CATHERINE QUAYLE als MYLREA 1814 Michael

In the name of God. Amen

I Catherine Quayle of Ballakilly slieu in the parish of KK Michael being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do make my last will and testament in manner and form following: I commit my soul to God and my body to Christian burial. I leave and bequeath to my son William Quayle the sum of one pound British. I leave and bequeath to my son Charles Quayle the sum of five pounds British as legacy. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas the son of seven pounds British as legacy. I give and bequeath to my sons John and Robert the sum of sixteen pounds British each as legacy. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth a gown as legacy. I give and bequeath to my daughter Catharine the sum of thirty pounds British as legacy to be paid to her when she arrives at twenty years of age together with a bed and best bed cloths with all my shaped clothes and apparel and that my executor will send her two years to school. I give and bequeath unto every person or persons who may pretend any further right and title to my goods and effects the sum of six pence each. To the witnesses of this will one shilling each. Lastly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved husband William Quayle all the rest, residue, and remainder of all and singular my goods, rights, credits, chattels and effects moveable and immovable whatever. And I do nominate, constitute and appoint him my said husband whole and sole executor of my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have ordered my name and mark to be hereunto subscribed this the 5th day of November 1814. [signed, her mark] Catharine Quayle. Witnesses: John Caine of Ballacorlode, John Caine

At a Chapter Court holden at KK Michael 7 June 1815, the executor is sworn in Court in form of law for the payment of debts and legacies as also guardian and supervisor of the child under age and to these ends he hath given pledges namely the witnesses to the will.

I Charles Quayle of the Parish of KK Michael do acknowledge to have received from William Quayle of the Parish of Andreas executor of the last will and testament of Catharine Quayle late of the Parish of Michael deceased the sum of five pounds British . . . as witness my subscription this 28th day of May 1824. [signed] Charles Quayle

I John Quayle of the Parish of KK Michael do acknowledge to have received from William Quayle of the Parish of KK Andreas executor of the last will and testament of Catharine Quayle late of the Parish of KK Michael deceased the sum of sixteen pounds British . . . as witness my name this 28th day of May 1824. [signed] John Quayle

I John Killip husband of Catherine Killip als Quayle of the Parish of Lezayre do acknowledge to have received from William Quayle late of KK Michael but now of the Parish of Andreas executor of the last will and testament of Catherine Quayle deceased the sum of thirty pounds British, a bed and bedclothes together with her shaped clothes and apparel . . . as witness my subscription this 5th March 1827. [signed] John Killip

NOTES

  1. Catherine's grandfather William Mylrea took over Ballacooiley which passed subsequently to his eldest son Thomas. Catherine's father Nicholas snr was the second son of William and made his own way in the world by purchasing the Ballacorraige lands from Thomas
  2. Catherine's siblings: Nicholas jnr b1747 married Margaret Kneen; Mary b1754 married Robert Clague; Ann b1756 married Matthew Oates, Thomas b1762 (mentioned in his mother's 1795 will but the will did not state whether he was alive or not. No confirmed sighting of Thomas but there were two Thomas Mylrea, working as tailors in Liverpool in the late 1700s, early 1800s)
  3. Catherine was born 1759 and married William Quayle 1783 in Michael: 9 children, 7 surviving to childhood
  4. Catherine's children left 1 guinea each in their grandmother's will (Joney Mylrea als Cowin); Catherine & her husband remembered in the wills of both Catherine's parents
  5. Not to be confused with Catherine Quayle als Mylrea who died in Castletown in 1791, a member of the Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General line of Mylreas
  6. Buried 9th November 1814 in Michael

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