Manx Genealogy Archive 2

Thomas Quiggin

Dear Manx Genealogy,

I am trying to trace the birthplace & date of the parents of my manx ancestors James MOORE and Anne CRELLIN.

James was born in Isle of Man sometime between 1810 and 1821. He became a Coach builder/Proprietor (in Ramsey) and Farmer(in Glen Auldyn). He married Ann CRELLIN in Maughold Parish Church on 23 Feb 1845.

Ann was born in Ramsey or Lezayre, between 1825-1831 according to census returns. Her father is James CRELLIN. There is a birth of Ann CRELLIN in Lezayre 4 Jan 1824 to James CRELLIN and Jane MONEAR.

The 1851 census would place James MOORE's birth date around 1820. The 1841 Census could place it as 1821. The 1861 Census suggests birth date of 1816. And finally the burial record suggests 1810.

James was possibly born in Ramsey (place of marriage and of the births of children). There is a birth of a James Quiggin MOORE born to James MOORE and Sarah QUIGGIN 28 Feb 1816 at S, Ramsey, IOM - source IGI Batch C038271. This could be correct, but I have no information on any of his siblings and nothing more than this IGI reference.

The middle name of at least 2 of their children was QUIGGIN.

I see that in the 1871 census of IoM James MOORE's widowed wife Anne MOORE (formerly CRELLIN) is living at 12 College Street, Ramsey in the household of Thomas QUIGGIN, 82.

Can anyone assist in helping confirm James and Ann's parents ? Or give me any advice or steering?

many thanks