THOMAS McYLREA from Edward Tear

PURCHASE - 1746 (Braddan)

Know all men by these presents that I Edward Tear of the parish of KK Braddan and Mariot my wife for and in consideration of the full sum of twenty-six pounds ten shillings, sixteen pounds ten shillings to us already paid and the other ten pounds which completes the above sum to be paid on demand all which said sums are to be paid by, at and from the hands of Thomas Myclrea of the said parish

Have given, granted, alienated and sold and do by these presents give, grant, alienate and forever sell unto the said Thomas Myclrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all our right, title and interest in and unto a parcel of lands adjoining Tom Creer’s land on the north, directly in a line to the co-joining of the little field which adjoins to the garey and running along by the hedge adjoining to the meadow under the houses extending to John Crain’s land on the south, also adjoining to Mr Philip Moore’s land on the west, and also the one half of the benefit and profit of the way which leads to the river, the said Edward Tear and Mariot his wife reserving a road on the premises to the said river, the said Thomas Myclrea making and repairing the fences thereof in that course that are now erected, being part of the Quarlerland of Balla-oates situated in the foresaid parish and of such yearly Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest shall allot thereone

To have and to hold unto him the said Thomas Mcylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the said parcel of land with all and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging from the date hereof forever, he the said Thomas Myclrea yielding and paying the honourable Lord’s Rent thereof with all customs, suits and services usually payable out of the same

And for performance hereof I the said Edward Tear and Mariot my wife do bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said Thomas Myclrea in the penalty and forfeiture of fifty pounds sterling to be levied according to the laws of this Isle. As witness our names and marks this 6th January 1746

Note that before the signing hereof, the parties herein concerned have agreed that the said Thomas Myclrea is to pay six pence per annum in lieu of the tythe as the same is prescription money at the signing hereof, the parties within concerned have agreed as there is a mortgage already on the premises the said Edward Tear and Mariot his wife do hereby oblige themselves to redeem the said mortgage as soon as the same may be legally redeemed by the contents of the Deed in that behalf, otherwise the said Thomas Myclrea is hereby empowered to do the same and to possess the same entirely in the same nature as if the said Edward Tear and Marriot his wife shall redeem the same. Edward Tear, Mariot Tear als Creer my mark X

The before Bill of Sale is signed and delivered in presence of us Tom Corlett my mark X, James Kelly my mark X, John Stole

27th April 1747 Edward Tear and Mariot Tear als Creer acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be their free and voluntary act and also to be paid the full consideration money therein mentioned. Before me John Taubman

We the Setting Quest of KK Braddan do certify that the yearly Lord’s Rent of the beforegoing Bill of Sale is four pence and this we return for our answer as witness our hands and mark this ninth of May 1747. Robert Kelly, John Gelling, William Cubbon my mark X, Robert Kermod

At a Sheading Court holden at Castle Rushen the 12th May 1747 The beforegoing Bill of Sale being 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. ..say, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian, Dan Mylrea, John Taubman

[Ref SSS May 1747 #49] LV Oct 1749


  1. This is the first evidence of Thomas Mcylrea in Braddan, apart from it being his nominated residence in an earlier mortgage. By now, Thomas might have been in his late 30s - early 40s; he was married to Jane Karran and had one surviving child, Isabel baptised 1735 whose baptismal entry also had the notation "Balla mi Claghyn"
  2. Three days before this purchase, Thomas Mylrea assigned an £8/-/- mortgage he had over a parcel of Ballacooiley land in Ballaugh

  3. Thomas paid £26/10/- for this Braddan land in 1746; sold it for £27/-/- to Thomas Cubbon in 1747; then repurchased it in 1748 before finally selling it off in 1756
  4. The lands were on Balla Fletcher estate in the quarterland of Balla oates in the treen of Castleward
  5. This contract was one of many transactions conducted by Thomas in Braddan, and in German, over the next two decades
  6. He was most probably the son of William, the youngest son of William Mylrea & Ann Christian, and Ellinor Quayle although there is little evidence to support this hypothesis

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