KK Malew 1702

This is affirmed to be the last will of Margaret McYlrea als Gellin who departed this life the 17th day of November 1702 First she committed her soul to God and her body to Christian burial Item she bequeathed to her son John McYlrea half a steer of two years old Item she bequeathed to he son Robert ½ a colt Item she bequeathed to her son Thomas 6d legacy Item to her husband ½ the horse or ½ an ox whether ..... he pleased Item to her said husband her part of the crop being a quarter Lastly she left all the rest of her goods and chattels equally betwixt her three daughters Jony, Elizabeth and Catherine McYlrea and ordained them joint administrators

Testes Gilbert Carin, Elizabeth Bridson ] jurati

Catherine the only executor in the island and the father are sworn in form of law

Probatum est et solvit

The clear inventory given in by the husband and Catherine the only executor in this isle} £2/3/- Pledges for the father who has the goods of Jony and Elizabeth his daughters are Henry Taylor and William Bridson

Also from Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

note detailing money + goods to dau Cath inc 3 yds fine linen at 3s + "laid out at her funeral charges 12s + 4s for a sheet; also 9s pd to her sis Elizth 'to annex to will of Margt Mylrea ..who died about 3 yrs ago"


  1. Fildraw
  2. Margaret Wellin was the wife of Thomas McYlrea. They married in 1654, and had at least 10 children: John (1658) John (1659) Thomas (1662) Nicho (1665-1699) Robert (1668-1669) Robert (1670) Jony (1672) Elizabeth (1676) Margaret (16??) Catherine (16??), of whom six were alive when Margaret died
  3. Son John married Elizabeth Shimmin 1686; Thomas married Cath Bell 1686; Nicho married Christian Gawne in 1692, and died in 1699. No information regarding son Robert
  4. Husband Thomas originally compounded the Fildraw lands with his son John in 1666 (1704 Composition Book) although his family might have already held the land
  5. It was a troubled legacy over the generations, eventually passing out of Mylrea hands in the late 1700s
  6. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  7. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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Last updated: Sept 2013