Isle of Man Family History Society Journal Volume vii no 1 Jan 1985



17th November 1984
Dear Mr. Cleator,
Having just received the latest Journal, I set to wondering whether I had any contribution to make which would be interesting enough for inclusion. I had already written to Iris Lyle regarding my very dear Kewley Aunt (Lily Williams) who has given me so many photographs and told me so much about the Island and the Kewleys. She is one generation closer to the old Arch Deacon than myself, and is now so crippled with arthritis, that it is impossible for her to travel over there ever again.

However, when I visited her last week in her Birkenhead home, she had turned out the above photograph of Archdeacon Kewley and the then Governor -I wonder whether any of you would know his name ? It seems to have been taken in the 1920's at the Villa ;Marina. Apparently it was one of a number for sale, and my Grandmother (Amy Kewley, wife of William Henry) was on holiday at the time and she bought this.
Also included is the following letter written to Lily by the Arch Deacon when he received the news of my father's death in 1917:

" Andreas Rectory,Ramsey,Isle of Man16 June 1917
My dear Lily,
We are deeply grieved to learn the sad news conveyed by your letter received tonight.
We know how deeply you will feel the loss of brave John, but you have the comfort of knowing- that he died at the post of duty, that he laid down his life for his friends and his country. This. is the greatest honour any man can have.
In your sorrow you will feel justly proud of him, as we all feel proud, for he has conferred honour on the family.
His memory will remain ever sweet and I am sure that you would rather have him entered his well earned eternal rest in this way than to have him with you as a shirker and coward escaping his duty like some I am sorry to say in the Isle of Man who will be despised to the end of their days.
With our kind love and deepest sympathy with you all,
Yours affectionately,
J. Kewley Archdeacon"

William Henry Kewley's branch is the last of our line on the Brew Kewley Family Tree, and as the sons only produced daughters, the Kewleys have died out. Lily was the only one to have a son (Kenneth Williams) who sadly died last month at the age of 49.yours sincerely,Cornie Green,35 Church Road,West Kirby,Wirral, Merseyside.

PS. Am in the middle of typing grave inscriptions of Old Braddan for Iris.I have already done over 300, in spite of jamming one finger in the car boot, slicing another with the meat knife and jamming another between two tubular steel framed chairs' (Three down, seven to go - Please keep up the hard work, dedicated workers like yourself are hard to find. Ed)



I have often wondered what those rapidly-becoming—legendary figures of Manx historical studies, such as J.J. Kneen, David Craine and especially W.C. Cubbon would have made of our Family History Society, had they lived into our age of photocopies and microfiches, Imagine then my delight when my 95 year— old kinsman put into my hands an autograph letter of W.C. Cubbon sent to him thirty years ago. It reveals so much of his open, human spirit, as well as reflecting the mood of those post—war years — which lasted longer than we sometimes think — when a parcel of goodies from America made a highly— appreciated addition to our European fare. But especially does it lift a curtain on the past and give a vivid picture of both my own family history and his, and as a tail piece it reveals the master’s mind on matters so dear to our own Society’s heart.

Here then it is:— "Cairbrie, Albany Road,

Douglas, Man.
22 June 1954

My dear Jimmie,

What a fairy godmother you are! I received a postcard from a London firm on 3rd June, that a parcel was a-coming from New York. And today, June 22, the parcel has arrived! And I felt in my bones that it was a Jimmie Kissack parcel. And so it proved to be!

Gur y mie eu, mooar, my Dooinney! (Good thanks I give you., my boy!)

I think the Mistress must have had a hand in. the choosing of the eight tins. And she couldn’t have chosen nicer and rarer fruit. So she has my thanks too.

And strange to say, your sister Maggie and Bessie Mylchreest are due to visit me on Thursday. And they are as equal to be welcomed as the parcel that came this morning a couple of thousand miles — also a blessing to me.

I have had staying with me since last January a brother six years younger than me — James aged 83 - He had been over 40 years in business as a Tailor at Seattle. He seems quite content to stay, and will probably end his days here. He is very deaf but loves walking in the country even alone. He doesn’t want to be bothered on the high road, but loves the hills.

Our mutual friend David Craine tells me. he has been a-chasn’ Kiasages all over the north, and he now feels that he’s got ye! at last! My own feelin is that you are a Kirk Christ Lezayre family - near Kerrowmooar, near Sulby Glen..

A Kissack merchant in Ramsey about 1810 issued his own card money for half a crown. Wouldn’t be jesh if you were able to make your half-crowns out of cardboard, and pay a big staff on the lek o’ that!

I believe Parson Kissack that I knew in the 1880's was one of that lot.

Parson Kissack came into our school always on a Monday morning. His chin had a dimple, and in shaving he often bled it, and that always caught my eye. He gave us a Bible lesson. I can never forget that Parson for another reason,

He once came into my father’s house. A father said: "Has Pazon Kissage ever been in our house before?’ And mother said "No". Then, said Jon Cubbon, "I’ll mark the event!" He went into the back kitchen and brought out a hatchet, and with it he made a V mark in. the wood rafter that carried the ceiling above. "There now", said Jon Cubbon, "I’ve been going to church in the Sunday morning when I’m in port, and you’ve seen me there, and I go to chapel in the evenings, and this is the first time you’ we been in. this house! When look up we will be reminded of thatt" And Pazon Kissack enjoyed the experiemce, I think.

And, somehow or other, when I remember your face, with the twinkle in your eye. Pazon Kissage comes into my memory. And I’ll have to examine your Maggie’s face when she comes on Thursday!

These Kissages were Northside Kissages, and you are one.

There is a Kissage of Ballakissage in Kirk Santan, which tells a different story. It is one that I’ll tell you later, for it is a long one.

You know Mr. Richard Cain the popular president of the W.M.A. His first wife was one.

A fellow came to see me from Australia a month or two ago. He was of a Kissack family who had emigrated three generations ago. He knew nothing of his family only that they had an estate near Douglas called San Town! It all came out in the pedigree I was able to give him, back to 1580 about! And he was of the same breed as Dick Cain’s first wife!

Now, dear Jimmie, I’ll ring off, and soon to bed.

Kind regards -to you, and thanks to the wife and yourself.

dy firrinagh,

W. Cubbon

P.S. My greatest desire is that we should have an official genealogist attached to the Government, appointed by Tynwald. More of that later."

But there was to be no "more of that later" He finished his long life on January 1, 1955. But it is interesting to be able to say that Jimmie Kissack was a descendant in the sixth generation of a William Kissage, a miller of Lezayre, who died in 1718, and Pazon Kissack was a fifth generation descendant in another line. And the Bessie Mylchreest who was Jimmie’s sister, Maggie’s friend, was to become Jimmie’s second bride, 27 years later in Malew Church on October 3, 1981, when I was best man. He had returned to the Island he had left in 1909. They chose Malew because it was there that both of their parents’ weddings had taken place. Then I, with some smug pride, remarked that it would be 94 years since Jimmie’s parents had married, Bessie retorted "But it is 99 since mine"

Rex Kissack

[FPC short bio of W.Cubbon (director of Manx Musem) available - W.C.Cubbon (not the same as W.Cubbon) was also known as an antiquarian (and at one time owner of Rushen Abbey which he excavated - possibly Rex Kissack confused the two. Note also that W Cubbon would have been familiar with microfilms!]


"A Bit of my LACE History"

Fron the contents of a letter written on the 15th March 1850 to my great-grandmother JANE CORLETT, who was, at that time living in Cheshire, England, an interesting tale unfolds The letter was sent by her sister ELIZABETH LAWSON in compliance with JANE's request to give what information she (ELIZ) could concerning their deceased uncle WILLIAM LACE, who had died about 1827.

The letter reveals that In. LACE was a Coach Spring Maker who lived in Carpentar Street, Philadelphia, USA, where he had emigrated from the Isle of Man. ELIZABETH suggests that WILLIAM QUAYLE, an intimate friend of In. LACE’s would be able to give further information regarding their late uncle’s death.

It goes on to say that QUAYLE’s wife had been living with mi. LACE and after his death she appeared in Court at Phildelphia to make an oath as his nearest of kin, but her husband interposed and stated to the Court that the deceased had a brother and sister living on the Isle of Man and that his wife had no claim to the estate whatsoever. Upon hearing this the Court appointed an administrator but when the Manx relatives contacted him they were told that he’d gone to Washington on business.

ELIZABETH’s letter to her sister also mentions that they had received a letter from MARGARET QUAYLE dated 31st May 1840, which contained the following:— "You wished us to give you some information concerning your Uncle’s estate. Old Mr. Quayle died about 2 years ago. Her son James, we are told, took the property before his mothers death and she died of want. Brother has made enquiries concerning the fraud but can give no further information whatever concerning the estate."

The final page of a second letter sigsed by a cousin, D. GALLEY, Sulby, I.O.M., says this:— "Uncle Lace was married but his wife, we were informed and his children died before himself. It was stated by Uncle Lace when in the Isle of Man on a visit that he had 500 acres in the States. Dear cousin, as I write for your sister, please write again and give us all the information you can and I will immediately reply. Pray do not neglect this."

A postscript to this letter says:— "Uncle Lace was represented by Mr. Quayle as being very wealthy when he died. There was money belonging to him in the Stock Bank and Houses in Philadelphia."

The question is, why did the relatives of Wm. LACE leave it for so many years before they made enquiries into the fraud? The answer will remain a mystery with only the letters as tantalising proof that it ever happened.

I decided to see how D. CALLEY, the writer of the letters, fitted into our family tree. With the kind help of Mrs. Mylchreest (Your Research correspondent) it was found that at the time of the 1851 census there was a DANIEL CALEY living at Sulby Village. He was a Grocer and Baker, employing two men. He had a wife ISABELLE and an infant son DANIEL aged 7 months.

Also living in the household were MARY QUAYLE, a servent and his mother JANE CALEY. So here was the Aunt Caley who was mentioned in the first letter!

Further checking showed that she was a sister to ELIZABETH LACE, the mother of JANE CORLETT and ELIZABETH LAWSON, but, there is still one very important part of the jigsaw missing, that of the baptism of WILLIAM LACE, who as far as we know was the son of WILLIAM LACE and MARGARET CHRISTIANS apart from that everything else fits into place.

Mrs. Frances Stewart,

New Zealand



from Mrs. Shirley Foster of Stokes Valley, New Zealand

1861 Census, Greengate, Salford, Lancs., UK (17 Upper George Street)

QUILLISH, John R. married 44 Provisions Dealer Born: I.O.M.









Attends Shop

Salford, Lanca





Salford, Lancs

John R.




Salford, Lanes





Salford, Lanes





Salford, Lance





Salford, Lanes






13 Mount Broughton, Salford, Parish of St. John

GARRETT, Jeremiah Head 67 Ret. Printer Otley, Yorks
WOOD, Mary Servant 54 General Servant Ramsey, I.O.M.
CORLETT, Anne Serv (Unm) 36 General Servant Ramsey, I.O.M.

2 Roman/Rowan Place, Parish of St. John

LAMBICHI, ? Head 52 Shipping Merchant Turkey
Aspasia Wife 34 Greece
Demetrius Son 2 Manchester, Lancs
RAFAEL, Thomas Visitor 39 Merchant Greece
BROMHALL,, Jane Serv (Unm) 35 Domestic Serv. & Nurse Shrops., UK
CORLETT, Elizabeth Serv (Unm) 33 Domestic Serv. & Cook I.O.M.

Lancaster Street, Sedley (Township of Pendleton, Eccles)

QUALE, Catherine Servant 45 Domestic (Unmarried) I.O.M.

6 Bond Street, Salford (Parish Holy Trinity)

CRELLIN, Joseph Head 23 Engine Fitter Manchester, Lancs
Phebe Wife 22 Chester, Cheshire

1841 Census, Dumplington, Barton.-upon-Irwell

CHRISTIAN, Sarah age: 65

Shipping London to Lyttelton, New Zealand "ATHENIC" Arrival 6 Nov 1906

CORLETT, Edward Age 29 Painter
Emily 29 Wife
John J. 2 Child

London to Wellington, New Zealand "IONIC" Arrival 9 Oct 1906

CLAYTOR, Miss F. Age 21

"Dominion Newspaper, Feb. 1983"

CORLETT, Arthur John (Jack) on 26 Feb 1983 in Auckland, father of Barry Kathleen, Marion, Colleen, Robert, Kevin and their families. Waikumete Cremetorium Chapel. Communications to: 41 Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand.

STRAY from. Great Bromley, Essex

Burial, page 14, No. 112 1822 Oct 9, Jane Cubbon of ye Isle of Man, age 22

Liverpool 1851 Census, No. 8 St. Thomas District, 123 Park Lane

QUILLIAM, John Head Unmarried 34yrs Boot & Shoemaker born: IOM.
Catherine Mother Widow 6lyrs I.O.M.
Catherine Sister U/M 2lyrs Liverpool

Baptism: St. Peter’s Church, Liverpool, 26th January 1829:

William QUILLIAM: Father James Quilliam Sailmaker
Mother Elizabeth of Layton Street, Liverpool



(Manxmen and their Cornish Neighbours)

(Reproduced by kind permission of the Laxey Committee)

Part 4

The story of the Laxey Revival by Roselyn Callin

Ted Weier, a neighbor who lives m the old Thomas Kelly homestead, brought a notebook to Geneaviewe Callin and asked if she would be interested in having it. The book was included in a box of books he had purchased at a household auction sale. The secretary's notebook contained minutes of Sunday School meetings and annual Laxey picnic planning meetings from 1857-1886 held at the Laxey Church. Of course, she was interested: It was a fascinating book.

Soon after, Mae Reese, West Allis, and Willard Reese, Madison, first cousins of Genevieve, came visiting one afternoon. They were also interested in seeing the Laxey Church record book. Instead of a family picnic for that summer, Robert suggested reviving the Laxey picnic and include the neighbourhood. Mae and Willard thought it was a great idea and encouraged us to proceed with it.

We decided to ask a few of the neighbors to our home for an evening to see if there was any interest in making it a community project. Bob was interested especially because his Dad, Sandy Callin. came from Laxey, Isle of Man, in 1914, and was always interested in the old Manx Church and Cemetery. His mother's grandfather, Thomas Kelly, was lay preacher at the Laxey Church and was trustee at the time the church was built. Genevieve also has relatives buried in the cemetery, so, of course she was interested in the committee. His sister Norma, and John Birchery were also interested in preserving her Manx heritage and came to the meeting from Blanchardville.

We asked Wayne and Jayne Watkins to attend. Wayne had been m the town board and was responsible for getting the work done or doing it, to have it look like it does today: grading, planting the grass and evergreen trees, and getting the Memorial plaque from the State Historical Society. Also at the time he was 4-H leader and the members weeded the rows of trees and planted flowers around the Memorial. He was not a Manxman but was interested in the preservation of this old landmark.

Alva and Elva Spargo, Den and Mary Ellen Jewell were called as the picnics of old were held on their grandfather Nicholas Jewell's farm, directly across from Laxey Cemetery. Alva was Iowa County Co-ordinator for the Wsconsin State Old Cemetery Society and was instrumental in copying the tombstone inscriptions at Laxey Cemetery and others in the county.

Ruth and Will Jungbluth were aslmd as Ruth is a historian and genealogist and had written news items for the Mineral Point Democrat for several years.

Trafford and Marietta Trevorrow, farming in the area, both past schoolteachers. were interested in preserving the past. Marietta and her sister Doris were born and raised in the neighborhood, daughters of Frank and Eva Jewell, granddaughters of Nicholas Jewell,

LaVon McMahon. who lives in Mineral Point. was born and raised in the neighborhood. LaVene and Leland were children of Oscar and Hattie Pellow. Her uncle, Ben Pellow, owned the farm adjoining the cemetery in the east.

Martha Evans was born and raised in the area, daughter of Will and Ida Gowley. Her parents mmd the farm that Sandy and Genevieve Callin moved on in 1930. Marthals grandfather, John Cowley, came from the Isle of Man and was a trustee at the time the church was built. Marthals grandparents are buried in Laxey Cemetery. Till and Martha contributed monetarily to the development of the cemetery.

Gerald and Delva Harris, former residents, have always been interested in the neighborhood and didn't pull up their roots completely when they moved to their new home near Dodgeville. Gerald's ancestors were living in the area when the church was built.

Ed and Eunice Jowell are not Manx either, but Ed's father lived in the neighborhood since 1915 - a stone's throw away from the Bloomfield Church.

last, but not least, Jim Jewell, great-grandson of Nicholas Jewell, has always been Interested in the history and people. He is a writer and has written many articles about Laxey for newspapers.

At our first meeting in April, 1978. all present were interested in reviving the Laxey picnic. Robert Call:Ln was verbally elected president and Jim Jewell, sectreary. The date of the first picnic was set for July 4, 1978. The many planning meetings that followed were held in various homes with a pot-luck lunch, enjoyed by all for their fellowship. All the cooperation and work was needed for a successful picnic.

At the 1960 picnic each person registering could cheek a column if they were interested in joining a Wisconsin Manx Society. There was interest shown so plans were made to have the first meeting July 5, 1981, to be held at the Heritage House in Madison.

An article was placed in the Wisccnsin State Journal. Letters were also sent to people of Manx descent and asked them to spread the word. There were 55 people Dresent at the first meeting, all enthusiastic to continue and to form a Wisconsin Manx Society.

So, the seed of the Wisconsin Manx Society was planted in the living of Genevieve Callin's home in April of 1978, cared for and nurtured by the Laxey committee until it developed into our present Wisconsin Manx Society in full bloom.

At the March 1982 meeting the governing board decided to make the Laxey Committee honorary members of the Wisconsin Manx Society.

Manx shield. An Unique Gift by Jim Jewell

At the 1978 Laxey picnic a guest book with the names of over 150 people who attended the event was sent with Mrs.'Lily Kelly to take back to Laxey in the Isle of Man.

Mrs. Kelly, who lives at Peel on the Island, was visiting the United :States and was an honored guest at the picnic. She presented the guest book to the Laxey Commissioners, and they decided to come up with a return gift.

A beautiful hand-made carved shield was sent to Robert and Roselyn Callin as a gift from the people of Laxey.

The Commissioners agreed that a shield would be most appropriate return gift and as Laxey has no shield or crest of its am, Mr. Tm Clague, created one.

The.shield contains mahogany wood salvaged from an old shipwreck and Manx Bog Oak completes the quartering strip. The edge of the shield was pelleted in the Bog Oak, which is a native Manx oak black and very hard. In the shield it represents part of the Island heritage.

The top left quarter of the shield has the familar three legs denoting the Isle of Man. Bottom left are two smelt salmon, one male and one female, for Laxa or the Salmon River. The dark blue background denotes the sea depths. Two miners pickaxes in tandem occupy the bottom right quarter. The smaller piokaxe is symbolic of Snaefell Mines and the larger represents the Great Laxey Mines and the TT course at the head of Laxey Valley. The white background denotes daylight above the mines. The top right quarter has the Great Laxey Wheel, a historical landmark in Laxey. The quarter has a sky blue background.

The Voyage to America

For most European immigrants in the period from 1830-1850, the typical voyage to America by ship was one of endurance.

In Cornwall, England, for example, the demand for transportation to America exceeded the supply of available passenger ships. To fill the demand common freight ships, never designed to carry passengers, were pressed into service bringing boatloads of desperate people to a new land of hope and promise.

Most European families traveled by the lowest cost possible which was the steerage class. The following steerage conditions are from Senate Document No. 753, December 5, 1910. It appeared in a family history book owned by Mrs. Roselyn Callin.

In the mid and late 1800's when thousands of immigrants came to America from Europe, the people carried on ships such as the "Hermann" were looked upon as so much freight, with mere transportation as their only due. The sleeping quarters were large compartments. accomodating as many as 300 or more persons per compartment area. The passengers were divided into three classes; namely. women without male escorts, men travelling aloney and family groups.

Each class was housed in a separate compartment and the compartments were often in different parts of the vessel. The berths were in two tiers. with an interval of 2 feet and six inches of space above each. They consisted of an iron framework containing a mattress, a pillow (or more often a life presever as a substitute) and a blanket. The mattress and the pillow, if any, were filled with straw and seaweed, A piece of iron piping placed at a height where it would separate the mattresses was the "partition" between berths.

Generally, the passengers had to retire early almost fully dressed to keep warm. Throughout the entire voyage from 7 to 17 days, the berths received little or no attention from the stewards. The berth was 6 feet long, 2 feet wide, and had 2½ feet of headroom. This was all the room to which the steeraje passenger had a right, No space was designated for hand baggage and all belongings had to be kept in the berth. Towels and other toilet items which the passenger had to furnish, took up more space in the berth.

Floors were of wood. Sweeping was the only form of clesinin done. Sometimes sweeping was done several times a day, especially when litter was from food sold by the steward for his own profit.

The waste from vomitings of seasick people often was permitted to remain a long time before being removed, and the wood floors continually reeked of foul odors because they ware not washed. The open deck available to the steerage passengers was very limited, and separate dining rooms wore not available. The sleeping empartments were, therefore, the constant abode of the majority of passengers.

During days of continued storms, when the unprotected deck could not be used at all, the berths and the passageways were the only space where steerage passengers could spend their time. The filth and stench were added to the very limited space available, the result was almost unendurable, having a harmful effect on the health and morale of all. The air in the rooms where the passengers were confined was invariably bad, and passengers recovering from seasickness laid In their berths in a stupor, due to breathing air where the oxygen had been mostly replaced by foul gasses.

It was necessary for passengers to periodically go to the open deck for fresh air. While there were separate wash rooms and lavatories for men and women, neglect by the stewards for cleanliness and serviceability contributed to uncomfortable and unsanitary conditions. There were too few wash basins and the lavatories were always crowded. Cold salt water was generally the only water available for washing and one hot water tap served several lavatories. This water was usually the only water available to wash dishes by passengers.

Floors of wash rooms and lavatories were damp and often dirty until the last day of the voyage, when they were cleaned in preparation for the inspection at the Port of Entry. Regular dining rooms were not part of the steerage class. Tables and seats were not susfioient to seat all the passengers and no effort was made to correct this problem by the stewards. Many of the passengers took their dish of food and ate in their berths. For serving food, each passenger was given.a set of crude eating utensils for the entire journey. They would pass in single file before several stewards who were serving, and each received his rations.

He had to find a place, wherever he could, to eat his meal and later wash his own dishes and then hide them until the next meal. Food served included bread, potatoes, and meat, and sometimes food left-overs from the first and second class galleys. Coffee was bad. Vegetables, fruits and pickles formed a small part of their diet and were of poor quality. The monotony of food serving was relieved by purchases at the canteen. by those who had the money.Milk was supplied for small children.




An extract from the Douglas 1851 census [including House of Industry]



The Last Will & Testament of William Walker, Rector of Ballaugh, 1729

In the name of the ever blessed Trinity Father Son & Holy Ghost to whom be glory for ever Amen.

I William Walker L.L.D. Rector of Ballaugh & one of the Vicars Genl. of this Isle being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory (for which I render praise to God) do make this my last will in the manner foll.

First I Commend my soul into the hands of the Almighty hoping thro the merits and passion of' my blessed Saviour to obtain the remission of all my sins and my body I leave to be decently buried in Ballaugh Chancel vizt without the altar rail as my Exors. hereafter named shall see proper and as to such worldly goods as it has pleased God of his great mercy to bless me with I do hereby dispose of the same as folls.

I bequeath towards erecting a school house on the piece of ground lately purchased and given by me to the Parish of Ballaugh the sum of four pounds.

I leave to the poor of the said Parish after all my Just debts are paid forty shillings to be distributed by the wardens within a twelve month after my decease.

Item, I humbly desire the Lord Bishop of this Isle, my truly esteemed Father in Xt & will be pleased to accept Two broad pieces of gold and my seal Ring as a token of most real affection and veneration for him and I pray God his Lops days may be long ~ happy on earth for the good of this poor church and for the preservation of its doctrine and discipline,

Item. I leave to my Godson the Revd. Mr. Thomas Wilson Doct. caves works. To my good friends Mr John and Mr. William Murray Merchants a guinea a piece as a pledge of my great esteem for them, and to my two God children Mrs. Elinor and Mr. John Murray a guinea each to be laid out by their father for them in good books.

Item, I leave to my faithful Brother in office Mr. Vicar Genl. Curghey one of my gold rings To my sister Margt. Woods five pounds, To my sister Anne twenty shillings which Capt. Sylvester Radcliffe owes me and to my sister Catherine Teare a gold ring.

Item. I declare that fifteen Pounds of my neice Hannah Cowles portion is yet unpaid & I desire that a feather bed which I partly promised at her marriage may be given her with suitable furniture as also a three year old heifer now in the mountains.

Item. I leave to my neice Anne Cannon all the sheep and lambs which are in partnership betwixt her husband and me with such other sheep in his flock as are wholly my own, and to my Godson William Cannon the heir of Cooilshallagh the three pounds which I lent his grandfather. I bequeath to my two nephews William Smith and Robt. Woods four pounds each to help to put them to trades and to my neice and God daughter Elinor Woods the like sum at four pounds.

Item. I bequeath to my cousin Joanna Cannel of London, if living one of my gold rings.

Item. To my old faithful servant Thomas Cannel my white faced horse, all my Tithe lambs of this year, a cow worth a least thirty shillings, a bowle of barley, a second choice pot and an old coat vest and breeches of my clothes.

Item. I bequeathed to my dear and ever honoured mother three blankets, two pair of sheets, two of the lesser pewter dishes, six plates, some few wooden vessels, towards keeping house again, and likewise a choice cow together with three pounds per ann. during her life beseeching and charging my Exers. for Christ Jesus sake that she may not want anything that may be necessary for her during the remainder of her days.

Item. I bequeath to Mr. Stanley Parker a Book worth at least five or six shillings in token of my respect for his grandmother. To my God daughter Mrs. Catherine Cosnahan a two year old heifer. To my god daughter Mrs. Jane Allen and to my godson Mr. James Ross each a guinea, and I do remit to my kinswoman Jane Craine twenty shillings of the money which her husband and she borrowed of me.

Item. I leave to my dear friend the Rev. Mr. Ross my best x x x x x Cassock, my broad cloath coat and vest, my second best hat, three pairs of choice stockings, all my wearing linden and bands and three bowls of barley of this the ensuing crop, and it is my desire that all my written sermons may be disposed of as I have given him directions.

Item. I bequeath to the Revd. Mr. Woods junr. my second best cloth gown and cassock and thirty shillings worth of my books at the discretion of my Lord Bishop and my Ex's., a stone of my best wool and a gold ring to my fellow labourer and friend the Revd. Mr. Halsall my new prunella gown and cassock, to the Rev. Mr. John Cosnahan my riding mare and some good book of a crown value. To the Vicar of Jurby Ten shillings worth of books and ten shillings in money to my God daughter Baker. To the Rev. Mr. Edward Moor ten shillings worth of books and I bequeath to Mrs. Elizabeth Heywood a guinea to buy a mourning ring.

Lastly as it is well known how great my obligations are to the family of Balladooil I should think myself bound were my effects never so considerable to be principally grateful to them I do therefore bequeath to John Stevenson Esq. these following pieces of plate: my silver tankard, two silver cans, six silver spoons, and a silver porringer, to Mrs. Elizabeth Stevenson my god daughter, and I leave to Mrs. Elinor Slater alias Gibbons half a guinea -and do hereby constitute and ordain. my ever honoured friend Mrs. Alice Stevenson widow sole executrix of all the residue of my goods and chattels moveable and immoveable whatsoever requiring her to give to her four daughters some small part of: the efforts to buy them mourning rings by which I may be remembered by them, and I beseech God of his infinite mercy to shower down his blessings in all the branches of that worthy family and make them and their descendants partakers of his manifold gifts and graces both here and hereafter. I do further desire that the Rev. Mr. Ross and Mr. Woods junr. do give their best advise and assistance to my Exr in the management of all things relating to this executorship she satisfying them for their trouble expense etc.

Testimony of all Which I have herewith subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 13th June 1729.
Eid. die.
This is signed and sealed by the Rev. Doctor Walker & declared to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us
Thos. Sodor & Man )
Will Ross ) Jurate Jury 20. 1729
Edwd. Moor )
The Exor sworn in form of Law & gave in pledges the Rev. Mr. Henry Allen & Mr. W. Murray of Douglas mercht.
Probatum Est. examined by: Sam. Harris E R.


Old Kirk Andreas


D.11 Sacred/ to the memory of/ CATHRINE MINTO,/ alias KELLY, wife of/ WILLIAM MINTO, who departed this life/ the 3rd of August 1844,/ aged 33 years./ "Angels rejoice, a child is born/ Into your happier world above;/ Let poor short-sighted mortals mourn/ While on the wings of heavenly Love/ An everlasting spirit flies,/ To claim her kindred in the skies"./ Sacred/ to the memory of/ ARCHIBALD MINTO, a native of/ Roxburghshire, North Britain and Late resident of Ballavodden/ in this parish 23 years./ He departed this mortal life on/ the llth day of December/ 1824 Aged 62 -/ Sacred to the memory of JOHN MINTO/ son of THOMAS MINTO of Ballavodden and of/ ISABELLA his wife nephew of the above named/ ARCHIBALD MINTO who was washed overboard/ the brig Lid of Liverpool in the Bay of Biscay/ on the 3rd day of December 1811;/ in the 18th year of his age./ Also/ WILLLAM MINTO/ Nephew of the above/ who died Dec. 15th 1866/ Aged 58 years. /Also/ MARGARET,/ wife of the above WILLIAM MINTO/ who died Feb. lst 1904/ Aged 79 years./ Her end was peace.


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