WILLIAM MYLREA jnr from LAXEY PATRIOTIC SOCIETY

Mortgage - 1860 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I William Mylrea of the parish of KK Lonan do hereby own and acknowledge myself to have borrowed and received and to stand justly endebted unto John Kewley, President, and William James Clague and John Kelly, stewards, of the Patriotic Society of Laxey in the just and full sum of seventy pounds sterling to the payment whereof well and truly to be made unto the said John Kewley, William James Clague and John Kelly and their successors in office by having or giving six months previous notice with interest for and out of the same at and after the rate of five per centum per annum I bind myself and my heirs and assigns firmly in and under the penalty herein after mentioned and for the better security of them the said John Kewley, William James Clague and John Kelly and their successors in office in the payment of the said sum of seventy pounds and of the interest, cost and charges that may become due and owing thereon

Further know ye that I the said William Mylrea by and with the consent of Jane, my wife, have given, granted and passed over in security and by these presents do give, grant and pass over in security unto the said John Kewley, William James Clague and John Kelly and their successors in office all and singular a certain croft piece or parcel of land situated in the parish of Lonan aforesaid commonly called and known by the name of Crott Baljean and of the Quarterland of Baljean and bounded on the north by the rent of William Fargher, on the east by the old road, the estate of Ballamilgin on the south and Baljean on the west together with all the houses erected thereon and all the rights and appurtenances belonging to the same unto the said John Kewley, William James Clague and John Kelly and their successors in office as and by way of security for and until the said sum of seventy pounds and all the interest, cost and charges be fully paid and discharged and I the said William Mylrea by and with the consent aforesaid do bind myself and my heirs and assigns unto the said John Kewley, William James Clague and John Kelly and their successors in office that I have good right and full power to convey the foresaid premises in security and will maintain the same against the claim, challenge and demand of all persons whomsoever and for the true and faithful performance hereof I the said William Mylrea and Jane Mylrea otherwise Killip my wife do bind ourselves and our heirs, executors and assigns in and under the penalty of one hundred and forty pounds to be levied and paid according to law. As witness our names this the seventh day of January one thousand, eight hundred and sixty. William Mylrea, Jane Mylrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us John Killey, John Oates

At Douglas 7 January 1860 William Mylrea and Jane Mylrea the parties to the foregoing Bond and Security who are personally known to me acknowledged the same to be his proper act and deed. Before me Stenhouse Wilson

Register Office 7 January 1860 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of three o’clock afternoon received by me at this Office for the purpose of being registered and recorded according to law and that the same is entered in the Requisition Book 5 page 34 No 405. JCBWatts, D.R

Know all men by these presents that Thomas Kneale, the present President, and John Hampton and Robert James Clague, the present stewards of the Laxey Patriotic Society, do hereby own and acknowledge to have received and been fully paid and satisfied the full amount of principal, interest, costs and charges now due and owing under a certain Deed of Bond and Security granted and passed by William Mylrea of the parish of Lonan to John Kewley the then President, and William James Clague and John Kelly the then stewards of the said Society for the principal sum of seventy pounds bearing date the 7th day of January and secured upon a certain parcel of land part of Crott Baljean situate within the said parish of Lonan and the said Thomas Kneale, John Hampton and Robert James Clague in their said capacities do hereby own and direct that the said Deed of Bond and Security may be and stand cancelled upon record. Witness their names this 22 April 1882. Thomas Kneale present, John Hampton, Robert James Clague, stewards

Witnessed by Frank J. Johnson

At Douglas 22 April 1882 Thomas Kneale, John Hampton and Robert James Clague the parties to the foregoing receipt who are known to me acknowledged the same to be their act and deed. Before me Samuel Harris, High Bailiff of Douglas

Robert Cowell of the town of Douglas, publican, being sworn upon the Holy Evangelist made oath and trust that he is a member of the Laxey Patriotic Society and that Thomas Kneale is the present presiding and that John Hampton and Robert James Clague are the present stewards of the said Society and that they are the proper persons entitled to receive all monies due to the said Society and to give receipts and discharge for the same. Witness his name this 22 April 1882. Robert Cowell

Taken and sworn at Douglas this 22nd April 1822. Samuel Harris, High Bailiff of Douglas

Registry Office 22nd April 1882 Cancelled under and by virtue of the annexed receipt dated this day. By me Samuel Harris, Reg

[Ref: Jan 1860 #30]

NOTES

  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. William Mylrea jnr was the only known surviving son of William Mylrea snr & Ann Fargher, and born 1811 in Lonan
  3. William jnr married Jane Killip in Lonan in 1838
  4. They had 9 children, 4 of whom were named in their joint will in 1883
    • Ann 1838-1851
    • Thomas 1841
    • Jane 1843, married John James Taylor, a miner
    • William 1845-1851
    • Margaret 1848, married James Crowe, a miner
    • Isabella 1850-1852
    • William 1852
    • Isabella 1854-1856
    • John 1857-1877
  5. Their youngest son John was listed as a scholar in the 1871, perhaps an indication that this child was destined for a future beyond the lead mines, at which his two older brothers were already working. Sadly, the boy died when he was 19
  6. William jnr lived in Laxey Glen and was variously described as a hatter or a farmer; his father William snr also lived in Laxey Glen, was a tailor in 1808, and listed in Pigot's Directory 1837 as keeping a public house in Laxey Glen
  7. Slater's Directory 1846 identifies a William Mylrea as a banker in Laxey but it could have been either William snr or William jnr
  8. One of these Williams was an active member of the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Lonan
  9. This transaction involved the mortgaging of Crott Baljean, the land brought into the family in Jane Killip's marriage contract in 1838
  10. There were two mortgages taken with the Laxey Patriotic Society, one in 1850 and this current one in 1860
  11. Both were cleared on the same day in 1882, and the same date that William jnr mortgaged Crott Baljean to his son Thomas for £90. Perhaps William jnr was tidying up his affairs because he died less than a year later
  12. By the time he died, William jnr had amassed quite a portfolio of property. In the period 1840-1860 he took several mortgages and sold several pieces of land, perhaps consolidating the transition from farm land to village land. Unfortunately only 4 of their 9 offspring lived to adulthood to share in their parents' good fortune

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