SALE - 1777 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I Daniel Mylrea of the town of Douglas, gentleman, nephew and heir at law of Daniel Mylrea of Castletown in the said Isle, Deemster, late deceased, and with the consent of Leonora Mylrea my wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy-five pounds according to the currency of the Isle to be to me in hand paid or secured to be paid at the execution hereof by John Corlet, William Killip & Thomas Cowle of the parish of Ballaugh have given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and forever absolutely sell unto the said John Corlet, William Killip & Thomas Cowle all and singular those five parcels of land situate in the parish of Ballaugh called the west half or side of Close-e-Vailie with all profits, commodities, advantages, hereditaments, ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or appertaining and also the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders of the said premises and of every part thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of me the said Daniel Mylrea of, in and to the said premises and every part thereof and particularly my right and title to the new road reserved out and directed to be made upon the east half of the said premises Close-e-Vailie in and by the Deed of Sale thereof to John Gawn and Stephen Kneal bearing equal date with these presents to have and to hold the said parcels of lands and all and singular the premises above mentioned and every part and parcel of the same with the appurtenances unto them the said John Corlet, William Killip & Thomas Cowle their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yielding and paying yearly and every year such annual Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest of the parish shall settle and proportion upon the said premises together with all boons and services incumbent thereon and I the said Daniel Mylrea do covenant, promise and agree to and with the said John Corlet, William Killip & Thomas Cowle that I the said Daniel Mylrea my heirs, executors and administrators shall awarrant and defend the said premises unto them the said John Corlet, William Killip & Thomas Cowle their heirs and assigns against the claim, challenge or demand of all and every person and persons whomsoever and I the said Daniel Mylrea and Leonora my wife do for performance hereof bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of four hundred pounds to be levied according to laws. As witness our names this 16th December 1777. Daniel Mylrea, Leonora Mylrea

Signed and delivered in presence of us Stephen Kneal my mark x, John Saw

20th February 1778 The said Daniel Mylrea and Leonora Mylrea his wife acknowledged this Deed of Sale to be their proper and voluntary act and deed and that the consideration money therein mentioned be satisfied. Before me Thomas Moore

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh do settle and proportion on the premises in the within mentioned Bill of Sale to bear and pay the yearly Lord’s Rent of two shillings and five pence with another parcel to pay the Lord’s Rent of one penny which is which is one of the five parcels mentioned in the before going Bill of Sale and this we return as our answer the 7th May 1779. William Corlett, John Corlet, Thomas Cowley, John Craine

At a Baron or Sheading Court held at Peeltown the 14th May 1779 The before written Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore allowed of, for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John, Duke of Atholl, Lord of the Manor of Mann and the Isles and confirmed by this Court. John Quayle

[Ref: NSS May 1779 #21]


  1. Daniel Mylrea was the son of Thomas Mylrea & Rose Savage, baptised Peel 1750
  2. His was the Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General line of Mylreas; Dollough estate
  3. Daniel's father died in 1759 and Daniel received a significant inheritance at the time
  4. His bachelor uncle (Daniel the Deemster) died 1775, leaving Daniel his main beneficiary. This is one of many parcels of the heriditary Mylrea estate which Daniel sold at this time, returning about £3,000
  5. These sales signalled the end of Mylrea ownership of the fabled Dollough, occupied by the Mylrea clan since records began
  6. This sale was for the eastern half of Close-e-Vailie; the western half was sold the same day to John Gawn & Stephen Kneal, who were obliged to put a road in between the two halves (which might account for the slight difference in prices for the two halves)

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