SETTLEMENT - 1757 (Douglas)

Mylrea Thos

File Petition 1757, No 49

We the Setting Quest of Kk Conchan being convened by virtue the worshipfull Deemster Taubman’s authority in the suit of Thomas Mylrea junr and his father Thos Mylrea senr situate in the town of Douglas, have divided the premises in two halves or parts, and the said Thos Mylrea junr giving his said father the sd Thos Mylrea senr his choice, he took the west half or part in way of choice whereby the east half or part is the proportion of the said Thos Mylrea junior according as the marks are now set, the easement or passage adjoining Henry Cain’s house being included in the said half or part of Thos Mylrea junr and the said Thos Mylrea senr to have the benefit of the water course leading thro’e the said passage to carry of the water from his part of the premises, as formerly, to the Street, for the future, by the consent and aggreement of the said parties. And this we return for our verdict in the Premises.

As witness our names and marks this 31st of May 1753. Thomas Christian my X Math Basick X John Cannel my X

May 1757 The Setting Quest delivered this division to me. Jo Taubman, Edward Christian

We the Setting Quest within mentioned doe certify the proportion of rent due of Thomas Mylrea senr & the proportion of Thomas Mylrea junr of the premises before & within mentioned to be two pence farthing and one eighth of a penny. As witness our subscriptions this 31st of May 1757 Thos Christian, Math Basick, John Cannell, Edw Christian

24th May 1757 The Setting Quest delivered this settlement of rent to me. Jo Taubman


  1. Thomas jnr was the son of Thomas Mylrea snr and Margaret Lewn
  2. Thomas Mylrea jnr inherited a dwelling house from his mother, who died in 1738
  3. It is an open question whether Thomas Mylrea snr, Margaret's widower, remarried and had a second family

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