EDWARD MYLREA snr to THOMAS CORRIN

SALE - 1779 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Edward Mylrea near Ballahall in the parish of Malew by and with the consent and approbation of Alice Mylrea als Quayle my wife for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds lawful money of Great Britain secured to to me in hand paid at by Thomas Corrin of Castletown boatman have given, granted, bargained, passed over and sold, aliened and confirmed by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien and confirm unto him the said Thomas Corrin all and singular two daymoths of meadow land in the meadow part of the Great Abbey meadows in the parish of Malew commonly called and known by the name of Billy Killey’s meadow which said meadow was lately purchased by me the said Edward Mylrea and Henry Caveen of Castletown equally between us from Thomas Moore esq Deemster containing the whole of six daymoths or thereabouts being yet undivided and adjoining to Skbright on the north, to Mr Edward Killey’s rent lately purchased from me the said Edward Mylrea on the east, to Fagan’s meadows lately purchased by William Callow esq on the west and to William Killey and Thomas Crebbin’s rent on the south with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, commodities, advantages, hereditaments, and appurtenances to the said premises hereby granted and sold belonging or in any wise appertaining and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of me the said Edward Mylrea and Alice my wife aforesaid of, in and to the said premes and every part thereof to have and to hold the said two daymoths of meadow land and all and singular the premes abovementioned and every part and parcel of the same with the appurtenances unto him the said Thomas Corrin and his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of him the said Thomas Corrin and his heirs and assigns forever he the said Thomas Corrin and his heirs and assigns yielding and paying the annual Abbey Rent with all boons, suits and services due and payable out of the said premes and I the said Edward Mylrea and Alice my wife aforesaid our heirs and assigns do covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas Corrin that I the said Edward Mylrea and Alice my wife shall awarrant and defend the said premes and their appurtenances unto him the said Thomas Corrin and his heirs and assigns forever against the claim, challenge or demand of all and every person or persons whomsoever and for the true and faithful performance of these presents I the said Edward Mylrea and Alice my wife aforesaid do hereby bind and oblige ourselves and our heirs, executors and administrators in the penalty of one hundred pounds British to be levied and paid according to law. In witness our marks to our names this 4th day of March 1779.

NB It is hereby further agreed upon before the signing hereof that in case the said Edward Mylrea’s moiety of the said meadow when divided shall not measure out three daymoths that the said Thomas Corrin and his heirs and assigns is and are only to have two thirds of the same and in case the same should measure more than three daymoths that the said Thomas Corrin and his heirs and assigns is and are in like manner to have two thirds of the said moiety. Edward Mylrea my mark X, Alice Mylrea als Quayle my mark X

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of John Quayle, Thomas Cannell

20th May 1779 The said Edward Mylrea and Alice Mylrea his wife acknowledged the above and within Bill of Sale 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 held at Castletown for Rushen sheading the 20th May 1779 The above and within written 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

[Ref: SSS May 1779 #105]

NOTES

  1. Daymoth – a measure of area, approximately equal to 2 acres
  2. This is another of several land sales conducted by Edward Mylrea and his wife Alice in 1778-1779. The totaility of the contracts give the impression that they were "selling up" in their old age. The (three) sales brought about £200
  3. In partnership with Henry Caveen, Edward had purchased the land being sold in this contract from Thomas Moore. Edward's share was 3 daymoths, of which he was selling here 2 daymoths. Presumably the third daymoth was preserved by Edward for a home for Alice and him because after they both died in 1786, their son Edward Jnr sold this third daymoth to Mr John Taubman in 1787
  4. Edward Mylrea & Alice Quayle married in Arbory in 1741. Best guess is that Edward Mylrea was the son of Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle who died in Ballaugh 1733, and that his father was William, son of William Mylrea & Ann Christian
  5. Alice Mylrea als Quayle was 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. 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 moved to Peel before either of his parents had died. There they established a new Mylrea dynasty
  7. Edward 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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