MORTGAGE - 1882 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that William Mylrea of Laxey in the parish of Lonan, yeoman, doth hereby own and acknowledge himself to be and stand justly endebted unto his son Thomas Mylrea of Laxey aforesaid, carter, in the full and just sum of ninety pounds sterling to the payment whereof with interest thereon at the rate of five pounds per centum per annum payable yearly and subject to be reduced as hereinafter mentioned and all costs and charges attending these presents well and truly to be made unto the said Thomas Mylrea, his executors, administrators and assigns the said William Mylrea doth hereby bind and oblige himself, his heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents and for the better security of the said Thomas Mylrea, his executors, administrators and assigns in the premises

Further know ye that the said William Mylrea hath given, granted, transferred and assigned in security and by these presents do give, grant, transfer and assign in security unto the said Thomas Mylrea all and singular a certain parcel of land together with the dwelling house and premises erected thereon being called and known by the name of Crott Balljean and being part of the Quarterland of Baljean situate in the parish of Lonan aforesaid and whole said lands are bounded on the north by the property of William Fargher, on the east by the old road, by the south by Ballaulligliai and on the west by the estate of Baljean together with the right, title and interest both legal and equitable of the …… therein and thereto

To have and to hold the same with all appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Thomas Mylrea, his executors, administrators and assigns until the said sum of ninety pounds with the interest, costs and charges aforesaid be fully paid and discharged provided always and it is hereby declared that in case interest to arise under these presents be paid yearly as it becomes due or within six calendar months thereafter (but not otherwise) then such interest shall be reduced to and be paid and received at the rate of four pounds ten shillings per centum per annum provided also that the said principal sum of ninety pounds shall not be called in or paid off unless the party requiring to call in or pay off the same shall first give to the other party six calendar months previous notice in writing and such notice when given by one party shall operate for the benefit of the other party and for the true and faithful performance hereof the said William Mylrea doth bind and oblige himself, his heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents

In witness whereof he hath hereunto subscribed his name the twenty-second day of April one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-two. William Mylrea

Signed and delivered in presence of Frank J. Johnson

At Douglas 22 April 1882 William Mylrea the executing party to the foregoing Deed who is known to me acknowledged the same to be his proper act and deed. Before me Samuel Harris, High Bailiff of Douglas

Registry Office for Deeds 22 April 1882 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 duly registered, recorded and entered in the Requisition Book nine page 307 No 3977. Samuel Harris, D.R.

[Ref: April 1882 #39]


  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. William Mylrea jnr was the older son of William Mylrea snr & Ann Fargher, and born 1811 in Lonan. His brother Thomas migrated to the US in the 1840s
  3. William jnr married Jane Killip in Lonan in 1838
  4. They had 9 children, 4 of whom were named in their joint will of 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. By the time William jnr died, he had amassed quite a portfolio of property. In the period 1840-1860 he took several mortgages and sold several pieces of land, perhaps making the transition from farm land to urban land.
  7. He was a hatter, as well as a farmer, and lived in Laxey Glen, as did his son Thomas who was a carter when this mortgage was taken but later described as a car proprietor
  8. Thomas, the mortgagor, was the older surviving son of William Mylrea jnr & Jane Killip. He was born in 1841 in Lonan and did not marry, but lived with his parents until their deaths in 1883 & 1879 respectively
  9. There were two mortgages over Crott Baljean taken with the Laxey Patriotic Society, one in 1850 and another in 1860. Both were cleared on the same day in 1882, and the same day 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
  10. Thomas died a decade after his father, and most of the Mylrea assets were dispersed to the families of his two surviving sisters, Jane & Margaret. The Crott Baljean lands went to his nephew William Taylor, Jane's son, an estate that came into the family in 1838 as part of Jane's marriage contract

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