WILLIAM MYLREA Will 1774 Bride


This is affirmed to be the last will and testament of William Mylrea of the parish of KK Bride who departed this life about the 17th of January 1774 being in perfect mind and memory at the making thereof. First he committed his soul to God and his body to Christian burial. Item he left to his daughter Mary Mylrea the bed that then he lay on together with the bedcloth also a white chest, half of the flax, a small pot, half of the sheep and two new shirts equally between said Mary and her (sister Nelly has been crossed out) mother. Item he left to his daughter Cathrine Mylrea ten shillings and two sheep and two lambs. He left to his son-in-law Charles Kewish the coat and peddy he then wore. Item He left to his son-in-law Robert Cain his Sunday coat and waistcoat. He left to his son-in-law Daniel Tear and his (wife Nelly Tear als Mylrea has been crossed out) daughter Mary Mylrea a cow and heifer that was between them before. He left to his beloved wife a bowl of barley and pease mixed together. Lastly he nominated, named and appointed his son-in-law Daniel Tear to be whole and sole executor of all the rest of his goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever and twelve pence each to the witnesses of his will.

William Christian his X, John Morrison his X ] jurati

At a Court of Correction holden at Lezayre 4th February 1774 the executor is sworn in Court in form of law and hath given pledges for the payment of debts and legacies viz the witnesses of the will.

Probatum est solvit 12d

Thomas Cubbon


  1. William Mylrea married Jane Tear 6th July 1727 Ballaugh, Isle of Man
  2. Jane was a widow and came from KK Michael?
  3. No specific information about William's family. One candidate for 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), Margaret (1703), John (1706) are recorded as born to a William Mylrea in Ballaugh
  4. William & Jane had daughters: Jane (1729, Ballaugh), Margaret & Ellinor (1736, Ballaugh), Catherine (1739, Ballaugh), also Mary mentioned in William's will, has no baptism record
  5. William buried in Ballaugh 21st January 1774 which tends to place his "home" in that parish. His burial record noted he was from KK Bride
  6. Wife Jane died in Jurby 5 months after William's death. She was buried in Ballaugh, as was daughter Mary although both Jane & Mary died in Jurby, perhaps living with Nellie (Ellinor) & husband Daniel Tear
  7. Jane married Robert Cain (maybe Douglas), Margaret married Charles Kewish (1766, Ballaugh), Nelly married Daniel Tear (1768 Ballaugh), Catherine & Mary did not marry although Catherine might have had illegitimate children William in 1771 and Elizabeth in 1773, both in Bride and their father William Crinolt
  8. Jane & Robert Caine: children - Robert 1761-1763, Margaret 1764, John 1769, Daniel 1773
  9. Margaret & Charles Kewish: children - William (b1767 Ballaugh), Charles (b1769 Bride) m Jane McKnight, Leonora (b 1771 Bride) m Thomas Sayle, Jane (b1774 Bride), Christian (b1777 Bride), John (b1779-1781 Bride), Ann (b1781 Bride)
  10. Nelly (Ellinor) & Daniel Tear: Daniel (b1768 Ballaugh), Jane (b1770 Ballaugh), James (b1772 Bride), Cath (b1777 Ballaugh), Margaret (b1781, Jurby)
  11. Catherine died in Douglas in 1789 and Mary died 1799 in Jurby

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