JONEY MYLREA als COWIN Will 1795 German

In the name of God Amen I Joney Mylrea als Cowin now of Peeltown being … the abundant mercy and goodness of God though weak in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do constitute this my last will and testament and desire that it may be received by all as such this the 25th December 1795

Imprimis I most humbly bequeath my soul to God and my body to Christian burial

Item I give and demise unto my daughter Ann Oates als Mylrea and my grand daughter Ann Oates all the cash that I have secured in the houses and concerns of John Clark and Thomas Clark and the premises these mentioned to be their own just property forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my three grandchildren Michael, William and Catherine Oates the sum of one pound ten shillings each

Item I give and bequeath unto my three grandchildren Margaret, Ann and Mary Clague one pound ten shillings each

Item I give and bequeath unto my five grandchildren John, William, Elizabeth, Charles and Thomas Quayle the sum of one pound ten shillings each

Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren the children of my son Thomas Mylrea now living in Liverpool one pound ten shillings each

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother William Cowin of Douglas the sum of one pound four shillings and nine pence

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Clague als Mylrea the sum of one pound fourteen and sixpence

Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren children of my son Nicholas …. shillings between them to be paid out of the money or cash that is in my said son’s hands and sixpence legacy to my said son Nicholas

Item I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Ann Oates my bed

Item I have and bequeath to my son Thomas Mylrea a parcel of feathers that is in the possession of Matthew Oates of Peeltown also the sum of six … legacy

Item I give and bequeath unto John Cummings of Peeltown the sum of two shillings and eleven pence

Item I give and bequeath unto Barbara Tear of Ballaugh the sum of two shillings and eleven pence

Item I give and bequeath unto John Corlett of Ballaugh the sum of two shillings and eleven pence

Item I give and bequeath unto John Cowin of Ballaugh the sum of two shillings and eleven pence

Item I give and bequeath unto Margaret Dawson of Peeltown the sum of two shillings and eleven pence

Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Cain of Peeltown the sum of two shillings and eleven pence

Item I give and bequeath unto Philip Shimmin and Thomas Cowin the witnesses of my will the sum of two shillings and eleven pence each

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Oates all the goods and effects that are in the possession of her and her husband Matthew Oates to be their own just property forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Quayle all the goods and effects that are in the possession of Catherine Quayle and her husband William Quayle to be their own just property forever

Lastly I nominate constitute my two daughters Ann Oates als Mylrea and Catherine Quayle als Mylrea whole and sole executrices of the rest of my goods and effects be they of what kind or denomination soever excluding and [debarring?] all craving persons with sixpence legacy this the 25th day of December 1795. Joney Mylrea my mark X

Witnesses present Philip Shimmin Thomas Cowin ] jurati

To the Reverend Mr Ewan Christian Vicar General

The humble petition of Matthew Oates of Peeltown Sheweth that Joney Mylrea your petitioner’s mother in law departed this life in Peeltown on the 25th of December last past and before her death she made and published her last will and testament and appointed your petitioner’s wife Ann Oates als Mylrea and her daughter Catherine Quayle als Mylrea her executrices that the goods and effects of the said departed are in the hands of different people which causeth your petitioner to apply to your reverence for relief ….. consideration whereof your petitioner humbly pray that your reverence will be pleased to grant an order that the said bill may be received to the record and the executrices sworn so that your petitioner may have justice done the granting of which will cause your petitioner to …..

Ordered that the foregoing petition to come on to be heard before me at an Ecclesiastical Court holden in the Court House in the parish on Friday next whereof all people parties and persons to have due notice Given at KK Patrick 11th January 1796 Ewan Christian

At an Ecclesiastical Court holden in parish of KK Patrick 15th January 1796 Matthew Oates husband of Ann Oates and William Quayle husband of Catherine Quayle executrices above named are sworn in Court in form of law and have given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies namely the witnesses of the will Probatum est Ewan Christian December 21st 1796 Nicholas Mylrea enters claim against the estate of Joney Mylrea for a feather bed and bedclothes Craves the law

(fragment) …. The authority of the Reverend …………….. Vicar General I have charged Robert Clague and wife of KK Marown to appear before his reverence at the Court House in KK Patrick on Friday next by ten o’clock in the forenoon to answer the suit of Matthew Oates and wife this …. 11th January 1796 Robert Cowle Summner of the KK

NOTES

  1. Wife of Nicholas Mylrea snr who was born 1716, second son of William Mylrea and Katherine Cowle (Ballacooiley)
  2. Joney was born in 1725 in Ballaugh, the daughter of John Cowin & Margaret Cottier
  3. She died 27th December 1795 and is buried in Ballaugh
  4. Nicholas's older brother, Thomas, who took over Ballacooiley on the death of their father, sold Nicholas Ballacorraige land in 1740 which gave him his own "Mylrea estate"
  5. Joney & Nicholas married 1746: eight children of whom 5 survived; Nicholas jnr b1747 married Margaret Kneen; Mary b1754 married Robert Clague; Ann b1756 married Matthew Oates, Catherine b1759 married William Quayle; Thomas b1762 might have been alive when his mother died (1795) but had gone to Liverpool (no further evidence of him)
  6. Nicholas jnr was evidently a problematic son and Joney living with daughter Ann Oates in Peel shows that, contrary to the Marriage Contract for son Nicholas jnr and Margaret Kneen, she did not remain on the family estate after husband Nicholas snr died in 1784
  7. Joney leaving son Nicholas jnr and his children little compared to her legacies to her other children and grandchildren was another demonstration that Nicholas jnr had fallen from grace. Taken with his father's 1784 Will, Nicholas jnr, had been all but disenfranchised by his parents
  8. Nicholas jnr went on to load not only his inherited lands, also what came in his Marriage Contract, with debt and in the end lost everything

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