PURCHASE - 1778 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Moore of the Abbey within the parish of KK Malew esquire with the full and free consent of Margaret my wife diverse good causes me hereunto moving but more especially and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty-two pounds ten shillings current money of Great Britain secured to be paid unto me on or before the 10th day of October next ensuing the date hereof at, by and from the hands of Edward Mylrea of the parish of KK Malew and Henry Caveen of the town of Castletown

Have given, granted, bargained, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, pass over and forever absolutely sell unto the said Edward Mylrea and Henry Caveen, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns a certain part or parcel of the Great Abbey meadow within the said parish of Malew lately and commonly called and known by the name of Killey's Meadow and adjoining another parcel this day sold to WIlliam Killey and another on the south, the meadow commonly called Fagan's meadow on the west and the New Road marked out between Skybright and the Great Abbey Meadow on the north and of such Chief Rent as the Setting Quest shall allot and ... thereon

To have and to hold unto them the said Edward Mylrea and Henry Caveen, their heirs, executors, administrative and assigns the hereby granted premises with the right and liberty of passing and repassing to and from the said premises on the said New Road upon their lawful occasions, waters, watercourses, easements, privileges and advantages to the said granted premises appertaining or belonging they the said Edward Mylrea and Henry Caveen, their heirs, executors, administrators and asigns making and forever repairing at their own proper cost and expect the hedge or fence between the New Road and the said granted premises paying yearly and every year such Chief Rent as shall be alloted thereon with all other dues, suits and services at the times and seasons usual and accustomed and I the said Thomas Moore do hereby awarrant and defend the said granted premises unto them the said Edward Mylrea and Henry Caveen, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the pretended claim, title or demand by any person or persons claiming by, from or under me. And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the premises, we the said Thomas Moore and Margaret Moore my wife do herby bind and oblige ourselves in and under the penalty of three hundred and five pounds British. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed out names and affixed our seals this 28th day of November 1778. Thomas Moore, Margaret Moore

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of William Quayle, Catherine Christian

December 4th 1778 The beforenamed Thomas Moore esq and Margaret his wife the granting parties personally appeared before the Honorable Richard Dawson esq and severall acknowledged the before written deed of Sale to be their proper act and deed. R. Dawson

The Setting Quest of the Abbey lands in Malew are hereby ordered to proportion and settle the Chief Rent on the granted premises. Dated the 2nd August 1788 and the coroner of Rushen Sheading to swear a legal person in the stead of Henry Clucas who is now sick to settle said rent. Thomas Moore

We the Setting Quest of the Abbey lands of Malew have appraised on the premises abovementioned in obedience to the annointed authority and viewed the whole of the estate of Great Meadow do settle and proportion on the within mentioned premises and sum of three shilling and one penny as Chief Rent yearly and this we give as our verdict in the premises his 7th August 1780. John Harrison, Christopher Bridson, John Quayle, CHristopher Bridson

The Setting Quest delived the above to me in Court. Peter Heywood

[REF: N/SSS Oct 1780 #56]


  1. This is one of several land sales conducted by Edward Mylrea and his wife Alice in 1778-1779. The contracts give the impression that they were "selling up" in their old age. In total, the sales brought about £200
  2. Edward Mylrea & Alice Quayle married in Arbory in 1741
  3. Best guess is that Edward Mylrea was the son of Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle who died in Ballaugh 1733; her husband might have been WIlliam, one of the sons of William Mylrea and Ann Christian
  4. Alice was the daughter of Hugh & Cath Quayle
  5. Alice Quayle had been given houses and lands by her mother (Cath) in 1740 in exchange for a lifetime of care, which turned out to be just 6 months, and Alice married Edward 9 months after her mother's death.
  6. Edward & Alice had one surviving son, Edward baptised 1743. This boy Edward married Susannah Cashen in Malew, and they migrated to Peel before either of his parents had died. There they established a new Mylrea dynasty
  7. Edward snr mentions a grandson also named Edward in his 1786 will, and although there is no record of baptism for this child, he is likely to be the Edward Mylrea living in Liverpool and working as a shipwright in the late 1700s

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