MORTGAGE - 1730 (Malew)

Know all by these presents that I Charles McYlrea in the parish of Malew within the Isle of Man with the full consent and assent of Margaret my wife for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the just and entire sum of ten pounds good and lawful money Manks currency to me in hand paid at the signing and delivery of these presents at, by and from the hands of John Bell snr and John Bell jnr of the parish aforesaid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have given, granted, demised and mortgaged and do by these present give, grant, demise and mortgage unto them the said Bells their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns all the right, interest and title that I now have or henceforth may have unto a certain parcel of land unto me now properly belonging commonly called by the name of the Garey Lower which is situate in the parish of KK Malew aforesaid next and ajoining unto the rents of John Bell, Thomas Bell, Thomas Cain and to my own rent being of such yearly Lord’s rent as the Setting Quest shall think reasonable to settle on the same to have and to hold unto them the said John Bell snr and John Bell jnr their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the said Garey with all the ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and advantages to the premises belonging or any ways appertaining for and during the term and time of five years commencing from the date of these premises they the said John Bell snr and John Bell jnr their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yielding and paying during the term of this demise the annual Lord’s rent aforesaid with all other dues as are or ought to be paid out of the premises at the times and seasons usual and accustomed and if in case the said sum of ten pounds shall not be fully and timely paid at one entire payment unto the said John Bell snr and John Bell jnr their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns by us the said Charles McYlrea our heirs, executors or assigns at the expiration of the said five years that then and in that case it shall and may be lawful to and for the said John Bell snr and John Bell jnr to hold and enjoy the premises for one year longer and so from year to year afterwards until the said sum is fully paid and satisfied provided nevertheless and it is hereby provided that I the said Charles McYlrea am to hold the premises during the term of this demise paying unto the said John Bell snr and John Bell jnr or their assigns the lawful interest as is already mutually agreed viz twelve pence per pound sterling and if in case the interest is behind in any year that then the said John Bell snr and John Bell jnr is to fall upon and possess the premises as well for the principal as the interest that shall be behind and in arrears and for the just performance hereof I said Charles McYlrea do hereby firmly bind and oblige myself and also my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of twenty pounds sterling to be levied in the nature of all fines within this Isle In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 21st day of October 1730 Charles McYlera, Margaret McYlrea my mark X

Witnesses present John Caine, John Kissag

8th December 1730 Charles McYlera and his wife came this day and have acknowledged the within and above Bill of Mortgage to be their act and deed before me Charles Moore

At an Abbey Court held at Ballasalla the 22nd October anno dni the beforegoing Bill of Mortgage being acknowledged before the Deemster and now published in Court and no objection against it therefore the same is allowed of and confirmed according to law Charles Moore, Thomas Horton, James Horton, Charles Stanley, Dan McYlrea

John Bell snr and John Bell jnr the mortgagees have acknowledged to have received the full consideration money of this mortgage and all other charges attending the same and desire this deed to be cancelled which is accordingly done without prejudice to the ........... for neglecting to be entered Witness their hands this 20th September 1739 John Bell snr my mark X, John Bell Before me John Quayle (Comp)

[Ref: SSM Oct 1731 #60]


  1. Fildraw
  2. Charles was the oldest son of John Mylrea & Elizabeth Shimmin, baptised 1687 and thus heir to the Fildraw estate
  3. His siblings: 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?; their children born in Malew - Charles jnr 1718, Elizabeth (1721-1725), John 1726, William (1728-1748)
  5. This is the second mortgage that Charles snr took out in an many years. He had previously sold a large piece of Fildraw for £40
  6. This mortgage was not settled in the requisite time frame and it was Charles's son, Charles jnr, who paid out the debt in 1739
  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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