Archdeacon Wills 1778 #17, Malew, of Thomas Bell, died 15 Dec 1777:

‘This is affirmed and declared the last will and testament of Thomas Bell of KK Malew, who departed this life on or about 15th day of December s1777, who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding: First, he committed his soul to God and his body to Christian burial. Secondly, he left and bequeathed to his daughter Elinor Bell his house and all the lands about it being intack, of about ten pence chief rent. Thirdly, he left to his said daughter Elinor a table and a chair and declared that another table and chair xxx in the house were the property of his said daughter as the same were bought by him with her money. Fourthly, he left and bequeathed to his daughter Joney Bell a parcel of land, being also intack of one shilling chief rent, lying near the mountain and adjoining the land of Thos. Tear. Fifthly, he nominated and appointed his said daughters Elinor and Joney Bell joint execturices of this his will and in case his said daughter Joney Bell should attempt to xxx his daughter Elinor in the peaceable and quiet enjoyment of all and singular what he had in this his last will, he cut her off from having right to half the cow, to which she otherwise would be entitled. The before written will was declared by the said testator Thomas Bell on the 12th day of December 1777, to be his last will and testament and by him requested to be witnessed by us which we do this 17th Decr. 1777: Witnesses Thos. Bridson, John Quayle.

At a Chapter Court holden at Castletown May 25th, 1778, the executrices are sworn in court in form of law and also to be true and just the one to the other in the division of the goods and effects and have given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies namely the witnesses of the said will.’




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