SALE - 1782 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I John Mylrea of Balla Cooiley of the parish of Ballaugh with the joint consent and approbation of Jane Mylrea otherwise Clark my wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and ten pounds currency of this Isle to be paid unto us at or upon the tenth day of October next ensuing the date hereof at by and from the hands of John Corlet of said parish, joiner, have given, granted, alienated, passed over and sold by these presents do give, grant alienate, pass over and forever absolutely sell to John Corlet his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular the east park or parcel of Dollough Mooar’s North Flatt as the same is already fenced the same being of said Dollough Quarterland situate in said parish and joining the lands of Robert Cowle and Patrick Cowle in Dollough beg’s Quarterland on the east the way or lane on the south our own rent in said Flatt on the west and the lands of John Stephen of Ballacain on the north and lately purchased by me the said John Mylrea from Mr Daniel Mylrea and Leonora his wife of the town of Douglas to have and to hold unto him the said John Corlet his heirs executors, administrators and assigns the said premises with all and every its ways, waters, easements, liberties and appurtenances belonging to said premises forever as aforesaid commencing on the twelfth day of November next ensuing the date hereof yielding and paying the Lord’s Rent of said premises such as the Setting Quest shall adjust thereon with all boons, suits and services annually incumbent on said premises And I the said John Mylrea and Jane my wife do hereby firmly bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to uphold, awarrant and defend the premises in the peaceful possession of said John Corlet his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the pretended right, title, challenge and demand of any person or persons whomsoever to the same or any part thereof A.nd for the faithful and punctual performance of all and singular this Deed of Sale and every clause therein contained I the said John Mylrea and Jane Mylrea otherwise Clark my wife do hereby firmly bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of two hundred and twenty pounds sterling As witness our names and marks this eleventh day of March one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two. John Mylrea my X mark, Jane Mylrea my X mark

Signed and delivered in presence of Philip Craine, Daniel Stephen

27th November 1782 John Mylrea and Jane his wife acknowledged this Deed to be their voluntary act and deed and to be paid the consideration money therein mentioned. Before me Thomas Moore

At a Court Baron holden at KK Michael for the sheadings of Michael, Ballaugh & Jurby the 27th day of November 1782 The before written Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objections offered against it the same is therefore allowed of for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John Duke of Atholl, Lord of Mann & the Isles and confirmed by this Court Robert Heywood

[Ref: NSS October 1782 #35]


  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 kept theestate going until John was old enough to take responsibility. His father had sold and mortgaged parts of his Ballacooiley inheritance during his stewardship and at the time of his death had mortgages worth over £ 50 plus interest
  2. John married Jane Clark in 1758, and had 13 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 (b1781) & John Corlett; Thomas (b1769) & Mary (b1772) died of smallpox within days of eachother in 1773; William (b1771), Ann (b1776) & Thomas (b1779) died in infancy. Wife Jane died 1803
  3. In 1777, John mortgaged the entire Ballacooiley estate in order to purchase North Flatt. Perhaps the costs of this purchase outweighed the benefits because this current sale appears to be for the 1777 purchase but at half the original price that John paid
  4. He had previously taken out another mortgage, and this current sale was his second in 1782 so it was clear he had difficulty making ends meet

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