We do affirm this to be the last will and testament of Elizabeth Bridson als Moore of Ballaquiggin, in KK Santan, who departed this life the sixth day of November 1765, being sick in body but of perfect mind and memory. First she committed her soul to God and her body to Christian burial to be decently interred at the discretion of ther executors hereafter mentioned. Secondly, she bequeathed to her loving husband Thomas Bridson her part of the fishing boat, and a bee stock. Thirdly, she bequeathed to her son John Moore a bee stock. Fourthly, she bequeathed to her son Charles Moore a bowl of barley and a firlett of meal corn. Fifthly, she bequeathed to her son Daniel Bridson her part of the house in Castletown and also the garden thereunto belonging. Sixthly, she bequeathed to her daughter Elizabeth Quinney als Moore her best apparel. Seventhly, she bequeathed to her grandchildren of Knockaloughan one lamb each. Eighthly, she bequeathed to her son Charles Moores children her linen and woolen worsted wearing apparel. Ninthly, she bequeathed to her loving husbands granddaughter Cathrine Nelson the sum of three pounds Manks currency. Tenthly, she bequeathed to her grandchildren of Crogga the sum of fifty shillings Manks currency to be equally divided among them. Eleventhly, she bequeathed unto the poor eight kishens of barley to be divided among them. Twelfthly, she bequeathed to any person or persons that shall or may claim any right or title to any of her effects, six pence each legacy. Thirteenthly and lastly, she nominated ordained and appointed her three children vizt. Charles Moore, Thomas Bridson, and Elizabeth Quinney als Moore sole executors of all the rest of her goods and chattels moveable and immovable of what kind or nature soever, in witness of we have hereunto set our names and marks this 29th day of October 1765. Witnesses: Ellinor Woods, Ellinor Gell.
At a Chapter Court holden at Castletown November 13th, 1765, Charles Moore, Thomas Bridson, and John Quinney husband of Elizabeth are sworn executors in Court in form of law as also to be just, the one to the other in the division of the goods and have given pledges for payment of debts of legacies namely Mr. Thomas Fargher and Charles Cottiman both of KK Malew and Thomas Bridson the widower is sworn to render a just account of the goods of the deceased.
At a Consistory Court holden at Peeltown March 14, 1767, Charles Moore & John Quinney two of the executors of the last will and testament of Elizabeth Bridson als Moore late of KK Santan deceased, having assigned surrendered and transferred their and each of their rights of the residuum and executorship of the said Elizabeth Bridson unto their brother and co-executor Thomas Bridson for and in consideration of the sum of eight pounds to be paid the said Charles Moore with the specific legacies bequeathed unto him, and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds to be paid to the said John Quinney over and above the several legacies bequeathed unto the several legatees and all debts due by the testatrix; whereupon the said Thomas Bridson is sworn sole executor of his mother Elizabeth Bridson and has given pledges for payment of debts of legacies namely Thomas Bridson his father and William Quine of KK Patrick.
At Peeltown March 14, 1767, Thomas Bridson junior of KK Santan now sole executor of the last will and testament of Elizabeth Bridson his mother, is hereby ordered to deliver to John Quinney & Charles Moore his brethren one third part each of the stocks of bees belonging to the deceased that shall remain after the several legacies of bees are paid and discharged according to the will of the testatrix and also one third part each to said Moore and Quinney of the sheep of the testatrix that shall remain after legacies are paid as aforesaid, and in case said Thomas Bridson neglects or refuses to comply herewith, he is to be committed in said Germans Prison until he submits to law and pays all fees.
1st Husband John Moore m Mal 9 Jun 1719 - 4 children Charles, Margret Elizabeth
& John; husb John bur San 2 Jul 1730;
2nd Husb Thomas Bridson (his 2nd) m San 20 Apr 1731