[From Brown's Directory, 1881/2]


The parish of Kirk Maughold extends from Ramsey to Clagh Ouyre, and from the crest of the eastern mountain ridge to the sea. It contains about 12 square miles. It is a high mountainous district, and the greater part of it is unenclosed mountain land incapable of cultivation. Its highest points are North Barrule 1,842 feet, Clagh Ouyre 1,808 feet, Slieau Lhean 1,507 feet, Slieau Ouyre 1,483 feet, and Slieau Ruy 1,300 feet. Its chief depressions are Ballure Glen, a small wooded ravine on the north slope of Barrule ; Cornah Glen, a desolate mountain valley between Park Liewellyn and Barrule and the high ridge of Slieau Lhean and Slieau Ouyre ; and Dhoon Glen, a short but picturesque and richly wooded opening among the roots of Slieau Ruy. The country sinks down rapidly from the mountains to the coast, which is high and rocky, and broken by numerous inlets. Among these are Port-e-Vullen, a small creek at the northern side of Maughold Head—the point from which the Insular telegraphic cable crosses to St. Bee’s Head ; Port Mooar, south of Maughold Head ; Port Cornah and Dhoon Bay, romantic creeks in a high precipitous coast. A number of short streams flow down from the mountains into the sea through deep clefts in the coast ; but the only streams of any size in the Cornah river, which, rising on Ciagh Ouyre, flows down the Cornah Glen, and, after forming the fine falls of Ballaglass, reaches the sea at Cornah, or Kennay Creek. The Dhoon stream, fadling into the sea at Dhoon Bay, also forms a beautiful waterfall ; which, together with the wooded glen, is much frequented by tourists. Maughold Head, 373 feet, derives its name from St. Maughold, or Machutus, who landed at its foot towards the close of the 5th century, and established himself in a cave in the mountain side. After his death his shrine upon this headland was held in great veneration down to the time of the Reformation, and was much frequented by pilgrims. The village of Maughold thus became a place of considerable importance, but it is now quite insignificant. The church, one of the oldest in the Island, is a plain structure of the ordinary Manx type, and contains some ancient relics. It is surrounded by a churchyard nearly four acres in extent, one of the largest in the British Islands. It was anciently a sanctuary where criminals were free from arrest, and, until recently, there were ruins of old buildings in the yard, supposed to have been erected for the accommodation of those who thus took sanctuary. A short distance from the north-east corner of the churchyard is the well of St. Maughold, an ancient holy well formerly much venerated and greatly resorted to by pilgrims. It is now in a neglected condition. The view from the top of the headland is beautiful and extensive. Close to the sea, on the S.E. side of the Head, are the Dhyrnane iron mines, and in other parts of the headland there are several old unused copper and iron mines. Three miles distant is the lightship stationed off the Bahama Bank. The western mountainous districts are incapable of cultivation, but the eastern parts towards the sea are cult ivated or in pasture. The parish contains numerous lead and iron mines, and at the Dhoon attempts have been made to work a hard syenitic granite which is there found. The population is partly agricultural and partly mining. The northern extremity of the parish includes the town of Ramsey, south of the Sulby, the inhabitants of which depend mainly upon the summer visitors. The population of the parish, excluding Ramsey, which in 1871 contained 3,861 inhabitants, in 185! was 1,762, and in 1871 it was 1,438. The living is a vicarage, and the present incumbent is the Rev. Henry Grattan White, M.A.


Allison, Andrew, farmer, Primrose Lodge


Baily, William, farmer, Koin-ne-ennin
Benson, Maria, spinster, Baldroma
Borell, Thompson, sailor, Dhoon
Brew, John, farmer, Ballacrink
Brew, Robert, fisherman, Crot Ranch
Buckly, Thomas, farmer, Lewaigue
Burns, John, miner, Cardle-voar


Cain, Philip, labourer, Cardle-voar
Callow, Edward, labourer, Baldroma
Callow, James, farmer, Baldroma-beg
Callow, James, tailor, Ballacrink
Callow, Mrs. Jane, widow, Jallow
Callow, William, farmer, Cardle-veg
Callow, Thomas, joiner, Glebe Cottage
Callow, William, mason, Ballaskaig-beg
Callow, William, tailor, Crot Ranch
Cannell, Philip, labourer, Lewaigue Hill
Cannon, Joseph, labourer, Ballure
Carran, John, Folieu
Christian, Mrs. Catherine, widow, Jallow
Christian, Dora, farmer, Baldroma
Christian, Jane, farmer, Ballaterson
Christian, Robert, farmer, Lewaigue
Clague, John, farmer, Ballagelley
Clague, William, farmer, Claughbane
Cleator, Thomas, labourer, Dhoon
Corkill, Mrs. Catherine, widow, Jallow
Corkill, Daniel, blacksmith, Ballagarey
Corkill, Mrs. Ellen, Ballasaig
Corkill, James, blacksmith, Ballasloe
Corkill, James, labourer, Ballacrink
Corkill, Mrs. Jane, widow, Ard
Corkill, John, farmer, Ballacrink
Corkill, John, farmer, Ballagarey
Corkill, John, farmer, Ballasloe
Corkill, John, labourer, Ballagilly
Corkill, John, miner, Corrony-veg
Corkill, John, shoemaker, Lewaigue
Corkill, Robert, blacksmith, Dreemscarry
Corkill, Robert, labourer, Hibern
Corkill, Thomas, farmer, Corroney
Corkill, William, cooper, Ballasloe
Corkill, William, farmer, Ballagareybeg
Corkill, William, labourer, Ballagareymoar
Corlett, Daniel, tailor, Lewaigue
Corlett, John, farmer, Thalloo-Mitchell
Corlett, John, miner, Thalloo-Mitchell
Corlett, Mrs. Margaret, widow, Lewaigue
Corlett, Mrs. Anne, widow, Thalloo-Mitchell
Corlett, William, labourer, Ballagareybeg
Corteen, Edward, road surveyor, Dhoon
Corteen, Robert, farmer, Ballasholaigue
Corteen, Robert, farmer, Thalloo-Queen
Corteen, Thomas, mason, Ballacorteen
Corteen, William, mason, Ballacorteen
Cottier, John, labourer, Ballure
Cowell, Mrs. Jane, widow, Jallow
Cowin, John, tailor, Port-e.Vullen
Cowin, William, fisherman, Port-e-Vullen
Cowin, Thomas, labourer, Jallow
Crellin, James, farmer, Baldroma
Crowe, Ellen, farmer, Rhoon


Dunstan, John, miner, Cornah


Pargher, John, farmer, Ballakilley


Garland, John, miner, Craig-ne-Molt
Garrett, Mrs. Jane, widow, Ballajora
Gelling, John J., miller, Coma
Gelling, Thomas, miller, Cornah Mill
Gill, John, labourer, Rhenab
Gill, Thomas, tailor, Ballagarey-beg
Goulden, George, Port Lewaigue


Hogg, John, farmer, Dhoon
Hampton, William, farmer, Ballasaig
Harrison, Stephen N., minister Christ Church, Dhoon
Haslam, William Holker, farmer, Ballaglass
Hibemnian Inn, Mrs Jane Skillicorn, Hibern
Holland, Mrs. Mary, widow, Port Lewaigue


James, William, weaver, Booil-e-velt
Johnson, James, fisherman, Port Lewaigue
Johnson, Robert, labourer, Lewaigue Mill
Joughin, John, farmer, Port-e-Vullen
Joughin, Robert, farmer, Rhenab


Kelly, Isaac, farmer, Ballashalogue
Kelly, Joseph, miner, Corrony
Kelly, Robert, farmer, Corrony-beg
Kelly, Robert, weaver, Ballagilly
Kelly, Thomas, weaver, Ballacrink
Kelly, William, labourer, Craig-ne-Molt
Kermaish, John, farmer, Ballasholaigue
Kermeen, John, carrier, Port-e-Vullen
Kermeen, Robert, farmer, Ballagilly
Kermeen, Robert, miner, Thalloo-Mitchell
Kermode, —, labourer, Ballaskaig-beg
Kermode, Isabella, Magher-kew
Kermode, Robert, farmer, Wolly-lolish
Kermode, Thomas, farmer, Ballajora
Kermode, William, farmer, Wolly-lolish
Kerruish, Edward, farmer, Cardle-voar
Kermuish, Edward, joiner, Glebe
Kerruish, John, farmer, Baldroma
Kerruish, John, Windmill Farm
Kerruish, John, farmer, Booil-e-velt
Kerruish, Robert, farmer, Ballafayle
Kerruish, Robert, farmer, Ballastowell
Kerruish, Robert, farmer, Clifton
Kerruish, Robert, farmer, Magher-e-Breck
Kerruish, William, farmer, Ballellin
Kerruish, William, farmer, Ballasloe-beg
Killey, John, miner, Ballacrink
Killip, John, farmer, Ballafayle
Killip, Nicholas, farmer, Ballaskaig-beg
Killip, Thomas, parish clerk, Maughold Church
Kinnish, Mrs. Christian, widow, Jalloo
Kinnish, John, gardener, Ballure
Kinnish, Patrick, farmer, Kerroo-croien
Kinnish, Thomas, sailor, Jalloo
Kinnish, William, farmer, Ballasaig
Kinnard, John, labourer, Cornah
Kinrade, John, miner, Ballacrink
Kinrade, John, shoemaker, Dhoon
Kinrade, William, farmer, Ballacrink
Kissack, Ann, farmer, Ballagarey-beg
Kissack, John, farmer, Rhenab
Kissack, John, labourer, Ballacrink
Kissack, Thomas, miner, Craig-ne-molt
Kissack, William, farmer, Rhenab
Kissack, William, weaver, Jalloo
Kneale, Hugh, farmer, Ballure
Kneale, James, shoemaker, Crowe~craan
Kneale, Thomas, sailor, Port Lewaigue
Kneen, James, farmer, Ballacorteen
Kneen, William, farmer, Ballig


Lace, Sarah, shopkeeper, Cardle-voar
Lowey, Ann, farmer, Ballasaig
Lawey, Francis, farmer, Baldromabeg
Leeman, John, miner, Craig-ne-Molt
Looney, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow, Port-e-Vullen
Looney, George, farmer, Gob-ne-schoot
Looney, John, farmer, Ballasale and Magher-e-kew
Looney, Mrs., Jalloo
Looney, William, farmer, Ballaskaigbeg
Looney, Robert, labourer, Primrose
Looney, Thomas, labourer, Gob-ne-schoot
Looney, William, labourer, Corrony-bridge


Maddrell, James, labourer, Dreemscarry
Martin, Mrs. Sarah, widow, Ballacrink
Midwood, George, Claughbane House
Moore, Robert, Ballaberna
Moore, John, Comnah
Morrison, Ann, Ballabarna
Morrison, Mrs. Ellen, widow, Ballajara
Murray, John T., farmer, Kerroo-croien
Mylechraine, Robert, miner, Cardle-voar
MeCubbin, Charles, farmer, Thalloo-Queen
McMutrie, Andrew, farmer, Ballagilly


Pearson, Stephen, farmer, The Rhenny


Quarie, William, miner, Ballagarey-moar
Quayle, James, shoemaker, Craig~ne-Molt
Quayle, John, farmer, Ballaterson
Quayle, Mrs. Mary, widow, Booil-e-velt
Quayle, Robert, farmer, Ballellin
Quilleash, James, Dhoon Waterfalls & Inn. (See advt. p.77(i.)


Radcliffe, Ernest, labourer, Lewaigue
Redpath, John, miner, Ballasloe
Richardson, —, Lewaigue


Sayle, William, labourer, Port-e-Vullen
Skillicomn, William, Rhauin
Skillicorn, Margaret, farmer, The Dhoon
Sowden, John, mine captain, Cornah
Spencer, William C., doctor, Port Lewaigue


Taite, William, labourer, Thalloo-Queen
Teare, John, sailor, Lewaigue
Teare, William, labourer, Ballacorteen
Thompson, Mrs. Ann, widow, Jallow
Tragallas, Thomas, blacksmith, Dhoon


Ward, W . H ., Comony
Watterson, Robert, miller, Corrony Mill
White, Rev. Henry G., vicar parish of Maughold, Vicarage
Williams, David, Lewaigue Cottage
Williamson, Mrs. Ann, widow, Beliview
John labourer Baldroma-beg
Wilson, Mrs. Mary, widow, Jafloo Woods, Charles, labourer, Ballaterson



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