Archdeacon Will 1718/9 #25, Andreas, of Jane Wattleworth als Barton, widow of Revd Samuel Wattleworth, Archdeacon, made 10 March 1718/9, buried 7 Aug 1721, German:

"In the name of God, amen. I Jane Watleworth als Barton (widow & relict of the late Revd. Samuel Watleworth Archdeacon of this Island) being now weak and infirm in body but of perfect mind & memory, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

First, I do recommend and commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, humbly beseeching him to pardon my manifold sins and transgressions through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer; and as for my body I desire it may be decently buried near my said Husband’s grave in the Cathedral in Peel Castle. As for my worldly goods and effects, I do dispose of them as follows.

I leave to the poor of KK Andrews and Peeltown what ever my Executor shall think fit to give them, either in corn or money.
I leave the houses, gardens, lands, well intacks, cottage, Abbey Land, & Quarter Land in and about Peeltown & in the Parish of KK German to run in the nature of Inheritance unto my eldest son Henry Watleworth and to his lawful issue, as expressed and desired in my said husband’s will. to which will I give my full consent and assent, leaving the like legacies to my children as my said husband left and mentioned in his will.
And to my grandson Richard Watleworth I leave ten lambs to run upon his own venture, desiring my son Charles Watleworth to take care of him, and give him all proper directions and advice, as well as to show him all reasonable kindness.
Lastly, I do constitute and appoint my said son Charles Watleworth, to be my sole and lawful Executor of all the rest o my goods moveable and immoveable whatever.

Date March 10, 1718/9. Witnesses: Nicholas Cowley, Elisa. Christian.

The Executor sworn in Court in form of Law. Pledges in form of Law, William Gell & Caesar Wattleworth."




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