SALE - 1778 (German)

Know all men by these presents that I Rose Mylrea of Clerk Hill in the county of Down and Kingdom of Ireland, widow of Thomas Mylrea late of Peeltown in the Isle of Man, merchant, deceased and also residuary legatee and executrix named in the last will and testament of the said Thomas Mylrea for, of and in consideration of the sum of sixty-two pounds Manks currency to be unto me paid at the execution of these presents by John Crellin of Ballig in the parish of German in the said Isle have granted, bargained and sold, aliened and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell, alien and confirm unto him the said John Crellin, his heirs and assigns forever all and singular that parcel of meadow land situate in the parish of German commonly called White’s or Thomas Mylrea’s Meadow adjoining the lands of Ballagarraghyn beg on the west, north and east, and by the lands of John Bridson on the south and of the annual Lord’s Rent of two pence halfpenny or thereabouts be the same more or less with all profits, commodities, advantages, hereditaments, ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and advantages whatsoever to the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining and also the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders of the said premises and every part thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever from me the said Rose Mylrea of, in and to the premises and every part thereof to have and to hold the said parcel of meadow land and all and singular the premises before mentioned and every part of the same with the appurtenances unto him the said John Crellin, his heirs and assigns forever he the said John Crellin, his heirs and assigns yielding and paying yearly and every year the annual Lord’s Rent with all boons, suits and services due and payable out of the premises and I the said Rose Mylrea do covenant, promise and agree to and with the said John Crellin that I the said Rose Mylrea, my heirs and assigns shall awarrant and defend the said premises and their appurtenances unto him the said John Crellin, his heirs and assigns against the claim, challenge or demand of all and every person or persons whomsoever and for the true and faithful performance of this Deed of Sale I the said Rose Mylrea do hereby firmly bind and oblige myself, my heirs, executors and administrators in the penalty of one hundred and twenty-two pounds. As witness my name this 25th day of May one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight. Rose Mylrea

Signed in presence of Henry Lace, Thomas Jones

6th June 1778 Henry Lace and Thomas Jones the subscribing witnesses to the within written Deed of Sale deposed on the Holy Evangelist that they were personally by and present when Rose Mylrea the executing party thereto duly executed the same as her proper act and deed in their presence. Before me Robert Farrant

Received from John Crellin within mentioned the sum of sixty-two pounds being in full for the consideration money in this Deed of Sale mentioned [I say?] reserved for the use of me Rose Mylrea this 25th June 1778. By me John Lace

At a Court Baron holden at Peeltown for the parishes of Patrick and German the 27th day of May 1782 the within written Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the High Bailiff of Peel and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore allowed of, for and in the name of the most honourable John, Duke of Atholl, Lord of the Manor of Mann and the Isles and confirmed by this Court.

P.J. Heywood

[Ref: SSS May 1782 #3]


  1. Rose Savage married Thomas Mylrea in Patrick in 1743. They were recorded as having eight children of whom four were alive when Thomas died, although another died soon after
  2. Rose was from an influential merchant family; Thomas's was the Deemster/Archdeacon/Attorney General line of Mylreas and he too was an influential merchant (smuggler)
  3. At some stage after Thomas died in 1759, Rose went to live in Ireland. Son Daniel b1750 might also have gone but when he married in 1776, he was recorded as "from Malew" which might signify he was living with his uncle, the bachelor Deemster Daniel Mylrea. Son Thomas b1756 joined the British Navy
  4. Rose was probably in her 60s when she completed this sale.
  5. Her you ger son Thomas died in 1781 and older son Daniel became a man of legendary proportions as a result of his heroism during the wreck of the Harpooner in 1816
  6. Irish records from that period are scant and apart from a listing of Rose dying in Strangford (Ireland) in 1791, there is no further information about Rose or her daughter

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