Malew 1712

Thomas McYlrea departed this life about the 17th March last intestate whereupon the Court has decreed that his children Jony, Cath and Elizabeth McYlrea joint administrators of all his goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever. Jony being in Ireland Thomas Norris (husband of Elizabeth) and Catherine are sworn in form of law

Decretum est et solvit £1/6/-

The inventory at next Court zv

Pledges Thomas Bell and Robert Quackin

September 2nd 1712 Thomas Cain is become security for Jony’s part of goods in the hands of her brother John McYlrea according to her request as appears in her letter from Dublin

Also from Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

inv £1 18s 8d


  1. Fildraw
  2. The parents of Thomas McYlrea were almost certainly Thomas Mylrea & Issabel (family name unknown). Thus, his siblings would have been John (who married Cathrin Norris), Martin (who married Elizabeth Bridson) & Issabel
  3. Thomas was born c1630 and married Margaret Gellin in 1654
  4. He was buried 18th March 1711
  5. He & Margaret had at least 10 children: John (1658), John (1659), Thomas (1662), Nicho (1665-1699), Robert (1668-1669), Robert (1670), Jony (1672), Elizabeth (1676), Margaret (16??), Catherine (16??), of whom three daughters were alive when he died. Sons John and Thomas were also alive. Nicho had died and Robert's circumstances unknown
  6. Son John married Elizabeth Shimmin in 1686, Thomas married Cath Bell in 1686, and Nicho had married Christian Gawne in 1692 but died in 1699
  7. Thomas originally compounded the Fildraw lands in 1666 with son John (1704 Composition Book) although the family could have already held the lands
  8. It was a troubled legacy over the generations, eventually passing out of Mylrea hands in the late 1700s
  9. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  10. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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