JOHN MYLREA snr 1746 Malew

Castletown June 1746

John Mylrea cooper departed this life about the beginning of the month of May last intestate The Court upon intelligence thereof hath decreed his four children namely John, Mary, Thomas and William McYlrea joint administrators of all his goods moveable and immoveable soever who being all underage their uncles John and Thomas are overseers The dead’s part of the children’s goods by consent of Thomas (who is now sworn) is committed to their mother Mary Mylrea who is sworn in Court in form of law and gave pledges viz John Kelly X, John Duccan

Solvit 3s

Decretum est

John Cosnahan, Edward Moore

Jul? 18 1746 John Duccan enters a claim against the administrators of John Mylrea for £5 due per specialty with the interest due thereon and craves the law


  1. Fildraw beg
  2. Oldest son of Thomas Mylrea & Jony Kinley born 1713. Buried 7th May 1746 (McIllrea) aged 33
  3. Had a younger brother also named John so the two were referred to as John snr and John jnr. Both were coopers in Castletown, Malew
  4. Married Mary Kelly late 1830s?; children John (1738), Mary (1740), Thomas (1743), William (1745-1747)
  5. Mary Mylrea (widow) married William Martin 1747. 1757 Castletown List of Householders shows Mary with three boys and two girls in the family
  6. Mary borrowed money against house in Castletown in 1748 and described herself as a widow in the contract
  7. Daughter Mary probably married Christopher Kenniagh in 1764; fates of sons John & Thomas unknown
  8. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised

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