Archdeacon Wills 1788 #20, Arbory, of William Watterson of Barroole, Malew:

‘The last will and testament of William Watterson of Barroole in the parish of Malew being weak in body but of a perfect sound mind and memory at the making thereof. First, he committed his soul to God and his body to Christian burial. Item, I leave and bequeath unto my daughter Elianor Bridson alias Watterson all my part or right of a house, garden backside and all the ease in any wise belonging to the said house in Castletown during her natural life and no longer. Excepting she becomes a widow, and in case of necessity she is allowed to take ten pounds in said premises, and after her death the remainder of the said concerns to fall and descend unto my daughter Anne Watterson and also I leave to my said daughter Elianor all my part of the pewter and the chest I now make use of. Item, I leave unto my eldest son William Watterson my part of the plow, plow chains and harness. Item, I leave unto my daughter Catherine Gawn (widow) five pounds. Item, I leave unto my daughter Elizabeth Poulstone three pounds. Item, I leave unto my son John Watterson three pounds in case he is to come for it and not otherwise. Item, I leave unto my son Thomas Watterson my part of the boat and nets and buoys and straps together with three pounds and all my wearing apparel. Item, I leave unto my loving wife my part of the bed, bed slide and bed clothes I lie in. Item, I leave unto John Cubbin son of John Cubbin of the Balla-beg a sheep and a lamb. Item, I leave unto Jane Watterson alias Clarke widow half a guinea. Item, I leave unto Robert Cain my man servant a ewe lamb. Item, I leave unto the poor of KK Arbory a bowl of barley to be distributed according to the wardens discretion they coming to the house to get it. Lastly, I nominate constitute and appoint my loving daughter Anne Watterson whole and sole executrix of all the rest of my goods moveable and immoveable be they of what kind soever.

At a Chapter Court holden at Castletown the 4th June 1788, the executor is sworn in Court in form of Law and hath given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies namely the witness of this will.’





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