THOMAS MYLREA & ELIZABETH als COWIN 1853 Douglas

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of which we may die possessed to have and to hold the same the said survivor of us and to the heirs and assigns of such survivor and subject to be disposed as he or she may think proper But in case such survivor shall depart this life without having disposed of the premises or without leaving any other last will and testament except the present then our said dwelling house and premises and our said real and personal property and estate are to be equally divided and we hereby jointly and severally devise the same equally to and amongst our three sons William Mylrea and Philip Mylrea of Liverpool and John Mylrea of the said town of Douglas to have and to hold all and singular the premises real and personal equally to and amongst our said three sons and their heirs and assigns and administrators and executors forever share and share alike from and after the death of the survivor of us as aforesaid in case such survivor shall not have sold or otherwise by deed or will disposed of the same as before mentioned And we do hereby nominate and appoint the survivor or longer liver of us to be the executor or executrix hereof and do hereby revoke and declare void all former or other wills by us or either of us heretofore at any time made and do declare this alone to be and contain our joint last will and testament In witness whereof we have hereunto set and subscribed our names and hands this 13th day of January 1848 Thomas Mylrea, Elizabeth Mylrea her X mark

Signed published and declare by the testator and testatrix to be their joint last will and testament in presence of us who at their request and in their presence have set our names as witness hereto Robert Kelly, Rich Sherwood jnr

At an Ecclesiastical Court held in Douglas 10th February 1854 Robert Kelly one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing paper writing having made oath upon the Holy Evangelist that Thomas Mylrea the executing party thereto was of sound mind duly signed and executed the same in his presence and in the presence of Richard Sherwood junior the other subscribing witness thereto as and for his last will and testament Elizabeth Mylrea the executrix therein named is therefore sworn to well and truly to fulfil and execute the same according to law and also to pay all the just debts, legacies and funeral expenses of the testator so far forth as the goods will extend and the law bind her and to return to the Archdeacon’s Registry a true and perfect inventory of the said estate with an accurate account of her acts and proceedings in the premises where thereto lawful required and to these ends she has given pledges namely John Mylrea and William Allen who have executed the usual bond in presence of the Court

Probatum est

T.A.Corlett

To the worshipful Thomas Arthur Corlett Vicar General The petition of William Mylrea & Philip Mylrea of the town of Liverpool sheweth that Thomas Mylrea of the town of Douglas and Elizabeth his wife sometime since executed a will and appointed the survivor executor and upon the decease of the said Thomas Mylrea the said will was duly proved by the said Elizabeth Mylrea on the 10th day of February 1854 That the said Elizabeth Mylrea has since departed this life and it is necessary for administration of the estate of the said Thomas Mylrea with the said will annexed should be granted to some fit and proper person and petitioners beg to propose John Mylrea of the town of Douglas as a fit and proper person wherefore petitioners pray hearing hereof and that your worship may be pleased to grant administration of the estate and effects of the said Thomas Mylrea with the said will annexed to the said John Mylrea and petitioners will pray

James Spittal for the petitioners

Ordered that this petition do come and be heard at a Court holden at Douglas upon Friday next whereof all proper parties to have due notice Given this 14th December 1857 T.A.Corlett

At an Ecclesiastical Court held at Douglas 18th December 1857 ……….. this petition in the presence of the parties or their advocates and it appearing that Elizabeth Mylrea executor of Thomas Mylrea some time since departed this life having fully administered the said estate and it appearing that some fit and proper person to administer the administered portion thereof with his will annexed John Mylrea is sworn well and truly to administer the administered portion in terms of the said will and according to law to return a full true and perfect inventory of the said estate with an accurate account of his acts and proceedings at the premises of the Archdeacon’s Registry of this Devise where therewith can .. required and to these ends he has given pledges namely William Sayle and George Morrison who have executed the usual bond in presence of the Court

Probatum est

T.A.Corlett

NOTES

  1. Thomas's parents were Edward Mylrea & Dorothy Fargher als Kewley who married in 1766, Lonan
  2. Thomas Mylrea was baptised 1774. He married Elizabeth Cowin 1802 and he was a tailor
  3. He was the second of three sons: Edward, Thomas & William
  4. Thomas & Elizabeth had four sons: Thomas b1803, William b1805, Philip b1809, John b1818
  5. Oldest son Thomas died of TB in 1845 in Liverpool. His infant daughter had died several years before. He was a tailor
  6. Second son William lived in Liverpool and was survived by two daughters
  7. Sons Philip and John enjoyed great successes in their professional lives
  8. Grandson John Allen Mylrea, son of John born 1818, was a politician
  9. Thomas died 1853 and Elizabeth died 1857
  10. The bondsmen for Elizabeth's probate were her son John, and William Allen who was not John's business partner but might have been a relative of John's wife, Jane als Allen

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