MORTGAGE - 1779 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I James Crellin of the town of Douglas with the consent and approbation of Anne Crellin als Kelly his wife divers good causes and considerations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-five pounds Manx currency to be paid at, by and from the hands of Nicholas Mylrea of the parish of Ballaugh in manner following, that is twelve pounds in hand and the remaining thirteen pounds at possession of the premises herein after mentioned have given, granted, demised and mortgaged and by these presents do give, grant, demise and mortgage unto the said Nicholas Mylrea all that my field called Close Mane in the parish of Ballaugh, joining David Neal’s land at the east, and to William Tear’s land at the south and west, and to Barney dunnagg road to the north, being of eight pence rent or thereabouts be the same more or les,s for the term and space of five years at the yearly interest of one shilling Manx out of the pound each year until paid

To have and to hold unto the said Nicholas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the hereby demised and mortgaged with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements and advantages to the said mortgaged premises belonging or in any wise appertaining for the term and space of five years from the date hereof and in case said sum of twenty-five pounds with all interest and charges be not fully paid and satisfied at the end of said five years, it shall may be lawful for the said Nicholas Mylrea to possess himself of said mortgaged premises and in case of non-payment of principal, interest and charges to hold the same one year longer and so on from year to year according to the Act of Settlement he the said Nicholas Mylrea paying yearly and every year the Lord’s Rent with all suits, dues and boons payable out of said mortgaged premises at the times and seasons usual and accustomed while he possesses said premises for the faithful performance of which we bind ourselves, executors, administrators and assigns to law.

As witness our hands this 6th November 1779. James Crellin, Anne Crellin

Signed and delivered in presence of Thomas Craine, John Corlett

Douglas District} High Bailiff Court’s Court 5th January 1780

This day personally appeared the said James Crellin and Ann Crellin his wife and acknowledged the said Deed of Mortgage to be their mutual and voluntary act and deed and that the consideration money therein mentioned is fully paid and satisfied. Before me William Quayle

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh do settle and proportion on the premises in the within mentioned and foregoing Bill of Sale to bear and yield the yearly Lord’s Rent of eight pence and this we return for our answer in the premises. As witness our subscription this 25th July 1780. William Corlett, John Craine, Thomas Craine, John Corlet

At a Baron Court holden at KK Michael town for the several and respective parishioners of Michael, Ballaugh and Jurby the 2nd August 1780

The beforewritten Deed of Mortgage being acknowledged before the High Bailiff of Douglas and now openly published in Court and no objection against it the same is therefore allowed of, for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John, Duke of Atholl, the Lord of the Manor of Mann and the Isles, and confirmed by this Court. Robert Heywood

10th March 1792

Cancelled by virtue of a receipt and discharge, acknowledged before the High Bailiff of Douglas and hereunto annexed. As ………………… Richard Clague, Clerk to the Commons of his Grace, the Duke of Athol

Know all men by these presence that Joney Mylrea, widow and executrix of Nicholas Mylrea of the parish of Ballaugh deceased, do hereby acknowledge to have received from Robert Brew of the parish of Ballaugh aforesaid, grantee of the premes hereinafter mentioned the principal, interest, costs and charges due and attending a certain Deed of Mortgage granted by James Crellin of the town of Douglas on a certain field situate in Ballaugh aforesaid commonly called and known by the name of Close Mane for the principal money of twenty-five pounds Manx currency and bearing date the 6th November 1779 and I do therefore cancel the same as witness my mark to my name this 10th November 1772. Joney Mylrea my mark X Witness Robert Clague, KK Marown my X, Richard Clague

[Ref: NSM May 1780 #17]


  1. Ballacorraige
  2. Nicholas Mylrea snr married Joney Cowin in 1746. There were 8 children, 3 died - William, John & Daniel - before adulthood:
    • Nicholas (1747)
    • William (1749)
    • John (1752)
    • Daniel (1752)
    • Mary (1754)
    • Ann (1756)
    • Katherine (1759)
    • Thomas  (1762)
  3. This mortgage is the only record of Nicholas Mylrea snr loaning money. He never borrowed

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