Archideaconal Will 1763 #49 Malew of Mary (or Margaret or Margery) Bell als Callister of BallaStrang

 

Courtesy J. M. Oates

The Last Will and Testament of Mary Bell als Callister of this parish of KK Malew; who was of perfect wit and memory at the making thereof.
First she committed her soul to God; and her body to Christian burial.
She left to John Quinney son of Thos: Quinney of Ballastrang her brewing pan and that afterwards sd pan would descend tin the nature of inheritance in sd Ballastrang.
She left to her grand-daughter Mary Quinney a cow together with a furnished feather bed.
3rdly She left to Jane Quinney daughter to Thos Quinney her chest with all that should be found therein at her decease.
4thly she left to Wm: and Robt: Quinney sons of sd Thos: Quinney her right to all the sheep wch: she had in BallaStrang.
5thly, She left to Catharine Creer her best petticoat and her shoes.
6thly, She left six pence apiece legacy to all that would pretend a just right to any of her goods.
And Lastly she nominated and appointed the before sd: Thos: Quinney of Ballastrang whole and sole Excr: of all the rest of her goods, be they of what kind or nature soeer.

 

Witnesses to the above will: Jane Cannal her mrk X, Ann Hinley her mark X, Jurati.

 

At a Chapter Court holden in Castletown 8th June 1763: The Execr: is sworn in Court in form of Law & hath given pledges for the payment of debts & legacies namely Philip Quilliam


There is some small confusion re name - the index has margaret, the will (acc to JMO reads Mary), some registers give Margery


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