"In the name of God, amen. I Thomas Huddleston of Balleycott sick in body bur whole in mind of good and pervect memory praised be God, do make this my testament in form and manner following. First, I commit my soul to God my Creator and my merciful Redeemer and to Jesus Christ my Savior and the Holy Ghost my Comforter hoping and praying to enjoy eternal life and everlasting joy through the merits of Jesus Christ, and I commit my corruptible body to Christian burial. Item. I bequeath to the poor 5 bowls of meal either of barley or oat meal. Item, I bequeath to my son Thomas the mare I bought of James Ratcliffe. Item, I leave the tuition of my said Son to his mother till he be 21 years of age. Item, I bequeath to the child in the womb if it be a daughter fiftie pounds sterling, and if it be a son 20 pounds sterling to be pain when he or she comes to 21 years of age. Item, I bequeath to my dear and loving wife all my whole estate lands houses milne and all the appurtenances to them belonging till my son & heir be 21 years of age and then she is to give him a full crop of corn. Item, I constitute and ordain my dear and loving wife my sole and whole Executor of all my worldly goods whatsoever moveable and unmoveable. Item, I bequeath to my brother John Barrey a mourning ring worth 20s to be paid so soon as it can conveniently be had or procured. Item, if it be Gods will to call for the said child in the womb then if it be a daughter the heir is to have his choice either to have the said fiftie pounds or the crop and if he choose the money then the Executor is to have the crop. Item, I bequeath to Sir Thomas Parr a bowl of malt and to preach my funeral sermon; further if God hath so decreed to call for my wife before three or four years then my will is that my brother Mr. John Barrey shall have the tuition of my children and set all my estate to the best for my children profit and advantage and to have five pounds a year for his own pains and labour and then if it be a daughter that is in the womb, she is to have one hundred of pounds portion and if a son to have fiftie pounds portion and the heir to be kept in school and then to the university and to be maintained out of the estate during all that time. Moreover, my will is that if it shall so happen to call for my children and that the heirship shall descent to one of my brethren, then I do will and decree that my wife shall have, enjoy, and possess all my lands houses and milne with all their appurtenances till the expiration of 21 years from the death of Thomas my son and that for this cause that my said wife to pay my brethren and sisters the portion which my father and mother left upon me to pay to them. And in case this child in the womb do live the mother is to have the guardianship or tuition of the same as of the son Thomas now she is to have. And to confirm all the premises I have here unto subscribed the day and year first above written. Note that all the above said that is bequeathed to my wife is with this promise[?] and condition that she to be care to perform the lease whole and good still, that is to say if one or more of the lives in the lease die then to agree and compound for new lives in their stead. [signed his name Tho: Huddleston. Testes: Thomas Parre, juraus; Cha: Moore sick; Henry Taylor juratus. The executrix sworn in Court according to law to bring in a perfect Inventory which accordingly xxxx brought in and perfect as appear. The Inventory to be perfected within a month or two, subpoena (viz., of what goods is in the country; and those in England as soon as conveniently. KK Malew November the 6th 1674:
The Inventory of the goods of Capt. Tho:Huddleston viewed and
priced by four sworn men to wit Tho: Stole, John Shimmin, William
Shimmin & John Bell as followeth:
Imprimis, the horses, to wit the one half of three horses, two mares and a colt 5s 02 pounds 15 shillings 00 pence;
Item, half of five old oxen 02:18:0x;
Item, half of two Irish cows and half an English cow 01:16:0x;
Item, half of two young cows and half a heifer and half a young bull 02:00:0x;
Item, half of five old cows 01:13:00;
Item, half of a calf and a quarter 00:04:00;
Item half of the sheep young and old being 27 in number 01:00:06;
Item, half of four brood old geese 6d apiece 00:01:00;
Item, half a bedstead and head and some part of a broken bedstead 00:04:00;
Item, cheese priced to 21s 5d 00:11:06;
Item, half another bedstead, half bed and boulster half one cadow, two blankets, toaster, curtains and valents 00:14:00;
Item, half another bed and boulster cadow and two blankets 00:11:00;
Item, half of the bed and boulster (in the great chamber) two blankets and a coverled 01:11:00;
Item, half of the truile bed in the said chamber a blanket a cadow and an old coverled 00:17:00;
Item, half of the curtains and valents of the great bed (to wit the red pair) 00:05:00; Item, half an old table (without frame) and old carpet 00:03:00;
Item, half of 3 joint stoals 00:01:03;
Item, half of two chairs 12d, half 3 cushins and bucked stole 10d 00:01:10; Item, half a trunk 3d, half a box and desk 18d 00:04:06;
Item, half a looking glass 16d 00:01:4;
Item, 2 yards of branch and half linsey woolsey 00:14:08;
Item, a yard of brown cloath 18d, half 3 dutch dishes and 3 salsers 12d 00:02:06;
Item, half of four glasses 6d, fifteen trenchards 30d 00:03:00;
Item, half a table frame form 2s, half an old cupboard 7s 00:09:00;
Item, half the settle 18d, half old pair of bedsteads 3s 00:04:06;
Item, a tub, pail and other wooden vessels 00:03:03;
Item, some herrings of the value of 00:18:00;
Item, half of five pillow beerds 30d, half of 2 per towels 30d 00:05:00;
Item, half of 3 little hand towels 13d, half 2 table cloths 39d 00:04:11;
Item, half little towel 5d half of 9 sheets and half sheet 00:18:00;
Item, half of old 5 sheets more 3s 9d, half 27 napkins 9s 00:12:09;
Item, half of 8 coarse napkins 1s; half 2 old table clothes 6d 00:01:06;
Item, half of 5 canvases 5s; half pillowbeere & half two coarse towels 11d and two shirts 6s 00:11:11;
Item, half of 33 pounds of the best pewter 00:16:06;
Item, half of 23 pounds of old pewter at 9d per pound 00:09:0x;
Item, half of 2 pounds old pewter 9d, 2 pounds more hallow pewter 9d 00:01:06;
Item, half of 5 pounds chamber pot mettle 20d 00:01:08;
Item, half of four pewter flagons a great candlestick and 2 little candlesticks 00:11:06;
Item, the one half of 38 pounds of old brass;
Item, a brass pan for brewing goeight[?] 17 pounds 00:14:02; Item, a little brass pan 5s, half 2 pounds of old brass 6d 00:05:06.
At Bishops Court Septr the 27th 1677: The within above Inventory being compared with another Inventory brought in first upon Records (and this by our right Reverend Ordinary, and the Reverend Archdeacon) It is found that the other (which is the perfect Inventory ) includes all this, and therefore, this is Invalid, and the other reputed xxxxxxxx.
Nov ye 12th 1674: John Gellin enters his claim against the executrix of Capt Tho: Huddleston for the sum of 5 pounds which he engaged to clear John Gellin miller from John Christian miller for the year 1667, and also for 10s more that is to say 5s for coale and 5s for line[?, or linen], and a mare laid for 1s 6d and 6d barrels of staves broken by the claymer; and the xxxxx xxxxxx & xxxx one year, which he paid the said Christian, and payment for a couple of horses harrowing the xxxx quarter: all due debt as he will make to appear and also for 10s due to him for lands set to him, and not enjoyed it.
Nov 12th 74: Will Ratcliff enters his claim against the said executrix for the sum of 20s due debt as appears by a specialtie under his hands and craveth trial. The score of oxen that were hired out for plowing some years past by Capt. Huddleston as followeth in KK Christ to Dan: Clucas one ox; to Wm Harrison one ox; to Jo: Quay 2 oxen; to Henry Watterson Willy one ox; to Tho. Quaile balleysalley one ox; to Jo. Shurlock in KK Christ one ox; to Mr. Attourney Qualthrow[?] xx oxen; Wm Fargher one ox; Cha: Moore one ox; to Tho. Woods 2 oxen; to Jo. Harrison bilxxx one ox.
March ye 15th 1674 [1674/5]: Giles Artur enters his claim against the executrix of Capt Tho: Huddleston for the sum of 3 pounds lent moneys, due debt as he will make to appear and craveth trial.
May ye 24th 1675: Nicho: Brydson of KK Arborie enters his claim against the executor of Capt Tho: Huddleston for the sum of twenty two shillings due debt as appears by specialtie and craveth proffe.
June ye 9th 1675: Sir John Huddleston enters his claim against the executrix of Capt. Tho: Huddleston for the sum of 17 pounds sterling which I spent in his concern[?] in England about his marriage he being obliged to defray all charges I would be at one that journey as John Barry can testify and craveth trial.
June ye 9th 1675: Do: Shimmin Sumner enters against the said executrix 7s 7d die debt for xxxx
June 9th: David Murrey enters against the exeucutrix of Capt Tho: Huddleston for the sum of forty four shillings due debt, & craveth trial.
June ye 9th 1675: John Farrant enters his claim against the executor of Tho: Huddleston for the sum of 3 pounds 11 shillings 4 pence due debt as he will make to appear and craveth trial, and for a bowl of xxxx corn, and the profit of a day and a half plowing of barley ground for 2 years.
June 9th 75: Jaine Bridson enters her claim against the executor of Capt Tho Huddleston for the full sum of six pounds seventeen shillings just debt as she will make appear and craveth trial.
June 9th 75: William Quaile enters also his claim against the said executor of Capt Tho Huddleston for the sum of 26s due debt and craveth trial.
June 9th 75: Thomas Quarke enters his claim against the Executor of Tho Huddleston for the sum of 8s due for hides, as he will make to appear and craveth trial.
June 9th 75: William Preston enters his claim against the executor of Capt Tho Huddleston for the full sum of 40s due debt, as he will make to appear and craveth trial.
June ye 9th 75: The Executors of John Churrin[?] enters their claim against the said executor for the sum of 20s due debt as they will make to appear and craveth trial.
June ye 9th 75: The Executors of William Shymmin enters their claim against ye said executor for the sum of 4 pounds 10s due debt and craveth trial. June ye 9th 75: Robt Stole enters his claim against the said executor for 16s 8d due for work and craveth trial.
June 9th 75: Jony Bridson enters also against the said executor for 4s6 due debt, craveth trial.
June 9th 75: Tho Farcher enter also against the executor for 40s and craveth trial.
June 9th 75: Hen: Ratcliffe enters also against the said executor for 10 pounds and craveth trial.
June 9th 75: Tho: Creere also enters against the said executor for xs 6d and 100 and half of herrings. Jo: Cotteene enters for 40 days work xxxx and 100 & half of herrings.
June 9th 75: Jane Callow enters 3s 8d and 100 of herrings and for xxxx herrings xxxx.
Octr ye 7th 1675: John Corkill enters his claim against the executrix of Capt. Tho. Huddleston for the sum of 30s due debt as he will make to appear and craveth trial.
August 6, 1675: John Moore of Pooleroish in the parish of KK Braddan in the Isle of Man do hereby acknowledge to have had and received at and from the hands of my sister in law widow and the relict of Capt. Thomas Huddleston of Ballacott in the parish of KK Malew Mrs. Margret Huddleston by the name all the portion dowry or part of goods due and belonging unto the said John Cath my late wife and her executors administrators or assigns by the death of my father and mother in law William and Elizth Huddleston and after them by the death of my said brother in law Capt. Thomas Huddleston as having the goods of my said parents in his custody or charge, and do hereby acquit discharge exonerate and clear that Mrs. Margret Huddleston executrix to the said Thomas and her executors administrators forever for being any way questioned molested or troubled for the said dowry portion or part of goods or for any other debts or demands any way claimed or demanded by me or that may be upon this account any way for any portion goods or claims whatsoever by any other person or persons in my name or my said deceased wife or Executors administrators or assigns their part or behalf and this in penalty of forty pounds sterling the one half to the Lord and the other half to the party or parties grieved. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and annexed my seal the day and year first and above written. Note that if there be any goods due by the death of my brothers George Huddleston and Ferdinando Huddleston to myself and brother Mr. John Barrey then I do not hereby cut myself or my children off the same but am to have as much and no more than what Brother Barrey gets. [signed & sealed] John Moore. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of: Thomas Parre, Will. Fargher. May 31 1676:
I do hereby acknowledge to have received at and from the hands of the executrix of Capt Thomas Huddleston deceased and now wife to the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Esquire Governour of this Isle, full and due satisfaction of all payments both for my wife and myself the sum of three pounds sterling being the last payment of all the within mentioned bill or bills whatsoever and both for all debts dues demands portions dowries claims and for all that did befall due to my wife and myself by the death of our brother Ferdinando Huddleston and George Huddleston deceased; and do hereby these presents free and acquit exonerate and discharge the above said from the beginning of the world to this present day as witness my hand the day and year above said. John Moore. In the presence of us: William Quailtrough, William Fox, John Wood.
Whereas there was some reckonings betwixt Capt. Thom. Huddleston of Ballacot within the parish of KK Malew of the Isle of Man deceased and myself and also betwixt his wife Mrs. Margret Huddleston his executrix now the wife of the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Esquire Governor of this Isle for burial money and burial place of the said Capt. his parents and other relations, for straw, corn turf and other things being this day come to a full and final account, I do hereby acknowledge that I have received payment and satisfaction for all my claim and demands whatsoever, and do hold myself fully paid and satisfied, for all demands and claims from the said Capt.s parents and relations from the beginning of the world this present day, all which payment and satisfaction made to me by the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Governor of the Isle aforesaid and his wife and all reckonings and accoumpts are discharged sxxx and paid from the beginning to this present date, as witness my had this 30th day of December anno 1675. Thom: Parr. Witnesses present: Robt Eckles, Jo. Wood.
Castletown Janry the 13th 1675 [1675/6]: Then received at and from the hands of Henry Nowell Esquire, Governor of this Isle & Margrett his wife the full and just sum of eleven shillings and seven pence which sum is rent due for the mill and mill house and intacks for the year seventy four. I say received the sum of , by me Jo. Quinney Moare, his mark. Castletown February 26 1675/6:
I do here by these presents acknowledge and confess to have received at and from the hands of Major Henry Nowell Esquire and Mrs. Margret Nowell his wife the full and just sum of six pounds current English money being a part of childs part of goods due to me by the Executor of my brother Thomas Huddleston deceased whereof four pounds ten shillings of the said six John Madrill my master hath gotten and received as the last and full payment of my prentice fee according to our Indentures and the other thirty shillings for my own proper use and charges which said sum of six pounds I my heirs executors administrators and assigns discharges and acquits the said Major Henry Noewell and his wife their heirs executors administrators and assigns forever as witness my hand the day and year above written. [signed his signature] Silvester Huddleston. In the presence of: Sam. Robinson, Robert Shimmin, John Maddrill his mark. February the last 75/6:
Whereas there hath been several accounts and reckonings betwixt Major William Huddlestone and his wife, Capt. Thomas Huddleston and his wife of Ballacott the now wife of the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Esquire and Governor of this Isle, and this day coming to a final end having received the sum of ten pounds by bill from the hands of the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell and Margrett his wife being the debt of Capt. Thomas Huddlestone deceased I do upon the receipt of the said sum above expressed acknowledge myself to be fully paid and satisfied from all debts claims bills reckonings and accounts that have been or is any way betwixt me the said Henry Rattcliffe and the said Major William Huddlestone and his wife, Capt.Thomas Huddlestone and his wife from the beginning of the world to the present hour, And do therefore hereby these presents acquit exonerate free and discharge the said Capt. Thomas Huddlestone and his said wife their heirs and executors administrators and assigns forever for being ever questioned molested or troubled by me the said Henry Ratcliffe my heirs executors administrators or assigns for the said sum or sums or any sum or sums that is may or might be claimed from the said Capt. Thomas Huddlestone or his wife or any of them or any in their behalf to the present date and to witness the same I have hereunto subscribed the day and year first above written and received the sum of 10:00:00. By me, Henry Rattcliffe his mark. Signed and delivered in the presence of us John Ratcliffe, his mark, Robert Ecles his mark, John Wood.
To all Christian people to whom these present writing shall come, We Edward Cannell of the city of Dublin carpenter and Jane Cannell als Huddlestone wife of the said Edward do send greeting. Know ye that I the said Edward Cannell being very well satisfied and pleased with the determination of differences and agreement made by my said wife with her sister in law Mrs. Margrett Nowell als Huddlestone als Leaterlan relict of my said wifes brother Capt. Thomas Huddlestone late deceased and now wife of the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Governor of the Isles of Mann. I the saide Edward Cannell do by these presents ratify confirm and allow of the said agreement a true copy whereof is hereunto annexed, And I do hereby acknowledge to have received the sum of ten pounds therein mentioned to be paid at the perfection of the said agreement unto my said wife. And further we the said Edward Cannell and Jane Cannell do hereby acknowledge to have received full payment and satisfaction of and for the twenty nine pounds mentioned in the said agreement and therefore do for us our heirs executors and administrators and every of them hereby clearly acquit release exonerate and discharge the said Henry Nowell Esquire and Margret his wife their heirs executors administrators and assigns and every of them of and from the same and every part parcel thereof and of and from all and every other sum and sums of money payments challenges dues portions childs parts and demands whatsoever claimable by the wills of William Huddleston and Elizabeth his wife father and mother of the said Jane Cannell or by the said agreement or by any other ways or means whatsoever and for any other matter or cause whatsoever and howsoever from the beginning of the world to the day of the date hereof. In witness whereof we the said Edward and Jane have hereunto set our hands and seals in Dublin the twenty forth day of April in the twenty eight year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second &c., anno Domini 1676. [signed their marks] Edward Cannell her mark, Jane Cannell her mark. Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Smyth Major of Dublin, George Stanley, Ames Ogden.
By the Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin: These are to certify whom it shall or may concern that this day the within named Edward Cannell and Jane Cannell als Huddlestone wife of the said Edward came personally before me William Smyth Esquire, Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin aforesaid, And signed sealed and perfected the within Deed or instrument of the xxxx and intent therein mentioned in my presence unto which myself and other subscribed their names as witness, And that the better credit may be hereunto given I have caused the seal of the office of Mayoralty of this City to xxxx hereunto affixed and subscribed my name the 24th of April 1676. William Smyth.
May 2nd 1676: Then received by the order within written and to the full satisfying of a bill of three and thirty shillings delivered to Capt. Thomas Huddlestone and in full satisfaction of all other debts or demands due to me from the said Capt. Thomas Huddlestone, I say received from Madam Nowell Executrix of the said Capt. Huddlestone the sum of 33s:00d. By me, James Johnston. Witness Fard Colcott, Robt Quaile. I do hereby acknowledge and confess to be fully satisfied and paid of this claim by the Executrix of Capt Thomas Huddleston deceased, Therefore I do discharge and acquit Mrs. Margret Nowell Executrix aforesaid her heirs executors administrators and assigns forever of the said xxxx or interest thereunto belonging me my heirs executors administrators and assigns as witness my hand and mark the day and year above written by me, Will: Quaile my mark, Castletown May 5, 1676.
I do acknowledge to have received at and from the hands of the Executrix of Capt. Thom. Huddleston deceased the sum of ten shillings sterling which being full satisfaction for all dues debts demands whatsoever as also for all works and services and all other claims whatsoever is cleared and acquitted from the beginning of the world to this present day. 10s 00d. As witness my hand this 14th of May 1676. by me William Crane his mark. Witness Jo. Shimmin, Jo. Wood. May the 23rd 1676: I do hereby acknowledge to have received at and from the hands of the executor of Capt. Thom. Huddleston the sum of fifteen shillings sterling which being fully satisfied and discharged for all dues debts demand, claims whatsoever is charged and acquitted from the beginning of the world to this present day, I say received the sum by me, Jony Coteen her mark. Witness present: Hen. Stofferd, Jo. Wood. May 26th 1676:
Whereas there hath been several & reckonings betwixt Master William Huddleston and his wife, Capt. Thomas Huddleston and his wife of Ballacot (the now wife of the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Esquire and Governor of this Island) and this day coming to a final and for a claim entered against the Executors of Capt Thomas Huddleston deceased and hath and doth by these presents acknowledge to have received the sum of two ponds thirteen shillings from the hands of the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell and Margrett his wife being the debt of Capt. Thomas Huddleston deceased as aforesaid I do upon the receipt of the said sums above expressed acknowledge our selves to be full of paid and satisfied for all debts bills reckonings accompts that have been or is in any way betwixt us the said Nicholas Gelling and Margrett Crebbin alias Gelling and the said Major William Huddleston and his wife, Capt. Thomas Huddleston and his wife from the beginning of the world to this present day and hour. And do therefore by these presents acquit exonerate free and discharge the said Capt. Thomas Huddleston and his wife their heirs, executors administrators and assigns forever, forever being questioned molested or troubled by us the said Nicholas Gelling and Margret Crebbin als Gelling our executors administrators or assigns for the said sum or sums or any sum or sums that is may or might be or any in their behalf to this present date and to witness the sum we have hereunto subscribed the day and year first and above written and received the sum of. [signed their marks] Nicholas Gelling his mark X, Margret Crebbin als Gelling his mark V. Signed and delivered in presence of John Barrey, John Wood.
May the 27th 1676: I do acknowledge to have received at and from the hands of Mr. Margret Nowell late wife of Mr. Thom. Huddleston deceased for his said funeral charges the just sum of four shillings two pence half penny. I say received by me being administrator to my deceased brother John Ottiwell as witness my hand Thomas Ottiwell. May 30th 1676: This day having come to a true and just and final end of all accompts dues debts demands and for all bills bonds claims reckonings whatsoever betwixt the Executrix of Capt Thomas Huddlestone deceased and now wife to the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Esquire and Governor of this Isle and Gyles Arthur of Ballasalley whereof the said Gyles Arthur hath received in lieu of all accounts the sum of three pounds sterling which sum clears all accounts whatsoever that each party can demand of each other from the beginning of the world to this present day except only one bargain which the said Gyles Arthur hath of the Marks Meadow and ten shillings which he is to pay at Michaelmass day next ensuring the date hereof for the house and croft which he now lives in as witness their subscription the day and year above said. 03:00:00. Gyles Arthur his mark. Witness present Edward Shimmin his mark, John Wood.
June the 14th 1776: Received from the Executors of Capt Thom: Huddleston of Ballacott for the rent of Ballacott Milne 11s 4d; & the house thereunto belonging 4d; with a house in Castletown of six pence rent with a house with 3d rent that is at BallySally amounting in the whole to 11s 5d being due for the years 1673 or thereabouts whern I was Moare. I say received the sum by me Will Farher Moar my mark. Witness Edward Christian, Joannes Parre. June the 21st 1676: I do acknowledge to have received full satisfaction for the within bill from the executors of Capt. Thom. Huddleston, for which hath entered a claim for the sum and for other accounts cleared from each party from the beginning of the world to this present day. 04 pounds 10s. Ann Shimmin her mark. Witnesses Robt. Shimmin, Jo. Woods.
June the 27th 1676: We do acknowledge to have received at and from the hands of the Executrix of Capt. Thom. Huddleston deceased full and due satisfaction of the within mentioned bill being now cleared for all dues debts demands, bills bonds acquittances claims whatsoever from the beginning of the world to this present day is now satisfied and paid as witness our hands the day and year above said. 6 pounds 17s. Jo. Bridson his mark, Jane Bridson her mark. Witnesses of us Hugh Crane his mark, J. Wood.
June 30th 1676: I pray pay the contents of this Bill unto the within named John Barey or his order at or upon the time appointed and this with a general acquittance (according to xxx relation herein made) shall be unto you a sufficient discharge from Your affectionate friends Henry Nowell, Margrett Nowell. To RichardStevenson of Balladoole Esquire Receiver General in this Isle These Whereas I Henry Nowell Esquire Governor of this Isle and Mrs. Margret Nowel als Litherland my wife ands Mr. John Barrey of Castletown having come to account for all reckonings betwixt us either in relation to what was due to the said John Barrey for the portion or what might be due to him by the death of the children of Ballacot or for or by reason of any other accompts betwixt us in any wise from the beginning of the world of this present and upon the balance of all the said accompts there remxxxx due to the said John Barrey the sum of sixteen pounds sterling. Therefore know all men by these preents that we the said Henry Nowell Esquire Governor and Mre. Margret Nowel als Litherland do hereby acknowledge to stand justly indebted unto the said John Barrey upon the said accompt in the full just and entire sum of sixteen pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid to him said John Barrey his executors and administrators at or before the next ensuing the date of these presents; To which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and either of us jointly our executors administrators and assigns firmly by these presents signed with our hands and sealed with our seal this thirtieth day of June one thousand six hundred seventy and six. [signed & sealed] Henry Nowell, Margret Nowell. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Noris, William Quailtrough, John Parre.
July the first 76: I do acknowledge to have received at and from the hands of the executor of Capt Tho. Huddleston deceased the full and just sum of forty shillings sterling which appears by claim proved according to Law, which I do confess by these presents to be fully satisfied and paid from the beginning of the world to this day, for all due debts demands reasonings claims whatsoever is cleared and acquitted from the beginning of the world as aforesaid as witness my hand the day and year abovesaid, I say received the sum of by me, Thom: Farher his mark. Witness present George Store, Jo. Wood. Whereas there hath been lately a dispute and difference betwixt me Jane Cannell als Huddleston one of the Executrices of my deceased father and mother Mr. William Huddleston and Mrs. Elizabeth Huddleston of Ballacott and my sister in law Mrs. Margret Huddleston als Leatherlan the relict of my dear deceased brother Capt. Thomas Huddleston, and that concerning the filial portion or childs part of goods due to me the said Jane Cannell als Huddlestone by the death or decease of my said father and mother as by their last will and testament may at large appear as also by the decease of my two brothers George and Ferd Huddlestone since the death of my said parents; All which goods or portion remaining in the custody or keeping of my said brother Capt Thomas Huddleston at his death and now being come to a final end and accompts all deductions substractions and reckoning made betwixt us for all dues and demands I the said Jane Cannell als Huddlestone do find and hold myself to be well contented and satisfied that no more is due to me by the death of my said parents and brethren but the sum of thirty nine pounds, And I do hereby bind myself my Exeuctors administrators and assigns to receive embrace and accept of thirty nine pounds (besides what I have already received) and to be well contented satisfied and paid for an in lieu consideration and full payment for all dues and demands whatsoever that is made or that may or can be made for my portion or part of goods due by the decease of my said brethren and by the testament of my said parents or any other ways whatsoever which sum of thirty nine pounds so thus accepted of and well satisfied therewith irrevocably is to be paid in manner and form following that is to say ten pounds at the signing hereof and which I the said Jane do acknowledge hereby to have received and the other twenty nine pounds to be paid to me or my Executors administrators or assigns at or upon the feast day of St John the Baptist next ensuing being the 24th of June which shall be in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seventy and six. And so upon the payment thereof (here in the Isle) where my said sister Mrs. Margret Huddlestone als Leatherlan will secure and deposit the said sum of twenty nine pounds in the custody and keeping of som faithful friend if she hence depart before the said time be expired or run up, to be paid and satisfied as above said then all disputes debates differences and suits to end and cease for ever without any reviving or further question in fine of double the value without molestation for and touching the share part or portion of my parents and brethrens said goods. And further, I the said Jane Cannell als Huddlestone do covenant oblige and firmly bind myself my executors administrators and assigns that before I demand question or sue for or seek the twenty nine pounds I shall and will return and bring in writing signed & sealed in as firm manner as law requireth the full assent consent and confirmation of my husband Edward Cannell to this our final agreement condition and conclusion and also his free and full discharge as law requires upon the payment of the same. Also I the said Margrett Huddlestone als Leatherland do hereby bind myself executors administrators and assigns for the due or punctual payment of the said twenty nine pounds upon the day before and within mentioned the said assent consent and full discharge being returned and bought in the manner as before expressed. In witness whereof we have here unto subscribed our names and affixed our seals this 4th of August 1676. Margret Huddlestone, Jane Cannell my mark and seal. Signed and sealed in the presence of us, Robert Calcott, Anthony Halsall, John Wattleworth, Thomas Ottiwell. Whereas there was some reckonings betwixt Capt Thomas Huddleston of Ballacott within the parish of Kirk Malew of the Isle of Man deceased and myself, also betwixt his wife Mr. Margrett Huddleston his Executrix now the wife of the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Esquire Governor of the Isle for burial money and burial place of him the said Capt his parents and other relations for straw corn turf and other things being this day come to a full and final account. I do hereby acknowledge that I have received payment and satisfaction for all my claim and demands whatsoever and do hold myself fully paid and satisfied for all demands and xxxx from the said Capt. parents and relations from the beginning of the world to this present day, all which payment and satisfaction is made to me by the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Governor of the Isle aforesaid and his wife and so all reckonings and accounts are discharged satisfied and paid from the beginning to this present date as witness my hand this thirty day of December anno 1676. [signed] Tho: Parre. Witnesses present Robert Ecles his mark, John Wood.
March 1st 1676/7 Received then from and at the hands of Richard Stevenson Deput Govnr the full and just sum of sixteen pounds due unto me from Henry Nowell Bovernour and Margret Nowell his wife as more at large appears by the within will for the which sum now received by me I do clearly exonerate acquit and discharge the said Henry Nowell and Margret Nowell their heirs executors administrators and assigns as witness my hand the day and year above written I say the sum of 48 pounds xxx, by me John Barrey. Witness hereof Robt Eckles his mark E, Sam: Robinson.
August 23rd 1677: Be it known unto all men that I Charles Huddleston do hereby acknowledge for me my heirs executors administrators or assigns to have received at and from the hands of my loving sister in law Mrs Margrett Nowell alias Litherland executors and administrators to my deceased brother Capt. Thomas Huddleston the full and just sum of fifteen pounds being both my portion and my part of both my deceased brothers portions for which and for all other debts claims and demands whatsoever I do hereby exonerate acquit and discharge here the said Mrs, Margret Nowell her heirs executors administrators and assigns of and from all manner of persons claiming from by and under xxx In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this day and year first above written. [signed] Charles Huddleston. Witness hereunto: Will Parker, Thom. Ottiwell.
I do hereby declare to the best of my knowledge as touching a general acquittance and discharge betwixt Roxxx[?sic, Silvester] Huddleston and Henry Nowell Esquire late Governor of the Isle of Mann which was in August 76 or thereabouts an acquitance drawn by my hand whereby he delivered as his act and deed for all his filial portions left him and that it was the last payment of his portion. 15 pounds (15:00:00) September 5, 1677. John Woods. The within John Woods hath this day taken his corporal oath that the above premises is true in eery particular as xx is written before us the day and year above. Edward Christian, Thom Fletcher. Sumner: Whereas the Inventory of Capt. Thomas Huddleston of Ballacott deceased is now brought in and fully perfected with an accoumpt of the payment of several incumbent debts, most of which by the acknowledgement of several acquittances as appears, you are therefore hereby required to give public notice in plana Ecclesia that if any person be yet a claimer or can object any thing against these accompts why they may and justly be taken upon Record, (they being given in upon oath) that they do produce their lawful allegations before us within ten days next after this date otherwise the accompts shall be accepted of, and such pretends or claimers utterly nonsuited per futuro. Dated 8ber the first 1677. [signed] John Harrison, Vicar General, P. Thompson official.
To the Sumner of KK Christ Lezaire to be published the next Sunday and this with a certificate of the publication to be returned to the Records subpoena juris. Exammat per me, Johanem Christian Registrar Adj. Oct: the 7th 1677: These are to certify that the above order was published in plana Eccla. Rich. Fox, Edm: Crow, Sumner.
These are to Certify that I sent a copy of the above order to every parish Church of the Island, and that the same was published and war returned by the certificates of the respective ministers. per me, Joanem Christian Resistr Archd. Sir: I beseech you to take notice of these within mentioned just debts; that there may be no future Sc---ple or trouble I rest in hast, Yours William Flexney. Reverend Sir: I understand that Madam Nowell hath set forth publications in the several Parish Churches that if any claim of debt upon the accompt of her former husband Capt Huddleston did not within 14 days after the said publications make their debts appear, they should be nonsuited which occasions these lines to certify you that Mis Margrett Muirrey claims 3 pounds 0 shillings 6 pence due by bill from her and her first husband and payment promised per herself and last husband; also due to Mr. David Murrey 1 pound by bill and 1:2:0 by book and lawful claims entered for the whole; besides her promise of payment before lawful witness I and they desire you to take notice of it, that they may not be subtlety be circumvented out of their just due and that to her own knowledge thus with my kind respect to my good gossip [god-parent] and yourself I am Your Assured friend and Servant, whist, William Flexney. Douglas 13th of 8ber 77.
October 14th 77: This claim and demand came to me this day, the same ought to be produced and exhibited to Sir Pat: Thompson to take cognizant thereof and to be added to Mrs. Nowells assets xxx prevent future allegations and troubles. Yours affectionately, Tho: Parre. Mr. Fox: If you have not Capt Hudlestons will in your Books then I beseech you to sent this to Mr. Jo: Christian with Expedition. Nov 17th 1677. Your Servant, William Flexney. Know all men by these presents that I John Huddlestone son of William Huddlestone of Ballacott in the Isle of Man gentleman have remised released and forever quit claimed and by these presents do for me my heirs executors and administrators for and in consideration of the sum of nine pounds now in hand, pain and six pounds formerly received for which I gave an acquittance and which with this former same pounds now receive complete the sum of fifteen pounds, being in full due and satisfaction of my filial portion left to my by my father William Huddleston aforesaid and of all the accessions and augmentations thereof accruing unto me by the respective deaths of my brethren Ferdinando and George Huddlestone, remiss release and forever quit claim unto Mrs. Margrett Nowell widow relict of Henry Nowell Esqr., her heirs executors and administrators all and all manner of actions,caus and causes of actions suits bills bonds, (and more especially one bond for the payment of nine pounds at Christmas 1677 wherein Mrs. Margt. Nowell and Henry Lord Bishop of Man stood bound to me) writing[?] obligatory debts dues duties accounts sum and sums of money judgments executions extents quarrels controversy and demands whatsoever, both in law and equity or otherwise xxxx so ever, which against ye said Mrs. Margt Nowell I ever had now have, or which I my heirs executors and administrators shall or may have, claim, challenge or demand, for or by reason of any matter cause or thing from the beginning of the world unto the day of the date of these presents. As witness my hand and seal this eighth day of Janry 1677 [1677/8]. The mark of John Huddleston. Memorandum that I John Huddleston above mentioned received the whole and entire sum of fifteen pounds the eight day of Janry 1677 and am fully satisfied, and desire the xxxx and Dept Governor Stevenson to deliver up my bond for the same now in his custody unto the hands of my good sister Mrs. Margret Nowell to be cancelled as witness my hand. The mark of John Huddleston. Signed sealed delivered in the presence of us: Tho. Parre, William Qualtrough, Tho. Norris, John Allen. Concordat cum originali, per me Joanem Christian Registrar Archd.
February the 10th 1677 [1677/8]: Whereas there hath been several accounts and reasonings betwixt Major William Huddleston and his wife, Capt. Thomas Huddleston & his wife of Ballacott the now wife of the Right Worshipful Henry Nowell Esqurie & Governor of the Isle and this day coming to a final end having received forty four shillings by one bill, and three pounds eighteen shillings by another bill from the hands of the said Right Worshipful Henry Nowell and Margret his wife, being debt of Capt. Thom Huddleston deceased, I do upon the receipt of the said sums above expressed acknowledge myself to be fully paid and satisfied for all debts claims bills reasonings and accounts that have been within any way betwixt me the said Edward and the said Major William Huddleston and his wife, that Thom Huddleston and his said wife from the beginning of the world to this present xx and do therefore hereby by these presents acquit exonerate free, and discharge the said Capt. Thom. Huddleston and his said wife their heirs, Executors, administrators and assigns forever being ever questioned molested or troubled by me the said Edward Callow, my executors administrators or assigns for the said sum or sums or any sum or sums that is may or might be claimed from the said Capt. his wife or any of them or any in their behalf to this present date and to witness the same I have hereunto subscribed the day and year first above written and received the sum of, 6 pounds 2s. [signed his mark] Ed. Callow his mark. Signed & delivered in presence of: Tho. Parr, Robt, Eckels, J. Wood."