THOMAS MYLREA from Nicholas Cain et al

PURCHASE - 1755 (German)

Know all men by these presents that I Nicholas Cain of KK German with the consent of Isable Cain als Taylor my wife and I William Cain of said parish with the consent of Isable Cain als Mylrea my wife, divers good causes and considerations us moving but more especially for and in consideration of the of the full and just sum of one hundred pounds good and lawful money currency of this Isle at, by and from the hands of Thomas Mylrea of KK Braddan, to be paid us at the worshipful Deemster’s attestation of these presents

Have given, granted, bargained, passed over and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain pass over, alienate and absolutely forever sell from us, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns all the right, title, interest and property that we now have or hereafter may, might or can have in and unto all our whole estate called Moaney Moar both Quarterland and Intack being situate in said parish of KK German and adjoining to the rent of Patrick Cowley on the north, and to the rent of Thomas Hanton on the south, the said premises being of the annual Lord’s Rent of six shillings and two pence halfpenny or thereabouts, unto him the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors and assigns

To have, hold, possess and peaceably enjoy the premises with all ways, waters, watercourses, easements, liberties and properties thereunto belonging without lett stop, molestation or disturbance, commencing from the date hereof, he the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns yielding and paying yearly the said annual Lord’s Rent with all other dues, duties, boons, suits and services payable and arising on the premises at accustomed times and seasons, we the said Nicholas Cain and William Cain and our wives aforesaid do hereby bind and oblige ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to uphold, maintain, awarrant and defend the premises unto the said Thomas Mylrea, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against any manner of person or persons whatsoever claiming, suing, alleging or pretending to the contrary hereof in any wise, likewise to obtain the worshipful Deemster’s attestation together with the honourable Court’s confirmation of these presents, also to do or cause to be done all acts and deeds in law necessary for his further security and assurance of the premises

For true and faithful performance hereof all the aforesaid parties herein concerned do hereby bind and oblige themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of two hundred pounds to be levied according to law. In witness whereof they have hereunto added their marks to their names this 27th December 1755. Nicholas Cain my mark X, William Cain my mark X, Thomas Mylrea my mark X, Isable Cain als Taylor my mark X, Isable Cain als Mylrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of John Cain my mark X, Matthew Shimmin, Henry Crellin my mark X, Hugh Shimmin

18th August 1756 Nicholas Cain, William Cain, Thomas Mylrea, Isable Cain als Taylor, Isable Cain als Mylrea acknowledged the within and above Bill of Sale to be their voluntary act and Nicholas Cain and William Cain acknowledged to be paid the consideration money herein mentioned by and from the hands of Thomas Mylrea All this before me Dan Mylrea

At a Sheading Court holden at Peeltown the 15th October 1756 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 Quayle, Dan Lace, Dan Mylrea, John Taubman

[Ref SSS Oct 1756 #3]


  1. This is a family affair. William Cain was the husband of Isabel Mylrea, Thomas's daughter and only surviving child baptised in 1725 whose baptismal entry also had the notation "Balla mi Claghyn"
  2. Isabel married William Cain in 1753
  3. Thomas purchased the Cain estate on Moaney Moar quarterland from the Cains in 1755 for £100. The quarterland was in the norrthernmost treen of Scarsdale in German, adjoining the parish of Michael
  4. These lands had been previously mortgaged by William Cain's father, Nicholas. Thomas Mylrea might have paid out the mortgage
  5. The Cain's estate in Moaney Moar quarterland + Intack had a Lord's Rent of 5s 9½ d + 4½d
  6. Having purchased tenancy of the estate, Thomas then sold half of the property back to William Cain for £2 three years later
  7. The transaction was recorded in LV May 1758

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Last updated: Oct 2016