THOMAS MYLREA from Thomas Cubbon

PURCHASE - 1748 (Braddan)

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Cubbon, tailor, of the parish of KK Braddan, divers good causes and valuable considerations me hereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the just sum of thirty-eight pounds ten shillings, ten pounds thereof to be paid at the atteststion hereof and the remainder of the above sum to be paid at or on the first day of May next at, by and from the hands of Thomas Mylrea of the said parish

Have given, granted, bargained, passed over, alienated and sold and do by these presents give, grant, bargain, pass over, alienate, and forever absolutely sell unto the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all the right, title and interest that I now have or hereafter may have in and unto certain parcels of land commonly called by the names of Eirey Louin and Garey being the north end and one half in length of said Eirey Louin and Garey which joins to Tom Creer’s land on the north and to Edward Tear’s land on the south, likewise a small field under the Garey as also the Creggans and the field called the Clay Garey which adjoins Mr Philip Moore’s land on the west and Tom Creer’s land on the north, and to the field which the lime kiln is in on the south, being a part of the Quarterland of Balla-oates in the aforesaid parish and being of such yearly Lord’s Rent as the Setting Quest shall settle and allot thereon

To have and to hold unto him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns the said parcels of ground forever together with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and advantages to the premises belonging or in any wise appertaining, he the said Thomas Mylrea yielding and paying yearly and every year the honourable Lord’s Rent with all fines, taxes, suits and services that are or ought to be due and payable out of the premises at the times and seasons usual and accustomed

And further I the said Thomas Cubbon do by these presents covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas Mylrea to procure the worshipful Court’s confirmation to this Deed of Sale and to do all and every such further act or acts, thing or things, as shall be necessary or requisite to be done and for the suremaking of the premises to the said Thomas Mylrea, I the said Thomas Cubbon do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of eighty pounds to be levied and paid in the nature of all fines paid and accustomed within this Isle. In testimony hereof I have set my mark to my name this seventeenth day of October 1748 Thomas Cubbon my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of us Edward Tear my mark X, John Stole

22nd October 1748 Thomas Cubbon acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be his voluntary act and deed. Before me John Taubman

We whose names ensue being the Setting Quest of the parish of KK Braddan and charged by the worshipful Deemster Taubman’s authority to settle and fix a rent upon the lands mentioned in the within sale and having well viewed the premises do fix and settle five pence thereon. As witness our names and marks this fourth day of May 1749. Robert Kelly, William Cubon his mark X, John Gellin, Robert Kermod

Note that the parties have agreed that as the premises are prescription, Thomas Mylrea obliges himself to pay five pence per annum out of the premises in the within sale. As witness their marks to their names this second day of October 1749. Thomas Cubbon my mark X, Thomas Mylrea my mark

Witnesses Edward Tear my mark X, John Stole

At a Sheading holden at Castle Rushen the 10th October 1749 The beforegoing Bill of Sale being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law. Dan Mylrea, John Taubman, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian

[Ref SSS Oct 1749 #61]


  1. Thomas Mylrea had originally purchased this land from Edward Tear in 1746. He sold it to Thomas Cubon in 1747, then repurchased the land plus some additional land in 1748 (the current contract)
  2. The lands were on Balla Fletcher estate in the quarterland of Balla oates in the treen of Castleward
  3. The sale was noted in LV May 1752
  4. The lands were part of daughter Isabel's Marriage Contract with WIlliam Caine in 1753
  5. Thomas was the husband of Jane Karran. No marriage record survives but presumably in the early 1730s. He had one surviving child, Isabel baptised 1735 whose baptismal entry also had the notation "Balla mi Claghyn"
  6. He went to live in German around 1755 and died there in 1774
  7. He was most probably the son of William, the son of William Mylrea & Ann Christian, and Ellinor Quayle although there is little evidence to support this hypothesis

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