CHARLES McYLREA jnr to Thomas Cain jnr

Sale - 1754 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I Charles McYlrea of Fildraw Mooar in the parish of KK Malew with the full and free consent and assent of Mary McYlrea als Bridson my wife divers good causes us hereunto moving but more chiefly for and in consideration of the full and just sum of three pounds four shillings currency of this Isle to be paid upon demand at, from and by the hands of our loving friend Thomas Cain jnr of Fildraw beg the said parish have given, granted, bargained, alienated and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, alienate and forever absolutely sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said Thomas Cain his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns a certain parcel of our tenement of Fildraw Mooar aforesaid called by the name of Injage-ey-Chrink together with a small parcel of the said tenement being part of the Ballaquane as marked out by both parties all joining to the said Cain’s land to be of the annual Abbey rent as the Setting Quest of the parish will settle thereon to have and to hold unto him the said Thomas Cain his heirs and assigns the beforegranted premises with the profits and issues thereon forever with all ways, waters and watercourses, easements, liberties, profits, advantages and appertenances in anywise belonging and appertaining to the same yielding and paying the annual rent as aforesaid together with all dues and duties, boons, suits and services that now is or shall be incumbent on the premises at times and seasons accustomed and I the said Charles McYlrea and Mary my wife do covenant and promise to secure and defend the premises unto the said Thomas Cain his heirs and assigns and to awarrant and uphold the same against all persons pretending claims thereunto and cause the said Thomas Cain’s name to be entered tenant according to law and do further engage to do, perform, execute and fulfil any or act, deed or instrument that the said Cain shall think necessary or that shall be requisite in law to strengthen these presents which to all intents and purposes is an absolute sale and conveyance of our right and title of the premises which we now have or forever hereafter shall or may have to the same and for the punctual performance of all and singular the premises I the said Charles McYlrea and Mary my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of twenty pounds to be levied according to law In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our names and marks this ninth day of February 1754 Charles McYlrea, Mary McYlrea her mark X

Witnesses present and signed and delivered in their presence Robert Bridson my X, Robert Quayle

22nd March 1754 Charles McYlrea and Mary McYlrea acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed and aksi ti be paid the full consideration money therein mentioned before me John Taubman

We the Setting Quest of the Abbey lands of KK Malew being charged by the worshipful Deemster Taubman’s authority in the suit of Thomas Cain to settlement and customs on the within Bill of Sale and accordingly we having viewed the premises and do settle on the same one halfpenny rent and this we return for our ….. in the premises As witness our subscriptions this 30th April 1754 Thomas Cain, William Taggart, Nicholas Harrison, Henry Clucas

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 28th May 1757 the beforegoing Bill 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 according to law John Taubman, Dan Mylrea, John Quayle, Dan Lace

[Ref: SSS May 1757 #88]


  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. Son Charles died in infancy; nothing is known about the other four sons
  5. This Sale involves only a very small piece of Fildraw land. However, later the same year, Charles sold of a large part of Fildraw, a sure sign that Charle's financial woes continued to plague him
  6. The purchaser was probably a relative of Charles's, a cousin?, son of Ann McYlrea who had bought small pieced of Fildraw from her father in 1722 and 1725. She married Thomas Cain in 1725
  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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Last updated: August 2013