DANIEL MYLROI 1899 Will Lonan

I Daniel Mylroi of Laxey Glen in the Parish of Lonan, being of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament In manner following hereby revoking and cancelling all wills heretofor made by me

First I leave, devise and bequeath to my daughter Catherine wife of Joseph Cannell during her natural lifetime the dwelling house garden and premises now occupied by me and the said Joseph Cannell situate in Laxey Glen in the said Parish of Lonan, and at the decease of my said daughter Catherine Cannell I leave, devise and bequeath the said dwelling house gardens and premises between my three grand- daughters, namely Fanny Cannell, Norah Cannell and Harriet Cannell or those of them living at the decease of my said daughter Catherine Cannell

Next I leave, devise and bequeath to my grand-daughter Emily Jane Cannell the house adjoining the one I occupy and now tenanted by George Garrett also the garden belonging thereto.

To my two grand-children namely Fanny Lawson and Percy Lawson I leave devise and bequeath the sum of five pounds each.

Next I leave, devise and bequeath to my grand-daughter Edith Cannell the two dwelling houses gardens and premises as now occupied by Nellie Moughton, Thomas Gelling and John James Kelly, subject however to my said daughter Catherine Cannell receiving the yearly rents of the same for five years after my decease. I also hereby grant permission to the owners and occupiers of the aforesaid houses to use and enjoy the closets in the same manner as they have hitherto done.

Next I leave, devise and bequeath to my daughter Annie wife of Robert Corlett the dwelling house and premises adjoining at the Beach Laxey and now occupied by Joseph Hogg and also the whole of the mortgage (principle and arrears of interest included) secured in and upon the said Robert Corlett's house and garden, situate at King Orry Laxey in the said Parish of Lonan, as her own absolutely and free from her husband's control.

To my son John Mylroi I leave, devise and bequeath the sum of one pound.

Next I leave, devise and bequeath to my grandson Frederick Cannell the whole of my lands and premises called Ardehollaghyn situate near Foxdale with the buildings thereon subject however to my said daughter Catherine Cannell receiving and enjoying the rents thereof for five years after my decease Alfred Alfred Cannell

To my said grandson Frederick Cannell [JM&JC] I leave, devise and bequeath the dwelling house and garden adjoining the smithy and now occupied by Robert Sayle, situate in Laxey Glen in the said Parish of Lonan, and also the two fields situate near Old Laxey (bought by me from the late Richard Rowe).

To my three grand-daughters namely Fanny Cannell, Harriet Cannell and Norah Cannell I leave, devise and bequeath equally between them the whole of the mortgages held by me upon that portion of Ballacosney owned by Thomas Joseph Mylroi, subject to my said daughter Catherine Cannell having and enjoying the interest on the said mortgages for five years from the date of my decease

After payment of my just debts testamentary and other expenses and also of the legacies contained in this will I leave, devise and bequeath the residue of my real and personal estate of whatsoever nature or description in trust to James Robert Moore of King Orry Laxey in the said parish of Lonan, weaver, to hold to him and his executors, administrators and assigns in trust to suffer and permit my daughter Catherine Cannell to have, use and enjoy the rents, interest and profits arising yearly out of the same during her natural lifetime, in trust to make over and dispose of the said residue of my real and personal estate in manner following:

that is to say, upon the decease of my said daughter Catherine Cannell, he the said James Robert Moore his executor, administrator or assign shall realise and divide the said real and personal estate equally and proportionately between the children of my daughter Catherine Cannell then living

Lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint my daughter Catherine Cannell sole executrix of this my last will and testament and have hereunto subscribed my name this the seventh day of June in the year one thousand, eight hundred and ninety seven.

[In the second page the word "said" was crossed off and the name Alfred entered before signing in place of Frederick.

On third page Catherine Cannell was also [entered] before signing his Witnessed by Daniel X Mylroi James Mclean mark [John Jas Cowin] Laxey ]

NOTES

  1. Laxey Glen - Glen Road
  2. Daniel Mylroie was the third son of David Mylroie jnr & Catherine Quayle, and baptised in 1805
  3. He married Mary Ann Teare in Patrick in 1829, and they had 8 children
    • John 1830, married Sarah Ball, a builder, died a few days after his father
    • Mary Ann 1833, had a child out of wedlock, married James Lawson, a miner
    • Ann, no baptismal record, 1836ish married Robert Corlett, a miner
    • Thomas 1840-1855
    • Margaret 1841
    • Catherine 1842, married Joseph Cannell, a miner
    • Lenora 1844
    • Isabella 1845-1849
  4. Daniel was a shoemaker by trade but did very well in his business life. He had several properties and was also a money lender
  5. After Mary Ann died in 1871, Daniel remarried, to Jane Lowry 1874
  6. Mary Ann's 1871 will reveals that 3 daughters and 1 son were still alive. From Daniel's 1899 will, it is evident that Mary Ann has died and the other three were still living.
  7. Daughter Mary Ann died 10 days after her husband in 1888, her youngest child only 8 years old. Compared to her sisters, Mary Ann's legacy was poor indeed - two of her children - Fanny & Percy - received £5 each while their aunts and cousins received houses, and various annuities from Daniel's inventments
  8. John Mylroie, only surviving son of Mary Ann & Daniel, died within days of his father. He had been a builder in Laxey, as were his two sons Thomas & Benjamin

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