AGREEMENT - 1733 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Charles McYlray and Margaret my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves to our son Charles that we can neither sell nor mortgage any part of our estate called Fildraw in the parish of KK Malew but we will leave the same to the said Charles our son after our deaths without any encumbrence, free and debtless, and for the performance of which we the said Charles McYlray and Margaret my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves in the penalty or forfeiture of a hundred and fifty pounds to be paid in the nature of all fines according to law As witness our hands and marks this 24th January 1732/3 Charles McYlerea, Margaret McYlreay her mark X

Witnesses present William Stole, Robert Shimmin,William Bridson

24th January 1732/3 Charles McYlera and Margaret his wife came this day and have acknowledged the above Obligation to be their voluntary act and deed before me Charles Moore

At an Abbey Court held at Ballasalley the 10th May 1734 the abovewritten Obligation having been acknowledged before the Deemster and now published in open Court and no objection made against it therefore the same is allowed of and confirmed according to law James Horton, William Stonier, Charles Moore, Dan McYlrea, Nicholas Christian

[Ref: SSS May 1734 #70]


  1. Fildraw
  2. Charles McYlrea snr was the oldest son of John Mcylrea & Elizabeth Shimmin, baptised 1687 in Malew and heir to the Fildraw estate
  3. His siblings were Elizabeth (married Thomas Norris) b1686, Thomas (married Jony Kinley) b1689, Ann (married Thomas Cain) b1694, Cath (unmarried) b1697, Isable (married Thomas Quackin, Robert Shimmin) b1701
  4. Charles's wife was Margaret Kewley?; children born in Malew - Charles jnr baptised 1718, Elizabeth (1721-1725), John 1726, William (1728-1748)
  5. Only Charles jnr survived
  6. In this Deed, Charles snr & Margaret are promising their son and heir they will not mortgage or sell parts of Fildraw, but in three successive years (1728, 1729, 1730) they had already sold and mortgaged three fields. The mortgage taken out in 1730 was not cancelled until 1739 when Charles jnr took a mortgage over another three fields in order to extinguish the 1730 debt
  7. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  8. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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