Oct 8th 1700
Last will and testament of Ellinor Cannell als McYlrea who departed this life 24 day of September 1700 of good and perfect memory, in manner and form following. First, she committed her soul to God and her body to Christian burial.

Item She left and bequeathed unto her daughter Kath a blanket and a sheet and a cow and a calf legacy.

Item She left unto her …. a woollen wheel likewise.

Item She left unto her daughter Bahy ten shills and two sheep legacy.

Item To her son Nich she left ten shills and two sheep. Item

To her daughter Margaret a qrt of a steer and two sheep legacy.

Item She nominated and appointed her son Gilbert her true and lawful executor of all the rest of her goods moveable and immoveable in …

Item To the witnesses of her will, sixpence apiece legacy.

Item To her two daughters Kath and Margt apiece laughton for petty coats …. and to her daughter Bahy …. quails of grey wool ……. ne

The executor is sworn in form of law

Probatum est & solvit

Inventory of the goods of Ellinor Cannel prized by four sworn [men?] …… Caine, Tho Caine, Hugh Wood and Wm Grimsey after all debts and amounts to £2/7/0

Pledges Jo Cain & Jo Cain his mark X, ...... Grimsey … her mark X } jurati


  1. Most likely Ellin was the sister of Thomas, John & William and identified in will of Thomas who died Ballaugh 1656
  2. Married Rich Cannell 1659, KK Michael
  3. Children from LDS - Hugh (1667); Gilbert (1669); Bahie (1671); Ellin (1673); Nich (1676); Jony (1677). These offspring have reasonable correspondence with those nominated in will
  4. Several Mylrea-Cannell marriages in Michael in the 1600s (Jony Mylrea & William? Cannell – d1639; Ellin & Rich Cannell m1639; Jane Mylrea & Jon Cannell c1679, Mary Mylrea & Rich Cannell c1690)
  5. 1679 LIVES FOR MICHAEL - record of an Ellin Mcylrea as daughter of Ric Mcylrea (and possibly wife of Rich Cannell), but she died in 1698 aged 60, so born about 1640

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1725-1 E d CANNELL Gilbert d 19 Feb; ch Danl, John, Gilbert; next relns of fa side supv Nich Cannel, Margt + Cath cannel, Phinlo craine h/o Bahe Cannell); wife alive

Last updated: Feb 2018