SETTLEMENT - 1718 (Malew)

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come to be seen read heard or understood I Elizabeth McYlrea als Bridson of the parish of KK Malew sendeth greetings. Know ye that I the said Elizabeth McYlrea als Bridson out of the natural love and affection I have and do bear unto my loving son John McYlrea of the City of Dublin in the Kingdom of Ireland and in consideration that my husband John McYlrea deceased did by his last will and testament make a bequest of the premises hereafter mentioned unto my said son John McYlrea to fall and descend upon him after my decease provided he deserved it. Now in order to satisfy the world that he has deserved it and behaved himself as a dutiful son to me according to the true intent of my said husband’s will and show my real intention in establishing and declaring the right of the premises to be passed over and conveyed unto John McYlrea of the City of Dublin all my whole right, title and interest of in and under the considerations above mentioned as also for ……………………….and garden being Lord's Land of the annual rent of four pence as also to the … called Crott Volley of the yearly rent of one shilling being Abbey Lands from me my heirs and assigns unto him the said John McYlrea his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for…… to have and to hold unto him the said John McYlrea his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns condiconed with all and every its appurtenances as ways, waters, watercourses, easements and advantages to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining he the ... and assigns yielding and paying the annual rent above mentioned with .., suits and services annually incumbent upon the same provided as the true intent and meaning of those presents that I the said Elizabeth McYlrea als Bridson shall hold and enjoy the whole of the above premises during manner as I have heretofor done, without interruption and then to fall after my decease that then he is to according to the purpose hereof but if in case my said son shall come to live before my decease that then he is to ……enter upon and possess the one premises above and enjoy the same quietly and peaceably anything herein contrary notwithstanding and for the true and faithful performance hereof and I pledge the same to be my voluntary act and deed irrevocable I bind and oblige myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of forty pounds sterling to be paid according to law

As witness my subscription this sixth day of August 1718 Elizabeth McYlrea als Bridson my mark X

Jo Mylrea is in consideration hereof to pay ten shillings to my youngest daughter Ellin Mylrea immediately after my decease before he enters upon the premises

Sealed signed and delivered in the presence of us JMQuayle, Wm Carown my mark X

7th August 1718 Elizabeth McYlrea hath acknowledged the above Deed of Settlement to be her voluntary act & deed before me Dan Mylrea, Cha Moore X

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 9th October 1718 The within Deed of Settlement being acknowledged before the two Deemsters and now published in open Court and no objection against the same is allowed of and confirmed according to law as far as related to Abbey Lands. Alex Horne, Ja Cornalle, J.Rowe, Dan Mylrea, Cha Moore, William Sedden

At a Sheading Court holden at Castle Rushen the 7th May 1719 The beforegoing Deed of Gift being acknowledge before the Deemster and now published in Court and no objection made against it, therefore the same is allowed of and confirmed by this Court according to law as far as concerns the Lord's land therein mentioned. Dan Mylrea, Alex Horne, Wm Sedden

[Ref: SSS Malew No 2 #65]


  1. Ballasalley
  2. Jon/John was the grand son of Martin and son of Jon/John
  3. He was 16 when his grandfather died and left him 10/-
  4. He was 17 when his father died and left him half of his estate “if he behaved himself” (hence the reference in this 1718 Settlement)
  5. He was 36 at the time of the Settlement and living in Ireland, his wife was named Elizabeth and presumably there were children. John was a tailor
  6. There is every possibility that this John McYlrea never returned to IOM. In 1735, he sold the croft and lands that had been settled upon him in 1718
  7. This Mylrea line, if it continued, did so in Ireland or further afield
  8. Elizabeth's reference to her "youngest" daughter implies other daughters were alive. Apart from their mention in their father's and grandfather's wills, they remain invisible
  9. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  10. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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Last updated: August 2013