JOHN MEYLEROIE to JOHN KELLEY

SALE - 1758 (LONAN)

Know all men by these presents that I John Meyleroie of the parish of KK Lonan with the full and free consent and assent of my wife Margaret Meyleroie als Claigue divers good causes and valuable considerations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and entire sum of nineteen pounds Manks currency of this Isle to us paid at or before the confirmation of this Bill of Sale at, by and from the hands of John Kelley, smith, in the foresaid parish have given, granted, bargained, passed over and sold and by these presents do hereby give, grant, bargain, pass over and forever absolutely sell from us, our heirs, executors, admistrators and assigns all our right and title, property and interest that we now have or may have unto parcels of land or old cottages situate in the said parish partner with John Claigue in all the parcels and known by name yn Garre Keoil Crott ne Loin and the meadow and the brow about it and the parcel called Shen Tallow with fourpence halfpenny annually Lord’s rent or thereabouts and as the Setting Quest shall portion on the said parcel and we the foresaid John Meyleroie and Margaret Meyleroie als Claigue my wife do by these presents bargain and absolutely sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all the right, title, property and interest that we now have or may have unto parcels of Quarterland being Abbey land in the parish aforesaid situated in the parish partner with John Claigue, son to Ffinloe Claigue, in all these parcels of Abbey land which are known by name Cronk goll Crott Kool Nicholas’s and the Flatt and Garre Ballam Chrink also the houses and gardens and Garre ne bing with thirteen pence or thereabouts annual rent and customs or as the Setting Quest of Skinscoe shall proportion thereon to have and to hold our right of the foresaid parcels both of Lord’s land and Abbey lands unto the said John Kelley his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns commencing from the date of the 29th of September next ensuing 1758 we the said John Meyleroie and Margaret Meyleroie my wife do by these presents bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to give full and peaceable possession to all the forenamed parcels both to Lord’s land and Abbey lands unto the said John Kelley himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to have and to hold all the foresaid premises unto him the said John Kelley his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and advantages in any wise belonging or appertaining to the said premises he the said John Kelley yielding and paying the Honourable Lord’s rent with its proportion of boons, dues, duties, suits and services annually incumbent on the said premises and likewise to yield and pay annually the proportion of rent and customs out of the said premises of Abbey lands at the times and seasons accustomed to be paid we the said John Meyleroie and Margaret Meyleroie als Claigue my wife hereby bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to procure worshipful Deemster’s attestation and also the Honourable Lord’s confirmation to this Bill of Sale and the said John Kelly's name be entered as proper tenant upon record for the said parcels both of Lord’s land and Abbey Lands and to do all further necessary things required in law for the the assurance of the said premises unto the said John Kelley and uphold and maintain the said Kelley himself from any loss or damage that may ensure by any person or persons claiming right there to the premises. And for the true and faithful performance of all the articles above and within contained we the said John Meyleroie and Margaret Meyleroie als Claigue my wife do bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to uphold and maintain foresaid premises unto the said John Kelley, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of sixty pounds sterling to be levied according to law in the nature of all fines within this Isle. In witness hereof we have hereunto set our names and marks this 27th January 1758 John Meyleroie my mark X, Margaret Meyleroie als Claigue my mark X

Signed and delivered in the presence of us William Quill jnr my mark X, James Scarff

23rd May 1758 John McYlroie and Margaret McYlroie acknowledged the before written Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed and also to be paid the full consideration money therein mentioned. This before me John Taubman

At a Sheading Court holden at Douglas May 23rd 1758 The beforegoing Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Basil Cochrane, William Christian, John Quayle, Dan Mylrea, Dan Mylrea, John Taubman

[Ref: SSS May 1758 #68]

NOTES

  1. Grawe
  2. John was the oldest son of Richard Mylrea & Isabel Moore and baptised 1724; Margaret Clague daughter of Finlo was baptised Nov 1724
  3. John & Margaret married, probably around 1744, and had several children - perhaps 7 - however, most records of events in this family (esp marriages, burials) have not survived
  4. Margaret might have been an heiress, given her grandmother's will below, and the fact that this sale is for properties held jointly with Margaret's brother, John
  5. 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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