SALE - 1860 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that William Mylerea of Laxey Glen in the parish of Lonan by and with the consent of Jane, his wife, testified by her executing these presents for and in consideration of the sum of twelve pounds sterling to him in hand paid by Richard Rowe of the parish of Lonan, mining agent, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged

Hath therefore given, granted, bargained, alienated, and sold and by these presents doth give, grant, alienate and forever absolutely sell unto him the said Richard Rowe, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns a plot or parcel of land situate in Laxey Glen in the parish of Lonan aforesaid and commonly called and known by the name of Brough ny Arnane and adjoining the land of the said Richard Rowe on the west, on the south by the Glenroy River, on the east by the bridge at the Glen School, and on the north by the road leading from Baljean to Laxey and subject to such Chief Rent as the Setting Quest may see proper thereon

To have and to hold the said sold premises with the several appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining he the said Richard Rowe commencing possession from the date hereof and the said William Mylerea doth hereby, for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns covenant, promise and engage to and with the said Richard Rowe, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that he the said William Mylerea with the consent of Jane his wife aforesaid hath good right, full power and lawful authority to sell, dispose and convey the said premises in the form and manner aforesaid and that he the said William Mylerea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns shall and will warrant, uphold and defend the said Richard Rowe, his heirs and assigns in the quiet and peaceable possession of the same against the claim, challenge or demand of all and every person or persons whomsoever

And for the true and faithful performance hereof the said William Mylerea bind himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns firmly by these presents in witness whereof he hath hereunto subscribed his name this the seventeenth day of September one thousand, eight hundred and sixty 1860. William Mylrea, Jane Mylerea her mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of William Smith, Robert Kelly

At Douglas the 6th October 1860 Robert Kelly one of the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the foregoing Deed who is known to me made oath that William Mylrea and Jane Mylrea the executing parties thereto duly signed the same in deponent’s presence and in presence of William Smith, the other witness. Before me Stenhouse Wilson

Registry Office 6 October 1860 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of eleven o’clock forenoon 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 5 page 93 No 1114. JCBWatts, D.R

[Ref: Oct 1860 #17]


  1. Mylrea's Terrace, Laxey
  2. William Mylrea jnr was the older son of William Mylrea snr & Ann Fargher, and born 1811 in Lonan. HIs 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
    • 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 was 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. Slater's Directory 1846 identifies a William Mylrea as a banker in Laxey but it could have been either William snr or William jnr
  8. One of these Williams was an active member of the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Lonan
  9. By the time he died, William jnr had amassed quite a portfolio of property. In the period 1840-1860 he took several mortgages and sold several pieces of land, perhaps making the transition from farm land to urban land. Unfortunately only 4 of their 9 offspring lived to adulthood to share in their parents' good fortune

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