The Creer Family

Ada Frances Creer

Birth: 25 March 1887, in Douglas, Isle of Man

Baptism: 13 April 1887, in St Barnabas, Douglas, Isle of Man

Father: Robert Edward Creer

Mother: Margaret Eleanor (Tyzack) Creer

Notes: Ada was appointed as a co-administrator of her mother's estate in 1920 as well as adminstrator de bonis non of the remainder of her father's estate.

Census & Addresses:
1891: Isle of Man: Ada Frances Creer is aged 4, born in Douglas, Isle of Man
1901: Onchan district, Isle of Man: Ada Y. Creer is aged 14, born in Douglas, Isle of Man.
1911: Isle of Man: Ada Frances Creer is aged 24
1920: 8 Rosemount, Douglas, Isle of Man (letters of administration of mother, Margaret)

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Dorothy Jane Creer

Birth: 29 November 1888, in Douglas, Isle of Man

Baptism: 2 January 1889, in St Barnabas, Douglas, Isle of Man

Father: Robert Edward Creer

Mother: Margaret Eleanor (Tyzack) Creer

Notes: Dorothy was appointed as a co-administrator of her mother's estate in 1920.

Census & Addresses:
1891: Isle of Man: Ada Frances Creer is aged 2, born in Douglas, Isle of Man
1901: Onchan district, Isle of Man: Dorothy J. Creer is aged 12, born in Douglas, Isle of Man.
1911: Isle of Man: Dorothy Jane Creer is aged 22
1920: 8 Rosemount, Douglas, Isle of Man (letters of administration of mother, Margaret)

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Mona (Creer) McCallum

Birth: 4 July 1892, in Douglas, Isle of Man

Baptism: 3 August 1892, in St Barnabas, Douglas, Isle of Man

Father: Robert Edward Creer

Mother: Margaret Eleanor (Tyzack) Creer

Married: James McCallum

Census & Addresses:
1901: Onchan district, Isle of Man: Mona Creer is aged 8, born in Douglas, Isle of Man.
1911: Isle of Man: Mona Creer is aged 18
1920: 58 Trefoil Avenue, Shawlands, Glasgow, Lanarkshire (letters of administration of mother, Margaret)

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Robert Edward Creer

Birth: 1845, in Douglas, Isle of Man

Baptism: 10 July 1845, in St Barnabas, Douglas, Isle of Man

Father: Edward Creer

Mother: Jane (Cardy) Creer

Married: Margaret Eleanor Tyzack in 1886, in West Derby district, Lancashire, England

Children:
Occupation: Grocer. Brown's Directory of 1881 lists Robert as a tea merchant and as a wine and spirit merchant in Market Place. Brown's Directory of 1894 lists Robert as a grocer and spirit dealer, still in Market-place.

Death: 6 October 1914, at 8 Rosemount, Douglas, Isle of Man

Buried: 9 October 1914, in Borough Cemetery, Douglas, Isle of Man, aged 69

Will:
  THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT  of me ROBERT EDWARD CREER of number "eight" Rosemount in the town of Douglas Retired Grocer. I revoke all wills and testamentary writings by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be my Last Will and Testament. I appoint my wife Margaret Eleanor Creer and my sister France Elizabeth Hirst Executrices of this my will – I give and bequeath to the said Frances Elizabeth Hirst a legacy of ONE HUNDRED POUNDS.
  I give, devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate save as aforesaid unto my said wife. To Hold to her for her life or until she marry again – AND upon her decease or second marriage (whichever event shall first happen) I give, devise and bequeath such real and personal estate to the Frances Elizabeth Hirst to hold to her and her heirs executors, administrators and assigns, (the said Frances Elizabeth Hirst her heirs, executors administrators, and assigns, being hereinafter included in the designation "the Trustee") Upon trust upon the youngest of my daughters attaining the age of twenty one years as to the premises number “"nine" Strand Street in the town of Douglas for my daughter Ada France Creer absolutely. As to the premises number "eight" Rosemount Douglas and as sum of FOUR HUNDRED POUNDS for my daughter Mona Creer absolutely. AND as to the rest residue and remainder of my estate real and personal, in Trust for my three daughters equally as tenants in common and the issue then living of any of my three daughters as shall be then dead such issue however taking only and if more than one equally between them the share which his, her, or their deceased parent would if then living have taken. AND in case any of my said daughters shall die prior to my youngest daughter attaining the age of twenty one years as aforesaid without leaving lawful issue the share to which such daughter is entitled shall go to the survivors or survivor of my said daughters and their lawful issue in equal shares such issue however taking only the share which his, her, or their, deceased parent would if then living have taken. I declare that the Trustee shall after the death or second marriage of my said wife (whichever first happens) apply the whole or so much as the Trustee shall think fit of the annual income of the share which any child or grandchild of mine is entitled in expectancy for or towards the maintenance of such child or grandchild. AND ALSO that my Trustee may after the death or second marriage of my wife (whichever event first happens) or previously if my wife consent raise and advance any sum not exceeding one half of the then expectant or vested share of any child or grandchild and apply the same for his or her advancement or benefit. I declare that the share to which any female shall become entitled under this my will shall be for her sole and separate use free from the control debts or engagements of any husband she may marry.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 17th day of June one thousand nine hundred and one (1901)

Signed published and declared by the said Testator Robert Edward Creer as and for his last Will and testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed  our names as witnesses
                              Robert E Creer
Herbt D Garrett
Walter Corrin


The will was proved on 19 October 1914. This is the probate petition (transcribed by John A. Creer at Isle of Man Family History Society)
  In the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man Common Law Division Testamentary Jurisdiction
  To His Honour Stewart Stevenson Moore Esquire His Majesty’s First Deemster and a Judge of The said Division
  The humble Petition of Margaret Eleanor Creer of Number "8" Rosemount in the Borough of Douglas widow
  Sheweth:
Robert Edward Creer late of Number "8" Rosemount aforesaid Retired Grocer husband of your petitioner died at Number "8" Rosemount aforesaid on or about the sixth day of October 1914 leaving a Will dated the seventeenth day of June 1901 whereof he appointed your petitioner and his sister France Elizabeth Hirst Executrices
  The said France Elizabeth Hirst by Instrument in writing bearing date the sixteenth day of October 1914 renounced Probate and execution of the said will
  It is necessary to have the said will proved.
  Wherefore your petitioner humbly prays a hearing hereof and that you Honor may be pleased to grant Probate of the said Will of the said Robert Edward Creer deceased to your petitioner with such other and further relief as is meet and your petitioner will ever pray etc etc.

Ordered that this petition do come on to be heard at a court to be holden at Douglas on Monday the 19th day of October 1914 at 10.20 o’clock in the forenoon whereof all proper parties and person to have due notice.
Given this 16th day of October 1914
S Stevenson Moore


Margaret died in 1920, before having fully adminstered Robert's estate, and a court then granted adminstration de bonis non of his estate to his daughter, Ada Frances Creer, who was also adminstering Margaret's estate.
In His Majesty’s High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man Common Law Division Testamentary Jurisdiction
  At a court held at Douglas on the 29th day of November 1920.
  The annexed paper writing dated 17th day of June 1901 having been proved on the 19th day of October 1914 as the last will and testament of Robert Edward Creer late of No 8 Rose Mount in the borough of Douglas retired grocer deceased who died on the 6th day of October 1914 at no 8 Rose Mount aforesaid and probate thereof granted to Margaret Eleanor Creer widow the relict of the testator. One of the Executrices named in the said Will Frances Elizabeth Hirst the other executrix named therein having renounced the probate and execution of the said Will. And it is this day appearing that the said Margaret Eleanor Creer hath lately departed this life without having fully administered the estate of the said Robert Edward Creer. This court hath therefore granted administration de bonis non (with his said will annexed) of the personal estate and effects of the said Robert Edward Creer deceased to  Ada Frances Creer also of No 8 Rosemount


Census & Addresses:
1881: 21 Fort Street, Onchan, Isle of Man
1889: 8 Rose mount, Douglas, Isle of Man (Porter's Directory 1889)
1894: Rose mount, Douglas , Isle of Man (Brown's Directory of 1894)
1901: Onchan district, Isle of Man: Robert E. Creer is aged 55, born in Douglas, Isle of Man. He is a Retired Grocer
1901: 8 Rosemount, Douglas, Isle of Man (will)
1911: Isle of Man: Robert Edward Creer is aged 65
1914: 8 Rosemount, Douglas, Isle of Man (probate)

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