Episcopal Wills 1715-3 Arbory, of Henry Norris

(from MM GL699 / LDS 0106367)

This is affirmed by the subscribing witnesses to be the last
will and testamt of Capt Hen: Norris, who being weak in
body, but of good and perfect memory, irst committed
his soul to God, and his body to Christian burial. Itm
he left unto the poor of this parish a bowl of Barley
and lastly nominated and appointed his wife & daughter
Elizabeth, joyntly exrs of all his goods moveable and
immoveable. Dat the 12th of Decembr 1715
Testes
Wm Cubbon my mark 
Hen Cubbon my mark - jurati

The widow in her own behalf, &
Mr Ralph Norris, in behalf of the 
other extx is sworn in form of law

31 Dec 1715 Probatum est, & solvit 1s

Pledges Mr Robt Parr in behalf of the
widow; & Wm Cubon for Mr Ralph Norris



4 Feb 1715 Wm Quiggin & Patr Curlet enter agt
the exrs of Capt Henry Norris for 8s 8d &
crave the law - proved being due for wages
eod die Mary Callister enters for a firlet of
barley, & a firlet of malt, & 19s with a []
& a noggin of Brandy at 1s 10d  & craves the law
Feb 4 1715 James Waterson 3 15 0 & the interst thereon for six months or thereabouts
Feb 6 1715 Wm Cubon, wages, 7s 4d
eod die Mr Robt Moor 5s 9d
eod die Robt Queelin 1 5 0 (proved 1 4 4
eod die Mr Henry Moor 5s 6d
Feb 7 1715 Mrs Morrison 6 2 8.5 for a firlet of malt June 26 1716 more 3s
eod die Mr Jo Waterson 5s 8
eod die Tho Moor 8s 0
eod die Mrs Stevenson 10s 0
eod die Dan Corrinof Peeltown in behalf of Mr Thomas Ervin of Killalough
in Ireland, enters a claim agt Capt Norris's excrs for six pounds Irish value and
by specialty, & craves trial (cout money ?)
...
Oct 23 1716 Wm Harrison of Cordiman enters for £4 10s 
(for which he has a tankard in pledge) & the interest thereof fifteen years £4 00 11¼
...
Oct 30 1716 Mrs Dorothy Norris in behalf of her son Richard & her daughter Anne Norris £36 0 0
[then follow several pages of debts ... some of which have notes in a different hand added
then an inventory followed by some summary pages then a list a creditors and the sums paid]

Kk Arbory 1716
Capt Norris's servts wages
Wm Rattliffe 0 5 6
Wm Quirkine & Patt Curlode 0 8 5
Robt Fargher 0 9 8
Wm Cubon 0 7 4
Mary Keige 0 7 [4]
Jo Caine 0 6 5
Patric Harrison 0 8 7
Paul Kissage 0 6 4
Jane Waterson 0 2 10
--- 3 2 5
more Wm Quaile 0 7 9
in all 3 10 2
more to Christian Christian als Boddagh 0 1 0
sum total 3 11 2

An acctt of money disbursed by Ralph Norris on
the acct of his brother Capt Henry Norris decd
Laid out for his said brother's funeral charges 3 14 4
Paid Lord's rent for three years pinfold fines and herring customs etc 9 9 6½
servants wages 3 2 5
His childs parts of goods $3 4 0
His secon wife's funeral charges 1 17 11
allowed the Regr for his trouble 0 7 0
-- 20 8 2½
more servts wages 0 7 9
 0 1 0
 Itm more to the Lord 0 10 00
 -- 21 6 11½
 
 The whole inventory of the goods of
 Capt Henry Norris amounts to the sum of 20 18 0
 debts paid wholly
1 funeral charges 3 14 4
2 lords rent for three years pinfold fines, herring custom &c 9 19 6½
  dead's pt  4 19 9¼
3 servants wages 3 11 2 the deads part 1 15 7
4 his child's part of goods 3 4 0 the dead's pt 1 12 00
5 His second wife's funeral charges 0 17 11
6 allowed the regr for his trouble 0 7 0
13 6 7
which 13 6 7¼ deducted out of ye
above inventory there remains the sum of 15 11 10½
Which sum of 15 is proportioned amongst the rest of the creditrs as follows
vizt the whole debts unpaid being 59 7 7¾ the dead's part 29 13 9¾ is to
the remainder of the inventory 15 11 10½
as 1 to 10s 6d and as 1s to 6¼d so that
the creditrs will get very little more than
half due on the deads part

The registers for Arbory for this period are deficient so burial date not certain.

His wife (? 2nd wife) was Isable Parr (daughter of Deemster John Parr)- Ralph Norris was his brother and appointed overseer of Elizabeth Norris as she must have been underage.


 

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