SALE - 1840 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I William Mylrea of the parish of Lonan by and with the consent of Ann Mylrea als Cowley als Gelling my wife divers good causes and valuable considerations us thereunto moving but chiefly for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and ten pounds amount of executions now in the hands of Thomas Mylchreest Coroner of Garff sheading to be paid off and discharged by my son William Mylrea who is my heir at law, the coroner’s receipt will be a discharge for the said consideration money

Have given, granted, bargained, confirmed, settled, sold and estated and by these presents give, grant, bargain, confirm, settle, sell and estate upon my said son and heir at law all and singular our moiety or portion of that property consisting of a dwelling house and out offices and lands part of the Quarterland of North Baldrine situate in the parish of Lonan adjoining the road that leads to the mines in the north, and the rents of widow Fargher on the north-west, the river leading to Laxey on the south-west, and the rent of John Cowle on the north-west or west, together with all my goods and effects of every description and kind

To have and to hold unto the said William Mylrea jnr aforesaid, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the before described premises with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, rights, liberties, and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for ever as aforesaid commencing possession from the day of the date hereof he the said purchaser yielding and paying the annual Chief Rent of the said premises together with all boons, suits, dues and duties annually chargeable and incumbent on the aforesaid described premises and I the said William Mylrea and Ann Mylrea my said wife do uphold, warrant, maintain and defend the said premises and the issues and profits of the same together with all our goods and effects in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said purchaser against the pretended right, title, property etc of all and every person or persons whomsoever, anything to the contrary notwithstanding

And for the true and faithful thereof I the said William Mylrea and Ann Mylrea my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of two hundred and twenty pounds to be levied and paid according to law. As witness our subscriptions or marks to our names this 25th day of February 1840. William Mylrea my mark X, Ann Mylrea my mark X

Witnessed, signed and delivered in presence of William James Clague, Patrick Kelly

At Douglas 4 April 1844 William James Clague one of the witnesses to the foregoing Deed of Sale made oath that William Mylrea and Ann Mylrea the parties thereto duly executed the same in presence of the deponent and Patrick Kelly the other witness. Before me ……

Register Office 10 June 1848 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of 10.45 o'clock forenoon 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 page 139 No 1109. J.C.B.Watts, D.R

[Ref: June 1848 #298 Lonan]


  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. William Mylrea jnr was the older surviving son of William Mylrea snr & Ann Fargher, and born 1811 in Lonan. His brother migrated to the US where he created a new branch of the family in Tioga, New York State
  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 had been a tailor in 1808, and listed as keeping a public house in 1837
  7. This document might be a Settlement of the estate purchased by William snr from John Fargher in 1806 & 1812
  8. A William Mylrea was trustee of the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Lonan, but it is not known whether the individual was William snr or William jnr
  9. William jnr & Jane became prosperous and were able to leave houses and lands to their children. Unfortunately only 4 of their 9 offspring lived to adulthood to share in their good fortune
  10. Their two surviving sons, Thomas & William, did not marry and lived with their parents until both parents died, in 1883 & 1879 respectively
  11. Their son William died not long after his father and the land left to him by his parents, Cronk ne Brace, was sold by his brother Thomas to Egbert Rydings & Hampton in 1889
  12. No will for William exists but, when Thomas died in 1893, he left his estate mostly to the families of his two sisters, Jane & Margaret

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