Settlement - 1887 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that Ellen Mylroie, widow, of North Baldrine in the parish of Lonan divers good causes and valuable considerations but chiefly for the love and affection she have and do bear to her son William Henry Mylroie together with the sum of five pounds to her in hand paid and satisfied by the said William Henry Mylroie the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have therefore given, granted, passed over, settled and sold and by these presents do give, grant, pass over, and forever sell and settle unto the said William Henry Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular that house and garden which her father the late John Fargher of Knock- e- chuill left to her in his will and which is now in her own possession, said house and garden being a part and parcel of North Baldrine in the parish, bounded on the northwest by the road leading to Agneash, on the southeast by the properties of Messrs Christian and Bridson, on the southwest by the property of George William Dumbell, and on the northwest by the property of William Fargher to have and to hold the before mentioned settled and sold premises unto the said William Henry Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever together wth all ways, waters, watercourses, rights, members, easements and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining commencing possession on the day of the date of these presents and of the house immediately at her decease and she the said Ellen Mylroie do hereby covenant and engage for herself, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that she have good right, full power and lawful authority to convey the said premises in manner aforesaid and will maintain and defend the same unto him the said William Henry Mylroi, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns free from the claim, challenge, debt or encumbrance of any person whomsoever and for the true and faithful performance of these presence she the said Ellen Mylroie do hereby firmly bind herself, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns by these presents. In witness whereof she have hereunto subscribed her name this the thirtieth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and ninety-seven. Ellen Mylroi

Signed and delivered in the presence of John Skillicorn, John Kewley

At Douglas 3rd October 1897 John Skillicorn one of the witnesses to the foregoing Deed who is known to me made oath that Ellen Mylroie the party thereto duly signed the same in his presence and in the presence of John Kewley the other witness. Before me Samuel Harris, High Bailiff of Douglas

Registry Office 4 May 1901 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of 2.15 clock afternoon received by me at this Office for the purpose of being registered and recorded according to law and that the same is duly registered and recorded Requisition Book 11 page 57 No 729. … J.Harris, D. Registrar

[Ref: Oct 1887 #57 Lonan]


  1. COLBY - Ballacosney
  2. Ellen (Ellenor) was the widow of John Mylroie, heir at law to the Ballacosney estate
  3. John and Ellanor had 7 children: John James 1853, William Henry 1854, Thomas Arthur 1855, Frederick 1858, Edward George 1861-1861, Richard Fargher 1864-1884 & Elleanor Ann 1865
  4. William Henry was Ellen's second son, and this Settlement was made well after her husband John had died, and their heir at law, John James, had gone to live in the UK
  5. William Henry married Catherine Kinnish in 1877 and was a miner for some time, living in Agneash.
  6. Nine children: William Henry (1879, 1881), John Thomas (1883), Annie Maud (1888), Catherine Louisa (1889), Catherine May (1892), Elinor (1895), Amy (1898)
  7. ThisSsettlement in 1887 had no effect until 1897 when Ellenor died
  8. By 1901, William Henry was recorded as a farmer in the Close Moar part of Lonan, a district once peopled by Mylroies from a different line in the family. This line had gone from the area by the mid 1800s
  9. William Henry died at the age of 53 in 1907

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