SALE - 1705 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I William McYlera of Ballasalley in the parish of KK Malew divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of two pounds fourteen shillings and ninepence thereunto me in hand paid at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents by Christopher Harrison of Ballasalley aforesaid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and thereof and every part thereof doth hereby fully acquit and discharge him the said Christopher Harrison his heirs and assigns have given granted passed over and sold and do by these presents give grant pass over and forever absolutely sell to the said Christopher Harrison his heirs executors administrators and assigns all the right title and interest that I now have or hereafter may have of in and unto a certain close or piece of Garry ground called by the name of Garry Wainright of the yearly rent of one shilling and one penny and two black dogs (Lord’s Intack or thereabouts he the said Christopher Harrison and John Quakin having the other two parts of the said close also one piece of Abbey Lands commonly called Cule Cam of the yearly rent of ninepence adjoining to a parcel of Abbey Lands called by the said name of Cule cam belonging already unto the said Christopher Harrison to have and to hold the said premises unto the said Christopher Harrison with all ways, easements, liberties, properties and advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging from me my heirs and assigns forever hereby covenanting for myself my executors, administrators and assigns to secure and keep … the said Christopher Harrison his heirs and assigns in the full and quiet possession of the above mentioned parcels of land from the claim title or pretension of my self or any other person or persons whatever for by or under me the Right Honourable the Lord of this Isle only excepted He the said Christopher Harrison yielding and paying unto the Lord of this Isle the yearly rents aforesaid with all dues, duties and services due and payable out of the same and I do hereby likewise promise and oblige myself to procure the worshipful Officer’s confirmation hereunto and to have the premises secured to him the said Christopher Harrison and his name entered as tenant to the same according to the law of this Island and for the true and faithful performance hereof and of every part and parcel hereof I do hereby bind myself and heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of six pounds sterling the one half to the Right Honourable the Lord of this Isle and the other half to the said Christopher Harrison his heirs and assigns

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th of November 1705 William Mylrea my mark X and seal

Sealed and delivered in presence of us W.Thompson and Heny Taylor my mark X

We the Setting Quest of the Abbey Lands of KK Malew do certify that the ninepence rent mentioned in the within Bill of Sale is the rent payable out of that parcel which is sold by the within William Mylrea to the within Christopher Harrison and now … as witness our hands and marks this 4th of June 1706 Will Harrison my mark X, Nicholas Harrison, John Shimmin my mark X, John Quaile my mark X

At the Abbey Court holden the 4th June 1706 the above William Mylrea came into Court and acknowledged the before Bill of Sale to be his voluntary act and deed therefore the same is allowed of and confirmed according to law Robert Mawdsley, J.Rowe, William Sedden, John Parr

[Ref: SSS 1706 #25]


  1. Ballasalley
  2. William Mylrea was born 1653, the only son of John McYllria. His mother was Cathrin Norris als Caveene, and his uncles Martin & Thomas Mylrea
  3. He inherited the family estate from his parents when his father died in 1680, and his land dealings indicate he held several fields and buildings. His father had inherited houses and lands from mother, Issable Milera
  4. William married Cathrin Bridson in 1680 just a few weeks before his father died
  5. William & Caterin had children 1681 (Isabel) & 1683 (John); both died of smallpox with days of each other in 1685. William's wife died three years later. He did not remarry
  6. William is mentioned in the 1704 Composition Book " for part of the said croft called Coole Cam of 9d rent and for a house and garden 6d rent and for some few butts of land thereunto belonging of 6d rent of these rents amounting to 1s 4d there was only compounded for in 1666 1s 7d by Jo Mylrea Fine for the same was 20s 2d years determined so pays"
  7. 1714 William sold his house and gardens, and a croft
  8. William died 1718 and still had land to leave to his niece, the daughter of his sister who had married Harrison
  9. The Christopher Harrison who is the purchaser in this arrangement might be William's brother in law
  10. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  11. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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