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 was from Michael
  2. He married Margaret Cain als Kinnish in Braddan in 1716
  3. 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
  4. Hugh's parents were John Mcylrea and Cath Corjeag, who married in Michael in 1780
  5. No birth records have been found for this couple, but offspring Hugh and John mentioned in the will of John Quayle (Michael, 1688)
  6. Mother Cath Corjeag purchased the tenancy to a cottage and an Intack in Michael in 1783, presumably after husband John had died
  7. The 1717 Liber Vastarum for Michael records the transfer of the cottage from Cath Corjeage to her son Hu Mcylrea noting "The mother is dead and the son entered, reserving nevertheless the right of his brother if he be alive"
  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 MIchael 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