SALE - 1714 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I William Mylrea of Ballasalley within the parish of KK Malew divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of eight pounds ten shillings current money of this Isle to me in hand paid at and before the signing hereof from my loving neighbour John Cotteman of the same parish of KK Malew have given granted bargained alienated passed over and sold and do by these presents give grant bargain alienate pass over and absolutely sell unto the said John Cotteman his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever my house and garden in Ballasalley with a small croft belonging unto it adjoining unto the land of William Caveen on the one side and widow Hethoe on the other side of the yearly rent of twelve pence of thereabouts to have and to hold all and every the courses easements liberties profits and advantages thereunto belonging with all the estate profits tenant property and interest that I now have or hereafter may have unto the same or any part parcel or member thereof unto him the said John Cotteman his heirs executors administrators or assigns forever without the … … hindrance or disturbance of me the said William Mylrea my heirs, executors, administrators or assigns or any other person or persons whatsoever claiming from by or under me or by any act or procurement had or made or to be had or made by me to the contrary hereof in anywise the rights of the Right Honourable the Lord of this Isle only excepted he the said John Cotteman or his assigns paying yearly and every year unto the Right Honourable Lord of this Isle the annual rent of twelve pence or such as the Setting Enquest shall settle upon it premises and I the said William Mylrea do hereby covenant and oblige myself my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to procure and defent him the said John Cotteman his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the peaceable and quiet enjoyment and possession of the premises and its appurtenances against all manner of persons whatsoever and that the same is freely and clearly acquitted and discharged of and from all manner of favour, gifts, grants, bargains …. or other encumberances but what is herein made and set down and also that I the said William Mylrea my heirs and assigns shall and will from time to time and at all times herefrom do execute, make, perform and fulfil or cause to be done executed, performed and fulfilled all and every such further or other act and things conveyance or assurance whatsoever that shall be thought necessary to be done or performed for the better settling or suremaking of the premises unto the said John Cotteman his heirs and assigns be it to procure the worshipful court’s confirmation hereof and to have his name entered as tenant in the Lord’s Rental or any other thing that shall be required to be done by the laws and customs of this Island and for the true and faithful performance hereof and of every covenant clause article or sentence herein mentioned I the said William Mylrea do bind myself my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of twenty pounds sterling the one half thereof to be paid to the Right Honourable Lord of Isle and the other half to the said John Cotteman his heirs or assigns

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my mark unto my name this 25th of October 1714 William Mylrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us William Taylor my mark X, John Bridson

20th ... 1714 William Mylrea hath acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be his voluntary act and deed before me Dan Mylrea

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 25 May 1715 The within Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster Mylrea and now published in open court and no objection against it the same is allowed of and confirmed according to law Alex Horne, Dan Mylrea, J.Rowe, William Sedden

[Ref: SSS May 1715 #54]


  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. William inherited the family estate and his subsequent land dealings indicate he held several fields and buildings. His father had inherited houses and lands from mother, Issable Milera, in 1648
  4. He married Cathrine Bridson in 1680, a few weeks before his father died
  5. William & Cathrin had children 1681 (Isabel) & 1683 (John); both died of smallpox with days of eachother in 1685
  6. His wife Cathrin Inyreah als Bridson died 1688
  7. 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" (A Manx Notebook)
  8. He had previously sold two parcels of land known as Garry Wainright and Cule Cam (1705)
  9. William died 1718, leaving more land to his niece, the daughter of his sister who had married Harrison
  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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