SETTLEMENT - 1785 (Lonan)

Know all men by these presents that I William Quark and Ann (sic) Quark my wife with the consent of Thomas Quark, our eldest son and heir, all of the parish of KK Lonan do hereby give, grant and settle upon William Mylroie and his present wife Ann who is our dutiful daughter, a certain parcel of our land adjoining said William Mylroie’s house, containing fifteen yards in length the same in breadth for a garden as the same is already laid out and marked, with all its appurtenances during both their lifetime at the yearly rent of two pence

For performance hereof I the said William Quark and Alice my wife with Thomas Quark our eldest son do hereby firmly bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in and under the penalty of twenty pounds sterling to be levied according to law

As witness our subscription this 3rd December 1785. William Quark my X, Alice Quark my X, Thomas Quark

Witnesses present James Scarffe, James Kelly

9 November 1786 the said William Quark and Alice Quark acknowledged the before going instrument to be their proper act and deed before me John Cosnahan

At a Court Baron holden at Douglas for the parishes of Maughold, Lonan and Conchan the 10th day of May 1787 The before written Deed of Settlement being acknowledged before the High Bailiff of Douglas and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it the same is therefore allowed of, for and in the name and behalf of the most noble John Duke of Athol Earn Strange Lord of Mann and the Isles etc and confirmed by this Court. P. J. Heywood

Ref: N/SSS May 1787 #49


  1. ALL COLBY - Ballacallister
  2. William was the second surviving son of John Mylroie & Margaret Clague, baptised in Lonan in 1754
  3. He married Ann Quark in 1781 and the couple had two daughters, Margaret (1783) & Ann (1785)
  4. William died in 1787, only 33 years of age
  5. This settlement is the second from the Quark family. His brother-in-law had earlier granted William tenancy of the house he had built on Thomas's land
  6. And in 1782, Thomas Quine gifted WIlliam another house seemingly in the same area as the house gifted by Thomas Quark in 1781
  7. Nothing survivies to indicate how William made a living but with a house and garden (rather than Intack or quarterland), he was most likely a resident of Laxey village
  8. Daughters Margaret might have married Edmund Clark in 1801 and Ann, John Corlett 1807 in Lonan
  9. Lonan parish registers from the early 1700s are far from complete so extreme caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions about these families and their relationships

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