Sale - 1759 (Malew)

Know all meny by these presents that I Charles McYlrea with the consent of my wife Mary McYlrea als Bridson of the parish of KK Malew divers good causes and valuable considerations us hereunto but more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of eighty-two pounds the currency of this Isle well and truly to be paid at and by the hands of John Corrin of the said parish fifty-two pounds at the Worshipful Deemster’s attestation and the remaining thirty pounds at Hollandtide next of this Deed of Sale have given, granted, bargained, alienated, and forever absolutely sold from us our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all that parcel lying and being situate in the aforesaid parish called and known by the name of Faij Fildraw with half a lime hill adjoining the said field also the said Corrin is to have a road from the highway on the west down on the north side of the said McYlrea’s dwelling house to said filed to pass and repass the same field being Abbey land adjoining to the lands of Robert Quayle on the south and south east the lands of Philip Clucas on the north east and to the highway on the west have forever alienated the same from Charles McYlrea and Mary our heirs, executors and assigns unto the said John Corrin his heirs, executors and assigns he the said John Corrin paying the annual Lord’s rent as shall be fixed or allotted thereon by the Setting Quest with all boon, dues, duties, suits and services at the times and seasons accustomed he the said John Corrin is to be possessed of said demise at All Hollandtide next with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and profits arising and accrueing out of the same and we the said Charles McYlrea and Mary do bind and oblige ourselves heirs executors administrators and assigns to uphold, maintain and awarrant the said premises unto him the said John Corrin his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the pretention of any person or persons claiming or pretending any right or title unto the same and to procure the worshipful Deemster's attestation hereunto to do any act, thing or things necessary for the better security to the said Corrin or his heirs or assigns and likewise to procure the honourable Court’s confirmation and for the true and faithful performance here of all parties concerned do bind and oblige themselves under the penaty of double the value to be paid and levied according to the law and practice of this Isle As witness our subscriptions and names this 3rd December 1759 Charles’ McYlrea, Mary McYlrea my X

Signed and delivered in presence of us witnesses present William Clucas, William Stole

3rd December 1759 Charles McYlrea and Mary McYlrea acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed and also to be paid the sum of forty-two pounds of the consideration money therein mentioned before me John Taubman

22nd May 1760 Received the full contents of the forementioned Bill of Sale by me Charles McYlrea my X

At an Abbey Court holden at the house of John Redfern near Castletown the 24th October 1760 the beforegoing Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law Basil Cochrane, John Taubman, Dan Lace, Dan Mylrea, John Quayle, John Frissel

Ref: SSS Oct 1760 #64]


  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 l c1736; five children Charles (1738-1741), John (1740), Robert (1742), William (1746), Thomas (1750)
  4. Mary died 1782; Charles jnr 1792. Apart from Charles who died as an infant, the fates of the other sons are unknown
  5. The last land sale of Fildraw. The next transaction, in twenty-three years time, will be for the family home
  6. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  7. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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