PURCHASE - 1808 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I Anne Crow otherwise Kneen of the Guilgagh in the parish of KK Andreas divers good causes and reasons me hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and forty-five pounds of good and lawful money according to the currency of Great Britain to me in hand now paid and satisfied by and from the hands of my nephew William Mylrea of Balla Corraige in the parish of Ballaugh

Have given, granted, bargained, confirmed and sold and by those presents do hereby give, grant, bargain, confirm and forever absolutely sell unto the said William Mylrea all and singular the whole of my proportion and part of the Quarterland of Balla Corraige situate in Ballaugh aforesaid and lately purchased by me from Nicholas Mylrea and Margaret Mylrea otherwise Kneen his wife as by a Deed of Sale to the aforesaid and bearing date 30th day of April one thousand eight hundred and eight may more fully appear

To have and to hold unto the said William Mylrea his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the said premises with all and every its buildings, edifices, easements, ways, waters, watercourses and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise pertaining forever as aforesaid commencing from the day of the date hereof He the said purchaser yielding and paying the annual Chief Rent of the premises with all boons, suits and services annually incumbent thereon and I the said Anne Crow do hereby awarrant, maintain and defend the said premises in the peaceable possession and enjoyment of the said William Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the right, title, claim, challenge and demand of all persons whomsoever, anything to the contrary notwithstanding

And for the faithful performance of all and singular the before written Deed of , I the said Anne Crow otherwise Kneen do bind and oblige myself my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of seven hundred pounds of the like currency to be levied and paid according to law.

As witness my subscription this sixth day of July one thousand eight hundred and eight 1808

Anne Crow otherwise Kneen my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Dan Stephen, John Stephen

Ramsey the 5th February 1820 Anne Crow the executing party to the beforewritten Deed of Sale acknowledged the same to be her proper act and deed. Before me Thomas W.Corlett

At a Court of Common Law holden the 15th February 1820 The foregoing Deed of Sale having been acknowledged before a High Bailiff and now openly recorded in the Court and no objection offered thereto the same is ordered to be recorded. J. Gawne

[Ref: CTD/HT 1820 #80]


  1. William was the oldest son (and heir-at-law) of Nicholas Mylrea jnr & Margaret als Kneen
  2. The vendor Anne Crow was Margaret's sister and William's aunt
  3. The land in question was Ballacorraige, the "Mylrea estate", purchased originally in 1740 by Nicholas Mylrea snr from his older brother Thomas, who had inherited the Ballacooiley estate
  4. Anne Crow had purchased Ballacorraige land for £345 in April 1808, and in this current transaction, she is selling it back to her nephew for the same amount
  5. The two transactions might have been an attempt to protect William's inheritance, perhaps from the financial woes of his parents. However it is far from clear what the state of the Mylrea estate was, given the number of mortgages and sales that had gone on (and continued to go on)
  6. In 1820, the sale from Nichlas jnr to Anne Crow, and the subsequent sale from Anne Crowe to William were revisited for some reason. By then Margaret Mylrea als Kneen, and William her son were both dead
  7. Over the next two decades, Ballacorraige was subject to several more mortgages, but the estate was eventually lost

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