SALE - 1753 (Douglas)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Mylrea of the town of Douglas with the full and free consent and assent of my wife Margaret Mylrea als Cown divers good causes and considerations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of two pounds nine shillings currency of this Isle to be paid at the signing hereof at, by and from the hands of Thomas Corlett of the said town have given, granted, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, pass over and forever absolutely sell from us the said Thomas Mylrea and Margaret my said wife, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all our right, title and interest in or unto a certain parcel of our back side mereing? and bounding with the said Thomas Corlett’s rent on the south and west, and to our own rent on the north and east the same being two yards and two feet from south to north upon a direct line with the .... side of said Thomas Corlett’s shed and three yards and a half in the clear from east to west, he the said Thomas Corlett building the means and boundaries between us at his own expense and giving us the said Thomas Mylrea and Margaret my wife full liberty to build a shed against the east side of the .... between us provided it may be done without any injury to the said Thomas Corlett, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns who is forever to pay one farthing Lord’s rent out of the same concern to have and to hold unto him the said Thomas Corlett his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the premises aforesaid with all ways, watercourses, easements, liberties, profits and advantages to the same belonging without lett stop and hindrance to be made by me the said Thomas Mylrea and Margaret my said wife, our executors or assigns or any person claiming right from, by or under us, he the said Thomas Corlett, his heirs, executors and assigns yielding and paying yearly the honourable Lord’s rent aforesaid with all other boons, dues, suits and services annually incumbent and payable out of the premises aforesaid and I the said Thomas Mylrea and Margaret my said wife do further bind and engage ourselves, our heirs, executors and assigns to awarrant, uphold and maintain the premises aforesaid unto him the said Thomas Corlett, his heirs, executors and assigns against the pretense, challenge and demand of any manner of person whomsoever and also to do, perform and fulfil any further act or acts, thing or things that in law may be found necessary to be done for the more suremaking hereof unto him the said Thomas Corlett, his heirs, executors and assigns for the punctual performance of which and of all and singular the covenants herein contained I the said Thomas Mylrea and Margaret Mylrea my said wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of twenty pounds to be levied according to law.

As witness our marks to our names this 9th day of July 1753. Thomas Mylrea my mark X, Margaret Mylrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of John Quane, Robert Brown

22nd October 1753 Thomas Mylrea and Margaret Mylrea acknowledged the before written Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed. Before me John Taubman

At a Sheading Court holden at Douglas the 22nd October 1753 The before going Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, John Quayle, Dan Mylrea

[Ref SSS Oct 1753 #31]


  1. This sale to Curlet is for part of a share in cottage allotment #112 with total 6d rent, which Thomas jnr had gifted to his father, his father Thomas snr in May 1753 Thomas jnr had held a 4½d share of the rent by virtue of his mother's bequest, while Thomas Curlet already held the other 1½d share through bequests and purchase. Thomas jnr retained the 2 3/8d share and sold it to Paul Quirk (no document survives to record the sale but land entries note the change in tenancy)
  2. This sale from Thomas snr Thomas Curlet for £2/9/- meant that Thomas Curlet and his wife Ann (als Lewn), together with Paul Quirk now held most of Cottage #112, a tenancy that had been in the hands of the Lewn family since before 1700s. However, both Ann and Quirk's wife were Lewn descendants
  3. Thomas snr married Margaret Cowin about 1739 although no record of the marriage survives, after the death of his wife Margaret Lewn in 1738.
  4. This sale by Thomas snr and Margaret Cowin sits between two mortgages taken by Thomas & Margaret. The first was in 1749 and paid off in May 1755; the second in 1756. These mortgages are for the part of the 2 1/8d share that Thomas snr did not sell in this transaction with Corlett
  5. Eight children were mentioned in Thomas's will: Thomas ( 1721), Philip (b1741 m Margaret Lewn), Edward (b1743 m Dorothy Fargher als Kewley in Lonan), Margaret (b1746 m John Crow), William (b1749 m Jane Taggart), John (b1753 died soon after), Mary (b1754 married John Cottier), Ann (b1758 did not marry)
  6. Thomas was recorded as a weaver on the baptism record of his son William, born 1749
  7. 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
  8. BEST GUESS is that Thomas Mc Ylrea snr originated in Michael, an estimation based solely on the DNA of one of his descendants who has a match much closer to the Irish Mc Elreas than the Ballaugh Mylreas

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