PURCHASE - 1740 (Peel)

Know all men by these presents that I William White of Peeltown within the Isle of Man shopkeeper? with the full consent of Margaret White als Cowell for and in consideration of the full, just and entire sum of ninety-eight pounds good and lawful money British currrency the one half thereof to be paid now at the signing and delivery of this deed, and the other half at the worshipful Deemster's attestation of the same

Have given, granted, demised, passed over and sold and do by these presents give, grant, demise and forever absolutely sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, unto Mr Patrick Savage of Douglas within the said Isle, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all our right, interest and title in and unto certain houses and and a garden backside etc situate in the town aforesaid, that is to say White's Big Cellar and Brewhouse joining to it the house called the Smithy, joining to Richard Radcliff's rent and the said garden and backside joining to the said Big Cellar, the said Big Cellar and Brewhouse adjoining to the rents of Mr William Cooper and John Quayle the whole concerns of the above premises being of such annual Lord's Rent as the Setting Quest shall settle thereon

To have and to hold our said houses and garden etc with all and every the ways, waters, watercourses, easements and liberties, properties and advantages whatsoever or in any way unto the same or in any way properly belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said Patrick Savage, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, yielding and paying yearly and every year unto the Right Honourable the Lord of this Isle and his heirs the annual rent aforesaid with all other dues, duties, suits and demands payable out of the premises

And we the said William White and Margaret my wife do, for our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns hereby covenant, grant and agree to and with the said Mr Patrick Savage, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that we will and shall at all times hereafter from time to time uphold, awarrant and maintain the peaceable and quiet possession of the said premises unto him the said Mr Patrick Savage, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, against the pretended or title of any manner of person or persons whatsoever the rights of the Right Honourable the Lord of this Isle only excepted and to do, execute, perform and fulfill or cause to be done, executed, performed or fulfilled any other act or acts, things or devises in the law whatsoever for the better and more perfect assuring of the premises unto him the said Mr Patrick Savage, his heirs and assigns and to procure the honourable Court's confirmation of this deed

And for the true and punctual performance of all and singular the premises and every article and sentence therein mentioned and contained I the said William White and Margaret my wife do hereby firmly bind and oblige ourselves as also our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in penalty and forfeiture of two hundred pounds sterling to be levied according as all fines are accustomed within this Island, that is to say the half thereof to be paid to the Right Honourable Lord of this Isle and the other half to the party aggrieved

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 18th day of October 1740. William White (seal), Margaret White (seal)

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence John Kissack, John Bell

It is hereby agreed on and betwixt the said Mr Savage and William White and wife that the said Mr Savage is to receive all rents of any part of the concerns above mentioned commencing from the 1st of November next until next May and ever afterward from any demands if ......

7th March 1840 William White and Margaret White acknowledged the within Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed and also what is written above. Before me Dan Mylrea

I acknowledged to have received from Mr Patrick Savage the full and just sum of ninety-eight pounds British being the consideration moneys mentioned in the within Bill of Sale dated the 18th day of October 1740from the payment of which sum I a cquit and discharge the said Mr Patrick Savage, his heirs, executors, and assigns

In witness whereof I hereunto set my name this 9th March 1740. William White

Witnesses present Hen Quay, Ewan Calister

9th March 1740 William White acknowledged the above acquitance and discharge to be his act and deed. Before me Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 4th May 1841 The beforegoing Bill of Sale having been acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly pubished in Court and no objection offered against it is therefor allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian

[Ref N/SSS May 1741 #9]

[Purchases recorded in LV 1741 German]


  1. Patrick Savage would become the father-in-law of Thomas Mylrea soon after this transaction. He was the father of Rose, and she and Thomas were married in 1743 in Patrick
  2. This contact is for Intack #38. Thomas soon acquired inter alia Intack #37, and then Pat Savage gifted his acquisition from the Whites to Thomas in 1752
  3. Between the Savages and the Mylreas, a stretch along the Quay belonged to these two families, probably from Crown St to St Peter's Lane in Peel
  4. Thomas was the second son of Daniel Mylrea & Lucy Parry, baptised 1717 in Ballaugh; this was the Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General line; and they were the possessors of the Dollough estate
  5. Thomas and Rose Mylrea, like the Savages, made their wealth from importing liquour and other goods to the Isle of Man (Ref: Wilkins: The Smuggling Trade Revisited 2004)
  6. Thomas died in 1759, leaving four children of the eight that had been born to the couple
  7. Thomas probably died in Ireland. Wife Rose went there at some stage after Thomas's death and died at Strangford in 1791
  8. Neither Thomas nor Rose were buried on the Isle of Man which tends to support the idea that they are both buried in Ireland
  9. The "Dan Mylrea" mentioned in this document was probably Thomas's brother, the Deemster, and if not, his father
  10. Patrick Savage died in 1762 by which time he had gifted other lands to Thomas

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