Isle of Man Family History Society Journal Volume viii no 2 April 1986



Hello again, and welcome to our journal’s spring edition, which hopefully should arrive sooner than the last edition. To all of you who wrote or phoned, I did not realise we were so popular, enquiring as to its whereabouts, please accept our sincere apologies for the delay. Unfortunately, the Tourist Board had delays in finalising their 1986 advertising, and this delayed the cover printing, and as you’ll appreciate, one does not bite the hand that feeds you!

Once again we have had a cabinet style reshuffle on the executive committee, saying good-bye to familiar faces and welcoming a new one; and to those who merely changed hats, we hope that they will bring the same enthusiasm to their new positions.

Sylvia Mylchreest is now our secretary, having exchanged places with Pam Killip, who now joins the research squad with Priscilla Lewthwaite. I think a case of out of the frying pan into the fire for both! Barney Young, our librarian, has sadly retired after having made sterling efforts to re-organise and index our library, his position being filled by Mona Christian.

Would members and other societies please forward all library publications to Mona in future. It is intended to produce a library report each issue, starting in July, outlining which publications we have in the library, an index to what is available, and notes on articles of interest in other society’s journals which we have received, which is customary practice in most other society journals. In future we will also include, on the back page, a list of publications available from our society. We would appreciate if all other enquiries are directed to the secretary.

We welcome Ronald Ward as our new treasurer. Ronald is another émigré from foreign shores, but has been involved in other family history societies over the years, and brings a wealth of experience to the position. If he manages the funds half as well as the outgoing incumbent, then he will fit the bill admirably.

We will not be losing John Moore entirely as he will remain on the committee as an ordinary member, dare I say, keeping a grand fatherly eye on us all, seeing that a new little blossom has appeared on the Moore family tree. Congratulations to both John and Mary. Special thanks to Mary for my first Christmas card of 1986, a treasure for years to come!!

Perhaps the biggest change was that Roger Christian retired from the committee and as co-editor, although he hopes to still keep in touch as strays coordinator. The society is in deed indebted to Roger for all the hard work he has put in preparing the journal for production over the years. I don’t think many members are really aware of the enormous amount of time and effort that this entails. I certainly do and I for one fully appreciated all his unstinting efforts and bemoan the sad loss of such a worthy collaborator. It now means that I have to work twice as hard, flying solo, and no one has told me where to find the panic button!!

Heritage year events have so far started slowly but now perhaps with the onset of more clement weather they will pick up momentum. If like me, you enjoy a good walk with delightful scenery, you will be pleased with the opening of the Raad ny Foillan (Road of the Gull) which covers the entire coastal length of the Island, and Bayr ny Skeddan (The Herring Road) which traces the path fishermen used on their journey between Peel and Castletown. Let us hope some summer sunshine will put these historic paths to good use.

Constance Green has been out spreading the work of our little society, she gave a talk on how to research your family history on the Island to the Altrincham Branch of the Manchester Family History Society. Keep up the good work. Again one of our most noteworthy honorary members, Ann Harrison, archivist at the Manx Museum, gave a delightful illustrated lecture recently on the need to establish a national film archive. The excerpts from various films, dating back to 1919, were truly fascinating, and I was totally convinced of the powerful use of film, even home movies, as an historical record. So I feel. sure that if any of you have any such material, Ann would be so happy to receive it at the Museum.

Professor Etienne Rynne from University College, Galway, also recently gave an illustrated lecture, "How well do you know your Mann?" He highlighted the wealth of archaeological and ancient monuments we have scattered throughout the Island depicting the lifestyles of our earliest ancestors, many of which are largely unknown to the majority of Island visitors, and perhaps even locals alike. He suggested that more should be sign posted, and perhaps this is a convenient year to do so.

Two of our members have not been enjoying the best of health of late, Mr. Brian Quayle of Kirk Michael, and Mrs. David Kewley of Onchan. We send all our best wishes for a swift return to good health. Sadly we have heard of the death of Mrs. Edith Phillipps in Victoria B.C. who would have been 92 this May, and had hoped to visit the Island, she left in 1919. We offer our sincere condolences to her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Phillipps at their sad loss. We have also heard of the sad death of another overseas member Jack Quayle Hinwood, of Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia, who passed away in June of last year. We offer our sincere condolences to his sister Judy Staveley, and his cousin Ellen Allison of Guildford, New South Wales, Australia.

Well now, just to see how many of you actually read this "Boghtynid", the more observant of you may well have noticed that the type set has been made a little larger. Many members, of say more mature years, have commented that the previous type was too small. I hope that this is an improvement. If not, then you know the address!

Do not forget I am always eager to receive articles, letters and your comments. Look forward to hearing from you all.




I have much pleasure in presenting this Annual Report to the Society. This year has been declared Heritage Year because it is the 100th anniversary of the Manx Museum, and we have a great deal to do with the library of the Museum. We are concerned with our heritage through our interest in Family History, so each of us here on the Island, will be taking some part in the heritage proceedings.

This is our seventh year, and we now have a membership of around 416. That figure really means much more than 416 people, everyone has a family and of course, other relations as well. This 416 is an increase of 91 members from last year. In 1984 we had 76 Island members, this year we have 101; in 1984 we had 100 United Kingdom members, this year we have 116; in 1984 we had 149 overseas members, now we have 199. We also have an increase in the exchange of journals. In 1984 we exchanged with 53 others and that number has increased to 67. All this is very good, and is a trend we shall emulate. We still need more members, more people interested in their "roots". There are people from this Island scattered throughout the world, and somehow we need to let them know about the people, the place, the aisthms, all there is to know about being a part of this small Island. The need to know more applies to the many non Manx who live happily amongst us as well. Let us all try to use the Heritage Year as part of an increase in awareness of this Island.

During the past year our research secretary, Sylvia Mylchreest, has written to some 300 people, 225 of which were new to her. This has meant that she, or her fellow researcher Priscilla Lewthwaite, have given information, or done some research for all those people and we are very grateful to them. Thank you both. Incidently we hope during this coming year to have the microfiche of the entire United Kingdom to assist them in this work. It will be the new 1984 microfiche. There have also been quite a few visitors this year, and in some cases, it has been possible for a home member to start them on the right track, putting them in touch with places and people.

Pam Killip, our secretary must have a big thank you for her work during the past year. Doing a full time job and being our secretary is not all that easy, and she has done it magnificently, attending the homecomers tent, the Open Day, dealing with the minutes, and the committee, and always being available to help when asked. Thank you Pam.

Most of the members rely on the journal for knowing what we are doing, who we are, and for sharing their problems and their joys. It is a wonderful communicator, and the thanks of everyone must go to Ernest and Roger for the never ending work they perform. Thank you too to all the contributors, Ernest would like many more contributions please. Sadly Roger Christian, who has been Ernest’s right hand man has had to retire, and we thank him for all the magnificent work he has done, and we know we shall miss him. Fortunately he has agreed to take on the less arduous, but still essential job of "strays".

I would like here, with the journal in mind, to express our gratitude to the Tourist Board and to its officers, for the very practical help and encouragement, which they have once again shown us throughout this past year. Thank you to the Isle of Man Tourist Board and its officers.

Jack Etherington, our computer adviser, has agreed to deal with the distribution of the journal as well as the computerised work he had already undertaken. Our thanks to Jack.

John Moore, the treasurer will be giving his own report on the society’s finances, but everyone will agree that a big thank you must go to John. We on the committee especially thank him. He not only does the "money" business for us, but many people write to him and he replies to everyone, as well as sending on their requests to the appropriate person.

Although he is, most of the time, at university in England, Nigel Crowe has remained as our genealogist, and has attended meetings when home, talked to the researchers, and always been there if needed. Thank you Nigel.

Thank you to Nina Cowin for her work throughout the year on publicising all that: we do. Thank you to Barney Young, our librarian who made out a list of what we have in the library.

We have had a variety of meetings during the past year beginning with an Edwardian Childhood given by Mrs. Corlett. The Reverend David Bush spoke of Old Manx Churches and Thomas Cowell talked about St. Lukes Church. Two of our members talked to us, Nigel Crowe and Rex Kissack. Our day out this past year was a trip to the Calf of Man, this was written up in the journal, and a great day it was for all who went. We again manned the homecomers tent, and Yn Chruinnaght was a special event for one of the entrants in our competition, she not only won, but also received the main award - the Chruinnaght Chair. The other main event of the past year was the publication of Rex Kissack’s book about the Kissacks. A marvellous achievement and a great example to us all. As for the project work, we continue to read monumental inscriptions, transcribe burial registers when we can get them, and the 1851 Census is gradually being put into alphabetical order.

My thanks to all members of the committee for their work and help during the year. I hope we shall continue to grow during this coming year.





1822 BRIG MARIA at Scarlett Point (from Dublin)










WILSON, William (mate)

[FPC: The Maria was from Quebec to Dublin with a cargo of timber, after damage in Atlantic had put into Whitehave for repair and was on way back to Dublin when driven ashore on Stack, Scarlett on 2nd Feb 1822, of crew of 13 plus 1 passenger only three survived]



As a result of an "all change" in January, I have changed hats with retiring secretary Pam Killip. Pam now becomes the other half of the research team with Priscilla Lewthwaite. Although I will no longer be answering your enquiries, I hope to keep in touch with the many friends I have made over the past four years, through the pages of the journal.

We look forward to welcoming members to our special Heritage Year celebrations. This year we are staging our exhibition in Castle Rushen and plans are going ahead for the two events on 4th and 5th July. We will also be on duty at the Homecomers’ Marquee at Tynwald Fair and at Yn Cruinnaght at Ramsey.

1986 started with the A.G.M. in January and in February our speaker was Noreen Cottier who gave us an amusing account of her delightfully eccentric Cottier ancestors. In March we welcome back David Freke who will speak to us on the progress of the Peel Castle Excavations. Mr. W. B. Vannin will be our speaker in May on the Laxey Project and he has kindly agreed to give us a tour of the project on June 6th. I would be obliged if members wishing to take advantage of this interesting tour would let me know as soon as possible as I would like to give Mr. Vannin an idea of the number on the trip.

I will be reporting on these events in future issues of the journal and I think that we can look forward to a particularly interesting and enjoyable year.



1986 EXHIBITION - JULY 4th/5th

This year, being Heritage Year, we are to have our exhibition in Castle Rushen and mainly because of this we are going to look in depth at three families from the south.

The first, BLACKBURN, came to the Island in about 1526. Hugh Blackburn was constable of Castle Rushen at that time; he was Hugh of Lancashire and presumably of Blackburn, and so the surname.

The second family is the STOWELL family. Many people connect this family with the north of the Island, but they have their past in the south.

The third family is the QUALTROUGH. We have had the book by Elizabeth Barlow on this family, and we know that there is a lot known about this family, but it still makes interesting viewing.

We hope to have the display on two days, the 4th and the 5th, and we shall look forward to seeing all our overseas friends there. In the meantime, if anyone has any photographs, information, family trees in fact anything connected with the above families, would they please let the secretary know about them. If anyone has a family tree about any family mainly from the Castletown area, we would be very pleased to have that for display at the Castle too.




The villagers of Union Mills have decided to celebrate Heritage Year in style this year. We started off in a small way by aiming to hold a history exhibition depicting life in the 19th century in our village, but since then our enthusiasm knows no bounds, and the exhibition has just become a small part of the events planned.

We first asked for and were given permission to use the village shop window for the whole year. This has been transformed into a window of Victorian times, using many old items including kitchen equipment, advertisements, scales, bottles and old boxes dating from the last century. Vanessa Fell who is in charge of this, plans to change the display several times through the year using the railway and the wool and corn mills as a theme for the layout. This has not only created interest in the village but throughout the Island and has become quite a talking point.

On New Years Eve, about fifty of the residents of the village assembled outside the shop and we rang in the New Year on the old mill bell (probably the first time it has been rung since the closing of the woollen mills, a hundred years ago). We sang carols and finished with Ellan Vannin and Land of Our Birth.

We have had commemorative mugs made showing a view of the village and 1986 written on them and have sold over 250 of these.

Cowen’s laundry was formerly the corn mill which closed in 1924. On the right hand side is the village shop previously the mill office, where material etc., was sold that had been made in the woollen mill.

[photo omitted]

A limited edition of 250 postcards have been issued and these are selling well. They show the old mill before it was pulled down and can be supplied for 50p which includes postage locally or to England.

At the end of April we plan to have our booklet on sale which will include many old photographs showing the history of the village.

Our next main event is the weekend of the 11th-13th July when we are holding a victorian fashion show on the Friday evening, and on the Saturday we plan to stage an Old Manx Wedding at the old church of Kirk Braddan. We are asking everyone to dress up for this event in victorian clothes (or copies of them) and hope to seat 250 people in the church. All the old manx customs will be performed and musical items will be a feature of the ceremony inside the church. We are hoping to have horse drawn carriages to carry back some of the wedding party to the village where there will be a traditional ‘Manx Tay’ for all the wedding guests. Braddan commissioners are also giving all guests a special medallion to keep, as a momento of the occasion.

During this weekend we will also feature the history exhibition, a victorian parlour and a ‘nooks and crannies’ walk around the village.

So if you are planning on being on the Island in July do come and join us and don’t forget to pack your costume! We hope it will be an occasion to remember.




In 1977, Mona Douglas M.B.E. with stalwart supporters revitalised the festival for half a day. Since then the festival has gathered momentum, until now it fills over a week. So much happens all over Ramsey, it’s impossible to list all the events.

A vital contribution to this festival is the part that Family History portrays. Look at the 1985 work of Amber Kaighin when she swept the board with her superb, dedicated work in all the fields of art and craft.

Now it’s up to each and every one of you to pull out the stops. Let’s have a heritage year to remember as far as Family History is concerned. You have St. Pauls Church Porch and possibly within the church itself to display your researches. Come on Family Historians let’s have the best you can give!

Many say that they will "write it up properly" when they have finished, but if your research is like mine, it will never be really "finished". What a pity it would be if the results of your own efforts never emerge from their chrysalis, that growing heap of paper in the corner, to become the butterfly you always intended.


(The winning entry will be included in the October issue — Ed.)



The commonwealth games 1986, are being held in Edinburgh from 24th July to 2nd August. There will be a Manx team participating. If any members of IOMFHS are planning to visit Edinburgh for the games and would like to see a friendly face, I would be most happy to meet them. They should just write or telephone me when they know what their plans are.

I am afraid, however, that I cannot undertake to find accommodation for those visitors to Edinburgh - sorry.





1822 H.M.S. RACEHORSE (Langness)



CAGGISH, Charles



QUALE, Robt.

WHITE, James

WALL, Thos. S

[see also vo18 #4 pp126/7]



I am a committee member of the Hampshire Genealogical Society and also a member of the Norwich and Norfolk Family History Societies. For several years I have been compiling an index of people born in the United Kingdom who died somewhere else in the world - either at sea or as a solider, sailor, explorer, missionary, merchant, adverturer, emigrant etc.

My researches have revealed many others who died in the United Kingdom but who spent part of their lives overseas. This particularly applies to soldiers - these. too have been added to my index. My information is called from many sources but there are others particularly M.I.’s which I do not know about. My purpose in writing this is therefore to ask you if you will via your society’s journal:—

1. Publicise my index. I will willingly answer members’ queries provided an s.a.e. is enclosed. A small contribution such as two second class stamps will be appreciated.

2. Ask for contributions to the index I particularly want:

(a) Copies of M.I’s relating to people who died abroad.

(b) Newspaper cuttings from local newspapers of present day Britons who die abroad. Many of these do not reach the Obituary Columns of "The Times" and "Telegraph".

(c) Correspondents in the north of England particularly who will scan the obituary columns of the northern editions of "The Times" and "Telegraph" for deaths overseas.

There is a great need for someone to start an index of marriages overseas too, so if anyone is interested I can supply sources.

I wrote to some of you a couple of years ago and I do receive queries and contributions from members of other societies but I would like to see many more people involved, as questioners and especially contributors!

Thank you for your help.





The STAR OF INDIA, which was launched as the EUTERPE at Ramsey, Isle of Man in November 1863 will sail again May 25th, 1986, in the ocean at San Diego, California. This will be only the third time she has sailed since 1923.

Preliminary ceremonies will be held about 9.00 a.m.with the casting off at about 9.30. She will sail under her own power out of the harbor, and then a few miles up or down the California coast. She is expected back at dockside about 4.00 p.m.

It is hoped that many of you will be able to be in San Diego at that- time and see this beautiful ship under full sail, proudly "strutting her stuff". It is a magnificent sight..

I would be pleased to be the San Diego, California, contact person for Manx visitors from anywhere in the world. I would be pleased to answer questions you might have regarding our multitude of attractions, including the STAR OF INDIA.

Feel free to contact me at 4575 Catherine Avenue, San Diego, California, 92115, U.S.A., ‘phone (619) 582—4789. If the timing is right, you will be invited to attend a meeting of the San Diego County Manx Society, which meets in the afternoon of the second Sunday of the even numbered-months. We are proud of our Manx heritage, and welcome the opportunity to meet others.




In 1983 Onchan Parish Church dedicated to St. Peter, celebrated 150 years of worship, funds were collected and the spire was repointed.

The following is a short history of the church in Onchan.

It is thought that an earlier keill was replaced on the same sight in the twelfth century by a stone built church (a print of which can be seen in the present church porch)

J. J. Kneen in the ‘Place names of the Isle of Man’ expressed the opinion that this church was dedicated to a saint named Connaghyn (manx gaelic) or Conchan after the Irish saint Conchend meaning ‘dor or wolf head’. Kneen based this opinion on the fact that three ancient stone crosses on which carved figures of this nature were found in this parish. These crosses are also on display in the church porch.

Mr. B. R. S. Megaw who was a Director of the Manx Museum, considered it more likely that Conchan, if he ever existed, could have been a founder member of the Manx church, (probably one of the local ruling families of the fifth or sixth centuries) , whose remains may lie within a few yards of the present St. Peter's church, in the parish which bears his name.

Whilst yet another report by Feltham in 1897 [sic 1797] says the church was dedicated to Onca, the mother of St. Patrick. J. B. Bury who wrote the ‘Life of St. Patrick’ gives the name of this saints mother as Concessa.

Access to the stone built church had originally been by a stile, but in 1756 parishioners complained of the cost of having to replace this with a gate, because it was in a poor state of repair and pigs etc., climbed over it at will. The Vicar meanwhile who wished to pasture his horse amongst the tombstones had been forced to block the stile with thorns to prevent his mount from straying. The oldest tombstone is for a John Cannell who died in 1641. A tombstone for Maria Hudson who died in 1844 had an inscription in four languages Greek, Latin, Manx and English. An interesting feature of the church yard wall is the monolith embedded in it, opposite the vicarage. It may be that this six foot high stone is part of a burial chamber like Cashtyl yn Ard in Maughold, although local folklore declares it to have been a whipping post.

[original photo omitted]

( In front left foreground is "Molly Carroon’s Cottage" to be featured by Onchan Commissioners as part of their heritage year celebrations).

By 1760 the walls and roof were said to be a danger to the congregation and although it had a gallery and was 56 feet long and 15 feet broad, it was already too small to accommodate every one, yet it was 1829 before they resolved to build a larger church. Probably one of the most memorable events to take place in the former church was the marriage of William Bligh and Elizabeth Betham which is recorded as 4th February, 1781, although the parish registers date back to 1627, the former was of course the master of the ship ‘Bounty’.

The present building was to hold 500 people and have a gallery at the west end and be high enough to build side galleries should they be needed. Money for the work was to come from every quarter-land in the parish £5 each with lesser sums from every intack. Three pews were set aside for the use of the poor, and three for visitors and it was agreed to dedicate the church to St. Peter.

The foundation stone was laid on the 8th July, 1830, but it didn’t please all the parishioners and after discussion it was decided to use a more elevated, beautiful and convenient site nearby. So the foundation stone which had been laid with due ceremony, was removed to its existing place and another service held on the 30th August.

Restoration undertaken in 1863 included the insertion of memorial windows, and were added to in 1971.

On a pillar at the left side of the chancel is a drawing of a cock, a reminder of the connection with St. Peter. This was made with a burnt stick taken from the vicarage fire, by Edward Corbould (1815-1905) the artist selected by Queen Victoria as drawing master for her children.

The Governor of the Island and his family, who reside in this parish have a private pew in a curtained alcove.

£500 was collected in the centenary year of 1933 for the erection of a beautiful oak screen across the front of the chancel.




When John Adams, last surviving mutinous member of the Bounty crew was discovered on Pitcairn in 1808, he spoke of the Bounty having been broken up and land divided equally between the crew, the natives being used as slaves and wives. He related how, quarrels broke out some time afterwards among the community and all the crew except Adams were murdered by the native men. At some later date, the native men were killed by the women, in revenge.

When Adams was questioned directly about Fletcher Christian he was very ‘cagey’ and changed his story three times. He first said that Fletcher had committed suicide, but later described how the natives had shot Fletcher. No human remains were ever found to prove these versions. As a result of these doubts, people in England began to speculate on an incident reported in Plymouth Docks about the year 1808. Peter Heywood (a friend of Christian’s and also the son of a Manx Deemster, Peter John Heywood) who after his return to England, resumed service in the Royal Navy and by this time was a Captain, saw and followed a man who he was certain was Fletcher Christian. The fact that the men knew each other so well seemed to rule out a case of mistaken identity. However, Heywood did not succeed in catching up with the man. This incident seemed further to give credence to rumours that were being spread at the time in Cumberland, that Fletcher had been seen visiting his relatives. It was also hinted that he was carrying out smuggling between Scotland and the Isle of Man. To add to this there was the story attached to Wordsworth. By marriage William Wordsworth, the poet, was connected with the Christian family. In 1795, Wordsworth moved from his native Cumberland, and made his home near Bristol for 9 months, during which time his movements were never recorded or accounted for, and it is thought that at Bristol he met Fletcher Christian.

In 1797, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a friend of Wordsworth, wrote and had published his ‘Tales of an Ancient Mariner’. This contained matters relating to the Mutiny on the Bounty which were not public knowledge, and it was surmised that Wordsworth supplied these from information received as a result of his meetings with Fletcher.

In the British Museum there is a notebook belonging to Coleridge about 1795. On one of the pages are written the words ‘Adventures of Christian the Mutineer’.

A book published 1953, ‘Wake of the Bounty’ attempted to establish that Christian did possess the means to leave Pitcairn undetected.

Fletcher Christian’s death and resting place, however, still remain an unsolved mystery. It is still possible that somewhere exists a record that may yet yield up the real truth of his sad end?

Was Fletcher Christian the ‘Ancient Mariner’?





ISLE OF MAN INDEX OF PROPERTY OWNERS AS AT 1867 - a new microfiche publication

The title page of the original 1867 publication of WOOD’S ATLAS from which this index has been compiled reads:


Compiled from original and authentic sources
describing the
Civil and Ecclesiastical boundaries of each parish, and the boundaries of the several Baronies, Freeholds, and Quarterlands, as well as the boundaries of the several farms as they are now held in possession.

Appended is an Elaborate and comprehensive reference table shewing the name of each proprietor of land in the Island, with the manorial description and extent of the land held by him.


The index (see sample) has been compiled from the Gazetteer section of this publication, commonly known as WOODS’ ATLAS, for the primary purpose of assisting those tracing their Manx ancestry. It is hoped, however, that its use will not be restricted to genealogists and family historians but will find favour with local and social historians also.

James Woods has listed property owners by Treen or Quarterland etc., with plan references, within each parish. I have taken these owners, some 6,800 entries, and listed them alphabetically by name for the whole Island.

The entries have been listed as follows:

initially alphabetically by surname, then by christian or forename or initial, then by parish, then by numerical order of the plan reference number.

(NB The plan numbers are those used on the maps in the Atlas section of Woods’ publication).

Where there is plural ownership, a listing has been made for all names. e.g. CALLISTER, Thos & COWIN, Ann will also be found under COWIN, Ann & CALLISTER, Thos.



















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Pt. Glashin, 43)



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Pt. 53



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Pt. Ba]lacain



51 1 13


Rev. Robert(vicar)


All 22



0 2 26

The preparation of the index involved manual extraction of all 6,800 entries on to slips which were then sorted into alphabetical order for the whole Island. From these, the index was typed on to 89 A3 sheets. These have been reduced to A4 to provide a master from which the fiche has been made. Also included are 4 introductory pages and a map showing the Isle of Man Parish boundaries as they existed in 1867, this latter mainly for the benefit of overseas members who are not familiar with the Island.

All this material has very conveniently fitted onto one fiche which will mail easily anywhere in the world.

This fiche publication is now available from me at the address below. The prices quoted include airmail postage anywhere in the world. Notes are preferable as cheques or bank drafts involve bank charges.

[Address removed as it is no longer available from this source - a copy is held in IoM FHS library Peel]



Census for Lower Milton, Worcs RG10/3037

BALDWIN, Margareta aged 38 years, born: Douglas, I.O.M. (Married to John)

Ref. Film N.M. 288, Carlisle — MARRIAGE

BLACK, Robert of TOM to Elizabeth Buket on 5th December 1757, Carlisle.

Source: St. James Anglican Church Records:

BLAIR, Arthur A; born 1884 Isle of Man, died 17th January, 1929.

Source: Queensland F.H.S., Australia:

BRIDSON, Elizabeth (born 16 March 1816, Douglas, Married 25th August, 1839, Covent Garden, London; Arr. 1849, Ship "Chaseley", Brisbane/QLD; died 4th March, 1852, Ispwich/QLD/AUS)

Married Benlamin CRIBB of Dorset, England.

Source: Queensland F.H.S. , Australia:

BRIDSON, Ann (Hap 31st January, 1819 TOM married 1851 Ispwich /OLD/AUS, died 2nd January, 1852, Ispwich/QLD/AUS) married Henry BURRELL of Ipswich/QLD.

Source: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver,_B.C.,_Canada:

CAINE, Eleanor Margaret 1860—1934, Skerrisdale, Isle of Man (?)

Source: Church of the Holy Innocents, Mount Peel, South Island, New Zealand:

CAIN, John Henry (born: 8th November, 1867, Ballasalla, IOM died 12th August 1957)

CAIN, Robina (born: 30 July 1870, died 5th October, 1942)

CAIN, Douglas (3rd son of J and R Cain, died 22 March, 1911, aged 3yrs)

CAIN, Catherine Robina (dau. of J & R Cain, died 5th Feb, 1904, aged 2yrs)

Source: Lancashire 1881 Census, Colne & Nelson:

CANNELL, James Head, 35 years, Teacher born, Douglas.

Source: Birmingham, 1851 Census, Ladywood, Page 22, Schedule 74:

I, St. Martins Row: CHAPMAN, Eliza, wife M 34 years born - Isle of Man.

Source: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies:

CHRISTIAN, Daniel died 2nd October, 1874 aged 24 years, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, born: Ballifeeson, Russian, Isle of Man [Ballafesson, Rushen].

Source: Liverpool 1851 Census, Pitt St. Ward, St. Thomas District:

CHRISTIAN, E. W. Lodger U 30 years. Shipwright born IOM (11 Carpenters Row)

Source: Liverpool 1851 Census, Pitt St. Ward, St. Thomas District:

123 Park Lane ( with John Quillian’s family)

COOTE, Margaret serv. U 21 years H/Servant b. TOM

Source: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies:

Deaths: died in immigrants home, Melbourne

CORLETT, James Heyton, Cause: Phthisis, died July 1874, age 22 years from IOM.

SOURCE: Liverpool Marriage Records:

CORLETT, Thomas Albert of Ballaugh, IOM, Schoolmaster, aged 28 years son of Robert Corlett, Miner


HOPE, Ida Alice of Craven Road, West Derby, Liverpool daughter of Alexander Hope, Gentleman on 27th February, 1892. Witnesses: Rebecca Sarah Bawin, Arthur Hope

Source: Liverpool 1851 Census, Pitt St. Ward, St. Thomas District:

11 Carpenters Row

COWELL, Ann Head Widow 57 years Lodging House Keeper born IOM

COWELL, J Lodger Unmar 24 years Farmer born IOM

Source: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies:

Deaths: died in immigrants home, Melbourne

COWELL, William, Cause: Chronic Asthma, died August 1887, aged 65 years from IOM

Source: Liverpool 1851 Census, Pitt St. Ward, St. Thomas District:

11 Carpenters Row

CRAINE, Eliza Daughter mar 24 years Shipwrights wife born IOM

CRAINE, William Son-in-law 30 years Shipwright born IOM

CRAINE, Ann Daughter 3 years born: Liverpool

CRAINE, William Grandson 4 mths born: Liverpool

Source: Liverpool 1851 Census, West Derby Road:

CRELLIN, James Head Married 47 years Plumber born: Ramsey IOM

Source: Liverpool 1881 Census, 3 Letterson Street, Everton:

CRELLIN, Thomas Head 26 Coachman born: Isle of Man.

CRELLIN, Katherine Wife 26 born: Liverpool

CRELLIN, William Son 4 mths born: Liverpool

CRELLIN, a brother unmarried (Tailor or Sailor) , born Isle of Man


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