Will - 1876 (Michael)

originally submitted by Shirley C. Hogensen to Brian Lawson

Michael 1876

This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Mylrea of Glenwillym in the parish of Michael, miller and farmer, 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 dispose of my worldly goods and possession in manner following:

I leave and bequeath to my daughter Jane of Queens, Queen's County Long Island New York North America, wife of William Callister the sum of twenty pounds sterling.

I leave and bequeath to my daughter Mary Elizabeth at present residing in the town of Barrow, England, wife of John Caine, mariner, the sum of twenty pounds sterling.

I leave and bequeath to each of my two sons William and Philip Caine the sum of ten pounds sterling.

I leave devise and bequeath to my eldest son John Thomas the whole of my real estate consisting of one third of the corn mill dwelling house and out offices, easements, and appurtenances unto the same belonging together with the whole of that house opposite the said mill wheel and adjoining the estate of Ballacregga and the appurtenances thereunto belonging all said estate is situate in Glenwillyn in the parish of Michael aforesaid.

I leave nominate constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary Elizabeth Mylrea and my said eldest son John Thomas Mylrea my sole joint executors and residuary legatees of all my personal estate of every denomination whatever, after paying my just debts and funeral expenses. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name. The second day of September One thousand eight hundred and seventy-five. Thomas Mylrea

Signed by the testator and declared by him to be his last will in the presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Wm Mylrea, Philip Mylrea

At an Eccl Court held at Peel on the 15th day of December 1876. William Mylrea and Philip Mylrea the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the foregoing papers writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas Mylrea late of Glenwillyn in the parish of Michael, miller and farmer, deceased who died on or about the 24th day of November 1876 having made oath on the Holy Evangelists that said testator Thomas Mylrea when of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding duly signed and acknowledged the same as and for his last will and testament in their presence and that they at the same time in the presence of the said testator and of each other subscribed the same in attestation thereof and Mary Elizabeth Mylrea widow the relict of the said deceased one of the executors named therein having renounced the probate of said will and declined to be sworn John Thomas Mylrea a son of the said deceased the other executor in said will named is therefore sworn well and truly to fulfil and execute said will and to administer all and singular the personal estate and effects of the said deceased according to law by paying the just debts funeral and testamentary expenses of the said deceased and the legacies contained in his said will so far forth as his estate and effects will thereto extend and the law bind him and to return to the Episcopal Registry of this Diocese of Sodor and Mann a full true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said estate end effects with an accurate account of his administration thereof when thereunto lawfully required and to these ends he hath given pledges namely William Mylrea of the village in the parish of Andreas and Phillip 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. Thomas, baptised 1815, oldest son of Thomas Mylrea & Margaret als Cowin of Braddan
  2. He married Mary Elizabeth Caine 1839, Braddan
  3. Thomas was the miller at Glen Wyllin
  4. Seven children: Jane (baptised 20th May 1840), Margaret (3rd April 1842), Mary Elizabeth (3rd February 1844), John Thomas (22nd November 1845), Sarah (23rd January 1848), William (1st March 1850), Philip Caine (5th May 1853) - 5 survived
    • Jane m William Callister and went to live in America
    • Mary Elizabeth m John Caine and eventually went to the UK
    • John Thomas m Jane Stowell remained on the IOM
    • William married Elizabeth Horsley went to the UK
    • Philip Caine m Elizabeth Dickenson went to the US
  5. His son, John Thomas, became a ship owner and corn dealer in Castletown, and died at the relatively early age of 48

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