Archdeacon Wills 1763 #4, Lonan, of Mary Brew als Halsall, wife of James Brew of Douglas:

‘In the name of God, Amen. I Mary Brew als Halsal wife to James Brew of the town of Douglas, being in sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, do make this my last will and testament in manner following:
First, I commit my soul to God and my body to Christian burial.
Secondly, I leave and bequeath to my daughter Cathrine all my right and tytle of the houses and concerns that we now dwell in, all my right and tytle of my Father’s houses, and if she died under age, that said concerns of my father’s is to fall to himself, namely her father. Likewise I leave my said daughter my gold ring that I now wear and all my clothes and linen excep such part as is mentioned after.
Thirdly, I leave and bequeath to Margaret Quinney my black quilted petticoat, one white apron, and two of my caps.
Fourthly, I leave and bequeath to my servant maid Ann Shimmiin my yellow poplin gown, my dark cotton gown, and two of my shifts.
Fifthly and lastly, I nominate and appoint my beloved husband whole and sole executor of all the rest of my goods moveable and immoveable of what kind or nature soever, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me made.
This my last will and testament I sign and sale this 29th of October 1762. [signed her mark] Mary Brew als Halsal.

Witnesses: Daniel Cannell, Ann Shimmin.

At a Court of Correction holden in Douglas Feb 21, 1763, the executor is sworn in Court in form of Law, he undertakes the tuition of the child underage, and has given pledges for payment of debts and legacies namely Matth. Christian, butcher, and Daniel Cannell one of the Witnesses.

At Douglas Feb 22, 1763, William Callow brother in law of the testatrix is sworn supervisor of the child underage in form of Law.’




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