SALE - 1762 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I John Mylrea of Balna Cooley in the parish of Ballaugh with the joint consent of Jane Mylrea als Clark my wife and Daniel Clark our father for the consideration of thirty pounds currency of this Isle to be paid unto me towards the redemption of a mortgage on the premises hereafter mentioned by John Tear of Carlane of the parish of Jurby and his mother, Margaret Tear, widow, before the feast of St Michael the Archangel next ensuing have given, granted, alienated, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and absolutely sell from us, our heirs and assigns unto the said John Tear and Margaret Tear all our right, title and property in and unto a certain part or parcel of Intack land part of our close situate in the curraugh in the said parish of Ballaugh called and commonly known by the name of Balna Cooley’s Close viz. the north-west part or parcel thereof as the same is bounded by a ditch and called the gorse piece or parcel and joining to the rest of said Close on the east and south and to John Stephen, Balla Cain’s, Thomas Corlet Broogh jarg, and William Corlet Balla person’s Intacks on the west and John Stephen (Doorlish Yubbon) his Intack on the north side and bearing such annual Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest shall proportion thereon to have and to hold the foresaid part or parcel with all profits and advantages thereof accruing, and all ways and waters, watercourses, easements and liberties and other the appurtenances thereunto belonging with a way to the north side of the said Close by the more? ditch to pass and repass from the lane adjoining to the said parcel unto him the said John Tear and Margaret Tear their heirs and assigns forever taking commencement from the date of these presents yielding and paying the Lord’s Rent with all boons, suits and services annually incumbent on the premises and for the faithful and punctual performance of all and singular the foregoing covenants and agreements and every clause or sentence herein contained I the said John Mylrea and Jane Mylrea my wife and Daniel Clark our father do firmly bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of sixty pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to the law and practice of this Isle. As witness our names and marks hereunto set this 30th day of June 1762. John Mylrea my mark X, Jane Mylrea her mark X, Daniel Clark his mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of John Tear, Ann Tear her X

28th September 1863 the above named John Mylrea and Jane Mylrea acknowledged the before going Bill of Sale to be their proper act and deed and also to be fully paid the consideration money mentioned in the same. Before me Dan Lace

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh do certify that the yearly Lord’s Rent of the within Bill of Sale is two pence and this we return as our answer this the 29th of September 1763. William Corlett, John Corlett, John Craine, Thomas Cowley

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 4th of October 1763 the before going Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, John Quayle, Jon Quillin, Dan Lace

[Ref: NSS Oct 1763 #11]


  1. John inherited Ballacooiley after his father Thomas died in 1744, although he (John) was only 6 years old. His mother Isabel als Killip and uncle Nicholas Mylrea snr kept the estate going until John was old enough to take responsibility.
  2. His father had sold and mortgaged parts of his Ballacooiley inheritance during his stewardship and when he died, John's father left a widow (Isabel als Killip), two small children and mortgages worth more than £50 plus interest
  3. This sale was preceded by two mortgages, the first in 1752 which was probably to consolidate and pay out his father's debts, and the second in 1757 to extinguish the earlier mortgage. This current contract was undoubtedly to pay off the 1757 mortgage
  4. 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

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1795 A 62 CORLETT Thomas dated 1 Nov 1794; Corvalla; sone James (eldest - intack curragh steon yhorlish yubbon lately purchased from aunt Margt Corlett); ch Thos,John + Cath; wife Alice als Stephen exex; bro-in-law Danl Stephen; neighbour Wm Tear Ballabeg guardians; petn by Alice

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