[From Brown's Directory, 1894]


THE parish of BRIDE (or St. Bridget) extends from the Point of Ayre on the north, to Lezayre on the south ; and from Andreas eastward to the sea. It includes an area of about nine square miles. Physically it is a continuation of the district of Andreas, being the eastern portion of the low, flat, district, which forms the northern extremity of the Island. The coast-line throughout is composed of drift gravels, sands, and clays, generally of no great elevation ; but on some points, as at Point Cranstal and at Jurby Point, it rises to the height of of about 200 feet, and at these points some fine sections of the drift, or superficial deposits, may be found. This coast-line is singularly unbroken, not an inlet breaking its outline from Ramsey to the Lhen Mooar, a distance of about 12 miles. Several extensive sandbanks have been formed along this coast from the waste of its materials, which, from their position in the track of vessels navigating the North Channell, are very dangerous to shipping. Among these are the Point of Ayre Bank, the Whitestone Bank, the Babama Bank, and King William's Bank, which stretch along the coast from the Point of Ayi-e southwards. The extreme north of the district of Bride is a barren sandy waste ; but further from the shore the soil becomes more fertile. A range of rounded sandhills crosses the parish from Point Cranstal, from which, notwithstanding their low elvation, a fine vie-,v is obtained of the low district of The Curragh with the towering mountains, and deep wooded glens of the northern portion of the great insular range, whilst, towards the east, the Scottish and Cumbrian mountains are distinctly visible. The Galloway coast distant about 18 miles, is especially distinct, looking almost like the further bank of a wide estuary. On the Point of Ayre is a lighthouse about 100 feet above the sea-level. In the old map of the Island, before referred to, Point Cranstal is called " Shellack Poynt," and a small village named "Cranston" is marked close to it, but it has long disappeared.



Ambrose John Adolphus, Milan House


Boyd Mrs Margaret, farmer, Bride Village
Bruce Robert, farmer, Ballamine
Burnyeat John, farmer and Captain of the Parish, Grenaby
Butterworth John Buckley, schoolmaster, Bride Village


Cain John, farmer, Ballavarteen
Caley John, farmer, Ballacowle
Caley Robert, farmer, Ballacallow
Caley Thomas, farmer, Ballafayle
Caley William, coroner, Grenaby-beg
Christian Edward, farmer, Ballacowle
Christian Mrs Hester, postmistress, the Village
Christian Willam, farmer, Ballakey
Christian Willam Clucas, retired farmer, Lamb Hill
Christian William, farmer, the Village
Christian William, blacksmith, the Village
Christian William Henry, farmer, Ballabeg
Corlett John, farmer, Ballacowle
Cowell Samuel, farmer, Kionlough
Corlett William, farmer, Nassau Cottage
Crellin James, farmer, Ballayarteen


Daugherty William, farmer, Glentruan


Fell John, farmer, Ballavarteen
Ferguson John, blacksmith, Kionlough


Garrett Robert Edward, farmer, Ballagenie
Garrett William, farmer, Ballacamine
Gawne Margaret, farmer, Ballacragga
Gawne Thomas, farmer, Ballacondra
Gawne William, farmer, Glentruan.


Howland Hugh, farmer, Glentruan


Joughin Daniel, farmer, Cronkbane
Joughin Elizabeth, farmer, Turot's Cottage
Joughin John, farmer, Ballakilmaine
Joughin Mark Henry, farmer, Turot's Cottage
Joughin Mary, farmer, Ballaquark
Joughin William, farmer, Ballaquark


Kaighin John Thomas, farmer, Ballamine
Kelly Charles, farmer, Ballakilmaine
Kelly Edward, farmer, Shallag
Kelly Edward, farmer, Glentruan
Kelly Edward Henry, farmer, Ballachrink
Kelly John, Joiner, Ballakilley
KeIly John Edward, farmer. Kimmeragh
Kelly Thomas, farmer, Ballagarrett
Kelly William, farmer, Curragh-beg
Kermode James, farmer, Kionlough
Kewin John, farmer, Ballakilley
Kissack Robert, farmer, Ballaragh
Kneale Daniel, farmer, Ballakish
Kneale Henry, farmer, Ballagarrett
Kneen John, farmer, Ballayonague


Langton Rev. Charles Thomas, Rector of Bride, The Rectory


Martin Robert, farmer, Ballavarteen


Quayle Daniel, mason, Ballakilley
Quark William, farmer, Ballayarkish


Sayle John, bootmaker, Ballakilley
Simpson John, gentleman, Sea View House
Skinner William, farmer, Crosby


Teare Daniel, farmer, Ballaskelly
Teare John, farmer, Ballaragh
Teare William, farmer, Ballalurgy
Teare William, farmer, Ballacottier


Vondy John William, farmer, East Kimmeragh and Grenaby
Vondy Thomas, farmer, Orry's Mount


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