Archdeacon Wills 1802 #54, German, of Richard Bell of Peeltown:

‘In the name of God, amen. I Richard Bell of the town of Peel being at present but weak in body but being of sound mind memory and understanding and calling to mind the uncertainty of this mortal life, do hereby publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following vizt.: First, I commit my soul to God and my body to a Christian burial. Secondly and lastly, I leave my beloved wife Frances my whole and sole executrix and residuary legatee of all my goods and chattels and effects movable and immovable be they of what kind or denomination soever with this reservation that my daughter Frances Brew als Bell is to have the clock or time piece now in the house after the death of the survivor of us the said Richard Bell and Frances my wife aforesaid. Depriving all others that may claim the contrary with six pence legacy in testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 29 March 1802. [signed] Richard Bell. Witnesses: James Cowll, James Cannell.

At a Chapter Court hodlen at KK Patrick June 24, 1802, the executrix is sworn in Court in form of Law and hath given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies namely the witnesses of the will.’




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