WILLIAM MYLREA jnr & JANE MYLREA als KILLIP

WILLIAM MYLREA

LONAN 1883

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This is the last joint will and testament of William Mylrea and Jane Mylrea his wife of Laxey, in the parish of Lonan

We leave, devise and bequeath unto our son Thomas Mylrea that dwelling house and premises whether we at present reside together with that house now used by us as stable and adjoining said dwelling house situate and being in Laxey in the parish of Lonan and also that parcel of land called and known by the name of Crott Baljean with the dwelling houses and buildings erected thereon situate and being in the parish of Lonan to possess the same at and after the death of the survivor of us absolutely.

We leave, devise and bequeath unto our son William Mylrea all and singular three dwelling houses situate and being in Laxey in the parish of Lonan and adjoining the dwelling house herein left and bequeathed unto our son Thomas on the south, the road leading to the Great Laxey Mines on the east, and our other property on the north also all and singular a certain parcel of land called and known by the name Cronk ne Brace situate and being in the parish of Lonan and adjoining the lands of John Killip on the south to possess the said houses and lands at and after the death of the survivor of us absolutely.

We leave, devise and bequeath unto our daughter Jane wife of John Taylor all and singular a certain dwelling house situate in the parish of Lonan and adjoining the stable herein left and bequeathed unto our son Thomas to possess the same at and after the decease of the survivor of us absolutely forever.

We leave and bequeath unto our daughter Margaret wife of James Crowe that dwelling house adjoining the dwelling house herein left and bequeathed unto our daughter Jane situate in Laxey in the parish of Lonan as aforesaid to possess the same at and after the decease of the survivor of us absolutely forever.

We leave, devise and bequeath unto our two aforenamed daughters namely Jane and Margaret that small dwelling house adjoining at the north end of the houses herein left and bequeathed unto our son William to possess the same equally between them from and after the death of the survivor of us absolutely forever.

And I the said William Mylrea do hereby leave, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane Mylrea all my right, title and interest in and unto the whole of the aforesaid and bequeathed real property lands, houses and premises for and during her natural life time together with all my personal estate.

And I the Jane Mylrea do hereby leave, devise and bequeath unto my beloved husband William Mylrea all my right, title and interest in and unto the whole of the aforesaid and bequeathed lands, houses and premises for and during his natural life time should he be survivor.

And we the said William Mylrea and Jane his said wife do hereby nominate and appoint our aforenamed son Thomas Mylrea executor in trust of this our last will and testament to carry out our intentions as herein mentioned and set forth. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names this 18th day of February 1879.

Note the words ‘said dwelling house’ on the first page was interlined before this will was executed and also the words ‘of the’ on the second page hereof. William Mylrea, Jane Mylrea her mark X

Signed by the testators in our presence and in presence of eachother as witnesses hereunto Robert Kewley, John Cottier

Diocese of Sodor & Mann} At a Chapter Court held at Douglas on the 26th April 1883 Robert Kewley and John Cottier the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William Mylrea late of Laxey Glen in the parish of Lonan, deceased, who died on or about the 4th day of January 1883 having made oath on the Holy Evangelist that the testator William 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 his presence at his request and in the presence of eachother did then and there subscribe their names as executing witnesses thereto Thomas Mylrea son of the testator nominated in said will …… is therefore sworn well and truly to fulfill and execute said will and to administer all and singular the personal estate and effects of the deceased according to law by paying his just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies contained in said will so far forth as his estate and effects will thereto extend and the law bind him and to return to the Diocesan Registry of this Diocese of Sodor and Man a full, true and perfect of the inventory of the said estate and effects with an accurate account of his administration thereof when thereto lawfully required and to these ends he hath given pledges namely Robert Kewley of Laxey and John Cottier of Laxey both in the parish of Lonan who have entered into and executed the usual Bond in the presence of this Court.

Probatum est, R. Jebb

NOTES

  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. William Mylrea jnr and Jane Killip were married in Lonan in 1838
    • William jnr was the older son of William Mylrea snr & Ann Fargher, and born 1811
    • Jane was the daughter of Patrick Killip & Isabella Moore, and born 1814
  3. They had 9 children, 4 of whom were named in their joint will in 1883
    • Ann 1838-1851
    • Thomas 1841
    • Jane 1843, married John James Taylor, a miner
    • William 1845-1851
    • Margaret 1848, married James Crowe, a miner
    • Isabella 1850-1852
    • William 1852
    • Isabella 1854-1856
    • John 1857-1877
  4. This will shows that William & Jane owned a row of houses in Laxey (Mylrea's Terrace) as well as land, suggesting that this was a prosperous family
  5. Their youngest son John was listed as a scholar in the 1871, perhaps an indication that this child was destined for a future beyond the lead mines, at which his two older brothers were already working. Sadly, the boy died when he was 19
  6. The Baljean lands left to Thomas came into the family through Jane Killip's 1838 Marriage Contract
  7. Their two surviving sons, Thomas & William, did not marry and lived with their parents until both parents died, in 1883 & 1879 respectively
  8. Their son William died not long after his father and the land left to him by his parents, Cronk ne Brace, was sold by his brother Thomas to Egbert Rydings & Hampton in 1889
  9. No will for William exists but when Thomas died in 1893, he left his estate mostly to the families of his two sisters, Jane & Margaret
  10. The Mylrea family has several headstones in the Lonan Cemetery
  11. The deaths of the two adult sons without issue spelled the end of this line of Mylreas that reached back to Braddan of the early 1700s

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