Thank you for going to so much trouble in helping me attempt to track down Isaac Muncaster’s origins? Both you and David have been incredibly generous in sharing so much information. I must admit I have felt very inexperienced, like a fish out of water researching in the IOM compared to England and Scotland. The Muncasters, Wades and Morrisons are the ancestors of a very dear friend who longs to know her family who lived on the Isle of Man. I had been tinkering with Isaac being the son of John Muncaster and Ruth Hellon and that somehow he had been baptised under a different name. Then caution rears its troublesome head as I know that some baptisms were never recorded and that means we lose the hope that we can’t get one step back despite other clues that seem quite plausible. I guess in the end we can present “possible origins” for those we are attempting to assist.
The Isaac Muncaster I have been researching appears to have died in 1853 in Douglas, IOM having been recorded in the 1841 and 1851 Census as a “dyer”. He married Elizabeth Wade in 1833 in Andreas, IOM stating he was of the parish of German. One of the witnesses at the wedding was John Muncaster. His daughter and my friend’s direct ancestor, Elizabeth “Betsey” Muncaster was baptised in 1843 at Saint Barnabas, Douglas.
Isaac’s wife Elizabeth Wade was a minor with consent of her parents at the time she married in 1833. I am unable to find a baptism for her which I had hoped would appear in the parish records of Andreas c1816. Frustratingly there is a couple Daniel Wade 1767-1837 and Catherine Teare 1769-1833 producing children there from their marriage in 1802 in Andreas. Elizabeth Wade baptised one of her son’s Daniel Muncaster in Douglas, 1834. My theory doesn’t hold up that Elizabeth Wade’s mother could not have been 53 yrs old when Elizabeth was born? Ugggh.
Once again Frances your generosity is very much appreciated,