PURCHASE - 1752 (German)

Know all men by these presents that I William Whyte of Peeltown with the joint consent of Jane Whyte als Corris my wife divers good reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly for and in consideration of the full and just sum of one hundred and seventeen pounds of the currency of this isle to be unto us paid at the honourable Court’s confirmation of this Deed at, from and by the hands of Mr Thomas Mylrea of said town, Hen Mylchreest of KK German equally betwixt them the mortgages on the premises in the aforesaid sum included and to be discharged by the said Mr Mylrea and said Hen Mylchreest out of the sum upon the redemption of the same have given, granted, alienated, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, and absolutely forever sell unto them the said Mr Thomas Mylrea and Hen Mylchreest the meadow unto us properly belonging and known by the name of Curraugh Mollagh adjoining to Ballagarraghan’s land on all sides as well to Quarterland as Intack saving only on the south side to Crain ne Howne’s curraugh bearing the annual Intack rent of five pence or thereabouts from us, our heirs, executors and administrators to have and to hold unto them the said Mr Thomas Mylrea and Hen Mylchreest, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns equally betwixt them with all and every its appurtenances, easements, liberties, properties and advantages of what nature or kind soever belonging or in any wise appertaining forever commencing from Michaelmas next ensuing the date hereof they the said Mr Thomas Mylrea and Hen Mylchreest, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yielding and paying yearly and every year the said rent unto the Rt Honourable Lord of this Isle and his successors together with all other suits and services annually incumbent on the premises I the said William White with the consent aforesaid do bind and oblige myself to awarrant, maintain and defend the premises unto the said Mr Mylrea and said Mylchreest against the pretended title of any person or person hereafter claiming, suing or pretending right unto the premises or any part thereof also to procure the worshipful Deemster’s attestation the honourable Court’s confirmation hereunto and to act and do all and everything or things requisite in law for the said Mr Mylrea’s and said Mylchreest’s better security and for the punctual performance of all and singular the premises we the said William White and Jane my wife aforesaid do further bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty and forfeiture of three hundred pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law and practice within this Isle in such and like cases. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our names and marks this 2nd March 1752. William White, Jane White als Corris her mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us Thomas Cannell, Dan Clark

9th March 1752 William White and Jane White acknowledged the within Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed. Before me Dan Mylrea

Know all men by these presents that we, William White and Jane White, do hereby acknowledge to have received at and from the hands of Mr Thomas Mylrea and Hen Mylchreest the within named purchasers the sum of fifty-eight pounds being the full consideration money due unto us in consideration of the within Bill of Sale and do acquit and discharge them, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns of and from the same. As witness our subscriptions this 17th March 1752. William White, Jane White her X

Witnesses Thomas Cannell, Dan Clark

5th May 1752 William White acknowledged the above acquitance and discharge to be his voluntary act and deed. Before me Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 5th May 1752 The before going Bill of Sale 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. …………say, Dan Mylrea, Basil Cochran, John Taubman, John Quayle, Dan Mylrea

[Ref N/SSS May 1752 #10]


  1. This contract is for another purchase of land in Peel by Thomas Mylrea (in partnership with Hen Mylchreest) of Intack #7
  2. He had already acquired a house and adjoining lands in Peel in 1749, and this was probably to be the family home. He had also been gifted the neighbouring Intack #
  3. Thomas was the second son of Daniel Mylrea & Lucy Parry, baptised 1717 in Ballaugh; this was the Deemster/Archdeacon/MHK/Attorney General line; and they possessored of the Dollough estate
  4. He married Rose Savage in Patrick in 1743. 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 earlier records suggest only 1 client over a period of several years with several mortgages until the 1752 purchase from William White
  5. Thomas died in 1759, leaving four children of the eight that had been born to the couple
  6. 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
  7. Thomas's other son Thomas died in 1781, possibly at the Battle of Providien, not having married
  8. Thomas probably died in Ireland. Wife Rose went there at some stage after Thomas's death and died at Strangford in 1791
  9. Neither Thomas nor Rose were buried on the Isle of Man which tends to support the idea that they are both buried in Ireland
  10. The "Dan Mylrea"s mentioned in this document are probably Thomas's brother or father

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