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History of Manx People who came to America

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This curiously named booklet is described as

This material was originally gathered and written by members of the Greater Ohio Manx Society in the 1950's. Auxiliary of the North American Manx Association and from Family History Records

It was compiled with additions and corrections by Mildred Steed and published [in 1991] by
THE LAKE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Preparer, Virginia Reed
Edited by, Lydia McNaughton and Ruth Rhinehart

I have been informed that copies are available through the Lake County Genealogical Society, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077. Ordering information is available on their website at <www.Morleylibrary.org/>

The title reads as if copied from an entry in a card-index! Like many such books the level of material presented is very variable ; however the final chapters, consisting of the memoirs of Thomas Tear whose father had been the writer of the letters (two of which are reprinted here) that reputedly sparked the emigration, are more than enough to justify its acquisition.

The Contents list is given below - for obvious copyright problems I can do no more than quote from the sections giving sufficient information to identify the family. The information given on this page is generally in addition to that included and occasionally corrects what is given

In most chapters a family biography, post emigration, is included - I have generally listed only the emigrant founders (going back beyond these is generally difficult or impossible working only from the IGI and my interest is more in social demography than family history). The level of detail, and accuracy, varies considerably between chapters.

I have used '=' to indicate marriage, b. for born, bp. baptised and d. for death where appropriate. Apart from the extended section on Thomas Tear little or no Island background of any family is given.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 – Lake County Families
CHAPTER 2 – Northeastern Ohio Pioneers
CHAPTER 3 – Angus Munn Cowle Family
CHAPTER 4 – Teare Family
CHAPTER 5 – Caley Family
CHAPTER 6 – Callow Family
CHAPTER 7 – Casement Family
CHAPTER 8 – Crellin Family
CHAPTER 9 – Harrison Family
CHAPTER 10 – Killey Family
CHAPTER 11 – Harrison - Corlett History
CHAPTER 12 – Radcliffe Family
CHAPTER 13 – Records of Lake County, Ohio
CHAPTER 14 – Traditions and Tear Family - this and subsequent 5 chapters are concerned with William Tear/Gawne families.
CHAPTER 15 – The Gawne Family
CHAPTER 16 – Off to America
CHAPTER 17 – It's America
CHAPTER 18 – More Tear Family
CHAPTER 19 – Tear Farm and Land
CHAPTER 20 – Manx Advertisers - copies of the two Tear letters that appeared in the Manx Advertiser

Chapter 1

Brief Biography of Emily Alice Halsall Abel; b. 12 Feb 1879 Whitehaven (parents Thomas Halsall = Katherine Crellin) but following death of mother brought up, together with two siblings, by maternal grandmother Crellin in Andreas. The 1881 census gives details under Andreas Ballavarry:
CRELLIN Henery Head M 66 Farm Labourer born Andreas
CRELLIN Jane Wife M 56 Wife Ballaugh
CRELLIN William Son U 22 Tailor Andreas
CRELLIN Emily Daur - 14 Scholar Andreas
CRELLIN Ceasor Son - 12 Scholar Andreas
KINRADE John Grandson - 11 Scholar Andreas
HALSALL Isabella J. Grandaur - 9 Scholar born England
HALSALL Emily A. Grandaur - 3 --- born England

Chapter 2

Mentions John Cleator - Methodist local preacher.

Chapter 3

Angus Munn Cowle, (b. 1822, bp. Jurby) son of Thomas Cowle = Leonora Clarke from The Nappin Jurby. Emigrated 1841, remainder of family joined him in 1851.
IGI lists christening 11 Aug 1822 at Ballaugh. Parents married 25 Oct 1814 at Ballaugh; found children all christened at Ballaugh - Charles bp. 14 May 1815; Mary Ann bp. 13 April 1817; there may well be others.

Chapter 4

John Teare = Catherine ?, from Kirk Andreas. Emigrated with children John, Lace, James and Catherine in 1828 to Painesville.

These are very probably John Teare and Catherine Clarke m. 8 May 1813 at Andreas. Children, all christened Ballaugh: John bp. 26 Jun 1814; Catherine 9 Apr 1820; Lace 15 Feb 1824; James 24 Jul 1826, (the six year gap may indicate a dead child). They arrived in New York in July 1827 on board the Ocean along with many other Manx.

Chapter 5

Daniel Caley = Jane Kelly; of Jurby. Emigrated in 1831 with six of their 8 children (eldest Daniel, schoolmaster and Ann (m. Thomas Quayle) remained on Island) settling in Elyria near to John Gawne. Jane Caley d. 1838 from cholera aged 56.

Chapter 6

Family of John Callow = Catherine Cormode Callow. This chapter I found somewhat confusing but, with the great help of Diane Crellin whose tree it is, I offer the following (some children mentioned by Diane are not mentioned in the chapter):.
Of their 10 children it would appear some emigrated c.1833 as eldest John is reported to have returned to Island to sell his inheritance to sibling Thomas. Youngest brother Edmond is reported to have emigrated by 1833 and it is his family that is mostly described. Of John and Catherine's children the following appeared to come to Ohio - John (b. 1794); Jane (d. unmarried ?); Ann (= William Crowe in IoM); Edward (emigrated to Australia 30 years before returning to IoM); Charles (emigrated to Canada); Edmund (= Jane Quine) emigrated 1833 aged 33 {sic aged 21 ?]; Mary (b 27 Sep 1815) married a Mr Cleator.

The name Cormode (Kermode) is rendered in many different ways in the IGI - Cormoad etc.
They are I think John Callow=Catherine Cormode m. 17 Aug 1793 at Kk Bride. Children (all at Kk Bride)
John bp. 1 June 1794 m. Hannah Johnson d. 11 Jul 1876 (bur Leroy Cemetary Lake Co Oh
Thomas bp. 26 Mar 1796 (died at sea ?)
Daniel bp 7 Apr 1798 d. 1839? Andreas [not mentioned] Jane bp. 19 Sep 1800
Ann Callow bp. 14 Apr 1803 m. William Crowe 26 Dec 1829
Robert b 17 Mar 1805 d.1824 at sea [not mentioned]
Edward bp. 22 Nov 1807 m. Elizabeth Cleator ?
Charles bp. 31 May 1810 d. 5 Feb 1895 Pontiac Michigan
Edmund bp. 7 Jun 1812 m. Jane Quine in Ohio 27 Feb 1838, d. 12 Jan 1892
Mary bp. 27 Sep 1815 m. Daniel Cleator 1838 Kk Andreas.

Identifying Catherine is more difficult but I think she was daughter of Wm Cormoad=Margaret Corlett bp. 11 Jun 1774 at Jurby.

Chapter 7

Robert Casement = Ann Curphey both born in Ramsey c.1795, married Lezayre emigrated 1828 with five children: Jane, Katherine, Edward, Ann and Robert; five subsequent children born in USA. Biographies of a number of their families are given.

These were I think married 1 Oct 1814 at Kk Andreas. Children christened at Lezayre:
Jane bp. 15 Mar 1815
Kath bp. 12 May 1818
Ed ?
Ann ?
Robert bp. 21 Jul 1826

Chapter 8

John Crellin, emigrated 1837, aged 17, married (in Ohio) Jane Harrison (emigrated aged 2, family not given).

Again thanks to generous help of Diane Crellin he can be identified as son of Patrick Crellin = Magaret Collister; b. 13 Mar 1820. Emigrated, along with parents and the Crowe family in 1837. Died 27 Oct 1898
Jane Harrison, daughter Thomas Harrison and Catherine Corlett emigrated 1827 (?) m. 10 Mar 1846 (5 children) d. 1 Apr 1887.

Chapter 9

Baffling chapter unless it is misplaced and refers to the two daughters of Thomas Harrison = Catherine Corlett discussed in chapter 11:
Ann Harrison = James Quine (m. May 1848)
Jane Harrison = John Crellin (m. 1846) - mostly concerns this family.

Chapter 10

Family of William R. Killey = Ann Caley of Jurby. Their children emigrated together c. 1880 : William R. (b. 27 Jul 1858) [an interesting note states 'William oldest son of William R. was knighted by Queen Victoria']; John (b. 12 Nov 1859), Eliza (d. young); Edward (b. 12 Nov 1860). All married in Ohio.

William Kelly = Ann Jane Caley 1 Apr 1858 at Jurby where children christened.

Chapter 11

Family of Thomas Harrision (b. 4 May 1791) = Catherine Corlett (b. 12 Jan 1800) m. 9 Dec 1817 KkBride. Emigrated in 1827 with four children (a further 5 were born in Ohio) - Thomas (b. 28 Feb 1818); Catherine (b. 8 Apr 1820); Ann (b. 1823) and Jane (b. 1825). Stayed with Casements in Buffalo moving to Cleveland in 1833. Strong Methodists.

Thomas and Catherine married at Kk Andreas according to IGI. Ann bp. 15 Jan 1823; Jane 31 Jul 1825.

Mention of companion Hugh Knighin [Kaighen ?] later known as 'Carn' .;

Also mentions 1846 letter to Thomas Harrison from sister Jane Ann living at "Kirk Bride Parish on Kent, North Isle of Man" [I'm not sure how to interpret this The Ken (Mx Kione - the end) was in 1703 Manorial Roll as name of an Intack near Currough Patrick but not clear if this is meant] - gives some family history including emigration of both his and his wife's siblings to Cumberland..

Family of James Quine = Jane ? ; emigrated 1827 with son James (b. c1822) - this I think is the family on the Curler which makes her Jane Gawne, married 1817 at Jurby, emigrated with three children, two christened Andreas (I have not been able to find James).

Chapter 12

Thomas William Radcliffe (b. 1805 d. 1886) later known as Preacher Radcliffe (Wesleyan Methodist), emigrated to Cleveland, with parents, William Radcliffe and Bridget Lace, and Tear family, 1827, married Mary Kewish Corlett (b. 1800, d.1877) 30 Jan 1829 at Geauga Oh. and had six children: Thomas (b.1829), Charles (b. 1830).A subsequent child Mary Ann (b. 1833) is shown as born in Ohio - information in article confusing as to place of marriage and birth of children but thanks to Diane Crellin for additional clarification

Of their children
Mary Ann Radcliffe = Thomas Garrett (b 13 Feb 1816 ) born on Island
Henry Radcliffe = Elizabeth Crowe (b. 17 Jun 1840 Kk Bride) m. 10 May 1860
Others were Elizabeth and Norman

Chapter 13

This is a list of from May 1840 through to 1888 of 73 Manx applying for citizenship, or becoming, American citizens at Lake County Court House. (some data is confusing with declaration date post citizenship date!)

 

 

declaration

citizen

notes

Brew

Robert

Mar. 19, 1844.

Mar. 25, 1846.

 

Brew

William

Oct. 5, 1860.

   

Cain,

Edwin

Jun. 25.1852.

Apr. 25, 1850.

 

Caley

John Jnr

Nov. 3, 1860.

December 1859

28 years old

Callow

John

Apr. 12, 1845.

   

Cannon

Thomas

Oct. 15, 1859.

   

Christian

Samuel C.

Dec. 9 1855.

   

Clague

Edward

Apr. 24, 1849.

   

Collister

George

Oct. 15, 1841.

   

Collister

John

Mar. 19, 1844.

   

Collister,

William

 

[1856]

21st birthday.

Corkins

John

 

Oct. 3, 1872.

W. H. Corkins, witness.

Corlett

John

Aprl1 10, 1845.

   

Corlett

John

Oct. 14, 1852.

   

Corlett

John J.

June 15, 1844,

   

Corlett

Robert

Oct. 9, 1840.

   

Corlett

Thomas

 

1888.

27 years old,

Corlett

William

Oct. 14, 1852.

   

Corlett

William A.

Oct. 9, 1840.

Oct. 14, 1844.

 

Cowle

Angus M.

Feb. 4, 1854.

Oct. 9, 1864.

see chap 3

Cowley

John

Feb. 11, 1857.

   

Craine

William

June 15, 1852.

Mar. 2, 1855.

 

Craive

John

Oct. 9, 1840.

   

Crellin

James

Oct. 10, 1870.

   

Crellin

John

Oct. 12, 1868.

   

Crow

Will

May 7, 1840.

   

Curpehay

William

Oct. 9, 1858.

   

Garrett

J.T. or T.

 

Mar. 13, 1876

27 years old,

Garrett

James

Nov. 2,1859,

Oct. 31, 1860.

22 years old in 1859

Garrett

John

June 11, 1854.

   

Garrett

John 1st

Mar. 19, 1844,

Mar. 25, 1846.

 

Garrett

John 2nd

Mar. 19, 1844,

Mar. 25, 1846.

 

Garrett

John Jr

June 15, 1844.

   

Harrison

Charles

 

Nov. 1872.

35 years old,

Harrison

Thomas

Oct. 9, 1840.

   

Harrison

William

Oct. 12, 1868.

   

Harrison.

Thomas Jnr

Unknown.

Oct. 3, 1843?

 

Kelly

Robert

Nov. 5, 1860.

Oct. 10,1860

30 years old

Kelly

Thomas

May 7, 1840.

   

Kelly

William H.

 

May 28, 1872

John T. Boyd, witness.

Keovishe,

Charles

Mar. 20,1852.

   

Kissack

John

Oct. 3, 1843.

   

Kneal

Sebastian

Sep. 25, 1855.

   

Kneale

Daniel

Oct. 8,1860

Jul 16,1861

32 years old

Kneale

Thomas

Apr. 10, 1845.

   

Kneale

Thomas

Feb. 21, 1857.

   

Lace

Charles

Apr. 16, 1857

   

Lace

John

Nov. 19, 1852,

Oct. 8, 1860.

 

Lace

John T.

Mar. 19,1844.

   

Lace

Robert

 

[1860] 21 Birthday.

 

Looney

Edward

Oct. 9, 1840.

   

Paine

William Jnr.,

 

Jun 18,1852.

residence of three years previous of 21st Birthday.

Quayle

Thomas

Apr. 10, 1845.

Oct. 26, 1864.

 

Quilliams

Hugh

May 7, 1840.

   

Quine

James

Oct. 17, 1859.

   

Quine

John

Sep. 3, 1863.

   

Quine.

James

Oct. 3, 1852.

   

Quirk

James

 

Oct. 4, 1867.

21 years old,

Quirk

John

Mar. 4, 1859.

   

Quirk

John

May 7, 1840.

   

Quirk

John T.

Mar. 29, 1859.

   

Quirk

Thomas

Nov. 3, 1860.

May 13, 1860

21 years old,

Quirk.

Joseph Jnr

 

Aug. 3, 1872.

Thomas Quirk, witness.

Radcliffe

William

Nov. 7, 1856.

Mar. 21, 1871.

 

Skinner

Daniel

June 17, 1845.

   

Skinner

William

Oct. 9, 1844.

Oct. 8, 1869.

 

Tear

C.S.

Sep. 30, 184

   

Tear

John

Mar. 19, 1844,

   

Tear

John Jnr

Oct. 3, 1843.

   

Teel

William

Oct. 9, 1840.

Mar. 26, 1846.

 

Waterman

Phillips

Mar. 23, 1847.

   

Chapter 14-19

A history of the Tear family - includes a valuable record of their voyage to Ohio.

A family tree can be constructed and will be included in a later update to this page.

Chapter 20

Copies of William Tear's letters published in early 1827 in the Manx Advertiser - see letter of 18 Nov 1827 and a second of 25 Dec 1827.

 


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