Archdeacon Wills 1645

Presentment of Margaret Dobson, daughter of William Dobson of Douglas & his wife Catharine, by Margaret Quayle, wife of Charles Quayle of Douglas:

[1645, page] 15: "To the Reverends Cleargie at the Court in Duglas assembled: The humble petition of Margarett Quaile wife to Charles Quaile of Duglas: Humbly sheweth unto you that whereas your sayd peticioner hath xxxxx with her sayd husband, as amongst her neighbors behaved herself in that honest and civill manner xxxxxx fittinge: yet not withstandinge Margarett Dobson daughter to William Dobson of Douglas aforesaid did lately in a most barbarous and beastly sorte utter these inhumane and scandalous wordes speaking to your peticioner vidz[?], Thou are an arrant bitche, and an arrant whoe, which wordes are soe beastly and scandalous, that if xxxxxxxx her behavior were such she xxxxx not worthie either to live with her husband or amongst her neighbors May it therefore please you to call for the sayde Margarett Dobson that she may be compelled either to prove the truith of her meaninge concerninge the sayd words; that either your peticiooner may be punished if she be proved, to be such a beastly & lewd woeman; xxx also that the sayd Margaret Dobson for her sayes inhumane and scandalous words may receive such punishment as by the law and canons eulesiastiall[?] of this Isle is used[?] to be inflicted on others in the like case. And she will pray. 8ber the 23th 1646: Wm Dobson aged 16 yeares or thereabouts sworne & examined sayth that he heard his own sister Margrett Dobson saying and bitch no bodie in her house but Margrett Quaile, and that when Margrett Quaile & she were in anger. Isable Tate grainder focta[?] saith upon her conscience that she heard Margrett Dobson call Margrett Quaile a bitch. Kathrin Dobson sworne & examined saith that she heard her own daughter Margrett Dobson say bitch upon Margrett Quaille & she the said Margrett fell out. The said Margrett Dobson is censured (according to the ancient Law of this Isle) to the bridle for her most v-ci----le words nothwithstandinge upon her submission we xxxxx the mittigacion of this censure. Ro: Parre, Ja: Moore."

This entry is made at the bottom of the Archdeacon Will of William Waterson 1666 Braddan (3rd will for that year). I cannot find a will for Isabel Dobson, and there isn’t one listed in the Index. –JMOates, May 2004

January ye 8th 1667/8: Willm Dobson entereth his claim against ye Executor of his daughter Isabel Dobson for the pound sum of 13s 4d due debt being lent money & craveth trial."




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