Archdeacon Will 1745 #5, Malew, of John Bridson of Ballavaark, died about 5 Feb 1744/5:

"The last will and testament of John Bridson of Ballavaark, withing the parish of KK Malew who departed this life about the fifth of February anno Domini 1744, being of perfect mind and memory at the making hereof. First, he committed his soul to God and body to Christian burial. Item, he left and bequeathed six pounds equally betwixt his two children vizt., John & William Bridson as legacy. Item, he left the use and benefit of the lands and houses of Balla-vaark to his loving wife Bahee Bridson als Cannel until the heir should arrive to the age of fourteen years compleat. And lastly, he nominated and appointed his said wife sole Executrix of all the rest of his goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever, excluding all claimants with six pence legacy. Witnesses: John Cubbon, Jane Bell als Cain.

The Widow is sworn Executrix in form of Law, and the children with their goods as also the profits of the Lands pursuant to the will committed unto her. Pledges for her are John Cubon one of the witnesses & William Cannell of KK Michael. William Bridson the uncle is sworn overseer."




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