THOMAS MYLREA et al to William Corlett

SALE - 1756 (Braddan)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Myelrea of the parish of KK Braddan with the joint consent of Jane my wife and William Caine of KK German with the consent of Isabel my wife, divers good causes and valuable considerations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of twenty-five pounds and ten shillings Manks currency to be paid on or before the first day of September next at, by and from the hands of William Corlett 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 unto him the said William Corlett, his heirs and assigns all the right, property and interest that we now have or hereafter may have in and unto a certain parcel of ground situate in the aforesaid parish called by the names Airey Louin and the Garee, adjoining thereto being a part of the Quarterland of Balla-oates adjoining to the highway on the east, and to Ewan Key’s rent on the north, and Robert Kelly’s rent on the west and south

To have and to hold unto him the said William Corlett the said premises and all its appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, together with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and advantages thereunto appertaining, he the said William Corlett, his heirs and assigns yielding and paying the honourable Lord’s Rent with all boons, suites, dues, duties and services out 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 hereby bind oblige ourselves, 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 William Corlett or his assigns in the said premises, then and in that case we the said Thomas Myclrea 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 on liew 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, Robert Kelly

4th October 1756 James Cowin and Robert Kelly two of the subscribing witnesses to the within Bill of Sale made oath upon the Holy Evangelist that Jane Mylrea duly executed the same as her proper act and deed in their presence. Thomas Mylrea, William Cain and Isabel Cain acknowledged the same to be their voluntary act and deed and to [nothing more]

We the Setting Quest of KK Braddan do certify that the yearly Lord’s Rent on the beforegoing Bill of Sale is two pence and three farthings. This we return for our answer 8th day of October 1757 William Cubbon, John Gellin, Robert Kelly, Robert Kermod

At a Sheading holden at Castle Rushen the 24th October 1757 The beforegoing Bill of Sale being pproved and 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 Taubman, Dan Mylrea, Dan Lace, John Quayle, John Frissell

[Ref SSS Oct 1758 #35]


  1. This is a family affair. William Cain is the husband of Isabel Mylrea, Thomas's daughter and only child
  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 here was about half of what Thomas Mylrea 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 Robert Kelly) 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 estate 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 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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