Mortgage - 1848 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that Thomas Mylroie of the parish of Lonan do hereby own, confess and acknowledge to have received and borrowed and stand justly endebted unto John Killip of the said parish in the full and just sum of twenty pounds with interest out of the same at the rate of five pounds per centum per annum yearly until paid

And for the further and better security of the said John Killip, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for the sum of the twenty pounds with interest upon the same as aforesaid, I Thomas Mylroie do give grant, pass over and assign by way of security unto a certain parcel of land with all houses and out offices to the same attached and belonging, the said parcel of land be commonly called and known by the name or names of Mylroies Croft being part of the Quarterland of Ballacollister situated in Lonan as aforesaid, the said parcel of land as passed in security being about three shillings annual Lord’s Rent or thereabouts

To have and to hold unto him the said John Killip, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the aforesaid parcel of land with all ways, waters and watercourses to the same belonging by way of security from me Thomas Mylroie, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from this day forth until the sum of twenty pounds with interest, costs and charges upon the same be fully satisfied and it is further agreed upon between the parties that if in case Thomas Mylroie do not pay or cause to be paid the said twenty pounds with interest, costs and charges attending the same unto John Killip, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns within the space of five years after this date that then and under such case, that I Thomas Mylroie as aforesaid do therefore allow, permit and suffer John Killip aforesaid, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns to obtain an execution or judgement in any Court of the Isle of Man as recognizable by law so sell the aforesaid grant premises namely Thomas Mylroie’s property to redeem themselves

And for the true and faithful performance of the same I Thomas Mylroie do bind myself, my heirs executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty forty pounds to be levied and paid according to law.

As witness my name this the eleventh of February about noon in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and forty-eight. Thomas Mylroie

Signed in presence of witnesses John Killey, Joseph Clague

At Douglas 11 February 1848 Thomas Mylroie the executing party to the within written Deed of Bond and Security acknowledged the same to be his proper act and deed. Before me J. Quirk

Register Office 28th February 1848 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of one o’clock afternoon received by me at this office for the purpose of being registered and recorded according to law and that the same is entered in the Registration Book Page 1 No. 243. JEBWatts, D Reg

[Ref: Feb 1848 #60]


  1. GRAWE (Grauff) - Ballacallister
  2. Thomas was the son of Thomas Mylrea & Mary Clague, and baptised 1782, Lonan
  3. He married Judith (Joney) Camaish 25 May 1805, Lonan
  4. His parents settled the family estate on Thomas through his Marriage Contract
  5. He and Judith had 7 children's baptisms recorded: Clague (1807), Ellinor (1808), John (1811), Jane (1814), Thomas (1817), James (1819), Elizabeth (1822)
  6. Clague married Elizabeth Lewney, John married Ann Quilleash, Thomas married Rosanna (or Ruth Hannah?) Kennedy, James married Catherine Crebbin
  7. Thomas had mortgaged the family estate several times although not all of the Mortgage documents have survived. This particular mortgage is the second Thomas arranged in 1848
  8. Thomas had, a decade previously sole about half of the family estate to John Killip for £180. In 1851 he sold the other half to Killip for £140
  9. Neither Thomas nor Judith left a will when they died in 1855 & 1852 respectively, so it is an open question what happened to the proceeds of the sale. Thomas worked as a farm labourer after the sale and all four sons were miners
  10. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

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