PURCHASE - 1774 (Arbory)

Know all men by these presents that I John Quayle now of the parish of KK Malew diverse good causes me thereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of sixteen pounds currency of this Isle already paid to me at the execution of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge at, by and from the hands of my brother-in-law Edward Mylrea of the aforesaid parish

Have given, granted, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and forever absolutely sell after my decease from me, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto him said Edward Mylrea, his heirs and assigns all the right, title, property and interest I now have or at any time may, might or could have of, in and unto certain parcels of land situate in the parish of KK Arbory one parcel thereof adjoining to William Clague's land on the west, to the lane that leads to the mountains on the east side and to the said Edward Mylrea's land on the north and south, and the other parcel John Kinvigg's land on the west to William Camish's land on the south, and to the said Edward Mylrea's land on the east and the mountain old hedge on the north side, the aforesaid parcels bearing the annual Lord's Rent of seven pence

To have and to hold unto him the said Edward Mylrea, his heirs and assigns the premises aforesaid after my decease with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements and liberties to the same in any wise appertaining yielding and paying yearly and every year the annual rent aforesaid with all other dues and duties, boons, suits and services due and payable out of the premes aforesaid at the times and seasons accustomed and I the said John Quayle do hereby bind and oblige myself, my heirs and assigns to warranty the premes and its appurtenances against all persons pretensions whatsoever and to obtain the worshipful Deemsters attestation with the honourable Court's confirmation to these presents and to do and perform other necessary acts and deeds requisite in law for the said Edward Mylrea's security of the premes aforesaid and it is further agreed upon by and between the aforesaid parties that the aforesaid Edward Mylrea is not to possess any part of the beforementioned premes until at the decease of the aforesaid John Quayle.

And for the true and faithful performance hereof I the said John Quayle do bind and oblige myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of thirty-two pounds to paid in the nature of all fines according to law. As witness my name and mark this 23rd day of May 1774. John Quayle my X

Signed and delivered in presence of Henry Clucas, William Bridson

30th August 1774 John Quayle acknowledged the beforegoing Deed of Sale to be his proper act and deed and to be fully paid and satisfied the consideration monies therein mentioned. Before me Thomas Moore

At a Baron or Sheading Court holden at Castletown for Rushen Sheading the 31st October 1774 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, for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John, Duke of Atholl, and Charlotte, Duchess of Atholl, Lord & Lady of the Manor and confirmed by this Court. John Quayle

[Ref: SSS Oct 1774 #81]


  1. Abbey lands
  2. The vendor, John Quayle, was the brother of Alice Quayle, who married Edward Mylrea in 1741
  3. Alice Mylrea als Quayle was given houses and lands by her mother in 1740 in exchange for a lifetime of care, which turned out to be just 6 months. Alice married Edward 9 months after her mother's death
  4. The lands included in this particular sale could be the Quayle estate, taken over by John when his father Hugh died in 1740; the lands adjoined lands occupied by Edward in Malew. Early LA place Hugh Quayle on Ballacarmick quarterland (6d rent & 4d rent) & Aristene quarterland (4d rent)
  5. Edward had purchased a tenancy on Abby lands in Malew in 1864 and presumably he and Alice also had the houses and lands gifted to Alice in 1840. There is no surviving record of their sale although the 4d rent on Ballacarmick might have been what her mother settled on Alice, and sold with the other Quayle tenancies in 1778 to John Kneale
  6. Best guess is that Edward Mylrea was the son of Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle who died in Ballaugh 1733
  7. Edward & Alice sold this and other land four years later. This particular Deed of Sale underwent legal corrections in 1782
  8. Edward & Alice had one surviving son, Edward baptised 1744/5. He married Susannah Cashen in Malew, and migrated to Peel before either of his parents had died. There they established a new Mylrea dynasty
  9. Edward's 1786 will mentions a grandson also named Edward who would have been the oldest son of Edward & Susannah, 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

Associated Documents

From Summary of Wills, A Manx Notebook

1740-2 E w QUAYLE Hugh [bur 22 Aug 1740]; son John exec,daus ? Isabel, Ellinor, Alice

1741-1 A 47 QUAYLE Catherine dau Ellinor, Isabel, Alice; witt John Corrin, Alice Clague; Alice Clague dangerously ill

1774-3 E w QUAYLE John d 1 Oct 1774; late Malew; bro-i-law Edwd Mylrea exor

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