"I, Henry Allen of the town of Douglas herehr., being of sound mind and memory, but mindful of the uncertainty of this life, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following: FIRST, I committ my soul to Almighty God, hoping through the _ of my blessed Redeemer to obtain forgiveness of all my sins, and my body to be buryed at the direction of my executorix hereafter mentioned. SECOND, I leave and bequeath to my loving brother Richard Allen half a guinea. THIRDLY, I leave and bequeath to any person or persons that may claim under this my last will sixpence legacy. FOURTHLY, I leave and bequeath to the witnesses of this my will a crown each. LASTLY, I nominate, constitute and appoint my loving and affectionate wife Jane Allen (lately Oates) whole and sole executorix of all the rest of my goods and chattles of what kind or nature soever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this fourteenth day of Janry. 1756. [signed] Henry Allen Witnesses: William Christian, Thomas Christian.
AT A COURT OF CORRECTIONS held at Douglas March 17th, 1760: The execx is sworn in Court in form of law and hath given pledges for payment of debts and legacies, viz., Wm Christian and Thomas Christian, the witnesses of the will.
10th Sep 1760, Mr Wm Teare exr. of the last will and testament of Mr. Wm. Murrey late of Douglas merchant, did enter against the exr. of Mr Henry Allen for 30 pounds.
10th sept 1760: Mr Wm Teare of Douglas merchant enters against the exr. For 13 pounds.
6th Nov 1760: Mr. John Taubman enters against the exrs. of Henry Allen for 14 pounds
7th Nov 1760: Matthew Hutchinson Johnson enters against the exrs. of Henry Allen for 2 pounds 12.0.
18th March 1760: Robert Corlet enters a claim against the execr. of Henry Allen for the sum of 4 pounds 18 shillings and 4 pence. Charlotte Teare wife of the claimer has made oath that she sold to the deceased . . ."