Will - 1633 (Malew)

In the name of God Amen
I Clement Ineylria ………… in body but supple in mind and of good and perfect memory praised be God do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to Christian burial
Item I leave to the poor 3 half firlots of malt and a firlot of wheat and firlot of oatmeal and a sheep
Item to Margaret ….….. a bowl of barley upon the .... to use for her ....
Item to Marriot ….'s child a young sheep
Item I leave to my sister Alice a petticoat and 2s

All the rest of my goods moveable and immoveable and immoveable I leave to my husband Hugh Quiggan whom I do ordain my lawful executor

Robert Parr, William Brew

[more text but quite unreadable]

Also from Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

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  1. No record of her burial but might Clement be a daughter of Thomas Mylrea & Ales (Alice?) Bell (a suggestion made solely on the basis of her sister's name), and thus the grand daughter of Annas McIllrea als Quain who died in 1603? Ales Bell died 1646 but did not mention an Alice amongst her children although she died 13 years after Clement. If there was a daughter Alice, she could have died in the interim
  2. Joyce Oates asserts that Clement was the sister-in-law of Alice(thus Clement was the sister of Thomas, not his daughter)
  3. A Gilbert Mcyellria died 1649 in Malew but no links are apparent between him and the family of Thomas Mylrea and Ales (Alice?) Bell
  4. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  5. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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