Sale - 1741 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Charles McYlrea of Fildraw in the parish KK Malew with the full consent and assent of my wife Mary divers good causes us hereunto moving but more chiefly for and in consideration of the full and just sum of two pounds nine shillings of the currency of this Isle to to be paid in manner following First twelve shillings and three pence yearly for the term of four years which completes in full the sum of two pounds and nine shillings as aforesaid all from the by the hands of our loving friend Robert Stole of Ballasalley have given, granted, alienated and sold and do by these presents give, grant, alienate and forever absolutely sell from us our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said Robert Stole his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all right and title of a certain parcel of our tenement of Fildraw called the Close beg joining to Ballananks land on the north and east to the highway and ………….. Thomas Cain’s land on the south of such annual Abbey rent as shall be settled thereon by the Setting Quest of the parish to have and to hold unto him the said Robert Stole and his executors and assigns the before granted premises with all ways, waters and watercourses, easements, liberties and profits ……………. and appurtenances in anywise belonging or appertaining to the same commencing from the day of the date hereof he the said Robert Stole yielding the annual rent as aforesaid with all other dues, duties, suits and services as shall be incumbent thereon at the usual times and seasons accustomed and I the said Charles Mylrea and Mary my wife do do covenant and promise to secure and defend the premises unto the said Robert Stole and his executors and assigns and to awarrent and uphold the same against all persons pretending claims thereunto and cause the said Robert Stole’s name to be entered …………. according to law and do further engage to do, perform, execute and fulfil .......………. Instrument that the said Robert Stole shall think necessary or that shall be required in law to strengthen these presents which to all intents and purposes is an absolute sale and conveyance of our right and title to the premises which we now have or hereafter shall or may have to the same and for the punctual performance of all and singular the premises ……………….. I the said Charles McYlrea and Mary my wife do bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of twenty pounds to be paid according to law In testimony hereof we have hereunto set our names …………… and affix our seals this 12th November 1741 Charles McYlrea, Mary McYlrea my mark X

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Thomas Cain my mark X, John Cannon my mark X, Robert Quayle

20th August 1748 Robert Quayle and Thomas Cain two of the subscribing witnesses made oath that Charles McYlrea duly executed the within Bill of Sale in their presence before me John Taubman

We the Setting Quest of the Abbey lands in Malew being charged by virtue of the worshipful Deemster Taubman’s token to settle rent on the lands mentioned in the foregoing Bill of Sale and having accordingly appeared on the premises and viewed the same we do settle and fix thereon one penny As witness our subscriptions this 14th October 1748 Henry Clucas my mark X, Thomas Cain, Nicholas Harrison, William Taggart

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 14th October 1748 the beforegoing bill of sale being proved before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law

Charles McYlrea doth acknowledge receipt .. full consideration mentioned in …. Bill of Sale Witness my subscription this 23rd August 1743 Charles McYlrea

Witness present Robert Quayle

[Ref: SSS May 1741 #103]


  1. Fildraw
  2. Charles jnr was the only surviving son born to Charles McYlrea snr & Margaret (als Kewley?)
  3. He married Mary Bell als Bridson c1736; five children Charles (1738-1741), John (1740), Robert (1742), William (1746), Thomas (1750)
  4. Mary died 1782; Charles jnr 1792. Son Charles died in infancy; no record of the lives of the other sons
  5. This contract was the last of three sales executed in 1741
  6. Charles jnr, took several mortgages and eventually sold off all of Fildraw
  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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