Will - 1815 (German)

In the name of God Amen I Daniel Mylrea of the town of Peel being at present weak in body but of sound mind, memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

First I commit my soul to God and my body to Christian burial

And I leave and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Mylrea (who now lives with me) a legacy of two shillings and sixpence British and also whatever quantity of wheat shall be due and payable to me by Henry Roney of German, having already gifted and transferred unto and in favour of my daughter Jane a considerable portion of my formal estate and effects which I consider will be ample provision for her in life and also a remuneration unto her for her services, good care and attention to me from her childhood

Item I leave and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Corlett als Mylrea and Thomas Corlett of the said town of Peel her husband the sum of one pound three shillings and sixpence British principal of a promissory note passed to me by Thomas Kaighan dated the 16th October 1807 and also the interest due and arising thereon until paid, and I also leave and bequeath unto the said Thomas Corlett my top coat and all my wearing apparel and clothes (except my two best coats) and my linen

Item I leave and bequeath unto my son Daniel Mylrea of the said town of Peel a legacy of two shillings and sixpence British and my two best coats and also unto Margaret Kissack otherwise Mylrea my daughter and John Kissack of the said town of Peel her husband I leave and bequeath a legacy of ten shillings British being the balance due upon a promissory note passed by John Cowley (Scravorley?) unto me

Item I leave and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Hesckytt or Hethkit otherwise Mylrea and Luke Hesckytt or Hethkit of Manchester her husband a legacy of five pounds British

And unto my daughter Elizabeth All otherwise Sewell otherwise Mylrea and William All of Malew her husband I leave and bequeath a legacy of two shillings and sixpence British

And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint the said Elizabeth All my daughter whole and sole executrix of this my will and residuary legatee of all and singular the rest, residue or remainder of my goods, rights, credits, chattels and effects.

As witness my subscription this twenty-fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. Daniel Mylrea his mark X

Signed, published and declared by the said Daniel Mylrea as and for his last will and testament in our presence who at his request become and subscribe our names as witnesses hereunto Henry Crain, Thomas Hewson } jurati

At a Chapter Court holden at St Johns 2nd June 1815

The executrix is sworn in Court in form of laws and hath given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies namely the witnesses to the will

Probatum est …… Cubbon

July 11th 1815 William All enters a claim against the estate of Daniel Mylrea deceased for the sum of £50 British

March 26th 1816 William Morrison enters a claim against said estate for the sum of £12 British


  1. Daniel – born about 1735-1745 judging by marriage date
  2. In the absence of another candidate, he is almost certainly the son of John Mylrea, Summoner of Ballaugh, and his first wife, Joney Kinread. Their son Daniel was baptised 1738 and alive when his father died 1781. In that case, his siblings were: Jane 1734, Mary 1741; Elinor 1744, Elizabeth 1747, William 1752-1765, John 1759
  3. Daniel married Ann Keigghen 1767, Rushen
  4. Ann died 1790, Rushen
  5. Daniel's surviving children: Margaret 1769, Ann 1770, Elizabeth 1773, Catherine 1775, Jane 1777, Daniel 1780
    • Margaret married John Kissack 1801; died aged 66, 1834 = birth year 1768
    • Elizabeth married John Sewell 1806, William All 1811
    • Catherine married Thomas Corlett 1801; died 1840 aged 64 = birth year 1776
    • Jane married William Kennaugh 1816; died 1850 aged 72 = birth year 1778
    • Daniel married Catherine Sayle 1801? Census = slate splitter (1841) slate quarrier (1851; = birth year 1780/1) - was he the Daniel Mylrea buried in 1853 aged 76 (so born 1777)???
  6. Catherine Corlett als Mylrea six children in German, Thomas (1801), Esther (1803), William (1805), John (1808), John (1811), John (1813), Daniel (1815). This last child was born just months before his grandfather died

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