Manx Genealogy Archive 1

Re: Karran/Carron
In Response To: Karran/Carron ()

It seems the name Thomas was very popular with the Karrans. Also the name was spelled in various ways which makes it more difficult for you. On the IGI I found the marriage of Mary Ann Wale recorded twice, once to Thomas Carron, secondly same date, 2 Jan 1837 Malew, recorded as Thomas Corron. There is a reference to Thomas Corrin, christened 19 May 1782, Malew, son of Thomas Corrin and Cath Quirk.
Where did you get your dates from? There are other possibilities near those dates.
In the 1841 census at Derbyhaven, Malew:
Thos Carin 50 Fisher
Mary 50
Mary 25
Ann 18
Thos 15
Ed? 12
Eliz 8
The ages of adults were rounded in the 1841 census, but this Thomas still seems a bit too young. If this was him, it would have to be a second marriage, as he married Mary in 1837.
1851 Census, Ballasalla, Malew:
Thomas Carran , b.1782 Malew Parochial pensioner, formerly ag lab
Mary, granddaughter, unmarried 19 born Douglas

And another possibility:(again rather younger than your dates)
1851 Census Malew, Bowling Green
Thomas Carran 54 Farmer of 32 acres, born Castletown
Mary A 43, born England
Elizabeth 9 born Malew
Mary A 5 ditto

When I visited the heritage site, Cregneash, there was a Karran homestead. It is close to Malew so they were probably distant relations. If you haven't seen the village, google Cregneash and Karran, and you will find photos of the homestead which is quite interesting.
Good luck!