Will - 1734 (Ballaugh)

Ballaugh 1739

In the name of God amen I Lucy McYlrea wife of Mr Daniel McYlrea Attorney General being indisposed but of sound mind and memory do now think proper to settle my worldly affairs (in respect of the uncertainty of this mortal life) by this my last will and testament in manner following:

I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God my creator hoping for mercy and forgiveness through the merits of Jesus Christ and my body to Christian burial at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned:

Item I give and bequeath to each of my children the sum of five pounds to be paid them as they shall have occasion for the same.

Item I give, devise and bequeath unto my dear and loving husband all the rest of my goods and chattels whatsoever.

And lastly I do constitute and appoint him my said husband sole executor of this my last will and testament desiring the continuance of his fatherly kindness towards our children and not doubting the same.

In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this 24th April 1734. Lucy Mcylrea (seal)

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of William Christian, John Quayle


  1. Lucy was the wife of Daniel McYlrea, son of Daniel & Margaret and grandson of William & Ann
  2. This was the Deemster/Archbishop/ MHK/ Attorney General line; and possessors of the Dollough estate
  3. Daniel snr made a Deed of Settlement on their (as yet) unmarried son Daniel in 1709, to formalise the transmission of the the Dollough estate
  4. Daniel subsequently married Lucy Parry, in 1714 in Chester, England. He became Attorney General 1720, Deemster 1734-1757
  5. Daniel & Lucy were recorded as having 11 children. At the time of Daniel's death in 1757, four survived: Daniel (1716), Thomas (1717), William (1722), Ann (1723). Daughter Lucy (1721) died in 1740
  6. The day after her husband's funeral, the children surrendered their right to a legacy from their father to the oldest son, Daniel who like his father became an Attorney General 1755 and Deemster 1768-1775. He was also (Receiver General & Water Bailiff 1758 & Steward to the Dukes of Atholl 1766
  7. Son Daniel, a bachelor, left almost everything to his oldest nephew Daniel, son of Thomas Mylrea & Rose Savage, which meant he inherited the Dollough estate. Young Daniel promptly sold off the estate in a series of transactions in 1777 and so ended the estate of the Dollough which had been in Mylrea hands since records were begun on the Isle of Man
  8. Son Thomas became a merchant in Peel
  9. Son William took Holy Orders and became the Archdeacon of Man 1760

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