PURCHASE - 1764 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I John Quayle, Comptroller, divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of thirty pounds currency of this Isle by and from the hands of Edward Mylrea, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and thereof acquit, exonerate and discharge him the said Edward Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns

Have given, granted, aliened, released and sold and by these presents do, by and with the consent, concurrence and approbation of my wife Margaret testified by her being a party to and execution of these presents give grant, alien, release and confirm and forever absolutely sell unto him the said Edward Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all my right, title, interest, property, claim and demand in and unto a certain parcel of Abbey Demesne Meadow land situate, lying, and being in the parish of KK Malew adjoining to Margaret Mylchrist’s rent on the south-west and west, and part of Thomas Quayle’s Billown and meadow on the north-east and to William Farrant’s land called Bivoilly-bane on the east, the rent whereof is to be after the proportion of the Abbey Setting Quest of the said parish which said parcel of land was and is part and parcel of the lands and premises by me the said John Quayle lately purchased from Hartley Hutchinson

To have and to hold unto him the said Edward Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from me the said John Quayle, my executors, administrators and assigns the said hereby granted parcel of Meadow land with its appurtenances, together with all ways, waters watercourses, easements, liberties, profits and advantages to the same belonging he the said Edward Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yielding and paying yearly and every year such rent as shall be settled on the premises as aforesaid and all boons, suits and services usually payable thereout and I the said John Quayle do promise, grant and agree to maintain, awarrant, and defend the said premises with their appurtenances unto the said Edward Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the claim and demand of any manner of person or persons whatsoever

And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the premises I the said John Quayle and Margaret my wife do bind and oblige ourselves in the penalty of sixty pounds according to law.

As witness our subscriptions this 7th day of May 1764. John Quayle, Margaret Quayle

Signed and delivered in presence of Thomas Quayle, Margaret Quilliam her mark X

7th May 1764 The said John Quayle and Margaret his wife acknowledged the beforegoing Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed. Before me Dan Lace

At an Abbey Court holden the 11th day of October 1764 The beforegoing Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, Dan Lace, John Quayle, John Quillin

[Ref: SSS Oct 1764 #74]


  1. Abbey lands
  2. The vendor, John Quayle, was unlikely to be the brother of Alice Quayle, who married Edward Mylrea snr in 1741, although he too was named John Quayle
  3. John Quayle, the vendor on this occasion was Comptroller, a high level public servant within the Manx bureaucracy
  4. Best guess is that Edward Mylrea snr was the son of Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle who died in Ballaugh 1733
  5. This purchase took place over 20 years after Edward and Elice Quayle married, and seems to be the first land transaction in that time (although not all deeds have survived)
  6. Edward snr & Alice had one surviving son, Edward (jnr) baptised 1744/5. He married Susannah Cashen in Malew, and migrated to Peel before either of his parents had died. There they established a new Mylrea dynasty
  7. The 1786 will of Edward snr mentions a grandson also named Edward who would have been the oldest son of Edward jnr & Susannah, and although there is no record of baptism for this child, he is likely to be the Edward Mylrea living in Liverpool and working as a shipwright in the late 1700s

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1740-2 E w QUAYLE Hugh [bur 22 Aug 1740]; son John exec,daus ? Isabel, Ellinor, Alice

1741-1 A 47 QUAYLE Catherine dau Ellinor, Isabel, Alice; witt John Corrin, Alice Clague; Alice Clague dangerously ill

1774-3 E w QUAYLE John d 1 Oct 1774; late Malew; bro-i-law Edwd Mylrea exor

Last updated: Oct 2019