Hi Jane, This will only confuse things i`m sure!
but have a read of these ... quite interesting.
Archdeacon Wills 1772 #53 (Book 2 #16), Rushen, of Margaret Gawne als Crebbin of Cregneish, Rushen, died 17 Dec 1771, wife of Henry Gawne:
Rushen: The last will and testament of Margaret Gawne of Cregneish in the parish of Trinity Rushen, who departed this life on the seventeenth of December 1771, in manner following: She commended her soul to Almighty God and her body to Christian burial. She left and bequeathed to her loving husband Henry Gawne the use of a furnished feather bed during his natural life and at his decease to her daughter Margaret Gawne. She left and bequeathed unto her daughter Catherine Gell one of her best gowns, three of best caps and more if she chose them, and a new flannel petticoat. She left and bequeathed unto her daughter Margaret Gawne all her wearing apparel. She constituted, nominated and appointed her loving daughters Margaret Gawne and Catherine Gell equally executors of all the rest of her goods, chattels and effects moveable and immovable, cutting off all other claimers with six pence legacy. Witnesses: Isabel Christian, Anne Keiggeen. At a Chapter Court holden at Castletown 20th May 1772, William Gawne husband of Margaret & John Gell husband of Catherine are sworn executors in Court in form of Law as xxx to be true and just the one to the other in the division of the executorship, and have given pledges . . .’
Archdeacon wills 1793 #42, Rushen, of Henry Gawne of Rowany, Rushen, died 9 Jan 1793:
‘The last will and testament of Henry Gawne of the Rowany in Kirk Christ Rushen, who departed this life the 9th day of January 1793. First, he commended his soul to Almighty God and his body to a Christian burial. Secondly, he left and bequeathed his part of the crop to his son William Gawne. Thirdly, he bequeathed to Edward Keggin three furlongs of barley and to be given him by his son William Gawne out of said crop. Fourthly, he bequeathed to the poor of the parish the sum of twenty shillings. Fifthly, he bequeathed to all claimers six pence legacies each. Lastly, he nominated constituted and appointed his son John Gawne and his daughter Jane Kelly als Gawne whole and sole executors of all the rest of his goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever. Witnesses: Edmund Christian, Phillip Kennagh.
At a Chapter Court holden at Castletown June 12, 1793, John Gawne & William Kelly are sworn executors in court in form of law as also to be true and just the one to the other in the division of the effects, and have given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies namely the witnesses of this will.’
I have some more info on the Gawnes that I got from the Isle of Man last week I will e-mail you with this when I get a chance to