DANIEL MYLREA to ROBERT FARRANT

SALE - 1803 (German)

This indenture made the twentieth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three between Daniel Mylrea late of Douglas in the Isle of Man, lieutenant in His Majesty's Seventh Regiment of Royal Invalids, and Elizabeth his wife of the one part and Robert Farrant of Ballamoare – Jurby in the said Island, esquire, of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds fifteen shillings of lawful money of Great Britain to the said Daniel Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife or one of them in .... paid by the said Robert Farrant at or before the sealing or delivery of these presents in full for the absolute purchase of the intact, piece or parcel of ground hereinafter mentioned and intended to be hereby grant, bargained and sold the receipt of which said sum of fifteen pounds fifteen shillings they the said Daniel Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife do hereby acknowledge and thereof do and each of them doth hereby acquit, release and discharge the said Robert Farrant, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns by these presents they the said Daniel Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife have and each of them hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said Robert Farrant, his heirs and assigns all that intact, piece or parcel of land situate in or near the town of Peel in the said Island adjoining to the rent of him the said Robert Farrant on the east and north, to the rent of the late William Cottiman on the south, and to Peel River on the west of the annual Lord’s Rent of ... pence or thereabouts as the same are more particularly expressed or less described in the Setting Quest Returns and in the Lord’s Books preserved in the Seneschal’s Office in the said Island for all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim or demand whatsoever of them the said Daniel Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife of, in and to the said Intack, piece or parcel of ground and of, in and to any part and parcel thereof with all profits and appurtenances whatsoever to the said in any manner belonging or appertaining to have and to hold the said Intack, piece or parcel of land and the appurtenances unto the said Robert Farrant, his heirs and assigns to the sole and proper use and behalf of the said Robert Farrant his heirs and assigns forever and the said Daniel Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife and their heirs the aforesaid Intact, piece or parcel of land and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Farrant his heirs and assigns against them the said Daniel Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife their heirs and assigns and of and from and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever shall and will awarrant and forever defend by these presents and the said Daniel Mylrea doth for himself his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Robert Farrant his heirs and assigns by these presents in manner following that is to say that he the said Dan Mylrea now is lawfully seized of and in the aforesaid Intact, piece or parcel of ground and every part thereof of a good, sure, absolute estate of inheritance according to the laws and tenors of this Island without any charge or encumbrance whatsoever and that he the said Dan Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife have good, rightful power and lawful and absolute authority to grant and arrange the same in manner and form aforesaid and further also that the said Robert Farrant his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly hold, possess and enjoy the aforesaid Intact, piece or parcel of ground and every part thereof with the appurtenances without the lawful set, suit, eviction, interruption or disturbance of them the said Daniel Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife their heirs or assigns or any other person or persons whatsoever and that cleared, freed, acquitted and absolutely discharged or and from all and singular former or other bargains, sales, gifts, grants, leases, prior estates, settlements, mortgages, executions, dowers, fines, charges and other encumbrances had made, committed, done or proffered by them the said Daniel Mylrea his heirs or assigns or any other person or person whatsoever the rent, fines and services hereafter to grow due and payable to the Chief Lord accepted and foreprized and further also that the said Daniel Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife and all and every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming any estate, title or interest in or to the afore.... Intack, piece or parcel of ground or any part thereof shall and will at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request of the said Robert Farrant his heirs or assigns and at their prop.... costs and charges make, do, acknowledge and execute all and every such further and other lawful act and acts thing and things for the further better assuring and ....... of all and singular the aforesaid Intack, piece or parcel of ground and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Robert Farrant his heirs and assigns forever either by Deed or otherwise as by the said Robert Farrant his heirs or assigns shall be lawfully and reasonably devised or required. In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their names the day and date first above written. Daniel Mylrea, Elizabeth Mylrea

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Daniel Mylrea in presence of Thomas Quayle, Edward Martin

Douglas 21st December 1803 Edward Martin made oath that Daniel Mylrea executed the foresaid Deed of Sale in presence of the deponent and Thomas Quayle esq the other subscribing witness. Before me John Cosnahan

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Elizabeth Mylrea in presence of John Clague, Dorothy Clague

Douglas 21st December 1803 Elizabeth Mylrea acknowledged the foregoing Deed of Sale to be her act and deed. Before me John Cosnahan

At a Court Baron holden in Douglas for the Sheadings of Glenfaba, Middle and Rushen and the Abbey Lands the 20th day of April 1809 the before written Deed having been proved and acknowledged before an High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection being offered against it the same is therefore ordered to be recorded. Norris Moore

I acknowledge to have received of Robert Farrant esq by the payment of Thomas Quayle esq the sum of twelve pounds twelve shillings being in part payment of fifteen pounds fifteen shillings the consideration money of a certain Deed of Sale bearing even date herewith by which an Intack situate between the said Robert Farrant’s premises in Peeltown in the Isle of Man and the Peel River is conveyed from me to him and I agree that the remainder of the consideration money (three pounds three shillings) be paid to my wife Mrs Elizabeth Mylrea in Bar Hetination(?) of her right of dower in the said Intack which will be in full payment for all my right and interest therein. I say received this 20th day of May 1803. Daniel Mylrea

Witness Thomas Quayle

[Ref: SSS May 1809 #4]

NOTES

  1. Daniel Mylrea was the son of Thomas Mylrea & Rose Savage, baptised Peel 1750
  2. His was the Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/ Attorney General line of Mylreas; Dollough estate
  3. Daniel's father died in 1759 and Daniel received a significant inheritance at the time
  4. His bachelor uncle (Daniel the Deemster) died 1775, leaving Daniel his main beneficiary. The legacy was largely the heriditary Mylrea estate which Daniel sold at this time, returning about £3,000, ending Mylrea ownership of the fabled Dollough, occupied by the Mylrea clan since records began
  5. This is a most curious document. The mother of Daniel's children was Mary Bosley, and presumably his wife. He and Mary had three children born in London by the date of this contract
  6. However, the wife mentioned in this document was named Elizabeth and the only explanation seems to be that Daniel married Elizabeth Proctor in Whitehave in 1795. He married Mary in 1796 which raises the issue of bigamy since Elizabeth is manifestly still alive. It seems odd that Elizabeth was to receive the remained of the consideration money as "her right of dower" .
  7. Another mystery surrounding Daniel

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