[From MM /LDS 0106225]
Thomas Bridson made this his last will and testament in presence of us the
subscribing witnesses on or about the 2d day of Febry 1769 in form and manner
following. He was of sound & disposing mind memory.
First, he committed his soul to God and his body to a Christian burial.
He left & bequeathed to his son Thomas Bridson his house in Douglas.
He left unto his son John Bridson the sum of twenty pounds.
He left & bequeathed to his daughter Ann Bridson his cellars in Douglas & if in case her brethren Thomas Bridson would strive or go to law with her foresaid cellars he is to give her twenty pounds.
He left and bequeathed unto his daughter Catherine Bridson the sum of ten pounds.
He constituted and appointed his loving wife Joney whole Executrix of all the rest of his goods moveable and unmoveable of what kind so ever declaring all other friends and relations with six pence legacy as also the use and interest of the whole goods during her natural life.
Witnesses: John Quayle, Robert Cunningman, jurati.
At a Chapter Court holden at Castletown June 7th 1769:
The Exeuctrix is sworn in Court in form of law, undertakes the tuition and maintenance of Catherine one of the children underage of who Thomas her bror. is sworn supervisor & has given pledges for payment of debts & legacies namely the witnesses of the will.
Probatum est, solvit 12d. James Wilks