I William Henry Mylroi of Skinscoe in the parish of Lonan, farmer, being of sound mind, memory and understanding 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 wife Catherine Mylroi all my real and personal estate of whatever nature or description as her own absolutely. I also hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my wife Catherine Mylroi sole executrix of this my last will and testament and have hereunto subscribed my name this the twentieth day of April one thousand, nine hundred and nine hundred and seven. William H. Mylroi

Signed by the testator in the joint presence of us who thereupon signed our names in his and eachother’s presence. James Killip, 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 18th day of November 1907 the annexed paper writing dated the 20th April 1907 having been proved to be the last will and testament of William Henry Mylroi late of Skinscoe in the parish of Lonan, farmer, deceased who died on the 26th day of September 1907 Catherine Mylroi also of Skinscoe aforesaid, widow, the relict of the testator, the executrix 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. S. Stephen Moore, a judge of the said Court


  1. COLBY - Skinsco
  2. William Henry was the grandson of James Mylroie jnr, and the second son of James's older son, John
  3. He was baptised 1854, and married Catherine Kinnish in Lonan 1877; nine children: William Henry (1879, 1881), John Thomas (1883), Annie Maud (1888), Catherine Louisa (1889), Catherine May (1892), Elinor (1895), Amy (1898)
  4. He was a miner for about two decades then a farmer
  5. His mother Ellen Mylroie als Fargher settled a house and garden in North Baldrin in 1887 which might have given him his chance to leave the mines
  6. William Henry became a farmer
  7. He was 53 when he died; his only surviving son, John Thomas, was 26 when he died
  8. Of William Henry's brothers, John James was a policeman in Liverpool then a miner in Cumberland, Thomas Arthur was a tailor/draper in Laxey, Frederick migrated to the USA, & Richard Fargher died when he was 20 in Lonan

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