Settlement - 1829 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I David Mylroie of the parish of KK Lonan with the consent of Catherine Mylroie als Quayle my wife divers good causes and reasons us hereunto moving but chiefly and more especially for the good will and affection we have and do bear unto our loving son and heir-at-law, James Mylroie

Have therefore given, granted, bargained, passed over and settled and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and forever absolutely settle from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said James Mylroie, his heirs executors, administrators and assigns the one half or moeity of that parcel of land known and called by the name of Close Moar together with the Intack belonging to the same situate in said parish, commencing possession on the twelfth of November next and the other half or moeity immediately after the decease of us the longest liver, the said David Mylroie and Catherine Mylroie

To have and to hold unto him the said James Mylroie his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the before mentioned, granted and settled premises with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, rights, members and appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining, he the said James Mylroie yielding and paying the Lord’s Rent and all boons, suits and services annually incumbent on the same accordingly

For the true and faithful performance hereof each party to each other do bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of seven hundred pounds British to be levied and paid according to law.  As witness our names hereunto subscribed this the 12th day of June 1829.

Before signing, errata in page the first the name of the fields of said Intack Cronk y ……., Cronk –y keep, Cronk haar heese and Cronk haar heesh – he the said James Mylroie is to make the one half of the mountain fence. 

David Mylroie his mark X, Catherine Mylroie her mark X, James Mylroie his mark
Signed and delivered in presence of James Skillicorn, John Quay
At Douglas 20th November 1830 James Skillicorn and John Quay the witnesses to the execution of the foregoing Settlement made oath on the Holy Evangelist that David Mylroie, Catherine Mylroie and James Mylroie the executing parties thereto duly signed the same in presence of deponents.  Before me J. Quirk

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas the 27th October the foregoing Deed having been proved before a High Bailiff and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is ordered to be recorded. J. Quirk

[Ref: NSS Oct 1832 #37]


  1. ALL COLBY - Close Moar
  2. James's grandfather, David snr, took no land or possessions into his marriage to widow Margaret Kermott als Killey, although the Killey family contributed a portion of the Close Moar intack to the marriage in 1755
  3. David snr expanded the family holdings in 1766
  4. In 1781, David snr settled the family estate on David jnr.
  5. This current Settlement is David jnr passing the family's estate on to his oldest son, James
  6. James married Margaret Teare in 1829 in Patrick, a week after this Settlement
  7. They had four children: Thomas b1830, Margaret b1833, Eliza b1836, Joseph b1839
  8. Unfortunately, James died in 1839 and before his father who died in 1840, and the lands were transmitted to James's oldest son Thomas, who was not yet 10 years of age when his father died
  9. David jnr had also settled land on youngest son Robert Mylroie in 1733. When he died, David jnr was living with Robert so perhaps the Settlement on Robert was in recognition of his care for them in their latter years

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