Mortgage - 1885 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that Thomas Mylroi of Ballacosney in the parish of Lonan, farmer, to hereby own and acknowledge himself to have received from and to be justly endebted to Daniel Mylroi of Laxey Glen in the said parish of Lonan the full and just sum of forty pounds sterling the payment whereof together with interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per annum and all costs and charges attending these presents well and truly to be made unto the said Daniel Mylroi, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns and for the further and better security of the said Daniel Mylroi, his heirs and assigns in the payment thereof

Know ye that the said Thomas Mylroi has given, granted, demised and made over in security and by these presents do give, grant, demise and make over in security to the said Daniel Mylroi all and singular the whole of his lands and premises called and known by the name of Ballacosney situate in the said parish of Lonan

To have and to hold the said lands and premises of Ballacosney with all buildings thereon and all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, rights and privileges thereto belonging unto the said Daniel Mylroi, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in security until the said principal sum of forty pounds and the said interest, costs and charges shall be fully paid and satisfied and it is hereby agreed upon by and between the said parties that six calendar months previous notice in writing must be given by either of the said parties to the other before the said principal sum shall be payable by the said Thomas Mylroi, his heirs or assigns or receivable by the said Daniel Mylroi, his heirs or assigns the said interest to be paid yearly and every year as the same becomes due the said lands and premises of Ballacosney hereby given in security are bounded on the north by the property of Ellen Price, on the south by the property of John Mylroi, on the west by the property of Isabella Clague, and on the east by the property of John Mylroi and for the true and faithful performance hereof the said Thomas Mylroi has hereunto subscribed his name this the twenty-fifth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five. Thomas his X Mylroi

Signed and delivered in presence of John Thomas Cowin, R.W, Killey

At Douglas 25 June 1885 John Thomas Cowin one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Deed who is personally known to me made oath on the Holy Evangelist that Thomas Mylroi the executing party thereto duly executed the same by putting his cross mark thereto after the same had been read over to him in his presence and in the presence of Robert William Killey the other subscribing witness thereto. Before me Samuel Harris, High Bailiff of Douglas

Registry Office for Deeds 25 June 1885 I certify that the foregoing Deed was this day at the hour of four clock afternoon received by me at this Office for the purpose of being registered and recorded according to law and that the same is duly registered, recorded and entered in the Requisition Book ten page 212 No 2755. Samuel Harris

[Ref: June 1885 # 28 Lonan]


  1. ALIA COLBY - Ballacosney (2)
  2. Thomas was mostly likeThomas Joseph, the only son of Joseph Mylroie & Margaret Kinread, and baptised 1840 in Lonan
  3. His father, Joseph, was the youngest (and second surviving) son of James Mylroie jnr & Ann Kewley
  4. In 1841, Joseph's mother made a Settlement upon him, and the land was in the Quarterland of Ballacosney. In the census, Joseph & Margaret lived at Ballacosney Farm
  5. Thomas Joseph married Elizabeth Kneale when he was 49 and they had two children: Margaret Ann (1890) and Thomas Joseph jnr (1896)
  6. The lender is Daniel Mylroi the boot and shoe maker in Laxey and a relative of Thomas Joseph
  7. This was one of several mortgages that Daniel ultimately held over Ballacosney. He left the mortgages to his three Cannell grand daughters who sued for the settlement of these mortgages after the death of Thomas Joseph in 1906
  8. In 1911, Elizabeth (widow of Thomas Joseph) was working as a housekeeper: daughter Margaret Ann as a servant, and son Thomas Joseph jnr as a farm labourer. Ballacosney Farm was no longer occupied by Thomas Joseph's family

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