JAMES MYLROIE snr to JAMES MYLROIE jnr

Settlement - 1828 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that James Mylroie snr of Colby in the parish of KK Lonan with the joint consent of Elinor Mylroie als Skillicorn my wife divers good causes and considerations us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for the good will and affection we have and do bear unto our dutiful son James Mylroie jnr of said parish have therefore given, granted, bargained, passed over, sold and settled and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, and forever absolutely settled from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said James Mylroie jnr, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the one half or moiety of our right, title, interest and property in and unto a part or parcel of land of the Quarterland of Colby aforesaid in the aforesaid parish together with the one half or moiety of a parcel of Intack adjoining said premises with the one half of the homes, gardens, haggarts erected on said premises and the other half or moiety I the said James Mylroie snr and wife do reserve to my own proper use and advantage now and forever with all its profits and advantages he the said James Mylroie jnr to possess the whole of new dwelling house after the decease of us the longest liver of us the said James Mylroie and Elinor my wife bounded on the east by Thomas Croughan’s and Mrs Whiting’s rent, on the south by James Skillicorn’s, on the west by James Kewley’s and John Quine’s, and on the north by the Common with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, rights, members and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining he the said James Mylroie jnr possessing said premises in manner following:

the one third part from the day of the date hereof unto the twelfth of November one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-one and from said date 1831 the one half or moiety forever, I the said James Mylroie snr and wife reserving the other half or moiety to our own proper use and advantage to all intents and purposes soever aforesaid rent to have and to hold unto him the said James Mylroie jnr, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the before mentioned, granted and settled premises and all its appurtenances as before mentioned he the said James Mylroie jnr yielding and paying the one half or moiety of the Lord’s Rent and the one half of all boons, suits and services annually incumbent on the same. For the true and faithful performance of the foregoing Deed of Settlement I the said James Mylroie snr and Elinor my wife of the one part and James Mylroie jnr and Ann Mylroie my wife the other do bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of one hundred pounds British to be levied and paid according to law. As witness our respective names to our subscriptions this the 28 day of February 1828.

Signed and delivered in presence of

By an error in page the first before signing We James Mylroie snr and Elinor my wife do reserve to our proper use the whole of the new dwelling house from the day and date hereof to the decease of us the longest liver and after that the whole of the said new dwelling house to our son James Mylroie jnr as aforesaid. James Mylroie, Elinor Mylroie her X mark, James Mylroie jnr his X mark, Ann Mylroie her X mark

Signed and delivered in presence of James Skillicorn, William Kewley

At Douglas 20 April 1838 James Mylroie, Elinor Mylroie, James Mylroie, Ann Mylroie the executing parties to the foregoing instrument acknowledged the same to be their proper act and deed. Before me …….

Register Office 17 May 1850 I certify that the beforegoing Deed was this day at the hour of twelve o’clock noon received by me at this office for the purpose of being registered and recorded according to law and that the same is entered in the Register on Book 2 Page 97 No. 769. JEBWatts, DR

[Ref: May 1850 #30]

NOTES

  1. COLBY - Ballacosney
  2. James snr was the younger son of David Mylroie snr and Margaret Killey who married in Lonan in 1755
  3. James snr 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
  4. 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
  5. Two sons, John & Thomas, died in 1817 and 1840 respectively leaving their brothers James jnr & Joseph to carry on the family name
  6. This Settlement provided for the transition of the family estate, Ballacosney, to the oldest son in the family, James jnr. In turn, James jnr passed on Ballacosney to his son John in 1853

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