Will - 1729 (Michael)

KK Michael 1729

The will of Jane Cannell als Mcylrea of Ballachruink in the parish above made and declared about the latter end of July 1724 being of perfect mind and memory at the making thereof.

In primis she committed her soul to God and body to Christian burial.

Item she left to her daughter Mary Cain all her shaped clothes linen and woollen and to the said Mary's daughter her riding hood.

Item she left to her daughter Cath Callister her share of the canvasses and of the clothes commonly used in the house.

Item she left to her grandchildren viz her son Jon's and daughter Mary's children a sheep each;

and lastly she nominated her said son Jon Cannell sole executor of all the rest of her worldly goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever.

Witnesses Jon Kelly his mark X, Chas Cannell his mark X

The executor sworn in Court and gave in the witnesses as pledges

Probatum est solvit 8d


  1. Dollough
  2. Daughter of William Mcylrea & Ann Christian, baptised 16th June 1647
  3. married John Cannell, Ballacruink, Dromrewagh (Michael)
  4. No marriage records survive for Ballaugh in the 1660-1680 window but probably married 1668/1672
  5. She was buried 8th March, 1729 aged 82
  6. Husband Jon Cannell died 1723
  7. Children William (married Alice Kelly), John (married Ann Cannon) Mary (married Cain), Cath (married John Callister)
  8. Alice Kelly was a widow, with four young children when she married William, heir at law to Ballachruink

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1723-2 E w CANNELL John declared 21 Aug 1723; Ballachruink; dau Cath (had m/c with John Calister); wife alive; unnamed gch; son John + dau Mary Cain als Cannell execs

1730-3 E d CANNELL William d 17 jan 1730/1; Ballachrink; next relns fa side uncle John Cannel, aunt Mary Cain + Cath Calister(w/o John) admrs of goods by decease of fa; half sibs Gilbt, Ann, Joney + James Kelly admrs of all other goods (all ua - their fa Wm Kelly); wife alive (?pregnant)

From A Manx Notebook CD Marriage Contracts

dated 29 Jun 1714; Jon Cannel (Ballacrunk) + wife Jane als Mylrea obo son Wm; Wm Kelly + wife Ann als Corlett obo dau Alice (KK Michael);to marry before 1 aug; Cannells to give half estate + half fishing netts; Kellys to give £14; witt Wm Quayle, x, Wm Croughan x, Wm Corlett; Court. Oct 1714

Last updated: Dec 2018