Archideaconal Will 1710 #8 Malew of Christopher Bell of BallaStrang


Courtesy J. M. Oates

In the name of God, Amen, the second day of February in the year of our Saviour 1710/11.
Christopher Bell of Ballastrange in the Parish of KK Malew, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and perfect memory; and calling to remembrance the uncertainty of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto Death when it shall please God to call, makes and declares his last Will and Testament in manner and Form following.
First He commits his soul and body to the mercy and protection of Almighty God.
Itm, he leaves and bequeaths to his loving wife Eliz: Bell the bed on which he lay with it's furniture during her life, and after her decease his daughter Elizabeth is to have that same bed with all it's furniture.
Item he leaves his son John Bell a sheep, and his grandson a lamb.
Itm, he leaves his daughter Margaret Bell her choice of two heifers.
Itm, he leaves his daughter Elizabeth all the linnen and woollen cloth whether shap'd or otherwise and all other things whatever, she by her own industry made or otherwise procured.
Lastly he constitutes and appoints his son Nicholas Bell and his afforesaid daughter Elizabeth sole Executors of all his goods move able and immoveable whatsoever, as well the Land in Ballasallay, and the four shillings and four pence due from his son John, and twelve shillings due to him from William Harrison of the Hill, as any other effects now in his possession or elswhere.

Testes: John Harrison, Jo: Cown, jurati.

The Execrs sworn in Court in form of Law.

Probatum est & Solvit 12d.

Pledges to secure ye office & pay all Debts & Legacys, Mr Thomas Bell & John Harrison.


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