SALE - 1703 (Michael)

Know all men by these presents that we Catherin McYlera and Hugh my son of the parish of KK Braddan many good causes and considerations us thereunto moving but especially for and in consideration of the sum of three pounds ten shillings sterling to be paid as followeth viz. forty shillings at the signing and delivery of these presents and thirty shillings upon the 31 day of May in the year 1704 have given, granted, alienated and bargained and sold forever all our interest, right and title in and unto one parcel of ground called Ballyl Leaige in the parish of KK Michael the whole of 12 shillings and four pence rent unto John Quayle in the parish of KK Michael his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns to have, hold, occupy and possess and peaceably to enoy it forever from us, our heirs, executors, administrators or assigns or any other manner of person or persons by or under us ….. together with all ways, waters, easements, profits or commodities thereunto appertaining or in any wise belonging unto him the said John Quayle his heirs, executors, adminstrators or assigns from us, our heirs, executors, administrators or assigns or any other person whomsoever, the right honourable Lord of this Isle excepted and further we the above said Catherin McYlera and Hugh my son do hereby oblige ourselves to provide the worshipful officer's confirmation to these presents and to enter his name right tenant for the presents and for the true, punctual performance of all and every the above premises we bind our selves, our heirs, executors, administrators or assigns in the penalty of six pounds sterling, the one half to our honourable Lord of the Isle and the other to the party present forming. As witness our hands this thirty-first day of May 1703. Catherin McYlera her mark X, Hugh McYlera his mark X

Robert Kelly my mark,Gilbert Cubbin my mark

31st May 1703 Catherin McYlrea and Hugh her son came into Court and acknowledged the premises to be their voluntary act and deed. Before me Dan Mcylrea

At the … Court holden at Castle Rushen the 21st June 1704

The within bill of sale being acknowledged before the Deemster as is above certified, the same is therefore allowed of and confirmed according as the statutes provide in this case…… Robert Mawdesley, John Parr, Chris Parker, J.Rowe, Will Ross, John Bridson

[Ref OD MIC 1/#44]


  1. Hugh was from Michael
  2. Hugh's parents were John Mcylrea and Cath Corjeag, who married in Michael in 1780
  3. No birth records have been found for this couple, but offspring Hugh and John mentioned in the will of John Quayle (Michael, 1688)
  4. Mother Cath Corjeag purchased tenancy in a cottage and an Intack in Michael in 1783, presumably after husband John had died
  5. The 1717 Liber Vastarum for Michael records the transfer of the cottage from Cath Corjeage after she died "The mother is dead and the son entered, reserving nevertheless the right of his brother if he be alive"
  6. Hugh married Margaret Cain als Kinnish in Braddan in 1716
  7. Four children have baptismal records: 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 c1727
  8. Hugh's wife Margaret Cain died 1739 with a will; Hugh in 1757 without a will
  9. When daughter Ann died in 1759, her will did not mention brother John, so presumably he had already died
  10. Story: The Mylreas of Douglas & District 1600-1900
  11. The Manorial Roll for Michael in 1495 shows at least 6 and possibly 11 Mc gilreas living there - more than in other other parish at the time
  12. 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 Will: Johanis Mc ilrea (children William, Johns, Jonet, Donald, Johanis)
    • 1627 Will: Richard (children Thomas, William, Christian, Bahie)
    • 1634 Will: Madge Tear als Mylrea
    • 1637 Will: Joney Cannel als Mylrea
    • 1649 Will: Margaret Mylrea als Callister (children William, Ales)
    • 1654 Will: Willliam Mylrea (children Mabel, John, Jane)
    • 1684 Will: Hugh Mc lerah

Associated Documents

  1. Story: Early Mylreas in KK Mchael 1500-1700
  2. The following 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
    • 1597 Sale: Thomas McYlrea to John Cannell )
    • 1602 Sale: Thomas McYlrea to John Cannell ) = same person
    • 1607 Sale: Thomas McYlrea to John Cannell )
    • 1603 Sale: John McYlrea to Patrick Cannell
    • 1661 Purchase: John McYlrea from Robert Freer)
    • 1663 Sale: John McYlrea to Pat Cally................ ) = same person
    • 1670 Sale: John McYlrea to Adam Callister.........)
    • 1703 Sale: Cath & Hugh McYlera to John Quayle)
    • 1718 Sale: Hugh McYlrea to John Christian .......) = same person
Last updated: Aug 2019