Will - 1684 (Ballaugh)

Margt. Mcylrea als Craine departed this life on the 24th(?) of October last intestate, whereof the Church having intelligence hath decreed that Margt, Kathrin, Thos. & Wm. Mcylrea her children sole and joint administrators of all her goods moveable & immoveable whatsoever; the next of kindred supervisors and a legacy to the husband upon sight of the inventory. Wm. Craine and Robt Curlet (in behalf of his wife) are sworn supervisors according to law. Jon Craine and Ann Craine are to be forthwith sworn which is accordingly done.

Salvo tamen missings suo jure

Decretum est & solvit ij (2s) vj (5p)

October 17th 1685 William Mcylrea and Jon Mcylrea do enter their claims against the administrators of Margt. Mcylrea als Craine, for the sum of forty-five shills sterling due unto them by the contraction of the said Margt as will be made to appear and crave ......


  1. First wife of Thomas McYlrea (Ballacooiley), married 1670s?
  2. Five children: Ann (1673-1673), Catherine (b1678), John (1678-1681), Thomas (b1680), William (b1682), Margaret (b1684). Ann had died soon after her birth.
  3. Strange that she did not mention John who was the heir at law to the estate
  4. Ballacooiley estate went to the oldest son of William after John died in 1739 without issue
  5. Claimants William & Jon McYlrea might be her brothers-in-law (ie. Thomas's brothers) for her sons were too young to be claiming against their mother's will

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