In the Name of God Amen I Nancy McElhenny of Lisdivin in the parish of Donagheady County of Tyrone being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory Blessed be Almighty God for the same so make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first I give and bequeath unto my son William McElhenny the sum of ₤180. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret McElhenny the sum of ₤180. I also give and bequeath unto my son James McElhenny the sum of ₤130. Exrs. first paying my daughter Margaret the Bond debt James owes her then he to receive the remainder of the ₤130. I also give and bequeath unto my son John McElhenny now in America if alive the sum of ₤130 and if dead his share to my son Wm. And my daughter Margaret equally divided. I also give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Martha Smyth the sum of ₤30 provided she behaves to the satisfaction of my Exrs. and if not the sum of 5 s. only. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Smyth and her five oldest children the sum of ₤50 to be equally divided amongst them the children not to receive theirs until the day of their marriage or Nancy’s death whichsoever may take place soonest. I also give and bequeath unto my son Wm. and my daughter Margaret all my household furniture equally divided. I hereby appoint my son Wm. McElhenny and my daughter Margaret McElhenny my sole Exrs. of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of September 1825
Nancy 0 McElhenny her mark /-/ Ths Ralstone /-/ Robert Rolleston
Proved at London 22nd May 1827 before the Judge by the oaths of William McElhinny the son and Margaret McElhinney otherwise McElhinny spinster the Executors to whom admon. granted having first sworn by Commission duly to administer.
Source – PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Catalogue Reference: 11/1726