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

Transcribed & Compiled by Averil Roper

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.



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