[relict of Mr Robert Moore, merchant:] "Douglas: In the name of God, amen. Cathrine Moore of Douglas being weak of body
but of perfect mind and memory, doth make her last will and testament in manner following.
First, she committeth her soul unto God and her body to Christian burial.
Item, she leaveth for the use of the poor of the town of Douglas the sum of ten pounds to be disposed of in such manner as her Executor hereafter mentioned or such persons as he shall nominate shall see proper.
Item, she leaves to her eldest son Edward Moore her part of the new house and gardens situate at the land side on condition that the said Edward relinquish and surrender by a legal conveyance unto her son William Moore all the right title and interest that he hath or may have by the death of her loving husband Robert Moore in and unto the dwelling house, warehouses, backside and their appurtenances, where she now lives together with his right in and unto a certain piece of work ground adjoining to the rent of Captain John Oates on the sand side and also his part of the house and garden bought formerly from Michael Oates; but in case her said son Edward doth not comply to make a legal surrender of the premises, she then leaves her part of the said new house and garden unto her said son William. She further leaves unto her said son Edward a legacy of fifty four ponds ten shillings.
Item, she leaves to her son William all her part of the dwelling house, warehouses, back side & their appurtenances where she now lives as also all her part of the lands purchased by her late husband Robert Moore, together with two thirds of all her household goods, and a legacy of fifty four pounds ten shillings.
Item, she leaves to her son Phillip her part of the house and garden formerly bought of Michael Oates, on condition that the said Phillip makes a legal conveyance of all his part of the dwelling house &c., above mentioned unto his brother William Moore, and in case the said Phillip doth not consent here unto, she likewise leaves her part of this house and garden to her son William; she leaves to Philip a legacy of eighty pounds and a sixth part of all her household goods.
Item, she leaves to her daughter Margrett Moore a legacy of seventy pounds, all her wearing apparel and a sixth part of all her household goods.
Lastly, she leaves unto her said son William Moore all the rest of her goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever and doth constitute and appoint him sole Executor of this her last will and testament.
Witnesses: Anthony Halsal, Henry Moore.
The Witnesses do further declare, that the Testatrix ordered Philip & Margaret should have the benefit of living in the houses with their brother William until they would dispose of themselves.
The Executor is sworn in Court in form of Law. Pledges, the Revd. Mr. Anthony Halsal & the Revd. Mr. Edward Moore."