THOMAS McYLREA et al to Robert Kelly

SALE - 1756 (Braddan)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Mcylrea and Jane my wife and William Cain and Isabel my wife divers good causes and valuable considerations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the just and entire sum of nineteen pounds Manks .... currency to be paid at or before the first day of September next at, by and from the hands of Robert Kelly of the parish of KK Braddan have given, granted, alienated, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and forever absolutely sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns a certain parcel of land situate in the said parish and part of the Quarterland of Balla-oates adjoining to Mr Philip Moore’s land on the west, to Thomas Cubbon’s rent on the south to William Corlett’s rent on the east, and to William Creer’s on the north

To have and to hold unto him the said parcel of ground with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and advantages thereunto belonging, he the said Robert Kelly, his heirs and assigns yielding and paying the honourable Lord’s Rent with all suits and services due and payable our of the premises at the times and seasons usual and accustomed and as the Setting Quest shall settle and allot thereon, we the said Thomas Mylrea and Jane my wife and William Cain and Isabel my wife do oblige our selves, our heirs and assigns to uphold, awarrant and defend the premises against the claim, challenge or demand of any person or persons whatsoever and it is also agreed upon that if any of William Cain’s or Isabel his wife’s issue at any time hereafter molest or disturb the said Robert Kelly or his assigns in the said premises, then and in that case we the said Thomas Mcylrea and Jane my wife do give up, surrender, and forever absolutely sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns half the right, title and property that we now have or hereafter may have in lieu for the foresaid premises of the estate called Moaney Moar in KK German

For the true and faithful performance hereof all parties involved do hereby bind and oblige themselves, our heirs and assigns in the penalty of one hundred pounds to be levied and paid in the nature of all fines paid within this Isle. As witness our names and marks this 26th June 1756 Thomas Mylrea my mark X, Jane Mylrea my mark X, William Caine, Isabel Caine her mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us James Cowin my mark X, William Stole, William Corlett my mark X, Margaret Callow her mark X, John Stevenson

4th October 1756 Thomas Mylrea, William Cain and Isabel Cain acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed, James Cowin and William Corlett two of the subscribing witnesses made oath that Jane Mylrea duly executed the same as her proper act and deed in their presence. Thomas Mylrea and William Cain acknowledged 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 on the beforegoing Bill of Sale is two pence farthing. This we return for our answer 8th day of October 1757 William Cubbon, John Gellin, Robert Kermod, Robert Kelly

At a Sheading holden at Castle Rushen the 18th October 1757 The beforegoing 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 Basil Cochrane, Dan Mylrea, John Quayle, John Frissell, John Taubman, Dan Lace

[Ref SSS Oct 1757 #59]


  1. This is a family affair. William Cain was the husband of Isabel Mylrea, Thomas's daughter and only child baptised in 1735 whose baptismal entry also had the notation "Balla mi Claghyn"
  2. The previous year, Thomas purchased a property called Moaney Moar from William Cain et al, the same property being offered up as security in this current contract
  3. The land involved in this contract was about half of what Thomas had purchased from Thomas Cubbon in 1748. It was in the parish of Braddan, on the treen of Castleward and in the quarterland of Balla-oates
  4. Thomas sold this and another parcel (to William Corlett) on the same day in 1756 - in total, all of what he had purchased from Thomas Cubbon in 1748
  5. The lands had originally been contributed by Thomas to his daughter Isabel's Marriage Contract in 1753 which is why William and Isabel are involved in this sale
  6. Subequently Thomas and Jane left Braddan and took up residence in KK German on Moaney Moar estate where daugher Isabel and husband William Cain resided with their family. Thomas essentially gifted half of the Moaney Moar estage to Isabel & William in 1758
  7. 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
  8. Thomas was the husband of Jane Karran. No marriage record survives but presumably in the early 1730s. Daughter Isabel was baptised 1735
  9. These transactions were not recorded in LV within a decade of their taking place although records might have been lost

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