Will - 1799 (Bride)

The Last will and testament of Mary Mylderraa She departed this life the 26th of January 1799 being in perfect Mind and memory at the making thereof:

First She Committed her Soul to God and her Body to Christian Burial

Secondly She left and Bequeath unto Cathrine Quine alias Tear her [Bat]

She Left unto Jane Tear her Chist

She Left six pence Each to Every one that would claim A Right in her will

She Left one Shilling Each to the witnesses of her will

Lastly She Nominated and appointed her Sister Elinor Tear alias Myldera whole and Sole Executrix of all her Goods and Chattells, Moveable and Immoveable whatsoever

Witnesses Present Daniel Kneen his mk x, Patrick Moughtin Jur

At a Chapter Court holden at KK Michael June 12th 1799 Notwithstanding this will is proved but by one witness yet as no Objection has been offered Daniel Tear husband of Elinor Tear is Sworn in Court in form of Law & hath given Pledges for the payment of Debts & Legacies viz’t Patr. Mughtyn the witness & John Craine of Ballaugh

Probatum est

Tho’s Cubbon

Transcribers Note: The surname Mylderra is quite clearly written in two locations within the body of the Will. However the Parish Index shows Mylrea, as does the Main Wills Index and there is burial record for Mary Mylrea on Lawson’s Burial Index for the date of death recorded above.


  1. Daughter of William Mylrea & Jane Tear who married 6th July 1727 Ballaugh, Isle of Man
  2. No specific information about William's parents. One candidate is William, son of William Mylrea & Margaret als Clark (Jurby), born 1702; another is son of Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle born early 1700s (probably Ballaugh). In the case of the latter candidate, there is the possibility that Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle had married William, son of William Mylrea & Ann Christian. A William (1701), a Margaret (1703), a John (1706) were recorded as born to a William Mylrea in Ballaugh
  3. William & Jane had daughters Jane (1729, Ballaugh), Margaret & Ellinor (1736, Ballaugh), Catherine (1739, Ballaugh). Mary was mentioned in both her parents' wills 1774 but has no baptismal record
  4. Both her parents, William & Jane, died in 1774
  5. Sisters Jane married Robert Caine (maybe in Douglas), Margaret married Charles Kewish (1766, Ballaugh), Nelly (Ellinor) married Daniel Tear (1768, Ballaugh). Mary & Catherine did not marry
  6. Jane & Robert Caine: children - Robert 1761-1763, Margaret 1764, John 1769, Daniel 1773
  7. Margaret & Charles Kewish: children - William (b1767 Ballaugh), Charles (b1769 Bride) m Jane McKnight, Leonora (b1771 Bride) m Thomas Sayle, Jane (b1774 Bride), Christian (b1777 Bride), John (b1779-1781 Bride), Ann (b1781 Bride)
  8. Nelly (Ellinor) & Daniel Tear: Daniel (b1768 Ballaugh), Jane (b1770 Ballaugh), James (b1772 Bride), Cath (b1777 Ballaugh), Margaret (b1781, Jurby)
  9. Mary and her mother both died in Jurby, perhaps living with Nelly and her husband Daniel Tear, although both were buried in Ballaugh, as William, Mary's father, was
  10. Catherine died in Douglas in 1789
  11. The two legatees, Catherine Quine als Tear and Jane Tear, might have been her nieces, daughters of sister Nelly

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1805 A 58 TEAR Elinor Mylrea dated 4 Jan 1805; son James; dau Jane, Cath, Margt; husb Daniel exor 1799 (she was buried march 31)

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