QUIT CLAIM - 1749 (Douglas)

We Thomas Mylrea and Mary my wife having a right and property in and unto the chattels and effects of Ann Harrison of the city of Dublin lately deceased who was aunt to the said Thomas Mylrea do hereby for and in consideration of the affection we have and do bear unto Thomas Curlet of Douglas our near relation, as also for the consideration of part of the sum of six pounds six shillings British mentioned in a Bill of Sale given by us this day unto him the said Thomas Curlet of a certain house and garden in Douglas give, grant, surrender, assign and quit claim and by these presents have given, granted, surrendered assigned and quit claimed from us, our executors, administrators and assigns all the right, title, interest and property that we now or hereafter may or can have of, in and unto all the goods, chattels, money, cash, household goods, and furniture which the said Thomas Curlet hath lately brought to this Isle from Dublin aforesaid, and formerly belonging to the said Ann Harrison to have and to hold unto him the said Thomas Curlett as his own and sole property against us the said Thomas Mylrea and Mary my wife and all persons claiming by and under us or either of us and for performance hereof we bind and oblige ourselves, our executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of twenty pounds sterling. As witness our hands this 13th September 1749 Thomas Mylrea, Mary Mylrea

Signed and delivered in presence of William Curphey, John Moore

13th September 1749 Thomas McYlrea and Mary McYlrea acknowledged the above Surrender and Quit Claim to be their act and deed before me John Taubman

At a Sheading Court holden at Douglas the 7th October 1751 The within Surrender and Quite Claim being 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. Basil Cochrane, William Christian, John Quayle, Dan Mylrea, Dan Mylrea, John Taubman

[Ref: SSS Oct 1751 #48]


  1. Thomas Mylrea jnr was the son of Margaret Lewn and Thomas McYlrea snr who married in Braddan in November 1717
  2. Thomas jnr was baptised 1721. His older brother Robert, baptised 1718, died in about 1750
  3. In 1748, a Thomas MULRAY, sailor, married a Mary Norton on 23rd February in the parish of St Nicholas, Liverpool, details which seem to "fit" the description of Thomas McYlrea, the vendor in the sale contract
  4. The other administrator of the 1749 will of Ann Harrison was Ann Curlett als Cannell als Lewn, daughter of Robert Lewn, and Thomas's cousin
  5. This Quit Claim removed Thomas jnr from consideration as an heir when his uncle Thomas Harrison who died named his wife Ann Harrison als Lewn his major legatee. The consequence was that Ann Curlett als Cannell als Lewn became the major beneficiary of Harrison's will
  6. Mapping by Nigel Crowe shows that this cottage allotment was on Barrack St, with neighbours in 1705 Richard Killey (and Jane Mc ylrea), Robert Joyner (and Margaret Mc ylrea), Philip Higgin (and Jane Mc ylrea) and Thomas Mylroi

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