ELLINOR MYLREA als CORLETT 1857 Will Ballaugh

originally submitted by Shirley C. Hogensen to Brian Lawson

Ballaugh

1857 No 80

In the name of God Amen, I Ellinor Mylrea of Ballacooiley in the parish of Ballaugh being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do make declare and publish this my last will and testament in manner following.

First I commit my soul to God and my body to Christian burial.

I leave and bequeath unto my two daughters viz Jane Rodgers and Ellinor Cannon the sum of two shillings and six pence each as legacy.

I leave and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Morrison the sum of thirty pounds sterling, my best bedstead, feather bed and bedding, half a dozen chairs, a table in the parlour under the window, a large looking glass on the parlour chimney piece, a small trunk and a cow as legacy.

I leave and bequeath unto my son Thomas Mylrea the table in the back parlour and a red chest in the loft as legacy.

I leave and bequeath to my son Philip James Mylrea the sum of two shillings and six pence as legacy.

I leave and bequeath unto my granddaughter Jane Cannon a feather abed and bedding as legacy.

I leave and bequeath unto my granddaughter Eliza Mylrea a feather bed and bedding as legacy. I leave and bequeath unto my granddaughter Margaret Mylrea a chest called my own chest as legacy.

I leave and bequeath unto my granddaughter Mary Ann Mylrea a chest which is at the foot of my bed as legacy.

I leave and bequeath unto my granddaughter Elinor Jane Mylrea a small chest on the back room as legacy. I leave and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas Mylrea my clock as legacy.

Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my granddaughter Ellinor Cannon whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament and residuary legatee of all and singular the rest of my goods, cash, credit, and effects of all description whatsoever in testimony whereof I here unto subscribe my name this the second day of May 1856. (The word glass in the first page was interlined before signing) Elinor Mylrea

Witnessed by William Kelly and Thomas Caley

30 pounds received by Elizabeth Morrison widow of John Morrison of Jurby 2nd day of May 1856.

NOTES

  1. Daughter of John Corlett & Mary Caley
  2. Married John Mylrea in 1801, nine children - Jane (b1802, married John Rogers), Ellinor (b1804 married John Cannon), Margaret (b1806, married Daniel Cowley), Thomas (1807, married Ann Quayle), Elizabeth (b1809, married John Morrison), William (b1811-1835), Charlotte (b1813-1836), Ann (b1816-1854), Philip James (b1818)
  3. Husband John inherited Ballacooiley when his father died 1814
  4. Ellinor's father, John Corlett, left funds to Ellinor when he died 1804. She might have been an only child?
  5. Margaret and Daniel Cowley migrated to Australia in 1838 where both soon died. No record of children
  6. My hypothesis is that Philip James Mylrea was the James Mylrea found in 1850 in the Hunter Valley region of Australia then taking up land at Nundle near Tamworth where he died a batchelor in 1906 aged 87
  7. Ellinor was buried 30th September, aged 82
  8. Ellinor's husband John Mylrea had died in 1846 and oldest son Thomas took over
  9. Thomas was the last in the Mylrea line that began in the 1600s to occupy Ballacooiley. It was so heavily mortgaged under his stewardship that the bank eventually sold it in 1870, and Thomas walked away with about £500 to show for his family's investment over two centuries

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