SALE - 1603 (Michael)

Know all men by these presents that I John McYlrea of the parish of KK Michael and Averick Cannell my wife with both our consent for diverse good causes and considerations us moving and especially for and in the consideration of the sum of 18 shillings of current English money by me the said John [received?] before the sealing hereof, have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto Patrick Cannell of the said parish of KK Michael all our whole right, interest and good will of or unto one quarter of ground lying in the said parish of KK Michael of the yearly rent of fourteen shillings from us the said John McYlrea and Averick Cannell and from our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto the said Patrick Cannell and to his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever after the date hereof to have, hold, .... occupy and quietly ..... the said quarter of 18 shillings rent aforesaid unto Patrick Cannell and his assigns in as large part as any other ...... had or …..the same with all and any the … commodities, Intack or ……..thereunto belonging or appertaining and binding us the said John and Averick and our assigns never after the date of these presents to molest or trouble the said Patrick Cannell or his executors or assigns……………. the said quarter of ground or any other parcel thereof.

John Mc ylrea his mark and seal X

Averick Cannel her mark X and seal

In witness whereof to this our Bill of Sale we the said John Mylrea and Averick Cannell have hereunto set our marks and seals the twenty-seventh of June in ano die 1603. John Mcylrea his mark X and seal, Averick Cannell her mark X & seal

Sealed, delivered in presence of these witnesses. John Quayle of Douglas, Robert Cubon, Dollyn Quayle, Patrick Kermott

This is a true copy of the original faithfully recorded by us people named are under written. Robert Molineaux, William Clucas, Ewan Christian

[Ref: Liber Canceller 1608 p17 MNHLA]


  1. treen of Balycrynan, quarterland of Kerrow Glass
  2. No record of marriage between John McYlrea & Averick Cannell
  3. Another Mylrea (Thomas) also lived on Balycrynan with wife Ann Moore. When Ann Moore died 30th December 1600, she named inter alia John, Donald & Averick Mylrea so it's likely that Thomas was a relative of John's , and so was Donald
  4. John had originally occupied Balycrnan Beg, but by 1598 he had passed the land on to Philip Cannell, simultantaneously taking up the third and smaller quarterland in the treen known as Kerrow Glass. The records of sale have not survived and it remains for the Liber Vastarum to record John's downsizing
  5. Evidently the downsizing was not successful and the current sale to Patrick Cannel took place about 5 years after John had acquired the tenancy of Kerrow Glass
  6. The Manorial Roll for Michael in 1495 showed at least 5 and possibly 9 Mc gilreas living there - more than in other other parish at the time but after continuous occupation of Balycrynan by Mylreas since tht time, John's sale here (1603), and Thomas's sales (1597, 1602, 1607) meant that the Mylreas had left the treen forever
  7. An Averick Cannel was buried in 1614, but there's no burial record for John but surviving burial records for Michael do not begin until 1611
  8. In the 1600s, several Mylreas from Michael left wills although whether they were of John's family is unknown:
    • 1595 Will: Johanis Mc ilrea (children William, Johns, Jonet, Donald, Johanis)
    • 1600 Will: Ann McYlrea als Moore (no children?)
    • 1627 Will: Richard (children Christian, Thomas, William, Christian, Bahie)
    • 1634 Will: Madge Tear als Mylrea
    • 1637 Will: Joney Cannel als Mylrea
    • 1650 Will: Margaret Mylrea als Callister (children William, Ales)
    • 1654 Will: Willliam Mylrea (children Mabel, John, Jane)

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Last updated: Dec 2018