My Mylrea connections go back to 15th century Ballaugh where John Mylrea, son of Nicholas jnr, my great great great grandfather was born. As a young man, he abandoned the rural life and went to Andreas in the early 19th century where he earned his living as a tailor. His son, also named John and born in 1823, ventured even further afield when he went to the great southern land, Australia, barely 50 years after it was first settled by Europeans. John's 6th generation of descendants is now coming into the world.
A visitor to this site can easily see that all things Mylrea interest me and I hope that some might feel inclined to contribute their knowledge or resources.
Mar 2019 UPDATED
Basil Mylrea, Mariner & Publican 1791-1865- main addition is more detail of the life of Basil's third son Philip
Dec 2018 - WORK IN PROGRESS
Early Mylreas in Michael 1500-1700 is an analysis of land records to map the existence of the Mylrea clan in Michael. Not all records have been digitised and the story might change considerably when the original records are accessed.
Nov 2018 - NEW STORY
The Mylreas of Canada tells of two Mylrea clans that made their way to Canada in the early 1900s, their respective stories made complex for family historians because each clan had a patriarch named Edward.
Jan 2018 NEWSFLASH
Ballacooiley descendants: I have recently found that John Mylrea born about 1680, was the steward of Ballacooiley, but died without issue in 1738 so his nephew Thomas, the son of William, inherited the estate. I'm currently revising everything on the site to reflect that circumstance.