PURCHASE - 1832 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I Isabella Kinnish of Ballakilley widow and relict of John Kinnish of the parish of Lonan, deceased, for divers good and valuable causes and considerations me hereunto especially moving but chiefly and more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of forty pounds lawful British money to me in hand well and truly paid and satisfied at, by and from the hands of Thomas Mylrea the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge besides paying off and discharging the mortgages and securities now affecting the herein after mentioned premises have given, granted, bargained and sold, aliened and confirmed and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, and sell, alien and confirm unto the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs and assigns all and singular the whole of my right, title and interest, equity of preemption, claim and demand whatsoever that I shall or may be possessed of or entitled unto the said estate lands and premises of Ballnakilley in the parish of Lonan aforesaid as well Quarterland and Intack being purchased by my husband the said John Kinnish of and from William Clague by Deed bearing date the 21st day of January in the year 1815 and bounded and described as in and by the said Deed mentioned, duly recorded appears, to have and to hold the same hereby granted premises and every part, parcel and member thereof with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, rights, members and appurtenances to the same in any wise belonging or appertaining hereby reserving to myself and to my sister Catharine Clague the full possession and enjoyment of the said lands and premises for and during each of our natural life times and after our death and decease to the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs and assigns forever yielding, paying and performing yearly and every year the Chief or Lord’s Rent accustomed and all dues, duties, suits and servies payable thereout. And I the said Isabella Kinnish do hereby say and declare that I have in myself good right, full power and legal authority to grant, make over and convey the said herein and hereby granted and sold premises and every part thereof unto the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs and assigns, and do hereby bind myself my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to support, defend, and keep the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs and assigns in the quiet and peaceable possession of the same from and against the claim, challenge and demand of all and every person and persons whomsoever forever subject to our life's interest as aforesaid and for the true and faithful performance hereof I the said Isabella Kinnish do hereby bind and oblige myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, in and under the penalty and forfeiture of three hundred pounds British money to be levied and paid according to law. As witness my name and mark the fourth day of August in the year one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-two 1832. Isabella Kinnish my X mark

Signed and delivered in presence of Thomas Clague, William Mylechreest

At Douglas the 4th August 1832 Isabella Kinnish the executing party to the foregoing Deed of Sale acknowledged the same to be her proper act and deed. Before me J. Quirk

Received from the hands of Thomas Mylrea the grantee within named the sum of forty pounds British money being the consideration money of these presents. As witness my mark to my name the seventh day of November in the year one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-two. Isabel Kinnish my X mark

Witnesses present John Killey, William Mylechreest

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas the 26th October 1833 the foregoing Deed of Sale having been acknowledged before a High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection against it the same is ordered to be recorded. Before me J. Quirk

[Ref: NSS May 1833 #50]


  1. Ballakilley
  2. Thomas was born in Douglas in 1804, the son of William Mylrea & Elizabeth Clague
    • William was from Braddan, his parentage not clear but perhaps the son of William Mylrea & Jane Taggart, and baptised 1781 (making William 10 years younger than his wife)
    • Elizabeth was the daughter of William Clague & Alice Craine, and born in Lonan in 1771. She was the youngest of several children, three of whom became instrumental in Thomas's prosperity
  3. Isabella was an older sister of Elizabeth's and, in this Deed, she sells land to Thomas. The land seems to have been purchased from William Clague, probably Isabella's brother. Three months later, she also settled the rest of her belongings on Thomas
  4. In 1831, Elizabeth's brother, John, had left property adjacent to William Clague's lands to Thomas and this, with the land from Isabella, must have been collectively the 30 acre Ballakilley estate on which Thomas and his family lived
  5. Thomas's aunts, Catharine & Isabella, made Settlements on Thomas on the same day in 1832, and died a month apart in 1836
  6. Thomas married Ann Killey in 1833 in Lonan, and they had eight children on record
    • Anne (1833) unmarried at the time of her father's death, then no further sighting
    • Elizabeth (1835) married Thomas Kermode, miner, 1860
    • Isabella (1837) no record after 1861 census when she was 13 years old, and not mentioned in father's will so presumably dead
    • Elleanor (1839) married James Lace, miner, 1862
    • Jane (1842) married John Corkill
    • Thomas (1843) married Ann Jane Cubbon, 1875
    • William (1845) married Emily Helena Corlett, 1873
    • Margaret (1849) married John Kermeen, miner, 1870
  7. Thomas snr died in 1881 aged 76. Unfortunately his older son Thomas jnr predeceased him
  8. The other son of Thomas snr, William, inherited Ballakilley, but lived with his family at Croit-e-Quill, in Sunhill Cottage. He was a miner at the time of his marriage, and described variously during his lifetime as an engine driver & general laborer. He was listed in Brown's Directory 1894 as "owner of part of Ballakilley" but never in census collections as a farmer
  9. William & Emily had four children, all of whom quickly died
    • William Henry 1874-1874
    • Emily Ann 1880-1880
    • Robert William 1886-1887
    • Harriet Ann 1888-1888
  10. There might have been a genetic problem in this Mylrea line because there were no discernable living siblings of Thomas snr, although records of several dead ones; Thomas Mylrea jnr and wife Ann Jane Cubbon had no children in their short marriage and Thomas jnr died at the age of 35. On the other hand, it might have been a Clague endowment with siblings Isabella, John & Catherine having no living children, and their sister, Elizabeth, having about 8 children, most of whom died
  11. Whatever Thomas's ancestry, his male line ceased with the death of his son, William, in 1924

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