Francois Thurot, French naval captain and one time smuggler with Manx connections, was killed during a naval battle off the Isle of Man in February 1760. Captain Elliot was commander of the English ships. A ballad was composed about his life and this engagement. Bishop Hildesley, who watched the engagement off Bishopscourt, named a mound Mount AEoleus in honour; a cottage, in Bride, was also named Thurot Cottage; Thurot is buried in Scotland.
J. Train Historical and Statistical Account ... Vol 2 1844/5 appendix to chap22
W. Harrison "Captain Thurot a memoir", Mona Miscellany Manx Soc vol 21 p66 et seq. 1873
C Roeder "Francois Thurot" Manx Notes and Queries 1904
A.W Moore Thurot and Elliot Manx Ballads 1896 pp28/31
G.V.C.Young + C. Foster "Captain Francois Thurot" Peel: Mansk-Svenska Pub.Co.1986 (ISBN 0-907715-23-0) - a fine and detailed biography based on extensive research
J.C.Crellin "Building of Thurot Cottage, Kirk Bride, 1809" Proc IoMNH&ASoc vol VI no 4 pp439-502