THOMAS MYLREA snr 1881 Will Lonan

THOMAS MYLREA

LONAN

1881 #102 Archdeacon

In the name of God amen I Thomas Mylrea of Ballakilley in the parish of Lonan, farmer, being of sound mind and memory at the making hereof do make and ordain this my last will and testament and demise and dispose of all my worldly estate in the following manner and form:

Firstly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Mylrea the sum of twenty pounds sterling to be levied and paid out of my real estate.

I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Thomas Kermode the sum of twenty pounds to be levied and paid out of my real estate.

I give and bequeath to each of my four grandchildren being the issue of my deceased daughter Ellen by her husband James Lace of Foxdale, miner, the sum of five pounds sterling to be levied and paid out of my real estate.

I give and bequeath to my son-on-law John Corkhill now of Douglas the sum of twenty pounds sterling to be levied and paid out of my real estate.

I give and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Anne Jane Mylrea relict of my son Thomas Mylrea deceased the yearly sum of four pounds sterling to be levied and paid out of my real estate each and every year for the term of her natural life or so long as she shall remain unmarried and I expressly declare and ordain that this annuity and bequest shall utterly cease, lapse and determine if at any time hereafter the said Anne Jane Mylrea shall marry again and that such marriage shall cancel and nullify all claims on this annuity. I do furthermore appoint and ordain that the amount of a Promissory Note for the sum of forty pounds sterling which was passed by me to, and held by, my said daughter-in-law Anne Jane Mylrea shall be levied and paid out of my real estate it being my meaning and intention that the said sum of forty pounds which I acknowledge to have received from, and for which I am justly indebted, to the aforesaid Anne Jane Mylrea do stand as lien and lawful charge upon my real estate in the same manner as if secured thereon by Deed of Mortgage.

I also give and bequeath to my son-in-law John Kermeen the sum of twenty pounds sterling to be levied and paid out of my real estate.

I give and bequeath to my son William Mylrea all and singular the whole of my real estate and those lands and premises commonly called and known by the name of Ballakilley situate in the parish of Lonan including …. all my real estate wherever situate, lands, houses, messuages and tenements together with all rights, and privileges thereunto appertaining and belonging subject nevertheless to the legacies, bequests and annuities hereinbefore named, written and bequeathed by me as chargeable thereon and my will and intention is that each and every legacy herein particularized by me be first paid and satisfied out of all of my said real estate within one year and a day from and after my decease .

I also give and bequeath to all lawful claimants not herein named and defined the sum of one shilling.

Lastly I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son-in-law John Kermeen aforesaid to be residuary legatee of all my personal estate of whatsoever description and kind, moneys and moveables, and everything of a personal quality. And I likewise appoint the said John Kermeen sole executor of this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke, make void, and utterly disallow all and every former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests and executors by me in anywise beforenamed, willed, bequeathed and appointed and I do hereby pronounce, declare and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this the twenty-second day of July one thousand, eight hundred and eighty. Thomas Mylrea

Signed and declared by the said Thomas Mylrea to be his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribing witneses who have also affixed our names hereunto in his presence and of eachother. (The word “eight” in the twentieth line of the first page being first erased and word “four” substituted therefore above it in the nineteenth space of the first page being interlined) also the redundant word “and” on the eleventh line of the second page being first erased. Edward Gelling, John Wallace

At a Chapter Court held at Douglas on the 25 day of May 1881 Diocese of Sodor & Man} Edward Gelling and John Wallace the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas Mylrea late of Ballakilley in the parish of Lonan, deceased, who died on or about the 12th day of February 1881 having made oath on the Holy Evangelist that the testator Thomas Mylrea when of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding duly signed and acknowledged the same as and for his last will and testament in their presence and that they at the same time in the presence of the testator at his request and in the presence of eachother and ... and then subscribed their names as attending witnesses thereto.

John Kermeen a son-in-law of the testator and executor of the said will named is therefore sworn well and truly to fulfill and … the said will and to administer all and singular the personal estate and effects of the testator according to law by paying the just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses of the deceased, and the legacies contained in the said will so far forth as the goods and effects will extend and the law bind him and to return unto the Episcopal Registry of this Isle and of the Diocese of Sodor & Mann a full, true and perfect inventory of the same with an accurate account of the administration when thereunto lawfully required and to these ends he hath given pledges namely Robert Crojean of Ballayg and Edward Gelling of Baldrine who have entered into and executed the usual Bond in the presence of this Court.

Probatum est.

R.Jebb

£40

After three month due notice I Thomas Mylrea snr promise to pay unto my son Thomas Mylrea jnr or his order or his executor the sum of forty pounds with interest thereon from the 12th day of May next ensuing at the rate of five per cent per annum value received this 16th day of January 1879. Thomas Mylrea

Witnessed by John Kermeen, Thomas Lewin

Know all men by these presents that Anne Jane Mylrea executrix of Thomas Mylrea jnr doth own and acknowledge herself to have received …… paid of and from the hands of Thomas Mylrea snr son and heir at law to the said Thomas Mylrea testator and ……….. of his real estate of Ballakilley in Lonan the full amount of the ….. promissory note of forty pounds with all interest due thereon by the promissory holder passed thereon by the testator to the said Thomas Mylrea jnr and …… a change in the said real estate and the said Ann Jane Mylrea doth ……………………. stand cancelled on record and doth release the said William Mylrea ……… the said real estate of the said testator from all further claim in …. thereof. As witness my name this the 9 July 1885. Anne Jane Mylrea

Witnessed by Samuel Harris, D.R.

Know all men by these presents that John Kermeen of Baldrine in the parish of Lonan, miner, doth hereby own and acknowledge to have received from John Kermeen executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Mylrea late of the parish of Lonan deceased (probate of whose will was granted to him on the 25 day of May 1881) and William Mylrea owner of certain real estate charged with the legacy hereinafter mentioned the sum of twenty pounds being the amount of a certain pecuniary legacy bequeathed to the said John Kermeen in and by the will of the said Thomas Mylrea bearing date the 22nd day of July 1880 and the said John Kermeen doth hereby acquit and discharge the said John Kermeen executor as aforesaid and the estate of the said Thomas Mylrea from all claim and demand in respect of the said legacy and doth hereby order and direct that the said legacy may be and stand cancelled upon record. Witness his name this 27th day of January 1882. John Kermeen

Witnessed by Samuel Harris, D.R.

Know all men by these presents that John Corkill of the town of Douglas, farmer, doth hereby acknowledge to have received from John Kermeen executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Mylrea late of the parish of Lonan deceased (probate of whose will was granted to him on the 25 day of May 1881) and William Mylrea owner of certain real estate charged with the legacy of twenty pounds being the amount of a certain pecuniary legacy bequeathed to the said John Corkill in and by the will of the said Thomas Mylrea bearing date the 22 day of July 1880 and the said John Corkill doth hereby acquit and discharge the said John Kermeen executor as aforesaid and the estate of the said Thomas Mylrea from all claim and demand in respect of the said legacy and doth hereby order and direct that the said legacy may be and stand cancelled upon record. Witness his name this 20th day of June 1881. John Corkill

Witnessed by F.J.Johnson

Know all men by these presents that Ann Mylrea of Auckland Terrace in the town of Douglas, spinster, and Thomas Kermode of Ballagawne in the parish of Lonan do hereby own and acknowledge to have received from John Kermeen executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Mylrea deceased late of the parish of Lonan (probate of whose will was granted to him on the 25 day of May 1881) and William Mylrea owner of certain real estate charged with the legacies hereinafter mentioned the sum of twenty pounds each being the amount of a certain percunary legacy bequeathed to the said Ann Mylrea and Thomas Kermode in and by the will of the said Thomas Mylrea bearing date the 22nd day of July 1880 and the said Ann Mylrea and Thomas Kermode do hereby acquit and discharge the said John Kermeen executor as aforesaid and the estate of the said Thomas Mylrea from all claim and demand in respect of the said legacies and do hereby order and direct that the said legacies may be and stand cancelled upon record. Witness his name this 27th day of January 1882. Ann Mylrea her mark X, Thomas Kermode

Witnessed by Frank J.Johnson

Know all men by these presents that Elizabeth Ann Lace of Foxdale in the parish of Patrick, spinster, (one of the children of Ellen Lace, deceased, and grandchild of Thomas Mylrea deceased) doth hereby acknowledge to have received from John Kermeen executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Mylrea late of the parish of Lonan, deceased, (probate of whose will was granted to him on the 25 day of May 1881) and William Mylrea owner of certain real estate charged with the legacy hereinafter mentioned the sum of five pounds being the amount of a certain pecuniary legacy bequeathed to the said Elizabeth Ann Lace (as one of the children of Ellen Lace) in and by the will of the said Thomas Mylrea bearing date the 22 July 1880 and the said Elizabeth Ann Lace doth hereby acquit and discharge the said John Kermeen executor as aforesaid and the estate of the said Thomas Mylrea from all blame and demand in respect of the said legacy and doth own and order that the same may be and stand cancelled upon record. Witness her name this 22 July 1890. Elizabeth Ann Lace

Witnessed by Frank J.Johnson

Know all men by these presents that Thomas Henry Lace of Foxdale in the parish of Patrick (one of the children of Ellen Lace, deceased, and grandchild of Thomas Mylrea deceased ) doth hereby acknowledge to have received from John Kermeen executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Mylrea late of the parish of Lonan deceased (probate of whose will was granted to him on the 25 day of May 1881) and William Mylrea owner of certain real estate charged with the legacy hereinafter mentioned the sum of five pounds being the amount of a certain pecuniary legacy bequeathed to the said Thomas Henry Lace (as one of the children of Ellen Lace) in and by the will of the said Thomas Mylrea bearing date the 22 July 1880 and the said Thomas Henry Lace doth hereby acquit and discharge the said John Kermeen executor as aforesaid and the estate of the said Thomas Mylrea from all claim and demand in respect of the said legacy and doth order and direct that the same be and stand cancelled upon record. Witness his name this 5 March 1887. Thomas Henry Lace

Witnessed by Frank J.Johnson

Know all men by these presents that John James Lace of Foxdale in the parish of Patrick, miner, (one of the children of Ellen Lace, deceased, and grandchild of Thomas Mylrea deceased) doth hereby acknowledge to have received from John Kermeen executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Mylrea late of the parish of Lonan deceased (probate of whose will was granted to him on the 25 day of May 1881) and William Mylrea owner of certain real estate charged with the legacy hereinafter mentioned the sum of five pounds being the amount of a certain pecuniary legacy bequeathed to said James Lace (as one of the children of the said Ellen Lace) in and by the will of the said Thomas Mylrea bearing date the 22 day of July 1880 and the said James Lace doth hereby acquit and discharge the said John Kermeen executor as aforesaid and the estate of the said Thomas Mylrea from all claim and demand in respect of the said legacy and doth direct and order that the said legacy may be and stand cancelled upon record. Witness his name this 3rd day of May 1884. John James Lace

Witnessed by Robert William Killey

Know all men by these presents that Christina Jane Lace of Foxdale in the parish of Patrick, spinster, (one of the children of Ellen Lace, deceased, and grandchild of Thomas Mylrea deceased) doth hereby acknowledge to have received from John Kermeen executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Mylrea late of the parish of Lonan deceased (probate of whose will was granted to him on the 25 day of May 1881) and William Mylrea owner of certain real estate charged with the legacy hereinafter mentioned the sum of five pounds being the amount of a certain pecuniary legacy bequeathed to said Christina Jane Lace (as one of the children of the said Ellen Lace) in and by the will of the said Thomas Mylrea bearing date the 22nd day of July 1880 and the said Christina Jane Lace doth hereby acquit and discharge the said John Kermeen executor as aforesaid and the estate of the said Thomas Mylrea from all claim and demand in respect of the said legacy and doth own and direct that the said legacy may be and stand cancelled upon record. Witness her name this 6 October 1894. Christina Jane Lace

Witnessed by Robert William Killey

NOTES

  1. Ballakilley
  2. Thomas snr was born in Douglas in 1804, the son of William Mylrea & Elizabeth Clague
  3. Two aunts and an uncle (Clagues) sold/gave him land in Lonan, on which Thomas snr and his family lived, about 30 acres in total. This area reduced to 24 acres some time between 1861 & 1871
  4. Thomas snr married Ann Killey in 1833 in Lonan, and they had eight children on record
    • Anne (1833) married John Kinrade 1883 (perhaps a mariner)
    • Elizabeth (1835) married Thomas Kermode, a mason
    • Isabella (1837) migrated to NZ in 1862 when she was 25 years of age, married Peter John Calder
    • Elleanor (1839) married James Lace, miner, 1862
    • Jane (1842) married John Corkill. This family migrated to the UK
    • Thomas (1843) married Ann Jane Cubbon, 1875
    • William (1845) married Emily Helena Corlett, 1873
    • Margaret (1849) married John Kermeen, miner 1870
  5. Son Thomas jnr died in 1879
  6. Wife Anne Killey died in 1880
  7. Thomas snr died in 1881
  8. Younger son, William, inherited Ballakilley, but lived with his family at Croit-e-Quill, in Sunhill Cottage. He was a miner at the time of his marriage and variously described during his lifetime as an engine driver & general laborer. He was listed in Brown's Directory 1894 as "owner of part of Ballakilley" but never in census collections as a farmer
  9. William & Emily had four children, all of whom quickly died
    • William Henry 1874-1874
    • Emily Ann 1880-1880
    • Robert William 1886-1887
    • Harriet Ann 1888-1888
  10. There might have been a genetic problem in this Mylrea line because there were no discernable living siblings of Thomas snr, although records of several dead ones; Thomas Mylrea jnr and wife Ann Jane Cubbon had no children in their short marriage and Thomas jnr died at the age of 35. On the other hand, it might have been a Clague endowment with Isabella, John & Catharine having no living children, and their sister Elizabeth (the mother of Thomas snr) having about 8 children, most of whom died
  11. Whatever Thomas's ancesry, his line ended with the death of his son, William, in 1924
  12. The MI for Thomas snr and his wife reads: In memory of Thomas Mylrea of BallaKilley, Lonan, who died February 11, 1881, aged 76 years. Also Anne, wife of the above, who died June 22, 1880, aged 74 years
  13. In 1904, William and his surviving sisters (Jane & Isabella) successfully sued for the estate of their sister, Ann Kinrade

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

Thomas's maternal grandmother:v 1784 A10 CLAGUE Alice Crain [bur Lon 17840402]; d 1 Apr 1784; eldest son Wm,Thos,John; dau Cath, Isabel, Eliz; husb Wm; witt James Christian x,Isabel quine x; 1795 Thos acks

Thomas's maternal grandfather: 1787-2 E w CLAGUE William [bur Lon 17870712]; d 28 Jun; eldest dau Cath (cow called dooag), Isabel, Eliz; son John, Thos, Wm (exec)

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