PURCHASE - 1806 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I John Fargher of the parish of KK Lonan for and in consideration of the sum of one pound British to me in hand paid by William Mylrea of the aforesaid parish of KK Lonan, taylor, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself there with paid as well as for and in consideration of the rents and covenants hereinafter mentioned and reserved

Hath granted, bargained, sold and passed over and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell and absolutely pass over forever unto the said William Mylrea a brow in the south end of my estate in Baldrine adjoining the road that leads from Laxey to the mountain in the south-west, to the road that leads from Laxey to the new mill, in the north-east to the road that belongs to my estate in the north and runs along the even ground in the north west as the said brow runs along to the said road that leads from said mountain to said Laxey in the said south-west end together with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, privileges and advantages to the same belonging or appertaining

To have and to hold to him the said William Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from henceforth forever, he the said William Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yielding and paying therefore and thereout yearly and every year forever to the noble Lord of the Isle, his heirs and successors such yearly Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest will settle and proportion thereon with such other dues and services as may be incumbent on the premises to pay yearly as also yielding and paying to the said John Fargher, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the clear yearly rent of four pence Manks on the first day of November in each year from hence forward for ……………………………(missing text0 …………… witnesseth and the agreement is such that the said William Mylrea, his executors, administrators and assigns paying the above reserved yearly rents in manner above mentioned and performing all other covenants herein mentioned which on his part are and ought to be performed

May peaceably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy all and singular the hereby granted and sold premises forever according to the true intent and meaning of these premises without the let suit, hindrance, molestation or disturbance of the said John Fargher, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns or of any other person or persons whatsoever.

For true and faithful performance of all herein contained each party binds him, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of one hundred pounds sterling to be recovered by the party performing this bargain and sale from the party failing in the performance thereof as all fines and forfeitures are within this Isle. In witness whereof said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this 10th day of May in the year of our Lord 1806. John Fargher my X

Signed and delivered in presence of us Edward Cain, John Cowle

At Douglas the 18 April 1812 John Fargher the executing party to the before written Deed of Sale acknowledged the same to be his proper act and deed and to have received the consideration therein mentioned. Before me Norris Moore

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas 2nd May 1818 The before written Deed of Sale having been acknowledged before a Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore ordered to be recorded.J.M'Hutchin

[Ref: NSS May 1818 #61]


  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. William Mylrea snr was the third and youngest son of Edward Mylrea & Dorothy Fargher als Kewley, and born 1780 in Lonan
  3. He was variously a tailor, hatter, publican and farmer
  4. He married Ann Fargher in 1804 and the couple had 5 children recorded:
    • Ann 1807, married Thomas Topliss 1825
    • Margaret 1809, married John Kewley 1827
    • William jnr 1811, married Jane Killip 1838
    • Thomas 1817, went to the USA, became a farmer and began a new dynasty MILLREA
    • Jane 1819, might have married Philip Fargher 1838 who died almost immediately, and then she might have married Robert Lewney
  5. The seller was William's father-in-law. A John Fargher of Baldrine had a daughter Ann baptised in 1780 in Lonan
  6. William's first wife, Ann Fargher, died in 1837, after which he married Anne Cowley als Gelling in 1840. She had two children at the time of the marriage
  7. One child from his second marriage, Catherine, born 1840, married James Clague, a miner, in 1860 in Lonan
  8. From this document, we find out that William Mylrea snr was a tailor, a profession pursued by his older brother, Thomas, and with great success by his nephew Philip ( perhaps also by his father, Edward)
  9. William snr was 2 years married when he purchased this small piece of land, and it was the first of several land transactions that led to a degree of prosperity in the family
  10. In 1808, William was "presented" for selling ale on a Sunday which might indicate that he drew some of his wealth from being a publican of sorts. Pigot's Directory 1837 listed William Millrea as keeping a public house in Laxey Glen

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