SALE - 1850 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I William Mylrea of the parish of Lonan and Jane my wife for and in consideration of the full and just sum of three pounds and ten shillings British money to be to me paid by and from the hands of Margaret Goldsmith, spinster, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged

Have given, granted and sold and by these presents do give, grant, and forever absolutely sell unto the said Margaret Goldsmith, her heirs and assigns all and singular a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in a corner of a field part of the estate of Baljean in the parish of Lonan aforesaid bounded by the rent of William Quayle on the south, the road leading to Baldrine on the north, and my own rent in the north-east consisting of nineteen yards running along the boundary of the said William Quayle and twelve yards along the road, and all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, rights, members, and appurtenances to the same in any wise belonging or appertaining and of such Chief or Crown Rent as may be settled thereon

To have and to hold the said hereby granted and sold premises unto the said Margaret Goldsmith, her heirs and assigns as her and their real and indisputable right and interest and free from the claim, challenge and demand of all and every person and persons whomsoever from the day of the date hereof forever and the said Margaret Goldsmith do hereby bind myself, my heirs and assigns to build a good and sufficient wall or fence so far as the said William Mylrea’s property extends and to keep the same in good order and repair at her own expense forever and I the said William Mylrea and Jane my said wife do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs and assigns to allow, suffer and permit the said Margaret Goldsmith, her heirs and assigns the use and liberty of the water in the top field for house use but not otherwise and for further consideration hereof I the said Margaret Goldsmith do hereby bind myself, my heirs and assigns to pay or cause to be paid unto the said William Mylrea and his heirs forever the annual or yearly Ground Rent for and in respect of the hereby sold premises the sum of six pence

And for the true and faithful performance of these presents the said William Mylrea and Jane my said wife do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs and assigns in the penal sum of ten pounds.

As witness our names the fourth day of May in the year one thousand, eight hundred and fifty 1850. William Mylrea, Jane Mylrea otherwise Killip my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Thomas Clague, John ………………..

At Douglas 4 May 1850 William Mylrea and Jane Mylrea the executing parties to the foregoing Deed of Sale acknowledged the same to be their proper act and deed. Before me ………………

Register Office 21 October 1850 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of twelve o’clock noon 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 2 page 1119 No 1186. JCBWatts, D.R

[Ref: Oct 1850 #30]


  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. William Mylrea jnr was the older son of William Mylrea snr & Ann Fargher als Kewley, and born 1811 in Lonan. His brother Thomas migrated to the US in the 1840s
  3. He 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. In this sale, William jnr is selling off a corner of the Baljean estate that came to the family via his mother's marriage contract in 1838
  8. It is the second sale of Mylrea land during the year that also saw the death of William snr. In total the two sales amounted to just over £100, and William jnr also took two mortgages totalling £52, so he might have been restructuring his holdings from farm land to village land and investing in his village houses (Mylrea's Terrace)
  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

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