SETTLEMENT - 1777 (Malew)


Know all men by these presents that I Elizabeth Shimin otherwise Quaggin otherwise Mylrea widow and relict of the late Robert Shimin of the Lime Kiln in the parish of KK Malew divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving but more especially out of the natural love and affection which I do bear unto my loving son Robert Shimin on whom I now chiefly rely and depend for aid and support in my declining years have given granted demised and gifted and do by these presents give grant demise and gift unto him the said Robert Shimin his heirs executors administrators and assigns all my worldly right and title unto houses lands and tenements together with all my goods chattels credits and effects of what kind or nature soever He my said son his heirs executors administrators and assigns sufficiently maintaining me with meat drink washing and lodging and all other necessaries of apparel suitable to my condition and circumstance for and during my natural life and to signify and manifest this to be my voluntary act and irrevocable Deed of Gift hath now as livery and …. of the premises in the name of the whole delivered unto him my said son Robert Shimin a piece of silver called an English shilling and for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the premises and conditions herein contained I the said Elizabeth Shimin and my said son Robert Shimin have bound ourselves each to the other in and under the penalty and forfeiture of one hundred pounds to be levied and paid in nature of all fines within this Isle in testimony of which we have both set our hands and seals this 28th May 1777 Elizabeth Shimin, Robert Shimin

Witnesses present John Bridgson X, Charles Cotteman X

13th August 1772 Charles Cotteman and John Bridson have made oath upon the Holy Evangelist that they were by and present when Elizabeth duly executed the beforewritten Deed of Gift and Robert Shimin acknowledged the same so far as he is concerned Before me Dan Mylrea

At a Baron or Sheading Court holden at Castletown for Rushen Sheading the 28th June ….. the beforewritten Deed of Gift being proved and acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in court and no objection offered against it the same therefore is allowed.

[Ref: SSS Malew May 1773]


  1. Fildraw family
  2. Youngest daughter of John Mylrea and Elizabeth Shimmin who married in 1686; 6 children: Elizabeth (married Thomas Norris) 1685, Charles (married Margaret Kewley) 1687, Thomas (married Jony Kinley) 1689, Ann (married Thomas Cain) 1694, Cath (unmarried) 1697; father died 1727, mother 1729
  3. Two sisters in the family were referred to interchangeably as Elizabeth & Isabel. For the purposes of this website, Elizabeth has remained the name of the oldest sister married to Tom Norris and Isabel for the youngest sister, married first to Thomas Quackin in 1734
  4. Isabel was baptised 1702; buried 9th June 1777 aged 75.
  5. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  6. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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Last updated: Mar 2013