SALE - 1840 (Lezayre)

Know all men by these presents that William Mylrea of the parish of Lonan and Ann Mylrea otherwise Cowley otherwise Gelling his wife divers good causes and considerations them hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and three pounds sterling to the payment whereof well and truly to be made at the attestation of these presents by John Kneale of the parish of Lezayre, boat builder, have given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and forever absolutely sell unto the said John Kneale, his heirs and assigns, all and singular a certain dwelling house and garden thereto attached situate at or near to the sandy road in the said parish of Lezayre which premises were purchased by the late Mrs Margaret Gelling from Robert Crinnell and his wife and which house was built by the said Margaret Gelling and by her bequeathed by her last will and testament bearing date the 19th day of December 1837 unto the said Ann Mylrea and which sold premises are bounded on the east by the property of Robert Crinnell, on the south by the private road leading to and past the said house, on the west by the property of the said Robert Crinnell, and on the north by the property of [blank] and of such annual Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest of Lezayre may apportion thereon

To have and to hold unto the said John Kneale, his heirs and assigns together with all ways, waters, watercourses, services, liberties and appurtenances unto the said sold premises belonging or any any wise appertaining from the day of the date hereof forever the said John Kneale, his heirs and assigns yielding and paying all rents, boons, suits and services payable annually or otherwise in respect of the said sold premises and the said William Mylrea and Ann Mylrea, for themselves, their heirs, executors and assigns covenant and engage to and with the said John Kneale, his heirs and assigns to maintain, support, warrant and defend him and them in the quiet and peaceable possession and enjoyment of the hereby bargained and sold premises against the claim, challenge and demand of all persons whomsoever

And for the true and faithful performance hereof the said William Mylrea and Ann Mylrea bind and oblige themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators in and under the penalty and forfeiture of two hundred pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law. In witness whereof they have hereunto subscribed their names this twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and forty. William Mylrea his mark X, Ann Mylrea her mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of F.J.D. Lamonthe, William Moore

At Ramsey 5th June 1840 William Mylrea and Ann Mylrea the executing parties to the before written Sale acknowledged the same to be their proper act and deed. Before me Frank Tellett

We the above named William Mylrea and Ann Mylrea do own do own to have received from the hands of John Kneale mentioned in the foregoing Deed the full balance of the consideration money of the above purchase after deducting the security held by John Corlett on the premises this 5th June 1840. William Mylrea his mark X, Ann Mylrea her mark X

Witnessed by William Moore, John Fisher

At a Court Baron holden at Ramsey the 21 October 1840 The foregoing 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 to be recorded. ………….

[Ref: Oct 1840 #23a]


  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. William Mylrea snr was the third and youngest son of Edward Mylrea & Dorothy Fargher als Fargher, and born 1780 in Lonan
  3. He married first Ann Fargher, and after his first wife's death in 1837, Anne Cowley als Gelling in 1840. She had two children at the time of the marriage
  4. 5 children with Ann Fargher
    • Ann 1807, married Thomas Topliss 1825
    • Margaret 1809, married John Kewley 1827
    • William jnr 1811, married Jane Killip 1838
    • Thomas 1817, went to the USA, became a farmer and began a new dynasty MILLREA
    • Jane 1819, might have married Philip Fargher 1838 who died almost immediately, and then might have married Robert Lewney
  5. 1 child with Anne Cowley als Gelling
    • Catherine 1840 who married James Clague, a miner, in 1860 in Lonan
  6. This transaction is the sale of a legacy to William's second wife, rather than something that William had earlier acquired
  7. William snr lived in Laxey Glen and was a tailor in 1808, and listed in Pigot's Directory 1837 as keeping a public house in Laxey Glen
  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

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