ROBERT McYLREA 1751 Douglas


October 1752

Robert Mulrea otherwise Mulray

On the thirteenth day ... Administration of the goods, chattels, and credits of Robert Mulrea otherwise Mulray late belonging to His Majesty's ship Balfour and Worcester, a bachelor, deceased, was granted to Thomas Mulrea the natural lawful brother and only next of kin of the said deceased being foresworn duly to administer.


Douglas May 28, 1753
Robert McYlrea departed this life on board his Majesty’s ship-of-war the Worcester about four years ago intestate as by an attested copy of a Decree of Administration granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury with seal appendant and dated 13th April 1751 appears. This Court upon intelligence thereof decrees his only brother namely Thomas McYlrea sole administrator of all the goods and chattels of the deceased within this diocese. He is accordingly sworn for payment of debts according to law and hath given pledges John Cannell and Thomas Corlett, both of Douglas

Decretum est et solvit = 3d

Robert Radcliff

Salvo Tamen

Suo jure


  1. Older son of Thomas McYlrea and Margaret Lewn, who had two surviving sons – Robert (baptised 1718) and Thomas (1721)
  2. Margaret McYlrea als Lewn died 1738, leaving her “estate” to Robert, with it passing to her second son Thomas in the event of Robert dying without issue, which proved to be the case
  3. Robert is an unusual name in the Mylrea clan. Earlier appearance was 1670, son of William Mylrea & Ann Christian. However, Robert was much more common amongst the Lewn clan
  4. Robert's younger brother, Thomas, was married and living in Liverpool by 1749, which tends to suggest the end of this family's connections to the Isle of Man. No trace of Thomas has been found amongst English records
  5. Brother Thomas had been a major recipient from the will of his aunt, Ann Harrison als Lewn in 1749 so between his mother's legacy (via his brother Robert), and that of his aunt, Thomas might have had a small windfall before the age of 30

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