Archdeacon Wills 1760 #53, Braddan, of Catharine Bridson of Douglas:

‘Douglas, February 15th, 1760. In the name of God Amen. I Cathrine Bridson in Douglas, being weak in body but in perfect memory, do make my last will and testament as follows: I leave to the poor of the town of Douglas three pounds. I leave to my sister Elizabeth Brew all my best wearing apparel, linen & woolen. I leave to my niece Margaret Craine what money was left her before in a former will which was twenty pounds. I leave to the two servant maids in the house Jane Caley & Christian Quark twenty shillings apiece besides my every day clothes both linen and woolen. Lastly I constitute & appoint my brother Captain Paul Bridson whole and sole executor of all the rest of my goods moveable & immoveable of what kind soever. Witnesses: Cathrine Kerruish, Isabela xxxymory.

At a Chapter Court holden in Douglas June 16th, 1760, the executor is sworn in Court in form of Law and has given pledges for payment of debtrs & legacies namely Capt. Thomas Moore & Mr. Thomas Fargher.’




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