Archdeacon Wills 1767 #31, Santon, of John Brew of Ballachrink, Santon:

‘In the Name of God. Amen. I John Brew of Ballachrink in the parish of KK Santan am weak in body but of sound mind and of perfect memory for which I praise my blessed Saviour and Redeemer and xxx to mind the many uncertainties of this mortal life, am minded to dispose of what worldly goods and effects God hath pleased to bless me in manner and form following: First, I bequeath my soul to God and my body to Christian burial in sure and certain hope of the joyful resurrection of the life immortal through the merits of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer. Item, I bequeath to my two grandchildren John Brew and Robert Bridson Brew one sheep each and to my granddaughter Jane Brew one ewe lamb. Item, I bequeath to my son Thomas Brew as much clothe as need to make a coat for him, and also the sum of twenty shillings for the use of his daughter Anne which said sum are to be left in care and trust of my executrix hereafter mentioned to be paid her in whatever manner they shall see most proper and needful. Item, I bequeath and leave to my son William Brew the best oak chest and the sum of four pounds to be paid him at the decease of the xxx of us. Item, I bequeath to my grandson Thomas William Brew a sheep and a lamb which are in the care of Daniel Creetch in the Cregga of this parish. Item, I bequeath to my daughter Anne Woods als Brew one sheep and a lamb. Item, I bequeath to my three sons Robert Brew, William Brew & Thomas Brew all my linen and woollen shaped apparel. Item, I bequeath to the poor of the parish of KK Santan one firlett of barley to be distributed amongst the most needful of them at the discretion of my executrix hereafter mentioned, after my decease. Item, I bequeath to my wife Elizth Brew als Bridson all my cash and ready money. Item, I bequeath and leave all that part of lands by me reserved in the contract settlement of my son Robert Brew which I now hold and possesseth to him my said son & heir Robert Brew to be possessed by him after the decease of the survivor of us the said John Brew & Elizabeth Brew als Bridson my wife. Item, I bequeath to my son Robert Brew all the remainder part of the husbandry gears not settled on him in his contract settlement. And lastly, I nominate ordain and appoint my beloved wife Elizth Brew als Bridson sole executrix of all the rest of my worldly goods and effects of what nature or kind soever, as well things moveable and immovable. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my name and mark this 6th day of October 1766. [signed his mark] John Brew. Witnesses: Thomas Moore, John Clague. At a Chapter Court holden at Castletown October 21, 1767, the executrix is sworn in Court in form of law and has given pledges for payment of debts and legacies namely Thomas Moore and John Clague the Witnesses. June 21st, 1771: This day William Brew acknowledged to have received from Thomas Brew executor of Elizabeth Brew the sum of four pounds a legacy bequeath him by the last will and testament of his father John Brew, and does hereby acquit release and discharge the said Elizabeth Brew and her executor and administrators of this said legacy and any part thereof.’





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