Articles of Marriage concluded condiconed and agreed upon betwixt Henry Gawn of KK Christ Rushen in the behalf of his son William Gawn on the one part and Margratt McYlrea als Waterson in behalf of her daughter Margery McYlrea on the other party, both parties in the parish of KK Christ Rushen

It is condiconed and agreed upon that the said William Gawn and Margery McYlrea shall enter into the holy state of matrimony within one month after the date hereof God and Christian people permitting the same.

It is condiconed, concluded and agreed upon that the said Margratt McYlrea doth herby give, grant and promise unto the said William Gawn and Margery his wife the half of all her land with half of the houses and half of the crop of corn now in present possession and half of all her cows, horses and sheep with half of all the rest of her goods moveable and immoveable whatsoever.

It is condiconed and agreed upon that the said Henry Gawn doth hereby give a ewe lamb and a he lamb unto the said young couple.

In performance of all the promises above both parties have bound themselves in the penalty of twelve pounds to be paid in the nature as all fines are paid in this Island. In testimony money whereof we have hereunto set our hands and marks October the 3rd 1724

Signed and delivered in presence of Will Corrin his mark X, John Waterson his mark X, Margratt McYlrea als Waterson her mark X, William Gawn his mark X, Margery McYlrea her mark X

16th February 1724 Margaret McYlrea came this day and hath acknowledged the Articles of Marriage to be her act and deed for the use and behalf therein mentioned and this before me Chas Moore

[Ref: SSS May 1729 #71]


  1. Margery was the daughter of Thomas McYlrea who married Margaret Waterson, Malew, 1702
  2. They had two daughters Marjery (17**), Jony (17**)
  3. Thomas died 1723 and Jony 1724; Jony died soon after her father
  4. Margery's mother Margaret McYlrea als Waterson had assets to bring to the contract whereas Henry Gawne contributed little
  5. Margery and William had two children WIlliam 1725, and Margaret 1727
  6. Margery Gawn als Mcylrea died in Rushen 1728, four years after marriage
  7. Margaret McYlrea als Waterson died in Rushen 1745
  8. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised

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