Archdeacon Wills 1729 #62, Jurby, of Catharine Christian [als Harrison] of Ballamoar, Jurby:

"In the name of God, amen. I Chatherine Christian of Ballamore being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory, thanks to Almighty God, do make this my last will and testament in manner following. First, I commit my soul to God and my body to Christian burial. Item, I do leave and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Mlyvorrey the brewing vessel vizt., a hogshead kone and a barrel, the feather bed whereon I now lie with its furniture my shawl close linen & woolen with a black suit, a dipper, table, xxx with what barley will seed the ground. Item, I do leave my said daughter Ann the whole crop of corn xxx hay and potatoes. Item, I do declare that the yarn linen cloth and woolen cloth spun and unspun did belong to my said daughter save five yards of linen which did belong to myself which likewise I do leave my said daughter. Item, I do leave my part of the meal and victuals now in the house to my said daughter Ann and do declare that the one half of the whole thereof belongs to my son in law Patrick MacYlvorrey. Item, I do will that my son Patrick Christian shall pay 30 pence toward the paying of my debts which he received from Mr Baker and the samedne to me . Item, I do leave to my daughter Christian Brew a maunt and a petticoat of blue and brown colleen[?cotton]. Item, I do leave to my daughter Mary Keyghen a petticoat of black and white. Item, I do leave to my daughter Chathrine Burns in Ireland a sheep. Item, I do leave my daughter Easter my part of a colt which she has in her own keeping which my said daughter accepted of in full of all xxx counts whatsoever. Lastly, I do constitute, appoint and ordain my son Patt. Christian and Ann MacYlvorry sole Executors of all the rest of my goods moveable and unmoveable and do will on my said Executors if they make sale of any goods belonging to me that my son Capt William Christian is to have the first proffer. This the 18th April 1729. Witnesses William Garren, Thomas Clerk junior.

At Ballaugh May 21st, 1729, Mr. Patrick Christian & Mr. Patrick McYlvorrey husband of Anne McYlvorrey als Christian are sworn Executors in form of law, and gave pledges Mr. Thomas Clerk junior & Pat. Cain. Mrs. McYlvorrey is sworn this day to rent a just account. May 13, 1730, Patrick Mclvorrey enters a claim against the Executors of Mrs. Catharine Christian for 1 pound 16 shillings 11 pence."




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