2 children, born at Tullylig

Thomas John 16 Nov. 1876

Jane 7 Feb. 1878

They came to New Zealand on the ship "Lady Jocelyn" in 1878 The only other information I have is from Jane's death certificate, which states, Father, James STEWART, Linen Manufacturer, mother’s maiden name, ? HYDE I have a Death certificate for Robert BEAVERS, which says, 1 Jan. 1879 at Stiloga age 77 years, farmer. Present at death, Margaret RUNNETT (formerly BEAVERS ) Robert BEAVERS, Wife, Mary Jane? John BEAVERS born, c 1837 Drumgose, Clonfeacle, Father, Robert BEAVERS born, 1802 Mother, Mary Jane born, 1804 Robert BEAVERS death, 1 January 1879 at Stiloga

John BEAVERS married Jane STEWART 26 November 1875 in Stewartstown Margaret BEAVERS married Robert RUNNETT 8 May 1863 at Benburb Robert RUNNETT 's father, Charles RUNNETT from, Sessiamagaroll