JOHN MYLREA snr et al to WILLIAM CRAINE

SALE - 1778 (Ballaugh)

Know all mend by these presents that we Thomas Craine of the Glaick, Philip Tear of Brooghjarg Bog, John Mylrea of Ballacooiley, and James Corlett, dyer, all of the parish of Ballaugh with the joint assent and free approbation of Mary Craine otherwise Quilliam, Elizabeth Tear otherwise Harrison, Jane Mylrea otherwise Clark and Margaret Corlett otherwise Craine our respective wives and William Craine, shoemaker, of said parish, divers good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for and in consideration of the just and complete sum of eighty pounds currency of this Isle to be paid unto us, our heirs, executors and assigns at or upon the Feast of St Michael the Archangle next ensuing the date hereof at by and from the hands of William Craine, miller, or said parish have given, granted, passed over, bargained and sold and by these presents do give, grant, pass over and forever absolutely sell unto the said William Craine, miller, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular those parts of parcels of the Dollough Moar Quarterland known and distinguished by the names of the Park Bog, the Great Garden, the Haggard, yards and all and every the lands whereon the mansion houses and outhouses of said Dollough are at present situate, the premises being of such annual Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest shall proportion thereon situate in said parish and adjoining the rent of Robert and Patrick Cowle and the rent of said William Craine, shoemaker, called Kill’s Flatt on the east, the rent of John Craine on the south, to the rent or late purchased lands of Philip Tear, said Quarterland called Robert Cowell’s Flatt on the west and to the way or lane on the north to have and to hold unto him the said William Craine, the said purchaser, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the said premises with all its ways, waters, easements, and all other the appurtenances thereon belonging excepting what is hereinafter reserved forever as beforesaid he the said purchaser commencing possession of the premises from the day of the date hereof and paying and yielding the Lord’s Rent thereof with all other boons, duties and services annually incumbent forever and it is hereby to be understood and we the sellers do hereby reserve out of this sale of said premises the title and property of a road for the occupants of that parcel of said Quarterland of said Dollough Moar called the North or Great Flatt now in the possession of John Mylrea of Ballacooiley aforesaid as also for the occupants of that parcel of said Quarterland of said Dollough Moar called Faih ne Binghy now the property of said Philip Tear the said road to be on the western end or part of this premises of sale for the use of the occupants of said named parcels their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever to pass and repass thereon and also eastwards to the river and highway the said road to lead and be in the place, form and manner formerly accustomed passable for said occupants of said parcels unmolested on all and every occasion whatsoever forever as aforesaid we the said sellers do also further reserve and exempt out of this sale the pump well which is in that part of the premises called the Great Garden with free road and access thereto for the use of so many of us the said sellers, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns as passes any part of Quarterland of said Dollough Moar adjoining with said William Craine the purchaser forever the easements belonging said Dollough Moar Quarterland to be enjoyed by so many of us the said sellers and said purchaser as are proprietors in said Quarterland agreeable to and opposite to each of our possession and properties in said Quarterland of Dollough Moar forever and we the said sellers do hereby firmly oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to uphold, awarrant, and defend the said William Craine, miller, in the peaceable possession of said premises against the pretended right, title, property, challenge and demand of any person or persons to the same forever and for the faithful and true performance of all and singular this Deed of Sale and every sentence and clause herein contained the parties concerned do hereby bind and oblige themselves each one to the other and their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns especially in the penalty of one hundred and sixty pounds. As witness their subscription of marks to their names this seventh day of March 1778. Thomas Craine, Philip Tear, John Mylrea my mark X, James Corlet my mark X, Mary Craine, Elizabeth Tear my mark X, Jane Mylrea my mark X, Margaret Corlett my mark X, William Craine, William Craine snr my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Robert Corlett, Dan Stephen

23rd June 1778 the said Thomas Craine, Philip Tear, John Mylrea, James Corlet, Mary Craine, Elizabeth Tear, Jane Mylrea, Margaret Corlet, William Craine and William Craine snr acknowledged this Deed of Sale to be their proper and voluntary act and deed so far as they are respectively concerned. Before me Thomas Moore

........ December 1778 the said Thomas Craine, Philip Tear, John Mylrea, James Corlet, Mary Craine, Elizabeth Tear, Jane Mylrea, Margaret Corlet, William Craine and William Craine snr acknowledged the before written Deed of Sale to be their proper act and deed and that the consideration money is fully paid them wholly and respectively. Before me Robert Farrant

26th February 1779 Thomas Crain one of the executing parties to the within written Deed of Sale acknowledged the same to be his proper act and deed and to be fully paid the consideration money therein mentioned so far as he is concerned. Before me Robert Farrant

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh do settle and proportion on the within written Deed of Sale to bear and pay the yearly Lord’s Rent of two shillings and six pence. Witness our subscriptions this 7th of May 1779. William Corlett, Thomas Cowley, John Corlet, John Craine

At a Baron Court holden at KK Michael town for the respective parishes of Michael, Ballaugh and Jurby the 2nd August 1780 the before written Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and High Bailiff of Peeltown and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore allowed of for and in the name of the most noble John, Duke of Atholl, Lord of the Manor of Mann and the Isles and confirmed by this Court. Robert Heywood

[Ref: NSS May 1780 #32]

NOTES

  1. John inherited Ballacooiley after his father Thomas died in 1744, although he (John) was only 6 years old. His mother Isabel als Killip and uncle Nicholas Mylrea snr kept the estate going until John was old enough to take responsibility. His father had sold and mortgaged parts of his Ballacooiley inheritance during his stewardship. When he died, John's father left a widow (Isabel als Killip), two small children and mortgages worth over £50 plus interest
  2. John married Jane Clark in 1758, and had 13 children: John (b1759) married Ellinor Corlett, Daniel (b1761) & Mary Hughes, Isabel (b1763) & Patrick Cowley, Jane (b1765) & James Corlett, Margaret (b1767) & Thomas Corlett, Ellinor (b1774) & John Caley, Ann (b1781) & John Corlett; Thomas (b1769) & Mary (b1772) died of smallpox within days of eachother in 1773; William (b1771), Ann (b1776) & Thomas (b1779) died in infancy. Wife Jane died 1803

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