Archdeacon Will 1720/1 #40, Braddan, of Christopher Leece, weaver, died 20 Nov 1720:

"Braddan: This is affirmed to be the last will of Christopher Leeze who departed this life the 20th of November 1720, being in good and perfect mind and memory. First, he committed his soul to God and body to Christian burial. Item, he left and ordered a firlet of meal to be distributed among the poor at Whitsontide next. Item, he left and bequeathed to his brother Robert’s daughter viz., Isabell Leeze five pounds. Item, to the said Robert Leeze his son viz., John xxx shillings, and half of two sheep in the said Robert’s keeping, the other half of them to the maid Ellinor Brew. Item, he left to his mother a rug and his part of the bees at the Knockbane, and a third part of the corn in the Haggart. Item, he left to his sister Ann ten shillings with eight sheep half males and half females, and what remained xxx paid by him to her of the twenty shillings promised at her marriage, and his part of the bees at KnockBule, and a quart of wool. Item, he left to his brother William his part of the bees at Robert Wains with what monies he owed him. Item, declared that John Killey owed him 5 shillings 10 pence, which he left to his brother William’s children betwixt them. Item, he left to his 2 godsons William Caralagh’s son, and his sister Ann’s son a lamb each. Item, he left his looms and weaving utensils to Robert Curghey, the said Robert paying for them thirty shillings if he liked to take them upon that price to his Executor. Item, he left to his brother Robert his part of the bees at Nicholas Quine’s. To the minister a mutton. Item, he nominated and appointed his two brothers Robert and Nicholas Leeze sole and joint Executors of all the rest of his goods moveable and unmoveable whatsoever, and ordered they should take no interest the year he died of any presons that had monies of his in their hands. Item, to the parish clerk a coat. Witnesses: George Gelling, Robert Curghey. The Executors sworn in Court in form of Law.

Pledges Thomas Christian & David xxxx"





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