RICHARD MYLEROI 1749 Will Lonan

Lonan

This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of Richard Myleroi of KK Lonan who departed this life about the …. December 1749 being of perfect mind and memory at the making hereof. First he committed his soul unto God and his body to Christian burial. He left to his son Richard Myelroi all his part of the sheep both young and old, small and also ……… but his said son was not to enjoy or have any benefit of the sheep [until?] he should arrive to age. Item he left him his best two best flannel waist coats and two vests, two pair of stockings, his shoes … and holt? large chest and his mother was to put a lock to the same. Item he left to his aforesaid son Richard all the right and title he had in lands to be and stand in the nature of inheritance and it is provided that if he his said son should sell or mortgage any of the said lands that then the rest of the children were to share equally with him in the said lands but the said Richard was not to receive any of the profits or benefit of the lands until he arrived to twenty-one years of age but his stepmother was to enjoy it. Item he left unto his two children Thomas and William forty shillings. Item he left unto his daughter Margaret heiffer of three quarters of a year old and his wife to give provend? or a quart of wool ... summer next. Item he left to his three daughters Isabel, Catherin and Anne Myleroi ten shillings apiece. Item he left unto his son John Myleroi his new coat which ……….. lining in and if his said son John should contend …… stepmother for the crop he declared that twelve …… as much as was due to him. He left to his .... sons to John, two lambs a he and she lamb to … next summer. Item he left to his son David ………… lining in and two barragh shirts. Item he ……. ..... Cowin his great russet coat and as much of the…. miln as would making a pair of breeches and two ... stockings. He left twelve pence apiece to the [witnesses to?] his will. He left sixpence legacy to any person ………… any right or title to any of his effects. Lastly he appointed and nominated his loving wife Mary Myleroi sole executrix of all the rest of his goods moveable and immoveable.

Witnesses William Knackle his mark X, John Knackle his mark X ] jurati

At a Court of Correction holden ..............February 19th 1749 The executrix is sworn in Court in form of law ........... children underage and their goods committed unto her ................... David McYlroy, Cath McYlroy & Isabel McYlroy .... Thomas Cottier husband of Margaret McYlroy

....................... pledges for the executrix are John Quark and John Knackle

Probatum est

Solvit 12d

Edward Moore, Robert Radcliffe

May 5th 1750 John Mcylroii one of the supervisors of Richard Mcylroii came this day to the Registry and acknowledged to have received from the Executrix all the clothes, shoes, stockings, hat and large chest due to the said Richard by the within will and does hereby acquit and discharge the executrix for the same. Cath and Anne McYlroii became bound for their brother John sub poena ….. that the within named clothes or their value ………. for said Richard when he became of age John McYlroii his mark X, Cath McYlroii her mark X, Ann McYlroii her mark X
This before me James WIlks, Ar. Reg

May 5th 1750 Cath and Ann McYlroii came this day to the Registry and acknowledged to have received from their father’s executrix Mary McYlroiials Quark the sum of ten shillings each and do hereby acquit and discharge the said Executix forever for the same.  Witness their marks the date abovesaid.  Cath McYlroii her mark X, Ann McYlroii her mark X

John Mylroii came this day and acknowledged to have received from his stepmother Mary Mylroii als Quark his father's executrix the new coat within mentioned as also the twelve .... and does hereby acquit and discharge the executrix forever for the ... acquits her for any right he has to the crop. Before me James Wilks, Registrar, John Mylroii his mark X

Summner

Within seven days after date hereof you are hereby required according to your office to charge four honest men to apprize all and singular the goods and effects due to Richard Myleroi a minor by the last will of his father Richard Myleroi deceased and return a just inventory thereof to the Registry within fourteen days for the benefit of the said minor as you will answer the contrary Date July 14th 1750

To the Summner of Lonan: Robert Radcliffe

B. Let the return be drawn fair and particular

John Mcylroii claims against the executrix of Richard McYlroii for 13/0
David McYlroii for …………………........................................5/10

Isabel McYlroii came this day to the Registry and acknowledged to have received from her father’s executrix Mary McYlroiials Quark the sum of ten shillings …. the within will and does hereby acquit and discharge her and Executix forever for the same.  Before me James WIlks, A.Reg, Isabel McYlroii her mark X

David Mylroii acknowleged to have …. coat line with two barrragh shirts due by the will and does hereby acquit and discharge his father's executrix for the same. Before me James Wilks Ar. Reg

Thomas Cottier husband to Margaret Mylweroi acknowledged to have received the heifer and a quart of ……. the within will and does hereby acquit and discharge his …….. executrix for the same. Before me James Wilks, Thomas Cottier his X

Lib 2d .. Testament anno 1749 KK Lonan

July 7th 1750 David Myleroi enters a claim against the executors of Richard Myleroi for 5/10 and craves the law Examiner .... James Wilks, Archideaconal Registrar

KK Patrick July 7th 1750 The claimer having proved the sum of five shillings and ten pence ordered that the dead's part be discharged sub pena juris with all fees

To the Summner of Lonan who if disobeyed is to desire the assistance of a soldier. Robert Radcliffe

™July 14th 1750 John and David Myleroi two of the overseers of Richard Myleroi do acknowledge to have received from Mary Myleroi als Quark executrix to their father Richard Myleroi all and singular the goods and effects due to the said Richard the minor by his said father's will and do acquit and discharge the executrix for the same. Pledges for the forthcoming of said minor's goods or their apprizement Thomas Quine of KK German & Phil Quirk of KK Patrick and this before me James Wilks, Archideaconal Registrar

July 14th 1750 John Myleroi acknowledges to have received two lambs due to him by the within will and acquits the executrix for the same before me James Wilks, Archidiaconal Registrar

Lib 2d .. Testament anno 1749 KK Lonan

July 7th 1750 John Myleroi enters a claim against the executors of Richard Myleroi for 13d and craves the law. Examiner James Wilks, Archideaconal Registrar

KK Patrick July 7th 1750 The claimer having proved the sum of four shills ordered that the dead's part be discharged sub pena juris will all fees

To the Summner of Lonan who if disobeyed is to desire the assistance of a soldier. Robert Radcliffe

Lonan Ballavagher July 7th 1750

Memorandum Barravagher July 7th 1750

An order that the sheep left by Richard Myleroi to his son Richard be sold at public cant for the benefit of said minor by John & David Myleroi the minor's guardians and that the said John & David give pledges for the value thereof.

A true inventory. The goods and effects of Richard Myleroi of KK Lonan apprized by us whose names are hereunto subscribed

To the dead's part of 20 sheep apprized @ £1/10/0

To a chest .........................................7/8

To a pleddin waistcoat ...........................2/0

To ditto ...........................................1/0

To a vest or waistcoat ...........................2/4

To ditto ...........................................2/4

To a pair of shoes and stockings ................2/4

To a hat ............................................10

July 26th 1750 That the above Inventory is true in every particular is certified by us Phil Callister's X, John Quine's X, Robert Cowin's X, Dan Callister's X, John Knakle's X, Paul Cowin's X, Matthew Kewley's X, William Knakle's X

July 27th 1750 Pursuant to the annexed order the above Inventory was given to be recorded by William Quill, Summner. Before me James Wilks Registrar

 

NOTES

  1. Buried 7th December 1749, Lonan
  2. Son of David McYlerye & Margaret als Cowne, born about 1690
  3. Married three times: first to Isabel Moore 1714, second to Ellinor Ffargher 1732-1739; third to Mary Quark 20th July 1740 -1749
  4. In his will, Richard named nine children: Richard, Thomas, William, John, David, Margaret, Isabel, Catherine & Ann; John (MYLROI) b1724 & David (MYLROIE) b1727 (first marriage)/ Richard (McLEROY) b November 1736 (second marriage) / Thomas baptised 1743? & William (MYLEROI) b Sept 1746 (third marriage)/ Margaret MYLRIOYE (1718), Isabel MYLROIY (1721), Catherine, Anne (no baptism record) first marriage - although Anne might be the McYLROY child baptised in 1730 with father Edward (not the first time such a mistake occurred in the parish registers)
  5. Richard left his family estate to the only son of his second marriage even though he had two older sons from his first marriage who became guardians to Richard jnr, the heir
  6. The process of settling the legacies reads as if there was ill will between (at least) the oldest sons (from Richard's first marriage) and Mary, Richard's third wife."If there's trouble, get a soldier"!
  7. The Cowin mentioned in Richard's will might be his brother-in-law or a nephew since his sister Margaret married Daniel Cowne in 1709
  8. Mary Quark might have been the Mary MILARAY who was buried in Lonan, 1759 although the 1759 will of John Quark notes Mary McYlvory als Quark acknowledging having received something from John Knackle in 1760
  9. In 1757, Richard jnr was living in Douglas. His step brothers continued to live in Lonan, and raise families there
  10. Apart from his participation in the 1757 sale of the land he inherited, the adult existence of Richard jnr on the IOM is not recorded
  11. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

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