PURCHASE - 1832 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I James Quayle of the parish of KK Lonan with the joint consent and approbation of my wife Ann Quayle als White divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for and in consideration of the sum of nine pounds nine shillings British to me in hand already paid or satisfied, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge at, by and from the hands of William Mylroie of said parish

Have therefore given, granted, bargained, alienated, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, alienate, pass over and forever absolutely sell from me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said William Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns a certain part of my garden situate in Laxey in foresaid parish of KK Lonan and adjoining the rent of Joseph Skillicorn on the north, to the main road on the east or south-east, and to the rent of John Casement on the south, and to my own rent on the south west, adjoining the midden or dunghill as part of the hedge stands, and on a line as said hedge stands unto the rent of Thomas Toplis and Co, and northward adjoining said rent unto a big stone in said boundary near a turn in said fence and adjoining my own rent on the north and Joseph Skillicorn on the east

To have and to hold the foresaid premises forever, commencing from the day of the date hereof, with all ways, waters, watercourses, rights, liberties, members and appurtenances unto the same belonging or in anywise appertaining, he the said William Mylroie paying the chief rent of three pence yearly and all boons, suits, and services at the times and seasons usually accustomed

And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the before written Deed of Sale I bind myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of twenty pounds British to be levied and paid according to law

Witness our subscription this 20th day of February and the year of our Lord 1832. James Quayle, Ann Quayle her X

Signed and delivered in presents of William Milburn, Thomas Hogg X

At Douglas 20th October 1832 James Quayle and Ann Quayle acknowledged the before going Deed of Sale to be their proper act and deed. Before me J Quirk

At a Court holden at Douglas the 26th April 1834

The before going Deed of Sale having been acknowledged before a High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is ordered to be recorded J Quirk

[Ref: NSS May 1834 #54]


  1. ALL COLBY - Close Moar
  2. William was the son of David Mylroie jnr & Catherine Quayle, and born 1803 in Lonan
  3. He was their fourth son (second surviving), and he married Jane Gelling in 1829
  4. William & Jane had 8 children in all, three who probably died in childhood, the remaining 5 migrating to the USA where they established a branch of the Close Moar Mylroie clan
  5. William was probably the nephew of James Quayle who was a blacksmith. He paid £9/9/- for a part of Cottage Allotment #31 in the village of Laxey, for which he paid 3d rent pa
  6. He expanded his holding in 1840 by purchasing more of the tenancy to Cottage Allotment #31 for which he paid £4/-/-, about half of what he paid to Quayle in 1832 so perhaps his rent was about 1d p
  7. in 1841, William borrowed £40 from John Gill, nominating the rent to be 2½dd pa so it would not have been the entire holding purchased from Quayle. It would seem that William could not repay the debt because in 1842, LV 1864 records that part of the property (at least) was in the hands of the coroner and sold. Within 2 years, Robert Mylroie, William's younger brother, was the tenant of that part of #31 paying 1d rent pa
  8. William was a baker in Laxey, and died at the age of 45 in 1848


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