Archdeacon Wills 1725 #51, Jurby, of Captain Thomas Christian [of Ballamoar, Jurby], died 25 March 1725:

"Jurby: This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of Capt. Thomas Christian who departed this life the 25th of March ano 1725, being of perfect mind and memory at the making thereof. First, he committed his soul to God and his body to Christian burial. Item, he bequeathed his part of the windmiln to his Executors until such time as his son and heir pays them the sum of eighteen pounds sterling which sum he declared was borrowed towards the building of the said windmiln. Item, he left a feather bed to his daughter Catharine Burns. Lastly, he nominated and appointed his loving wife, his son Patrick, and his youngest daughter Anne sole and joint Executors of all the rest of his goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever, reserving one quarter part of the Executorship for his son inlaw Robert Bret which he is to have according to his contract bargain. Witnesses: Patrick Mcylvorrey, Patrick Brew.

The wife being abxxxx, the other Executors are sworn according to Law and gave pledges Pat Brew and Charles Kaighin. The witnesses declare upon oath in Court that they asked the Testator whether there was any writing betwixt himself and his son William touching the sum expended on the windmill, to which he answered there way."




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