Will - 1759 (Marown)

This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of Ann Molrea of the town of Douglas who departed this life on or about the 20th of March 1759 being of sound mind and memory at the making thereof.

First she committed her soul to God and her body to Christian funeral.

She bequeathed to John Murray’s daughter a pair of shoes and her cape. She left to James Corrin’s daughter her ribbands.

She left to Jony Cain a white muslin apron.

She left to her two sisters sixpence legacy each.

Lastly she nominated constituted and appointed her brother Hugh Molrea whole and sole executor of all the rest of her goods moveable and immoveable of what kind and nomination so ever

Witnesses Elizabeth Murray, John Stole ] jurati

At a Chapter Court holden at Douglas October 29th 1759

The executor is sworn in Court in form of law and hath given pledges for payment of debts and legacies namely John Stole parish clerk and Robert Moore of Braddan solicitor

Probatum est

Robert Radcliff, Matthew Curphey


  1. Ann was the daughter of Hugh McYlrea & Margaret Cain, who married Braddan 1716
  2. Ann did not marry
  3. The name Hugh is quite rare in Mylrea genealogy. Her father Hugh was from Michael where the name was quite common. He was the son of Kath Corjeag and John McYlrea who married in 1780 in Michael.
  4. Hugh and his mother sold land there in 1703, and Hugh later sold a house and garden in Michael in 1718, after the death of his mother
  5. No baptism record of Ann but her mother's 1739 will nominated Hugh MEYLREA (1716), Cath (1719), Margaret (1722), Ann & John (1727)
  6. Mother Margaret Mylrea als Cain als Kinnish died 1739 in Braddan; father Hugh died 1757 but did not leave a will
  7. Brother Hugh Mylrea married Margaret Teare in Braddan 1761 (he died in 1778 after falling into the Douglas river and drowning)
  8. Ann's will indicates that sisters Cath and Margaret were still alive, as was brother Hugh but brother John had disappeared

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Last updated: Aug 2019