SETTLEMENT - 1782 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Quine of the parish of KK Lonan for the affection I have and do bear towards William Mylroie and Ann Mylroie als Quark his wife have given granted and settled and by these presents do give, grant, confirm and settle upon William Mylroie and Ann his wife a certain house which he the said William Mylroie has built upon my land, a part of the Croit Lour pf the aforesaid Thomas Quine and Margaret my wife by the road that leads from Laxey to Gretch situate in the aforesaid parish

To have and to hold unto them the said William Mylroie and Ann his wife for forty years on a yearly rent of two pence and I the said Thomas Quine and wife to hereby firmly bind and oblige myself, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of 10 pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law

As witness my subscription this 26th November 1782. Thomas Quine and Margaret his wife

Witnesses present William Quark, Jane Kermod X

29th April, 1789 William Quark and Jane Kermod made oath that they were present when Thomas Quine and Margaret his wife executed the foregoing instrument. Before me John Cosnahan

At a Court Baron holden in Douglas for Garff Sheading this 24th May 1790 The beforewritten Deed of Settlement having been proved before the High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it, the same is therefore allowed of and confirmed. Richard Clague, Thomas Moore

Ref: N/SSS May 1790 # 56


  1. ALL COLBY - Ballacallister
  2. William was the second surviving son of John Mylroie & Margaret Clague, baptised in Lonan in 1754
  3. He married Ann Quark in 1781 and the couple had two daughters, Margaret (1783) & Ann (1785)
  4. William died in 1787, only 33 years old
  5. William had previously been gifted a house that he built on the lands of Thomas Quark
  6. This current contract gifts another house, this time on William built on the lands of Thomas Quine, which was in the same area as the gifted Quark house, that is, on the road between Laxey and Gretch/Grettest
  7. William's father in law would in 1785 grant William tenancy of the garden adjoining the house mentioned in the previous Quark contract
  8. Nothing survivies to indicate how William made a living but with a house and garden (rather than Intack or quarterland), he was most likely a resident of Laxey village
  9. Daughters Margaret might have married Edmund Clark in 1801 and Ann, John Corlett 1807 in Lonan
  10. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1786 A 1 QUARK Thomas [bur Lon 17860224] croft quark; sist Margt; sibs John + Anne; mo Alice w/o Wm

1797 A 6 QUINE Thomas [?bur] d apr 1797; wife Margt als Hanton; son Wm, dau Ann Box als Quine, Margt,Isabella, Mary, Jane

1805-1 E QUARK William d 23 Mar 1804; son John had settl; dau Ann + Margt

1808 A 1 QUARK Alice dated 20 Nov 1807; dau Ann exex

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