From the Diocesan Registry.
Document No. 81.
WIDOW OF CAPT. ROBERT BROWN, THE POET'S GREAT GRANDFATHER.
Douglas, Feb. 13, 1770. Margaret Brown, als. Cosnahan, departed this life the 16th day of June last intestate. The Court upon intelligence thereof decrees her two daughters, Margaret and Eunice Brown, sole and joint administrators of all her Goods and Chattel whatsoever, - her other daughter now wife of Thos. Stowell having been provided by marriage portion. Margaret and Eunice afore-said being severally arrived to lawful age, have by power hereunto annexed, nominated and appointed their brother-in-law Thos. Stowell aforesaid to administer the several goods and chattels of their said Mother. He the said Thos. Stowell is thereupon sworn well and truly to adminster the goods and chattels of the intestate and to bring a perfect inventory to the Registry as also for payment of the intestate's debts according to Law, and likewise to be accountable for his administration when thereunto required, to which ends he hath given pledges in form of Law, namely the Rev. Thos. Woods, Vicar of Kirk Braddan, and Mr. Hugh Cosnahan of Douglas.
J. A. Wilks John Moore
We whose names are hereunto subscribed, being daughters of the late Robert and Margaret Brown deceased, do hereby nominate our friend and brother Thos. Stowell to administer for our said parents, as witness our subscription this 13th of February. 1770.
Margaret Brown. Eunice Brown. Witnesses
Hugh Cosnahan Catherine Barber.
Douglas, Feb. 13th, 1770. Hugh Cosnahan and Cath. Barber have this day proved that Margaret Brown and Eunice Brown duly executed the above appointment and nomination before
Jas. Wilks John Moore