Sale - 1851 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that Thomas Mylroie of the parish of Lonan divers good causes and valuable reasons moving me unto but chiefly for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds sterling in hand paid unto me by and from the hands of John Killip of the parish of Laxey aforesaid the receipt of the same is hereby acknowledged ……… do give, grant, pass over, bargain and sell and have by virtue of these presents given, granted, passed over, bargained and forever absolutely sold unto him John Killip, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular being a certain parcel of land in the Quarterland of Ballacollister in the parish of Lonan together with the houses and outoffices erected thereupon all and singular the whole of my right, title and interest unto the said parcel of land being bounded on the north by the rent of John Killip, in the east the rent of Patrick Killip, in the south the rent of John Cowley, in south-west the rent of the Quarterland of Ballakneale, and in the west and north-west the rent of Thomas Fargher and others to have and to hold unto him the said John Killip, his heirs, executors administrators and assigns all my right, title and interest unto the said houses and lands with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining from me, Thomas Mylroie, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever I Thomas Mylroie reserving for myself during my natural life the dwelling house, outhouses, two gardens, the Flatt stackyard and the little cronk allowing him John Killip the use of a cart road through the cronk to pass and repass to his own lands and upon the death or after my death he the said John Killip, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns is to enter and take possession of the whole of the reserved premises from the control of my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever the whole of the said premises bearing about three shillings annual Lord’s Rent and he John Killip yielding and paying all boons, suits and services encumbent on the same and it is hereby agreed that if any time I Thomas Mylroie do become desirous to let the parcel I do reserve during my natural life I hereby covenant let him the said John Killip have the first offer of the same and provided he will give a reasonable rent according to value for the same he John Killip is to have the same on rent and for the true and faithful performance of the same conditions, reservations and covenants herein mentioned I Thomas Mylroie bind myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of two hundred and eighty pounds to be levied and paid according to law. As witness my name this the third day of December one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-one. Thomas Mylroie his mark x

Signed and delivered in presence of witnesses John Killey, Joseph Clague

At Douglas 3rd December 1851 Thomas Mylroie the executing party to the foregoing Deed of Sale who is personally known to me acknowledged the same to be his proper act and deed. Before me JCBluett, H.B.

Register Office 3rd December 1851 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of one o’clock afternoon received by my at this Office for the purpose of being registered and recorded according to law and that the same is entered in the Requisition Book 2 page 307 No 2455. JCBWatts, D.R

[Ref: Dec 1851 #39]


  1. GRAWE (Grauff) - Ballacallister
  2. Thomas was the son of Thomas Mylrea & Mary Clague, and baptised 1782, Lonan
  3. He married Judith (Joney) Camaish 25 May 1805, Lonan
  4. His parents settled the family estate on Thomas through his Marriage Contract
  5. He and Judith had 7 children's baptisms recorded: Clague (1807), Ellinor (1808), John (1811), Jane (1814), Thomas (1817), James (1819), Elizabeth (1822)
  6. Clague married Elizabeth Lewney, John married Ann Quilleash, Thomas married Rosanna (or Ruth Hannah?) Kennedy, James married Catherine Crebbin
  7. This sale was of about half of the family estate to John Killip. Just over a decade later Thomas sold the other half to Killip
  8. Thomas had mortgaged the family estate several times prior to this sale, and did so at least twice after his sale, which suggests that he had money problems. Unfortunately not all of the Mortgage documents have survived
  9. Neither Thomas nor Judith left a will when they died in 1855 & 1852 respectively, so it is an open question what happened to the proceeds of the sale. Thomas worked as a farm labourer after the sale and all four sons were miners
  10. Documented transactions byt Thomas were as follows
    • 1839 - Thomas & Judith sold their Ballacallister tenancy to John Killip for £180
    • 1848 - Thomas mortgaged Mylroies Croft to John Killip for £20
    • 1848 - Thomas mortgaged "all and singular the whole of his estate" to James Kermode in for £17
    • 1851 - Thomas (alone) sold to John Killip for £140
  11. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

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