KK Malew March 6th 1682

……….testament of Ellin Inyreah who was then of good and perfect memory committed her soul to God and body to Christian burial praying earnestly … . of his great mercy would be graciously pleased to forgive her her sins
Item she bequeathed to the poor a firlot of malt 2 geese and wheat to be distributed at the discretion of the executors among the poor
Item she bequeathed to Thomas Bell ..... a sheet a blanket and best coat and what she …… ….. before and to her daughter Joney Bell a kerchief and to Elizabeth and Catherine Bell a kerchief apiece
Item to her ….. grandchild Thomas Mcylloriah half a heifer
Item to her daughter Catherine a kerchief
Item she nominated constituted and ordained her son Thomas Mcylloriah her only and lawful executor of all the rest of her goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever excepting a kerchief which she bequeathed unto Thomas Parr
Testes Thomas Parr, John Quackin ] jurati

The executor at age and sworn in court in form of law

The inventory of the abovesaid Ellin Inyreah viewed and prised by sworn men Thomas Bridson, John Quackin, Thomas Bridson Fildraw, and Thomas Quiddie
Iprimis a blanket and sheet 5/6
Item .. a young cow and .. an old cow and calf 19/-
Item a petticoat 8d

Pledges secured ………John Quackin and  John Bell


  1. Ellin Inyroah was buried 13th March, 1682
  2. Wife of John Mylrea who died 1654
  3. One of several Mylrea-Bell marriages through the generations
  4. Children: Thomas and Catherine
  5. Catherine might be the Katherin Cain als McYlrea who died 1696, and left a legacy to Jony, her brother's daughter
  6. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  7. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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Last updated: August 2013