Purchase - 18217 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I William Croaghan of the parish of KK Lonan with the joint consent of my wife Mary Croaghan als Quirk divers good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for and in consideration of the just and full sum of ten pounds Manks currency of this Isle, to be paid or secured to me William Croaghan at the worshipful Deemster’s attestation hereof at, by and from the hands of James Mylroie of the aforesaid parish

Have given, granted, alienated, passed over, bargained and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and forever absolutely sell from us from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular our rights, property, title and interest that we now have or hereafter may or can have of, in and unto a certain parcel of Intack land situate, lying and being in the aforesaid parish being part of the Close…, the park and the field adjoining it, and adjoining to the rent of David Mylroie on the west and south-west, and the rent of William Croaghan on the south-east, and David Mylroie on the north

To have and to hold to him the said James Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns with all ways, watercourses, easements, liberties appurtenances and appendages unto the same belonging or in any wise appertaining, he the said James Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yielding and paying such Chief Rent as the Setting Quest of said parish shall adjust thereon, and doing and performing all other dues and duties annually incumbent upon the premises at the times and seasons usually accustomed, I the said William Croaghan, my heirs, executors and assigns do uphold to defend and warrant to the said James Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the peaceable possession of the premises against the pretended right, challenge or claim of any person or persons whatever

And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the foregoing Bill of Sale and every article, clause and sentence therein contained, I the said William Croaghan and Mary my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors and assigns in and under the penalty of one hundred pounds British to be levied and paid according to law and practice within this Isle.

As witness our subscription this the tenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. William Croaghan X, Mary Croaghan X

Signed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Quay, Joseph Mylroie

At Douglas the 14 March 1818 William Croaoghan and Mary Croaghan his wife acknowledged the foregoing Sale to be their act and deed. Before me John Hutchin

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas the 20th April 1822 The beforewritten Deed of Sale having been acknowledged before a High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore ordered to be recorded. J. Quirk?

Ref: NSS May 1822 #47a


  1. ALL COLBY - Ballacosney
  2. James's father, David snr, took no land or possessions into his marriage to widow Margaret Kermott als Killey, although the Killey family contributed a portion of the Close Moar intack to the marriage in 1755
  3. David snr expanded the family holdings in 1766
  4. In 1781, David snr settled the family estate on David jnr and also settled livestock on second son James
  5. James was baptised 1774. He married Elinor Skillicorn and they had 7 children with some kind of record: BAPTISM - James jnr (1788), Margaret (1791), John (1793), William (1796), Elinor (1801), Joseph (1805). PROBATE - Thomas, with no baptismal record but perhaps born about 1800, and died in 1840 with his parents James & Elinor administering his estate
  6. A Daniel was recorded as being born to James & Margaret Skillicorn but this was probably the individual who married Mary Ann Tear, and was the son of James's brother, David jnr. This Daniel was baptised one month after Joseph in 1805 which also suggests that Daniel was not in James's family and his record of baptism a transcription/vicar error
  7. Two sons, John & Thomas, died in 1817 and 1840 respectively leaving their brothers James jnr & Joseph to carry on the family name

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