THOMAS MYLREA to RYDINGS & HAMPTON

SALE - 1889 (Lonan)

This Deed made the twenty-first day of November in the year one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-nine between Thomas Mylrea of Laxey Glen in the parish of Lonan, carter etc, of the one part and Egbert Rydings, woolen manufacturer, and John Robert Hampton, shoemaker, both of Laxey in the parish of Lonan of the other part.

Witnesseth that the said Thomas Mylrea in consideration of the sum of sixty-five pounds sterling to him paid by the said Egbert Rydings and John Robert Hampton (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) hath given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain and forever absolutely sell and convey unto the said Egbert Rydings and John Robert Hampton all and singular a certain plot or parcel of land commonly called and known by the name of Cronk-na-Brest situate in the said parish of Lonan (a sketch or plan thereof is attached hereunto and coloured red) bounded on the north-east by the property of the late E.S.Crook, on the south-west by the B……down road, and on the south-east by the property of John Killip to have and to hold the same with all ways, rights, easements and appurtenances to the same in any wise belonging unto the said Egbert Rydings and John Robert Hampton, their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from the date hereof absolutely forever they and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yielding and paying all boons, suits and services incumbent on the premises.

And the said Thomas Mylrea doth for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns covenant and engage to and with the said Egbert Rydings and John Robert Hampton, their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that he has good right, full power and lawful authority to sell and convey the premises aforesaid in the manner aforesaid and he, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns shall and will uphold, warrant, maintain and defend the same and every part thereof unto the said Egbert Rydings and John Robert Hampton, their respective heirs, administrators, administrators and assigns against the claim, challenge and demand of all persons whomsoever. In witness whereof the said Thomas Mylrea has hereunto subscribed his name the day and year first above written. Thomas Mylrea his mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Thomas Fargher, Thomas Corlett

At Douglas 23rd November 1889 Thomas Corlett one of the executing witnesses to the foregoing Deed who is known to me made oath on the Holy Evangelist that Thomas Mylrea the executing party to the foregoing Deed duly executed the same after it had been read to him in presence of deponent and of Thomas Fargher the other witness. Before me Samuel Harris, High Bailiff of Douglas

[Ref: Nov 1889 #45 Lonan]

NOTES

  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. Thomas was the oldest (and only surviving) son of William Mylrea jnr & Jane Killip. He was born in 1841 in Lonan
  3. He did not marry, but lived with his parents until their deaths in 1883 & 1879 respectively
  4. He was listed variously as a carter and car proprietor, and was a lead miner in his early years
  5. In this transaction, Thomas is selling a piece of land, Cronk ne Brest/Brace, left originally by his parents to his younger brother, William. William died in 1885 and Thomas must either have been his beneficiary or his executor. No will survives for brother, William
  6. It seems from this document, and subsequent document in 1890 as well as his will, that Thomas could not read or write, surprising since his father was literate
  7. The deaths of these two adult sons without issue spelled the end of this line of Mylreas that reached back to Braddan of the early 1700s
  8. The Mylrea family has several headstones in the Lonan Cemetery
  9. The purchaser, Egbert Rydings, came to IOM in 1881 and established the St George's Woollen Mills

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