Archideaconal Wills 1769 #7, Santon, of Thomas Bridson, Ballaquicken, died Jan 1769:

This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of Thomas Bridson, Ballaquicken, who departed this life on or about the 19th day of January [1769], being of sound and disposing mind and memory at the making thereof.
First, he committed his soul to God and his body to Christian burial.
Item, he bequeathed to the poor of the parish ten or eleven shillings, which sum is in the hands of widow Crebbin, either to be distributed to the most needy of them, or to be added to the money belonging to the poor of said parish.
Item, he bequeathed to his grandsons Arthur & Thomas Bridson, Boltane, a colt.
Item, he bequeathed to his granddaughter Cathrine Nelson three pounds Manks, a rugg & a blanket.
Item, he bequeathed to his son Daniel Bridson his part of the house[?] & garden situate in Castletown, and two of his best suit of clothes.
Item, he bequeathed to his grandson & granddaughter Paul & Jane Bridson, Ballaquicken, the gray mare.
Item, he bequeathed to his grandsons Robert & Paul Corran a yearling or a lamb each.
Item, he bequeathed to his granddaughters Elizabeth & Isabel Nelson a yearling or lamb each.
Item, he bequeathed to his granddaugh Anne Bridson, Boltane, a yearling or a lamb.
Item, he bequeathed to his daughter Cathrine Br(idson) but what she had already received.
Lastly, he consitited and appointed his two sons in law Stephen Nelson & Paul Corran whole and joint executors of all the rest of his good and effects moveable and immovable of what kind nature or denomination so ever.
Witnesses: Thomas Moore, John Fargher.

At a Court of Correction holden at Ballnyhowin 1st March 1769, the executors are sworn in Court in form of law and have given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies namely, Thomas Moore & John Fargher the witnesses of the will, both of Santon.

1st marriage Catherine Moore (d 5 Oct 1727)
2nd Marriage Elizabeth Moore als Moore m son Daniel




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