3 Lonan

1850 Arch

In the name of God amen I Elinor Mylroie widow of Ballacosney in the parish of KK Lonan knowing the uncertainty of this transitory life and the certainty of death being weak in body but of a sound, disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament.

First I commit my soul into the hand of my Creator and Redeemer who gave it and my body to a Christian burial

And as to my worldly effects, I dispose of in manner following:

I leave to my children James Mylroie, Margaret widow of the late William Kewley, and Elinor wife of Thomas Killip two shillings and sixpence each.

Lastly I, revoking all other wills heretofore, all other words or intentions uttered declaring this to be my last will and testament and nominating and appointing my well-beloved son Joseph Mylroie whole and sole executor of all the rest of my goods and chattels moveable and immoveable of whatever nature and denomination soever.

As witness my name hereunto subscribed this the 6th day of July 1848. Elinor Mylroie her X

Witnesses present James Skillicorn, William Skillicorn

At a Chapter Court holden at Douglas on the 17th day of May 1850 James Skillicorn and William Skillicorn the subscribing witnesses to the beforegoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Eleanor Mylroie of the parish of Lonan, deceased, made oath on the Holy Evangelist that said testatrix when of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding duly executed the same in their presence as and for her last will and testament, Joseph Mylroie, the executor therein named is therefore sworn well and truly to fulfill and execute said will according to law, to pay all just debts, legacies and funeral expences so far forth as the goods and effects will extend and the law bind him and to return to the Archdeacon’s Registry a full, true and perfect inventory of said goods and effects with an accurate account of his acts and proceedings in the premises when thereunto lawfully required and to these ends he hath given pledges namely John Quayle and John Kewley who have executed a Bond to that effect bearing equal date herewith.

Probatum est.



  1. COLBY - Ballacosney
  2. Wife of James Mylroie snr, who was the younger son of David Mylroie snr & Margaret Kermott als Killey
  3. James and Elinor had 7 children with some kind of record: BAPTISM - James jnr (1788), Margaret (1791), John (1793), William (1796), Elinor (1801), Joseph (1805). PROBATE & MI - a Thomas, with no baptismal record, mentioned in a Settlement document in 1839, and died in 1840 with his parents James & Elinor administering his estate
  4. A Daniel was also recorded as being born to James & Margaret Skillicorn but this was probably the individual who married Mary Ann Tear, and was the son of James's brother David. This child was baptised one month after Joseph which also suggests that Daniel was not in James's family and his record of baptism a transcription/vicar error
  5. From Margaret's will, four of their children were still alive: James (married Ann Kewley), Margaret (married William Kewley), Elinor (married John Cowley 1830, Thomas Killip 1841) and Joseph (married Margaret Kinread)
  6. Son John died 1817 aged 24; Thomas died in 1840; nothing is known of the fate of son William but presumably he did not survive infancy
  7. Both sons, James and Joseph, received settlements from their parents, James in 1828 and Joseph from his mother in 1841. Their relationship seemed tense over the division of lands
  8. James snr was buried 24th June 1842. He was 77 years of age (although the burial register notes 80 years); Elinor buried 1 April 1850 aged 88

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