Archdeacon Wills 1731 #5, Santan, of John Bridson, made 14 Dec 1730:

"KK Santan, December 14th, 1730: In the name of God, amen. I John Bridson sick and weak in body but of good and perfect memory blessed be God for the same, do make here my last will and testament as followeth. First, I commit my soul to Almighty God and my body to Christian burial. I leave to the poor at time usual four kishans of oat meal. I leave to my son Christopher the 2 bed steads that he hath already legacy. I leave my son John five shillings and a pewter dish legacy. I leave to my son Joseph the new feather bed legacy. I leave to my daughter Bessy five shillings legacy. I leave to my daughters Ellin and Jane the white head calf equally between them legacy. I leave to my daughter Elisabeth 2 shillings legacy. I leave to my grandson Robert Quinney one lamb. I appoint constitute, nominate and ordain my loving wife Alice Bridson to be my sole and lawful Executrix of all the rest of my goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever. [signed & his seal] John Bridson.

At a Chapter Court held at Castletown June xx, 173x, The Revd. Mr. Cosnahan & William Costean witnesses of this will have proved the same in form of Law. The Executrix sworn and gave pledges her son Christopher Bridson and the above William Costean."





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