From MM / LDS
Bride, Febr ye 26th 1699: This is affirmed to be ye last will & testemt of JONEY CHRISTIAN ALIAS COTTER, who departed this life ye 23 Janry last.
First she commited her soule to God, & her body to Christian burial.
Itt, She left to ye poor halfe a ffirlet of meale.
Itt, to her eldest SONE SAML CHRISTIAN, her whole right xx xxx to ye teame of oxen husbandry, steavs[?], & a quarter of ye crope of corn vixx: ye one moetie of her parte thereof.
Itt: to her SONE JOHN her parte of ye peckell heffer, to her SONE PATTRICK a sheep & lamb, to her DAUGHTERS MARGREAT& KEATRIN, each of them 6d legacy.
Itt: to her DAUGHTER CHRISTIAN all her right in ye linins happed & unshaped, ass alsoe ye best red pettycoate; to her SISTER KEATRIN COTTER a brown pettycoate, to her MOTHER IN LAW a choyce waistcoat, to her DAUGHTER MARGREATS 2 CHILDREN a yeard of linin; to her DAUGHTER KEATRINE'S CHILDE a sheep, to MARGTT QUARKE & AYLICE SKINCH[?] her common weaving aparrell, to ye witness Pattrick Cowle & John Camacie each of them 6d.
Itt, she constituted & ordanied her loveing HUSBAND SAMUELL CHRISTIAN her true & lawfull [executor] of all ye rest of her goods moveable & unmoveable. Wittness heroff: Patrick Cowle, Jo: Camacie, jurati.
The Execr sworne in Court in form of Law. Probatum est et Solvit 1s.
Pledges to secure the office & pay all debts of legacies according to Law the witnesses of the will.
29TH APRILL 1700: PATRICKE KNEAL for and in the behalf of HIS SON William Kneale & daughter in law Kath: Kneal als Xtian enter a claime against the Execr of JONY XTIAN ALS COTTER, for the summe 8 pounds 0 shillings 0 pence, being part of the porcion promised in Contract and due as will be made to appear, & craves the law."