The last will and testament of Hugh Craine, who departed
this life the 12th of December 1742, being of sound and
perfect mind and memory at the making and uttering thereof as
First, he committed his souls to God and his body to Christian burial to be interred in St. Peters Church, in his fathers grave.
Item, he left unto his wife Mary Crain als Lace all the use and benefit of all his houses and lands during her life if she continues inn his name, and then to return, to his presumptive heir if with child (as supposed) of a son, or to his heiress with all the furniture now in the house, and he or she to pay the rest of the children sixteen pounds each when they come to the age of twenty one years, and if his wife die before the children come to the age before mentioned, he leaves his brothers in law Captn. John Lace & William Lace supervisors of his children, and in case the children all should he left all his concerns to his said wife Mary excepting the little Croft adjoining to John Corrisses flate which he bequeath to his nephew Richard Quirk, and a legacy of three shillings each to his two sisters Margaret Quirk & Cathrine Quirk in case the children die as before mentioned.
Lastly, he appointed and nominated his said loving wife whole and sole executrix of all the rest of his goods moveable and immovable, she being obliged to the tuition & maintenance of the children. Witnesses Philip Crain, Peter Quirk.
At a Court of Correction at Ballavagher January 28th, 1742 [1742/3], Mary Craine als Lace the widow is sworn executrix in form of Law. She is also pursuant to the will sworn overseer of the children who together with their goods are committed unto her. And she has given pledges vizt, Mr. Peter Quirk and Philip Craine. The witnesses declare that to the best of the apprehension and as the Testator expressed himself concerning the furniture mentioned in the will, that he meant only the household goods in the kitchen which are therefor to be inventory & returned to the Register.
February 23rd, 1748, Elizabeth Crain eldest daughter of Hugh Crain being at lawful years hath this day made choice of her uncle Richard Quirk and Joseph Cannell for her guardian to be aiding and assisting unto her with their best counsel and advice in the managing of her affairs who are to that and accordingly sworn whereupon the former guardian is released.
7th, 1742/3, A true inventory of the goods of Hugh Crain
deceased as specified in his will, viz., the kitchen furniture to his
heir or heiress, apprized by four sworn man, Christopher Quay, Thomas
Goulsmith, Patrick Quay, & John Comish, as follows:
Item, the deads part of the cupboard 17 shillings 6 pence;
Item, the deads part of forty one pound of pewter at 10 pence per pound 00:16:8;
the deads part of three brass candlesticks & a brass cheaveing dish, and a old candlestick 00:4:0;
Item the deads part of four old iron pots and a kettle 00:6:6;
Item, the deads part of a griddle, one pair of tongs, one iron fork, one iron spitt, and a pair of racks 00:2:9;
Item, the deads part of earthen dishes and other earthen ware, teapot and tea cups 00:2:6;
Item the deads part of frangers wooden vopals and ail included 00:3:10;
Item, the deads part of tables and frame firm and chair 00:6:6;
Item, the deads part of five old case knives and forks 00:00:5;
total = 3 pounds 0 shillings 8 pence.
Lezayre April 19th, 1754, Philip Cottier husband of Elizabeth Crain the eldest daughter of the deceased Hugh Crain came this day to the Registry and acknowledged in behalf of himself and said wife to be fully satisfied from his mother in law Mary Sayle for the above sum of 3 pounds 0 shillings xxx the appraisement of the furniture, and therefore he the said Philip Cottier doth hereby acquit and discharge his said mother in law for the same forever.
November 27, 1756, Cathrine Craine & Mary Craine arrived at lawful years came this day to the Registry and acknowledged that as full security for their respective legacies bequeathed to them by their father Hugh Craine (being 16 pounds to each), they have got a deed of mortgage from their brother in law Philip Cottier husband of their sister Elizabeth Craine one half the dwelling house in Peeltown, to the amount of the legacies left them. And do therefore acquit and discharge him said Philip Cottier of further suit or demands xxx for the said legacies.
May 20th, 1754, Philip Cottier husband of Elizabeth Crain eldest daughter of Hugh Craine late of Peeltown hath this day given Philip Quayle and Robert Quay as counter security for the several legacies bequeathed by Hugh Craine to his other daughters and they are hereby become bound for the forthcoming of the said legacies, whereupon the former pledges are released.