Archdeacon Wills 1742 #89, Jurby, of Revd. John Christian, Vicar of Jurby, died 18 Dec 1742:

‘Jurby, 1742: This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of the Reverend John Christian Vicar of Jurby, who departed this life the 18th December 1742, being of good mind and memory at making thereof. First, he committed his soul to God and his body to Christian burial. Item, he left and bequeathed to his son James Christian three pounds besides the legacy left unto him by his mother. Item, he left to his sister Christian three pounds legacy. Item, to his sons Robert & Dollin Christian he left five shillings each besides the legacy left unto them by their mother. Item, he left unto his daughter Ellinor Baker that parcel of land in Close y Quayle which Patrick Stean held by letting from the testator (as the same was & is enclosed) during the natural life of said Ellinor, and after her decease, he willed and devised the said parcel of land to fall and descent to his granddaughter Catharine Baker. Item, he left to his daughter Catharine that parcel of land in Close y Quayle called Croit Ron[or Ren] y Kewish, as the same is encompassed and enclosed. He left further to his said daughter Catharine 3 cows, the press that is in the house, the best chest, besides the legacies left her by her mother, all which, the testator declared, were unpaid, and required that his executor hereafter named should pay her the same. Item, he left to his son in law Thomas Baker two coats and one pair of breeches. Item, to his son Thomas Christian he left the little cart. Item, he left to the Reverend Mr. Bridson, Rector of Ballaugh, a guinea legacy, in trust and confidence that he would be aiding and assisting to his executor with his best advice. And lastly, he constituted and ordained his son John Christian executor of all the rest of his goods and chattels moveable and immoveable whatsoever. Witnesses: William Caine, John Sayle.

At a Court of Correction in KK Michael, February 1st, 1742, the executor is sworn in Court in form of Law and has given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies, namely John Lace of Sartfield and Patrick Stephan of little Sartfield.’




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