"In the name of God, Amen. I Elizabeth Wilks of the town of Ramsey, widow and relict of the Reverend James Wilks, being of sound mind and disposing mind memory and understanding, do make and publish my last will and testament in manner and form following: I leave and bequeath unto each and every of my children who have any claim on me six pence legacy. I nominate constitute and appoint my son James Wilks High Bailiff of the said town of Ramsey whole and sole executor and residuary legatee of all the rest of my houses lands goods chattels mortgages monies credits and effects of what kind or nature soever. And lastly, I do hereby revoke and declare null and void all former wills by me made declaring this to be my only last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven. [signed] Eliz. Wilks. Witnesses: James Crellin, Anne Callow.
At an Ecclesiastical Court holden at KK Maughold on the 4th day of May 1799, Notwithstanding this Will hath been proved but by one witness only yet as no objection has been offered thereto, the executor is sworn in Court in form of law and hath given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies namely John F. Crellin Esquire Deemster, and Thomas Crellin, both of the parish of Kk Michael."