Will of William Nesbitt - 1825
Will of WILLIAM NESBITT of Cloghogall, County Tyrone 1825
In the Name of God Amen I William Nesbitt of Cloghogall in the County of Tyrone Surgeon in His Majesties Navy being of sound mind and judgment and wishing to settle my worldly affairs do make and publish this my last Will and Testament this fourteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty five. I own and possess five thousand pounds vested in my own name in the three per cent consols. I give and bequeath the sum of eight hundred pounds of this fund to the family of my late Sister Margaret Mason of Kildrum to be divided as follows namely in equal shares between her daughter Susan her son Andrew Mason Willm. Mason son of the late Wm. Mason with half his share to his sister. To my Sister Ann widow of the late John McElhinny of Lisdivin the sum of eight hundred pounds in the like fund. To the three sons of my late Sister Elizabeth McClure widow of the late Thos. McClure the sum of eight hundred pounds of the same fund to be equally divided. My Brother the (Rev.) Richd. Nesbitt the like sum of eight hundred pounds of the same fund. To my Sister Martha Nesbitt the like sum of eight hundred pounds of the same fund. To my Sister Susan the like sum of eight hundred pounds of the fund. Should there be three children alive of the late Willm. Mason of Kildrum the share of ₤800 which it is my will they should possess namely the sum of ₤266.13.4 is to be divided in that equal parts between them. To my housekeeper Elizabeth Culhaghan two hundred pounds of the same fund together with own bed & bedding except the Bedstead with a ----- two years old and anything else she may justly call her own to be taken away without let or hindrance. The remainder of the furniture farming stock and utensils with money on hand after defraying funeral expenses I will & bequeath to my Brother the Rev. Richd. Nesbitt as also my interest in the land I at present possess. I nominate and appoint Robert Dunn Esq. M.D. of the Royal Fort Yard at Woolwich William Hatrick of Creaghcor and Thomas Ramsey of the City of Londonderry Merchant to be my Executors for the purpose of giving effort to this my last Will & Testament. I also request the said Wm. Hatrick and Thomas Ramsey to conduct the ceremony of my funeral in a suitable and proper manner. Dated at Cloghogall this 14th February 1825 /-/ Wm. Nesbitt (Seal) Witnesses present // Thomas Ramsey of the City of Londonderry mercht. // Willm. Hatrick of Creaghcor// William Gamble Menaugh Hill.//
Proved at London 19th May 1825 before the Worshipful John Danberry Doctor of Law & Surg. (surrogate) by the oath of Robert Dunn Esqr Dr. of Medicine one of the Exors to whom admon was granted being first sworn duly to admin. power reserved to William Hatrick one of the Exors. Thomas Ramsey the other Exor. having first duly renounced.//.
Public Records Office. The National Archives
Catalogue reference: Prob 11/1699
Transcribed by Faye Logue 2010
Additional Information on Nesbitt, Mason, McElhinny & McClure families.
“Register of Gravestone Inscriptions in Grange Burial Ground Strabane” Recorded and Compiled by Sheelagh and David Todd 1993.
Box tomb; sandstone slab set on 6 ornate sandstone pillars with decorated sandstone panels; lettering incised; heavily lichen encrusted but clearly legible.
UNDERNEATH ARE DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF THE LATE
WILLIAM NESBITT M.D.
MANY YEARS SURGEON IN THE
DIED 18th FEBRUARY 1825
AGED 71 YEARS.
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
JOHN McCLURE, CLOUGHOGLE,
DIED 7th NOVEMBER 1887
AGED 72 YEARS
AND DAVID McCLURE
DIED 21st SEPTEMBER 1889
AGED 75 YEARS.
WILLIAM NESBITT McCLURE,
INFANT SON OF DAVID AND SARAH J. McCLURE
BORN 2nd APRIL 1884 DIED 3rd APRIL 1884
DIED 10th MARCH 1901 AGED 83 YEARS.
“Derry Wills 1612 – 1858”
Nesbitt or Nisbitt, William - Cloughogle 1725
Nesbitt, William – Cloghogill, Donagheady (nuncupative) 1736
Nesbitt, John – Strabane 1744
Nesbitt, Susan – Cloughogle 1838
The National Archives (UK). DocumentsOnline.
Martha Nisbitt (Nesbitt) Spinster of Cloghogall, Tyrone. 1825
Catalogue Reference: Prob 11/1713
Nancy McElhenny otherwise Ann McElhinny of Lisdivin 1827
Catalogue Reference: 11/1726
“Derry Clergy and Parishes” by Rev. James B. Leslie 1937
Rev. Richard Nesbitt – Faughanvale Church of Ireland, Co Londonderry.
Curate 1780 – 1785
(Munn Mss.), B.A. T.C.D. 1777, probably son of John Nesbitt, gent, born in Co Tyrone, entered T.C.D. July 7, 1773, aged 24 (as Robert Nesbitt in Al. Dubl.).
The Londonderry Sentinel 1829 – 1869
2 Nov 1833
Nesbitt Richard Rev. On Friday, the 25th ult., the Rev. Richard Nesbitt, of Cloghogle, county Tyrone, at the advanced age of 88 years.