HISTORY
OF
THE ISLE OF MAN

with
A COMPARATIVE VIEW
OF THE
PAST AND PRESENT STATE OF SOCIETY
AND MANNERS,
CONTAINING ALSO
Biographical Note
Of
EMINENT PERSONS
CONNECTED WITH THAT ISLAND.

BY H. A. BULLOCK.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN
Paternoster Row

The historical chapters are largely derivative of Seacombe (and Rolt); however the later chapters are based on her personal observations

 

 

Table of Contents.

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I.
PAGE 1 to 29.
Early History of the Island and of its first Kings, to the Accession of the House of Stanley.

CHAPTER II.
PAGE 30 to 38
History of the Bishops, from St. Patrick, the first Founder of Christianity, to the Time when the Patronage of the See was granted to Sir John Stanley.

CHAPTER III.
PAGE 39 to 63.
Conjectures respecting the Condition of the Manx under their Native Princes - Account of Sir John Stanley - Manner of holding a Tynwald Court - Remarkable Decision of the Deemsters respecting the Rights of the Keys - Discontent of the People-Unsettled State of landed Property-Thomas, Second Earl of Derby, exchanges the Title of King, for that of Lord of Man.

CHAPTER IV.
PAGE 61 to 80.
Further History of the Island under the Stanleys - Extraordinary Magnificence of Edward, Third Earl of Derby - Curious Law respecting Trade-Accession of Henry, the Fourth Earl - Regulations made by him-Accession of Ferdinando - His Death-Is succeeded by his Brother William, who has great Difficulty to establish his Claim.

CHAPTER V.
PAGE 8l to 110.
History of James, commonly called the great Earl of Derby, and Tenth Lord of Man-His Arrival in the Island - Disturbances there - First Account of Captain Christian - Lord Derby returns to England.

CHAPTER VI.
PAGE 111 to 116.
Continuation of the History of the Earl to his Death-The Island surrendered to the Parliament-Restored to Charles, Earl of Derby, on the Accession of Charles II. - Trial and Execution of Captain Christian-The Manx obtain the Act of Settlement from Earl William, on whose Death the Island passes into the Athol Family - And is finally revested in the Crown of Great Britain.

CHAPTER VII.
PAGE 117 to 127.
Bishops occupying the See from the Accession of the House of Stanley, to the present Time, with a particular Account of the Life of Bishop Wilson, and the various Improvements effected by him during his Episcopacy.

CHAPTER VIII
PAGE 188 to 200.
Review of the State of the Island under the Dominion of the House of Stanley-Excessive Alarm excited by the Revestment in Great Britain-The Revival of Prosperity and general Amelioration of Character and Manners, resulting from a better Order of Things- Prejudice against the Duke of Athol-Whence it originates, and how maintained.

CHAPTER IX.
PAGE 201 to 215.
Tour round the Island, commencing at Douglas - Description of that TOWN and the Neighbourhood.

CHAPTER X.
PAGE 214 to 238.
Tour continued-Castletown-Derby Haven-The Calf- Peel Town and Castle-Ramsey-Laxey-and the Road returning to Douglas again.

CHAPTER XI.
PAGE 239 to 268.
Agriculture - Its great Advance of late Years in the Isle of Man Scale of Population at different Periods - State of Buildings - Advantages possessed by Manx Farmers over those of neighbouring Countries-Roads-Manure -Notice of some particular Improvements effected by Individuals.

CHAPTER XII.
PAGE 269 to 279.
Herring Fishery, and Trade in general.

CHAPTER XIII.
PAGE 280 to 291.
The Revenue-Exports and Imports.

CHAPTER XIV.
PAGE 292 to 302.
The Laws-House of Keys-Civil Officers-Juries.

CHAPTER XV.
PAGE 303 to 314.
The various Courts of Law, and Proceedings in them.

CHAPTER XVI.
PAGE 316 to 325.
Comments on the State of the Laws, with some Cases adduced in Proof of the Assertion, that they require Amelioration.

CHAPTER XVII.
PAGE 336 to 339.
Comments on the actual, State of Society in the Island- Characteristics of the Natives-Clergy-Methodists,

CHAPTER XVIII.
PAGE: 340 to 362.
Further Observations on the Society-An Example presented to the Ladies for their Imitation, deduced wholly from Native Excellence-the Peasantry-Review of the State of Society at different Periods-Contrast between Natives and Strangers-Anecdotes of the latter.

CHAPTER XIX.
PAGE 363 to 374.
Some characteristic Superstitions of the Manx.

CHAPTER XX.
PAGE: 375 to 382.
Prices of Provisions-Rent-Servants' Wages, &c. The Authors Farewell to her Manx Friends.

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