[From IoM Examiner Annual 1929]
(The Right Rev. W. STANTON-JONES, D.D.),
enthroned as Bishop of Sodor and Man on July 3rd last. Is 62 years of age, and a native of Birkenhead, where he studied at St. Aidan's Theological College. Was ordained at Liverpool in 1891, and held incumbancies at Widnes, Everton, Kirkdale, Mliddleton, and Bradford. In 1910 he was appointed an honorary canon of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter's and Archdeacon of Bradford. He belongs to the same school of thought as the late Bishop, being a member of what is described as the Anglican Evangelical Group Movement. His ministrations have been characterised by wisdom, courage, and sympathy, and his gifts as a preacher. and his genial personality have quickly stirred up the affection of the Manx people for their new Bishop.
wife of the Lord Bishop, is a sister of Sir Arthur Yapp, of Y.M.C.A. fame. She has given her husband devoted help and encouragement, and many organisations affecting the life of women and girls have benefitted by- her inspiration. She is quite a gifted speaker, and was representative of the Bradford diocese in the National Assembly. She has held high office in the Mothers' Union and Girls' Friendly Society, and takes an active interest in the work of the National Council of Women.
was the successful candidate in the House of Keys bye-election in the Rushen Sheading on November 21st, an election caused by the elevation of Mr. J. R. Corrin to the Legislative Council. He is a son of the late Mr. Henry Kelly of "Ballaqueeney," Port St. Mary. The new member was the nominee of the Rushen Political Progressive Association, of which body he is one of the pioneers, and with whose activities he has been identified since he was nineteen years old. He is a Wesleyan local preacher, a member of the Rushen Water Board. a member and ex-chairman of the Port St. Mary Commissioners, and delegate to the Isle of Man Municipal Association of which body he has been twice chairman.
is the latest acquisition to the Isle of Man Education Authority, being elected to that body a few weeks ago in succession to the late Mr. Joseph Phillips, J.P. Like his predecessor, Mr. Higgins has been identified in a most practical way with the activities of St. Mary's Church, and his invaluable work and generosity in connection with that excellent institution has been exemplified in many ways. Though somewhat reticent in disposition and unaccustomed to public life, he is possessed of qualities of heart and head which make for able and just service, and we predict for him a public career of usefulness and Honour. His is well known he conducts a flourishing fish and poultry business in Douglas and Ramsey.
the first agricultural organiser to be appointed to the Isle of Man. He is 29 years old, and hails from Penicuik, Midlothian, Studied at the Edinburgh University and the Edinburgh and East of Scotland College of Agriculture, and obtained the degree of B.Sc. (Agriculture). Was for three years county- agricultural organiser for the three Border counties of Berwickshire, Rosburghshire, and Sellcirkshire, and for two years vice-principal of the Chadmore Agricultural Institute, Suffolk. Selected for the Isle of Man post out of 400 applicants, and commenced his duties on September 5th, 1928.
was appointed Captain of the Parish of Loran last May, in succession to the late Mr. J. Leigh Goldie-Taubman. On the 15th of the same month he was elected Chairman of the Douglas Board of Guardians. Mr. Cowley is a native of Lonan, and has for some years been farming in the parish, as well as conducting a seed merchant's business, in Douglas. He is probable the, most , widely known Wesleyan local preacher in the Isle of Man, and is endowed both with a fine intellect and a large measure of practical capacity.
was on August 8th, 1928, appointed Deputy Borough Engineer and Survevor, in succession to Mr. W. E. Orchard, who relinquished the post to take over an appointment at Thornaby-on-Tees. Mr. Bregazzi is 30 years old, and is a son of Mr. J. R. Bregazzi, journalist, of Douglas. He was educated at Liverpool University,. and served for several years as chief assistant to Mr. F. G. Cornish (Surveyor General of the Isle of Man) prior to taking up the municipal appointment.
represents the third generation of a family associated both with the Wesleyan ministry and the Isle of Man. His grandfather, Rev. Philip Garrett, a noted Wesleyan Minister in his day was born at Douglas in 1771, and his father, Rev. William Garrett was appointed Superintendent of the Ramsey Wesleyan Circuit in 1870, an office which the Rev. W.T. Garrett entered upon last September.
the young Manx golf professional who was runner-up in the open golf tournament held in Douglas last June, This distinction was achieved among twelye eminent British golf professionals, and Mr. Taggart's performance was described by a leading critic as "most brilliant, and a good augury for the future of England in the golfing world." He is 22 years old, and is a son of Mr. Joseph Taggart, of Wilmslow, Cheshire (formerly of Castletown), and a nephew, of Mr. James H. Taggart, of "Ennerdale," Hutchinson Square, Douglas. In addition to his notable performances in the Isle of Man he has figured conspicuously in world-famous tournaments.
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