1730 - Will (Lonan)

KK Lonan 1731

This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of Isabell Melleyrey alias Moore who departed this life about the 17th December anno 1830. She being in good and perfect memory at the making thereof committed her soul to God and her body to Christian burial

Item she bequeathed to her eldest son John Melleyrey her half of their lands and a new stuff petticoat as legacy and being asked by one of the witnesses how she disposed of the crop she replied “What good would the one do him” ie. her said son John “without the other?”

Item she bequeathed all the rest of her clothes, linen and woollen, to her four daughters, viz Margaret, Isabell, Cathrine, Anne Melleyrey as legacy.

Item to her son David a choice petticoat.

Item she bequeathed to her husband Richard Melleyrey a choice cow or the mare as legacy.

Item lastly she bequeathed all the rest of her goods and chattels of what kind soever to her husband Richard Molleyroy and nominated him her whole and sole executor and desired him to take care of the children.

Testes: William Knakill my mark X, Anne Tear my mark ] jurati

The executor sworn in Court in form of law who has the children under age and their goods in his hands.

Probatum est et solvit


  1. Isabel Moore married Richard Meylroy 23rd November 1714 in Onchan
  2. She died 17th December 1730 (the parish register of burials has an indecipherable entry at the bottom of the page for 1730 which is likely to be Isabel)
  3. She had 6 children over 16 years of marriage to Richard: Margaret MYLRIOYE (1718), Isabel MYLROIY (1721), John (MYLROI) b1724, David (MYLROIE) b1727, Cathrine & Anne (no baptism record) - although Anne might be the McYLROY child baptised in 1730 with father Edward (not the first time such a mistake occurred in the parish registers)
  4. 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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Last updated: Aug 2019