Archdeacon Wills 1760 #51, Braddan, of Christian Bridson [als Taggart] of Malew, wife of John Bridson, died 18 Apr 1760:

‘The last will and testament of Christian Bridson of Malew wife of John Bridson who departed this life the 18th of April 1760 being in perfect mind and memory at the making hereof. First, she committed her soul to God and her body to be decently and Christian-like buried. Lastly, she nominated, constituted and ordained and appointed her only daughter Ellinor Bridson whole and sole executrix of all her goods movable and immovable of what kind or nature whatever cutting off all or any who lays claim to any of her effects with six pence legacy each and moreover ordered and appointed her aforesaid daughter Ellinor to take care of and to act as guardian over her brother Christopher Bridson and this she declared to be her last will and testament before us witnesses present. Witnesses: William Quayle, Margret Cowin.

At a Consistory Court holden at Douglas November xxx 1760, Eleanor Bridson the executrix is sworn in Court in form of Law, xxx Christopher Bridson being now present in Court and having consented thereto, and she hath given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies, namely, William Graham and Edward Cowin both of Douglas.’





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