MARGARET MYLREA als TEARE 1862 Lonan

Braddan 1862

This is the last will and testament of me Margaret Mylrea of Hope Street near the town of Douglas widow. I being of sound disposing mind at the making hereof:

First I commit my soul to God and my body to Christian burial. Secondly as to my worldly estate I leave the same as follows:

I leave and devise to my daughter Margaret wife of Robert Morrison baker the dwelling house and premises now occupied by her said husband situate in Sand Street in Douglas aforesaid to hold to her and her heirs and assigns forever. I leave and devise to my son Joseph the house in which I dwell situate in Hope Street aforesaid with the premises thereto belonging to hold to him and his heirs and assigns forever. I also leave to my son Joseph the chest of drawers in my kitchen. I leave to my son Thomas the sum of five shillings as legacy. I leave to my daughter Eliza the sum of five shillings as legacy. I leave and devise to my said daughter Margaret Morrison all the rest, residue and remainder of my real and personal estate and effects to hold to her and her heirs, executors administrators and assigns. I nominate and appoint my son-in-law Robert Morrison to be sole executor of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my name this eighth day of July 1858. M. Mylrea

Signed and published by the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in our presence. John Crowe, Richard Sherwood adv

I the within named Margaret Mylrea do declare this to be a codicil to the beforewritten will. Whereas I have in the said will devised my house in Hope Street to my son Joseph now I do revoke the said devise and I do hereby leave and devise the said house and premises thereto appertaining to my said son Joseph and my daughter Eliza and their heirs and assigns equally between them as tenants in common. In all other respects I do republish and confirm my said will. Witness my signature this 8th day of July 1858. Meg Mylrea

Signed and executed by the testatrix as and for a codicil to last will and testament in our presence. Leora [sic] White, Richard Sherwood

At a Chapter Court held in Douglas the 24th day of October 1862 John Crowe and Richard Sherwood the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Margaret Mylrea the testatrix [sic] having made oath on the Holy Evangelist that the testatrix when of sound mind, memory and understanding duly signed and executed in their presence and Leonora White and the said Richard Sherwood the subscribing witnesses to the paper writing hereto annexed purporting to be a codicil to the said will by the said testatrix also made oath on the Holy Evangelist that the said testatrix when of sound mind, memory and understanding duly executed the same as a codicil to her said will in their presence Robert Morrison of Douglas the son-in-law of the testatrix and the executor …. in the said well is therefore sworn to well and truly to fulfill and …… to the said will and codicil …… ………… according to law, to pay all such debts, legacies and funeral expenses of the testatrix so far forth as her goods will extend and the law bind him and to return a true and faithful inventory the same with an accurate account of his acts and proceedings on the ……… to the Episcopal Registry of this Diocese ……… ……… lawfully required and to these ends he hath given pledges namely Leonora White of Peel widow and Charles Thompson of Douglas who have entered into and executed the usual bond in the presence of the Court. Probatum est. R.Pipp

NOTES

  1. Close Moar family
  2. Margaret was the wife of James Mylroie and best guess is that he was the oldest son of David Mylroie jnr and Catherine Quayle. He received the Close Moar estate from his parents in 1829
  3. Margaret married James in Patrick in 1829, and four months later a Mary Ann Teare married Daniel Mylroie, James's brother. There is no evidence that these two women were sisters
  4. James Mylroie died in 1839 leaving a wife and four children - Thomas b1830, Margaret b1833, Eliza b1836, Joseph b1839
  5. For some reason, Eliza did not live with her family. She resided with Thomas Kennaugh in Patrick in the 1851 census, and was listed as a niece
  6. Thomas married Mary Clague, Margaret married Robert Morrison, Eliza married Patrick Quirk, and Joseph married Louisa Stowell
  7. Margaret their mother was living in Douglas in 1841, and gave her occupation as a huckster in the census. However, in 1840, she applied to the Chancery Court to have guardians appointed for her oldest son, Thomas, in order for him to manage inter alia the Close Moar estate
  8. However, in her will, she had two dwellings to leave to her children, a sign perhaps that Close Moar had been sold and the proceeds put towards real estate in Douglas
  9. Margaret and her children all used the spelling MYLREA instead of the family name MYLROIE and the practice continued through legal documents and events, perhaps the result of a census collector or legal person, rather than a conscious effort to change their name on Margaret's part

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