1844 - Chancery Petition (Michael)


To His Excellency Major General John Ready Lieutenant Governer and Chancellor of this Isle

The humble petition of Catharine Mylrea Crellin of the parish of Michael


That petitioner has filed her action in Her Majesty’s Court of Exchequer of Pleas against William Thomas Calvet of … who is one of the shareholders in the Isle of Man Joint Stock Bank for the amount of petitioner’s deposit in the said Bank

That petitioner is advised she cannot proceed with safety to the trial of the said cause without having at the said … the Deed of Separation of the said company the Transfer Book and the Cash Book and ledger kept at the Bank in Douglas

That the said Deed of Separation has been duly enrolled upon the records and is now in the custody of this … the Clerk of The Rolls and the said books are in the custody of D.J. Wilson … receiver appointed by this Honourable Court of the estate and effects of the said Banking company

Wherefore petitioner prays a hearing hereof and that your Excellency may be pleased to authorise the said receiver to attend at the said trial on Wednesday the 31st instant with the said Cash Book, Ledger and Transfer Book and also to allow … said Deed of Separation to be taken over to Liverpool to the said trial in the custody of one of the Clerks … in the Rolls Office and petitioner will pray

Ridgway Harris for petitioner

Ordered that this petition do come on to be heard at Castle Rushen tomorrow from

Given this 14th August 1844. J Ready

At Castle Rushen the 17 August 1844

Upon hearing this petition at a special Chancery Court holden on the 15 instant and upon holding the same under consideration until this day, it is ordered that the Deed and books in this petition mentioned be produced by the receiver appointed by this court and by a Clerk from The Rolls Office in the trial of the suit depending in Her Majesty’s Court of Exchequer in England at the suit of the petitioner against Thomas Calvet, she the petitioner paying all reasonable expenses attending the production of the said Deed and books J. Ready


  1. Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General; and once possessors of the Dollough estate
  2. Only daughter of Robert Quayle & Catharine Mylrea, and b1792
  3. Her mother was the younger daughter of Rev William Mylrea & Ellinor als Gell, baptised 1768 in Andreas. Her mother died soon after her baby's birth
  4. Catherine Mylrea Quayle married John Christian Crellin & the couple had 12 children in Castletown
  5. John Christian Crellin died 1842 so this petition is probably associated with his business dealings

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