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 four hundred and fifty pounds to me secured to be paid upon the twelfth day of November next by Mrs Elizabeth Wilks of the parish of Ballaugh in the said Isle, widow, have given, granted, bargained and sold, alienated and confirmed and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien and confirm, unto her the said Elizabeth Wilks her heirs and assigns forever all those parcels of land situated in the parish of Ballaugh commonly called Close Moar, Cowel’s Croft and Garey Mien containing by the survey thereof fifty-nine acres, one rood and twenty-seven perches be the same more or less 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 her the said Elizabeth Wilks her heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of her the said Elizabeth Wilks her heirs and assigns from the said twelfth day of November next ensuing the date hereof forever she the said Elizabeth Wilks her 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 engage, covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Elizabeth Wilks that I have in myself full and absolute right to the said premises and to make and execute this Deed in manner herein before mentioned and that I the said Daniel Mylrea my heirs and assigns shall awarrant and defend the said premises and their appurtenances unto her the said Elizabeth Wilks her heirs and assigns against the claim, challenge or demand of all and every person or persons whatsoever 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 nine hundred pounds sterling. As witness our names this eighteenth day of September one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven. Daniel Mylrea, Leonora Mylrea

Signed and delivered in presence of us John Stowell, William Crebbin

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 fully paid and 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 the Quarterland therein mentioned to pay the yearly Lord’s Rent of ten shillings and eight pence and this we return as our answer. As witness our subscription this 19th 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 #26]


  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. Elizabeth Wilks was Elizabeth Christian, and the widow of James Wilks. She was also Daniel's grandfather's sister
  7. GAREY MIEN - dear, fine garden

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