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My Mylrea connections go back to 15th century Ballaugh where John Mylrea, son of Nicholas jnr, my great great great grandfather was born. As a young man, he abandoned the rural life and went to Andreas in the early 19th century where he earned his living as a tailor. His son, also named John and born in 1823, ventured even further afield when he went to the great southern land, Australia, barely 50 years after it was first settled by Europeans. John's 6th generation of descendants is now coming into the world.

A visitor to this site can easily see that all things Mylrea interest me and I hope that some might feel inclined to contribute their knowledge or resources.

CONTACT ME : dibanks@bigpond.net.au

Updates

Oct 2019 REVISED

Chapters dealing with the 17th and 18th century families in The Mylreas of Douglas & district have been significantly rewritten.

Mar 2019 UPDATED

Basil Mylrea, Mariner & Publican 1791-1865- main addition is more detail of the life of Basil's third son Philip

Dec 2018 - WORK IN PROGRESS

Early Mylreas in Michael 1500-1700 is an analysis of land records to map the existence of the Mylrea clan in Michael. Not all records have been digitised and the story might change considerably when the original records are accessed.