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.
Feb 2018 - NEW STORY
The Brushmen of Bethnal Green is a chronological account of the evolution of a family named Mylrea, who spent nearly a century in the tower hamlets until 2 sons migrated to Canada to establish their dynasty in a new frontier.
Jan 2018 - REVISED
Nicholas Mylrea jnr (1747-1823) - still a work in progress - main addition is anaysis of Mylrea land records in Ballaugh 1500-1830
Jan 2018 - NEWSFLASH
Ballacooiley descendants: I have recently found that John Mylrea born about 1680, was the steward of Ballacooiley, but died without issue in 1738 so his nephew Thomas, the son of William, inherited the estate. I'm currently revising everything on the site to reflect that circumstance.