Manx Genealogy

Re: Alexander Bonnyman - background

his first wife Mary left a will [Episcopal wills 1806] - w/o Alexander Port e chree;6 ch George, Radcliffe,Mary Ann, Eliza Jane, Abigale and Betsy Bonnyman ;1827 James Curphey h/o Eliza, Jane Abigail Rankin als Bonnyman and Andrew Rankin rcvd £50 [Andrew Rankin m Jane B Braddan 18251014 no ch on island];

Alexander's decree of 1825 should be online - petn by Jane als Radcliffe widow of AB late of Port E Chree; 10 ch;property in trust (long recital of trust deed) - I guess the use of a trust deed was to prevent any possible future husband of the young Jane making off with the money.