Good afternoon Eric
Thank you for the response.
I think that our evidence is less wobbly but I would not describe it as solid - so you may still be correct.
Our interest in this family stems from the Catherine Quilliam als Killey (1799 will on MNB) and her husband Philip Quilliam. You will note the Edmund Garrett on the summary. Edmund Garrett is my wife's 4x Gt Grandfather and we have been stuck on him for years. We can find no birth for him.
Notwithstanding that Catherine has two married daughters Edmund and his family are substantial beneficiaries in the will, including the plough gear which in Manx farming families typically stays with the land.
Interestingly when Philip Killey of Eary Voar dies in 1763 there is a sale of goods most of which seem to be bought by his sons and a Phillip Quilliam (his son in law?)
Also if we are correct that the Catherine Killey who marries Philip Quilliam is of Eary Voar then she has a sister Elizabeth who marries John Garrett (that is evidenced) but they do not seem to have a son Edmund.
Our hope is that if we can unravel the relationships in the Quilliam/Killey family we can identify Edmund's parents.
Equally if you are correct then the theory that we are trying to evidence is wrong!
Isn't genealogy just infuriating!