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Last Will and Testament of William Torrens. I William Torrens of Craiglea being sound of mind and judgement do leave and bequeath to my Dear Wife Margaret the position she formerly held during her natural life and that all the proceeds of the farm shall be given to her to lay out as the family may reasonably require that the girls? remain in their mothers till they marry or go out to business to do for themselves. I leave to my daughters who remain at home and work for the good of the farm £50,,0,,0, Fifty pounds, each to be paid at what ever time the executors & their Mother think most suitable that those of my daughters who go to a Trial ?? shall receive their support and other unreasonable necessaries ?? during their apprenticeship £40,,0,,0 (Forty pounds) each to be paid at whatever time the executors & their Mother would think most suitable that if any of the children die before they come of age their share will be equally divided amongst the others.I leave and bequeath to my son John Henry my farm and stock and all farming implements my furniture & all inside effects to be left to my dear wife Margaret during her life and to be divided at her decease to the several members of the family as she thinks proper. If John Henry die without a Legal Heir the farm to pass to the nearest heir on condition that he give to the other members of my family and equal share made by two valuators should John Henry die without an Heir leaving a widow she is to get whatever she brought and £10,0,0. (Ten pounds) in addition to be paid out of the valuation of the farm. I nominate and appoint James Henry, Blackheath, John Boyd of Crosscandley & James Kennedy of Ballyclough to be executors of this my last Will and Testament and devise they may su ? the same
confirmed to given under my hand and seal ? this 4 July 1876 _______ William Torrens ____
signed sealed and acknowledged and declared to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us who have signed our names as witnesses thereunto.