Dear David From Sydney,
I agree “Isaac Muncaster Is Missing” or very carefully concealed. The life of an amateur genealogist was never meant to be easy!!
I apologise for not replying earlier to your wonderful information re Muncaster family. I had wondered about the John Muncaster and Ruth Hellon connection and like Frances, wondered if Isaac had been baptised under a different name. I am wondering, living in Sydney, if you descend from the Morrison/Muncaster family who emigrated to Australia in 1883. I am researching their origins in the IOM on behalf of a very dear friend.
I was particularly interested in your discovery of the Muncaster/Hellon marriage in St Bees, Cumberland, England. In the 1841 Census record for “our” Isaac Muncaster “dyer” and living in Factory Lane, Douglas, on the same page there are also some more Muncasters living in Factory Lane- William Muncaster-65 -watchmaker, with wife Hannah 59 both born E and a few doors down John-25- also a watchmaker, with Jane 25- both born Eng- (refer Jane’s baptism IOM) with dau Mary-2 and Jane 1 –these last 2 both being b IOM.
I did have Isaac Muncaster’s marriage in Andreas in 1833 to Elizabeth Wade –a minor from Andreas. Elizabeth’s origins appear to be in the records except that her mother was 57 at the time she was born?? There goes that theory. Of significance or just to muddy the waters further, John Muncaster was a witness to their marriage.
It seems I have to trace every Muncaster record on IOM to unravel this Muncaster mystery and (possibly the Wades too) and at least find out who Isaac didn’t descend from even if I can’t find who he descends from.
So very grateful to you and Frances for helping me as much as you have done. You have been much more help than you realise. I hope you’ll let me know if you descend from the Morrison/ Muncaster family in Australia. At least I have been a bit more successful in tracing them and their 10 children.