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The Will of William Mathewson, Donemanagh [Donemana, Donagheady Parish], Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland 1798

From the collection of wills held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast
PRONI Ref: T/681/1: page 403, 1798
This is a bound book of transcribed, typewritten pages
Extracted from a document provided by Ann K. Robinson
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia




I William Mathewson of Donemanagh in the parish of Donagheady, County Tyrone

I leave

My body to be buried in the churchyard of Donagheady


I bequeath

To wife Mary Mathewson otherwise Garity £50 her wearing apparel and ¼ of my household furniture and £5 to buy a suit of mourning.

To my son George Mathewson £40 to be put in interest for his use by my Exors. Also £20 being the remainder of a sum of £50 bequeathed to my wife to be put to interest_____ with said £40 to be paid to my present wife Mary Mathewson for the use of my son George Mathewson.

If wife Mary remain unmarried for 3 years after my death otherwise to go to son George. If son George die before 17 years of age ½ of the money bequeathed to him is to go to his mother Mary Mathewson and the other ½ among my 4 children by my former marriage.


William Mathewson

Mary Ann Mathewson

Hamilton Mathewson

Elizabeth Mathewson

All profits from sale of my property in and near Donemanagh and all ready money etc. to the four children above named, share and share alike.

That part of Bamancer now in my possession to be set to best advantage for said four children, also a field near Strabane known as part of the lands of Megir [Magirr, Urney parish] now in the possession of John Arbuckle of Strabane and also a charge against the land of Baron [Barran] and Drumerod [Drumman] Parish of Donagheady, Co. Tyrone to said 4 children but until eldest son William Mathewson attains 17 years of age, then all the property I have in said places is to go to my 2 sons by my first wife. I bequeath one-half of a sum of money belonging to my wife Mary Mathewson alias Genit (could not be read) still unsettled between me as her husband and Mr. Samuel Montgomery of Derry, merchant, to wife Mary and her son George, the other half between my four other children.


Thomas Bond of Bondoglen(sic) Esq.

Mr. John Mathewson, my brother

Mr. William Berne Senior


(Will signed 4 October, 1797)



Samuel Lighton

William Durin(sic)

William Alexander


(No note of probate)