[From Manx Families, A.W.Moore, MS 1889]

Frissel's of Ramsey


Crest: A deer - aoulsant

Arms: A Field, azure, semé with strawberries (fraises)

The name of this family, which was of no Manx origin, seems to have been written Frisil and Fraizeau indiscriminately. They settled in Scotland where the name became Fraser. The first of this family to come to the Isle of Man was John Frissell, who was a merchant in Ramsey at the end of the 17th century. He had a son John, who was a Member of the House of Keys from 1747 to 1757, when he became Attorney General. In 1734, he married Marjery, second daughter of Deemster Nicholas Christian of Ballastole, Maughold, who inherited that property from her father. John (born 1701, died 1787) and Marjery (died 1778) had issue John, Marjery, and Margaret. Marjery married R.A. Stevenson of Balladoole (see Stevenson's) and had issue. Margaret married the Rev. John Crellin, Vicar General (see Crellin's). And John (born 1737, died 1793, buried at Maughold) married in 1768 Elizabeth, daughter of Captain John Llewellyn (died 1801) and had issue (see below). John was a Member of the House of Keys from 1758 till his death. He was also High Bailiff of Ramsey. Both he and his father and his father's wife are buried in Ballure Churchyard, where there is a monument to their memory. John and Elizabeth Llewellyn had issue five sons and two daughters: John, Charles, William Henry, Nicholas Christian, Elizabeth and Margaret. John was in the Royal Navy and was wounded in the Battle of '[the OR Twenty- OR Thirty-] first of June' under Lord Howe. He married a French marchioness and settled in France and all trace of his issue is now lost. He paid several visits to Orrisdale, where he stayed with Deemster Crellin. He sold Ballastole to General Goldie. Charles was also in the Royal Navy. He died in 1810 unmarried, aged 38, and was buried at Ballure. William also entered the Navy. He married Miss Craine and had issue a son and a daughter. The son Edward, who was an advocate at the Manx bar, married Miss Thomas of Peel,1, n1 and had issue one son Edward who emigrated to New Zealand and has been lost sight of. Edward, the father, was a member of the Manx Bar. The other sons died without progeny. There was a daughter who married a Mr. Fother[?] Gill. The name Frissell is therefore now extinct in the Island.

1 Ballacosnahan [Dr Thomas had married Ann Cosnahan - they had several daughters, their one son Robert died relatively young]

n1 Edward Henry Frissell married Margaret Thomas als Woolsey, widow of Robert Thomas, who after death of husband took over as landlady of Peel Castle Hotel, she died shortly afterwards; MI was in St Peter's - in memory of Catherine FRISSELL alias CRANE relict of William FRISSELL Lieut RN who departed this life Feb'y 6th 1866 aged 86 years also in memory of Edward H FRISSELL Esq son of the above named William FRISSELL , Lieut RN who departed this life on the 22nd September 1870 aged 57 years.



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