Will - 1852 (Peel) Chancery Petition #16

German 16

To his worship Thomas Arthur Corlett esq, Vicar General etc etc

The humble petition of Philip St Andrew Moore of Peel


That Margaret McMurray, your petitioner’s mother, lately departed this life intestate, leaving your petitioner and Jane Price Moore, a minor, her surviving children

That your petitioner therefore prays a hearing thereof and that your worship may be pleased to grant administration of the goods and effects of the said Margaret McMurray to your petitioners, and he will pray etc etc. J. Kelly jnr for petitioner

Ordered that this petition be heard at an Ecclesiastical Court to be held at KK Michael on Thursday the 25th inst whereof all proper parties to have notice. Given this 25th March 1852 T.A.Corlett

At an Ecclesiastical Court held in KK Michael the 25th March 1852

Upon hearing this petition in presence of the parties or their advocates and it appearing that Margaret McMurray otherwise Moore, widow, some time ago departed this life intestate, leaving … the petitioner and Jane Price Moore who are therefore as her only children and next of kin decreed joint administrators of all and singular the goods, rights, credits, chattels and effects of the said deceased

And the petitioner is sworn well and truly to administer the said estate and to pay all just debts and funeral expenses of the deceased so far forth as the goods will extend, and the law bind him and to return to the Episcopal Registry of this diocese, a full, true and perfect inventory of the said estate and an accurate account of his acts and proceedings of the premises and there unto lawfully required, and to these ends he has given pledges namely Bazil Mylrea of Peel and John Kelly of German who have entered into the usual bond in presence of the Court

Decretum est T. A. Corlett


18th June, John Keawn claims Sterling £15

Following – three pages itemised inventory total value £51/13/6

...... Christian, Thomas Corkan, Richard Kinvig, William Ratstan


  1. Margaret was the daughter of William Mylrea & Jane Plaice and born about 1803 in Peel
  2. She had an illigetimate son George with Philip Moore, the grandson of Sir George Moore, in 1828
  3. A year later she married Philip Moore and had two more children: Philip St Andrew 1831 & Jane Price 1835
  4. Philip snr died in 1836 and Margaret subsequently married Thomas Graves McMurray in 1842 of the Royal Navy
  5. Daughter Jane Price Moore married John Kelly, the advocate, who might have been her guardian (see 1845 petition) or her guardian's son

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