Archdeacon Will 1725 #41, Michael, of Christian Cannon [als Cannell] of Cooilshellaugh, Michael, made 28 January 1724/5:

"KK Michael, Jan 28th, 1724: In the name of God, amen. I Christian Cannon of Coolshellagh in the above said parish, being (blessed be God) sick and weak in body, but of good and perfect mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First, I commit my soul into the hands of God and my body to Christian burial.
Item, I leave the poor of the Parish to be considered at the discretion of my Executors hereafter to be named.
Item, I leave and bequeath to my dear husband my share of the riding horse. To my son John an heifer of near two years old, and to my son William an heifer supposed to be in calf.
Item, I bequeath to my godson at Liargeybreck an heifer of near 2 years old, and to William Cowley’s wife & daughter a sheep and lamb each.
Item, I leave to my son Charles whatever he has already received without being accountable to the other Executors with his choice cow in the division.
Item, I leave to my son John & his wife & child a sheep & lamb each, and a lamb to Margaret Cannon junior.
Item, I leave to the minister, & the other witnesses of this my will a mutton each.
And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my three sons vizt., Hugh, William, & Charles sole & joint Executors of all the rest of my goods & effects whatsoever. In testimony of all which I cause my mark to be affixed to my name the day and year above written. [signed her mark] Christian Cannon. Witnesses: John Woods curate, Charles Kaighin, John Kewley, parish clerk.

The Executors sworn in Court in form of Law, and gave pledges the witnesses."




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