Will - (1700) Michael

Oct 8th 1700
Last will and testament of Ellinor Cannell als McYlrea who departed this life 24 day of September 1700 of good and perfect memory, in manner and form following.

First, she committed her soul to God and her body to Christian burial.

Item She left and bequeathed unto her daughter Kath a blanket and a sheet and a cow and a calf legacy.

Item She left unto her …. a woollen wheel likewise.

Item She left unto her daughter Bahy ten shills and two sheep legacy.

Item To her son Nich she left ten shills and two sheep.

Item To her daughter Margaret a qrt of a steer and two sheep legacy.

Item She nominated and appointed her son Gilbert her true and lawful executor of all the rest of her goods moveable and immoveable in presence.

Item To the witnesses of her will, sixpence apiece legacy.

Item To her two daughters Kath and Margt apiece laughtan for petty coats and to her daughter Bahy …. quats of grey wool

Inventory of the goods of Ellinor Cannel prized by four sworn men John Caine, Tho Caine, Hugh Wood and Wm Grimsey after all debts and amounts to £2/7/0

Jo Cain his mark, ...... Grimsher her mark X } jurati

The executor is sworn in form of law

Probatum est & solvit

8th Nov 1700 Gilbt Cain enters against the Exec of Ellin Mc Ylrea for 2s and craves tryal Eoden die:

Mary Quayle enters for 8s

15th July 1717 NIch Cannell owns to be paid from his brother Gilbt Cannell the ten shills & 2 sheep bequeathed to him in the within will. Witness his subscription Nich Cannell his mark X.

Before me J. Woods Reg Ep

.. & anno supradict

Margaret Cannell owned to be paid 4s 6d ... for the quarter of a steer bequeathed .. her in the within will. Witness her mark Margaret cannell her mark X

Before me J. Woods Reg Ep

I Margarett Cannell to Gilt Cannell of KK Michael do hereby acknowedge myself to be fully paid and satisfied in whatever goods and effects was due to me the said Margaret by the death of my mother Ellinor Cannell als Mcylrea. I say satisfied in penny and pennyworth as witness my name and mark May the 15th 1718. Margaret Cannell my mark X

Witesses Wm Grensaw my mark X, Jon Caine my mark X



  1. Ballacooley
  2. Married Rich Cannell in 1659 - children Gilbert (1669); Bahie (1671); Ellin (1673); Nich (1676). No baptism records for Kath or Margaret but both also mentioned in will
  3. Two marriages for Ellin Mc ylrea & Rich Cannell couples - one Ellin died in 1690/1 and the other in 1700
  4. The Ellin who died in 1690/91 was born about 1630 (NOTE: I believe there is an error in her age and she was probably 70 when she died, not 60 which would put her birth during the early 1620s)
  5. The Ellinor Cannel als Mylrea who died in 1700 might have been the daughter-in-law of Ellinor Cannell als Mylrea who died in 1689/90. Her son Gilbert was the tenant of Ballacooley in 1680 but he died in 1725, naming his siblings as his children's supervisors
  6. Rich Cannell who died in 1689 had children Ellinor, Hugh and Donald so was not the husband of Ellin who died in 1700 (and probably not the husband of Elin who died in 1690) since the children's names are different
  7. 1679 LIVES FOR MICHAEL - record of an Ellin Mcylrea, daughter of Ric Mcylrea (and possibly wife of Rich Cannell) - in fact, this is a mistake and she was the daughter of Thomas
  8. 1687 COMPOSITION BOOKS shows Rich Cannell & Thomas Gremsher as partners on Ballacooley (see name of witness to Ellin's 1700 will)
  9. Several Mylrea-Cannell marriages in Michael in the 1600s (Jony Mylrea & William? Cannell ; Ellin & Rich Cannell m1659; Jane Mylrea & Jon Cannell c1670; Mary Mylrea & Rich Cannell c1690)

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1725-1 E d CANNELL Gilbert d 19 Feb; ch Danl, John, Gilbert; next relns of fa side supv Nich Cannel, Margt + Cath cannel, Phinlo Craine h/o Bahe Cannell); wife alive

Last updated: Dec 2018