If the name MYLREA is in your family tree, then this repository probably has something for you.
Its main content is a library of stories based on information from a variety of sources - Parish Records, Census Collections, Wills, Deeds, newspaper articles and of course, other websites, of which Frances Coakley's A Manx Note Book and Brian Lawson's BMD (located on Ian Radcliffe's site) have been invaluable. The combination of these resources weave the rich tapestry that was the lives of our Mylrea forebears.
The other significant content on this site is the Index of Mylrea Wills and the Index of Mylrea Deeds, lists of the various legal documents with which the Mylreas have been involved, mainly in the 17th and 18th centuries on the Isle of Man - wills, marriage contracts, mortgages and sales - the majority with their transcriptions as well.
This site will never be static. As new material becomes available, I'll add it to the existing resources so check the UPDATES section periodically to see if there's anything of interest. You will probably have to use the REFRESH facility - I often find old versions popping up even though I've just uploaded new material.
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.