SALE - 1663 (Michael)


Know all men by these presents that I John McYlrea of the parish of KK Michael with the consent and assent of Katherine Cally for diverse good reasons and valuable considerations us hereunto moving but especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of current money already paid at the writing hereof from and at the hands of Patrick Cally of the parish of KK Christ Lezayre for a parcel of meadow land called Close a Quaquin, said parcel of land ….. the said John and … do give, deliver, surrender and sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto Patrick Cally of the foresaid parish, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever by these presents for .... parcel of land ….. given me and my wife ……. …... bargain and bind ourselves and heirs for which said parcel of ground of three half pence rent being in Ballaugh do fall to us after the death of our mother Mary [Mcylvorey?] ……. ………… bind selves to enter and enrol the said Patrick’s name immediately … and to take possession and do confess this to be our act and deed and have caused this Bill of Sale to be written and set to our signs this 23rd October 1663 we do bind ourselves in the penalty of four pounds the one half to the Lord of the Isle and the other half to the party performing bargain.

John McYlrea his sign X, Katherine Cally her seal and sign X

Testes: John Teare his mark ET:, John Cannell his mark EC, Robert Freere his mark RF

17th May 1671

This day the above John McYlrea came into the Court and acknowledged the above bargain to be his voluntary act and deed and his wife's and craved our confirmation thereunto which is granted according to the statute made and provided in that behalf. Henry Howell, Richard Stevenson, Thomas Norris, Thomas Huddleston

[Ref: Liber Canceller (1676-1681) 1680 p61-62]


  1. John & Catherin purchased another piece of land in Michael some years later and then sold it just a few years after that
  2. Catherin was most likely the Katherine Cowley listed in several parish registers as married to John McYlrea
  3. John might have died in 1675 in Michael
  4. The Manorial Roll for Michael in 1515 shows 4 McGilreas living there: Richard, John, William, & Fynlo - more than in other other parish at the time
  5. In the 1600s, several Mylreas from Michael left wills although whether they were of John's family is unknown:
    • 1695 Johanis Mc ilrea (children William, Johns, Jonet, Donald, Johanis)
    • 1627 Richard (children Christian, Thomas, William & Bahie)
    • 1634 Madge Tear als Mylrea
    • 1637 Joney Cannel als Mylrea
    • 1650 Margaret Mylrea als Callister (children William, Ales)
    • 1654 Willliam Mylrea (children Mabel, John, Jane, Richard)
    • 1684 Hugh (only refers to wife)

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