Decree of Ellinor McYlvoy alias Faragher 1739-3 Lonan

Lonan, Feb: 12th 1739

Ellin’r McYlvoy departed this life about the 9th of this instant, intestate whereupon the Court hath decreed her only son Richard McYlvoy sole admin’r of all her goods moveable and Immoveable whatsoever he being under age, his uncles Thomas and Daniel Faragher together with John Moore are sworn in form of law who have given pledges John Quark & Wm Callow, both of KK Lonan.

The Inventory next Court

Decretum est solvit 2s 8d

John Cosnahan


  1. Brondall
  2. Buried 10th February 1739, Lonan
  3. Married Richard Molleyroy 13th November 1732. This was his his second wife
  4. Son Richard (McLEROY) born 1736 is only recorded baptism for Richard & Ellinor. Richard inherited his father's lands when father died in 1749. In 1757, Richard jnr was living in Douglas
  5. In 1757, Richard sold the lands he had inherited. He was 21 years of age and therefore not obliged to share the proceeds of the sale with his siblings which he would have done had he sold at an earlier age. His inheritance was reduced slightly because his father had remarried, and the third wife had some entitlement: Ellin a second wife of Richard Mylroi dying intestate, administration was granted to her only son Richard and Richard the father having married a third wife was only entitled to one eighth part which he devised to the said Richard his son who thereby was entitled to three eighth part of the said 16s 9d as by the said will and decree produced in Court. The said John who was entitled to one moiety of the said rent and the said Richard Mylroi who by deed dated 17rh Dec 1751 sold their several and respective shares to said William Crow (LV May 1760)
  6. No further evidence of Richard's existence can be found
  7. Recent DNA studies show that this family have Viking heritage, as opposed to the Mylreas who are Celtic - David the patriarch was not a Mylrea after all, despite the similarity in surname
  8. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

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