Isle of Man Deeds Registry: Deeds requisition books

Scope and Content

The deeds requisition books were created under the Registration of Deeds Act 1847 to register the deeds enrolled in the Deeds Registry. Each volume registers the deeds in the order they are enrolled in the Registry. A volume can cross more than 1 year and the numbering restarts at the beginning of each volume. Each entry includes: an outline of the deed's nature; the date of the deed (which can differ from the date enrolled in the registry); the name of the parties; by whom the deed was registered in the office; the date and time of registration; and the parish or town where the premises the deed affects were located.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the Isle of Man, it became mandatory to register deeds with the Government in 1847 with the Registration of Deeds Act. This led to the creation of the Deeds Registry and the appointment of its staff. This activity is maintained today and the Deeds Registry creates and maintains indexes of deeds recorded or enrolled in accordance with the Registration of Deeds Act 1961. Once recorded, original deeds are permanently retained in the Deeds Registry and cannot be returned.


The volumes are arranged in chronological order.

Access Information

Open under the Public Records Act 1999. For information on visiting the Isle of Man Public Record Office please see our website: .

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Archivist's Note

Catalogued in January 2018 by Liliana Silva, Records and Archive Officer, Isle of Man Public Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Crown copyright will exist in documents created by the Isle of Man Government (duration - 125 years from the end of the calendar year of production)

Custodial History

The volumes were originally held by the Deeds Registry. They were first transferred to the Isle of Man Public Record Office (IOMPRO) from the Finance and Administration section of General Registry on 22 August 2000 under Section 3(8) of the Public Records Act 1999 and allocated consignment number 207/1. The volumes were fully transferred to IOMPRO on 11 May 2010 under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act 1999. They were then loaned to Manx National Heritage for scanning as part of their 'Good Deed' volunteer project from 17 May 2010 to 22 August 2013, being then returned to the IOMPRO where they are currently held.


Future accruals to the series are expected.

Related Material

The deeds listed in these volumes are accessible in the Manx National Heritage Library and Archives Service between 1847 and 1910, and in the Isle of Man Deeds Registry from 1911 forward. A catalogue of Manx deeds from 1847 to 1910 was compiled using the information in these volumes and is available at the Manx National Heritage iMuseum (