The Black Knee ChroniclesVolume 6
Alexander Frazer's Will
In the name of God Amen, I, Alexander Frazer of Nappagh, in the parish of Ardagh in the County of Longford, being very sick & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks to God for it in manner & form following:
First I allow my body to be decently interred at the expense of my brother Francis Frazer.
Next I give and bequeath to my nephew John Trimble the sum of sixty pounds sterg together with my bed and bedding with my chest and watch & wearing apparel. I appoint & nominate the sd John Trimble my sole executor in this my last will and testament.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my sister Margaret Frazer the sum of forty one pounds sterg.
Thirdly I give and bequeath to my brother Francis Frazer the sum of twenty-two pounds sterg.
Fourthly I give and bequeath to my brother James Frazer the sum of twenty pounds sterg.
Fifthly I give and bequeath to my brother John Frazer the sum of ten pounds sterg.
Sixthly I give and bequeath to John Dunvady the sum of five pounds sterg,
Seventhly I give and bequeath to Catherine Farrel servt maid the sum of one pound two shillings and ninepence sterg.
Eighthly I give and bequeath to my brother Archy Frazer's two sons Robt & Joseph one British shilling each of them.
Ninthly I give and bequeath to Alexander Trimble one shilling.
Tenthly I give and bequeath to Thomas Trimble Junr one shilling.
Eleventhly I give and bequeath to Margaret Halligan one shilling British.
All these legacies to be paid out of two bonds due to me, one by Francis Frazer my brother amounting to one hundred and eleven pounds twelve shilling sterg, & Isents Dinison a bond of fifty pounds sterg, all of which is to pay those legatees beforementioned.
I also give and bequeath to the aforesaid John Trimble my whole and sole executor a bond annuity from Neil Doherty Sergeant of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards.
In witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 24th day of January 1805.
Alexr Frazer (Seal)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Alexr Frazer as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers:
Elias Jones, Saml Waters, Alexr Jones
Nov 1st 1810: Upon which day the three subscribing witnesses to the written will swore to the due and legal perfection of the same before me
Robert Bentley Vicar-General
Administration granted to John Trimble this 8th day of January 1811.
Handwritten note from WRF:
Archibald b 1714-15
John b 1719 May
James b 1720 May
Francis b 1721
Alexander b 1722
Ruth Calbeck (née Frazer, granddaughter of Archibald) lists three brothers, Archibald (handsome), Frank and Alick, and three sisters who married Jennings, Bull and Priestman. See 'Aunt Ruth's Chronicle' in Volume 3.