Archdeacon Will 1711/2 #17, Malew of Philip Brew, died 24 Jan 1711/12:

"Being alxxx poor aged man, and no one to take car of me, xxx it hath pleased the Almighty (of late) to take himself my dear wife, And xxx deplorable condition not knowing how to subsist, having made the same know to my sister’s daughter and her husband, they in charity toward me (I having but very little worldly substance of any kinds whatsoever) have shewd their kindness on sundry arroants which hath xxx moved me to resign unto them and make over whatever I now or hereafter may have according to this under written. Know all men therefore by these presents, that I Philip Brew of Castletown out of the xxx love, good will, and affection which I have and do bear to my said sister’s daughter and Arthur Halsall her husband, have given, & granted, & by these presents do freely hereby and absolutely give forever unto them after my decease, what substances of any nature or of right in any wise descend to me, they extending the continuance of their kindness in yielding and giving me relief, as some seasons when my necessity may require their charity, as also to clothe me some indifferent way is my habit either linen or woolen shall happen to receive it, And that this my deed of gift is memorable[?], have xx at them in present possession by delivering them axxxx silver xxx six pence (English xxx), And to this my deed xxx subscribe my name in presence of these witnesses the 9th March 170x [signed his mark] Philip Brew.

Witnesses Thomas Lowney senr, James Maddrell.

Isabel Halsall being next of kin to the within Philip Brew is sworn as Executrix to the said Philip according to Law, who is according xxx, and given pledges to pay all debts the witnesses of the within Deed."




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