SALE - 1777 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I Daniel Mylrea of the town of Douglas in the Isle of Man, gentleman, nephew and heir at law of Daniel Mylrea esq late of Castletown in the said Isle, Deemster, deceased, and also executor and residuary legatee named in the last will and testament of the said Daniel Mylrea deceased by and with the consent and approbation of Leonora Mylrea otherwise Heywood my wife for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds to be unto me secured to be paid at the execution of these presents by James Corlet of the parish of Ballaugh in the said Isle have given, granted, bargained and sold, aliened and confirmed and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien and confirm, unto him the said James Corlet his heirs and assigns forever all that parcel of lands part of the estate of the Dollough in the said parish of Ballaugh called the Claddagh and of such early Lord’s Rent as shall be settled thereon by the Setting Quest with all profits, commodities, advantages, hereditaments, ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises belonging, or in any wise appertaining and also the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders of the said premises and 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 to have and to hold the said parcels of lands and all and singular the premises above mentioned and every part of the same with the appurtenances unto him the said James Corlet his heirs and assigns yielding and paying yearly and every year the annual Lord’s Rent with all boons, suits and services due and payable out of the said premises and I the said Daniel Mylrea do covenant, promise and agree that I the said Daniel Mylrea my heirs and assigns shall awarrant and defend the said premises and their appurtenances unto him the said James Corlet his heirs and assigns against the claim, challenge or demand of all and every person and persons whomsoever and for the true and faithful performance of this Deed of Sale I the said Daniel Mylrea and Leonora my wife do bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators in the penalty of one hundred and forty pounds sterling. As witness our names this 29th day of November 1777. Daniel Mylrea, Leonora Mylrea

Signed and delivered in presence of Phil Garrett, John Cannell

29th November 1777 The said Daniel Mylrea and Leonora Mylrea his wife acknowledged this Deed of Sale to be their proper and voluntary act and deed and the said Daniel Mylrea acknowledged to be paid the sum of thirty-five pounds the moiety of the consideration therein mentioned. Before me Thomas Moore

1st December 1778 The said Daniel Mylrea acknowledged to be paid and satisfied the whole of the consideration money mentioned to be paid to him in the within and before written Deed of Sale. Before me Robert Farrant

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 ten pence and this we return as our answer the 7th May 1778. William Corlett, Thomas Cowley, John Corlet, John Craine

At a Baron or Sheading Court held at Peeltown for Michael Sheading 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 therefore is allowed of, for and in the name of 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 #32]


  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. CLADDAGH = common

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