SETTLEMENT - 1810 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I Nicholas Mylrea of the parish of Ballaugh with the joint consent of Margaret Mylrea my wife do give, grant and settle the whole of our estate of lands both Quarterland and Intack all and every our whole estate of houses and gardens situate on said estate in present possession upon our beloved son and heir William Mylrea

And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular beforegoing Deed of Settlement I the said Nicholas Mylrea and Margaret Mylrea my wife do bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of 1,000 pounds sterling

As witness our subscription, names or marks this 3rd day of March one thousand eight hundred and ten 1810. Nicholas Mylrea (script) Margaret Mylrea my X mark

Signed and delivered in presence of Thomas Kelly, William Corlett

7th April 1810 Nicholas Mylrea and Margaret Mylrea the parties to the before written Settlement acknowledged the same to be their act and deed. Before me Thos Gawne

At a Court Baron holden in KK Micheal for Micheal Sheading the 11th April 1810 the before written Deed having been acknowledged before an High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection opposing it the same is therefore ordered to be recorded.

[Ref: NSS May 1810 #4]



  1. Nicholas Mylrea jnr & Margaret Kneen married in 1774. In the tradition of tranmission of Manx land, they had a Marriage Contract. This Settlement on William is the equivalent, although there is no involvement of his wife's parents as there usually was in a Marriage Contract
  2. William was their oldest son and heir-at-law, born 1781. He had married Elinor Cain 1806
  3. William's mother, Margaret als Kneen, died 4th December 1810, eight months after this Settlement
  4. The same day William received this Settlement, he mortgaged the estate for £200
  5. In 1816, in the months prior to his tragic death, William sold off two parcels of the estate for £21/15/-, perhaps to meet his mortgage obligations
  6. Over the next decades, Ballacorraige was subject to more mortgages, but the estate was eventually lost and the family disappeared from Ballaugh (and the Isle of Man)

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