PURCHASE - 1840 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I James Quayle in the parish of KK Lonan by and with the joint consent and approbation of my wife Ann Quayle als White divers good causes and reasons me hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for, in and unto the sum of four pounds British to me in hand, paid by and from the hands of William Mylroie of the foresaid parish of KK Lonan

Have therefore give, granted and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, pass over and forever sell unto the foresaid William Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns a small lot or garden adjoining his own dwelling house on the north-east, and the rent of James Quayle on the south-east, and the rent of Thomas Fargher on the south-west, and the rent of Mrs Topliss on the north-west

To have and to hold unto him the foresaid William Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, the foresaid sold property and yielding and paying the annual Chief Rent with all boons, suits and services at the times usually accustomed

And for the true and faithful performance of the above sale, we the said James Quayle and William Mylroie do bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty and forfeiture of double the value

As witness our subscription this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and forty -1840. James Quayle, Ann Quayle her mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us Thomas Clucas, Thomas Kelly

At Ramsey 9th April 1842 James Quayle one of the executing parties to the before written Sale acknowledged the same to be his proper act and deed and to have received the consideration money therein mentioned. Before me Frank Tellett

At Douglas the 18th April 1842 Ann Quayle one of the executing parties to the foregoing Deed of Sale acknowledged the same to be her proper act and deed. Before me ……………

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas the 23rd April 1842 the before going 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. ...

[Ref: NSS May 1842 #45]


  1. ALL COLBY - Close Moar
  2. William was the son of David Mylroie jnr & Catherine Quayle, and born 1803 in Lonan
  3. He was their fourth son (second surviving), and he married Jane Gelling in 1829
  4. William & Jane had 8 children in all, three who probably died in childhood, the remaining 5 migrating to the USA where they established a branch of the Close Moar Mylroie clan
  5. William was probably the nephew of James Quayle who was a blacksmith. He paid £9/9/- for a part of Cottage Allotment #31 in the village of Laxey, for which he paid 3d rent pa
  6. He expanded his holding in 1840 by purchasing more of the tenancy to Cottage Allotment #31 for which he paid £4/-/-, about half of what he paid to Quayle in 1832 so perhaps his rent was about 1d ps
  7. in 1841, William borrowed £40 from John Gill, nominating the rent to be 2½dd pa so it would not have been the entire holding purchased from Quayle. It would seem that William could not repay the debt because in 1842, LV 1864 records that part of the property (at least) was in the hands of the coroner and sold. Within 2 years, Robert Mylroie, William's younger brother, was the tenant of that part of #31 paying 1d rent pa
  8. William was a baker in Laxey, and died at the age of 45 in 1848

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