GIFT - 1752 (German)

Know all men by these presents that I Patrick Savage of the town of Douglas, merchant, with the full and free consent of Margery Savage my wife diverse good causes and considerations us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially out of the regard and affection we have and do bear unto our son in law Thomas Mylrea of the town of Peel, merchant, do give, grant, gift, confirm, and settle and by these presents have given, granted, gifted, confirmed and settled upon him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, all that our house or stable in the said town of Peel formerly called and known by the name of White’s Smithy of the annual Lord’s Rent of three pence or thereabouts adjoining he said Thomas Mylrea’s own house and also small Intack adjoining the said house or stable of the annual Lord’s Rent of one penny or thereabouts be the same more or less from us, our heirs executors, administrators and assigns forever commencing upon the premises from the day of the date of these presents to have and to hold unto him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the said house and stable and Intack aforesaid with all ways, waters and watercourses, easements, liberties and advantages of what kind or nature soever to the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining he the said Thomas Mylrea his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns paying yearly and every year the annual rents aforesaid or such as the premises bear together with all boons, dues,duties, suits and services payable out of the premises at the time and seasons accustomed and we the said Patrick Savage and Margery Savage do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to uphold, maintain, awarrant and defend the said premises unto him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the pretensions of all and any person or persons whatsoever, and also to obtain the worshipful Deemster’s attestation with the honourable Court’s confirmation to these presents and cause or procure the said Thomas Mylrea’s name to be entered tenant upon the Court Rolls for the said premises and likewise to do, execute and perform any other act or deed that in law will be required for his, the said Thomas Mylrea's, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns better security in the premises. And for the true and faithful performance hereof, we the said Patrick Savage and Margery Savage do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of two hundred pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seals this seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand, seven hundred and fifty-two 1752. Patt Savage, Margy Savage

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Paul Bridson, John Bell

9th November 1752

Mr Patrick Savage acknowledged the within and above Deed of Gift and Settlement to be his voluntary act and deed. Paul Bridson and John Bell the two subscribing witnesses made oath that Mrs Margery Savage duly executed the same in their presence. This before me John Taubman

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 15th May 1753 The beforegoing Deed of Gift and Settlement being acknowledged and proved before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered againt it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, John Quayle, Dan Mylrea

[Ref: N/SSS May 1753 #6]


  1. This gift from Rose's parents comes not quite a decade after she and Thomas were married. It is also three years after Thomas purchased a property from his brother-in-law, and it would be interesting to know whether the current gift when combined with the 1749 purchase were adjoining houses
  2. Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General ine; and possessors of the Dollough estate
  3. Thomas was the second son of Daniel Mylrea & Lucy Parry, baptised 1717 in Ballaugh; he married Rose Savage in Patrick in 1743
  4. 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 until the 1752 purchase from William White
  5. The first record of Thomas in Peel is in the Manorial Roll of 1748 when, several years after his marriage to Rose (1743), he acquired an Intack adjoining Savage Intacks
  6. Thomas died in 1759, leaving four chilren of the eight that had been born to the couple
  7. 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
  8. Thomas's other son Thomas died in 1781, possibly at the Battle of Providien, not having married
  9. Thomas probably died in Ireland. Wife Rose went there at some stage after Thomas's death and died at Strangford in 1791
  10. Neither Thomas nor Rose were buried on the Isle of Man which tends to support the idea that they are both buried in Ireland
  11. The "Dan Mylrea"s mentioned in this document are Thomas's father and brother

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