SALE - 1778 (Arbory)

Know all men by these presents that I Edward Mylrea of the parish of KK Malew with the full and free consent and assent of Alice my wife diverse good causes us thereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the full and just sum of forty-eight pounds and eight shillings currency of this Isle to be paid unto us at the attestation hereof, 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, alienated, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, alienate, pass over and forever absolutely sell from us, our heirs, executors and assigns all the right, title, property and interest unto him said John Kneal, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all the right, title, interest and property that we now have or hereafter at any time may or can have of, in and unto certain parcels of land lying situate in the aforesaid parish of Arbory which we lately purchased from John Quayle unto him the said John Kneal, his heirs, executors and assigns forever, one parcel thereof adjoining to the rent of Henry Corrin on the north to the highway on the east and south, and to the rent of William Clague on the west, and the other parcel to the rent of John Kinvigg on the west, to the old mountain hedges on the north, and to Henry Costean's rent on the east and south, and of the annual Lord's Rent of one shilling and two pence the same be it more or less

To have and to hold unto him the said John Kneal, his heirs, executors and assigns the aforesaid granted premes commencing from the date hereof with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements and liberties unto the same belonging or in any wise appertaining yielding and paying yearly and every year the annual rent of 15p with all other dues, duties, boons, suits and services due and payable at times and seasons accustomed out of the premes and I the said Edward Mylrea and Alice my wife do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors and assigns to warranty the premes and its appurtenances against all persons pretensions whatsoever and also to obtain the worshipful Deemster's attestation with the honourable Court's confirmation to these presents and to do and perform all other necessary acts and deeds requisite in law for the said John Kneal's security of the premises, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding

And for the true and faithful performance hereof we the aforesaid Edward Mylrea and Alice my wife do bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of one hundred pounds to levied and paid according to law. As witness our names and marks this 17th day of October 1778 Edward Mylrea my mark X, Alice Mylrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Henry Clucas, Thomas Ty Bosley

2nd January 1779 The said Edward Mylrea and Alice Mylrea his wife acknowledged this Deed of Sale to be their proper and voluntary act and deed and that the consideration money therein mentioned is fully paid and satisfied. Before me Thomas Moore

At a Baron or Sheading Court holden at Castletown for Rushen Sheading the 20th May 1779 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, Lord of the Manor of Mann and confirmed by this Court. John Quayle,

[Ref: SSS May 1779 #119]


  1. Abbey lands
  2. The lands involved in this sale had been purchased by Edward Mylrea from his brother-in-law John Quayle in 1774, and presumably John Quayle had inherited these lands when his father Hugh died in 1740. However, some documentation of the earlier purchase might have been lost because the known Bill of Sale dated 1774 was for £16 for land which attracted an annual Lord's Rent of 7p; this current Bill of Sale was for £48/8/- for land which attracted annual Lord's Rent of 15p. It would seem that more land was being sold in this contract than was purchased via the surviving 1774 contract and that it was likely to be the Gift that Edward's wife Alice had received in 1840 from her mother
  3. Alice Quayle was given houses and lands in Arbory by her mother (Cath) 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. Best guess is that Edward Mylrea was the son of Ellinor Mylrea als Quayle who died in Ballaugh 1733. Her daughter Mary married Edward Clague in Malew in 1746 and when Mary died in 1759, her brother Edward was identified as one of the supervisors of her children. This Edward Mylrea had been baptised 1711
  5. Edward & Alice had one surviving son, Edward baptised 1744/5. This boy Edward married Susannah Cashen in Malew, and they migrated to Peel before either of his parents had died. There they established a new Mylrea dynasty
  6. Edward snr mentions a grandson 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
  7. This Deed of Sale was corrected because of some technical fault in 1782
  8. After selling off the Quayle tenancy in Arbory, Edward and Alice immediately purchased lands, in addition to what Edward had previously purchase in 1764

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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