JANE HIGGIN als McYLREY 1736 Braddan

Douglas October 20 1736

Jane Higgin als McYlrey departed this life about the 17th of September last intestate whereupon the Court has decreed her son Philip Higgin sole administrator of all her goods and chattels whatsoever (Mr Edward Fletcher having relinquished his right) and the said Philip Higgin is sworn in Court in form of law and gave pledges Mr .... Curlett and Mr Peter Moore.

Decretum est

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John Woods, John Cosnahan

October 20 1736 Capt John Oats enters a claim agst the administrator of Jane Higgin for £1/-/-

March 2 1736 Mr Philip Moore jnr £4/13/11½

Item in his father’s behalf for £1/17/3

May 19 1737 Barbara Brownell £1/12/6 .....

October 18 1737 Mr John Murray for £60/-/-

Eod die Mr William Murray for £8/-/-

October 11 1737 Philip Higgin administrator desires notice ... taken of his claim for £20/-/-


  1. Jane was the daughter of Hen McYlroy & Amy McYlroy als Joyner als Watson
  2. She had two Joyner step-siblings: Robert & Alice
  3. Jane was under age when her mother died in 1689; her father died later in the same year
  4. Jane married Philip Higgin 1703. Higgin was a mariner and had inherited land from his father. Jane had also inherited allotments in Douglas. See manxroots.info for more detail of the allotments of Jane & Philip in the 1705 Survey [13/01, 13/13, 16/06]
  5. Higgin Children: Margaret (1704), William (1706), Jane (1708), Philip (1711)
  6. In 1730 Douglas: Philip & Jane Higgins, 1 child & 1 servant; Robert (widowed) alone; Alice (widowed) 1 child
  7. The Edward Fletcher mentioned in Jane's probate was the husband of daughter Jane (married 1733). The mention of only two of Jane's children would suggest the other two had died before 1736
  8. Jane was buried 17th September 1736, Braddan
  9. Two burials of a Philip Higgin are recorded in the Braddan parish register, 1741 & 1769, possibly Jane's husband and son

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