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 of Castletown Deemster Deemster, late deceased, by and with the consent of Leonora my wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty-five pounds according to the currency of this Isle to me in hand paid or secured to be paid at the execution hereof by John Gawn & Stephen Kneal of the parish of Ballaugh have given, granted and bargained and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and forever absolutely sell unto them the said John Gawn & Stephen Kneal all and singular those four parcels of land situated in the said parish commonly called the east half of Close–e-Vailie, (under the reservation hereinafter mentioned) 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 and all and singular the premises before mentioned and every part and parcel of the same with the appurtenances unto them the said John Gawn & Stephen Kneal their heirs and assigns reserving nevertheless a space four yards from the corner of Broughjarge curraugh to the entrance into the said parcels mentioned to be sold along by the east side of the ditch which divides the east side or half of the said Close-e-Vailie from the west side or half thereof until the middle of the Lott number three in the west half of the said Close-e-Vailie according to the plan thereof this day exhibited which parcel so reserved is for the future to be enjoyed by Daniel Mylrea my heirs and assigns proprietors of the said west half of Close-e-Vaile aforesaid and the said John Gawn & Stephen Kneal their heirs and assigns proprietors of the said east half of Close-e-Vailie and for a road to the said several premises and the road to be marked and laid out by John Lane Attorney at Law and after it shall be so laid out by the said John Lane the proprietors the said two halves of the Close-e-Vailie to be forever equally interested in the said road and the middle of the said road to be considered, deemed, and taken to be the boundary between the east half and the west half of Close-e-Valie aforesaid forever afterwards so far as the said new road shall extend they the said John Gawn & Stephen Kneal their heirs and assigns yielding and paying yearly and every year such annual Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest shall settle and proportion on the said premises together with all suits and services incumbent upon the said granted premises and I the said Daniel Mylrea do engage, covenant, promise and agree to and with the said John Gawn & Stephen Kneal that I the said Daniel Mylrea and my heirs shall awarrant and defend the said premises and their appurtenances thereon unto them the said John Gawn & Stephen Kneal their executors and assigns against the claim, challenge or demand of all and every person or persons whomsoever and for the true and faithful performance hereof I the said Daniel Mylrea and Leonora my wife do bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of four hundred pounds to be levied according to law. As witness our names this sixteenth day of December 1777. Daniel Mylrea, Leonora Mylrea

Signed and delivered in presence of us Ann Moore, John Lace

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

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh do settle and proportion on the premises in the within mentioned and before going Bill of to bear and pay the yearly Lord’s Rent of two shillings and seven pence and this we return as our answer. As witness our subscription this 17th of October 1778. William Corlett, Thomas Craine, John Corlet, John Craine

At a Baron or Sheading Court holden at Peeltown for Michael Sheading the 20th day of October 1778 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 confirmed by this Court. John Quayle, William Gawne

[Ref: NSS Oct 1778 #28]


  1. Daniel Mylrea was the son of Thomas Mylrea & Rose Savage, baptised Peel 1750
  2. His was the Deemster/Archdeacon/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 western half of Close-e-Vailie; the eastern half was sold to John Corlet, William Killip & Thomas Cowle. Tthe slight difference in prices for the two halves might be because Gawn & Kneal were bound by their Deed of Sale to put a road in between the two halves

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