SALE - 1724 (Malew)

Know all men by these presents that I John McYlrea of Fildraw in the parish of KK Malew and Elizabeth McYlrea my wife diverse good causes and in considerations us thereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the just sum of fourteen pounds to us in hand paid and secured to be paid from and by the hands of William Preston of the Creg Mill at or before the confirmation hereof (not only to relieve our urgent necessities but to redeem the lands hereafter mentioned and demised) have given, granted, passed over and sold and by these presents do hereby give, grant, bargain, pass over and forever absolutely sell from us our heirs, executors and administrators a parcel of our tenement now in possession of Ewan Looney by virtue of a Deed of Mortgage commonly called and known by the name of Close Bane being intack of the yearly rent of ninepence or thereabouts, be it more or less to have and to hold to him the said William Preston his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever with all ways, waters and watercourses, easements, liberties, profits and advantages to the premises and its appurtenances appertaining or in anywise belonging He the said William Preston yielding and paying unto our Honourable Lord the annual rent aforesaid with all other fines, dues, duties, suits and services due and payable yearly out of the same and I the said John McYlrea and Elizabeth my wife do oblige ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators the premises with all and every the appurtenances to secure, uphold, awarrant and defend unto the said William Preston his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the pretended title and claim of any person or persons whomsoever to procure the worshipful officer's confirmation hereunto and to do and perform whatever shall be thought needful, necessary or convenient for the more strengthening of these presents according to the true intent and meaning hereof for performance whereof and and every article herein contained we bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators in the penalty of thirty pounds according to law Witness our hands and seals and all other bargains and seals this 19th of February 1723/4 John McYlrea his mark X, Elizabeth McYlrea her mark X

Sealed, signed and delivered in presence of us Hen Clucas his mark X, John Hingley his mark X

7th May 1724 John McYlrea and his wife came this day and have acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and deed before me Charles Moore

At the Sheading Court holden at Castle Rushen 7th May 1724 this Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now published in open Court and no material objection offered against the same it is allowed of and confirmed according to law John Boyd, Charles Moore, W.Sarsforth

[Ref: SSS Malew May 1724 #63]


  1. Fildraw
  2. John Mylrea was the eldest son of Thomas Mylrea & Margaret Gellin. He was born in Malew 1659, and was heir to the family's Fildraw estate
  3. His wife was Elizabeth Shimmin. They had six children : Elizabeth (married Thomas Norris) b1686, Charles (married Margaret Kewley?) b1687, Thomas (married Jony Kinley) b1689, Ann (married Thomas Cain) b1694, Cath (unmarried) b1697, Isable (married Thomas Quackin, Robert Shimmin) b1701
  4. This 1724 sale is to pay off an earlier mortgage with Ewan Looney on the field known as Close Bane
  5. Earlier, in 1722, John sold a piece of the Fildraw estate to Ann McYlrea and her brother, Thomas
  6. In coming years, Charles and his son Charles jnr would mortgage or sell off more pieces of Fildraw
  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
  8. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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