MORTGAGE - 1744 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Mylrea of Ballne Cooley in the parish of Ballaugh for the consideration of eighteen pounds of the currency of this Isle already received and paid me by my loving friend William Corlett of the said parish have given granted and mortgaged and by these presents do give grant and pass over in mortgage unto the said William Corlett all my right title and property in and unto two certain parts or parcels of my Intack land situate in the curraugh in the said parish commonly called Ballne Cooley Close viz the part of parcel situate in the south end of the said Close joining to William Bridson’s mortgage at the east Thomas Tear’s intack in the south the hedge at the west side of where the corn was last year on the west and to Thomas Mylrea’s mortgage on the north side and the other part or parcel being the parcel lying in the northwest side and joining to the left of the said close on the south side as the same is bounded both parcels of such annual Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest shall proportion and settle thereon to have and to hold the promised two parcels with all ways and waters and other the appurtenances therein pertaining unto him the said William Corlett his heirs and assigns for the term and space of five years commencing from the 29th September last past paying the Lord’s Rent with all boons suits and services annually incumbent on the premises and in case the foresaid sum of eighteen pounds with be not fully paid and satisfied at the expiration of the said term of five years that it shall be lawful for the said William Corlett his heirs and assigns to continue possession of the premises from year to year afterwards until the said sum be fully paid and satisfied and it is also agreed that the said William Corlett shall have the benefit of a spade cutting of turf in the premises yearly during the term provided nevertheless that I the said Thomas Mylrea shall have the benefit and profits of the premises excepting the spade of turf aforesaid during the term of this demise paying the lawful interest of the said sum due over and above the five shills allowed for the said spades of turf upon the day of commencement of this Deed in every year but in default and failure of the payment of the said interest upon the time and day prefixed it shall be lawful for the said William Corlett his heirs and assigns to enter upon and possess the premises until the said sum with interest behind and in arrear shall be fully paid and satisfied anything to the contrary notwithstanding For the faithful and punctual performance of all and singular the foregoing covenants and agreements I the said Thomas Mylrea do bind myself heirs and assigns on the penalty of forty pounds to be levied and paid according to law and practice within this Isle. As witness my name and mark this 26th of December 1744. Thomas Mylrea my X

Signed and delivered in presence of John Tear, John Craine

16th February 1744 The subscribing witnesses viz John Tear and John Craine made oath that the within Bill of Mortgage was duly executed and perfected in their presence by Thomas Mylrea. Before me Dan Mylrea

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh do find the proportion of rent due on this Bill to be five pence halfpenny as witness our subscriptions this 6th of May 1745. Philip Corlett my mark X, John Tear, John Corlett, Pat Craine

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown on the 9th May 1745 the before going Bill of Mortgage being proved before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no material objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian

I John Corlett being entitled unto the mortgage by virtue of an assignment from the within mortgagee do acknowledge to have received the eighteen pounds consideration money with interest and all charges attending the same therefore this Deed is cancelled. As witness my hand this 15th October 1753. John Corlett my mark X Before me John Quayle (Comp)

[Ref: NSM May 1745 #85]


  1. Inherited Ballacooiley when Became the steward of 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 about a month after this Contract, leaving his young widow with two young children and mortgages of over £50 plus interest
  4. This fourth mortgage might have been assigned from an earlier (1742) mortgage between Thomas Mylrea & William Corlett. The land involved seems the same (Ballne Cooiley Close), but the dates at which the two mortgages were cancelled differ, as do the mortgage amounts. Other mortgages extant were (1739) Crotne Bengey and (1743) Lower Flatt
  5. Thomas left his young widow (Isabel als Killip) with two young children and mortgages of over £50 plus interest

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