Archdeacon Wills 1777, #12, Malew, of John Bridson Senior of Ballachrink, Malew:

"John Bridson senior of Ballacrink in the parish of KK Malew on or about the 25th day of December 1775 made this his last will and testament in presence of us the subscribing witnesses being in perfect mind and of a disposing memory at making hereof: First, he committed his soul to God and his body to the earth to be interred in a decent Christian manner. Also, he left and bequeathed unto his daughter Margaret the sum of two pounds. Also, he left and bequeathed unto his son Thomas his right of two colts and also his right of a certain bill which was on said tenement of Ballacrink. Also, he mentioned there was a certain cubbard in the house which was purchased by his said son Thomas and that he the said Thomas might have said Cubbard for . . . Testator had nothing to say to said Cubbard and Lastly, he nominated constituted and appointed his son William and his son Thomas sole and joint executors of all the best of his goods credits or effects be they of what kind or denomination whatsoever. And also declared is to be his will that whatsoever dealing his said . . . had done or might do. In the testators good to the time of his death that he the said Thomas was not give or hand or any account of the same unto William. And also left sixpence legacy unto any person or persons that might lay a pretended right unto any part of his goods or effects. Witnesses: John Kennaugh, Thomas Fargher.

At a Court of Correction holden at Castletown February 1777, The executors are sworn in Court in form of law as also to be just and true" November 8th, 1779: This day Margaret daughter of the within Testator John Bridson acknowledged to have received and to be fully paid the sum of two pounds the same being a legacy bequesthed hereby the last will of testament of her said father John Bridson and she doth hereby acquit and hereof discharg the executors of her said father of said legacy of two pounds. [signed] Margaret Stephen als Bridson, her mark.




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