PURCHASE - 1806 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I William Croghan of KK Lonan with the full and free consent and assent of my wife Margaret Croghan als Quirk for and in consideration of the full and just sum of thirty pounds currency of this Isle to be paid unto me on the twelfth day of November next ensuing the date hereof at, by and from the hands of David Mylroie of said parish of KK Lonan have given, granted, alienated and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, quit claim and forever absolutely sell unto him the said David Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all of my field known and commonly called by the name of Magher e close as the same is now fenced joining Ballacowin on the south-west, and the said David Mylroie’s own land on the north, to have and to hold unto him the said David Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the premises aforesaid with all ways, waters and watercourses, easements, liberties, properties and advantages to the same appertaining, yielding and paying such annual Lord’s Rent as they the Setting Quest shall settle thereon all. And for the true and faithful performance hereof mutually bind and oblige ourselves, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of sixty pounds to be levied and paid according to law. As witness our subscription this 26th day of August 1806. William Crohhan his X mark, Mary Croghan her X mark.

Signed and delivered in presence of Patrick Killey, John Quayle

Douglas 7th March 1807 William Croghan and Mary Croghan duly acknowledged this instrument to be their act and deed. Before me John Cosnahan

At a Court Baron holden in Douglas for Middle Sheading and the Abbey lands the 25th October 1811 the before written Deed having been acknowledged before an High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against the same is ordered to be recorded. John Moore

[Ref: NSS Oct 1811 #26]


  1. Close Moar
  2. On this day, David jnr sold a parcel of land to Thomas Cowin & Thomas Cowin sold six fields to David jnr
  3. David jnr was the older son of David Mylroie snr & Margaret Kermott als Killey, baptised 1762. His father settled the family estate [Close Moar] on David in 1781. It had been part of the Marriage Contract between David & Margaret, given by Margaret's family in 1755
  4. David jnr married Catherine Quayle 10 January 1789. Possibly nine children, six surviving to adulthood: James (1793-1839), Thomas (1797-? ) William (1803-1848), Daniel (1808-1900) Robert (1811-1869), Margaret (1790-1851)
  5. In 1806, David Mylroie jnr purchased another field, this time from William Croghan, his neighbour
  6. David jnr settled the family estate upon his oldest son James in 1829
  7. David jnr also made a Settlement on his youngest son Robert in 1833, perhaps because this son cared for his parent in their old age
  8. Catherine Mylroie als Quayle died 1834
  9. Oldest son James unfortunately died before his father and there is no evidence that the lands settled on him by his father were ever transmitted to James's oldest son (if indeed such a thing were permitted under Manx law)
  10. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

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