SETTLEMENT - 1832 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I Isabella Kinnish widow otherwise Clague of the parish of KK of Lonan, most valuable causes moving me unto but more and especially the affection and good will I have and bear unto my nephew Thomas Mylrea who do at present reside with me and in consideration of his kindnesses manifested and his care of me in my weakness and bodily infirmities and his services and attention paid unto myself and property and for the further consideration of one pound British in hand received from the hands of Thomas Mylrea

Be it therefore known that in consequence of the said considerations I the said Isabella Kinnish do therefore give, grant, settle and sell and have by virtue of these presents given, granted, settled and sold unto him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs and assigns all my goods, chattels and effects moveable or immoveable of whatever kind or denomination soever all and singular saving and excepting the following articles I do reserve for my own use: my own wearing apparel both woolen and linen, to be at my own disposal but all of the rest and remainder of my goods and chattels, and effects I have given, granted, settled and sold unto Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, as his right and property from this day forth and forever to have and to hold unto him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs and assigns from this day forth for the aforesaid considerations from me the said Isabella Kinnish, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever and to the true and faithful performance of the same I Isabella Kinnish do bind myself, my heirs and executors and assigns, in the penal sum of fifty pounds British to be paid according to law. As witness my mark this the seventh day of November one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-two. Isabella Kinnish my X mark

Signed and delivered in presence of us witnesses John Killey, William Mylechreest

Received from the said Thomas Mylrea the sum of one pound British being the amount of the consideration sum for the foregoing presents besides other considerations heretofor revised. Date and year above specified. Nov 7th 1832 Isabella Kinnish my X mark

Witnesses present John Killey, William Mylechreest

At Douglas 25 January 1834 William Mylechreest one of the witnesses to the execution of the foregoing Instrument made oath on the Holy Evangelist that Isabella Kinnish the executing party thereto duly signed the same and the receipt annexed in presence of deponent and of John Killey the other witness. Before me J. Quirk

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas the 23 April 1836 the foregoing Deed having been proved before a High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore ordered to be recorded. Before me J. Quirk

[Ref: NSS May 1836 #34]


  1. Ballakilley
  2. This document confirms several genealogical items: Thomas the son of William Mylrea & Elizabeth Clague, and that Catherine Kinnish was Isabella's sister
  3. Thomas was born in Douglas in 1804
  4. His parents were:
    • William was from Braddan, but his parentage is not clear
    • 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
  5. Isabella was an older sister of Elizabeth's and, in this Deed she is settling all her worldly goods on to Thomas, in the same way that Catharine, the oldest Clague sister did on the same day
  6. Isabella, three months previously, had sold for £40 land to Thomas that had been purchased from William Clague, probably Isabella's brother
  7. In 1831, Elizabeth's brother, John Clague, 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 snr and his family lived
  8. Thomas snr 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
  9. Thomas snr died in 1881 aged 76. Unfortunately his older son Thomas jnr predeceased him
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Whatever Thomas's ancestry, his male line ceased with the death of his son, William, in 1924

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