CORRECTION to SALE DEED - 1782 (Arbory)

Whereas that Edward Mylerea with the consent of his wife Alice Mylerea als Quayle of the parish of KK Malew did pass over a Deed of Sale bearing date 17th October 1778 to John Kneal of the parish of KK Arbory of certain parcels of land lying situate in the said parish of Arbory and the said parties finding by examination of the circumstances of the said Deed (now lying upon record) not being sufficiently drawn and in order to make the said Deed more secure the parties do come to the following agreement and further assurance of the premisis hereinafter mentioned-

Know all men by these presents that I Edward Mylerea by and with the full consent of my wife Alice Mylerea als Quayle of the parish of KK Malew for diverse good causes and valuable considerations us hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of forty-eight pounds and eight shillings good and lawful money currency of this Isle to us already in hand paid the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge at, by and from the hands of John Kneal of the parish of KK Arbory

Have given, granted, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, pass over and absolutely forever sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him the said John Kneal, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all the right and title, property and interest that we now have or hereafter may, might or can have of, in and unto certain parcels of land lying situate in the parish of KK Arbory aforesaid, one parcel thereof of the Quarterland of Balla Garmin of the yearly Lord’s Rent of sixpence, the other part or parcel of the Quarterland of Balla Gawn of four pence rent, the same being formerly one entire field and adjoining to William Clague’s rent on the west, and to Henry Corrin’s rent on the north, and adjoining the high road leading to the mountains on the east and south, and the other parcel of land commonly called Croit y Cleau of the Quarterland of Ballaneagreaneh bearing the yearly Lord's Rent of four pence and adjoining to Henry Costain’s rent in the east, to John Kinvig’s rent on the south and west, and adjoining to the old mountain hedge on the north, the whole aforesaid parcels or premises bearing the annual Lord's Rent of one shilling and two pence either more or less, from us the said Edward Mylerea and Alice Mylerea als Quayle, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever

To have and to hold unto him the said John Kneal, his heirs, executors and assigns commencing possession at and from the 12th November last preceding the date hereof together with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements and liberties thereunto belonging, he the said John Kneal, his heirs or assigns yielding and paying the annual Lord’s Rent with other dues, duties and customs annually incumbent on the premises, they the said Edward Mylerea and wife aforesaid binding and obliging themselves, their heirs and assigns to uphold, maintain and defend the premises against any manner of person or persons pretending to the contrary hereof, also to procure the worshipful Deemster's attestation hereof together with the honourable Court's confirmation hereof and to do and act all other thing or things necessary in law for the further assurance and confirmation of this granted Deed

And for the true and faithful performance hereof they the said Edward Mylerea and his wife Alice Mylerea als Quayle do hereby bind and oblige themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of one hundred pounds to levied and paid according to law and in witness whereof they have hereunto caused their marks to be set to their names this 20th May 1782. Edward Mylerea my mark X, Alice Mylerea my mark X

In presence of Thomas Caine Gunner my mark X, John Shimmin

20th May 1782 Edward Mylrea and Alice Mylrea his wife acknowledged the beforewritten Deed of Sale to be their proper and voluntary act and deed and that the consideration money therein mentioned is fully paid. Before me Thomas Moore

At a Court Baron holden at Castletown for the parishes of Malew, Arbory and Rushen the 10th day of June 1782 The beforewritten Deed of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same therefore is allowed of for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John Duke of Atholl Lord of Mann and the Isles and confirmed by this Court. R.J.Heywood

[Ref: SSS May 1782 #104]


  1. The original purchase document (1774) only mentioned land to the value of £16 for land with an annual Lord's Rent of 7p while the subsequent sale document was for £48/8/- for land which attracted annual Lord's Rent of 15p. This correction brings forward the dimensions of the ACTUAL purchased land which now makes the purchase price of £48/8/- more realistic
  2. The lands involved were presumably the Quayle estate, which passed to Alice's brother John when their father Hugh died in 1740 and which Edward then purchased over thirty years later, just before John Quayle died
  3. Edward Mylrea married Alice Quayle in Arbory in 1841. Alice was the daughter of Hugh & Cath Quayle, and she received a Settlement from her mother in 1740 of houses and lands in exchange for a lifetime of care, which turned out to be six months
  4. Best guess is that Edward Mylrea was the son of Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle who died in Ballaugh 1733
  5. Edward & Alice had one surviving son, Edward baptised 1743. This boy Edward married Susannah Cashen in Malew, and moved to Peel before either of his parents had died. There they established a new Mylrea dynasty
  6. Edward mentions a grandson also named Edward in his 1786 will, and although there is no record of baptism for this child, he is likely to be the Edward Mylrea living in Liverpool and working as a shipwright in the late 1700s

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