"KK Bride, September 6th, 1716, proved March 14, 1716/17: This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of Ewan Christian senior of Cranstall &c. First, he left to his grandson Charles Cowle three pounds. Item, he left to his daughter Mary Cry als Christian six pence legacy. Item, left to his son Ewan Christian six pence legacy. Item, left to his daughter Kathrine in London six pence legacy. Item, left to his daughter Elizabeth six pence legacy. Item, he said there was due to his granddaughter Elizabeth Kissage four pounds. And also due to his daughter Kathrine in London four pounds. Item, he left to his wife the black colt. Item, he left to his son in law John Cowle his cane. Item, left to the witnesses David Christian & Daniel Christian twelve pence apiece. Item, he nominated and appointed his daughter Isabel Christian sole Executrix of all the rest of his goods moveable and unmoveable whatsoever. Likewise he left Capt Nicholas Christian senior & Capt John Wattleworth overseers. Witnesses: David Christian, Daniel Christian. The Executrix sworn in form of Law. Pledges to pay all debts and legacies are John Cowle & Ewan Christian junior.
The Inventory next Court.
February 14th, 1717/8: Mary Cry als Christian enters her claim against the Executrix of her father Ewan Christian for all the corbs due to her by the death of her mother, and craves the Law. Die & Anno Predicto: Note there is five shillings due to Kathrine the above Ewans daughter, now in London, the said 5 shillings being her part of the price of the standing goods &c., in the parlor, which said sum is in the hands of her sister Mary Cry &c.
November 4th, 1717: I do acknowledge to have received at and from the hands of my sister in law Isabel Cowle als Christian the full and just sum of four pound legacy which my father in law Ewan Christian senior of Cranstall left to my son Charles, I say received by me John Cowle.
February 14th, 1717/8, John Cowle acknowledged the above receipt before me, William Gell Registrar.
I Mally Cry als Christian do hereby acknowledge to have received from my father Ewan Christian Executrix the sum of ten shillings as legacy left by my sister Ann Christian which lay in his hands, with 12 pence more as legacy left by my said sister & Cathrin now in London for which I do discharge the said Executrix forever. And so doth my husband Daniel Cry also. As witness our marks to our names this 16 August 1717. [signed their marks] Daniel Cry, Mally Cry als Christian."