SALE - 1858 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I William Mylrea of the parish of Lonan (by and with the consent of my wife Jane Mylrea testified by her becoming a party to and executing these presents) divers good causes me hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the just and full sum of thirty pounds British to me in hand paid the receipt whereof I do hereby own and acknowledge to have received at, by and from the hands of William Gelling of the parish of Malew at or before the execution of these presents

Have given, granted, bargained, confirmed, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, confirm, pass over and forever absolutely sell from me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said William Gelling, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular that house or cottage known by the name of The Fort’s Cottage situate on the Quarterland of Baldrine in the parish of Lonan and on the west side of the way or road leading from Laxey village to Laxey mines

To have and to hold unto him the said William Gelling, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the cottage aforesaid from the date hereof forever from me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the house or cottage aforesaid and the appurtenances thereunto belonging and the privileges and advantages thereunto pertaining he the said William Gelling yielding and paying the annual Lord’s or Chief Rent and all other boons, suits and services usual or shall be incumbent on the above named and hereby sold premises the said William Mylrea hereby covenants and agrees that he is in legal right and full authority to sell and dispose of said premises and doth further covenant to, awarrant and uphold the said William Gelling in quiet and peaceable possession of the same as witness

And for the true and faithful performance of these presents and the covenants and conditions herein contained the said William Mylrea doth hereby bind himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.

In witness whereof he hath hereunto subscribed his name this twelfth day of May one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-eight. William Mylrea, Jane Mylrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Philip Mylrea, William Christian

At Douglas 6 November 1858 William Mylrea and Jane Mylrea the executing parties to the foregoing Deed of Sale who are personally known to me acknowledged the same to be their proper act and deed. Before me Stenhouse Wilson

Registry Office 6 November 1858 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of twelve o’clock noon received by me at this Office for the purpose of being registered and recorded according to law and that the same is entered in the Requisition Book 4 page 310 No 3094. JCBWatts, D.R

[Ref: Nov 1858 #58]


  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. William Mylrea jnr was the older son of William Mylrea snr & Ann Fargher, and born 1811 in Lonan. Brother Thomas migrated to the US in the 1840s
  3. William jnr married Jane Killip in Lonan in 1838
  4. They had 9 children, 4 of whom were named in their joint will in 1883
    • Ann 1838-1851
    • Thomas 1841
    • Jane 1843, married John James Taylor, a miner
    • William 1845-1851
    • Margaret 1848, married James Crowe, a miner
    • Isabella 1850-1852
    • William 1852
    • Isabella 1854-1856
    • John 1857-1877
  5. Their youngest son John was listed as a scholar in the 1871, perhaps an indication that this child was destined for a future beyond the lead mines, at which his two older brothers were already working. Sadly, the boy died when he was 19
  6. William jnr lived in Laxey Glen and was variously described as a hatter or a farmer; his father William snr also lived in Laxey Glen, was a tailor in 1808, and listed in Pigot's Directory 1837 as keeping a public house in Laxey Glen
  7. One of these Williams was an active member of the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Lonan
  8. This transaction is associated with the lands originally purchased by William snr in 1808 & 1812 from his father in law, John Fargher. Earlier sales of these Baldrine lands occurred in 1840
  9. The Philip Mylrea who was one of the witnesses to this document might have been William's cousin, a stonemason in Douglas

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