Archdeacon Wills 1785 #26, Malew, of Ellinor Bridson als Kissack,, widow of John Bridson, Ballacrink, Malew:

"In the name of God, amen. I Ellinor Bridson alias Kissack widow and relict of John Bridson of Ballacrink in the parish of Malew lately deceased am at present weak and infirm in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, and considering well the certainty of death and the uncertainty of this world life do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following: First, I commit my soul to God and my body to decent Christian burial. Item, I bequeath unto my son William Bridson the sum of twenty shillings and to his daughter Ann ten shillings. Item, I leave and bequeath unto my two grandchildren my son Thomas two daughters namely Ann and Elizabeth the sum of ten shillings each. Item, I bequeath to all claimers that shall pretend to claim any right in this my last will and testament six pence each legacy. And lastly, I nominate, constitute, ordain and appoint my dutiful son Thomas Bridson sole executor of all the rest of my worldly goods and effects moveable and immovable of what kind, nature or denomination soever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my mark to my name this 27th day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty. [signed her mark] Ellinor Bridson alias Kissack. Witnesses: Robert Quirk, John Clague.

At a Chapter Court holden at Castletown May 31, 1785, notwithstanding this will is proved but by one witness, yet as no objection has been offered, the executor is sworn in court in form of law and hath given pledges for payment of debts and legacies vizt., John Bridson & Thomas Fargher, both of Malew."





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