CHILDREN OF DANIEL MYLREA jnr & LUCY MYLREA

DEED OF SURRENDER - 1757 (Ballaugh)

Ballaugh

Whereas we Thomas Mylrea and Rose my wife, William Mylrea and Ellinor my wife, William Callow and Ann my wife, daughter of Daniel Mylrea Deemster and Lucy his wife both deceased, divers good causes us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially that we are already paid the respective sums due us by decease of our said parents and also by the decease of our sisters Margaret and Lucy and Dorothy Mylrea at, by and from the hands of our brother Daniel Mylrea, Receiver General, do by these presents give, grant, relinquish and surrender and by these presents have given, granted, relinquished and surrendered unto him the said Daniel Mylrea all our whatever chattels, credits or effects of what kind or nature soever both real and personal which we may, might or could be entitled unto by the decease of our said father and mother and our aforesaid sisters to have and to hold unto him our said brother, his heirs, executors and assigns all and singular the premises aforesaid against us and each and every of us, our heirs, executors and assigns and for the true and faithful performance hereof we the said Thomas Mylrea and Rose my wife, William Mylrea and Ellinor my wife, William Callow and Ann my wife do bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors and assigns in and under the penalty and forfeiture of five thousand pounds to be levied and paid according to law. In testimony whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names this 13th June 1757. Thomas Mylrea, Rose Mylrea, William Mylrea, Ellinor Mylrea, William Callow, Ann Callow

Signed and delivered in presence of John Tear, William Kewish

28th September 1857 The Reverend William Mylrea, Mrs Ellinor Mylrea, Captain William Callow and Mrs Ann Callow acknowledged the within Deed of Surrender & Discharge to be their voluntary act and deed before me Daniel Lace

12th October 1757 Mr Thomas Mylrea and Mrs Rose Mylrea acknowledged the within Deed of Surrender & Discharge to be their voluntary act and deed before me Daniel Lace

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown 13th October 1757 the beforegoing Deed of Surrender & Discharge being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no object against the same is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. John Taubman, Daniel Lace, Basil Cochrane, John Quayle, John Frissel

Exd by John Quayle (Court of Rolls?)

At a Consistory Court holden at Castletown February 22nd 1759 the within Deed of Surrender & Discharge being acknowledged before the Deemster and confirmed by the Temporal Court the same is accepted as and for the last will and testament of the Worshipful Deemster Daniel Mylrea late deceased and the Worshipful Daniel Mylrea, Receiver General of this Isle, is sworn for payment of the debts of the deceased and to that end hath given pledges in form of law namely Reverend James Wilks vicar of KK Michael, and Captain William Christian of KK Maughold

Acceptum est Robert Radcliff, Matthew Curphey

Solvit ……

[Ref NSS Oct 1757 #15]

NOTES

  1. Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General line; Dollough estate
  2. The individuals involved in this Deed are the children of Daniel Mylrea & Lucy Parry
  3. The penalty for failing to adhere to this Deed was £5000, an enormous sum and hinting that the value of what these Mylrea siblings were surrendering to their oldest brother was worth several thousand pounds
  4. Their father, Daniel, was Attorney General 1720 and a Deemster 1734-1757
  5. Similarly, his oldest son Daniel held high-ranking positions: Attorney General 1755, Receiver General & Water Bailiff 1758, Steward to the Dukes of Atholl 1766, Deemster 1768
  6. This Deed is dated the day after their father was buried, the 1759 Consistory Court hearing suggesting that Daniel snr did not leave a will, a remarkable event for a man of wealth and standing
  7. Son Daniel was 41 years of age at the time of this Deed, and a bachelor. Several months previously, he had been Presented for fathering an illegitimate child, perhaps the reason the transmission of his inheritance was not straightforward and resulting in this Deed of Surrender
  8. When he died in 1775, Daniel left £200 to be shared amongst nieces & nephews, children of William Mylrea & Ellinor Gell, the children of Thomas Mylrea & Rose Savage, and the children of sister Ann (Callow). He made no mention of the illegitimate child, Isabel Costean, born in 1756 who, had she survived, would have been about 19 years of age
  9. The major beneficiary of Daniel's will was his oldest nephew, also named Daniel Mylrea and the son of Daniel's brother Thomas, whom he named as the executor and residuary legatee of his estate. Thus this Daniel inherited the Mylrea estate, comprising the Dollough and the lands purchased by earlier generations of Mylreas, all of which he sold off in 1777-1778 for about £3,000, thus ending the reign of the Dollough estate by this Mylrea clan

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