SALE - 1738 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Mylrea of the parish of Ballaugh with the joint consent of Isabel Mylrea als Killip my wife divers good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but especially for the consideration of eight pounds currency of this Isle one half or moiety of which to be paid us at the worshipful Deemster’s attestation of these presents and the other moiety thereof at the peaceable possessing of the whole premises hereafter mentioned by our worthy friend Mr William Bridson, rector of the said parish, have alienated, passed over and sold and by these presents do alienate, pass over and forever absolutely sell from us, our heirs and assigns unto the said Mr William Bridson, his heirs and assigns all our right, title and interest that we now have and hereafter may have in and unto all and every of the cottage and Intack lands and the edifices thereon wherein our late father William Mylrea dwelt, situate in the said parish and joining to Ballaugh Glebe land on the south, the croft called the Clark's Croft and Corvalley Quarterland on the west to Dan Cowle’s intack and the highway on the north and also to the said Glebe on the east side all of the rent of one shilling and threepence or thereabouts to have and to hold the promised parcels of Intack land and the edificies thereon unto him the said Mr William Bridson, his heirs and assigns taking commencement from the date of these presents together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging of what nature soever he the said Mr William Bridson, his heirs and assigns yielding and paying our Right Honourable Lord’s Rent at the accustomed season, together with all boons, suits and services and it is also agreed that I the said Thomas Mylrea and Isabel my wife do oblige our selves, heirs and assigns to maintain, awarrant and defend the premises unto the said Mr William Bridson, his heirs and assigns against the pretended title and interest of any person whatsoever. And for the true and faithful performance of the foregoing Bill of Sale and every clause and sentence therein I the foresaid Thomas Mylrea and Isabel Mylrea als Killip my wife do bind our selves, heirs and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of sixteen pounds to be levied and paid according to law. As witness our names and marks this 17th February 1738 Thomas Mylrea my mark X, Isabel Mylrea als Killip her X

Signed and delivered in presence of Robert Corlet his X, John Tear, Pat Craine

17th February 1738 Thomas Mylrea and Isabel Mylrea acknowledged the within and above 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 do certify the yearly Lord’s Rent of the premises to be one shilling and three pence. As witness our names and marks this 14th May 1739. Thomas Quayle my mark X, Pat Craine, William Corlett, John Tear

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 24th May 1739 The beforegoing Bill of Sale having been 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. John Murray, Dan Mylrea, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Cosnahan

[Ref: NSS May 1739 #27]

[LV 1743]


  1. Ballacooiley
  2. Inherited Ballacooiley when his uncle John died in 1739, died without issue. Thomas was the older son of William Mylrea and Isabel Killip
  3. Born in 1707, he married Isabel Killip 1734 Ballaugh; six children but only two surviving (John b1738, Mary b1744) when he died in 1745. Daughter Mary died 1748
  4. The land Thomas sells in this contract was inherited from his father, who died in 1733. Thomas was already the steward of Ballacooiley
  5. Thomas's son John was only 6 when Thomas died. The boy might have inherited Ballacooiley, but he was left with four mortgages as well
  6. Thomas's brother Nicholas Mylrea snr was probably the guiding influence for John as a boy. He helped the boy mortgage parts of the farm when he was 14 years old
  7. After Thomas's death, Isabel Mylrea als Killip married William Caine 1747
  8. Ballacooiley stayed in the family, John married Jane Clark in 1758 and Mylrea line of succession continued

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