JON MYLREA 1727 Malew

KK Malew 1727
The last will and testament of Jno McYlrea of Fildraw who departed this life 25th September last being perfect in mind and memory at the making thereof. First he committed his soul to God and body to Christian burial He left and bequeathed to his grandson Thomas McYlrea all his clothes shaped for his body and half a heifer which was betwixt himself and his son Thomas McYlrea He cut off all his children with sixpence apiece legacy and appointed his loving wife sole executrix of all the rest of his goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever
Witnesses present James Wilson, John Kinley ] jurati
The executor sworn in Court and gave pledges, the witnesses of this will

Probatum est et provit 1s
September 12 1728 Ann Cain als McYlrea enters a claim against the executrix of her father Jon Mylrea for a foal, a heifer, and 3 half filch of mealcorn and craves the law

Eod die (on the same day) J Woods enters for 10d

September 21 1728 Cath Mylrea enters for 8d

October 29 1728 Thomas Norris enters for 4d



  1. Fildraw
  2. Married Elizabeth Shimmin 18th September 1686
  3. Oldest son of Thomas Mylrea and Margaret Gellin, who married in Malew 1654. John baptised 1659
  4. Parents died: Margaret 1702, Thomas 1711
  5. John's grand parents were probably Thomas Mylrea & Isabel, who had children Thomas, John, Martin & Issabel
  6. John's surviving siblings: Jony (in Ireland), Thomas (m Catherine Bell who died 1699), Nicho (m Christian Gawne), Margaret (m Thomas Norris)
  7. John McYlrea had six children: Elizabeth (married Thomas Norris) baptised1686, Charles (married Margaret Kewley?) b1687, Thomas (married Jony Kinley) b1689, Ann (married Thomas Cain) b1694, Cath (unmarried) b1697, Isable (married Thomas Quackin, Robert Shimmin) b1701
  8. Son Thomas has a Marriage Contract (1712) that gave the appearance of giving the "Mylrea estate" to him (three pounds sterling and also half of all their lands and houses during their natural life), which would have been illegal since he had an older living brother, Charles. However, subsequent land dealings demonstrate that Charles was indeed the family's heir, although a problematic individual
  9. A seemingly disfuctional family!!!!!
  10. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  11. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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Last updated: August 2013