JOHN MYLREA jnr from JANE COWLEY

MORTGAGE - 1863 (Michael)

Know all men by these presents that John Mylrea of Cronk Urleigh in the parish of KK Michae doth own and acknowledge himself to be and stand justly endebted to Jane Cowley, widow, of Baregarrow, Michael in the sum of one hundred pounds sterling to the payment whereof well and truly to be made unto the said Jane Cowley, her executors, administrators and assigns with interest at the rate of four and a half per cent yearly to the said Jane Cowley, her executors, administrators and assigns and all costs and charges attending these presents the said John Mylrea doth bind and oblige himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty hereafter mentioned And for the further and better security of the said Jane Cowley, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the payment of the said sum of one hundred pounds sterling with interest as aforesaid, and all costs and charges. Further know ye that the said John Mylrea with the consent of his wife Margaret Mylrea testified by her becoming an executing party to these presents have give, granted, and transferred and assigned in security and by these presents do give, grant in security unto the said Jane Cowley, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular those lands and premises situated in the parish of Michael called and known by the name Cronk Urleigh and to hold the said premises with the garden, and the houses and buildings thereon erected and all ways and waters and watercourses, easements, liberties, rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining in security until the said sum of one hundred pounds sterling with interest as aforesaid and all costs and charges attending these presents be fully paid and satisfied to Jane Cowley, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns and for the true and faithful performance of these presents John Mylrea and Margaret his wife doth firmly bind and oblige themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of two hundred pounds to be levied and paid according to law.

In witness whereof the said John Mylrea and Margaret his wife have hereunto subscribed their names this twentieth day of February one thousand, eight hundred and sixty-three. John Mylrea, Margaret Mylrea Witnessed by John Quiggin, Philip Quayle

At Douglas he 21st February 1863 Philip Quayle one of the witnesses to the execution of the foregoing Deed who is known to me made oath that John Mylrea and Margaret Mylrea the executing parties thereto duly signed the same in deponent’s presence and in presence of John Quiggin the other witness. Before me Stenhouse Wilson

Registry Office 21 February 1863 I certify that the foregoing 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 Requisition Book 5, page 306, No. 3669. … Watts, D. Reg

Registry Office 24 April, 1869 Cancelled under and by virtue of the annexed receipt 1st March 1869. By me Samuel J. Harris, Dy. Reg.

Know all men by these presents that Jane Cowley of Baregarrow in the parish of Michael, widow, doth hereby own and acknowledge to have received and been fully paid and satisfied the full amount of principal, interest, costs and charges due and owing under a certain Deed of Bond and Security granted and passed by John Mylrea of Cronkurleigh in the parish of Kirk Michael to the said Jane Cowley for the principal sum of one hundred pounds bearing date the 20th day of February 1863 and secured upon certain lands and premises situate in the parish of Michael called and known by the name of Cronkurleigh and the said Jane Cowley doth will and direct that the said Deed of Bond and Security dated as aforesaid may be and stand cancelled upon record. As witness her name this the 1st day of March 1869. Jane Cowley her mark X

Witnessed by John Quayle, William Quayle

At Peel 6th April 1869 John Quayle of the parish of Michael who is personally known to me made oath on the Holy Evangelist that Jane Cowley duly executed the foregoing Deed in his presence and that of William Quayle the other subscribing witness thereto. Before me Robert J. Moore

[Ref: Feb 1863 #25]

NOTES

  1. Cronk Urleigh
  2. John was the only son of John Mylrea & Isabella Quayle, baptised in Michael in 1818
  3. This family was of the Ballacooiley Mylrea clan, but descended through Daniel Mylrea the second son of John Mylrea & Jane Clark and as such not entitled to inherit the family estate. There is no information about how Daniel earned his living but he and his wife Mary Hughes lived much of their life in Jurby. It is possible that Isabella Quayle's family contribued the small Cronk Urleigh estate to the marriage of their dauhter to John Mylrea, son of Daniel & Mary
  4. The John Mylrea whose will appears above married widow Margaret Barrie als Brew in Braddan in 1846 where he worked as a joiner
  5. John & Margaret returned to Michael in about 1850, where they lived for over 30 years
  6. Their children were:
    • Emma born Braddan 1846, married Daniel Kneen, a widower and stone mason, in 1883
    • John born Michael 1849, perhaps intellectually impared and listed in the 1881 census as an imbecile, and in an 1899 Court Order, as a lunatic
    • Mary Ann born Michael 1854, who inherited almost the entire estate from her father, married a school teacher, John Corkhill Waterson Cowley, in 1891
    • Louisa born Michael 1860 died 1862
  7. This is the only mortgage document on record and John's will demonstrates that he had acquired several properties in the town of Douglas at some stage. He was a carpenter by trade, and this rather large mortgage for the time might have been what gave him the seed money to expand his business activities beyond farming
  8. The house in Barrack Street became subject to a Court Order for Sale in 1899
  9. The other Mylrea family in Michael at much the same time belonged to Thomas Mylrea, the corn miller, and Mary Elizabeth Caine. Thomas came from Braddan and had no discernible connection to John Mylrea of Cronk Urleigh although in 1850, his youngest brother William married John's sister, Mary

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