SALE - 1816 (Ballaugh)

Know all men by these presents that I William Mylrea of the parish of Ballaugh by and with the consent and advice of Eleanor Mylrea als Cain my wife divers good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for and in consideration of the just and entire sum of ten pounds and ten shillings good and lawful money according to the currency of Great Britain to us in hand already paid and secured by, at and from the hands of John Craine of the parish of Ballaugh aforesaid, have therefore given, granted, bargained, sold and by these presents do give, grant, pass over and alienate and forever absolutely sell unto him the said John Craine all our whole right and title and interest in and unto those our enclosure of land of a long square of a part of one of our fields to the eastward of the high road, that leads from St Mary’s church to Ballaugh Brewery to measure thirty-five yards according to the Manks measure from the lands of Ballacorraige at present in the occupation of John Callister, northward adjoining the church high road on the west or front and the distance of fifteen yards according to the Manks measure aforesaid eastward by the said boundary, hedge or fence between the said field and the lands of Ballacorraige aforesaid and thence northward the said distance of thirty-five yards of the measure aforesaid and from the extremity of the thirty-five yards the distance of fifteen yards according to the said measure westward to the high road in the clear forming a long square of thirty-five yards in the front by fifteen yards backward in the form or manner before recited, to have and to hold unto the said John Craine, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the before mentioned premises with all and every its ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining forever as aforesaid commencing from the day of the date hereof, he the said purchaser yielding and paying the annual Chief Rent on the premises such as the Setting Quest shall adjust thereon and I the said William Mylrea and Elinor my wife aforesaid do bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to awarrant, maintain, defend and uphold him the said John Craine his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the peaceable possession of the premises against the pretended right, title, claim or demand of any person or persons whatsoever. And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the before going Deed of Sale we bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs and executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of twenty-one pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law and practice of this Isle. As witness our subscription this the 6th day of February one thousand eight hundred and sixteen 1816. William Mylrea, Ellinnerr Mylrea her mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of William Kaneen, Thomas Cowle

At Ballaugh 12th December 1816 Ellinor Mylrea one of the executing parties to the foregoing Deed of Sale acknowledged the same to be her proper act and deed and William Kaneen and Thomas Cowle the subscribing witnesses to the same made oath that William Mylrea the other party to the Deed duly signed and executed the same in the presence of the deponents and acknowledged the same to be his proper act and deed. Before me Hugh Clucas

We the Setting Quest of Ballaugh do settle and proportion on the premises mentioned in the beforegoing Deed of Sale to yield and pay the yearly Lord’s Rent of 1½d Quarterland rent. As witness our subscriptions this 15th day of April 1819. John Caine, John Caley, John Teare, William Cowley

At a Court Baron holden at KK Michael the 15th day of April 1819 The before written Deed having been proved before a High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore ordered to be recorded. J. McHutchin

[Ref: NSS May 1819 #6]


  1. Maybe the £200 debt William took in 1810 was too great a financial burden, and so he sold a small piece of the family estate in 1816 to get some breathing space. He had sold another small piece the previous month, both for a total value of £21/15/-
  2. By October, William was dead, drowned on 23rd October off Andreas, along with his younger, newly-married brother, James
  3. William left behind his wife Ellinor, and five children - William (b1812), Ann (b1807), Jane (b1809?), Elinor (b1811) and Margaret (b1813). Another child John was born 1817 after his father had died
  4. William's widow Ellinor took another mortgage with Thomas Kelly for £25 in 1821 against her share of the estate, which she would have inherited on William's death, and some years later the guardians of William jnr took a mortgage for £284 with Thomas Kelly, presumably to consolidate the debt over Ballacorraige and hopefully save the estate for William's son, William jnr
  5. However, the estate was sold, probably in the 1830s, to settle outstanding debts and there is no evidence of what might have happened to this Mylrea family

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