[from Cubbon - Bibliography, Vol 1, 1933]

F 70/1 PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS RELATING TO FISCAL, HARBOURS, AND OTHER MATTERS.

See also ' Relations with British Government' pp. 232-255. [The registered No. of all the items is 3934, and all are from G.W.W. Coll.]

All F 70/1

Report from the Committee on the Isle of Man Port Petition. Ord. by House of Commons to be printed 5th May, 1804. pp. 7. 340x210.
Contains the evidence of George Moore Callow, Edward Christian, John Christian, and Dr. Kelly, as to the con dition of Ramsey Harbour. In this year (1804) Lord Henry Murray was appointed Lieut.-Governor, and this caused serious trouble.

Revenues and Payments received and paid by William Scott, Receiver-Gen. between the years 1799-1804. Ord. by H. of C. to be printed, 7th June, 1805. [160] pp. 4. 345x210.

Sugar : (i) An account of the total quantity of East India Sugar entered for home consumption in 1813 to 1820 inclusive. (ii) A similar account of West India Sugar. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 17th May, 1821. [533] pp. 1. 340x210.

Returns of the Expense of the whole Establishments now maintained in the Isle of Man, and paid from public monies. Also of the Duties of Customs and Excise where the rates are less than in England or Scotland. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 9th Feb. 1831. [130] pp. 6. 345x210. The Civil list came to 5,109.

Wood: Shipping. (i) An account of Wood from foreign parts chargeable with a duty . . imported from 1820 to 1840, inclusive. (ii) An account of the number and tonnage of ships built in the Isle of Man from 1820 to 1840, inclusive. (Mr. Matthias Attwood.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 7th Oct., 1841. [62] 1841. p. 1. 340x210.
The greatest number of ships built in a single year was 43 in 1837, with a total tonnage of 2,563.

Shipping: an account of the number and tonnage of Vessels built in the Isle of Man from 1833 -to 1842. (Mr. William Gladstone.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 24th March, 1843. [121] 1843. p. 1. 345x210.

Return of the amount of Duties levied on Imports for years 1840 to 1842. (Dr. Boovring.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 27th March, 1843. [145] pp. 4. 340x210.
Rum heads the list with 8,251, followed by tobacco, 3,958.

Correspondence between the Board of Trade and Inhabitants of Man from 1837 to 1843, on the regulation of the Import Duties. (Dr. Boovring.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 9th May, 1843. [245] pp. 4. 345x210.
The Manx correspondents are John Winram & Co. and W. Quiggin & Co., cordage makers. Henry, Thomas, and Richard Cubbin, of Castletown and Douglas, drapers.

Return of the Receipt and Expenditure for years 1840 to 1842. (Dr. Boovring.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 16th June, 1843. [351] pp. 4. 345x210.
The amount received for royalties on mines in 1840 was 4,399.

Returns relative to Harbour Dues in Man from 1833 to 1843, pursuant to Act 54 Geo. 3, c. 143; S.1. (Dr. Bowring.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 14th May, 1844. [280] pp. 11. 345x210.
In 1837, rent of upper part of Tongue, 27 received. In 1843, exp. Robert Cain on account of contract, break water at Derbyhaven, 2,090. The accounts are interest ing as showing the development of the several harbours and that of Douglas in particular.

Return of the quantities of Wheat, Flour, Meal, Barley, Oats, Potatoes, Cattle, Sheep and Pigs imported into and exported from Man. (Dr. Bowring.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 31st May, 1844. [336] p. 1. 340x210.
The export of wheat, potatoes, cattle and pigs stands relatively high.

Orders of the Treasury admitting articles to be imported into Man duty-free. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 13th Feb., 1845. p. 1. 340x215.

Treasury Warrant authorising admission of Articles into Man duty-free. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 4th Feb. 1846. p. 1. 340x210.

Correspondence relative to a Reform of the House of Keys: on the Nomination of Col. Campbell as a Member of the Keys, &c. (Dr. Bowring.) Ord. by the H. of C. to be ptd. 26th Feb., 1846. [88] pp. 22. 340x210.

Copies of Memorials from Douglas, Ramsey, Association of North Division ; letters from John James Moore, William Kelly, etc.; and correspondence relating to Col. Campbell, who was fined 11/13/4 by Governor Hope for refusing to serve as a member of the Keys.

Return of Duties on Imports; Articles Imported; Receipt and Expenditure; Vessels built; Vessels entered at ports; and Correspondence respecting the Post Office. (Dr. Bowring.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 24th March, 1846. pp. 13. 350x210.
The correspondence relating to the working of the Post Office is interesting: in 1846 the receipts were 1,408/15/0 and the expenditure 1,427/10/0.

Returns relating to the Isle of Man. (Dr. Bowring, ) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 9th Feb., 1847. [48] pp. 57, 345x215.
The Return's relate to a great variety of subjects, includ ing Revenue and Expenditure, Harbour Dues, Tonnage of Boats, Dutiable Goods, Grants for Educational purposes, Civil List, and Memorials relating to popularly elected House of Keys.

Memorials respecting the Reform of the House of Keys. (Dr. Bowring.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 4th March, 1847. [141] pp. 7. 340x210.

There are letters from Dr. Bowring, Governor Hope, and Sir George Grey, the Home Secretary.

Memorial of Inhabitants of Castletown to the Lords of the Treasury, Report of Admiralty, and Correspondence of the Authorities of Man with Treasury and Admiralty. (Mr. Ewart.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 5th Aug., 1851. [651] pp. 36. 340x210.
One of the most valuable reports on the harbours. There are memorials from Douglas and Castletown tradesmen, reports from the House of Keys, the Receiver-General, Governor Hope, and Capt. Washington, with valuable appendices relating to the various harbours, with the schemes then being discussed. Attached are seven coloured plans of the harbours.

Return of the Customs Revenue from 5th Jan. 1804 to 5th Jan. 1852; Expenditure for year ended 5th Jan. 1852; Receipts of the Woods and Forests from 5th Jan. 1827 to 5th Jan. 1852; Receipts of the Post Office for the ten years ended 1852 and Expenditure for year ended 5th Jan. 1852; Correspondence relating to the Towns Bill, 1848 to 1852, &c. (Sir John Walmsley.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 7th May, 1852. [322] pp, 18. 340x210:
Contains a lengthy letter from William Kelly on behalf of a public meeting held in Douglas in 1848, which con tains interesting history of that date relating to Douglas town affairs.

Report by the Commissioners for the British Fisheries of their proceedings in the year ended 31st December, 1852. pp. 33. 335x210.
Contains much data relative to the Manx herring, ling and cod fishings. In 1852 there were 76 Manxmen conveying salt, 55 employed in exportation of fish only; there vere 3,845,736 sq. yards of netting used in the herring fishery, with 3,984 boats' tonnage ; 1,521,650 yds. of long lines ; 20,330 value of boats, 19,643 value of nets ; 3,776 value of lines, and 43,749 value of boats, nets and lines employed in the fisheries.

Return of the Revenue of Customs collected from 1805 to 1853; . . . of the Income arising from Crown Lands from 1828 to 1853, &c. (Sir John Walmsley.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 19th May, 1853. [S01] pp. 7. 340x210.
The first return discloses 42 payments into the British Exchequer from the Manx revenue of Customs ranging from 8,000 to 24,000 per annum. The income from Crown land reached as high as 6,793 in 1842.

Return of Monies voted by Parliament expended in Man, from 1828 to 1853. (Sir Joshua Walmsley.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 19th May, 1853. [ 501 ] p. 1. 340x210.

Letter addressed on 18th May, 1853, by the Agent of the Isle of Man to the Secretary of the Treasury. (Sir Robert Inglis.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 13th June, 1853. [605] pp. 12. 335x210.

This contains a lengthy memorial to the Home Secretary on behalf of the House of Keys, by John Moore, P. Garrett, J. J. Moore, T. A. Corlett, and J. C. Bluett, who went to London in 1837 as a deputation from the Keys to interview the English Government, and claiming fuller constitutional rights.

Copy of ' The Letter issued from the Treasury to the Lieut.-Governor containing particulars of the proposed change of Duties.' (Mr. Ewart.) Ord. by the H. of C. to be ptd. 24th June, 1853. [662] pp. 2. 340x210.
A reply to the islanders' demand for ' free trade.'

Treasury Minute dated 8th July, 1853, on the subject of proposed changes of Customs Duties. (Mr. Wilson.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 12th July, 1853. [746] pp. 7, 345x210.
A reply to the strong objection of Tynwald that the Isle of Man should be included in a general British Customs Act, as such a course would ` indicate an intention of interfering with the separate privileges enjoyed by the Island.'

Copy of a Treasury Letter, dated 23rd July, 1853, on the subject of the proposed alteration of the Customs Duties. (Mr. Wilson.) Ord. by the H. of C. to be ptd. 1st Aug., ]853. [847] pp. 6. 340x210.
An important reply to the request of the self-elected House of Keys that, among other matters, `the application of the whole revenue of the Isle of Man should go solely to the purposes of the Island.' Messrs. G. W. Durnbell and NV. Callister had been deputed to interview the Government in London.

Returns relating to the Lighthouses on the coasts of the Isle of Man, erected by the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses, and of the Lights maintained by the Trinity Corporation; etc. (Mr. Ewart.) Ord. by the H. of C. to be ptd. 19th Aug., 1853. [977] pp. 5. 340x210.
There were three lighthouses, i.e., Point of Ayre, and two on the Calf to serve as leading lights for the Chickens Rocks. The lights were first exhibited in 1819. The cost of the three came to 21,632/11/6.

Copies of Treasury Minutes, and of Correspondence between the Treasury and the Authorities or other Public Bodies of Man in relation to the recent Customs Reform in that Island. (Mr. Wilson.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 19th Aug., 1853. [982] pp. 65. 340x210.
This important series well illustrate the great difficulties the House of Keys experienced in their patient, persever and patriotic negotiations with an unsympathetic English Government. A letter from Geo. W. Dumbell and William Callister, who were a deputation from the Keys, written from Oriental Hotel, Vere-street, London, dated 23rd July, 1853, charges three separate English Governments with refusing to allow the Keys to be popularly elected, and then refusing them the ttse of their own surplus revenue, on the excuse that they were self elected.

Returns relating to Ecclesiastical and Civil Offices, to Trial of Causes, and to Vessels, Tonnage, &c. (Air. Ewart.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 13th March, 1856. [100] pp. 6. 340x210.
A return of the annual amount expended on each harbour for 10 years ended 1854.

Correspondence between the Home Secretary, the Lieut. Governor, the House of Keys, and the Office of Woods since Ist Jan. 1857, as to the Forests. (Mr. Laing.) Ord, by H. of C. to be ptd. 13th Aug. 1859. [216] pp. 40. 345x210.
Relates to the licence granted by the Woods and Forests to Thomas Arthur Corlett of upwards of 300 acres of waste lands in Kirk Christ Lezayre, and the strenuous objections made against the enclosure by the Keys and the people.

Correspondence between H.M. Government and the Com missioners of Harbours on the subject of certain clauses proposed by the Admiralty to be inserted in the Isle of Man Harbour Bill. (Mr. Joseph Ewart.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 3rd Aug. 1860. [513] pp. 13. 340x210.

Correspondence between the Home Secretary and the Lieut.-Governor relative to the Removal of the Official Residence of the latter from Castletown to Douglas. (Sir Ed. Grogan.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 7th Auga 1860. [521] pp. 5. 340x210.
The correspondence was initiated through a memorial from the people of Douglas. Lorn House, Castletown, had been occupied as the Government House since 1834 at a rent of 150. The owner of Lorn House, Mr. Cun ninghame, offered it to the Government for 6,000.

Correspondence with the Home Secretary relative to the Removal of the Official Residence of the Lieut.-Governor. (Sir Edw. Grogan.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 28th May, 1861. [290] pp. 19. 340x210.

Contains three lithographed plans of suggested sites for a new house, all at Castletown. A Castletown syndicate, headed by Flaxney Stowell, offered to build a house for the Governor if a lease were taken for a term of years.

Returns of the Revenue of the Post Office for seven years; Of the annual cost of the transmission of Mails, and of the Postal Establishment. (Col. Wilson Patten.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 24th July, 1861. p. ,1. 340x210.

Return of Taxes levied in the Isle of Man, distinguishing between direct and indirect Taxation; of the sums paid to the former Lord of Man for all rights in the Island; and of the Surplus Revenue for the last 30 years; etc. (Col. William Stuart.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 21st June, 1864. [415] pp. 3.
The total net surplus revenue from 1833 to 1863 derived by the English Government from Man was 553,299/7/2.

Isle of Man Lunatic Asylum: Correspondence between the Treasury and other departments on the question of proposing to Parliament a Vote for one-half of the expense of providing a Lunatic Asylum. (Mr. Peel.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 23rd June, 1864. [428] pp. 32. 330x210.

Letter from the Lieut.-Governor [Loch] dated 4th June, 1864, relative to the Lunatic Asylum. (Mr. Peel.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 28th June, 1864. [428] pp. 2. 330x210.

Papers relating to the Isle of Man. (Mr. Wm. Ewart.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 28th July, 1864. [553] pp. 70. 340x210.
Many of these papers relate to the demand of the Manx people for the use of their own revenues and for other constitutional rights which had been taken from them since the revestment in 1765. The papers are useful to the student of Manx history. Records are given of public meetings in all of the parishes and towns. Many refer ences to the erection of a breakwater at Port Erm, and to projected works at Douglas, Peel and Ramsey.

Report, dated 11th Jan. 1865, by the Commissioner in charge of H.M. Woods and Forests to the Treasury relat ing to the Isle of Man Disafforestation, and of the Acts of Tynwald. (Mr. Peel.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 10th Feb. 1865. [6] pp. 16. 330x210.
This explains the beginning of the scheme for the ' Disafforesting' of the Isle of Man, and gives the first draft of the Act, which was passed by Tynwald in 1864. The Act was amended in 1866

Isle of Man Disafforesting Commission: First Award of the Commissioners appointed under an Act of Tynwald, entitled ' An Act for Disafforesting and Allotting the Unenclosed portion of " The Forest" in the Isle of Man.' Printed by Order of the Commissioners, dated 13th March, 1865, pp. 61, 330x210,

Papers and Documents respecting the Disafforesting Act. (Mr. Augustus Smith.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 29th March, 1865. [169] pp. 32. 330x210.
Contents : a declaration of the Boundaries made by the Disafforesting Commissioners, given in detail ; memorial of Samuel Brooke of Druidale, Duncan Gibb of Baljean, James Clague of Ballacregga, John Cowley of Crammag, and John Skillicorn of Ballaragh. A Schedule of the lots put up for sale by the Woods and Forests ; Governor Loch's proclamation regarding the ` tumultuous assemb ling' of ' misguided persons' who `violently entered lands not belonging to them.'

Returns relating to the Acreage of Land under Crops, Bare Fallow, and Grass in the United Kingdom in 1866. pp. 13. 340x210.
Includes the Isle of Man.

Isle of Man (Financial) Measures: Correspondence rela tive to Financial Measures in contemplation. (Mr. Childers.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 15th March, 1866. [115] pp. 22. 340x210.
Governor Loch's historic letter submitting proposals to alter the tariff 'rendered desirable from circumstances which have arisen that necessitate a larger expenditure on public works than the ninth of the revenue can supply.' The Treasury Minute dated 21st December, 1865, suggests ' a fixed contribution of 10,000 to go to the Exchequer.' This was approved by Tynwald, 20th March, 1866.

Customs Duties (Isle of Man) Bill. [82] pp. 6. 330x210.

Lunatic Asylum: Correspondence between the Treasury. Home Office, and Lieut.-Governor respecting a Vote for the Lunatic Asylum. (Mr. Hunt.) Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 27th June, 1867. [400] pp. 7. 330x210.

Account of Revenue and Expenditure of the Isle of Man for year to 31st March, 1867. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 15th Aug. 1867. [552] pp. 3. 330x210.

Account of Revenue and Expenditure of the Isle of Man for year to 31st March, 1868. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 25th July, 1868. [468] pp. 6. 330x210.

Account of Revenue and Expenditure of the Isle of Man for year to 31st March, 1869. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. i, 1st July, 1869. [290] pp. 6. 330x210.

Regulations for the Numbering and Registering of British Sea Fishing Boats under the Sea Fisheries Act, 1868. Pp. 4, 330x210.
Distinguishing letters for boats belonging to Castletown C.T., Douglas D.O., Ramsey R.Y.

Account of Revenue and Expenditure of the Isle of Man for year to 31st March, 1870. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 28th July, 1870. [393] pp. 6. 330x210.

Account of Revenue and Expenditure in respect of the Duties of the Customs and abstract Account of the Accumulated Fund for year to 31st March, 1889, etc. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. Ist July, 1889. [222] pp. 3. 330x210.

Account of Revenue and Expenditure in respect of the Duties of the Customs and abstract Account of the Accumulated Fund for year ended 31st March, 1890, etc. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 30th June, 1890. [264] pp. 3. 330x210.

Account of Revenue and Expenditure in respect of the Duties of the Customs and abstract Account of the Accumulated Fund for year ended 31st March, 1892, etc. Ord. by H. of C. to be ptd. 22nd June, 1892. [326] pp. 5. 330x210.


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