SALE - 1702 (Malew)

Know all men by those presents that we Thomas and John McYlrea of Fildraw in the parish of KK Malew with the free and full consent of Margaret and Elizabeth our wives for divers good causes us moving but especially for and in consideration of the just sum of fourteen shillings four pence to us already fully satisfied and paid by our loving neighbours John Bell Ballananck and Ann his wife have given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents give, grant, bargain and sell from us our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns unto the said John Bell and Ann his wife their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever a ... of Abbey Cottage commonly called the Croft of the Old Walls of the yearly rent of six pence with all easements and liberties whatsoever thereto belonging or in any ways appertaining the said John Bell and wife their heirs and assigns performing and discharging the annual dues and duties on the said croft yearly to be paid and do by these presents oblige ourselves that not any of us or in our behalves or in our behalves or by our assent or consent by any manner of means or way …… molest or disquiet the said John Bell and wife their heirs and assigns in the peaceable and quiet possession thereof and defend them against all or any persons the Right Honourable Lord of this Isle only excepted that might .... by .. thereto as also to get the Officer's confirmation and enter the said John Bell’s name for the same with all other lawful thing or things required and necessary to be done for the said John Bell’s & ... more security and for performance of all and singular the premises we bind ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty and forfeiture of five pounds sterling the one half or part to the Right Honourable Lord of the Isle and the other half or part to John Bell and wife their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns As witness our several marks to our names this 14th of October one thousand seven hundred and two 1702 Thomas Mylrea my mark X, John Mylrea my mark X, Margaret Mylrea my mark X, Elizabeth Mylrea my mark X

Signed and delivered in presence of Wm Quaggin, Hen Taylor his mark X

The said John Bell is to pay the tyth yearly

13th November 1702 John Mylrea and Elizabeth his wife have acknowledged this bargain to be their act and deed and Wm Quaggin and Hen Taylor the witnesses thereunto have declared the same to be likewise the act and deed of Thomas Mylrea and Margaret his wife (they being infirm and not able to travel) And this before me John Parr

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 19th June 1705 The within … Bill being acknowledged before the Deemster Parr as by him and .... the same is allowed of and confirmed according to law John Parr JRowe Dan McYlrea

[Ref: SSS June 1705 #12]


  1. Fildraw
  2. Thomas & John Mylrea were father and son, and husbands of Margaret Gellin and Elizabeth Shimmin
  3. This sale took place a month before Margaret Gellin died (November)
  4. The parents of Thomas McYlrea were almost certainly Thomas Mylrea & Issabel (family name unknown). Thus, his siblings would have been John (who married Cathrin Norris), Martin (who married Elizabeth Bridson) & Issabel
  5. Thomas Mylrea and Margaret als Gellin married 1654, and had as many as 10 children: John (1658), John (1659), Thomas (1662), Nicho (1665-1699), Robert (1668-1669), Robert (1670), Jony (1672), Elizabeth (1776), Margaret (16??), Catherine (16??), of whom six were alive when Margaret died in 1702
  6. John was their eldest son and heir to the Mylrea estate, Fildraw
  7. He married Elizabeth Shimmin 1686; six children Elizabeth 1685, Charles 1687, Thomas 1689, Ann 1694, Cath 1697, Isable 1701
  8. It was a troubled legacy over the generations, eventually passing out of Mylrea hands in the late 1700s
  9. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  10. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw


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