Sale - 1757 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that we John Mylrea and Elizabeth Mylrea als Carowne my wife divers good causes and valuations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of seventy pounds currency of this Isle ten pounds whereof to us in hand and the remainder sixty pounds to be paid upon possession of the premises after mentioned at, by and from the hands of Robert Quayle of KK Malew have given, bargained, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, bargain pass over and forever absolutely sell from us our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said Robert Quayle his heirs or assigns all our right, title and interest of, in and unto a parcel of Abbey lands being part of the Quarterland of Fildrawmoar in the parish of KK Malew known by the name of the Flatt, Loaney-Garrow with the houses, gardens, haggarts and edifices on the premises adjoining to Charles Mylrea’s rent to the river, Robert Quayle’s rent and the highway together with another parcel of Abbey lands known as the Roasts and Crot y Crebbin adjoining to Ballachrinks rent, Ballashimmin, Bare-e-willen and the highway all being of two shillings yearly rent or thereabouts to have and to hold unto him the said Robert Quayle his heirs and assigns the premises aforesaid with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and advantages thereunto belonging he the said Robert Quayle yielding and paying yearly and every year the rent the premises bear with all other dues, duties, boons, suits and services due and payable out of the premises at the times and seasons accustomed and we the said John Mylrea and Elizabeth my wife do bind and oblige ourselves to uphold, maintain, warrant and defend the premises unto him the said Quayle or assigns against the claim, pretension or demand of any person or persons whatsoever as also to procure the worshipful Deemster’s attestation with the honourable Court’s and to do or cause to be done all other thing or things that shall in law be requisite for the said Quayle’s or assigns security of the premises and it is hereby provided that if in case our nephew John Mylrea himself, his heir, heiress or assign or assigns shall commence a lawsuit for the above premises mentioned in this Deed of Sale and the same recovered by them or either of them then and in that case we the said John Mylrea and Elizabeth my wife pass over in security unto him the said Quayle of assigns our dwelling house situate on the Deemster’s Hill with all its appurtenances to all intents and purposes and in as full and ample a manner as the premises aforesaid And for the true and faithful performance hereof and all and singular the premises aforesaid we the said John Mylrea and Elizabeth my wife do bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty and forfeiture of one hundred and sixty pounds according to law As witness our names to our marks this 22nd January 1757 John Mylrea my mark X, Elizabeth Mylrea als Carowne my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Wm Curlet my mark X, Wm Curlet my mark X

31st January 1757 John Mylrea and Elizabeth Mylrea als Carrown his wife acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed before me John Taubman

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 21st October 1757 the beforegoing Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no material objection offered against it the same is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law Basil Cochrane, John Taubman, Dan Lace, Dan Mylrea, John Quayle, John Frissel

Received the sum of sixty pounds being the consideration within mentioned to be paid unto me as witness my hand this 17th January 1760 Elizabeth Mylrea her mark X Witness William Taggart

[Ref: SSS Oct 1757 #75]


  1. Fildraw beg
  2. Third son of Thomas McYlrea & Jony Kinley born 1721 known as John jnr
  3. John jnr was the main legatee of his younger brother Charles's 1740 will and his mother's 1741 will. The property listed in this sale was bequeathed to Jony Mylrea als Kinley by her son Charles in 1740, and passed on to John jnr on her death
  4. John jnr married to Isabel/Elizabeth Caroon 1746, Malew; Children: Sarah (1747), John (1749), Kath (1751), Thomas (1754). Castletown List of Householders c1757 shows two boys & two girls in family and that the family had 1 servant
  5. John jnr was 36 when he died. In fact, three of the four sons of Thomas & Jony died young, Charles in his teens and the two Johns in their 30s. Their father also died, aged 39
  6. This sale of the Fildraw holdings took place about a month before John died. Was he tidying up his affairs? Elizabeth signed for the sale monies 11 months after John died
  7. Who was the nephew John Mylrea mentioned in this Deed of Sale as potentially litigous in the matter? Either John b1738 [John snr & Mary Kelly] or John b1749 [Thomas & Elizabeth Shimmin] as the eldest sons of the brothers of John jnr? The older was 19 at the time of this sale. In 1762, Elizabeth Mylrea als Caroon sold the house on Deemster's Hill so clearly no litigation had taken place
  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

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