Purchase - 1760 (Braddan)

Know all men by these presents that I Ewan Callister of Douglas, notary public, with the full and free consent and assent of Mary Callister my wife which is testified by her being a party to these presents for and in consideration of the sum of sixty-three pounds British to us in hand paid by Charles Killey of the said town, merchant

Have bargained, sold, alienated, demised, resleased, consigned, confirmed and passed over and by these presents do bargain, sell, alienate, demise, release, convey, confirm and absolutly and forever pass over to him the said Charles Killey all that part of our garden next adjoining to his the said Charles Killey's garden or rent formerly called Savage's Garden on the south west by his passage to said garden door on the south by the street on the south-east twenty-three feet along the same street north-eastwards towards the sea measured from said passage to a mark therein set by both parties as the limit and by a line on the north-east drawn from said mark through our said garden to the corner joining the said two gardens and John Kelly's garden as the same is now lined and marked out in as full and ample a manner as the same is now possessed by ourselves with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, privileges, appertenances, profits and appendances to the hereby granted and sold belonging or in any wise appertaining, saving and reserving out of this bargain and sale, the stone, iron and timber the loft and roof of small house now standing on the premises and also reserving out of this bargain and sale to the noble Lord of this isle and his heirs and successors forever such yearly Lord's Rent as the Setting Quest of the parish of KK Braddan will proportion and settle theron

To have and to hold unto him the said Charles Killey, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever and that free and clear, and freely accepted, exonerated, acquited, released and discharged of and from all former gifts, grants, mortgages, sales, incumbrances, and charges whatsoever of us the said Ewan Callister and Mary my wife and of every other person and persons whatsoever pretending any title to the hereby granted and sold premises

And that we said Ewan Callister and Mary my wife will now and at all times hereafter forever warrent and defend the hereby granted and sold premises to the said Charles Killey, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the claim of all manner of persons whatsoever and taht we the said Ewan Callister and Mary my wife now have in ourselves full power, good right and lawful authority to make this bargain and sale in manner aforesaid and that we have not yet done nor will we at any time hereafter do, admiit or in our name or names permit to be done any act, matter or thing whereby to bar, injure, prejudice or hinder the said Charles Killey, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from standing rightfully and lawfully possessed and seized of the hereby granted and sold premises according to the true intent and meaning of these presents

For the true and faithful performance of all and singular the covenants, conditions and agreement in these presents mentioned, both parties bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of two hundred pounds sterling to be recovered from the party failing in the performance of this agreement by the party performing the same in such manner and in such ways and means as all fines and forfeitures are recovered within this isle

In witness whereof said parties have set their hands and seals this 28th day of October 1760. Ewan Callister, Mary Callister my mark X, Charles Killey

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of James Oates, Edward Moore

14th May 1762 Mr Ewan Callister and Mary Callister his wife acknowledged the before going Deen to be their proper act and deed and also to be paid the and satisfied the consideration money therein mentioned. Before me John Taubman

At a Sheading Court holden at Douglas May 14th 1762 The beforegoing Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. John Wood, Dan Mylrea, John Quayle, John Quilliam, Dan Lace, John Taubman, Ex ap Dan Mylrea Senaschal



  1. Charles Killey jnr must have been the only surviving son of Charles Killey, and the grandson of Jane Mc Ylroy & Richard Killey because at the time of this purchase, Charles jnr was already in possession of cottage allotments #14, #104, #105, #107, #108, #109 with Robert Kennedy who was the guardian & executor of Charles's sister Elizabeth, the daughter of Charles Killey snr
  2. This legacy of land began when his grandmother, Jane Mc Ylroy, received cottage allotment #104 (later recorded #109) in Conchan from her mother Kath Moore, described in Lib Assed "three houses and two gardens 12d, another little house and a house and garden on the sand side 2d Total rent 14d". Next door neighbours were Phil Higgin and his wife Jane Mcylrea, and Robert Lewn, father of Margaret the wife of Thomas Mylrea. The allotments were on Barrack St
  3. In 1723 his father Charles snr was gifted a house on allotment #104/109, while what remained of the land passed to Charles's cousin Richard Moore in 1762. When Charles snr died 17 years later, his land holdings had grown substantially, covering the quarterlands of Ballakermeen, Ballabroii and Ballawilling as well as cottages/houses in Douglas
  4. Charles jnr like his father was a shopkeeper/merchant in Douglas
  5. At the time of this purchase Charles jnr was 27 years of age
  6. He could not have been the Charles Killey who married Ann Waterson and died in 1766 because that Charles Killey had married daughters, born in the 1740s (see his will)

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1735-2 E 010 d KILLEY Dorothy GAWN d 17 sep; Douglas; ch Richd,Charles + Jane - nearest relns mo side (uncle)Tho + (aunt) Elizth gawn; husb Charles; agreemnt between supvs + husb; inv

1735-3 E 137 d KILLEY Jane d 1 Feb 1735/6;ua d/o Mrs Dorothy Killey; sibs Richd + Charles admrs, goods secured in mo's inv - admrs also ua

1759-1 E d KILLEY Richard d 17 dec 1758; only dau Ellinor admx; pledges John Christian carpenter, Matth Christian butcher (both Douglas). Is this his uncle?

1766-2 A 44,9 KILLEY Charles d 7 feb 1766; unnamed ch exors - court states thos kermod h/o margt, wm gelling h/o ann,edwd taggart h/o isobel

1777-2 E w KILLEY Ann waterson d 27 may 1777; widow,Douglas; gdau Ann Kermode; names Thos Ratcliffe; niece Cath Watterson; dau Margt, Isabella execx; Ewd Taggart h/o Isabella

Last updated: May 2019