Sale - 1782 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Charles McYlrea of Fildraw Mooar in the parish of KK Malew for divers good causes and valuable considerations me hereunto moving but chiefly for in consideration of the full and just sum of ten pounds one shilling and two pence good and lawful money currency of this Isle five pounds and ten shillings of the aforesaid sum to be paid unto John Quayle jnr and William Cain towards discharging a debt on the premises hereafter mentioned and the remainder part of said sum of ten pounds to be paid unto me at the expiration of two months after the sale hereof at, by and from the hands of William Quaggin of said parish have given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presentsdo hereby give, grant, bargain, pass over and absolutely forever sell unto him the said William Quaggin all the right and title that I now have or hereafter may, might or can have in, of and unto all my concerns of houses and lands viz two houses and gardens with gardens with their appurtenances as they now stand in Fildraw Mooar aforesaid in said parish being Abbey lands of the yearly rent of one halfpenny or thereabouts and joining to the rent of John Corrin on the south and east to the high road on the west and to the rent of Thomas Gelling on the north east from me my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to have and to hold unto him the said William Quaggin his heirs, executors and assigns forever from the date hereof with all ways, water courses and properties to the same belonging he the said William Quaggin yielding and paying the annual Lord’s rent with all other dues, duties and customs annually incumbent on the premises and he the said Charles McYlrea do bind and oblige himself to uphold, maintain and defend the premises unto him the said William Quaggin against any manner of person or persons pretending to the contrary and to procure the worship Deemster’s attestation together with the honourable Court’s confirmation hereof and to do all thing or things necessary in law for the firmer confirmation of this Deed and for the true and faithful performance hereof of andd to do all other thing or things necessary in law for the firmer confirmation of this Deed and for the true and faithful performance and ........……… do hereby bind and oblige themselves their heirs executors administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of thirty pounds to be levied and paid according to law In witness whereof they have hereunto subscribed their names this 30th April 1782 Charles Mylrea

Signed and delivered in presence of us William Taggart my mark X, John Shimmin

1st May 1782 Charles McYlrea acknowledged the beforewritten Deed of Sale to be his proper act and deed and before me Thomas Moore

At a Court Baron or Abbey Court holden in the house of William Moore’s near Ballasalley this 18th day of November 1790 the beforewritten Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster 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: SSS Oct 1790 #60]


  1. Fildraw
  2. Charles jnr was the only surviving son born to Charles McYlrea snr & Margaret (als Kewley?)
  3. He married Mary Bell als Bridson c1736; five children Charles (1738-1741), John (1740), Robert (1742), William (1746), Thomas (1750)
  4. Mary died 1782; Charles jnr 1792. Apart from Charles who died as a small childn, nothing is known of the fate of the other sons
  5. The final sale - Charles sold the Fildraw house, all that remained of the Fildraw estate that was compounded by this great grandfather in 1666 but potentially held by the family for much longer. Mary had died a month before
  6. Where Charles jnr lived his last decade is unknown
  7. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  8. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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