In the name of God, amen. I Charles
Stanley of Ballaceigen in the parish of KK Arbory, Receiver General of this
Isle, being sick and weak in body but of good and perfect mind and memory, do
make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in form and manner
First, I recommend my soul to God hoping thro the passion mexx and sufferings of my Saviour Jesus Christ to obtain full and free pardon of all my sins and transgressions, and I commit my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix.
Item, I leave and bequeath to my three children namely John, Mary, and Charles Stanley thirty pounds each.
Item, to my son Edward Stanley one guinea to buy him a mourning ring. My daughter Cathrine having already received a filial portion by a Deed of Settlement on her of Ballafoochaige.
Lastly, I nominate, ordain, constitute and appoint my dear and loving wife Elizabeth Stanley whole and sole executrix of all the rest of my goods, chattels, and effects moveable and immoveable whatsoever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 24th Feb 1749. [signed] Cha. Stanley. Witnesses: Jane Hovenson, Wm Curghey, Peter Bickerstaff.
At a Chapter Court in KK Arbory May 16th, 1750, Mrs. Elizabeth Stanley relict and executrix of Mr. Charles Stanley is sworn for the payment of debts and legacies according to Law. Said Elizth together with her son Mr. Edward Stanley and her daughter Cathrine Stanley are sworn overseers of the children under age who are committed to the tuition of their mother. The executrix hath given pledges, namely Mrs. Jane Stevenson, Mr. Peter Bickerstaff, and Mr. William Curghey the witnesses.
Oct 17, 1750, Mr. Thos. Fitzgerald enters a claim against the
executrix of Mr. Chas. Stanley for the sum of 15 pounds and craves
Jan 22nd, 1750, Mr. Wm Fines enters a claim against the executrix of Mr. Charles Stanley late Recr Genl for the sum of seven pounds British and craves the Law.
widow = daughter of Christopher Parker