Sale - 1754 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Charles McYlrea of Fildraw of the parish of KK Malew with the free consent and assent of Mary my wife divers good causes and considerations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the entire sum of ninety-three pounds currency of this Isle to be paid to us at or upon the 29th of September next at, by and from the hands of Finlo Clucas of the same parish have given, granted 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 Finlo Clucas his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all our right, title, property and interest in and unto a certain parcel of our tenement of Fildraw aforesaid being all that part or parcel of Fildraw northside of the dwelling house with the houses and gardens thereupon joining to Kings highway on the northwest and to John Bridson’s land on the north to Thomas Cain’s lands on north east and to Thomas Cain’s jn on the north north east to John Bell Ballaquaile’s land on the east and the boundary is to be fixed between the said McYlrea and Finlo Clucas as hereafter mentioned viz from the river up betwixt the south moaney and the moaney meanagh as the hedge now is and likewise as the fence is betwixt the meanagh beg and flatt and flatt's hedge is to be the mear betwixt said McYlrea and Finlo Clucas as aforesaid unto the north east corner of the dwelling house or within three yards of the same and the meare is to run from the south corner of the said dwelling house upon a line unto the south side to the style joining to the King’s highway and it is further agreed upon that the easement or lane is to be equally betwixt the said parties aforesaid lying to the north north east side of the house and likewise the said Charles McYlrea is at liberty to pass and repass unto the water that runs to the upper end of the magher beg without any sop or hindrance while said Charles McYlrea’s family or issue enjoys the same place as he has now reserved or kept in his own hands to be held and enjoyed by the said Clucas and assigns from this present day without any incumbrance or the least molestation of us or any other person whatever to be of such annual Abbey rent as tAbbey Setting Quest of the parish will proportion or settle thereon to have and to hold unto him the said Finlo Clucas his executors and assigns the beforegranted premises with all ways, waters and watercourses, easements, boons, 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 and 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 Finlo Clucas and assigns and to awarrant and uphold the same against all persons pretending claims thereunto and cause the said Clucas 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 Clucas shall think necessary or that shall be requisite in law to strengthen this ….. 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 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 and for the true and faithful performance of every article, sentence or clause herein contained I the said Charles McYlrea and Mary my wife doth hereby bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of two hundred pounds to be levied according to law As witness our names and marks this 23rd March 1754 Charles McYlrea, Mary McYlrea als Bridson her mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Henry Clucas, William Mylchreest

14th May 1754 Henry Clucas and William Mylchreest the subscribing witnesses made oath upon the Holy Evangelist that Charles McYlrea and Mary McYlrea duly executed the within and above Bill of Sale with the conditions and covenants therein mentioned in their presence this before me John Taubman

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 30th May 1755 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 Basil Cochran, Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, John Quayle, Dan Mylrea

[Ref SSS May 1755 #86]


  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 and nothing further is known about the other sons
  5. This sale was probably prompted by Charles's inability to service earlier mortgages to Matthew Taubman. With this sale, Charles disposed of a another substantial part of Fildraw, compounded originally by his great grandfather in 1666
  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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