Mortgage - 1801 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I John Fargher of Baldrine in the parish of KK Lonan, divers good causes and reasons me hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for the consideration sum of sixty pounds of good and lawful money according to the common currency of this Isle, to be paid at the Deemster’s attestation hereof by David Mylroie of the foresaid parish

Have given, granted, alienated and passed over and mortgaged and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and mortgage from me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns a certain parcel of Quarterland and half I am now possessed of called and known by the names of the Two Boailly Yowney the Largey below the meadow and the meadow and as the hedge ranges from the inner part of said meadow down till it comes to Balljean or the rent of James Kelly on the south-west, to James Kelly of Raby on the west, and the north Daniel Kewley’s rent on the north east, and adjoining my own rent on the south-east as the gill runs to the inner corner of said meadow the premises situate in said parish and of such rent as the Setting Quest shall adjust thereon

To have and to hold unto him the said David Molreie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the premises before granted and mortgaged and every individual part, parcel and member of the same, together with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, properties, members and other the appurtenances thereunto belonging or anywise appertaining, for and during the term and space of five years commencing from the day of the date hereof, he the said David Molroie, his heirs and assigns paying and yielding the Chief Rent thereof and doing and performing all other dues, duties and services annually incumbent on the said premises according to the tenor of the Act of Settlement and in such like cases, and in case the said sum of sixty pounds be not repaid and discharged by me, the said John Fargher or my assigns at the end of the said term, that then it may and shall be lawful for him the said David Melroie, his heirs and assigns to hold, enjoy and possess the said premises until the said principal and interest which shall be lawful interest fully paid and satisfied with all costs and charges attending the same anything to the contrary notwithstanding

For performance hereof I the said John Fargher do bind and oblige myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penal sum of one hundred pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law. As witness my name hereunto subscribed this 16th of November 1801. John Fargher his mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of James Quayle, John Cowle

At Ramsey 17th April 1802 John Fargher acknowledged the beforewritten Deed of Mortgage to be his proper act and deed and to be paid the consideration money. Before me James Wilks

At a Court Baron holden at Ballaugh for Garff Sheading the 22nd of April 1802 The beforewritten Deed of Mortgage having been proved before an High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is ordered to be recorded ...........

Registry Office 9 November 1855 Cancelled by virtue of the annexed receipt By me ............ (... Reg)

Whereas John Fargher of Baldrine in the parish of Lonan did on the 16th November in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one grant and pass his Deed of Bond and Security or Mortgage to David Mylroie of the said parish for the sum of sixty pounds payable with interest and chargeable upon that part of his estate of Baldrine called  Two Boailly Yowney, the Largey below the meadow and the meadow, and whereas the said David Mylroie by Deed dated dated the first day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two assigned the said Deed of Bond and Security or Mortage to William Stole esquire and whereas the said William Stole departed this life on or about the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three having first duly made and published his last will and testament whereof he appointed his son George Stowell and his daughter Miss Catherine Stowell executor and executrix who duly proved the said will and administration thereto, whereby they became entitled unto the amount the said Bond and Security and whereas the said George Stowell in the year one thousand, eight hundred and twenty-five became the purchaser of the said estate of Baldrine and possessed the same up to the time of his death in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-six and whereas the said George Stowell duly made and published his last will and testament with a codicil thereunto by which will he devised the said  estate of Baldrine to his sister the said Catherine Stowell who duly proved the said will and administered thereto and entered into possession of the said estate and has since sold and conveyed the same unto George William Dumbell esquire, but the said in part recited Deed of Bond and Security still remains uncancelled upon record and the said George William Dumbell has called upon the said Catherine Stowell to procure the same to be cancelled

Therefore know all men by these presents that the said Catherine Stowell as surviving executrix of the said William Stole doth hereby direct the said Deed to be and stand cancelled upon record. Witness my name this thirty-first day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty–five.  Catherine Stowell

Signed in presence of Samuel Taylor

At Douglas 8th November 1855 Catherine Stowell the executing party to the foregoing receipt who is personally known to me acknowledged the same to be her proper act and deed. Before me Stenhouse Wilson

[Ref: SSM May 1802 #57]


  1. ALL Colby - Close Moar
  2. This mortgage was assigned from David jnr to a third party in 1822. David's uncle John also loaned money on at least one occasion, and unlike many farming families, this was one that was able to lend funds
  3. David was the older son of David Mylroie snr & Margaret Killey, baptised 1762. His father settled the family estate [Close Moar] on him in 1781. It had originally been part of the 1755 Marriage Contract between David & Margaret, given by Margaret's family, considerably expanded by David snr in 1766
  4. David married Catherine Quayle 10 January 1789. Possibly nine children, six surviving to adulthood: James (1793-?), Thomas (1797-? ) William (1803-1848), Daniel (1808-1900) Robert (1811-1869), Margaret (1790-1851)
  5. David made a Settlement upon oldest son James in 1829
  6. David made a Settlement on youngest son Robert in 1833, perhaps because this son cared for his parent in their old age
  7. Nothing is known of the fate of sons James & Thomas although they were alive when their father died so in their 40s. Son Daniel was the successful shoemaker and business man who died in 1900
  8. Catherine Mylroie als Quayle died 1834
  9. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

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