Archdeacon Wills 1750 #27, Braddan, of Margaret Allen als Bridson, wife of John Allen of Douglas:

‘In the name of God, amen. I Margaret Allen als Bridson wife of John Allen of Douglas withint the Isle o Man, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, have thought proper to make this my last will and testament in manner as following. First, I commend my soul to God and my mortal body to the earth, hoping to receive pardon of all my sins through the merits of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ. And as for such worldly effects as it hath pleased God to endow me therewith, I leave and bequeath at followeth: First, I leave and bequeath to my father a guinea legacy. Item, I leave and bequeath unto my mother all my wearing apparel, excepting my blue silk gown and velvet cloak. Item, I leave and bequeath to each of my brothers and to each of my sisters one shilling apiece legacy. Item, I leave and bequeath to my god-daughter Jane Allen one guinea legacy. And lastly I leave and bequeath all the rest of my effects moveable and immoveable, being of what nature soever, unto my loving husband John Allen, and do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint him my sole executor, and this I make as my last will and testament, as witness my hand and seal this nineteenth day of December 1747. [signed her mark] Margaret Allen als Bridson. Witnesses: Phil. Moore, John Kissack.

At a Court of Correction held at Douglas Janry 21st, 1750, the executor is sworn in Court in form of Law and to that end hath given pledges namely Messrs. Philip Moore and John Kissack the witnesses of the will.’




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