SALE & ASSIGNMENT - 1748 (German)

Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Cannell of Peeltown with the consent and assent of Elizabeth Cannell als Leece my wife divers good reasons and valuable considerations moving but more especially and principally for and in consideration of the full, just and complete sum of seventy pounds good and lawful money of Mank currency at, by and from the hands of Mr George Savage of the said town to be paid and fully satisfied at the worshipful Deemster’s attestation of these presents have given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate and absolutely forever sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all the right, title, interest and property that we now have or hereafter may, can, might ever or ought to have unto a certain dwelling house, brew house, and garden with the late enclosed Intack of two pence rent adjoining to the side of the garden on the shore side, fronting Mr George Moore’s building, all the particulars with the extent and limits of the same unto the said Mr George Savage, his heirs, executors and assigns firmly by these presents to have, hold, possess and peaceably enjoy the premises and all parts, parcels and members of the same with the profits and produce or advantages thereof and all the easements, liberties and properties thereunto belonging or of right appertaining without let stop, molestation, suit, claim or demand of any manner or person or persons whatever commencing possession of all the premises on the first of May next ensuing the date hereof the said Mr George Savage, heirs and assigns yielding and paying yearly the Lord’s Rent viz. nine pence on the houses and garden and two pence on the late enclosed Intack with all dues, duties, boons, suits and services arising upon and payable out of the premises at the usual and accustomed times and seasons. We the said Joseph Cannell and Elizabeth my wife do bind ourselves, our heirs and assigns to uphold, maintain, awarrant, and defend the premises unto the said Mr George Savage, his heirs and assigns against all manner of persons suing, claiming, acconing? or demanding any right or title to the premises, likewise to obtain the worshipful Deemster’s attestation the honourable Court’s confirmation hereof with all other thing or things legally requisite for the perfecting of this Deed and for the said Mr George Savage’s further and better security. For true performance, we the said Joseph Cannell and wife aforesaid do bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in penalty of one hundred pounds to be levied and paid according to law. In witness whereof we have hereunto signed our names February 24th 1749/50. Joseph Cannell, Elizabeth Cannell my mark X

Signed and delivered John Davison, William Tear

3rd March 1749 Joseph Cannell and Elizabeth Cannell acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed. And also that whatever sum of moneys is already advanced on the premises by way of mortgage is to be allowed by them out of the consideration moneys of seventy pounds within mentioned to discharge the same. Before me Dan Mylrea

Know all men by these presents that I George Savage of Peeltown for and in consideration of the full and just sum of seventy pounds sterling currency of this Isle to me already in hand paid at, by and from the hands of Thomas Mylrea of the town aforesaid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and confess have given, granted, passed over and assigned and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, pass over and assign from me, my heirs, executors and assigns all my whole title, right, property, interest and demands whatsoever that I have now unto all and every the premises mentioned in the within and above Bill of Sale unto the said Thomas Mylrea, his executors and assigns forever commencing from May Day next ensuing the date hereof and the .... and profits thereof to take hold, possess and enjoy to him and his heirs, they yielding and paying the annual Lord’s Rent due and payable out of the premises with all other dues, duties, suits and services that will become due out of the same to have and to hold unto him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs and assigns all and every the premises mentioned in the within Deed of Sale as fully and amply and to all intents and purposes as I might or could hold the same by virtue of the said Deed and on the true and faithful performance hereof and of all and singular the premises the aforesaid George Savage do hereby firmly bind me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of one hundred pounds to be levied and paid according to law. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 3rd March 1749. Geo Savage

Signed and delivered in presence of William Christian, John Comish my mark X

3rd March 1749 George Savage acknowledged the above Deed of Assignment to be his voluntary act and deed and also to be paid the full consideration moneys therein mentioned. Before me Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown 2nd May 1750 The before going Bill of Sale and also the within Deed of Assignment being both acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against them are therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, John Quayle, William Christian

[Ref N/SSS May 1870 #10]


  1. The import of this document is that George Savage purchased the house and grounds from the Cannells and, on the same day, sold it to Thomas. It is curious that Thomas did not simply purchase the property directly from the Cannells
  2. George Savage was Thomas Mylrea's brother-in-law
  3. Thomas was the second son of Daniel Mylrea & Lucy Parry, baptised 1717 in Ballaugh; he married Rose Savage in Patrick in 1743
  4. Rose Mylrea als Savage came from a family that, like her husband Thomas, made their wealth from importing liquour and other goods to the Isle of Man (Ref: Wilkins: The Smuggling Trade Revisited 2004). He also engaged in offering mortgages, although the surviving records suggest only 1 client over a period of several years with several mortgage,s until the 1752 purchase from William White
  5. Thomas died in 1759, leaving four chilren of the eight that had been born to the couple
  6. Thomas's older son Daniel married Leonora Heywood of the Nunnery, and after she died Mary Bosley. He took his family to Canada as a member of the 10th Veterans' Battalion and was the hero of the Harpooner incident in 1816. He died in 1822 in France aged 72. He was the father of Frederick Thomas Mylrea 1803-1862
  7. Thomas's other son Thomas died in 1781, possibly at the Battle of Providien, not having married
  8. Thomas probably died in Ireland. Wife Rose went there at some stage after Thomas's death and died at Strangford in 1791
  9. Neither Thomas nor Rose were buried on the Isle of Man which tends to support the idea that they are both buried in Ireland

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