PURCHASE - 1812 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I John Fargher of Baldrine in the parish of KK Lonan for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds sterling to me paid in hand at the execution of these presents by William Mylrea of the said parish, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge

Have given, granted, bargained, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell from me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all the right, title and interest that I have to a parcel or part of my tenement aforesaid namely the south half of the big the Flatt in the south end of my estate, adjoining the parcel of said estate the widow holds at present in the north, adjoining the brow the said William Mylrea purchased of me by Deed dated 10th May 1806 in the south-west and north-east together with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties, privileges 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 such Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest will settle and portion thereon with such other dues and services as may be incumbered on the said premises to pay yearly without the let suit, hindrance, molestation or disturbance of any person or persons whatsoever

And for the true and faithful performance of the within Bill of Sale I the said John Fargher do hereby bind and oblige myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of one hundred pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law.

As witness our names and marks this 28th day of November in the year of our Lord 1812. John Fargher my X

Signed and delivered in presence of James Brew, John Skillicorn

Douglas 29th October 1814 James Brew one of the subscribing witnesses to the before written Deed of Sale made oath that John Fargher the executing party thereto duly signed and executed the same in his presence and in the presence of John Skillicorn, the other witness now deceased. Before me Thomas Gawne

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas 2nd May 1818 The before written Deed of Sale having been proved 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 #56]


  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. William Mylrea snr 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 might have married Robert Lewney
  5. The sellerwas 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. This is the second purchase of land from John Fargher. The first was in 1806, and cost £1, compared to the current transaction which involved £30
  9. William snr undertook several land transactions over the years that led to a degree of prosperity in the family
  10. In 1808, he 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

Associated Documents

Last updated: Jan 2021