Episcopal Wills 1722 Malew #1, of William Wybrants

(from MM GL701 / LDS 0106369 )

Kk Malew
To all Christian people to whome this may come
I William Wybrants of Ballahott within this Island
Esqr intending for England and not knowing how it
may please God to dispose of me before my returne again
to this Island to whose gracious providence I committ
myself doe declare that this is my will and intention
that of it should please God that I do not live to return
to this Island againe. First I do by these presents settle
& bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Eliz Wybrants
all my goods, chattles and effects of what kind or nature
soever, she paying unto my son Dan Wybrants
and my daughter Eliz Wybrants each of them a
guiny as a legacy to deprive them of any further
claims other then she my said wife shall think fitt
to give them of her own good will. In testimony
whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name & affixed
my seal this 27th April 1718
Will Wybrants
signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
Alex Horne [Governor of Island 1718-1723]
Wm Sedden 

the 19th of August 1724
I doe acknowledge the above to be
my last will and testament, as witness
my hand Will Wybrants
Witnesses
Cha Moore
Cha Moore (? snr & jnr) jurati

12 Aug 1725
The two latter witnesses have made
oath, that Mr Wm Wybrants, the testator
signed & declared this to be his last will, in their
presence the 19th of Aug 1724 and
was also at that time, of sound mind
& memory : & that they do not know of
any other will he has made to the contrary
Mr Sedden another of the witnesses
is to be sworn at his return to the
Island.
The executrix is sworn in form
of law & has given in pledges
to secure the office, to pay all debts
& legacies &c Mr Cha: Moore one
of the deemsters of this Island &
Mr Robert Maddrell of Castletown

Mr Deemster Moore & Mr Cha: More
the two witnesses above mentioned being further examined
upon oath, after what manner the testator
declared this his last will in
their presence, depose, that he declared
he cut off both his children with a guinea
each legacy; and that he had bequeathed
all the rest of his effects to his wife
Probatum est & solvit 1s

Kk Malew
May 13 1726
Mr Richard Tyldersley enters
a claim against the exrx of
Wm Wybrants esqr for 300
sterl & craves the aw.

Decr 15 1727 Mr Richd Tyldesley
(in behalf of Robt Wybrants orphan
& transmarian & of Elizabeth Wybrants
orphan, both children of Mr Daniel
Wybrants deceased) enters a claim
against the exectrx of Wm Wybrants
esqr for five hndred pounds irish
currency, & craves the law

25 July 1728 Mr John Bignal in behalf
of Mr James Cottingham of the Kingdom of
Ireland enters a claim agt the executx of
Wm Wybrants esqr for forty pounds British
currency, due by bond given in Ireland, & ye
interest thereof at the rate of 10 @ cent
@ annum since the 3d of Janry 1693, & craves
the law

At a consistory [ microfilm too dark but ? at Kk Michael]
Aug 27 1728
This day being appointed for a rehearing of the
cause of Mr Richd Tyldesley, with reference to his
claim of 300 agt the execx of Mr Wm Wybrants
It is agreed upon by and betwixt the sd
Mr Tyldesley & Mr Solomon Mercer who married
the relict & excutrix of Mr Wm Wybrants
that for the avoiding of all further trouble
or suits at law; the sd Mr Mercer his
execrs admrs shall pay or cause to be paid
to the sd Mr Tyldesley or his assignes the
sum of fifty pounds sterl in Irish
currency at or before St Thomas's day
next in full of the sd 300 and all other
claims & demands wch the sd Mr Tyldesley
either for himself or as execr of his late
wife hath or might have upon the sd
Mr Mercer or his wife, upon any account
whatsoever and upon the receipt of the
sd fifty pounds Mr Tyldesley is to give a
full discharge of the same in maner
aforesd. To all wch both parties have in
the face of the court bound themselves in
a penalty of one hundd pounds,
according to law
Wm Walker Jo Curghy
to be annexed to the inventory of Mr William Wybrants

[agreement + receipt signed & sealed  Richard Tyldesley dated 24 March 1728/9]

Nathaniel Hall of the city of Dublin merchant
and Robert Sparks of the same city victualler
came this day before me and made oath on the
holy evangelists that they these deponents were
present when William Colles of the same city merchant
signed sealed and delivered yt bond hereunto annexed
bearing date the sixth day of June in the year of
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and in the 
twelfth year of the reign of our soveraign Lord
King William the third by the Grace of God of
England, Scotland France and Ireland defender of the
faith &c and that the names of Natha: Hall and
Robert Sparks signed as witnesses to the sd bond and
the proper hand writing of these deponents
Natha: Hall
Robert Sparks
jurat corain me nono Decembris
anno domini 1727
Wm Quayle
The above affadavit was sworn in presence of us
the day above written
Phi Moore
Gabriel Noble
praesente me Tho Mirfield notio Publco / []
Insula Mone 21st Dec 1727
This day the within named Mr Phill Moore mercht & Dr Gabriel
Noble came before me, & in the presence of Mrs Eliz Wybrants
als Mercer & Mr Solomon Mercer her husband did depose upon
the Holy Evangelists that they were present & saw the above
named Nath: Hall and Robt Sparks make & subscribe the
above affict before William Quayle Esq an alderman of the city
of Dublin & one of his Majestyes justices of the peace, and that
after the sd affect was so made & attested, the same was sealed
up by them the sd Moore & Noble ; together with the within bond
& now opened in my presence, and that there is no alteration in
the sd affedt & bond since the same were attested as aforesd & sealed
up by them
Cha moore
The above named Robert Sparks came this day before me
made oath on the holy evangelists that he this deponent
is a subscribing witness to the declaration signed by Robert
Mossom of Trinity College near Dublin in the bond here
unto annexed mentioned, which declaration is indorsed on the
back of the said bond and is in the words following, vizt I
do hereby acknowledge that the within bonds is in trust for
my sisters children Daniel & Elizabeth Wybrants which
declaration of trust I do hereby make this 18th day of
December 1701 as witness my hand Robt Mossom, Witnesses
present Ric Wilorow, Robert Sparks and that the name
Robert Sparks signed as a witness to the declaration is the
proper hand-writing of this deponent
Robert Sparks
jurat corain me nono Decembris anno 
domini 1727
Wm Quayle
The above affadavit was sworn in presence of us
Phi Moore
Gabriel Noble
praesente me Tho Mirfield notio Publco
Insula Mone 21st Dec 1727
This day the within named Mr Phillip Moore mercht & Dr 
Gabriel Noble came before me, & in the presence of Mrs 
Eliz Wybrants als Mercer & Mr Solomon Mercer her husband 
did depose upon the Holy Evangelists that they were present
 & saw ye above named Robt Sparks make & subscribe ye
above affict before William Quayle Esq an alderman of the 
city of Dublin & oneof his Matyes justices of the peace, and 
that after the sd affect was so made & attested, the same was 
sealed up by them the sd Moore & Noble ; together with the 
within bond & declaration of trust endorsed thereupon & now
opened in my presence, and that there is no alteration in the
sd affedt bond or endorsements there upon  since the same 
were attested as aforesd & sealed up by them
Cha moore

I Thomas Mirfield Notary and Tabettion publick
rightly & lawfully constituted do hereby certifye that I
was present when the aforementioned Robert Sparks &
Nathaniel Hall made the aforementioned affidavits before
William Quayle of the city of Dublin alderman
in his house situate in High Street Dublin, and who
they declared the same to be true, Philip Moore of
Douglas in the Isle of Man Merchant, and Gabriel
Noble of Castletown in the Isle of Man aforesd Dr of
Physick being also present, and the said Philip Moore
and Gabriel Noble attested the sd affidavit in my presence
as witness my hand & seale this ninth day of December
Anno Dni 1727
Thos Mirfield Notr Publicois (LS)

Know all Men by these presents, that we William
Colles of ye city of Dublin surgeon, & Charles Colles of
ye same city Merchant are holden and firmly bound unto Robert
Mossom of Trinity College near Dublin senior
Fellow, in the summ of six hundred pounds sterling
good and lawful money of England, to be paid to the
said Robert Mossom or his certain Attorney
executors or administrators; to the which payment
well and truly to be made, we bind our selves, and
each of us in the whole & for the whole, our, and each
of our heirs, executors and administrators, joyntly
and severally, firmly by these presents sealed with
our seals dated the twenty sixth day of June in
the year of our Lord 1700, and in the twelfth year
...


The Wybrants (originally Wybrantz ?) were one of some 70 or so Calvinist families from the Low Countries that settled on the East coast of Ireland from c 1576 to 1660, most of them had their origins in Antwerp and/or Brabant. The Funeral Entry in Ulster Herald's Office has

1639, PETER WYBRANTS, of Dublin, son and heir of JOSEPH WYBRANTS, of Antwerp, merchant.
Of this family is WILLIAM WYBRANTS, Esq., of Ashton, J.P., co. Wexford, Ireland.

1. Joseph Peter Wybrants, of Antwerp, merchant.
2. Peter, d. 1639. He marr. Eliza, dau. of Geo. Rontops, of Luenburg, in Germany, and had;
3. Peter Wybrants, his son and heir.

ARMS: Per pale Gules and Azure, dexter: an eagle's leg conjoined at the thigh to a sinister wing Argent ; sinister: a lion passant of the last (i.e., silver), both paleways.
CREST: Stag's head erased Proper , attired Or , and charged on the neck with a bezant.
MOTTO: MITIS ET FORTIS (Mild and brave).

Peter Wybrants II (& wife Elizabeth) was noted as a merchant in 1642 exporting a cargo of butter and tallow from Dublin to Ostend - presumeably the same Peter Wybrants Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1658-59. There was also a Wybrants was noted as in charge of church at Glasnevin in 1615.

The marriage of William Wybrants and Elizabeth Mossom is not found on the Island nor are the baptisms of their two children Daniel and Elizabeth - from the details of the bond, the marriage and birth of the children must be prior to 1700. There is a marriage between Richard Tyldesley and Mrs Elizabeth Wybrants on 24 Sep 1724 at Malew. It would appear from the will of Elizabeth that this must have been the daughter of Wm and not the widow of Daniel though Richard Tyldesley takes up the cause of the two 'orphan' children, one of whom, Robert, is already out of the Island. It is likely the marriage of William & Elizabeth was well before 1695 (presumeably in Dublin) thus William must have been born prior to 1675 and thus at least one generation (possibly two) post Peter II.

There was a Richard Mossom Dean of Christ Church 1661-1666 and author of several texts - possibly Richard Mossom Fellow was his son.

The following is a simple tree - unfortuneately the Burial Register for Arbory is missing prior to 1728 so no date for burial of Elizabeth Tyldesley though her administration is dated 1727; William Wybrants buried Malew 4 Aug 1725. No burials on Island can be found for Elizabeth or Solomon Mercer. Solomon Mercer, originally from Ireland, settled on the Island and was owner and master of the William of Castletown involved in coastal trade.

                (1)                 (2) 1726
William Wybrants =  Elizabeth Mossom   =  Solomon Mercer
    d 1725       |
       +---------+------------------------+
       |                                  |     (1) 1724            (2)
     Daniel                           Elizabeth  = Richard Tyldesley = Ann Stanley
     b bef 1700                       b bef 1700                     |
     d by 1724                        d. c. 1726                     v
       |
       | 
       +--= Elizabeth ?  
          |  ?d by 1727   
        +-+-------------+     
        |               |
      Robert         Elizabeth


 

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