MORTGAGE - 1750 (German)

Know all men by these presents that I Daniel Clague of Peeltown with the consent and assent of Elizabeth Clague als Quirk my wife for and in consideration of the full sum of three pounds Manks currency at and from the hands of Mr Thomas Mylrea of the said town to me already in hand paid have given, granted, demised and mortgaged and by these presents do give, grant, demise and mortgage from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the house in his possession already of the annual rent of four pence or thereabouts of Lord’s Rent, situate in the said town and adjoining to the house we live in unto the said Mr Thomas Mylrea his heirs and assigns for the term and space of five years commencing at and from Michelmas next ensuing to have, hold, possess and peaceably enjoy the premises with all appurtenances thereof for the term aforesaid and thence forward from year to year till the full redemption thereof the said Mr Thomas Mylrea paying yearly the said rent with all dues, duties, boons and services incumbent on the premises at the usual times and seasons we the said Daniel Clague and wife aforesaid obliging ourselves to uphold, maintain and awarrant the premises unto the said Thomas Mylrea etc against any manner of persons pretending or claiming any right to the same likewise to obtain the worshipful Deemster’s attestation, the honourable Court’s confirmation of these presents with all other things necessary for the ratification hereof and his better security and assurance. For true performance of we bind ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in penalty of ten pounds to be levied according to law. In witness whereof we have put our marks to our names this 12th of July 1750. Danl Clague my mark X, Elizth Clague als Quirk my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of John Callister, William Tear

3rd October 1750 Dan Clague and Elizabeth Clague acknowledged the within Bill of Mortgage to be their voluntary act and deed and Dan Clague acknowledged to be paid the full consideration money therein mentioned. Before me Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 3rd October 1750 The within Bill of Mortgage 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

Cancelled by virtue of receipt acknowledged before the Deemster and ....... annexed. This 7th day of July 1756 by John Quayle, Comptroller & Clerk of Rolls

[Ref Mortgage October 1750]


  1. Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General ine; 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
  4. This is the third of three mortgages that Thomas gave to Daniel Clague. The others were in 1746 & 1748
  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 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

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