Know all men by these presents that I John Callister of Graue in the parish of KK Lonan for the consideration of twelve pounds currency of this Isle already received and paid unto me by my friend John Molleroye of the said parish, the receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge

Have given, granted, passed over and mortgaged and by these present do give, grant, pass over and mortgage from me, my heirs and assigns unto the said John Molleroye, his heirs and assigns all my right, title and property in and unto a certain field, part of the Quarterland of Graue aforesaid commonly called and distinguished by the name of Thalloo ne hennin adjoining to my own land in the north, and to Anan e Quil on the south side

To have and to hold the premised field with all the profits and advantages thereunto accruing, and all ways and waters and other the appurtenances thereunto belonging, from him the said John Molleroye, his heirs, executors and assigns for the space and term of five years commencement from the 29th of February last part, yielding and paying such a Lord’s rent as the Setting Quest shall proportion and settle thereon at the accustomed seasons with all boons, suits and levies annually incumbent on the premises, and in case the foresaid sum of twelve pounds be not fully repaid and satisfied at the expiration of the said term of five years that it shall be lawful for the said John Molleroye, his heirs and assigns to continue possession of the premises from year to year afterwards until the said sum be fully paid and satisfied according to the true intent and meaning of the Act of Settlement and as the same provides in such cases, provided nevertheless and it is hereby agreed upon, that I the said John Callister shall have the benefit and profits of the premises during the term of this demise, paying the lawful interest of the said sum upon the day of commencement of this Deed in every year, but in default and failure of such a payment of the interest upon the time prefixed that it shall be lawful for the said John Molleroye, his heirs and assigns to enter upon and continue possession of the premises till the said sum with the interest behind and in arrear be fully paid and satisfied by virtue of these presents, anything to the contrary notwithstanding

And for the faithful and punctual performance of all and singular the foregoing covenants and agreements, I the said John Callister and also the said John Molleroye do firmly bind ourselves, our heirs, executors administrators and assigns in the penalty of thirty pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to the law and practice within this Isle.

As witness our names and marks this 11th of May 1752. John Callister my mark X, John Molleroye his mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of John Tear, Pat Killip

23rd October 1752 John Tear and Patrick Killip the two subscribing witnesses made oath that John Callister duly executed the within and above Bill of Mortgage in their presence. This before me John Taubman

At a Sheading Court holden at Douglas the 23rd October 1752 The beforegoing Bill of Mortgage being proved before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed. Basil Cochrane, William Christian, John Quayle, Dan Mylrea, Dan Mylrea, John Taubman

[Ref: SSM Oct 1752 #107]


  1. Grawe - Ballacallister
  2. Oldest son of Richard Mylroie & Isabel Moore, and baptised in 1724
  3. He became a guardian to his step-brother Richard jnr, on the death of their father Richard in 1749
  4. John married Margaret Clague, and had several children - perhaps 7 - however, most records of events in this family (baptisms, marriages, burials) have not survived
  5. This mortgage was never repaid and John assigned it in 1765 for £15/18/7 to Thomas Cowin
  6. Several years later (1758) John purchased lands from John Callister which became a Mylroie estate
  7. A rare occasion for anyone in this family lending money!
  8. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

Mother of Margaret

1725-1 A 11 [Clague] Margaret BREW [bur Lon 17250421] d 13 Apr; mo alive; sis Isabel; husb alive; only dau Margt ua - aunt Isable Brew; in burial reg as Margt Clague als Brew

Father of Margaret

1747-2 E w CLAGUE Phinlo [bur Lon 17471007] d 4 Oct 1747; wife Ann als Stole; unnamed ch; court names Jane, Anne, Ellinor (eldest)

Grandmother of Margaret (Maternal)

1754-3 E d BREW Margaret als KELLY [bur Lon 17540203] d 19 Feb 1754; gdau Margt Clague (w/o John Mylroii) admx [daughter Margaret Brew married Phinlo Clauge 26/11/1723]

Step-mother of Margaret

1776-1 A 4 CLAGUE Ann STOLE [bur Lon 17760202]d 1 Feb 1776; Laxey; dau Jane Callow; dau Ellinor Brew; gdau Elinor Brew, Jane Brew, Cath Clague; son John; dau Ann Clague execx  (Finloe evidently remarried after wife Margaret Brew died in 1725)

Sister-in-law of Margaret

1797A 1 CLAGUE Margaret BREW [bur Lon 17970330] made 29 Mar 1797;3 dau Elinor, Mary + Cath; husb John exec

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