Registry of Deeds, Dublin Abstracts of Wills,
Volume I, 1708 to 1745
#226. BOYD, John, Rathmore, gent.
25 April 1720. Narrate, 1/2 p., 11 Aug. 1721.
His wife. Son James Boyd. Daughter Jane.
Son-in-law John McDOWELL.
last daughter Elizabeth Boyd.
James Crawford, John McDowell, Alexander ADAIR, exors.
Freehold estate in the townland of Ballymacklehoile,
Part lease of Ballyrobert, barony Belfast.
RATHMORE, Hurkleton (Hurtletoot in parish of Antrim adjoins Rathmore in Par. Donegore about 12 miles north of Antrim ?),
Cravery in Dunsilly (situation not mentioned).
Alexander Brown, Moyedom,
Josias Ennis, Rathbeg,
James Craig of Ballynoe, linendraper, all in co. Antrim.
Memorial witnessed by: Alexander Brown and Alexander Hutcheson.
James Crawford (seal)
John McDOWELL (seal) 32, 56, 18944 Alexander ADAIR (seal)
# 272 B CRYMBLE, Cornelius of Knocker, co. Antrim or Carrickfergus, 23 March 1717,
names on will are Patrick ADAIR, Carrickfergus (dc1717 ?), Alexander McDOWELL,
Charles Crymble of Ballyclare and David Crafford / Crawford of Belfast.
The will of John CHRISTWELL / CARSWELL / CRESWELL of Hollywood Parish, County Down, Northern Ireland 16 January 1717 noted:
My grandson Robert Christwell,
my granddaughter Annabel Christwell,
my granddaughter Mary Christwell (a minor)
Witnesses : James RUSSELL and Dave LENNOX.
William Corry and William Sim were named as executors.
The will of John CHRISTWELL / Carswell’s daughter-in-law Annabelle CARSWELL of Ballymenagh townland, Hollywood parish, (c.1600s Adair of Ballymenagh) 18 June 1722 noted:
To my son Robert Carswell,
my daughter Annabelle, wife of James Russell, and her son John Russell (minor),
to my daughter Mary Carswell,
my daughter Jane Hamilton,
my son John Hamilton
my daughter Margaret Hamilton
my son Ju(?) Hamilton deceased.
Executors named were son Robert Carswell and Mr. James Hamilton of Ballydavie.
Witnesses were Robert and William Smith.
The inventory of Annabelle Carswell, deceased, 14 August 1722, was signed by Robert Carswell, Robert Smith, and John Flemin.
John CARSWELL's son Robert settled at RATHMORE townland, Dunegore parish, County Antrim (twelve miles northwest of Belfast), where Robert Carswell, linen draper, was a witness to the -
Will of Benjamin McDOWELL of RATHMORE, 22 December 1727 which noted:
To John Russell, son of James Russell, eldest son of my sister Annabelle.
To Robert Russell, her third and youngest son, £14, a tankard, and a tea chest in possession of my brother James Russell.
To James Russell, her second son, all three under age 21 and unmarried.
To Robert GREER (under age 21), son of my sister Mary, £14 and a sea chest in custody of my sister Hamilton, and five silver spoons in custody of my brother James Russell.
To my brother-in-law John GREER.
To Hamilton Rodger, son of my sister Rodger.
To James Allen, her son by her first marriage.
Executor, my brother-in-law William Rodger.
Witnesses: James CRAFFORD / Crawrford and James Rodger.
Signed: Robt. Carswell.
Probate to James Russell and John Greer in trust for the legatees; William Rodger renouncing.The Administration Bond was signed 17 May 1727 for the administration of Robt. Carswell of Dungore parish, County Antrim, Esquire.
James Russell, John Greer of Hollywood, and William Bryson of Bangor, all in County Down.Renunciation 11 May 1729 of executorship of will by Wm. Rodgers of Rathmore in favor of James Russell and John Greer of Hollywood parish.Witnessed by James Hamilton and Thomas Martin.