SALE - 1803 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I David Mylroy of the Close in the parish of KK Lonan by and with the joint consent of Catherine Mylroy my wife, divers good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for the consideration of sixty pounds currency of this Isle already paid and satisfied, the receipt thereof we do hereby acknowledge at, by and from the hands of Thomas Cowin of said parish

Have given, granted, alienated, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and forever absolutely sell a certain parcel of cottage or Intack called and known by the name of the Close beg and the brow adjoining on the river side being on the south-east and south to the rent of Thomas Cowin, on the south-west and north-west to the rent of William Croughan, on the east and to the Quarterland of Baldovin on the south-east, and of such rent as the Setting Quest shall allot on the said premises, which said premises he the said Thomas Cowin is not to possess till the 12th of November 1804

To have and to hold unto him the said Thomas Cowin, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the premises before mentioned and every individual part, parcel and member of the same with all ways, waters, easements, liberties, properties, rights, titles and other the appurtenances thereunto the said premises belonging and appertaining, he the said Thomas Cowin yielding and paying the Chief rent of the said premises and doing and performing all dues and duties incumbent on the premises at the times accustomed, and to hereby awarrant and defend the said premises unto the said Thomas Cowin, his heirs and assigns against the pretended claim of any person or persons whatsoever.

For performance hereof, I the said David Mylray with Catherine Mylray my wife bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty and forfeiture of two hundred pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law.

As witness our names hereunto subscribed this 8th February 1803. David Molroy X, Catherine Molroy X

Signed and delivered in presence of us James Quayle, John Kneal

Douglas 7th July 1804 David Molroy and Catherine Molroy .......... acknowledged ...........

At a Court Baron holden in Ramsey for the Sheadings of Michael, Ayre & Garff the 25th day of April 1809 The beforewritten Deed having been acknowledged before an High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against the same is therefore ordered to be recorded ...........................

[Ref: SSS May 1809 #52]


  1. ALL COLBY - Close Moar
  2. David 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.A part of Close Moar had enn given to Margaret in the Marriage Contract between David & Margaret, by Margaret's family in 1755
  3. David married Catherine Quayle 10 January 1789. Possibly nine children, six surviving to adulthood: James (1793-?), Thomas (1797-? ) William (1803-1848), Daniel (1808-1900) Robert (1811-1869), Margaret (1790-1851)
  4. David made a Settlement upon his oldest son James in 1829
  5. David made a Settlement on his youngest son Robert in 1833, perhaps because this son cared for his parent in their old age
  6. Catherine Mylroie als Quayle died 1834
  7. Oldest son James unfortunately died before his father and the lands settled on him by his father were transmitted to James's oldest son, Thomas, who ppassed it on to his son Joseph
  8. 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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