MORTGAGE - 1889 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that Thomas Joseph Mylroi of Ballacosney in the parish of Lonan, farmer, is held and firmly bound unto George Quayle of Old Laxey in the parish of Lonan, Secretary of the Old Laxey Equitable Cooperative Society, in the principal sum of thirty pounds sterling to the payment whereof with interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per annum such interest to be paid yearly and all costs and charges attending these presents and any assignment or assignments thereof well and truly to be made unto the said George Quayle, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the said Thomas Joseph Mylrea binds and obliges himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns firmly by these presents and for the further and better security of the said George Quayle in the premises:

Further know ye that the said Thomas Joseph Mylrea has given, granted and passed over in security and by these presents do give, grant, transfer and pass over in security unto the said George Quayle all and singular the whole of his lands and premises called Ballacosney, situate in the said parish of Lonan to have and to hold the said lands and premises of Ballacosney with all buildings thereon unto the said George Quayle until the said sum of thirty pounds with all interest, costs and charges aforesaid be fully paid off and discharged provided always that the said principal sum money shall not be paid off or called in unless the party requiring to call in or pay off the same shall give three calendar months previous notice in writing to the other party and that such notice when given by one party shall operate for the benefit of the other party and for the true and faithful performance hereof Thomas Joseph Mylroi hereby binds and obliges himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns by these presents. In witness whereof the said Thomas Joseph Mylroi has hereunto subscribed his name this the eight day of February in the year one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-nine (1889). Thomas Joseph his mark X Mylroi

Signed and delivered of John Thomas Cowin, Laxey, John Callow, Laxey

At Douglas 13 February 1889 John Thomas Cowin one of the witnesses to the execution of the foregoing Deed (who is known to me) made oath that Thomas Joseph Mylroi the party thereto duly signed the same in deponent’s presence and in presence of John Callow the other witness it having been first read to him. Before me …. Harris, High Bailiff of Douglas

Registry Office of Deeds 13 February 1889 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of twelve o’clock noon received by me at this Office for the purpose of being registered and recorded according to law and that the same is duly registered, recorded and entered in the Requisition Book eleven, page 235, No. 3050. Frank J. Johnson, D. Reg

Registry Office 11 September 1894 the assignment from George Quayle to Daniel Mylroi dated 3 September 1894 received this day recorded in September 1895 No 7. Frank J. Johnson, D. Reg

[Ref: Feb 1889 #57 Lonan]


  1. ALIA COLBY - Ballacosney (2)
  2. Thomas Joseph b1840 was the only son of Joseph Mylroie & Margaret Kinread who held Ballacosney Farm in Lonan
  3. He married Elizabeth Kneale in 1889 in Onchan when he was almost 50 years of age
  4. They had two children: Margaret Ann (1890) & Thomas Joseph jnr (1896)
  5. This was the second mortgage that Thomas Joseph took over his estate, and assigned eventually owned by Daniel Mylroie, his second cousin, who held his first mortgage
  6. Thomas Joseph snr died in 1906
  7. His family separated and went into service after his death: wife Elizabeth was working as a housekeeper in 1911, daughter Margaret Ann as a servant, and son Thomas Joseph jnr as a farm labourer. Ballacosney Farm was no longer occupied by Thomas Joseph's family
  8. Margaret Ann married John Hughes in Liverpool in 1919

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