JOHN MYLREA jnr 1887 Will Michael

This is the last will and testament of me John Mylrea of Cronk Urleigh in the parish of Michael being of sound mind, memory and understanding at the making hereof. I devise and bequeath to my son John Mylrea the sum of one pound as legacy. I devise and bequeath to my daughter Emma, wife of Daniel Kneen, the sum of five pounds as legacy. I devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann Mylrea all and singular those lands and premises part of the (Squeen?) in the parish of Michael also all my right, title and interest in and to that meadow part of Ballameanagh Quarterland in the said parish of Michael also in and to these four houses and premises situate in the town of Douglas namely one in Bigwell Street being numbered thirty in said street another being seventeen in Wellington Square another in Barrack Street and now in the occupation of John (Swindlehart?) and the other numbered twelve in James Street including herein the whole of the real estate to me belonging in this island over which I have any disposing … in to have and to hold the said lands, houses and premises and all my right, title and interest therein with all rights, members and privileges to the same …… belonging or in any wise appertaining unto her my said daughter Mary Ann Mylrea her heirs and assigns absolutely. I further devise and bequeath to my said daughter Mary Ann all the rest, residue and remainder of all the rest of my personal estate of whatever the same may consist and wherever described to hold to her own use absolutely and I nominate and appoint her my said daughter Mary Ann sole executrix of this my will and I hereby revoke and set aside any and all former wills by me heretofore made declaring this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this the 15th day of March 1886. John Mylrea

Signed, published and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in presence of eachother have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. William H. Corjeag, John William Cannan

JOHN MYLREA

MICHAEL 1887

In Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man Testamentary Jurisdiction Common Law Division

To his honour Deemster Gill etc etc etc The humble petition of Mary Ann Mylrea of Cronk Urleigh in the parish of Michael

Sheweth that petitioner’s father John Mylrea late of Cronk Urleigh in the parish of Michael departed this life on the twenty-fourth day of February 1887 having first made and published his last will and testament in writing whereof he appointed your petitioner executrix

That petitioner is desirous of proving the said will and to be sworn executrix thereunto.

Wherefore your petitioner prays a hearing hereof and that your honour may be pleased to receive the said will and grant probate thereof to petitioner in due form of law and petition will pray etc etc etc ……………………. For petitioner

Ordered that this petition do come on to be heard at a Court to be holden at Peel on Monday the 14th day of March instant whereof all proper parties are to have due notice. This 14th day of March 1887. ……….Gill

At Peel 14th March 1887 this petition is continued. …………. Gill

In Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man Common Law Division Testamentary Jurisdiction

At a Court holden at Ramsey the 21st day of March 1887 The annexed paper writing dated the 13th day of March 1886 having been proved to be the last will and testament of John Mylrea late of Cronk Urleigh in the parish of Michael deceased who died on the 24th day of February 1887. Mary Ann Mylrea of Cronk Urleigh aforesaid, spinster, a daughter of the testator the executrix therein named is sworn well and truly to fulfill and execute the same and to administer the personal estate of the said deceased according to law. ... Gill, A Judge of the Said Court

NOTES

  1. Cronk Urleigh
  2. John was the only son of John Mylrea & Isabella Quayle, baptised in Michael in 1818
  3. This family was of the Ballacooiley Mylrea clan, but descended through Daniel Mylrea the second son of John Mylrea & Jane Clark and as such not entitled to inherit the family estate. There is no information about how Daniel earned his living but he and his wife Mary Hughes lived much of their life in Jurby. It is possible that Isabella Quayle's family contribued the small Cronk Urleigh estate to the marriage of their daughter to John Mylrea, son of Daniel & Mary
  4. The John Mylrea whose will appears above married widow Margaret Barrie als Brew in Braddan in 1846 where he worked as a joiner
  5. John & Margaret returned to Michael in about 1850, where they lived for over 30 years
  6. Their children were:
    • Emma born Braddan 1846, married Daniel Kneen, a widower and stone mason, in 1883
    • John born Michael 1849, perhaps intellectually impared and listed in the 1881 census as an imbecile, and during probate of his effects, as a lunatic
    • Mary Ann born Michael 1854, who inherited almost the entire estate from her father, married a school teacher, John Corkhill Waterson Cowley, in 1891
    • Louisa born Michael 1860 died 1862
  7. Margaret had two daughters with her first husband, Robert Barrie. By the time she married John Mylrea jnr, there was only one, named Elizabeth
  8. The other Mylrea family in Michael at much the same time belonged to Thomas Mylrea, the corn miller, and Mary Elizabeth Caine. Thomas came from Braddan and had no discernible connection to John Mylrea of Cronk Urleigh although in 1850, his youngest brother William married John's sister, Mary

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