Will - 1654 (Ballaugh)

Copied from Joyce Oates' Archdeacon Wills 1651-1657 because it was embedded on p280 of a 666 page .pdf document

March 12th 1653 Ballaugh

The last will and testament of Jaine Mcylrea

first committed her soule to God and her bodie of Christian burial

It: left a firlett of corne to ye poore

It: she left to her sonne John Coraige all her pte of ye household stufe and her pte of ye oats yt was in his own hands

It: shee left to Jony Casement a wheele

It: shee constituted and ordained her daughter Margarett her true and lawefull executor of all ye rest of her goods whatsoever

pbat est et solvit

Testes Jo: Cowley, Jo: Corraige Jurati

Tho: Cowley hath past his word yt an inventorye shall bee brought in within 14 dayes sub pena duble value


  1. Dollough?
  2. Burial 18th February, 1654 (recorded 1653 as per the old calendar)
  3. The most likely candidate for this woman is the daughter of Raynold Mc ilrea & Ellin Gawn, both of whom died in 1600 in Ballaugh
  4. The wills of Raynold & Ellin both mention, inter alia, a daughter named Jane who would have been born in the last decade or two of the 1500s
  5. Aunt of John de Dollough and great aunt of his son, William Mc ylrea, the patriarch of the Deemster/Archbishop/Attorney General line
  6. Wife of Ffynlo Corraige (d Dec 1654, 10 months after Jaine); children John (married Jony Casement) & Margaret
  7. Husband held lands in Balla cain quarterland, as did her parents
  8. Son and grandson, both named John Corraige, engaged in several sales of land to William Mc ylrea of the Dollough in the 1670s -1680s, and the Corraige family had previously been joint tenants with the Mylreas in various land records

Associated documents

  • Story: Nicholas Mylrea jnr (1747-1823) (distant nephew)

    Last updated: July 2018