Sale - 1741 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Charles McYlrea jnr of Fildraw in the parish KK Malew with the full consent of my wife Mary divers good causes us hereunto moving but more chiefly for and in consideration of the full and just sum of twelve shillings of the currency of this Isle already paid unto us in hand the receipt of which we do acknowledge from and by the hands of our loving friend Ewan Looney of Ballasalley have given, granted, bargained, alienated and sold and do by these presents give, grant and forever absolutely sell from us our heirs executors, administrators and assigns unto him Ewan Looney his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all our right and title of a certain garden situate in Ballasalley called or known by the name of Quayne’s Garden joining to the said Looney’s own rent on the north and to John Kewley’s garden on the south and of the annual Abbey rent of four pence or thereabouts to have and to hold unto him the said Ewan Looney and his executors and assigns all our right of the premises aforesaid with all ways, waters and watercourses, easements liberties, profits, advantages and appurtenances in anywise belonging or appertaining to the same from the day of the date hereof he the said Ewan Looney and his executors and assigns yielding and paying the annual rent aforesaid together with all other dues, duties, suits and services incumbent thereon at the times and seasons accustomed and we the said Charles McYlrea and Mary my wife do covenant and promise to secure and defend our right of the premises unto the said Ewan Looney his heirs, executors or assigns and to awarrant and uphold the same against all persons pretending claims thereunto and for the punctual performance of every article, sentence and clause herein contained I the said Charles McYlrea and Mary my wife do bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of ten pounds to be levied paid according to law Witness our names and marks this 2nd day of February 1741 Charles McYlrea, Mary McYlrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in the presence us Robert Quayle, Robert Stole

2nd November 1742 Robert Quayle and Robert Stole the subscribing witnesses to the within and above Bill of Sale made oath that the same was duly executed by Charles McYlrea and Mary McYlrea in their presence this before me John Taubman

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 14th October 1743 the within and above 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 John Murray, Dan McYlrea, John Taubman, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian

[Ref: SSS Oct 1743 #41]


  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. Firstborn son Charles died in infancy. Nothing is known about the lives of the other four sons
  5. This contract was the first of three sales executed in 1741, perhaps trying to put Fildraw on a stable economic footing
  6. Charles jnr took severak mortgages and sold large pieces of Fildraw in the next decade or so
  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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