Sale - 1839 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Mylroie of the parish of Lonan by and with the joint consent and approbation of my wife Judith Mylroie als Camaish good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for the consideration sum of one hundred and eighty pounds British to be paid unto us at, by and from the hands of John Killip of the aforesaid parish at or before the attestation of these presents

Have therefore given, granted and sold and by these presents do give, grant, pass over and forever absolutely sell unto him the aforesaid John Killip, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns a parcel of my property of land in the aforesaid parish namely the same being a part of the Quarterland of Ballacollister adjoining the rent of Mrs Forshaw on the north, and John Killip on the north-east, and the rent of John Killip snr on the south-east and south, and the road that leads from the foresaid Thomas Mylreoi’s house to Laxey on the south-west ,and the rent of John Fargher on the north-west, and also to have the privilege of the foresaid road forever and also to bear the expenses of a proper gate equally between them in the usual place and also paying the Crown rent of three shillings and sixpence yearly with all boons, suits and services usually accustomed and that the aforesaid Thomas Mylroie and my wife bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements and liberties to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining

And I the said Thomas Mylroie and Judith my wife do hereby uphold, awarrant, maintain and defend him the foresaid John Killip against the claim, challenge or demand of any person or persons whatever and his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the peaceable possession of the foresaid sold premises, he the said John Killip is to commence possession on the day of the date of these presents

And for the true performance of all and singular the before Deed of Sale and every clause therein mentioned, we the foresaid John Killip and Thomas Mylroie and wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns under the penalty and forfeiture of three hundred pounds to be levied and paid according to law and practice within this Isle.

As witness our subscription this the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine. Thomas Mylroie his mark X, Judith Mylroie her mark X

Note the interlineation in this Deed was interlined before the execution thereof

Signed and delivered in presence of James Quayle, William Milburn?

At Douglas 25th January 1840 Thomas Mylroie and Judith Mylroie the executing parties to the foregoing instrument acknowledge the same to be their proper act and deed. Before me J. Quirk

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas the 25th April 1840 The foregoing Deed of Sale having been acknowledged before a High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore ordered to be recorded. J. Quirk

[Ref: NSS May 1840 #60]


  1. GRAWE (Grauff) - Ballacallister
  2. Thomas was the son of Thomas Mylrea & Mary Clague, and baptised 1782, Lonan
  3. He married Judith (Joney) Camaish 25 May 1805, Lonan
  4. His parents settled the family estate on Thomas through his Marriage Contract
  5. He and Judith had 7 children's baptisms recorded: Clague (1807), Ellinor (1808), John (1811), Jane (1814), Thomas (1817), James (1819), Elizabeth (1822)
  6. Clague married Elizabeth Lewney, John married Ann Quilleash, Thomas married Rosanna (or Ruth Hannah?) Kennedy, James married Catherine Crebbin
  7. This sale was of about half of the family estate to oJohn Killip. Just over a decade later Thomas sold the other half to Killip
  8. Thomas had mortgaged the family estate several times prior to this sale, and did so at least twice after his sale, which suggests that he had money problems. Unfortunately not all of the Mortgage documents have survived
  9. Neither Thomas nor Judith left a will when they died in 1855 & 1852 respectively, so it is an open question what happened to the proceeds of the sale. Thomas worked as a farm labourer after the sale and all four sons were miners
  10. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

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