(from MM GL756 / LDS 0106442 )
I Mary Redfern of Atholl Street in the town of Douglas widow of John Redfern master mariner deceased being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare my last will and testament in manner following I leave decvise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Kelly otherwise Redfern widow, Isabella Redfern and Margaret Redfern and to my son John Redfern the whole of the goods property and effects of every denomination and description whereof I may die possessed or be entitled unto equally between them and share and share alike and I do nominate constitute and appoint the said Mary Kelly and Isabella Redfern executices of this my last will and testament In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this second day of October one thousand eight hundred and forty one Mary Redfern her mark x Signed sealed and declared by the said Mary Redfern as and for her last will and testament in our presence who at her request in her presence and in presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as follows Colin Pearson Elinor Gawne (?)
At a court holden at Douglas 15 April 1842
...Decretum est ...
Pledges were Robert Quiggin and Walter Forrester
19 May 1842 George Redfern claimed Sterling £20 0 0
1 Aug John Hogg £4 19 0
Buried Douglas St George's 15 Nov 1841 age 55
Ran a lodging house in Athol street - one of the lodgers Colin Pearson also witnessed her husband's will, he was to marry Isabella Isabella Redfern 8 October 1842 at Kk Braddan .
From the 1841 census it would appear all children were born in England - Mary Kelly age noted as 25, Margaret 15 and John 14