SALE - 1808 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I Nicholas Mylrea of the parish of Ballaugh with the joint consent of Margaret my wife as also I William Mylrea of said parish with the consent of Elinor Mylrea my wife for the consideration sum of ninety-four pounds British currency to be paid at the twelfth of November next ensuing by John Cain of said parish

Have given, granted, alienated, passed over, and absolutely sell from us, our heirs and assigns all our right and title unto two parcels of Intack lands one called the Croit adjoining the high road on the north, David Kneal’s rent to the east and Daniel Boddaugh’s rent on the south and west and the other parcel called the Acre adjoining the high road on the north, east and south carmoddils? Acre to the west

Tto have and to hold unto him the said John Cain, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the two promised parcels as they are encompassed and fenced about with all and every their ways and waters, watercourses, easements and liberties and all appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining he the said John Cain, his heirs, executors and assigns paying the Lord’s Rent such as the Setting Quest shall adjust or settle thereon said promised parcels with all other dues and duties and services payable out of the same and commencing from the twelfth November next ensuing the date hereof and we the said Nicholas and Margaret my wife as also William Mylrea and Elinor my wife do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to maintain, awarrant and defend the said premised parcels in the peaceable possession of him the said John Cain, his heirs, executors and assigns against the right, title, challenge, claim and demand of any person or persons whatsoever

And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the before going Deed of Sale, we the said Nicholas Mylrea and Margaret my wife also William Mylrea and Elinor my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of one hundred and eighty eight pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law and practice of this Isle.

As witness our names and marks this twenty-fourth day of October one thousand eight hundred and eight. Nicholas Mylrea, Margaret Mylrea my mark X, William Mylrea, Elinor Mylrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of William Corlet, Dan Cowell

At a Court holden in KK Michael the 8th day of April 1809 Nicholas Mylrea, William Mylrea, and Elinor Mylrea acknowledged the before written sale to be their act and deed and to be paid the consideration money. Before me John ...........

11th April 1809 Margaret Mylrea one of the parties to the before written sale acknowledged the same to be her proper act and deed. Before me Thomas Gawne

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh do hereby notify that the payable ..........mentioned in the before going Deed of Sale called the Croit ought to bear and pay the yearly Lord’s Rent of one penny Intack rent and sixpence halfpenny cottage? rent and the parcel of land called the Acre two pence Intack rent. As witness our subscription this 19th of April 1809. John Hughes, William Kewley, William Corlet, Thomas Corlet

At a Court Baron holden at KK Michael for Michael Sheading the 28 April 1813 the before written Deed being acknowledged before me and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is ordered to be recorded. Thomas Gawne

[Ref: May 1813 #14]


  1. This was the second sale of Ballacorraige land by Nicholas jnr in 1808 (discounting the Crow events), which in total netted the family £180
  2. Presumably it was required to pay off the outstanding mortgages, in order to settle what was left of the estate on William, the oldest son
  3. Curiously, the attestation that Margaret Mylrea "acknowledge the same to be her act and deed" in 1820 flies in the face of the knowledge that Margaret Mylrea had died a decade ago. The hearing in the Court of Common Law in 1820 is also interesting. William had died in 1816. Perhaps it was the beginning of the process through which the guardians of son and heir of William jnr sought to restore the boy's inheritance
  4. Sale recorded in LV May 1813, after Margaret's death in 1810. Known as Intack #16

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