"KK Michael: In the name of God, amen. I Henry Norris of Liargybreck
in the Parish above and sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God, do make my last
will and testament in manner following this 10th day of December 1728, vizt.:
First, I commend my soul to God and my body to Christian burial.
Item, I leave to my dear and loving wife the gold ring as legacy. Item, to my eldest son and heir Henry Norris I leave all my guns and fowling pieces.
Item, to my father in law John Cannel my riding coat.
Item, I leave to my said son Henry and son John all my clothes of what sort soever, to be applied to their use so soon as they shall have occasion for the same.
Item, I nominate constitute and appoint my three children John, Christian & Margaret Norris joint Executors of all the rest of my goods and effects whatsoever, with the condition that if it shall please God that any one or more of my said four children die, whosoever of them shall be the heir shall have only the above legacy left to the heir, vizt, the fowling pieces, without any part of the Executorship.
And lastly, I commit the tuition of my said children with their goods to my loving wife aforesaid if she shall please it may be so, requesting the Rev. Doctor Walker Rector of Ballaugh and Mr. Woods Curate of this Parish to be guardians of my said children. [signed] Henry Norris. Witnesses: John Woods Curate, John Kewley Clerk, John Cannel.
The Executors being under age, the Revnd Mr. Woods and the mother are sworn supervisors. There being another child vizt Robert born since the making of the will, he is joined Executor with the other three children. The children and their goods in the mothers hands, who is to bring in an Inventory and to pay all debts and legacies according to Law. The Inventory and Pledges next Court. Pledges given by the mother in form of Law are the Revnd Mr. John Woods of KK Michael and John Kewley the Clerk."