SALE - 1718 (Michael)

Know all men by these presents that I Hugh McYlrea of the town of Douglas with the full consent and assent of Margaret my wife divers good causes and considerations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty shillings current money to us in hand to be paid at the Deemster’s attestation of these presents at, by and from the hands of John Christian of the parish of KK Michael, blacksmith, have given, granted, bargained, passed over and sold and do by these presents give, grant, bargain, pass over and forever absolutely sell unto the said John Christian, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all our right, title and interest in and unto a certain house and garden belonging to us in the said parish of KK Michael situate, lying and being in KK Michael town and adjoining to the highway on the one side and the estate of Whitehouse on the other side, of three pence halfpenny yearly rent, to have and to hold unto him the said John Christian, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the said house with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, profits, commodities and advantages to the premises belonging or in any ways appertaining from us the said Hugh McYlrea and Margaret, my wife, or any person claiming or claim by, from or under us, he the said John Christian yielding and paying yearly and every year our honourable Lord’s Rent at the times and seasons usually accustomed within this Isle, and all boons, dues, duties and services accustomed and I the said Hugh McYlrea and Margaret, my wife, do oblige ourselves to procure the worshipful Court's confirmation to these presents and to do, perform and execute all such further acts and things as shall be necessary to be done for the further security and suremaking of the premises to the said John Christian and assigns, according to the true intent and meaning of these presents. And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the premises I the said Hugh McYlrea and Margaret, my wife, do bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of forty shillings to be levied according to law. As witness our hands this 30th day of May 1718.

Hugh McYlrea my mark X, Margaret McYlrea my mark X

Witnesses present John Sayle, my mark X, Basil? Christian X 30th June 1718

The subscribing parties have acknowledged all the above Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed. Before me Dan Mylrea

[Ref: OD Michael 1/72]


  1. Hugh married Margaret Cain als Kinnish in Braddan in 1716
  2. There were four children: Hugh (1716), Cath (1719), Margaret (1722), John (1727) . A fifth child named Ann was mentioned in Margaret's will "John & Ann being under age.........." probably born 1727
  3. The Liber Vastarum for Michael 1756-1813 records the transfer of a cottage in 1717 from Cath Corjeage to Hu Mcylrea noting "The mother is dead and the son entered, reserving nevertheless the right of his brother if he be alive fine 6 3/4d".
  4. Cath was the wife of Jon Mcylrea, who married in 1680, Michael. No birth records have been found for this couple, but it seems fairly certain that Hugh is one of their offspring, and a brother mentioned in the LV 1717. Brother is Thomas, mentioned in the will of John Quayle (Michael, 1688)
  5. Wife Margaret Cain died 1739; Hugh in 1757.
  6. When daughter Ann died in 1759, her will did not mention brother John, so presumably he had already died
  7. The Manorial Roll for Michael in 1515 shows 4 McGilreas living there: Richard, John, William, & Fynlo - more than in other other parish at the time
  8. In the 1600s, several Mylreas from Michael left wills although whether they were of Hugh's family is unknown, and while the 1684 will looks promising, at best he could be Hugh's grandfather:
    • 1595 Johanis Mc ilrea (children William, Johns, Jonet, Donald, Johanis)
    • 1628 Richard (children Thomas, William & Bahie)
    • 1634 Madge Tear als Mylrea
    • 1637 Joney Cannel als Mylrea
    • 1649 Margaret Mylrea als Callister (children William, Ales)
    • 1654 Willliam Mylrea (children Mabel, John, Jane, Richard)
    • 1684 Hugh (only refers to wife)

Associated Documents

The following land transactions are the only ones surviving for the Mylreas in Michael in the 1600s and have been put together in case someone can make a link between the families. There's a group of 3 relating to Thomas, another 4 relating to John (athough at vastly different times) and 2 for Hugh. However this does not imply generations of the same family

Last updated: Feb 2018