EDWARD MYLREA snr to EDWARD KILLEY

SALE - 1778 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that we Edward Mylrea and Alice Mylrea my wife of the parish of Malew for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty-two pounds current money of Great Britain secured to be paid on or before the 10th day of October next ensuing the date hereof at, by and from the hands of Edward Killey of Castletown shopkeeper have given, granted, bargained, passed over and sold and do by these presents give, grant, bargain, pass over and forever absolutely sell unto the said Edward Killey, his heirs, executors and assigns a certain part or parcel of the Great Abbey meadow within the said parish of Malew adjoining the highway on the east, a part of the said Great Abbey meadow now in the holding of William Corrin on the south, to William Killey, Thomas Crebbin, Edward Mylrea and Henry Caveen on the west and to 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 proportion thereon to have and to hold unto him the said Edward Killey, his heirs, executors and assigns the hereby granted premises forever from the day of the date hereof with all ways, waters, watercourses, privileges and advantages to the same belonging he the said Edward Killey, his heirs, executors and assigns making up the one half or moiety of the hedge or fence between the said new road and the granted premises and forever afterwards at his or their own proper cost and expense keeping the said hedge or fence in repair and paying yearly and every year such Chief Rent as shall be proportioned and allotted thereon with all other dues, duties, suits and services at the times and seasons usual and accustomed and we the said Edward Mylrea and Alice Mylrea do hereby awarrant and defend the said granted premises unto him the said Edward Killey, his heirs, executors and assigns against the claim, challenge or demand of any person or persons claiming by, from or under us and for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the premises we the said Edward Mylrea and Alice Mylrea do hereby bind and oblige ourselves in and under the penalty of two hundred and eighty-four pounds British. In witness whereof we have hereunto put our marks to our names this 26th day of December 1778. Edward Mylrea my mark X, Alice Mylrea my mark X

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Richard Clague, Elizabeth Corlett

Received from Mr Edward Killey the grantee in this Deed named the sum of one hundred and forty-two pounds British being in full of the consideration money in the beforewritten Deed of Sale mentioned. As witness our names this 26th December 1778. Edward Mylrea my mark X, Alice Mylrea my mark X

Witnesses present Richard Clague, Elizabeth Corlett

20th May 1779 The within written Edward Mylrea and Alice Mylrea his wife acknowledged the within Bill of Sale to be their proper act and deed and that the consideration money therein mentioned is paid and satisfied. Before me William Quayle

At a Baron or Sheading Court holden at Castletown for Rushen sheading the 20th May 1779 The beforewritten Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the High Bailiff of Douglas and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore allowed of for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John, Duke of Atholl, Lord of the Manor of Mann and the Isles and confirmed by this Court. John Quayle

At a Baron or Abbey Court holden at the house of Martha Redfern at Castletown the 11th day of August 1780 The beforewritten Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the High Bailiff of Douglas and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same therefore is therefore allowed of for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John, Duke of Atholl, Lord of the Manor of Mann and the Isles and confirmed by this Court. Robert J. Heywood

[Ref: SSS May 1779 #110]

NOTES

  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; Alice was the daughter of Hugh & Cath Quayle
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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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