PURCHASE - 1766 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I Philip Fargher of KK Lonan with the joint consent and assent of Mary Fargher als Kneale my wife diverse good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for and in consideration of the just and entire sum of thirty pounds of good and lawful money according to the currency of this Isle forty shillings whereof being paid unto us at the signing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge by and from the hands of David Mylroie of the foresaid parish and the remaining sum of twenty eight pounds to be paid unto us by the said David Mylroie at the honourable Court’s confirmation hereof have given, granted, alienated, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and forever absolutely sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all and singular our right, title, interest and property of, in and unto a certain parcel of old Intack land being distinguished by the name The Close adjoining the rent of said David Mylroie on the west and north and to Robert Cowen’s rent on the south, situate in the said parish and of the annual Lord’s Rent of sixpence halfpenny or such rent as the Setting Quest of the parish shall proportion thereon to have and to hold the premises as the same is bounded and fenced with all ways and waters thereof accruing and all the premises belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said David Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from and after the date hereof to be fully possessed and enjoyed he the said David Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yielding and paying the annual Lord’s Rent with all boons, suits and services annually incumbent on the premises at the times and seasons accustomed I the said Philip Fargher and Mary my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to procure the worshipful Deemster’s attestation as also the honourable Court’s confirmation to this Bill of Sale and to do and perform all other acts and deeds which may be requisite and necessary for the further security of him the said David Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the pretended claim, challenge or demand of any manner of person or persons claiming any right or title to any part or parcel of the premises forever. And for the true and faithful performance of all and singular the beforegoing Bill of Sale and every clause and sentence therein contained I the said Philip Fargher and Mary my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto the said David Mylroie, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty and forfeiture of sixty pounds sterling to be levied and paid according to law and practice within this Isle. In witness whereof we have caused our names and marks to be hereunto set and subscribed this 17th day of December in the seventh year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the faith etc. Anno Domini 1766. Philip Fargher my mark X, Mary Fargher als Kneale my mark X.

Signed and duly executed by Philip Fargher and Mary Fargher als Kneale in the presence of Thomas Kinley my mark X, James Scarff

20th March 1767 Philip Fargher and Mary Fargher parties to the before written Bill of Sale acknowledged the same to be their voluntary act and deed as also to have received the sum of two pounds part of the consideration money therein mentioned. Before me Robert Heywood

At a Baron or Sheading Court holden in Douglas for Garff Sheading this 5th May 1770 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 offor and in the name of the most noble John Duke of Atholl and Charlotte Duchess of Atholl Lord and Lady of the Manor and confirmed by this Court. Dan Mylrea

Philip Fargher and Mary Fargher do acknowledge ourselves to be fully paid and satisfied according to our Bill of Sale at and from the hands of David Mylleroie beforementions this the 9th of November 1867 Philip Fargher and Mary Fargher our marks X

[Ref: NSS May 1770 #51]


  1. Close Moar
  2. David was the son of Richard & Isabel Moore, baptised in 1727 in Lonan. He married Margaret Kermott als Killey 4th November 1755. They had at least four children: Daniel [b1756-1771], Margaret [b1759], David [b1762] & James [b1764]
  3. Margaret was a widow with four children when she married David. From their Articles of Marriage, it would seem that David took no land or possessions into his marriage to Margaret Killey and that Close Moar was contributed by Margaret's parents.
  4. It is curious that this Bill of Sale is executed the same day as Margaret's father was buried. it looks as if, rather than the terms of the Marriage Contract being observed, David has had to purchase the Intack known as Close Moar, even though Margaret's father had said that "the said parcel of Intack to pass in the nature of inheritance unto the foresaid daughter Margaret and to her issue by her husband David Mylroie"
  5. In 1781, David & Margaret settled Close Moar on their son, David jnr who married Catherine Quayle 1789
  6. David died 1796 and Margarett MYLREOIE als KELLY (sic) was buried 26th December 1799
  7. In 1900, Close Moar was occupied by Thomas Joseph Mylrea, their great grand son
  8. 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
  9. Lonan marriages list the marriage of Philip Fargher & Mary KNACLE 1751

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