Archdeacon Wills 1725 #64, Andreas, of Philip Brew of Ballakelley & Ballavastin, died 28th March 1725:

"KK Andrews, 1725: This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of Philip Brew who departed this life March 28th, 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 left his part of Ballakelley’s Land to his son Philip. Item, he left to his son William his part of Ballavastin, and appointed his two sons John & Philip to take care of and supervise their said brother William, that he shall neither set, sell, or mortgage his part of Ballvastin bexxx during his life, after whose death his said brother’s John and Philip are to see him decently interred, and be at the expenses of his funeral charges, for which they are to have the foresaid land of Ballavastin. Item, to his daughter Catharine his part of the feather bed. Item, to his son Philip a new vest. Item, to his son William all his clothes, and bedclothes. Item, he declared that he expended nine shillings on his son John’s wedding which satisfies his said son for the nine shillings that he had formerly received from him. Item, to the witnesses of the will 6 pence each. Item, further left to his son William one quarter part of the crop of Ballakelly. Lastly him nominated and appointed his three sons Philip, Thomas, and William joint Executors of all the rest of his goods moveable and immoveable what soever. One of the witnesses Dan Cormod saith that the Testator bequeathed five shillings of the mortgage money that lies in Ballakelley’s land to his daughter Alice, which his son Philip was to give her. Witnesses: Dan Cormoad, John Lace. The three Executors sworn in form of Law. Pledges, Nicholas Cowley junior & Daniel Cormoad."




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