Extracted from the registry of his majesty’s court of prerogative in Ireland:
This is the last will and testament of me Randall William Shaw of Lurgan in the County of Armagh and Kingdom of Ireland Esquire. In the first place I desire my just debts and funeral expenses may be fully paid and satisfied I give and bequeath to Henry McVeagh hereafter mentioned the sum of fifty pounds of which I beg his kind acceptance as a small token of my high esteem for him. I give to my brother Richardson Shaw five guineas for the purchase of a mourning ring or any other durable token of my affection for him this legacy tho’ small I hope will be kindly received by him as I conceive and hope he is safely provided for by the will of our late dear father I give and bequeath to such of my executors hereafter named who shall prove and act under this my will the further sum of ten guineas to purchase mourning rings which I hope they will wear in memory of me their deceased friend all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects of what nature or kind soever the same may consist I do hereby give devise and bequeath one moiety thereof to my brother Thomas Shaw now in the East Indies to hold to him his heirs executors administrators and assigns absolutely and for ever and in case my said brother Thomas Shaw should chance to die in my lifetime then I give devise and bequeath such moiety to my trustees here after mentioned for the benefit of his three children namely Jane Maria Shaw William Ansley otherwise Ambrose Shaw and Thomas Shaw or to such of them as shall then be living in equal shares and proportions with benefit of survivorship and subject and under to the like covenants clauses powers benefits and limitations as are mentioned and expressed as to the children of my sister Jane Maria Blood hereafter set forth and the other moiety thereof I do in like manner give devise and bequeath unto the said Henry McVeagh of Lurgan aforesaid Esquire William Burke of Lurgan aforesaid Esquire John Clements of [Lucknam] in the County of Wilts and Kingdom of England Esquire and to my said brother Thomas Shaw and to the survivors and survivor of them and to the heirs executors and administrators of such survivor in trust as to such last mentioned moiety to and for the benefit of my sister Jane Maria Blood for and during the term of her natural life for her sole and separate use not at all to be subject to the debts contrivance or engagements of her present or any future husband she may chance to have and her receipt alone notwithstanding she may under coverture at that time shall at all times be a good and sufficient discharge to my said trustees for so much money as the same shall express to have been paid to her and from and after the death of my said sister Jane Maria Blood I do hereby give devise and bequeath all such last mentioned moiety unto all and every the child and children of my said sister Jane Maria whether by her present or any future husband in equal shares and proportions absolutely and for ever on their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years if there shall be more than one child living at the time of my said sisters death and if but one child then to such only child but my will is that if any child or children of my said sister shall have married and died in the lifetime of my said sister the issue of such child or children so dying shall represent its deceased parent and have and take such share and interest under this my will as its parent would have taken if it had lived to survive my said sister Jane Maria Blood and I further will and direct that my said trustees and the survivors of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor shall and do pay and apply all the interest on so much thereof as they or he shall see fit towards the maintenance of all or so many of and such of my said sisters children as shall be minors or a minor until they shall severally attain the age of twenty one years and as they shall respectively attain that age they shall be entitled to all their share and interest to arise from this legacy and in case all and every the child and children of my said sister Jane Maria shall die in her life time and without issue then I give devise and bequeath this last mentioned moiety absolutely and for ever to my said brother Thomas Shaw I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the before named Henry McVeagh Wm Burke John Clements and Thomas Shaw executors of this my will and I do declare that my said executors and trustees shall not be answerable the one for the other of them but each for his own acts only nor for any loss or misapplication of any money or effects but for wilful default or neglect only and I do impower (sic.) and authorise my said executors to reimburse the others or other of them and to defray and pay all necessary expenses in acting in the execution of this my will and the trusts herein created In witness whereof I have to this my will contained in two sheets of paper signed my name and to this last sheet I have affixed my seal this 21st day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine – Randall William Shaw – Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Randall William Shaw as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses thereunto – Thos Cockett Temple – John Walker clerk to Mr Thomas Cockett
Probate (Ireland) 15/2/1800
The last will and testament of Randall William Shaw late of Lurgan in the County of Armagh Esqr deceased having and so forth was proved in common form of law and probate granted by the most revd father William and so forth to Wm Burke and Henry McVeagh two of the executors named in the said will they being first sworn by commission saving the right of John Clements and Thomas Shaw the other executors also saving and so forth dated the 15th of February  – a true copy which I attest – John Hawkins Regr
Probate (Canterbury) 3/11/1808
This will was proved at London the third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight before the worshipful Samuel Pearce parson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Thomas Shaw Esqr the brother and one of the surviving executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to Henry McVeagh and William Burke the other surviving executors named in the said will when they or either of them shall apply for the same.
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