MORTGAGE - 1753 (Malew)

SUMMARY kindly provided by Frances Coakley

dated 8 Mar 1753; John Mylrea (cooper, Castletown) indebted to John Taubman (Deemster, Bowling Green) for £25 borrowed to pay off a £14 mortgage held by Robert Beren - interest rate 12d/£ - John + wife Elizabeth als Caroon give as security a parcel of Abbey land of Fildraw rent 2s 2d plus our dwelling house situated on the Bowling Green; Witt John Mquire x, William Quaggin x, John Taubman junr

[Ref: SSM Oct 1755 #122]


  1. John was the son of Thomas Mylrea & Jony Kinley, born in 1721 in Malew. He was the second son named John so referred to as John jnr
  2. When his mother died, she left her assets to John jnr as opposed to John snr or the other brother Thomas. He was also a cooper in Castletown
  3. Offering Fildraw land and his house in Castletown as collateral shows that John jnr had retained his Fildraw beg inheritance while he plied his trade as a cooper. His brother Thomas probably took care of Fildraw beg.
  4. John Mylrea and Elizabeth/Isabel Caroon married 1746
  5. Children: Sarah (1747), John (1749), Kath (1751) & Thomas (1754)
  6. John died in 1757; his brother, John snr, also a cooper in Castletown died in 1746. Their father Thomas had died at 39 and his two sons named John also died young
  7. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised

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