MORTGAGE - 1743 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Mylrea of the Quarterland of Ballne Cooilley within the parish of Ballaugh with the full consent and assent of my wife Isabel Mylrea als Killip divers good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly for and in consideration of the full and just sum of twenty-one pounds of the currency of this Isle, to be unto us paid at the Worshipful Deemster’s attestation hereof from the hands of widow Mary Gollin of the parish of KK Michael have given, granted, demised and mortgaged and by these presents do give, grant and mortgage unto her the said Mary Gollin all that part or parcel of our estate and tenement of the above Quarterland commonly called the Lower Flatt adjoining the worshipful Deemster Mylrea’s land on the east side and Balla Cain’s land on the north as the same encompassed under hedge running in a direct line from the lower end of the kiln towards the south hedge opposite to the north corner of the garden, of such annual Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest shall proportion thereon from us, our heirs, executors and assigns to have and to hold unto her the said Mary Gollin her heirs, executors and assigns the premises above mentioned with all its appurtenances, easements, liberties, profits and advantages of what nature or kind soever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining for the term and time of five years commencing from Michaelmas last past provided always and the true intent and meaning hereof is that the said Thomas Mylrea shall hold and enjoy the premises as formerly paying unto the said Mary Gollin the yearly lawful interest of the within sum of twenty-one pounds at or upon St Thomas’s Day in each year during the said term but in case the said sum of twenty-one pounds with the interest be not paid at the expiration of the said term that then it shall be lawful for the said Mary Gollin, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to enter upon the premises and to hold and enjoy the same for one year and so from year to year until the said principal sum of twenty-one pounds together with the interest be fully paid and satisfied. And for the punctual performance of all and singular the premises, both parties concerned have bound themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of forfeiture of fifty pounds to be levied and paid according to law and practice within this Isle in such and like cases. In witness hereof they have hereunto set their names and on this 15th February 1743. Thomas Mylrea my X, Isabel Mylrea als Killip her X, Mary Gollin her X

Signed and delivered in presence of Thomas Cannel, Thomas Cannel

27th February 1743 Thomas Mylrea, Isabel Mylrea and Mary Gollin acknowledged the within and above Bill of Mortgage to be their voluntary act and deed and Thomas Mylrea acknowledged to be paid the consideration money therein mentioned before me Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown on the 10th May 1744 the before going 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, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian

Cancelled by William Cain by virtue of an assignment given by the within mortgagee to William Cain dated the 27th February 1744. As witness my subscription this 13th April 176* John Quayle (Comp)

[Ref: NSM May 1744 #77]


  1. Inherited Ballacooiley when his uncle John died in 1739, without issue
  2. Thomas born 1707, married Isabel Killip 1734 Ballaugh; six children but only two surviving (John b1738, Mary b1744) when he died in 1745. Daughter Mary died 1748
  3. Thomas died leaving not only a young widow and two small children but also over £50 of mortgages against Ballacooiley
  4. This is the third mortgage that Thomas took over a part of Ballacooiley. Previous ones were (1739) Crotne Bengey and (1742) Ballne Cooley Close, having already sold land he inherited from his father and (possibly) the land which came with Isabel when they married
  5. This mortgage, originally for 5 years, endured for 14 years and would have been paid off by Thomas's son, John

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