THOMAS MYLREA to Thomas Cubon

SALE - 1747 (Braddan)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Mylrea of the parish of KK Braddan with the consent of Jane my wife, divers good causes and valuable considerations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the just sum of twenty-seven pounds to be paid unto us at or before the feast of St Michael the Archangel next at, by and from the hands of Thomas Cubbon of the said parish

Have given, granted, alienated and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and absolutely sell unto the said Thomas Cubon his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all our right, title and interest in and unto a parcel of land which we lately have purchased from Edward Tear by the name of Creggans and Clay Garey extending on a line as the upper hedge of the said Clay Garey is drawn as far as Mr Philip Moore’s purchase extends as also the one half of the benefit and profit of the way which leads from the south and of the above premises unto the Dark River, he the said Thomas Cubbon making and repairing the fences thereof in that course that they are now erected at the upper end of the said Creggans and so along downwards to the said Clay Garey aforementioned and at the lower and adjoining to Mr Philip Moore’s purchase and so far as the said Mr Moore’s purchase extends, together with all the field adjoining to Edward Tear’s meadow under his houses and adjoining to John Crain’s mortgage on the south, being of such yearly Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest shall settle thereon

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

And for performance hereof, I the said Thomas Mylrea and Jane my wife do bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of forty pounds to be levied according to law. As witness our marks to our names this 28th day of May 1747 Thomas Mylrea my mark X, Jane Mylrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us Edward Tear my mark X, John Stole

25th June 1747 Thomas Mylrea acknowledged the within Bill of Sale to be his voluntary act and deed, John Stole and Edward Tear the subscribing witnesses made oath that Jane Mylrea duly executed the said Deed in their presence. This before me John Taubman

At a Sheading Court holden at Castle Rushen the 11th October 1748 The within Bill of Sale being acknowledged and proved 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, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian, Dan Mylrea, John Taubman

[Ref SSS Oct 1748 #34]


  1. Thomas Mylrea had purchased this land in the previous year from Edward Tear in 1746 for £28/10/- . It was Thomas's first appearance in the district
  2. The next year, Thomas sold the land to Thomas Cubon for £27/-/- (this contract), and the year after, he bought it back from Cubon with some additional land for £36/10/-. He untimately sold the land in two parcels in 1756 for a total of £44/10/-
  3. The lands were on Balla Fletcher estate in the quarterland of Balla oates in the treen of Castleward
  4. Thomas was most probably the son of William, the son of William Mylrea & Ann Christian, and Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle although there is little evidence to support this hypothesis
  5. Thomas was the husband of Jane Karran. No marriage record survives but presumably in the early 1730s. He had one surviving child, Isabel baptised 1735 whose baptismal entry also had the notation "Balla mi Claghyn"

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