WILLIAM MYLROI 1905 Will Lonan



High Court Common Law Division .. Goods of William Mylroi late of Alma Terrace, Laxey, shoemaker … Thomas Kneen esquire Deemster … judge of the said division

The humble petition of Ruth Mylroi of Laxey widow Sheweth as follows:

.. your petitioner’s late husband William Mylroi departed this life on or about the 9th September 1905 intestate … only next of kin of the deceased … your petitioner and Francis Harvey Mylroi and Catherine Ann Mylroi ………. Children of the said deceased ….. … is necessary that Letters of Administration ……. Estate of the said deceased ……… Therefore your petitioner humbly prays and that your honour may be pleased to grant Letters of Administration of the said estate to your petitioner or some other fit and proper person .. such other relief as …. Your petitioner … pray etc ……………….. Advocate for the Petitioner

Ordered that this petition do come on to be heard at a Court to be holden at Douglas on Monday the 2nd of October 1905 at 10.30 o’clock in the forenoon whereof all proper parties and persons to have due notice. Given this 27th day of September 1905. …..

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

At a Court held at Douglas the 2nd day of October 1905 Upon hearing the petition in presence of the parties or their advocates and it being proved that William Mylroi late of Alma Terrace, Laxey in the parish of Lonan, shoemaker, on or about the ninth day of September 1905 at Alma Terrace aforesaid and intestate This Court hath decreed Ruth Mylroi also of Alma Terrace, Laxey, widow the relic of the said deceased administrator of all and singular the personal estate and effects of the deceased and accordingly she is sworn well and truly to administer the estate and effects of the deceased by paying his just debts and funeral expenses so far forth as the said estate and effects will extend and the law bind her and distributing the residue according to law and to return to the Episcopal Registry of this Diocese a full, true and perfect inventory thereof with an accurate account of his administration thereof when thereunto lawfully required. ………….. A Judge of the Said Court


  1. COLBY - Ballacosney
  2. William was the grandson of James Mylroie jnr, the son of James's second son Thomas
  3. Thomas Mylroi was a boot and shoe maker, a profession that William too followed
  4. William married Ruth Harvey in 1894 in Lonan; two children Francis Harvey (1985), Catherine Ann (1897)
  5. William was 47 when he died. Ruth went to the UK soon after his death with the children

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