Sale - 1748 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Charles McYlrea of Fildraw in the parish of KK Malew with the full and free consent and assent of my wife Mary Mylrea als Bridson divers good causes us hereunto moving but more chiefly for and in consideration of the full and just sum of sixty pounds currency of this Isle forty pounds thereof to be paid to us at or upon Candlemas next and the other twenty pounds to be paid upon Michaelmas day following at, from and by the hands of our loving friend John Bell of Ballaquaile in the said parish have given, granted, alienated and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate and forever absolutely sell from us our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said John Bell his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all our right, title, property and interest in and unto certain parcels of our tenement of Fildraw aforesaid being two fields called the Hills, the field called the Lough Volley, the Garey Lower and the little lane between the said Lough Volley and the Hill to be held and enjoyed by the said John Bell and assigns from this present day without encumbrance or the least molestation of us or any other person whatever to be of such annual Abbey rent as the Abbey Setting Quest of the parish will proportion or settle thereon to have and to hold unto him the said John Bell and his executors and assigns the beforegranted premises with all ways, waters and watercourses, easements, liberties, profits, advantages and appurtenances in anywise belonging and appertaining to the same yielding and paying the annual rent as aforesaid together with all other dues, duties, suits and services that now is or shall be incumbent on the premises at the usual times and seasons accustomed and I the said Charles McYlrea and Mary my wife do covenant and promise to secure and defend the premises unto the said John Bell and assigns and to awarrant and uphold the same against all persons pretending claims thereunto and cause the said Bell’s name to be entered tenant according to law and do further engage to do, perform, execute and fulfil any or further act, deed or instrument that the said Bell shall think necessary or that shall be requisite in law to strengthen these presents which to all intents and purposes is an absolute sale and conveyance of our right and title of the premises which we now have or ever hereafter shall or may have to the same provided and it is the true intent and purport hereof that this bargain is to be of no force but to be invalid until the full consideration be fully satisfied unto the said McYlrea or assigns any prior clause to the contrary notwithstanding and for the punctual performance hereof I the said Charles McYlrea and Mary my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of six score pounds to be levied according to law In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our names and marks this 10th day of November 1748 Charles McYlrea, Mary McYlrea als Bridson my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us John Stole, Robert Quayle

19th November 1748 Charles McYlrea and Mary McYlrea als Bridson his wife came this day and acknowledged the beforewritten Deed of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed before me John Taubman

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 13th October 1749 The within Bill of Sale acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law Dan Mcylrea, John Taubman, John Quayle, William Christian

[Ref: SSS Oct 1749 #77]


  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. First born died in infancy. Lives of other sons not recorded
  5. The fields in this Sale had been mortgaged to Ewan Looney in 1739 in order to settle an earlier mortgage. The sale of the Creggans in 1740 gave some short term relief to the family
  6. This Sale was probably prompted by Charles's inability to service earlier mortgages to William Stole. With this sale, Charles disposed of a large part of Fildraw, compounded originally by his great grandfather in 1666
  7. Charles jnr, took more mortgages and made more sales until Fildraw was no longer in the hands of the Mylreas
  8. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  9. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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