THOMAS MYLREA 1781 England

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Mylrea, Lieutenant of Marines in the Plymouth Division in the County of Devon being in perfect health and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but being embarked on board his majesty’s ship MONMOUTH under orders for the East Indies and considering the uncertainty of life in all situations but now particularly the risque of so long a voyage I make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I give and bequeath unto James Sykes of Crutchley Friars London merchant his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all my pay arrears of pay prize money short allowance money and all and every other sum and sums of money that shall and may be due and payable unto me at the time of my demise from the Treasurer of his Majesty’s Navy the paymaster or agent of the Marines for the time being or from any agent or agents of prizes and from all other person or persons whatsoever and all the rest resident and remainder of my worldly goods and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I leave and bequeath also unto the said James Sykes his heirs executors administrators and assigns upon trust and confidence ………………. that after my demise the said James Sykes his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns shall at first reimburse and pay himself all such sum and sums of money as shall or may happen to stand endebted to the said James Sykes at the time of my demise and the said James Sykes shall first reimburse and pay himself his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns and being so repaid or reimbursed shall afterwards without delay pay the surplus of all such money or monies so received or to be received (if any surplus shall be) unto my mother Rose Mylrea of Clerk Hill near Castlewellan County of Down North of Ireland or to any other person or persons authorised by her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to receive the same to whom the said James Sykes shall render a true account of all such …. or other effects within three months after such amount shall be demanded and all such surpluses or surplus money or moneys and other effects and … to my mother Rose Mylrea of Clerkhill near Castlewellan County of Down North of Ireland and I hereby nominate and appoint the said James Sykes executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will and wills by me heretofore made in witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the fifteenth day of February one thousand seven hundred and eighty one Thos Mylrea Θ (seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto at his request and in the presence of each other Geo P Alms 3rd Lieutenant Monmouth, Geo Murray 2nd Lieutenant Monmouth

This will was proved in London the sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three before the worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master …. or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of James Sykes the sole executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer

NOTES

  1. Younger son of Thomas Mylrea & Rose Savage, and baptised Peel, 1756
  2. Great great grand son of William Mylrea & Ann Christian, great grand son of Daniel Mylrea & Margaret Curlett als Parr, grand son of Daniel Mylrea & Lucy Parry
  3. Older brother of Daniel was hero of the "Harpooner" incident in 1816
  4. Father Thomas died 1759
  5. His uncle Daniel left him a legacy in his 1775 will
  6. No specific information about how or where Thomas died but a good guess would be the Battle of Providien, at which the two witnesses to his will served. He had not married

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