MORTGAGE - 1746 (German)

Know all men by these presents that I Daniel Clague of Peeltown do hereby acknowledge to be justly endebted unto Thomas Mylrea of the said town, merchant, in the full and just sum of four pounds, two shillings and sixpence Manks currency which said sum I promise and oblige myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to pay unto him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, and assigns and for his the said Thomas Mylrea’s further security of the said sum I hereby give, grant, pass over, mortgage my house in the said town adjoining John Quayle’s house on the one side and my own house on the other side unto him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs executors, and assigns to have and to hold the same till the above sum of four pounds, two shillings and sixpence be fully paid and satisfied and for the true performance of all which I the said Daniel Clague do bind and oblige myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of double the above sum to be levied and paid according to law. Witness my mark to my name this 10th December 1746. Daniel Clague his mark X

Witnesses John Comish his mark X, Patrick Clark his mark X

4th May 1750 Daniel Clague acknowledged the above Bond and Security to be his voluntary act and deed. Before me Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 3rd October 1750 The within Bond and Security being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, William Christian, John Quayle, Dan Mylrea ………… John Quayle, Comptroller & Clerk of Rolls

May the 14th 1756 Received from Daniel Clague the full consideration money mentioned in the aforesaid Bond and Security I say. Thomas Mylrea

19th May 1756 Mr Thomas Mylrea acknowledged the above receipt to be his act and deed. Before me Dan Mylrea

[Ref: Mortgage October 1750]


  1. Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General line; and possessors of the Dollough estate
  2. Thomas was the second son of Daniel Mylrea & Lucy Parry, baptised 1717 in Ballaugh; he married Rose Savage in Patrick in 1743
  3. Rose Mylrea als Savage came from a family that, like her husband Thomas, made their wealth from importing liquour and other goods to the Isle of Man (Ref: Wilkins: The Smuggling Trade Revisited 2004). He also engaged in offering mortgages although the surviving records suggest only 1 client over a period of several years with several mortgages
  4. This is the first of three mortgages that Thomas gave to Daniel Clague. The others were in 1748 & 1750
  5. Thomas died in 1759, leaving four children of the eight that had been born to the couple
  6. Thomas's older son Daniel married Leonora Heywood of the Nunnery, and after she died Mary Bosley. He took his family to Canada as a member of the 10th Veterans' Battalion and was the hero of the Harpooner incident in 1816. He died in 1822 in France aged 72. He was the father of Frederick Thomas Mylrea 1803-1862
  7. Thomas's other son Thomas died in 1781, possibly at the Battle of Providien, not having married
  8. Thomas probably died in Ireland. Wife Rose went there at some stage after Thomas's death and she died at Strangford in 1791
  9. Neither Thomas nor Rose were buried on the Isle of Man which tends to support the idea that they are both buried in Ireland
  10. The "Dan Mylrea"s mentioned in this document are Thomas's father and brother

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