Division - 1845 (Lonan)

Whereas that James Mylroie of Ballacosney in the parish of KK Lonan and Joseph Mylroie of said place in said parish having come to a conclusion to make a division in certain fields of the Quarterland of Ballacosney aforesaid that the said James Mylroie is to have the Naie veg, Crot n bodase, Thalloo eal, Voaney Booillyahyryn hear, the garden, the haggart, the street or farm yard, and the barn and the said Joseph Mylroie is to have the Booillie-Vooar heesh haar and the Booillie heose hear, the Chen Talloo hear, the Magher bane, the Mullagh chrink hear, the Mullagh chrink haar above Cronk yrygraf, the said James Mylroie is to have the road called rade-y-villin and the said Joseph Mylroie is to have liberty to pass and repass on the road leading through the upper side of the Booillie-Vooar heesh haar and from that on the road leading to the High road and liberty to put stones on said road to mend it and to keep a gate in the gap in the boundary between them

Therefore know all men by these presents that the said parties James Mylroie and Joseph Mylroie do bind themselves, their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns absolutely and forever to the said agreement and division with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining, he the said Joseph Mylroie yielding and paying one fourth of the Chief Rent and one fourth of all the dues and duties incumbent on the same according to law and one fourth of the commutation of tithe commencing from the twelfth of November next

For the true and faithful [performance?] hereof each party to eachother do bind and oblige themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of fifty pounds British to be levied and paid according to law

As witness our respective names this the 17th day of October 1845. James Mylroie his X, Ann Mylroie her X, Joseph Mylroie his X, Margt Mylroie her X

Signed and delivered in presence of James Skillicorn, James Mylroie jnr

At Douglas 7 July 1855 James Skillicorn one of the subscribing witnesses of the foregoing Deed who is personally known to me made oath on the Holy Evangelist that James Mylroie, Ann Mylroie, Joseph Mylroie, and Margaret Mylroie duly signed the same in his presence and in presence of James Mylroie jnr the other witness and that he the said James Skillicorn duly and faithfully read the said Deed to the parties before signing and they appeared fully to understand. Before me J.C.Bluett, HB

Register Office 4 August 1855 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of twelve o’clock noon received by me at the office for the purpose of being registered and received according to law and that the same is entered into the Registration Book 4 page 14 No132. J.C.Bluett

[Ref: Aug 1855 #24]


  1. COLBY - Ballacosney
  2. The two parties are the surviving sons of James Mylroie snr & Elinor Skillicorn, baptised 1788 (James jnr) and 1805 (Joseph) respectively
  3. Both had settlements from their parents, James jnr in 1828 and Joseph from his mother in 1841
  4. This current division of lands must have been some kind of reorganisation of their respective portions after their father died in 1842
  5. James jnr married Ann Kewley in 1824. They had five children: Elinor (1824), John (1826), Thomas (1829), James (1833), & Ann (1843)
  6. Joseph married Margaret Kinread 1832. They had eight children, of whom seven survived to adulthood: Margaret (1833), Elinor Jane (1834), Isabella (1837),Thomas Joseph (1840), Mary Ann (1843), Elizabeth (1846), & Hannah (1852)
  7. The witness James Mylroie jnr must have been the son of James jnr & Ann, who was only about 12 at the time of witnessing and who died in 1855 at age 22
  8. The brothers were in Court in 1856

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