SALE - 1778 (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 esquire 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 two hundred and twenty pounds to me in hand paid by Patrick Cowley, William Kerruish, Dan Stephan & Anthony Kewley of the parish of Ballaugh in the said Isle have granted, bargained and sold, aliened and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell, alien and confirm, unto them the said Patrick Cowley, William Kerruish, Dan Stephan & Anthony Kewley, their heirs and assigns forever all that parcel of meadow land situated in the parishes of Ballaugh and Lezayre commonly called and known by the name of Clarke’s Close or Meadow containing by the survey thereof ten acres two roods and four perches be the same more or less and of such annual Lord’s Rent as shall be settled 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 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 part thereof to have and to hold the said parcel of land and all and singular the premises above mentioned and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto them the said Patrick Cowley, William Kerruish, Dan Stephan & Anthony Kewley, their heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of them the said Patrick Cowley, William Kerruish, Dan Stephan & Anthony Kewley, their 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 to and with the said Patrick Cowley, William Kerruish, Dan Stephan & Anthony Kewley that I the said Daniel Mylrea, my heirs and assigns shall awarrant and defend the said premises and their appurtenances unto them the said Patrick Cowley, William Kerruish, Dan Stephan & Anthony Kewley, their heirs and assigns against the claim, challenge or demand of all 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 four hundred and forty pounds sterling. As witness our names this twenty-first day of March one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight. Daniel Mylrea, Leonora Mylrea

Signed and delivered in presence of Ellinor Kissack, James McKay

Douglas district} High Bailiff Court 25th June 1778

This day appeared Mr Daniel Mylrea and Mrs Leonora Mylrea and acknowledged this Deed of Sale to be their proper and voluntary act and deed and that the consideration money therein mentioned is fully paid and satisfied. Before me William Quayle

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh do settle and proportion the within mentioned and before going Deed of Sale to bear and pay the yearly Lord’s Rent of one shilling and six pence and this we return for our answer. As witness our subscription this 17th of October 1778. William Corlett, John Craine, John Corlet, Thomas Craine

At a Baron or Sheading Court holden at Peeltown for Michael Sheading the 20th October 1778

The before written Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it, the same therefore is allowed of, for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John, Duke of Atholl, Lord of the Manor of Mann and confirmed by this Court. John Quayle, William Gawn

[Ref: NSS Oct 1778 #27]


  1. Daniel Mylrea was the son of Thomas Mylrea & Rose Savage, baptised Peel 1750. His was the Deemster/Archbishop/Attorney General line of Mylreas; Dollough estate
  2. This land - Clarke's Close - purchased in partnership with 3 others, and the Cowley share was later offered in the Marriage Contract between Patrick's son Pat & Isabel Mylrea, eldest daughter of John Mylrea, Ballacooiley
  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

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