In the name of God amen
I John Lewhellin of the Town of Ramsay merchant being sick and weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding (praised be God for the same) and considering and calling to mind the uncertainty of this mortal life do therefore make publish & declare this my last will & testament in manner and form following
I commit my soul to God and my body to a christian burial hpoing thro the merits of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for a joyfull resurrection and a full and free pardon of all my sins.
I leave and bequeath to my daughter Jane Durie the sum of forty pounds, as legacy in consideration of the goods she sent to my son John Thomas Llewillen, then in the Island of Dominica in the West Indies to be disposed of by him for her account, but he died there and she never received any payment for said goods
Item I leave and bequeath to my daughter Mary McWhanel the sum of twenty shillings as legacy
Item I leave and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Llewellin the sum of twenty shillings as legacy
Item I leave and bequeath to my daughter Catherin Llewellin the yearly interest of the sum of one hundred pounds at the rate of five @cent per annum which is five pounds @ year during her natural life and no longer. And in case she marries to pay the sum of one hundred pounds at the end of one year from the date of her sd marriage in lieu and consideration of this legacy of five pounds @ annum.
Itm I leave and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Frissell the sum of five pounds as legacy.
Item I leave and bequeath to my daughter Isable Christian Llewillin the yearly interest of the sum of one hundred pounds at the rate of five per cent per annum which is five pounds year during her natural life and no longer. And in case she marries to pay the sum of one hundred pounds at the end of one year from the date of her said marriage in lieu and consideration of said legacy of five pounds per annum.
Item I leave and bequeath settle estate & confirm unto & upon my eldest son William Llewillin my present dwelling house out houses yard cellars & offices thereunto appertaining situate on the Mooragh in the town of Ramsey of the annual chief or Lords rent of one shilling and nine pence or thereabouts and also a certain plott or parcel of ground part of Ballastowell quarterland now my garden near said town and some time ago purchased from William Wattleworth and Margaret his wife.
Item I do further leave and bequeath, settle, estate and confirm unto & upon my said eldest son William Llewillin, and unto and upon my son Nicholas Llewillin, equally and share alike all and singular my parcell of intackland situate in the parishes of Maughold & Lezaire commonly called and known by the name of Mount Atholl of the annual chief or Lords rent of one pounds & ten shillings or there abouts and the three fifths part of a certain intack rent in said parish of Maughold called Coan Moar adjoining to Mount Atholl aforesaid, some time ago purchased from Ewan Kerruish of Cardell Moar and Thomas Fargher of Ballafaile both of Maughold parish and Mr Thomas Allen of Ballavarrey KK Andrews being of the annual Lords rent of four shillings & three pence or thereabouts And also certain build lately called Reeves's warehouse of the Lords rent of four pence or thereabouts together with the whole concerns formerly Willy Moars of about for pence Lords rent and one moity of the concerns of five pence rent formerly the Revd John Allens property severally in the town of Ramsey and a brass rent of threepence thereunto appertaining and likewise a lott of ground of four shillings and one penny rent part of a parcel of quarterland in the parish of Lezaire called BallaClaghbane, or Reast Moar, together with another parcel of lands in the said parish called Rushey Close or closes of three shillings rent, and also another parcel of land called Close ey-Nargid or Close Meannagh (in or adjoining to Mullenlawn in the parish of KK Andrews) lately purchased from John Kelvin & Leonora his wife of the town of Ramsey and bearing the annual chief or Lords rent of seven pence half penny together with all ways, water and watercourses, streets, lanes, easements libertys, profitts & advantages to the several and respective houses lands, messuages tenaments and premises belonging, or in any wise appertaining to the rents of the said respective lands & premises more or less than as aforesaid. Yielding & paying yearly and every year the annual chief or Lords rent aforesaid or such as may be necessary to be settled by their proper setting quest on all or any of the houses lands messuages tenements & premises aforesaid together with all other dues and duties to which the same and or may be liable and subject & the times & seasons usually accustomed. And that no division ,separation or partition wall, hedge or fence is or are to be built or erected in Mount Atholl by and between my said two sons, namely William Llewillin & Nicholas Llewillin or their successors but the same to be held in common between them unless by the mutual consent of the parties and their successors. And whereas for these years by past since my house was blown up by powder I have distributed yearly & every year, on the twelfth day of May to the poor of the town of Ramsey the sum of five shillings as a token of God Almightys preservation of me and my child on that day. I do therefore recommend and earnestly require that the said sum of five shillings per annum be paid or distributed on the sd twelfth day of May as aforesaid by my said two sons William Llewillin & Nicholas Llewillin and their successors hereafter.
Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my said two sons namely William Llewillin & Nicholas Llewillin joint and co executers and residuary legatees, of all the rest residue and remainder of all and singular my goods cattles, chattles, credits, bonds notes & effects both real & personal, or of what kind or nature or denomination so ever. And I do by these presents annihilate, revoke and make void all former wills or wrtings made to the contrary of this my last will & testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the sixth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty two
Signed, sealed, published & declared by the testator John Lewhellin as & for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto
John Sayle John Wattleworth Wm Killip - Jurati
Isabill Christian my mark X
At a chapter court holden at Lezayre June 13th 1782
The Excrs are sworn in court in forme of law & also to be true & just the one to the other in the division of the effects & have given pledges for the payment of debts & legacies namely John Sayle & John Wattleworth both of Ramsey
Chas Crebbin Wm Clucas
1784 July 6th James Moore a transmarine claims agt the estate of John Lewhillin for £250:0:0
1785 8 June Geo Maxwell esq a transmarine by Alexander Laurie claims for £200 Brit
see wife's will 1784