MARRIAGE CONTRACT - 1765 (Ballaugh)

Articles of Marriage made and concluded Of John Mylrea of Ballaugh widow in his own behalf on the one part and Ellinor Caine of said parish spinster …………….. the other part are as follows First that the said couple shall enter unto the holy state of matrimony within fourteen days after .. date of …. …. God and Holy Church permitting Secondly that the said John Mylrea do settle on the said Ellinor Cain his intended wife the just sum of five pounds currency of this Isle with whatever goods belonging to her half if it pleases God to call him that he will die within a year and a day of the date herein and in case the said Ellinor Caine shall die before the said John Mylrea is to have the … of his goods according to law and practice of this Isle but if it pleases God to call John Mylrea Thirdly and lastly for the punctual performance of all and singular the beforegoing Articles of Marriage and every clause and sentiment herein contained the parties viz John Mylrea and Ellinor Caine do bind and oblige themselves


  1. John Mylrea was the Summoner for the parish of Ballaugh according to his MI and born in 1706. His father was named William
  2. Could his mother have been Ellinor Mylrea als Qayle who died in 1733?
  3. Most likely family tree is as a descendant of William Mylrea and Ann Christian, who had sons Daniel, Thomas, William and Robert. While the life of Daniel is well documented, the others are not so straightforward. However, William (b1667) is a good candidate to be John's father
  4. John Mylrea married twice. The first wife was Joney Kinread, whose children are nominated in her 1764 will
  5. John married Elinor Cain in 1765 and although they had three children, none seem to have survived since they are not mentioned in Ellinor’s will (1780) or John’s
  6. Ellinor died 1780, the year before John

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Last updated: May 2013