In 1851 census states born in Lonan - from age would appear to be son of Thomas
Mylrea + Elizabeth Cowin - I can't locate any of their children in the1841 census
so suspect the family had emigrated, probably to Liverpool, some time before.
Would appear to have moved back to the Island in 1843 as on 4 Feb 1843 (Manx Liberal) he advertises his new shop and that he had had the management of a first rate bookbinding and store in Liverpool. The advert also invites inspection of his specimens of engraving and copper plate prints. Shop was in Duke Street adjoining Mr Manson, druggist. Not a printer but publisher of guide books and other publications. Produced a fine set of views from 1846 and published the very fine set by Burkill in 1857.
Also opened a circulating library in October 1847.
A visitor staying in the house in 1851 was the Wesleyan minister Rev Gregory A Page.
Married Jane Allen at Braddan 12th Apr 1848 - Manx Sun noted Jane Allen late Ballavarrey Andreas and John Mylrea bookseller Duke St - had one son John A Mylrea who went to London University and became an advocate on the IoM. John senior would appear to have retired to 5 Derby Terrace by 1881, a sick nurse was in the household and he died shortly after the census - reported as aged 64 and buried Braddan 8 April 1881.
W. Cubbon Bibliography of works relating to the Isle of Man Vol II section L4 Douglas:1939
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