The last will and testament of Gilbert Milrea who departed this world the 23rd September 1649 as followeth I do bequeath my soul unto the hands of Almighty God and my body to Christian burial I bequeath all my goods moveable and immoveable unto my daughter ........... Milera and she to be my lawful executor also ..... Mr William Huddleston to be overseer of my ....... .daughter?

Testes hereof .... Huddleston .... Shimin ..... Brew

Herewith is a perfect inventory of the goods of Gilbert Marillrea prised by Nicholas Gelling, John Vondy, Nicholas Quiggin, Robert Shimin this 27th October 1749

[short list of items] sum is 38s

Executor Margaret? Mcylriah John Tubman


  1. Born 1600-1610?
  2. Gilbert was buried 27th September 1649
  3. Name Gilbert is very uncommon amongst Mylrea families except in KK Michael where the name Gilbert McGilrea was recorded several times in land documents in the 1500s
  4. Mentioned in the will of Clement Quiggan 1633 as a pledge
  5. Presentment: 1637 Gilbert Mylrea & Christian Bell in Malew [Gilbt Mallerah cum Christian Bell, Mor sua est]
  6. Not mentioned in the will of 1646 Ales (Alice) MacYllrea so presumably not a son. No other Malew candidates
  7. The Huddleston family enjoyed life in the upper levels of economic order such as Water Bailiff and attorneys so making Mr Huddleston the overseer of his unnamed daughter might suggest that (a) Gilbert's wife was already dead, and (b) there was no other family to take that responsiblity
  8. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  9. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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