Settlement - 1833 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I David Mylroie of the parish of KK Lonan with the consent of Catherine Mylroie als Quayle my wife divers good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for the good will and affection we have and do bear unto our son Robert Mylroie of said parish together with the sum of one pound British to us in hand paid and satisfied at, by and from the hands of Robert Mylroie the receipt whereof is acknowledged

Have therefore given, granted, bargained, passed over, and settled and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, pass over, and forever absolutely settle from us our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said Robert Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular our right, title, interest and property in and unto a part or parcel of land in the parish aforesaid being Intack with two pence Chief Rent or thereabouts, bounded on the north east by the rent of Thomas Croghan’s rent, and bounded on the south-east and south-west by the rent of Thomas Cowin, and bounded on the north-west by the rent of James My[lroie?], and known and called by the name of Crott yn Cowin we purchased by Deed of Sale from Thomas Cowin of the parish aforesaid

To have and to hold unto him the said Robert Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns the before mentioned, granted and settled premises with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, rights, members and appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining commencing possession immediately after the decease of us, the longest liver the said David Mylroie and Catherine Mylroie he the said Robert Mylroie, his heirs or assigns yielding and paying the Chief Rent and all boons, suits and services annually incumbent on the same according to law

And we the said David Mylroie and Catherine Mylroie do bind ourselves that we have good right and full power to settle and dispose of the same and shall and will uphold, awarrant, maintain, and defend the same unto him the said Robert Mylroie, his heirs or assigns free from the claims, challenge, debt, incumbrance or demand of all person or persons soever

For the true and faithful performance hereof we the said David Mylroie and Catherine Mylroie do bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of twenty pounds British to be levied and paid according to law. As witness our names hereunder subscribed this 18th day of October 1833. David Mylroie his mark X, Catherine Mylroie her mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us James Skillicorn, John Quay

At Douglas 15 March 1834 James Skillicorn and John Quay the witnesses to the foregoing instrument made oath on the Holy Evangelist that David Mylroie and Catherine Mylroie the parties thereto duly executed the same in their presence Before me ……………….

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas the 26 April 1834 The foregoing Deed having been proven before a High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is ordered to be recorded ……………..

[Ref: NSS May 1834 #58]


  1. ALL COLBY - Close Moar
  2. Robert Mylroie was the youngest son of David Mylroie jnr and Catherine Mylroie als Quayle, and baptised 1811 in Lonan
  3. Robert's great grand parents were Richard Mylrea & Isabel Moore, his grand parents David snr Mylroie snr & Margaret Killey
  4. Robert married three times and had 13 children; (1) Margaret Kewley 1834, 7 children (2) Mary Gawn 1847, 2 children (3) Catherine Kneale abt 1851, 4 children
  5. In 1864, Robert mortgaged the property settled in this Deed for £100 and a year after his death in 1869, his widow Catherine took out a mortgage for £22 with the same lenders
  6. Things did not end happily, with the estate (Intack #35) being forcibly sold in 1885 when the debt had blown out to £188/10/0
  7. Robert was frequently in trouble with the law and made appearances before the Great Enquest and the law

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