Will - 1877 (Michael)

originallly submitted by Shirley C. Hogensen to Brian Lawson

Michael 1877

This is the last will and testament of me Mary Elizabeth Mylrea of Glenwillyn in the parish of Michael widow being of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding at the time of the making hereof and hereby revoking every former will made by me. I do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

I leave devise and bequeath to my daughter Jane wife of William Callister of Long Island America the sum of Ten pounds sterling.

I leave devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Elizabeth wife of John Caine the sum of ten pounds sterling.

I leave devise and bequeath to each of my two sons namely William Mylrea and Philip Cain Mylrea, the sum of five pounds sterling.

I leave devise and bequeath to my son John Thomas Mylrea the residue and remainder of all my worldly goods moveable and immoveable personal and real of every denomination whatever.

And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said John Thomas Mylrea my sole executor of this my last will. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this twenty-seventh day of September 1877. Mary Elizabeth Mylrea

Declared by the testatrix to be her last will and testament in presence of us who in here presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Philip Mylrea John Kaighin Philip Mylrea and John Kaighin the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Mary Elizabeth Mylrea late of Glenwillyn in the parish of Michael widow deceased who died on the 20th day of October 1877 having made oath on the Holy Evangelists this the testatrix Mary Elizabeth Mylrea when of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding duly signed and acknowledged the same as and for her last will and testament in the presence and that they at the same time in the presence of the testatrix at her request and in the presence of each other did then and there subscribe their names as attesting witnesses

John Thomas Mylrea son of the testatrix the executor in the said named is therefore sworn well and truly to fulfil and execute the said will and to whereunto all and singular the personal estate and effects of the deceased according to law by paying the just debts funeral and testamentary expenses of the testatrix and the legacies contained in the said will so far forth as her estate and effects will thereto extend and the law bind him and to return into the Episcopal Registry of the Diocese of Sodor and Mann a full true and perfect inventory of the said estate and effects and an accurate account of his administration thereof when thereunto lawfully require and to these ends he hath given pledges namely Philip Cain Mylrea of the parish of Michael and Philip Mylrea of Saint Marks in the parish of Malew who have entered into and executed the usual bond in the presence of the Court.

Probatum est

R. Jebb


  1. Wife of Thomas Mylrea, the miller at Glen Wyllin, KK Michael. She was born in Ballaugh in 1810 and married Thomas in 1839. Thomas died in 1876
  2. Thomas was oldest son of Thomas Mylrea (1788-1860) a farm worker in Braddan & Margaret als Cowin
  3. The grand father of her husband Thomas had no baptismal, marriage or burial record. Nevertheless, he was identitied as a son in the will of Thomas Mylrea who died in 1773 and as such is the "missing link" between the Ballacooiley lineage and his son Thomas, born in 1788 (Mary Elizabeth's father-in-law)
  4. Thomas & Mary Elizabeth had seven children: Jane (baptised 20th May 1840), Margaret ( 3rd April 1842-1852), Mary Elizabeth (3rd February 1844), John Thomas (22nd November 1845), Sarah (23rd January 1848-1854), William (1st March 1850), Philip Caine (5th May 1853) - 5 survived
  5. Jane m William Callister; Mary Elizabeth m John Caine; John Thomas m Jane Stowell; William married Elizabeth Horsley; Philip Caine m Elizabeth Dickenson
  6. Jane &Philip Caine went to live in America; Mary Elizabeth & William went to the UK;
  7. John Thomas remained on IOM, became a ship owner and corn dealer, and died at the relatively early age of 48

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