Isle of Man Family History Society Journal Volume ix no 2 April 1987



Firstly, about everything is produced by voluntary effort, and only a small number of people are making that effort. Secondly, we have achieved a great deal - the membership continues to grow; the journal is produced regularly; the queries written about are answered; census are being transcribed; monumental inscriptions are being read; meetings are well attended.

But we need more help, informed help if possible. Help that is willing to learn, and enjoys doing so. What is not produced voluntarily is the professional typing of the journal, the monumental inscriptions and the census. Naturally the work is done mainly on the island. We have been fortunate in having Elizabeth Barlow in New Zealand but even that stalwart help has had to retire.

What I want to emphasise is that we want to grow and that may put too much pressure on the few. There are two things the membership can do. The first is to offer help in the research field and this of course means island members. The second is for all members to appreciate that the research secretaries can only do so much work for each member. A new member can be started on the path of tracing their family - this usually means finding grandparents, their place of birth, or marriage and, if available, going through the census and the monumental inscriptions, and lastly asking the editor to include information in the Members Interest pages of the journal.

How and in what way can you help?

The main communicator of the society is the journal and you can help there by sending relevant information, family stories and what you will to the editor. You can also follow up any members interest that corresponds with your own - write to other members and extend your range of friends. You can offer to TYPE. You will need clean letters in the machine, a new tape, and plenty of patience. What else? Well, if on the island, you can help to record or check recordings of Monumental Inscriptions. We are slowly covering the graveyards but we still have old and new Braddan, Rushen, Onchan and St. Ninians. Its a time consuming job, a fine weather day out plenty of work, often difficult but immensely rewarding. Open Days - you can help to organise them, and be there on the day, to tell visitors what we are doing. You can spread the word, give publicity to the society.

One of the great advantages of being part of this society is also being part of our heritage. We can all help each other by sharing with each other and with visitors all that we are learning about this small land and its people. Decide how you can help and then write to me or to any of the officers listed at the beginning of this journal. IRIS LYLE




Mrs. Jean Palmer, Australia, writes:-
My great grandmother, Mary McCart, is giving me a run for my money, and I am now beginning to wonder whether she had any connection at all with the Isle of Man.

Mary married (or lived with) William John Shannon in the Australian state of Victoria. The following information is taken from the birth certificates of their children. The informant for each certificate was Mary herself. Notice the discrepancies of marriage place and date, and Mary's birthplace. The difference in Mary's surname is acceptable, I feel, particularly if she had a strong accent.




Mary's Birthplace

Mary's Name

on Certificate


Wm. John & Agnes

1859 at Geelong

Armagh, Ireland

Mary Downie McCort



Sarah Ann

Apr. 1860 at Geelong

Armagh, Ireland

Mary McCart

(Died when few months old)


Sarah Ann

1860 at Melbourne


Armagh, Ireland

Mary McCart




Apr. 1860 at Geelong

Armagh, Ireland

Mary McCart


Matilda Ann

1859 at Melbourne


Armagh, Ireland

Mary McCaw




24.4.1860 Melbourne

Isle of Man

Mary Maria Mcarthy


Hugh James

1859 at Melbourne


Glenallay, Isle of Man

Mary Maria MacCartney




12.4.1860 Melbourne

Isle of Man

Mary Maria Macart


Margaret Zoe

8.4.1860 Melbourne

Isle of Man

Mary Maria Mccartney


Why would Mary change her place of birth from Armagh to Isle of Man? You'll notice. that in 1869 she names Glenallay, I-O-M- as her birthplace. Also on three of the certificates her abode in Victoria was Glenhallen Farm, Glenhellen, and Glenaulin.

Is it possible that their farm was named after Glen Aldyn on the Isle of Man? Her death certificate states that she was born on the Isle of Man, and that her father was James McCart, a gardener.

I have been unable to find Mary's arrival in Australia. I would be grateful if any one could suggest a new line of thought - sometimes you are too close to a problem to see the obvious!

Mrs. Dianne Snowden, Australia writes:-
I am researching my husbands family history, and am seeking assistance with his Isle of Man ancestors. I have summarised that which I already know, and hope that you might find room to publish it in the journal of the Isle of Man Family History Society.

I am a member of a number of family history societies, and find that your journal is one of the best that I receive. From reading it, I am able to get a sense or feel of what the Isle of Man is like and what it used to be like last century. This is an important part, I think, of family history. I particularly enjoyed reading 'Life in Ballaugh in the 1840's' by Ellie Shimmin (October, 1986) and a 'Letter to America' (January, 1986). While my summary is nowhere near the calibre of these articles I hope you will be able to find room for it, as we are very keen to find out more about my husband's Manx family. Thank you for your assistance.


On 23 May 1807 William STRANNEY married Margaret KISSACK at Lezayre on the Isle of Man. William and Margaret STRANNEY had at least four children:
Margaret Elizabeth STRANNEY bapt. 12 May 1808 Ramsey IOM m.? Thomas CAIN 1848 Braddan IOM
Catherine STRANNEY bapt. 7 Jan 1810 Ramsey IOM m.? William SWEENEY 1845 Maughold IOM
Jane STRANNEY bapt. 31 May 1812 Ramsey IOM m.? Charles DOUGLAS 1832 Maughold IOM
Mary (Ann) STRANNEY bapt. 8 Oct 1814 Ramsey IOM
Mary STRANNEY married George HOUNSEY on 11 September 1836 at Maughold IOM.
According to the 1841 Census, George MOUNSEY was from Ireland; according to the 1851 Census, he was from Scotland.
George and Mary MOUNSEY had at least five children:
Robert MOUNSEY bapt. 28 Dec. 1836 Ramsey IOM William MOUNSEY bapt. 17 March 1839 Ramsey IOM Jane MOUNSEY bapt. 7 Nov 1840 Ramsey IOM James MOUNSEY bapt 18 June 1848 (aged 2) Ramsey IOM Mary Elida MOUNSEY bapt. 18 June 1848 Ramsey IOM Robina? MOUNSEY bapt.? (born c. 1851) Ramsey IOM George MOUNSEY was a blacksmith; in 1851, his fourteen-year-old son, Robert, was a blacksmith's apprentice; and it seems likely that William was also a blacksmith.
In 1841 the MOUNSEY family was living in Lezayre St. Maughold; in the same house at the time of the Census were Paul or Patk. CORMODE aged 30, a weaver; Jane CORMODE aged 25; John CORMODE aged 1; Margaret STRANNEY, sixty year old labourer (presumably Mary's mother); Catherine STRANNEY, aged twenty-five; and Henry CUBBON a twenty year old blacksmith's apprentice. In 1851, they were living at 8 Church St. Ramsey. With them at the time of the Census were mother-in-law Margaret KISSACK, described as a laundress aged seventy; and 10 month old niece Alice CAIN. Sometime after 1851, some or all of the family moved to Australia: the Victorian Post office Directory in 1868 lists:
MOUNSEY Geo printer MOUNSEY Jane MOUNSEY J & L miners MOUNSIE Wm. Blacksmith47 47 William MOUNSEY was definitely in Australia by 1872; in that year, on 10 April, he married Annie RAFFARTY from Warwickshire, England in Melbourne, Victoria.
Any assistance at all would be greatly appreciated.


[Kewley Line]

Ian Kewley, Australia writes:I would like to request whether my family tree could be published in the next issue for the 'Isle of Man Family History Society' Journal.

The tree is of one of the 'KEWLEY' lines that stems from the Isle of Man. I would appreciate it very much if the tree could be published as it would then circulate throughout the many society members and hopefully someone would identify themselves as a descendant of John Kewley of Ballaugh.

By making contact with other descendants then I could extend the family tree further and be fortunate enough to make communication with an overseas 'distant relative'. To get this far, I have to thank Ralph Kewley of Cooil View, Braddan. Since our first correspondence in October 1985, Ralph has supplied a lot of the information on my family tree. Unfortunately between us we find no common relative, 'as yet'. It was William John bapt. 1832 and his brother Edward Thomas bapt. 1837 who both came out to Australia in 1852 aboard the 'Emigrant'. The records showed that:William Kewley age 20 Adult Profession - Seaman Edward Kewley age 15 Adult Profession - Druggist Edward Thomas Kewley, is my great grandfather, and I am still finding out details and family members of the Australian line that will take me quite a while to collate.

I am equally anxious to find any details of the Isle of Man 'KEWLEY'S' who believe they too are descendants of the Kewley's of Ballaugh.





Mr. Wm. H. Gick, of the United States, one of the Manx Homecomers was reported to be missing. Mr. Gick was staying at Warwick House, Peveril Buildings, Douglas. He left the house on Saturday morning, and has not been seen since. Mr. Gick who is 72 years of age, is six feet in height. He has a fresh complexion, grey hair and moustache, and was dressed in a blue suit. The police were informed, and were making inquiries. Mr. Gick has some relatives in Santon, where the family is supposed to have originated. He emigrated very many years ago, and had come on a visit to the Island largely a view to looking up his relatives. It is understood that he is a distant relative of Councillor J N Oates. It is thought possible that Mr. Gick may have gone off the Island for a few days visit to England or Scotland, or that he may have visited another part of the Island. Since the above was written, Mr.Gick has turned up. He had been to Liverpool with some friends for the weekend. Source: Ramsey Courier 1st July, 1930



The parish of Kirk Michael is some 5.5 miles from north to south and 4 miles from west to east. It has been losing land by erosion for centuries and now consists of some 8,000 acres. The parish Church stands about a quarter of a mile inland about half-way on its north-south axis. Round it the village of Kirk Michael has gathered shape, about half the population of the parish (c.1,000) living there. The village has always had a special relationship with the seat of the Manx bishops, Bishopscourt being about 1.5 miles to the north. In its church-yard five of the bishops are buried - Bishops Wilson, Hildesley, Mason, Criggan and Thornton-Duesberry. Conceivably the site of Bishopscourt was chosen because of the facility of travel afforded by Kirk Michael's geographical situation. Just south of the village is the junction of the coast road to Peel, and the inland road to Douglas and the south, via Cronk-y-Voddey, Glen Helen and St. Johns. Bishop Wilson said he could visit any part of his diocese and return in one day.[Photo of Church] Certainly Michael Church was a constant venue for the various Spiritual Courts in the 17th and 18th centuries until the Court house was erected in the 1760's and the adjacent inn appropriately called the Mitre. Many of the sentences pronounced on our erring ancestors for excesses of wine or language, paying too much attention to women other than their wives, and not enough to Church attendance, and getting probate for their wills, all took place in the then parish Church.

The secular courts had used Michael in earlier centuries for their Tynwalds, the earliest ever to be recorded - 1422, at Renurling (Cronk Urleigh or Rhencullen), ended with the Governors men chased into the sanctuary of Michael Church by Hawley McIsaacke and a bunch of irate young farmers. One of the earliest references to Kirk Michael Church is in 1247 when Bishop Symon is reported to have died at the church of St. Michael. This suggests that an earlier parish church may have been sited at Bishopscourt, and in 1291 there is allusion to 'the church of St. Michael at Ballachurry' - the name used for the demesne around Bishopscourt till the 18th century. R. A. Curphy dates the Bishops Tower at Bishopscourt about 1380 and perhaps the change of site dates trom then. In any case the site of the present church must have been a burial ground (and so of a treen-keill) in the 1060's when the hoard of coins discovered in 1972 seems to have been buried. Among the ancient Norse grave-slabs and crosses for which Michael is renowned, and which now stand in the church, is one which P.M.C. Kermode thought depicted a 'robed and nimbed figure, which may perhaps represent Michael the Archangel, overthrower of demons and workers of evil', so suggesting a very early origin of the parish dedication. of the 18th century church, some 20 yards to the north east of the present building, only the ruins of the chancel survive, containing the graves of the bishops and a tablet recording how Bishop Wilson's son, Thomas, had rebuilt it in 1776. In the current handbook of the Church (St. Michael's Church and its Cross-slabs), F.R. Gullick describes this earlier church as 'a small plain rectangular building with a tower at the west end and a gallery inside'.

The present church dates from 1834, and is one of several churches then erected at the initiative of Bishop Ward (1828-1838), with the intention of accommodating the total populaton of the then parishes. Most of the cost of these churches was raised by Bishop Ward himself who toured England appealing for a project of Church building quite beyond the resources of the Manx themselves. The architect of these churches was John Welch of Birmingham. His style makes a distinctive use of unadorned pinnacles, and Gullick describes Michael Church as of 'a rather heavy type of Gothic, cruciform shape, with a large tower at the west end'. It was built of Manx slate with a 'rendering of sand-coloured cement'. Much of the furniture of the sanctuary was made in the local workshops of J D Kelly, and carved by members of that family, which produced many special pieces for churches both on the island and overseas. The altarplate includes a silver chalice, the gift of Dr. Thomas Wilson, and a pattern from Bishop Hildesley. Another Bishop, Bardsley, gave the clock in the tower in 1887. A carved-wood mitre at the lefthand entrance to the chancel marks where the family pew of the Bishops used to be.

With the possible exception of Ballaugh, Michael has some of the best kept parish registers of the diocese, reflecting no doubt their proximity to the episcopal eye. The oldest graves are around the old church. In 1911 an extension to the graveyard was opened up to the westward, its entrance behind the church-tower, and no more burials were permitted in the older section.

In 1960 a further extension was opened up on the western and northern sides. A feature of the 1911 extension was the purchase of blocks of graves by some of the leading families of the parish, Cannell, Crowe, etc.




Over the past few years I have been compiling a record of all families who were connected with Union Mills. The records date from 1600 until 1900, they cover where the family come from to the village, and in many cases where they went to. Many of the workers in the woollen mill for instance not only worked in this village, but also at the Bowring Mill in Onchan, at Ballig in the parish of German and also at Patrick. I am willing to consult this index for members if they believe their ancestors may have at sometime lived in the village. Details will be copied and forwarded to members on receipt of five International Reply coupons, to cover costs and postage. No English stamps please, remember we can only use Manx ones here, on the Island. Also for those members who have contacted me before from the list of workers at the Mill, I now have available a photograph of the Mill (Corn and Woollen) taken in 1905 but showing the Mill as it was after rebuilding in 1858. I am willing to send copies in black and white size 10" x 8" for 3 pounds which will cover postage and packing. If any members have ancestors who lived in the village but have not been in contact with me, please will you let me have any family history that you have. Also wanted are photographs of the village and also of families that came from here. Has anyone got a copy of an old photo of any classes at Braddan School. So far I have been unable to get one old photo of the school although I have got old school photographs of Lonan, Murrays Road, Marown and Peel. As the school opened in 1858 I feel that somewhere there must be some old photo's of it. All photographs will be returned after copying of course, at my expense. Records have been gathered from baptisms, marriages, burials, wills, land records, gravestones, private papers belonging to members, newspaper accounts and from many of todays villagers. Also in the collection are photographs of many of the 19th century families. PRISCILLA LEWTHWAITE



GARRETT, Edward:
born: 9 Ju1 1833 at Concord township, Geauga County, Ohio killed by accident 6 May 1856; unmarried; son of John Garrett and Jane Sayle of Kirk Bride, I0M. Source:
Timothy Parrott, "Cooil-ny-Drean", 1128 Spruce St. Iowa City, USA

GRIFFIN, John Thomas:
"Peacefully in his sleep, 4th November, 1941, aged 82 years, at New Plymouth, New Zealand, eldest son of the late John Griffin, of Droghadfayle Road, Port Erin, and Ballavayre, Colby. Source:
Isle of Man Examiner, obituaries, 30 Jan. 1942.

GICK, William Henry:
Died at his daughter's home in Derby, Kansas, on June 10th, 1964. He is survived by his daughter Mrs. R. L. (Imogene) Fleming; two grandsons, Gick Richard and Brent Douglas, and a sister Emily Gick O'Brien. Source:
Bulletin of the North American Manx Association, Vol. 39; No. 4; June 1966.

GAWNE, Daniel:
"The oldest homecomer, who is 84 years of age, on Monday started on his journey to return to his home in Chicago, he and his daughter leaving the Island for Liverpool and thence to Southampton, where they will sail on the liner 'Olympic'." Source:
Ramsey Courier, 4 July, 1930.

GAWNE, Ann Jane:
At the Gulson Road, Hospital, Coventry on Nov.11th, wife of the late John Gawne of Queen Street, Ramsey, passed peacefully away after a long illness; Interred Coventry Cemetery Nov. 13th. Source:
Ramsey Courier 26 Nov. 1926.

GARRETT, Charles Herbert:0n November 11th, 1940 (the result of an accident), (Capt., R.E.) beloved husband of Alice M. Garrett of Gatley, Cheshire, and only son of H.D. and the late Mrs. Garrett of 'Ellesmere', Douglas. Source:
Isle of Man Weekly Times 16 Nov. 1940.

GALE, Stafford:
of 5926 Carvolth Road, Langley, B.C. died on August 17 and 77. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Mona Irvine of Langley; a brother, Ernest of Sydney, Australia; two sisters, Mrs. R. Lang and Mrs. G. Wilson of Massachusetts. Source:
Bulletin of the North American Manx Association, Vol. 33; No. 3; March 1960.

GALE, Margaret E. Entered into rest, Feb. llth at the home of her niece, Mrs. Caesar Christian, Rochester, New York; youngest daughter of the late William and Esther Gale of Ballacamaish, Andreas. Interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Feb. 14th, 1921. Source:
Ramsey Courier 11 Mar. 1921.

GAWNE, Anna Maria nee of 645 East 21st Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, died on October 5th in her 92nd year. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Hunt, 2235 East Broadway, Vancouver 12, B.C. Mrs. Gawne was born in the Isle of Man, and was a charter member of the Vancouver Manx Society and Manx Ladies Club. Source:
Bulletin of the North American Manx Association, Vol. 34 No. 2, December 1960.

GILL Clara:
died on Dec. 9th, 1910 at Wheaton, Kansas, U.S.A. wife of William Condon, and second daughter of the late John Gill (master mariner) of Ramsey. Source:
Ramsey Courier, 13 Jan 1911.

GILL Elizabeth:
'Marriage' GILL/GREER - On Thursay, August 24th at the Wesleyan Church, Georgia St., Vancouver, by the Rev. J. C. Switzer, Thomas Ransome Greer, of Denbigh, Ontario to Elizabeth, fourth daughter of William Gill of Ramsey, IOM. Source:
Ramsey Courier 15 Sept. 1911.

GAWNE, Edward Joseph:
Prebendary Emeritus of Exeter Cathedral, Devon, England, died on October 27 at Cramalt Lodge, Budleigh Salterton, at the age of 77. He leaves three daughters and a son. His wife died in 1950. Prebendary Gawne was born near Douglas, Isle of Man, educated at Headingly College, Leeds and in 1936 became a minister of the Church of England. In 1949 he was made Rural Dean of Totnes, and in 1951 was appointed Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral. He served until his retirement in 1957, when he was made Prebendary Emeritus. In 1954 he came to the United Sates as representative of the clergy of Devon, England at an International Conference at Minneapolis. He preached in a number of cities here, including St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Washington D.C. He was a friend of our member, Captain J. O. Gawne, USN, Retd. Source:
Bulletin of the North American Manx Association, Vol 31, No. 3, March 1958.

died July 5th (suddenly) at Burghead, Morayshire, Captain George Gill, aged 61 years. Formerly of Cregneish, Port St. Mary. Source:
Isle of Man Examiner, 11 July 1947

QUIGGIN, William Robert: died 18 July, 1912 at Las Vegas, New Mexico, U.S.A. youngest son of Robert Quiggin and Dorothy. Source:
Peel M. M.I. (595), Section I.

QUILLIAM, Frederick Cooil:
of Lancaster, England, died on June 9. Mr. Quilliam was formerly of Peel. He was the brother of Mrs. Robert R. Gell, of Richmond Heights, Cleveland, Ohio. Source:
Bulletin of the North American Manx Association, Vol. 29, No. 5, 1956

QUIGGIN, R. George:
Visit of Manx-Canadian Minister There has just been re-visiting the Island, the Rev. R. George Quiggin, B.A. of Toronto, Canada, a young Manx minister of considerable ability. For the past 20 years, Mr. Quiggin has spent most of his life away, and has resided in the United States and Canada, with the exception of 3 years in the war period, during which time he was in charge of a Baptist Church at Waterloo, Liverpool. He is now minister at the Church of Christ, Hillcrest, Wychwood, Toronto. He went out to Montreal as a lad of eighteen, and visited a cousin of his father's, the late Mr. J. H. Redfern, a member of a Manx family which is now represented by the Rev. Thomas Redfern Kneale, Rector of Ballaugh, and a business partner with that distinguished Manxman, the late Hon. J-K- Ward. Later Mr. Quiggin removed to Hiram, near Cleveland, and has many friends among the Manx community in that great American city. Mr. Quiggin "worked his way" at Yale University, and he graduated with first class honours. Amongst his present congregation are some leading business men in Toronto. Mr. Quiggin's mother resides at Garwick. He preached on September 7th at the Finch Hill Congregational Church. Source:
Ramsey Courier 26th Sept. 1924.

QUIRK, Amelia Jane:
Died 9 July 1941 aged 60 yrs at Springs, South Africa. Source:
M.I. (292) New Kirk Patrick Cemetery.

QUIRK, Thomas Joseph:
Died at Portland, Oregon U-S-A- lst August 1942, aged 69 years. Source:
M.I. (123) New Kirk Patrick Cemetery.

QUIRK, John:
Died at Cleveland, UIS.A. March 1888 aged 27 years. Source: Peel M.I (1013), Section 2. ROGER CHRISTIAN



WARNING: This condition is very contagious to adults.
Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind except feverishly looking through records at libraries and Record offices. Has compulsion to write letters. Swears at postman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins and remote, desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls, mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes. TREATMENT: Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend Family History workshops, subscribe to Genealogical Magazines and be given a quiet corner of the house where he, or she, can be alone. The unusual nature of the disease is - the sicker the patient gets, the more he, or she, enjoys it ...... H. J. Tucker Journal of the Devon Family Historian



Nearly a third of wives are older than their husbands. Many come from another parish - not however, statistically significant. Many children don't seem to be attending school. Education was not free until the 1872 Education Act. Before that it varied; some charged and the charges were different. (At Castletown it was 47 pounds a year).



The San Diego County Manx Society held its February meeting aboard the STAR OF INDIA (ex EUTERPE) in San Diego Bay. At that time, the Society presented a framed picture of the ship when she was ready for launching in Ramsey in November 1863. Because of our meeting, the Manx flag was flown above the gangplank that day. The picture, with a suitably inscribed plaque, was presented to Mr. Dave Brierley, Curator of the San Diego Maritime Museum, by Marge Weber, who had contacted Mr. Brierley earlier regarding a donation and who had handled the fund raising. It will hang in the "orientation Area" of the ship, which is one of the first places most visitors see. Also in that area are a Coat of Arms of Ramsey and a notice advising how interested persons may contact members of the San Diego Society.[Picture of presentation of framed picture] Mr. Brierley thanked us for the picture, and said it was something he had wanted for some time. He then gave a talk on the history of the ship and explained its sturdy construction, pointing out that a large percentage of it is still the original material He also said that an unsolved mystery is why the American flag was flown on the EUTERPE on launching day, along with the British and Manx flags. If anyone has the answer, please contact Marge Weber, 4575 Catherine Ave., San Diego, California 92115, U-S-A- and she will pass the information along to Mr. Brierley. 62 Mr. Brierley also ran a video tape of the May 1986 sailing of the STAR - a beautiful sight. Pictured are Marge Weber and Dave Brierley. MARGE WEBER



The San Diego Maritime Museum Association recently acquired photocopies of the earliest log books of the STAR OF INDIA. The logs, written between 1864 and 1870, were kept aboard the ship when she was the EUTERPE. They were located by Mr. Dave Brierley, Curator of the Museum.

The original log books are at the University of St. John's, Newfoundland, which agreed to photocopy them for the Maritime Museum. They record the earliest voyages in the jute trade from England to India.

They cover the mutiny of the ship's crew shortly after she sailed on her first voyage in 1864, and mention that the mutineers later went to prison in Wales for their deed. The logs also record the great storm in the Bay of Bengal that caused the ship's crew to cut away her masts to save her from foundering.

The ship's captain during her first two voyages was William John Storry of Liverpool. He died on the voyage home in 1866, and the logs describe in great detail his final illness, death, and subsequent burial at sea. MARGE WEBER


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In response to a request from an overseas member in Canada, I have included a sketch map, showing the parishes and sheadings in the Isle of Man. Evidently, it is rather difficult to obtain a parish map overseas. If you're lucky you may find one in old papers, but I hope this sketch can be used with what maps are available, so as to give those of you who are interested, a better guide as to where the parish boundaries are.

map showing parishes

[see also my Parishes page set]


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