Sale - 1896 (Douglas)

Know all men by these presents that William Callow of Ballachrink in the parish of Lonan (executor of the will of Ann Jane Mylrea late of the town of Douglas, deceased (probate whereof was granted to the said William Callow at a Court holden at Douglas the ….. day of …. one thousand, eight hundred and ninety-six) and Ellen his wife in consideration of the sum of three hundred and ninety-four pounds to the said William Callow in hand paid by the Maza Alderman and businesses of the Borough of Douglas who are hereinafter referred to as the Corporation (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) do hereby give, grant, bargain and forever absolutely sell and convey unto the Corporation all and singular two shops and premises situate and being numbered thirty-six (36) and thirty-seven (37) on the North Quay in the said town of Douglas and parish of Onchan with all the appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold unto the Corporation, their successors and assigns from the day of the date hereof absolutely forever yielding and paying the Lord’s Rent and all other customary boons, suits and services annually or otherwise incumbent thereon and the said William Callow for himself, his executors and administrators doth hereby covenant unto the Corporation, their successors and assigns that he and his said wife have good right, full power and lawful authority to sell and convey the said premises in manner aforesaid and that he and they shall and will warrant, maintain, uphold and defend the same unto the corporation, their successors and assigns from and against the claim, challenge and demand of all persons. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names this 19th day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six. William Callow, Ellean Callow

Signed and delivered in presence of J.J. Creer, Edward C. Kneen

At Douglas 21 December 1896 Edward C. Kneen one of the witnesses to the foregoing Deed who is known to me personally appeared and made oath that William Callow and Ellen Callow the executing parties duly signed the same in his presence and in presence of John J. Creer the other subscribing witness. Before me Frank J. Johnson, D. Registrar of Deeds

Registry Office for Deeds 21 December 1896 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of 3.40 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 and recorded in the Requisition Book thirteen, page 190, No 2462. Frank J. Johnson, D. Registrar of Deeds

[Ref: Dec 1896 #45]


  1. Ballakilley
  2. Ann Jane was the widow of Thomas Mylrea jnr of Ballakilley estate in Lona The couple married in 1875 and Thomas jnr died in 1879. There were no children
  3. She was only 31 when she was widowed, and 48 years old when she died
  4. She described herself as a domestic servant in the 1881 & 1891 census collections, living in Mt Havelock (Douglas)
  5. However, Ann Jane might also have been a successful businesswoman for she left inter alia five Bonds of Deed & Security as part of her estate, the value of which totalled about £300. She also left two shops in North Quay
  6. The MI for Thomas jnr and his wife reads: In affectionate remembrance of Thomas Mylrea of Ballakilley, Lonan, who died February 11, 1879, aged 35 years. Also Anne Jane, wife of the above, who died May 16, 1896, aged 48 years.

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