Will - 1762 (Maughold)

Submitted by: Jim Smith (5470)

A very fuzzy will, difficult to read


Her husband was William Callow and named Administrator

She names sons Daniel, William, Thomas, Edward

Daughters named are Margaret and Ann

Probate June 7th, 1762 at Lezayre

Witnesses appear to be William Christian and John Gell

Pledges are John Cowle and Robert Corlet of Lezayre.

Esther Maddrell claims for £12:0:0


  1. Daughter of Daniel Mylrea & Lucy Parry, baptised 1723 in Ballaugh
  2. Great grand daughter of William McYlrea & Ann Christian, grand daughter of Daniel Mylrea & Margaret Curlett als Parr
  3. Married CAPTAIN William Callow in about 1747; six children living
  4. Claughbane (Manx = white stone) - a farm in Ballure treen
  5. Children: Daniel b1750-d1750, Daniel b1751, William b1753, Thomas b1755, Edward b1759-1783, Margaret b1755-1840, Ann b1754
  6. There must have been a second son named Daniel because the child who was born in 1750 died within a couple of weeks. An annotation in Manx Worthies tells of a Daniel Callow b1751 died 1790 who died in the UK - he was a HK, and Attorney at Law. This Daniel was involved in the will of Daniel Mylrea, died 1775 (his uncle)
  7. Might have been another child Jane who died 1764 aged 1
  8. Her brother Thomas died 1759 (in Ireland?), naming William Callow as one of the supervisors of his children [including Daniel, hero of the Harpooner incident]
  9. Her brother Daniel left legacies to Ann's children ie. Daniel, WIlliam jnr, Thomas, Edward, Margaret, Ann - when he died in 1775
  10. Husband William died 1800, and from his will it is clear he had a second family. He married widow Catherine Moore als Christian in 1767
  11. Children from second marriage- John (1768), Elizabeth (1770), Mary (1772), Philip Moore Callow (1775-1833), Mary (1777)
  12. The land records tell of heavy mortgaging of the Callow estate by William, Ann's husband. His will told of a £12,000 debt. However, a William Callow redeemed these mortgages in 1853 - a grand son/great grandson? Presumably Thomas, William's third son with Ann, was heir at law to the estate

Associated Documents

Also from Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1783-1 E d CALOW Edward formerly of Maughold but late of Liverpool d March past;fa Capt Wm Callow

1796-1 E d CALLOW William, bachelor, formerly Maughold but lately a mariner - d 1793 at Jamaica on board ship Isabella of Bristol (Thomas Givens master); fa Wm Callow (Maughold) admr

Last updated: June 2020