ELLENOR MYLROI als FARGHER to JOHN JAMES MYLROI

Sale - 1876 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I Ellen Mylroi of Ballacosney in the parish of Kirk Lonan, widow, various good causes and valuable considerations me hereunto moving but chiefly for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds lawful current money of this Isle to me in hand well and truly paid by John James Mylroi, my son, of Ballacosney in the said parish Lonan the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and forever absolutely sell unto the said John James Mylroi all and singular my right, title and interest in and to that parcel of land commonly called and known by the name of Crot e Croughan and being part of the Quarterland of Ballacosney in the said parish of Lonan and was recently purchased from Richard Rowe by my late husband John Mylroi and bounded on the south by a public road, on the west by the property of the late John Mylroi, and on the north and east by the property of Miss Dixon and Miss Grice and also my right, title and interest in and to that small parcel of land or meadow commonly called and known by the name of Hudgen’s Meadow and also being part of the Quarterland of Ballacosney in the parish of Lonan and which has been recently purchased from James Hudgsen by my late husband John Mylroi and bounded on the north by the property of the late John Mylroi, and also on the east by the property of the late John Mylroi, on the south by the property of John Kewley, Baldoon, and in the west by the property of John Hudgen to have and to hold the said sold lands and premises with all the rights, privileges, appurtenances thereto belonging unto the said John James Mylroi, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from the date hereof forever he and they paying and performing the Lord’s Rent and all other dues and taxes annually incumbent upon the said sold lands and premises and for the true and faithful performance hereof the said Ellenor Mylroi doth bind and oblige herself, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of eighty pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law that she has full power and authority for executing these presents. In witness whereof the said Ellenor Mylroi hath hereunto subscribed her name this the thirtieth day of May one thousand, eight hundred and seventy-six. Ellenor Mylroi her X

Signed and delivered in presence of us as witnesses Thomas Callow, Edward Kelly

At Douglas 3 June 1876 Thomas Callow one of the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the foregoing Deed who is personally known to me made oath on the Holy Evangelist that Ellenor Mylroie affixed her cross mark to the same after it had been read over to her in his presence and in the presence of Edward Kelly the other subscribing witness. Before me Samuel Harris, High Bailiff of Douglas

Registry Office 3 day of June I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of four o’clock afternoon received by me at this Office for the purpose of being registered and recorded according to law and that the same is duly registered, recorded and entered in the Requisition Book 8 page 183 No 2371. Sam J. Harris, D. Registrar

[Ref: June 1876 #22 Lonan]

NOTES

  1. COLBY - Ballacosney
  2. Ellenor was the widow of John Mylroie, heir at law to the Ballacosney estate. They married in 1852
  3. There were 7 children: John James 1853, William Henry 1854, Thomas Arthur 1855, Frederick 1858, Edward George 1861-1861, Richard Fargher 1864-1884 & Elleanor Ann 1865
  4. In 1876 John died just two years after his father (James Mylroie jnr), leaving his son 23 year old son, John James, as heir at law
  5. John had encumbered the Ballacosney estate through a series of mortgages which, in 1908, amounted to £556/14/6
  6. John James was the oldest son who worked as a miner, first in Laxey and later in Whitehaven
  7. These two parcels of land which Ellenor sold to her son for £40 were caught up in the mortgages taken by John in 17753, 1764 & 1768 so it is difficult to see how Ellenor was in a position to sell them to anyone, let along her son
  8. John James died in 1888 in the UK, leaving behind his wife and 2 year old son, John Isaac
  9. John Isaac Mylroie sold the estate in 1908 perhaps because the debt had grown substantially by that time, and he had grown up in England with no true links to the Isle of Man
  10. Ballacosney was gone from the Mylroie family forever

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