DANIEL MYLREA 1737 Ramsey

In the name of God amen I Daniel Mylrea of the parish of Lezayre being at present weak in bodily health but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner following:

I commend my soul unto almighty God and my body to Christian burial.

I leave and bequeath unto Mrs Jane Margaret Dawson the sum of two hundred pounds British legacy to be paid to her immediately after my decease by my executors herein after named also the gold watch chain and seals and all the other jewellery and trinkets which belonged to her late sister Mrs Emma Mylrea deceased.

I leave and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my goods and chattels, rights, credits and personal property of every description unto Lewis Crebbin of Douglas and Frederick Brew Clucas of Ramsey advocate and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor in trust after payment of my debts, funeral expenses, and legacy aforesaid and the expenses attending the administration of my estate to convert the said property into money and lay out the clear proceeds after payments aforesaid at interest and pay over such interest yearly and every year unto my sister Mrs Susanna Lyons during her natural lifetime for which her personal receipt or order shall along be a sufficient discharge and upon the decease of the said Susanna Lyons then to pay over the said principal money to and amongst her lawful issue as she may be will direct and appoint and in the event of the decease of the said Susanna Lyons without issue then to pay over the sum of one hundred pounds British unto Mrs Jane Harrison wife of Richard Harrison esq and a like sum of one hundred pounds British unto Alicia Gawne, daughter of Thomas Gawne esq of BallaChurry and the remainder unto my right heir at law then living.

Lastly I nominate and appoint the said Lewis Crebbin and Frederick Brew Clucas executors in trust of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this eleventh day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. D. Mylrea

Witnessed by John Cannell, Robert Johnson

To the Reverend Vicar General Hartwell etc etc

The humble petition of Lewis Crebbin of the town of Douglas and Frederick B. Clucas of Ramsey, attorney

Showeth that Daniel Mylrea of the town of Ramsey esq sometime since departed this life having first duly made his will whereof he appointed your petitioners executors in trust

Wherefore petitioners pray a hearing hereof and that your reverence may be pleased to grant probate of the said will to petitioners and they will pray

Ordered that this petition be heard at Douglas on Friday the 26th instant whereof all proper persons to have notice Given this 17th May 1737 J.B. Hartwell

At a Court holden at Douglas the 26th day of May 1837 the executors are sworn in Court in form of law and hath given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies .................. George Crebbin and John W.S.Clucas for the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds British. Probatum est F.B.Hartwell

Know all men by these presents that I Alicia Leticia Gawne do hereby acknowledge to have received from Frederick Brew Clucas esq and Mr Lewis Crebbin executors of the last will and testament of Daniel Mylrea late of the town of Ramsey esq being the sum of one hundred pounds sterling being the amount of a legacy bequeathed to me by the said Daniel Mylrea in and by his last will and testament bearing date the 11th April 1837 and I the said Alicia Letitia Gawne do therefore release, exonerate, acquit and discharge the said Frederick Brew Clucas and Lewis Crebbin and do order and direct that the said legacy may be and stand cancelled upon the record. As witness my subscription this 30th day of June 1837. Alicia L. Gawne

Witnessed by R.T.E. Harrison

At Peel the 30th June 1851 Alicia L. Gawne the executing party to the before written receipt or discharge who is personally known to me acknowledged the same to be her proper act and deed. Before me R.Harrison

Received at the Episcopal Registry the 13th day of October 1851 R.Brown D.E.R.

Whereas Daniel Mylrea of the parish of Lezayre esq deceased did by his last will and testament bearing date the 11th day of April 1837 (in the event of his sister Susanna Lyons dying without issue) order the sum of one hundred pounds British to be paid unto Mrs Jane Harrison wife of Richard Harrison esq by Lewis Crebbin and Frederick Brew Clucas the trustees and executors nominated and appointed by said will and whereas at a Court holden at Douglas on the 26th day of May 1837 the said Lewis Crebbin and Frederick Brew Clucas duly obtained probate of said will and were sworn for the payment of debts and legacies and whereas the said Susanna Lyon has lately departed this life without leaving any issue her surviving

Therefore know all men by these presents that I Richard Harrison, husband of said Mrs Jane Harrison do hereby own and acknowledge to have received and been paid from and by the said Lewis Crebbin and Frederick Brew Clucas the full and just sum of one hundred pounds British and do by these presents forever exonerate, acquit and discharge the said executors in trust their executors, administrators and assigns of the said legacy or sum of one hundred pounds British and of every part thereof and do by this present writing cancel the same. As witness my subscription this twenty-sixth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one. R. Harrison

This before me R.Brown D.E.R.

Followed by about 40 pages of a meticulous inventory of Daniel’s possessions, and a meticulous accounting of the items auctioned, the purchaser and the price paid, not only household and professional goods but also crops.

NOTES

  1. This was the Deemster/Archdeacon/ MHK/ Attorney General line; and once possessors of the Dollough estate
  2. Daniel's parents were Susannah Curphey & Rev. Daniel Mylrea, the oldest son of Rev. William Mylrea
  3. Daniel's father in his father's footsteps and became Archdeacon of Mann
  4. Of the six children that Rev. Daniel & Susannah had, four survived to adulthood, but three of them died before the age of 30
  5. Daniel was born in Andreas in 1792
  6. In 1822, Daniel's parents made significant settlements on Daniel and his brother Thomas
  7. Daniel married Emma Crebbin in 1826. She died in 1833. There were no children from the marriage
  8. He and his brother eschewed the family calling of the church. Daniel became a successful brewer and businessman
  9. Daniel was buried 6th May 1837 in Andreas

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