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John Irvine, of Camgart
JOHN IRVINE, died in 1725.
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Under date of 1725 the will of John of Camgart was found – revealing:
1st -- his [John, of Camgart] wife as Rebecca nee Crawford Irvine,
2nd -- his brothers as James, William, Christopher,
3rd -- his sons as:- William, of Camgart (d. 1743); James, of Furnish; Lawrence; Christopher (b. 1706, d. 1738); John,
4th – his brother-in-law Gerard Irvine of Greenhill (‘DE" in Castle Irvine Line) – m. Alice Forester, d. without issue, and
5th – this cousin Margatson Armour, Esq.
6th - Margatson Armour, Esq., whose mother and wife were of the Corry Family, in 1731 purchased the Manor of Blessingbourne – the Estate including town lands of Lurgan, Clobby, Furnish and others. Account book records revealed leaseholds of Furnish town lands to William and James from 1744-50 (with son William’s demise in 1743 these lessees undoubtedly were grandsons [Gen'l] William and James) – and other Furnish town lands leased to Thommas Irvine dated 21st June 1751.
7th - John, of Camgart's wife Rebecca Crawford was daughter of William Crawford and Ann Corry (whose brother John Corry in 1656 purchased Castle Coole – founding the Corry Family as Earls of Belmore, and the Cole Family as Earls of Enniskillen).
8th - Dublin Public Record Office revealed the order of births of the grandsons of John Camgart as :-
William, of Camgart and Furnish.
Irvine, of Camgart, b. ?, d. 1743
Irvine,of Furnish b.?, d. ??
Christopher Irvine, b. 1706, d. 1738