SALE - 1779 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Edward Mylrea of the parish of Malew with the consent of Issable (sic) Mylrea my wife divers good causes and reasons me hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the just and entire sum of twenty-five pounds good and lawful money currency of this Isle to me in hand paid at, by and from the hands of William Farrant jnr of Castletown the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and thereof and every part thereof I do hereby acquit and discharge him the said William Farrant, his executors, administrators and assigns

Have given, granted, alienated, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, pass over and forever absolutely sell unto him the said William Farrant, his heirs, executors and administrators from me the said Edward Mylrea, my heirs, executors and administrators all and singular a certain parcel of meadow land situate in the said parish adjoining unto the rent of the said William Farrant on the east, to the rent of William Mylechreest on the west and south, to the rent of Thomas Quayle of Billown, Thomas Quayle ... and Richard Crellin in the north-east, the premises being Abbey land and of the annual rent of six pence or thereabouts

To have and to hold unto him the said William Farrant, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the premes aforesaid with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and other advantages unto the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining, he the said William Farrant yielding and paying yearly and every year the annual Abbey Rent of six pence or thereabouts together with all boons, suits and services unto the same belonging or in any wise appertaining

And for the true and faithful performance hereof and every article and sentence therein contained, I the said Edward Mylrea with the consent aforesaid have hereunto bound and obliged myself, my heirs, executors and administrators in and under the penalty of fifty pounds to be levied and paid according to law. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 10th October 1779. Edward Mylrea his mark X, Alice Mylrea her mark X

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of John Blackburn, Issable Quayle her mark X

18th October 1779 Edward Mylrea and Alice Mylrea the subscribing parties to the within and before written Deed of Sale acknowledge the same to be their proper act and deed and to be paid the consideration money therein mentioned. Before me Robert Farrant

At a Baron or Abbey Court holden at Castletown the 11th day of August 1780 at the house of Martha Redfern The beforewritten Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the High Bailiff of Peeltown and now openly published in Court and no objection being 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 the Isles and confirmed by this Court. R. J. Heywood

[Ref: SSS May 1780 #87]


  1. Abbey lands
  2. Both Edward and Alice are over 60 years of age by now. Their only surviving son Edward jnr has gone to Peel, and in the past 12 months, the couple has mostly sold off mosot of their tenancies, leaving them with a tidy nest egg. The totality of sale the contracts gives the impression that they were "selling up" in their old age
  3. Edward Mylrea & Alice Quayle married in Arbory in 1741
  4. Best guess is that Edward Mylrea was the son of Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle who died in Ballaugh 1733. Her daughter Mary married Edward Clague in Malew in 1746 and when she died in 1759, her brother Edward was identified as one of the supervisors of her children. This Edward Mylrea would have been born between 1710 and 1720.
  5. Alice Mylrea als Quayle was given houses and lands by her mother (Cath) in 1740 in exchange for a lifetime of care, which turned out to be just 6 months. Alice married Edward 9 months after her mother's death
  6. Edward & Alice had one surviving son, Edward baptised 1744/5. This boy Edward married Susannah Cashen in Malew, and migrated to Peel before either of his parents had died. There they established a new Mylrea dynasty
  7. Edward mentions a grandson also named Edward in his 1786 will, 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

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