THOMAS MYLROI 1901 Will Lonan

I Thomas Mylroi of Alma Terrace, Laxey, in the parish of Lonan, shoemaker, do make this my last will and testament in manner following, hereby revoking and cancelling all wills heretofore made by me. Firstly I leave, devise and bequeath to my son William Mylroi all my real and personal estate of whatever nature of description wheresoever situate as his own absolutely. I also hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son William Mylroi sole executor of this my last will and testament and have hereunto subscribed my name this the second day of February one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-seven (1897). Thomas Mylroi

Witnessed by Edward Skillicorn, John Thomas Cowin, Laxey

In His Majesty’s High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man Common Law Division – Testamentary Jurisdiction

At a district Probate session held at Douglas the 13th May 1901 The annexed paper writing dated the 2nd day of February 1897 having been proved to be the last will and testament of Thomas Mylroi late of Alma Terrace in the parish of Lonan, shoemaker, deceased who died on the 29th day of January 1901. William Mylroi of Alma Terrace aforesaid Laxey Glen aforesaid, a son of the testator the executor therein named is sworn well and truly to fulfill and execute the same and to administer the personal estate of the said deceased according to law. …………….. A Judge of the Said Court


  1. COLBY - Ballacosney
  2. Thomas was the younger son of James Mylroie jnr & Ann Kewley
  3. He was baptised in 1829 and married Ann Kelly 1854. They had four children Eleanor (1854), Robert James (1857, did not survive infancy), William (1858) & Ann Jane (1861)
  4. Thomas was a shoe and bootmaker in the village of Laxey, a profession already followed by his uncle Daniel Mylroie, and one his son William would also follow
  5. Daughters Eleanor & Ann Jane were both alive when their father died, Eleanor married to William Callow a miner, and Ann Jane the mother of two illegitimate children. For whatever reason, he chose not to mention his daughers in his will
  6. Sadly, his son William died just four years after John and his widow Ruth Harvey, took their two small children to England to live

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