Malew August 1696

This is affirmed to be the last will of Katherine Cain als Mcylrea, who committed her soul to God and body to Christian burial. Item to the poor a sheep and if her son William Cain pleases some barley. To Jony McYlrea her brother's daughter a yard of fine linen or a kerchief. Item to her grandson William Cain her part of the sheep which they had betwixt them Item to her daughter-in-law William Cain’s wife all her shaped clothes linen and woollen And lastly she constituted her abovesaid son William Cain sole executor of all the rest of her goods moveable & immoveable whatsoever.

Witness: Thomas Taylor, Hen Taylor] jurati

Probatum est & solivit 10p

The executor sworn in Court in form of law

Pledges secure the office and pay all debts ...... ...... ......& John Preston


  1. Buried July 1696, Katharin McYlrae
  2. No information as to her parents, or who she married but most likely she married a William Cain who presumably was already dead
  3. Could she be the daughter of John McYlrea (d1654) and Ellin McYlrea als Bell (d1682) who had children Thomas & Catherin born in the 1640s?
  4. Could the Jony mentioned in this will be the young woman who died in 1703 in Rushen, the wife of Henry Waterson?
  5. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  6. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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