Archideaconal Wills 1710 Ramsey #39, Henry Black

(from MM / LDS 0106209 ) - courtesy of Averil Roper

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 Monae }                                       39                Ramsey

     This is affirmed to be ye last Will & Testament of
     Henry Black of Dromore in ye County of Down & Kingdom
     of Ireland; who departed this life in Ramsey about the
     7th day of April  1711 being in perfect mind & memory
     of ye making thereof     First he committed his Soul
     to God & his Body to be decently buryd by ye *------*
     & appointment of  ^Mr Knipe & ^  John Wattleworth junr. of Ramsey *---*
     [were] [desired] to expend five pounds on his Funeral
              As for his worldly Goods he disposed of them in man---*
     following  He left & bequeathed to his Eldest Broth--*
     Joh. Black his Watch, Blue Coat & a Green pair of 
     Plush Breeches  To his Second brother William Bla---*
     a pair of Scarlet Breeches     To his *---* Sister a br----*
     or Gold Ring, to each of them half   To John Cal
     ows wife a shirt that was a washing, five shillings
     English & a night cap;  for ye four nights she had 
     looked to him And to be paid afterwards for her further
     trouble over him    To Mr. [Reed] of Duglass his
     wigg, and to his maid Ann Turner a silk handkerchief
     To Edward Christian of Ramsey his wearing coat &
     a pair of Shoes   To John Kerruish his
     Vest & an old Coat ye was at Mr Reeds house
     To John [Horrick] from where he bought a [new] hatt
     at his coming from Duglass which he had unpaid for
     to be [returnt] to him again
              Item he declared that he owed certain Debts to Seve
     = ral Persons in ye Island, vizt.  To Mr John [Murrey] of     
     Duglass twenty pounds or thereabouts of manks Value
     And there was twenty eight pound value of Goods *-----*
     of his in ye sd. Mr Murrey's  hand      Item to Mr K-----*
     forty shillings    Item To John Christian [Glover] three
     pound  And they ^had^  ye value of eight pounds of his Goods in
     their hand      Item  to Mr Reed of Duglass three of four 
     Shillings, who had some *---* in his hand of his also
     Item He declared he owed to ye Doctor Mr [Richardson]
     and to his Landlord John Kelvy Something, but 
     [could] not tell what it was
     Lastly, He Constituted & appointed his foresaid
     Brother, John Black Sole Execr, of all ye rest of
     his Goods moveable & imoveable whatsoever  And
     Nominated & [desired] John Wattleworth junr. ^& Mr Knipe^ a foresaid
     to take care of all his Effects & Concerns that
     belongd unto him, for ye use & benefit of ^his^  Execr 
     above mentioned, till he came to ye Island


Witnesses           John Wattleworth junr. is
     Edward Christian }     Sworn in form of Law
     John Kerruish       }  jurati     & according to ye contents of 
     ye Will to bring in a per-
     fect Inventory of all the 
     effects of ye Testator to pay
     all Debts & Legacies as far
     as the whole effects will Ex-
     tend & ye Court appoint ; And
     to give a just acct. thereof to
     ye [Court] for ye Satisfaction
     of ye Execr.
     
          Probatum est & Solvit

Claims proved in Court
Philip   Moore for         2 - 10 - 4     English Value
Nehemiah [Kemp] for  1 - 15 - 7     English Value
Joh: Xtian [Glover]       3 - 09 - 0    English Value

     A perfect Inventory of ye Goods & Effects of Hen: Black
     who departed this life on the 7th of April 1711 prised by
     four Sworn men viz. Jon Foxe, Robt. Howard, Hugh *-----*
     & John [Casement] all of Ramsey; is as follows
Ite  2 rolls tobacco at 30s abt  4d                              2 : 0 : 4
recd     Ite  2lb &   [cutt] [ink blob] Dtto; in gross abt 7d
recd     Ite  one old *-------*  *--------* & small bag leather   0 : 0 : 6 
Jo: Kelvy      Ite  one old perriwig                              0 : 1 : 0
recd     Ite  2 old shirts & 1 old waistcoat                      0 : 0 : 8
recd     Ite  1 pair Green ^plush^ breeches                       0 : 6 : 0   
Jo: Kelvy     Ite  a hatt                                         0 : 1 : 0
recd     Ite  an old vest                                         0 : 3 : 0
recd     Ite  an old Coate                                        0 : 4 : 0
recd     Ite  a blue coate                                        0 : 1 : 0
     Ite  a Watch                                                 0 : 11: 0 
     Ite  a small steele box                                      0 : 0 : 8 
     Ite  a prospect Glass                                        0 : 0 : 6
     Ite  a ^small^ [crown] Gold ring                             0 : 0 : 6
Jo: Kelvy Ite  a small pistol  2s  one old silk handkerchief  2d  0 : 3 : 6 
Ite  1pair of gloves 6d a small head of hair 2 old pr. Stockings 6d   0 : 0 : 8
Jo: Kelvy     Ite  1 pair old shoes                               0 : 1 : 2
     
        Also      prised by ye above persons  2  truses & 4 bags tobacco
     wch. are in ye Custody of Mr. Cha: [Woolly]
     one truss containing 6 rolls        0 : 3 : 14   att  4d  
     an other truss containing  6 rolls  0 : 3 : 14   att  Dtto
     1 bag leaf tobacco  qt              1 : 0 : 7    att Dtto
     2 bag     Dtto      qt              1 : 0 : 9    att Dtto
     3 bag     Dtto   qt                 1 : 0 : 10   att Dtto
           4 bag     Dtto   qt           1 : 0 : 12   att Dtto
Mr Kemp acknowled *-----* in [Court]  }
To have in his [Custody] of ye *------*   }   292    of  tobacco
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