PURCHASE - 1733 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these that I Robert Corlet of Ballakinnag in the parish of Ballaugh within the Isle of Man diverse good causes and several valuable considerations me hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the just and entire sum of seven pounds ten shillings currency of this Isle to be unto me paid the one half thereof at or before the honourable Court’s confirmation of the presents (viz the Sheading Courts held at May next) and the other half at Michaelmas next ensuing the date hereof at, by and from the hands of Thomas McYlrea of the foresaid parish of Ballaugh have given, granted alienated, bargained, passed over and sold and by these presents do fully and absolutely give, grant, alienate, bargain, pass over and forever absolutely sell from me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all my whole title, right, interest, claim, propriety and demands whatsoever that I now have or hereafter may or in anywise can have of, in or unto a certain parcel of Quarterland called Ballacorraige and known by the name of The Field lying, being and situate in the parish of Ballaugh aforesaid at the annual Lord’s Rent as shall be proportioned and settled thereon by the Setting Quest of the said parish, the said parcel adjoining the school Glebe on the north-west, to the foresaid Thomas McYlrea’s rent on the north side, to the east highway at the end to the rent of Pat Cowley on the south, and to the west road at the west end his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to have and to hold all and every the before bargained premises with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, profits and advantages whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any ways appertaining from the feast of St Andrew next ensuing the date unto him the said Thomas McYlrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever he the said Thomas McYlrea paying our honourable Lord’s Rents with all other duties, dues, suits and services yearly due and incumbent on the premises at and upon the accustomed times of payment within this Isle, and I the foresaid Robert Corlet do hereby firmly bind and oblige myself, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and every the before bargained and demised premises with all and every the appurtenances to maintain, awarrant, uphold and defend whole and entire unto the aforesaid Thomas McYlrea his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against all manner of person or persons, claims or demands whatsoever for the future by these presents, likewise I do bind myself, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to do, execute and perform all and every other act or acts, thing or things needful, necessary or requisite to be done for the said Thomas McYlrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns better security to the premises and for the true and faithful performance hereof and of all and singular the premises I the aforesaid Robert Corlett with the consent of my wife do hereby bind ourselves and oblige our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and the forfeiture of twenty pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law and the practice within this Isle. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our marks and seal this 22nd day of November 1733. Robert Corlet his mark X, Anne Corlet her mark X

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Ewan Killip his mark X, Robert Corlett

December 4th 1734 Robert Corlet and Ann Corlett acknowledged this Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed and also to be paid four pounds of the consideration money therein mentioned. Before me Dan Mylrea

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh having been convened to the within mentioned premises to proportion and settle a rent on the premises do allow the same to bear the annual Lord’s Rent of one shilling 6 pence and this we return as our answer in the case. As witnesseth our names and marks this 25th April 1735. Thomas Quayle my mark X, Phil Corlet my mark X, William Cain my mark X, Pat Craine 2nd May 1735 Robert Corlet acknowledged to be paid the full consideration money of the within Bill of Sale before me. Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 2nd May 1735 the before going Bill of Sale having been acknowledged before the Deemster and now published in open Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law James Horton, William Stonier, Charles Moore, Dan McYlrea, Charles Stanley, William Christian

[Ref: NSS May 1735 #27]


  1. Became the steward of Ballacooiley when his uncle John died in 1737, 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 1744. Daughter Mary died 1748
  3. Thomas's son John was 6 when Thomas died. Ballacooiley stayed in the family; John married Jane Clark in 1758 and Mylrea line of succession continued
  4. Thomas's brother Nicholas Mylrea snr was probably the guiding influence for John as a boy. He helped John mortgage parts of the estate when the boy was 14 years old
  5. After Thomas's death, Isabel Mylrea als Killip married William Caine 1747
  6. This purchase took place about six months after his father William died and, in 1740, Thomas sold this land to his brother, Nicholas
  7. This was the only recorded purchase by Thomas, who would have inherited land on his father's death. He undertook a sale to Bridson (1738) which was for land he had inherited, and to Killip in 1739
  8. Thomas took several mortgages, leaving his Ballacooiley burdened with debt after his premature demise at the age of 37
  9. Thomas was the son of William Mylrea & Catherine Cowle, who after William's death married William Stephan in 1737.

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