(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