PURCHASE - 1755 (Jurby)

Know all men by these presents that I Christopher Bridson of Limerick in the Kingdom of Ireland but now in the Isle of Man with the full and joint consent of my wife Elizabeth Bridson divers good reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly for and in consideration of the full and just sum of thirty pounds of the currency of this Isle to be unto us paid at and from the hands of Mr Daniel Mylrea, Receiver General, have given, granted, bargained, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, pass over and absolutely forever sell unto him the said Mr Daniel Mylrea all the whole right, title, interest, property, claim or demand that we now have or in any wise hereafter might or could have in and unto a certain parcel of land called Close Renny and Calf Close purchased by the Rev Mr William Bridson late Rector of Ballaugh from Mr Thomas Thompson adjoining the Lough Doo on the north, to the lands of the proprietor of Broughjarg beg on the east, and to William Gawn’s land on the south all that parcel of land within the bounds before mentioned and of such annual Intack Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest of said parish shall proportion thereupon from us our heirs, executors and administrators to have and to hold unto him the said Mr Daniel Mylrea, his heirs, executors and assigns the premises aforesaid with all and every their appurtenances, easements, liberties, profits and advantages of what nature of kind soever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining forever from and after the date hereof he the said Mr Daniel Mylrea paying said yearly Lord’s Rent and performing all other suits and services annually incumbent on the premises I the said Christopher Bridson do further bind myself to uphold, awarrant and defend the premises unto the said Mr Daniel Mylrea against the suit, claim or pretense of any person or persons hereafter pretending right unto the same; also to procure the worshipful Deemster’s attestation, honourable Court’s confirmation and to act and do all other legal requisites for the better strengthening, establishing and securing of the premises unto the said Mr Daniel Mylrea Receiver General his heirs or assigns forever. For the punctual performance of all and singular the premises we the said Christopher Bridson and Elizabeth Bridson do further firmly bind and oblige ourselves, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty and forfeiture of sixty pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law. In witness whereof we have hereunto put our hands and seals this 16th September 1755. Christopher Bridson (seal), Elizabeth Bridson (seal)

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us David Crellin, Thomas Cannell

17th September 1755 Christopher Bridson acknowledged the above and before written Bill of Sale to be his voluntary act and deed and also to .............

The 29th September 1755 Mrs Elizabeth Bridson signed, sealed and delivered this Bill of Sale in our presence. David Crellin, Nicholas Craine

25th October 1755 Nicholas Craine one of the subscribing witnesses to the within Bill of Sale made oath upon the Holy Evangelist that the same was duly executed and perfected in his presence by Mrs Elizabeth Bridson. Before me, Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 13th May 1756 the beforegoing Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, John Quayle

[Ref: NSS May 1756 #17]


  1. Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General line; Dollough estate
  2. Daniel McYlrea, Receiver General, was the son of Danial Mylrea jnr & Lucy Parry, baptised in Ballaugh 1716
  3. His great grand father William was the parish Captain of Ballaugh; grand father Daniel was Attorney General 1690-1695, and Deemster 1695-1724; father Daniel jnr was Attorney General 1720, Deemster 1734-1757; Daniel (receiver General) was Deemster 1768-1775
  4. Daniel Mylrea, Receiver General, did not marry
  5. He left the Dollough estate to his oldest nephew (also named Daniel) who promptly sold the estate in many parcels in 1777 - there ended the line of possession that began in the 1500s of the Mylrea estate in Ballaugh known as the Dollough

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