Will, 1762, Braddan, of Margaret Moore of Douglas:

I Margarett Moore of Douglass, being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and perfect memory do make my last will and testament in manner and form following . . . I leave and bequeath to my sister Elinor Cannell half of my household goods, as also half of my wearing apparell. I leave and bequeath to my sister Cathrine Merriman[?] a guinea. I leave and bequeath to my nephew Thomas Kowen three guineas. Lastly, I leave and bequeath to my niece Catharine Kowen the other half of my household goods and wearing apparell, together with all the rest of my effects, and do also hereby constitue nominate and appoint her the sole administrator of this my last will and testament as witness my hand this 6th day of February 1762. [signed] Margaret Moore. Witnesses: Luke Christian, Patrick Courck.

At Chapter Court holden at KK Braddan 9t Nov 1762: Catharine Kowen the executor named in the above will being under age, Charles Cannell her stepfather is sworn executor in trust as also to bring to the Registry a true and perfect inventory of the goods and effects of the testatrix. The said Catharine together with her goods are committed to the law and tuition of the said executor in trust for the forthcoming of which as also for the payment of debts and legacies he hath given pledges, Robert Corlet of Douglas, smith, and Robert Lewin of Ballacreech in KK Braddan. Robert Quayle of Castletown, shopkeeper, being the next of kin on the father’s side is to be sworn overseer.

Douglas, Feb 22nd 1763: Robert Whiteside enters a claim against the administrators of Margaret Moor . . .

At Braddan, June 15, 1763: The claimer having proved the sum of eighteen pounds . . . Brittish ordered that the same be discharged . . .





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