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 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 one hundred and ten pounds to be unto me paid or secured to be paid at the execution of the presents by William Craine 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 him the said William Craine his heirs and assigns forever all that parcel of lands part of the estate of the Dollough in the said parish of Ballaugh called Faij-ne-Hay being Quarterland and of such yearly 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 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 parcels of land above mentioned and every part of the same with the appurtenances unto him the said William Craine his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of him the said William Craine his heirs and assigns from the said 12th day of November instant forever he the said William Craine 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 to and with the said William Craine that I the said Daniel Mylrea my heirs and assigns shall awarrant and defend the said premises and their appurtenances unto him the said William Craine 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 two hundred and twenty pounds sterling. As witness our names this 29th day of November 1777. Daniel Mylrea, Leonora Mylrea

Signed and delivered in presence of Philip Garrett, John Cannell

29th November 1777 The said Daniel Mylrea and Leonora Mylrea acknowledge 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 fifty-five pounds being the moiety of the consideration money 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 him in the within before written Deed of Sale. Before me Robert Farrant

8th May 1779 The Setting Quest of the patish of Ballaugh are hereby ordered to proportion the Chief Rent on the before mentioned granted premises whereof all proper parties are to have notice to attend. Thomas Moore

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh whose names ensue being summoned by virtue of the worshipful Deemster Moore’s authority to settle rent on the within and before going Deed of Sale do settle and proportion the same to bear and pay the yearly Chief Rent of three shillings and ten pence. Witness our subscriptions this 27th May 1779. William Corlett, John Craine, John Corlet, Thomas .........

At a Baron Court holden for the several and respective parishes of Michael, Ballaugh and Jurby at KK Michael town the 2nd August 1780 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 and behalf of the most noble John, Duke of Atholl, Lord of the Manor of Mann and the Isles and confirmed by this Court. Robert Heywood

[Ref: NSS May 1780 #27]


  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. FAIJ-NE-HAY = The night flatt

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