MORTGAGE - 1712 (Malew)

Know all my by these presents that I John McYlrea of Fildraw in the parish of KK Malew with the consent of my wife Issable McYlrea als Shimmin divers good causes and consideratins us moving but more especially for and in consideration of the just sum of nine pounds sterling to us in hand and secured to be paid from the hands of Thomas Kinley of the Black Hill within the said parish have given, granted, bargained and mortgaged and do by these presents give, grant, pledge and mortgage a certain parcel of Abbey Quarterland viz half of a field commonly called the Cronk together with half the Garey adjoining the said field unto the said Thomas Kinley his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the premises before mentioned by me my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for the space of five years commencing from the date of these presents with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, profits and advantages to the said premises belonging he the said Thomas Kinley his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yearly and every year paying to the Honourable Lord such a just portion of rent and customs out of the premises as shall be settled upon the land by the Setting Quest with all other dues, duties, suits and services incumbent upon the same and if the aforesaid sum of nine pounds be not fully satisfied and paid at the end or expiration of five years that then the said Thomas Kinley his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns are to hold, continue and enjoy the said premises according to the late? Act of Settlement until the consideration money be fully satisfied and paid for performance of all and singular the premises we bind ourselves heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in penalty of double the value in the nature of all fines Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks this 30th day of October 1712 John McYlrea his mark X, Issabel McYlrea als Shimmin her mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us John Preston my mark X, Thomas Cain my mark X, John Taylor my mark X

21st November 1712 The within John McYlrea and Issabel McYlrea his wife have acknowledged this Bill of Mortgage to be their voluntary act and deed before me John Parr

March the 25th 1713 We the Setting Quest of the Abbey Lands of KK Malew have today viewed the within named field and Garey and decided? the same and the side next to John Bell .... house has fallen to the said Kinley's part and as for the rent and customs we compute it to be the sixth part of McYlerea’s land of 5s 6d rent and we therefore lay the sixth part of the rent and customs on the same viz eleven pence rent, two horseloads of turf, one hen, and one ......... day and this we return for our verdict in the same as witness our hands the day and date above John Shimmin his mark X, John Quaile his mark X, Nicholas Harrison, John Bridson

Note before the signing hereof the interlocution in the fourth line (house) and the sixth line (5s 6d rent) was inserted

5th June 1713 I do acknowledge to have received this day and before from the hands of Thomas Kinley and his son John Kinley the just sum of nine pounds in full of the consideration money within mentioned as witness my subscription the day and date abovesaid John McYlrea his mark X

Testes John Bridson, ............

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 5th June 1713 the within Bill of Mortgage being acknowledged before the Deemster and now published in Court and no objection made against it the same is allowed of and confirmed according to law John Parr, J.Rowe, Dan Mylrea

[Ref: SSM Malew Old Mortgages #60]


  1. Fildraw
  2. John McYlrea was the eldest son of Thomas McYlrea & Margaret Gellin. He was born in Malew 1659, and was heir to the family's Fildraw estate
  3. He married Elizabeth Shimmin in 1686. They had six children : Elizabeth (married Thomas Norris) b1686, Charles (married Margaret Kewley?) b1687, Thomas (married Jony Kinley) b1689, Ann (married Thomas Cain) b1694, Cath (unmarried) b1697, Isable (married Thomas Quackin, Robert Shimmin) b1701
  4. This mortgage of Fildraw land was the first of two takenin the years immediately following John's fathers death in 1711. It was "returned" to the McYlrea family a month later when the daughter of Thomas Kinley married the son of John McYlrea and the Thomas Kinley gave the mortgage into the young couple's Marriage Contract
  5. In the 1720s, John went on to sell off parts of Fildraw, claiming financial pressures
  6. In coming years, Charles and his son Charles jnr mortgaged or sold off more pieces of Fildraw
  7. The sons of his second son, Thomas, fared better
  8. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  9. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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Last updated: Sept 2013