[From 1911 Examiner Annual]
MR. WILLIAM JOUGHIN, Mayor of Douglas for the year 1910-1911, comes of good yeoman stock, being the eldest son of the late Mr. William Joughin, of Ballakew, St. Marks, Malew, where he first saw light sixty-seven years ago. In early life he engaged in agriculture, giving particular attention to the breeding of horses and stock. Considerations of health caused him when 24 years old to abandon agriculture for commerce. He engaged in the grocery business first in Liverpool and then in Douglas, but subsequently went into the coal trade. In 1907 he was elected a member of the Douglas Town Council, and seven years later was appointed an Alderman. An earnest member of the Wesleyan Methodist body, Mr. Joughin has done good service in connection with religious and social work in Douglas. He has always taken a deep interest in the Douglas Town and Seamen's Mission.
of the Diocese of Sodor and Man (Mr. Cyril T. W. Hughes-Games) was born just, over forty years ago, at King William's College, of which famous educational institution his feather, the late Ven. Archdeacon Hughes-Games, was in those days the respected and successful Principal. Mr. Hughes-Games was educated as King William's College and at, Cambridge University, his scholastic career throughout being one highly creditable to him. He graduated B.A., and later on took the degree of M.A. It is not generally known that he was within an ace of securing a great University prize for English poetry. Mr. Hughes-Games was admitted to the Manx Bar in 1893, and he quickly obtained forensic distinction. In these days he has one of the leading practices in the Island. His appointment to the position of Vicar-General came in 1906.
MR. THOMAS MOORE, Brookfield, Port Erin, is a thoroughly patriotic Manxman, and one of the foremost of Manx linguists. The Committee of the Manx Music Festival have recognised his special ability in this respect by appointing him one of the judges in the Manx classes. He takes considerable interest in local affairs, having been a member of the Rushen Parish Commissioners ever since the inception of the board 15 years ago, and was chairman on several occasions. He is also a Poor Law Guardian, and Chairman of the Setting Quest. Mr. Moore is prominently connected with the Harbour of Peace Lodge of Oddfellows, of which he is a Past Grand and a trustee. Mr. Moore is a retired farmer, and in regard to length of days he has left the psalmist's allotted span considerably in the rear.
the son of Mr. James Clague, Rowany, Port Erin. For eight years has Mr. J. J. Clague served the district on the board of Commissioners, and he has led the minority on the vexed Brows purchase question. He has been nine years on the Setting Quest, and is a churchwarden, and a P.G. of the Oddfellows Order.
MR. J. J. QUALTROUGH has just retired from the Port St. Mary Commissioners, after a period of service extending over 15 years. He was chairman of the board from 1895 to 1897. Zealous and capable in municipal administration, he has won admiration and gratitude. He was one of the pioneers of the drainage scheme, which cost something like £4,000, and the district now possesses an efficient system. Mr. Qualtrough has been identified with the Municipal Association, and was President in 1908-1909. As an ardent Oddfellow he is known throughout the Island, being a P.P.G.M.; he represented the District at the Plymouth A.M.C. in 1907; and he has for 15 years been permanent secretary to the Harbour of Peace Lodge.
The Church of St. Mary was built in 1859.
The Very Rev. Dean Crookall has been in charge since 1905.
MISS MARY LOUISA WOOD, the doyen in Manx music Circles, was born in Doughty-street London. and it was in the great metropolis she received her musical education She came to live in the Isle of Man as far back as 1857 and since then has been a resident of the Island In 1887 she organised her first Tonic Sol-fa class, and almost without a break she has from then to now engaged in teaching the system. Without doubt Miss Wood has done more than any other person living or dead to cultivate musical taste in the Isle of Man, and that the Island has attained to such a splendid position in the world of choral song is mainly owing to her enthusiasm, and self-sacrificing efforts. It was due to Miss Wood's suggestion that the Manx Musical Competitions, which have done so much to foster a love of music in the Inland, were instituted. She is devoted to the organ, and is now organist at Kirk Braddan. For several years she held a similar position at Kirk German (Peel) As it composer she has achieved considerable success. Her Manx Carol "Cold was the wind" being perhaps the best known of her works. For some years Miss Wood was a member of the Douglas School Board, and in this capacity rendered excellent service to the cause of education.
Mr. MORRISON was chosen President of the Liverpool Manx Society in October last. He occupies a leading position amongst artists in the Mersey city, and his proposer for the Presidency voiced the general confidence of the members that he " would be a very worthy representative of the Manx community in Liverpool."
Kirk Braddan, where Open-air Services are held during the Summer months.
DR. ROBERT MARSHALL was born at Stockport and educated at Owen's College, Manchester from whence he qualified in medicine in 1904, later taking the degree of M.D. in the University of Durham. He is a Fellow of the Society of Medical Officers. He was appointed Medical Officer of Health to the Douglas Corporation in 1907 ; and was elected to the House of Keys in September, 1910, at a bye-election caused by the death of Mr. Armitage Rigby. He defeated his opponent, Mr. Joseph Garside, by 138 votes. Dr. Marshall is a well-known figure in the social, religious, and intellectual life of Douglas.
MR. HOWLAND is Provincial Grand Master of the Isle of Man District of Oddfellows. He belongs to Ramsey, where he follows the trade of a butcher. Mr Howland has been connected with Oddfellowship for 25 years, taking a particular interest in the juveniles of which branch he has long been the secretary. He is a sidesman of St. Olave's Church.
The House of Keys contains three members bearing the surname Kerruish, two of whom represent the Sheading of Garff. Mr. Robert Kerruish is a yeoman in Maughold parish, owning the estates of Booil-e-Velt, Magher-Breck, and some smaller lots. Garff Sheading consists of two parishes, Maughold and Lonan (including Laxey), and Mr. Kerruish had to face opposition first to secure the seat at a bye election, and then to retain it at the last General Election. As a Wesleyan Methodist local preacher, Mr. Kerruish gives evidence of considerable profundity of thought in his pulpit discourses.
A RECENT portrait of the Vicar of Braddan, one of the few remaining clergymen of Manx nationality. Visitors to the famed open-air services in the old churchyard like to see the Canon in charge, and to observe the ability with which he combines the duties of parson, clerk, and precentor.
Mr STUART recently succeeded the Rev. A. Bradfield as second minister of the Douglas Wesleyan Methodist circuit. He has already evinced marked ability and energy in his present sphere of labour; he has begun a course of Scientific Temperance Lectures and started a Brotherhood at Victoria-street Church; and he is mayor's Chaplain Mr Stuart's past record is given thus in "The Methodist Who's Who, 1910" :---'b. 1873 at Leek, Staffs. ; s. of Rev. John C. Stuart, Educ Manchester Grammar School ; Yorkshire Coll. Leeds; St. John's Col , Camb. ; e m 1899 Assist. tutor of Headingley -Col., 1902-3. John Bright Prizeman of Victoria Univ. ; lst Class Honours Philosophy Victoria Univ. ; Late Scholar (Philosophy) and Fellow of the Victoria Univ. Publications: English Philosophical Styles; £100 Prize Essay published by the Victoria Univ." Mr Stuart's past circuits have been Preston (Lune-street). Falmouth, Birmingham (Mosely-road), and London (Brixton-hill).
The Calf of Man
Farm House, Calf Island
THIS interesting islet, situate at the southern extremity of the Isle of Man, has been purchased by Mr Samuel Haigh, of Huddersfield, from Mr G. D. L. Carey, of California. The circumference of the islet is about five miles, and the purchase price is reported to leave been £2650