Cornelius Smelt, 1832
|Submitted by:||Shirley C Hogensen|
|Date:||22 June 2003|
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26 Malew I Cornelius Smelt Lieut Governor of The Isle of Man do make my last will as follows: 1. I do appoint the Rev A. Crigar of Escrick in the County of York and Cæsar Bacon Esquire of this island to be executors and residuary legatees of this will. 2. In the event of my demise during my residence in the Isle of Man it is my will that the household furniture, household linen, horses, carriages, cattle, wines, books, and all other articles composing my establishment in the said island except such as may be otherwise disposed of by this will shall be sold or be in any other manner made available to the purposes of this will at the discretion of my executors. 3. All disbursements that may become necessary to be made on my account in conveyance of my death shall be defrayed out of the monies arising from the disposal of my effects and from any other sums of money that may be found in my possession at the period of my death and not otherwise disposed of by this will or in any other manner. 4. I give ten pounds to the poor of Castletown and the Rev G. S. Parsons is requested to distribute the same to such objects as he may judge to be most in need of relief. 5. I give to my grandson T. C. Goodwin my violin by Duke together with the case and all my music. 6. I give to my housemaid Alice Christian one years wages over and above her wages to the end of the year of my demise at twelve pounds per year. I also give to the said Alice Christian the bed, complete, which she has been accustomed to occupy during her service in my family and all my personal linen, flannels, and stockings of every sort. 7. I give to Mary Anne Wade one years wages at 10 pounds over and above her wages for the year of my demise and all my white handkerchiefs. 8. I desire that a mourning ring may be presented to the Rev G. S. Parsons together with the sum of five pounds, as a trifling memento of the satisfaction I have derived from his humane attention to the welfare of the poor of Castletown for many years past. 9. I give to Philip Caley and his daughter Margaret my grand piano by Broadwood for their judicious selection of sacred music at the ----- chapel at Castletown and for their regular attendance at devine service. 10. I give to the widow of my late son John Smelt ten pounds to defray the expense of her return home to her mother. 11. I also give five pounds to the eldest of the said widows sons by the said last H. Smelt. 13. I give to the above named Philip Caley my black and blue clothes except my large blue cloath which I leave to Thos Boine Esq together with a mourning ring as a token of my great regard and anyone of my horses that he may think proper to chuse. 14. As a small token of my respect and regard for the Rev Hugh Stowell of Ballaugh I request that a mourning ring may be offered for his acceptance. 15. I give to George Quirk Esq my silver ink stand with the Manx engravement. Cornelius Smelt