This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of Daniel
Christian who departed this life about the 28th of
February 1700/1, being in perfect mind and memory at the making
First, he committed his soul to God and his body to Christian burial.
Item, he left and bequeathed to his stepson William Fairbrother his looms and his herring nets.
Item, he left to his two daughters Ann & Jane 12 pence apiece as legacies, to cut them of whatever right they would claim by his death.
Item, he declared that he paid 5 shillings apiece to his daughters Joney & Jane in part of their mothers goods. And what he paid his son John & his daughter Ann of their mothers part of goods also, there were receipts under their hand for it in his custody. Item, he left to Capt. Christian of KK Bride his best coat, if he please to accept of it.
Item, he left to his cousin Patrick Quark of KK Bride his second best coat.
Item, he declared that if Thomas Fairbrother would turn his blind Aunt & brother William out of the lower house, that then if they please, they might live in the upper house, paying and allowing his Executrix such a certain sum of money yearly as would be a help toward her maintenance, or to be set by the said Wm to the best advantage till his Executrix was capable of making use of the houses and gardens herself.
Lastly, he appointed and constituted his youngest daughter Ann his sole and lawful Executrix of all the rest of his goods moveable and unmoveable whatsoever, desiring that Charles Cowle & William Fairbrother might be overseers of his said daughter. He also declared that he laid out 5 shillings apiece on the funerals of his two children William & Bessy. Received by John 32 shillings, & by Ann 30 shillings as appears by their receipts. Witnesses: Charles Cowle, Philip Croste.
The Executrix being underage the overseers vizt., Charles Cowle & William Fairbrother are sworn in Court in form of Law. The Inventory next Court. June 25 of 1697 or 1699: Know all men by these presence that I John Christian son to Daniel Christian of Peeltown being bound for Ireland do acknowledge to have received the just sum of twenty shilling from the hands of my father Daniel Christian aforesaid in lieu of which sum of 20 shillings I leave him my part of the house and garden left me by my mother until such time as I come to redeem the said house and garden by paying the sum of 20 shillings aforesaid. Likewise I acknowledge to have received a caddow a blanket and a bolster and a coat and breeches in the sum of eleven shillings for which sum of 11 shillings I oblige myself to become accountable to my father or to my sister and this I acknowledge to be my act and deed, as witness my subscription the day and year above written and xxxx for plading. [signed] John Christian Witnesses: Sill Fairbrother, Charles xxxx.
May the 12, 99: I acknowledge to have received of and from the hands of my father Daniel Christin in Peeltown to full and just sum of one pound ten shillings in money and goods as witness my hand this 12 day of May. [signed her mark] An Christin. Witnesses: Thomas Farebrother, Thomas Ratcliff.
The Inventory of Daniell Christian of Peel: two blankets 4x6 on couer bed 8 shillings 0 pence; 4 pounds of xxxx 4:8; on towel 1:3; an old fledge & blanket 0:8; 8 pound of hemp 2:0; 7 pound of wool 2:4; one candlestick 2:0; 4 pound wool 1:4; one sheep skin 0:3; one pair of shoes 1:8; one pound of lead 0:3; one homes one pothook 5 rack onto[?] 2:0; for half a griddle 0:6; two chips ; three pound of gom 1:0; for xx two pound of kekeld of xxx 1:4; 13 pound of flax 2:8; 3 pound and half of tow 0:4; for feather bed & bolster 10:0; cobet 4:0; chest 3:0; for bedstead 1:6; two tables 3:0; one holkart[?] & on keene 3:0; to tubes & 2 bowls 1:0; one barrel 1:0; for 5 trancer one dish an a noggin 0:7; one xxx 0:8; two shirts 1:6; for one waistket and breeches and stocking 3:0; one coat 0:8; one earthen bottle and glass bottles 0:3; for one frame 2:0; for a xxx in stone 0:2; for a mast 0:4; for one pool and old stick 2:0; for a sheet and bag 0:6; for half a ladder 0:2; two firk..es 0:10; two xxxx 6:0; Total 4:1:19. More added1:4:2 for smoading deon xxx and grupe 0:0:8; for flax wed 0:8:x.
The Inventory as within is 4 pounds 1 shilling 11 pence. More 0:1:4; More 1:4:2; Total 5:7:5. April 27th, 1704: I do hereby acknowledge to have received at and from the hands of my brother William Fairbrother the sum of twenty five shillings due to me by my fathers death, and this shall be his discharge for so much. I say received by me Ann Christian. Witnesses hereof: John Tear, William Kneale.
July 18, 1706:The above Ann Christian has acknowledged the above acquitance before me, Charles Watleworth, Regr. Received from my brother in law William Fairbrother the sum of five pounds seven shillings and five pence, being the portion due to my wife Anne Christian by the death of her father Dan: Christian late of Peeltown, and desire that this receipt may be annexed to the Inventory of the said Dan Christian upon Record, as witness my subscription the 10th day of August 1717. [signed his mark] Thomas Curry.
Received from my brother in law William Fairbrother the sum of five pounds seven shillings and five pence, being the portion due to my wife Anne Christian by the death of her father Dan: Christian late of Peeltown, and desire that this receipt may be annexed to the Inventory of the said Dan Christian upon record, as witness my subscription the 10th day of August 1717. [signed] Tho: Curry.
Be it known that Silvester Elleson and Dorothy his wife do hereby acknowledge to have received from their brothers Thomas and William Fairbrother of Peeltown full and entire satisfaction and payment for all goods dues and demands that we had or lawfully might have or claim by the death of our father and mother Randle Fairbrother and Dorothy his wife and so hereby acquit and discharge our brothers of all dues or demands, whether in houses goods or chattels on the account. As witness our names and marks this 22nd day of November 1722. [signed their marks] Silvester Elson, Dorothy Elson alias Fairbrother, Thomas Fairbrother. Witnesses: Philip Craine, Henry Lace.
October 25th 1722: This receipt acknowledged before me, Wm. Gell, Register. Know all men by these presents that I Ann Curry alias Christian of Peeltown do hereby acknowledge to have received by and from the hands of William Fairbrother my brother all what he had in his hands of my fathers goods, and do hereby acquit and discharge him for the same, as witness my name and mark this 15th Febr 1737/8. [signed her mark] Ann Curry alias Christian. Witness hereof: Philip Crain. March 3td, 1737/8: Anne Curry als Christian acknowledged the above discharges, her husband Thomas Curry being present and consenting thereto. Before me John Woods."