SALE - 1787 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Edward Mylrea of the parish of KK German for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-five pounds lawful money of Great Britain to me in hand paid by Mr John Taubman of Castletown brewer (the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge) have given, granted, bargained, sold, released and confirmed and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm unto the said John Taubman, his heirs and assigns all and singular a certain undivided daymoth of meadow land in Killey’s meadow which is a part of the Great Abbey meadow situate in the said parish of Malew which said meadow called Killy’s meadow is computed to contain six daymoths of land and is bounded by the lands of Skybright on the north, the land of Mr Edward Killey upon the east, the land of William Callow esq on the west and the lands of William Killey and Thomas Crebbin on the south to have and to hold the said daymoth of land with all rights, members, advantages and appurtenances to the same belonging and all my right, title and interest of, in and to the said meadow called Killey’s meadow and the said John Taubman, his heirs and assigns from the day of the date to his and their own proper use ...... forever reserving only to myself, my heirs and assigns the present year’s crop of hay upon the said premes he the said John Taubman, his heirs and assigns yielding and paying such annual Lord’s Rent as is or shall be settled upon the said premes and all boons, suits and services incumbent thereon and I do covenant, promise and engage to awarrant, maintain and defend the said premes and every part thereof unto the said John Taubman, his heirs and assigns, from and against the claim, challenge or demand of all and every person or persons whomsoever and for the performance hereof I bind and oblige myself, my heirs, executors and administrators under the penalty of fifty pounds British to be levied and paid according to law. As witness my name and mark this 28th day of April in the year of our Lord 1787. Edward Mylrea his mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Thomas Kelly, John Baxter

December 1st 1787 Edward Mylrea the granting party acknowledged the before written Deed of Sale to be his proper act and deed and to be paid the consideration money therein mentioned. Before me William ..............

At a Court Baron or Abbey Court holden at the Abbey near Ballasalley the 19th day of October 1793 The beforewritten Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the then High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same therefore is therefore allowed of and ordered to be recorded for the benefit of all persons concerned. Thomas Moore, John ..............

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  1. Edward Mylrea (Junior) in this contract was the only surviving child of Edward Mylrea & Alice Quayle. His parents both died in 1786, and this contract seems to be selling off what was left of his parent's lands
  2. Edward Mylrea & Alice Quayle married in Arbory in 1741. Alice had received houses and lands in a Settlement from her mother in 1740; Edward might have been the son
  3. Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle who died in Ballaugh 1733
  4. Daymoth – a measure of area, approximately equal to 2 acres
  5. In partnership with Henry Caveen, Edward snr had purchased land from Thomas Moore in 1778, Edward's share being 3 daymoths, of which he sold 2 daymoths in 1779 and presumably reserved the third daymoth for a home for Alice and him
  6. This contract is somewhat confusing because it mentions 6 daymoths, not one.
  7. Edward (junior) married Susannah Cashen in Malew, and migrated to Peel where they established a new Mylrea dynasty
  8. Edward senior mentioned a grandson also named Edward in his 1786 will, and although there is no record of baptism for this child, he was likely to be the Edward Mylrea living in Liverpool and working as a shipwright in the late 1700s

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