Extracted from the registry of his majesty’s court of prerogative in Ireland:
This is the last will and testament of me JANE MARIA SHAW of Lurgan in the County of Armagh widow I give and bequeath Jane Maria Shaw the infant daughter of my son Thomas Shaw the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid out of the property which I am entitled to from the estate of my brother Richardson McVeagh who died in India and whatever else I may be entitled unto from the estate of my said brother Richardson McVeagh I give and bequeath the same to my youngest son Randall William Shaw and all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects I do hereby give and bequeath the same in equal shares and proportions to and amongst my three children namely Thomas Shaw Jane Maria Blood and Randall William Shaw to hold to them their heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever and I appoint my said son Randall William and Joseph McVeagh of Drewstown in the County of Meath Esquire executors of this my last and only will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of July in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety four – Jane Maria Shaw – Witness to the signing thereof – John Hickson – John Haines – William Turkington
Probate (Ireland) 18/4/1795
The last will and testament of Jane Maria Shaw late of Lurgan in the County of Armagh widow deceased (having [ ]) was proved in common form of law and probate granted by the most reverend father and so forth to Randall William Shaw one of the executors named in the said will of said deceased he being first sworn by common saving the right of Joseph McVeagh the other executor and of every person whatever dated the 18th of April 1795
A true copy which I attest – John Hawkins Regr
Probate (Canterbury) 3/11/1808
On the third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight administration with the will annexed of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of Jane Maria Shaw late of Lurgan in the County of Armagh in that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland widow deceased was granted to Thomas Shaw Esquire the natural and lawful son and one of the residuary legatees named in the said will he having been first sworn duly to admr Joseph McVeagh and Randall Willm Shaw Esq the ex’ors named in the sd will survived by died without having taken upon them the probate and execution of the said will at least in the prerogative court of Canterbury.
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