MORTGAGE - 1782 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I John Mylrea of Ballacooiley in the parish of Ballaugh and Jane Mylrea otherwise Clark divers good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for and in consideration of the just and complete sum of fifty pounds Manks currency paid and satisfied unto us before the signing and delivery of these presents by Daniel Craine of said parish have given, granted, alienated, passed over and mortgaged and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and mortgage unto him the said Daniel Craine his heirs, administrators and assigns all and singular the two west parks or parcels of that part of our estate of lands commonly known and distinguished by the name Dollaugh Mooar’s North Flatt being Quarterland situate in said parish of such yearly Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest shall adjust thereon and adjoining the rent of John Corlett in said Flatt on the east the way or lane our own lands on the west and to Ballacaines’ Flatt on the north to have and to hold unto him the said Daniel Craine his heirs,administrators and assigns the said premes as the same is already fenced and compassed about with all and every it ways, waters, watercourses, easements, profits, issues and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during the term of five years commencing from the 13th day of October last past yielding and paying the Lord’s Rent on the premises with all boons, suits and services annually incumbent thereon and in case the said sum be not fully paid and satisfied upon the time prefixed then it shall and may be lawful for the said Daniel Craine his heirs, administrators and assigns to continue possession of said premises one year longer and so on from year to year after until the said sum of fifty pounds be fully paid and satisfied pursuant to the tenor of the Act of Settlement provided nevertheless that the said John Mylrea and Jane Mylrea my wife are to occupy and reap the benefits and profits of the premises during this demise and we the mortgagees hereby obliging our selves, our heirs and assigns to pay unto the said Daniel Craine his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns the yearly interest of five pounds per cent annum at the expiration of every year during this demise but in default and failure of such a payment of said interest upon the time prefixed then it shall and may be lawful for him Daniel Craine his executors, administrators, and assigns to enter upon and hold and continue the possession of said premises from year to year until the said principal of fifty pounds with all interest behind and in arrear and all costs, fees and charges attending this mortgage be fully paid and satisfied anything to the contrary notwithstanding. And for the faithful and true performance of all and singular this Deed of Mortgage I the said John Mylrea and Jane Mylrea my wife do hereby firmly bind and oblige our selves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of one hundred pounds sterling. As witness our names and marks this 20th day of November 1782 John Mylrea my X mark Jane Mylrea my X mark

Signed and delivered in presence of James Corlett my X mark, Daniel Stephen

27th November 1782 John Mylrea and Jane Mylrea acknowledged the beforewritten Deed of Mortgage to be their proper and voluntary act and deed and that the consideration money therein mentioned is fully. Before me Thomas Moore

At a Court Baron holden at KK Michael for the parishes of Michael, Ballaugh and Jurby the 27th day of November 1782 the beforewritten Deed of Mortgage being proved before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no material objection offered against it is therefore allowed of for and in the name of the most noble John Duke of Atholl and Lord of Man & the Isles and confirmed by this Court. Robert Heywood, Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian

William Crain and Thomas Cottier husband of Christian Crain who was the widow of Daniel Crain the mortgagee guardians of the children underage of the said Daniel Crain who were joint executors of the said Daniel Crain do hereby acknowledge to have received and be fully paid and satisfied the principal, interest, costs and charges of the beforewritten Deed of Mortgage and do therefore cancel the same. As witness their subscription this 12th of November 1802. William Crain, Thomas Cottier

Witness Daniel Corlett

Seneschal’s Office the 12th November 1802 Cancelled by me Thomas Stowell Keeper of ………….. Records

[Ref: NSM Oct 1782 #23]


  1. John inherited Ballacooiley after his father Thomas died in 1744, athough he (John)was only 6 years old. His mother Isabel als Killip and uncle Nicholas Mylrea snr would have kept the farm going until John was old enough to take responsibility. His father had sold and mortgaged parts of his Ballacooiley inheritance during his stewardship
  2. John married Jane Clark in 1758, and had 12 children: John (b1759) married Ellinor Corlett, Daniel (b1761) & Mary Hughes, Isabel (b1763) & Patrick Cowley, Jane (b1765) & James Corlett, Margaret (b1767) & Thomas Corlett, Ellinor (b1774) & John Caley, Ann (b1776) & John Corlett; Thomas (b1769) & Mary (b1772) died of smallpox within days of eachother in 1773; William (b1771), & Thomas (b1779) died in infancy. Wife Jane died 1803
  3. This mortgage is the final land transaction that John undertook in his stewardship of Ballacooiley. The 1777 purchase of the North Flatt lands proved to be an unsound financial decision and led to several mortgages and sales in the ensuing 5 years, including the disposal of North Flatt. John paid off this mortgage in 1802, twenty years after he had originally taken it out
  4. The settling of this mortgage took place on the same day that the first instalment of the marriage portion for the intended bride of John Mylrea jnr was paid (12th November 1802)

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