PURCHASE - 1741 (Peel)

Know all men by these presents that I WIlliam Cooper sen of Peeltown with the consent of my wife Katherine Cooper als Moore and I William Cooper jnr of the said town with the like said free consent and assent of Anne Cooper als Mc ylchreest my wife civerse good causes and valuable considerations moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and complete sum of four and twenty pounds good and lawful money currency of this Isle at, by and from the hands of Mr Patrick Savage, merchant, now residing in Peeltown, the one half of the said consideration paid at the worshipful Deemster's attestation hereof and the other half to be paid immediately on demand

Have given, granted, alienated and absolutely sold and do by these presents give, grant, pass over, alienate and absolutely forever sell from us, our heirs, administrators and assigns a certain parcel of our estate commonly called and known by the name of Water Bailiff's Close being part of the quarterland of Ballatersin as always reputed and of the annual rent of 20 pence or thereabouts which said rent is to be deducted from the rent of Kirby Miln now in our possession unto the said Mr Patrick Savage, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns firmly by these presents commencing actual possession of the premises at Michaelmas next ensuing the date hereof

To have, hold, possess and peaceably enjoy the premises with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and privileges thereunto belonging or of right appertaining without lett stop, molestation or disturbance of us or any of us or of any act of deed had or obtained from all or either of us to the contrary hereof in any wise, he the said Mr Patrick Savage yielding and paying the said yearly rent with all other duties, duties, boons, suits or services payable or accruing out of the premises at the usual customary times and seasons

We the said William Cooper sen and William Cooper jnr with the consents aforesaid do hereby oblige ourselves, our heirs and assigns to uphold, warrant, secure and defend the premises unto the said Mr Patrick Savage against all and singular person or persons claiming, sueing, alleging to the prejudice or contrary hereof in any manner, form or respect whatever. Likewise to obtain the worshipful Deemster's attestation, the honourable Court's confirmation hereof with all other things judicially necessary for his firmer security and assurance of the premises

For the true performance we each of us do bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of double the consideration money within mentioned given for the premises, to be levied according to the laws and practice of this Isle

In witness wherof we have hereunto put our hands and seals this 5th of June, 1741. William Cooper sen (seal), Catherine Cooper als Moore (seal), William Cooper jun (seal), Anne Cooper als Mc ylchreest her mark

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us Samuel Clark, WIlliam Tear

24th June 1741 William Cooper sen, Catherine Cooper, William Cooper jun and Anne Cooper lodged the within and above Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed. Before me Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 7th October 1841 The within and above 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. J. Murray, Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian

[Ref N/SSS Oct 1741 #4]


  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. In the course of 8 months, Patrick paid out £122 for this and a prior purchase of White's smithy (Intack #38). No sale deed survives but he also purchased tenancues a little south in the Ballatersin quarterland for £67 (see LV 1741 German)
  3. Thomas would also acquire intacks in the immediate "town" area and 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 Savage family, 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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