Settlement - 1839 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I James Mylroie of Colby in the parish of KK Lonan divers good causes and reasons me hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for the good will and affection I have and do bear unto my loving son and heir at law James Mylroie jnr have therefore given, granted, bargained, passed over and settled and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and forever absolutely settle from me, my executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said James Mylroie his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular my right, title, interest and property I have and do hold in and unto a parcel of land of the Quarterland of Colby otherwise called Balley-ne-cosney in said parish together with the Intacks adjoining bounded on the east by James Dickson’s rent, and on the south by James Hutchin’s rent, and on the west by John Quine’s rent, and on the north by John James Moore’s rent, to have and to hold unto him the said James Mylroie junior, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the before mentioned, granted and settled premises together with the houses, gardens and haggarts with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, rights, members and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining (reserving sixteen yards in length along the public road in the south east corner of the Naie-vooar westward and from that southward against James Hutchin’s boundary to be the undoubtable right and property of my son Thomas Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns and if in case the said James Mylroie jnr see it more convenient to alter the same which shall be adjoining the said public road the said Thomas Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns shall have sixteen yards square) he the said James Mylroie junior yielding and paying my part or share of the present encumbrance together with the interest due on the same and all other dues and duties, boons, suits and services annually incumbent on the same according to law commencing possession after my decease and the decease of my wife Elinor Mylroie or of the longest liver. For the true and faithful performance hereof I the said James Mylroie snr do bind and oblige myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of fifty pounds British to be levied and paid according to law. As witness my name hereunto subscribed this the 19th day of July 1839. James Mylroie snr X

Signed and delivered in presence of James Skillicorn

At Douglas 18 October 1855 James Skillicorn the witness to the foregoing Deed and who is personally known to me made oath on the Holy Evangelist that James Mylroie the party thereto duly executed the same in presence of the deponent and that the same was duly read over to the said James Mylroie before the execution thereof. Before me Stenhouse Wilson HB

Registry office 1855 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of eleven o’clock forenoon received by me at the office for the purpose of being registered and received according to law and that the same is entered into the Registration Book 4 page 25 No 245. H.B.Watts D.Reg

[Ref: Oct 1855 #20]


  1. COLBY - Ballacosney
  2. James snr was the younger son of David Mylroie snr and Margaret Killey who married in Lonan in 1755
  3. James snr was baptised 1774. He married Elinor Skillicorn and they had 7 children with some kind of record: BAPTISM - James jnr (1788), Margaret (1791), John (1793), William (1796), Elinor (1801), Joseph (1805). PROBATE - Thomas, with no baptismal record but perhaps born about 1800, and died in 1840 with his parents James & Elinor administering his estate
  4. A Daniel was recorded as being born to James & Margaret Skillicorn but this was probably the individual who married Mary Ann Tear, and was the son of James's brother, David jnr. This Daniel was baptised one month after Joseph in 1805 which also suggests that Daniel was not in James's family and his record of baptism a transcription/vicar error
  5. Two sons, John & Thomas, died in 1817 and 1840 respectively leaving their brothers James jnr & Joseph to carry on the family name
  6. An 1828 Settlement was the transmission of the family estate, Ballacosney, to the oldest son in the family, James jnr, and in 1853 James jnr would pass on Ballacosney to his oldest son John
  7. This current Settlement provided a small piece of land to James snr's son, Thomas, presumably the land being taken out of what was previously settled James jnr. Unfortunately, the son named Thomas died in 1840, unmarried, intestate, and without issue

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