[From IoM Charities, 1831]
" And forasmuch as I have now a stock in trade with my son Philip Moore, upwards of five hundred pounds British, as by a balance struck between us may appear, I do give and bequeath unto the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop and the 24 Keyes of this Isle for the time being, Five Hundred Pounds British of the said money in stock, in trust for the uses hereafter mentioned, viz., considering what great use and benefit a proper Schoole for the educating of youth in some convenient place, as near the centre of this Island as might be thought most proper, the Interest of which said sum of five hundred pounds to be paid after my decease, unto a proper Schoolmaster, qualified to teach Latin, and such other learning, as may fit youth for the service of the country in Church or State, under such rules, regulations, and restrictions as shall be thought most advisable and effectual for that purpose, by the Trustees before mentioned,,or a majority of them; hoping that by their due care and interest, and by the good and charitable donation of other well disposed persons, at some time hereafter, such a foundation may be made as to encourage a Master of Arts, or some other well qualified man of learning to reside and keep a Free Schoole within this Island, for the purposes before-mentioned; the said sum of five hundred pounds to be paid Pla to the said Trustees by my Son Philip Moore, after my decease: which shall be in full satisfaction of my part of the stock in trade betwixt us; he, my said Son, Philip Moore, paying unto the said Trustees yearly, the interest of the said sum of five hundred pounds, at five per cent, untill the said principal sum is paid in by him to the said Trustees: and untill a proper Schoolemaster may be found and fixed in the said Schoole; the interest of the said five hundred pounds may be applyed to the building of a Schoole house or other conveniences, as the said Trustees, or a majority of them, shall think most necessary."
In the year 1770 a house in Peel-town was purchased by the Trustees from Philip Moore, jun., which was afterwards, out of an accumulation of the interest of the Legacy, considerably enlarged, and converted into a commodious Dwelling-house for the Master, including a School room. The deed of sale from Philip Moore, though searched for in every place where it was thought probable it might be deposited, has not yet been found.
[The Keys v. the 'Rev. J. Gelling.] A difference of opinion existed whether the School was under the direction of two Trustees, or twenty five Trustees, and a Petition was presented to the Lieut. Governor on this subject, on the part of the 24 Keys, which was heard on the 6th of April, 1826, when it was adjudged that the Petitioners, the 24 Keys, were individually Trustees for the said School at Peel, along with the Lord Bishop, and that they, as a majority of the Trustees, might legally institute proceedings against the Defendant, in such form as they might be advised. The said Legacy of-five hundred pounds is secured by bond and mortgage from the Rev. John Cottier, to the Lord Bishop and 24 Keys, on the Estate of Ballayemmy, in Marown, dated the 27 March, 1826, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent per an. The Rev. James Gelling, Vicar of the Parish, is the present School master. He has sixteen scholars, who generally pay quarterage for being taught to read and write English.
" I give and bequeath to my Exor. (George Moore, of Peel,) the ground rent of three houses in Dublin, lately rebuilt by Mr. Goodbody, on the Blind Quay, amounting to twenty pounds yearly, as the same shall be paid by the Rev. Dr. Lyon, now tenant thereto, and by his heirs and assigns for ever; In trust for the erection and endowment of a Mathematical School in the Isle of Man, in order to have ten poor scholars taught gratis for ever, in the different branches of that science; the site of the School-house not to be farther distant from St. John's Chapel than is Peeltown; the nomination of the Scholars to be absolutely vested alternately in my brother Phil. Moore of Douglas, and my Executor, and their representatives for ever: and the appointment of a Master, sufficiently qualified by ample testimonies, to be exhibited to the Bishop of the Island for the time being, or in the vacancy of the See to the Vicars General, to be alternately also at their disposal and direction; which Bishop or Vicars may, in case of neglect of such appointment by their representatives for twelve months, themselves appoint one. And my will is, that the Master thus presented and appointed shall have full liberty to receive and discharge said yearly rent of twenty pounds, ant to take all legal ways for the recovery thereof, by distress or otherwise, as I, the said James Moore, am now empowered to taken, " And I order my books to be sold in exchange for Mathematical book" and instruments, for the use of the above mentioned Mathematical School."
"This School house was erected pursuant to the Will of the Rev. James Moore, M.A., bearing date 12 Jany. 1763, who endowed it with £20 Irish, yearly, for ever, ibr the perpetual education of ten poor Scholars in the different branches of the Mathematics."
" John Stevenson, Esq. of Ashley Park, near Walton-on-the-Thames, Surrey, from his affection to his native country, gave £100 sterling, and the interest thereof from the 2d day of April, 1775, to the Master of the said School, and to his successors, for the education of two poor Scholars for ever, alternately to be nominated by the Governor, and by the Lord Bishop of the said Isle, and their successors, who are appointed Trustees of this donation."
This money (£100 sterling) is in the hands of George Quayle of Castletown, Esq. who pays the interest annually to the Schoolmaster.
" I leave and bequeath to my Grandson, Captain George Quayle, of Castletown, In Trust, for the use and benefit of the Mathematical Schoolmaster in Peeltown, appointed by my late Brother, the Rev. James Moore of Dublin, in his Will and Testament, namely, the house in Peeltown, which I bought and built for that purpose, together with. the small house adjoining,. their respective gardens and appurtenances, in consequence of my sale from Hugh Woods, and under the assignment of a mortgage made to me by James Parr, of Peeltown, under the assignment or sale made to me of a small part of one of the said houses and gardens by the late Rev. Wm. Mylrea, Archdeacon of the said Isle. I also leave and bequeath to George Quayle aforesaid, in trust, for the use and benefit aforesaid; of the Mathematical Schoolmaster in Peeltown, my house in Peeltown, formerly known by the name of Gibony's House, now occupied by the present Mathematical Teacher Richard Wilson, with all rights, liberties, and properties thereto belonging, to be enjoyed by the present Master of that School, and by the succeeding Masters thereof; hereby investing all power to the said Gorge Quayle respecting the exercise of the right of my said late brother the Rev. James Moore's donation, and respecting the emolument in any wise appertaining to the said Mathematical School, so that every occasion of promoting the benefit of Moore's School may receive assistance and every good effect."
" I leave and bequeath to my Grandson, George Quayle, of Castletown, the sum of five handed and thirty-seven pounds, twelve shillings, and six-pence, more or less, I have, in the 5 per cent funds in London, under the direction of my Grandson Thomas Quayle, Esq., of Princess Court, Westminster; in trust, to secure the payment of one hundred pounds, which were given to me by Captain James Stevenson, of Ashley, for the use of the Mathematical School in Peeltown, the interest whereof has been annually paid to Richard Wilson, the present Schoolmaster, and to be continued to him and the succeeding masters of that School."
"Item I leave, devise, and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds British as a donation to the Mathematical: School-house, situate in Peeltown established under the Will of the Rev. James Moore, of the City of Dublin, . . said sum to be placed at interest, in good landed security, by my brother Michael Corris, who I do appoint as Trustee, and in his name, for the purpose hereafter mentioned, that is to say, Hat the yearly interest of the said sum of one hundred pounds British be paid to the Master of the said Mathematical School, and to his, successors for ever, by him the said Michael Corris and his heirs, for the education of two Scholars, that is to say, two of my own kindred, if. such may be fund, and that he, the said Michael Corris and his heirs at all times hereafter stall have free and full permission to appoint any two of my own kindred if such may be found, and of my name, to be taught and instructed in all sorts of useful and Mathematical learning in the said School, according to the most approved method thereof, without any charge. And it is hereby provided, that in case there should not be any my ownn name or kindred to be found, a sufficient number, according to the terns of my Will, to be taught as before-mentioned, and not otherwise; my said brother and his heirs are to be at liberty to name and. appoint such other person or persons to be educated in the said School on the terms before-mentioned, as he or they may please to nominate and appoint."
MICHAEL CORRIS, and ELIZABETH CORRIS, EXORS.
"Item, I will that five pounds of that money of mine which is in Captn. Christian's hands, shall bee disposed of by twentie shillings a yore for five yeares next after my decease, for buying of small books, pen, inke, and paper, or what shall be thought most fit by the Minister and Schoolemaster of the towne of Peele, in the Isle of Man, for the time being, for the use of the poorest men's sons and daughters of the said towne of Peele, inhabiting there, and not otherwise."
" Item, I give and devise my two houses situat, lying, and being in Novellas Inn, in Pater Noster Rowe, in the Parish of St. Faith, under Pauls' Church, London, (after the departure of my said loveing wife, Rebecca, out of this present world) to tbe Master Wardens and Commalty of the art or mystery of Cloth-workers of the Citey of London, above menconed, and to their heirs and successors for ever; To this intent and purpose, that they and their successors shall pay out of the rents and proffits thereof yearly arising, or to them accruing, unto two poore youthes or boyes every yeare for ever, (after one yeare that the said two houses shall come into their possession,) the sum of tenn pounds appiece, the said youthes or boyes to bee natives of the Isle of Mann; and if they bee of my kindred or of my name, my will is that they shall be preferred before any others and the neerest of kin to be first prefered ; and they that shall in that behalf bee preferred, shall bring a, certificate in writing from some credible men or man of that.Island, that his parents are poore and not able to preferr him, which certificate is to be approved to be true by some of that nation that liveth in London, to the Master Wardens and assistants of the said Company of Cloth workers'; And for want of such of that Island or nation to come from thence, if there be any here at London that their parents were borne there, if they are poore and not able to put his or their child or children apprentice, my will and mind is that they may be capable of this my guift of tenn Pounds apiece, to put them out to be apprentices. And if it shall happen that there be not a free school maintained for the teaching of children in the towne of Peele, in the Isle of Mann aforesaid, then my will is that the twenty pounds a yeare by me formerly given for the putting out of two boyes to be apprentices shall cease, and the said som to be paid by the said Company of Cloth-workers, towards the maintenance of the said schools, of which somme my will is that the schole master for the time being shall have eighteene pounds a yeare for his paines, and the other forty shillings to be paid and employed in buying and providing bookes, pen, inke, and paper, for poore schollers there."
"Tbe aforesaid will was dated the Sixth day of December, 1652, was written by me Humfrey Towne, and this copie of pte. of it was this third of Jany. 1653, compared therewith, and exmd. by us.
HUM. TOWNE, Scr.
WILLIAM TOMLINSON, Servt. to the said Scr.''
Present Agent, EDWD. D. JONES, Signet Office, Somerset Place.
This is a Petty School established in Peel for the education of Girls, which the Bishop endowed with the sum of fifty ponds, the interest of which is annually paid to a Schoolmistress. "
This sum, with the Bishop's bequest of £5 to the poor of German, and Ellinor Moore's legacy of £5 to the poor, is secured by Mortgage from John Kewley to the Vicar and Wardens of German for £60 Manks, on the lands of Ballaquayle, in Malew, dated 18 March, 1826, bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent per an.
"secondly, I leave, settle, and appropriate upon the School of the Parish of Kk German the sum of twenty pounds while the School is continued in the house at the Chapel of St. John's for that purpose, the use anually of the said sum to be enjoyed by the successive Masters for their better encouragement, they being obliged to keep the said house in all repairs except failure or decay of the wall, roof, or timber. The oversight and management of the sum or principal fund, with due application of the yearly interest, (upon the above conditions,) are to be wholly in the hands and direction of the Revd. Vicars of the Parish and the Wardens of the same for the time being successively. But in case the said School-house be not perfected, or the School happen at any time hereafter to be removed from that place, my will is that the said fund or principal be recalled, revoked, and effectually disannulled, as to the above settlement, and the use of the same to be settled upon the heirs of Ballnahown for ever, with this reserve, that the principal is still to continue entire. The Master of the School to pay the Lord's rent when the School-house is continued there, for so long this donation is granted."
This sum of twenty pounds Manks is secured by bond and mortgage from Charles Morrison to the Vicar and Wardens, on a Dwelling-house in Peeltown, dated 18 Novr. 1825, bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum.
" I leave, settle, and bequeath the use of ten Pounds per ann. upon the poor of Kk German for ever, to be at the management of the Vicar and Wardens of the Parish for the time being, and to be given them at Easter."
" To the poor of the Parishes of Kk German, and Kk Patrick, and Peeltown I leave and bequeath the yearly benefit of a certain parcel of qrland, which I had in morte. from Adam Cannell, of Ballacarnane, of the annual rent of 2s. 6d. in lieu of the sum of eight pounds, six whip linings, and four-pence, the benefit of which land (being let to the best advantage) is to be early distributed at the discretion of the Finish and Wardens of the said Parishes, and if at any time hereafter the said lands be redeemed by the heirs or assigns of the said tenemt. then my exor. is to make up the said sum ten pounds sterling, which ten pound is to be left at interest, and the yearly interest to be distributed amongst the said poor for ever."
The said sums of £10. bequeathed by John Craine, and £7.10s. 0d. the proportion of the said legacy bequeathed by capt. Woods, to the poor of Kk German and Peeltown, have been lent to William Gawne and John Cowell of Peeltown, on their promissory note to the vicar and Wardens' bearing interest at 5 per cent. per ann. dated 30 Dec., 1820.
" He left and bequeathed unto the poor of Peeltown the sum of fourty pounds, to be laid out on interest by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop, who was humbly desired to settle the same for the relief of the poor of the said town for ever."
£23, part of the Legacy, invested in a Mortgage on three daymowths of meadow land, part of Knockaloe Beg in Kk Patrick, which Mortgage became lapsed, and the lands are now let to Philip Kelly at the annual rent of £4. 10sh brit.
"I devise and bequeath to the poor of the parish the sum of five pounds, to be laid out at interest for theme'
The said sum of £.5, with £17, the balance of the said Richard Radcliffe's bequest, amounting to £22 Manks, is invested in a Mortgage from Thomas Corkhill to the Vicar and Wardens, on a dwelling-house in Peeltown, dated 30 April, 1808, bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent. per an.
"She left to the poor of the parish of Kk German the sum of five pounds, to be paid after her mother's decease." See mortgage from John Kewley to Vicar and Wardens, page 64.
" I leave and bequeath to the poor of Peeltown for ever, all my part of our dwelling-house, outhouses, backsides, and gardens, with all their easements and appurtenances, situate near the shore in the said town, together with my part of the field called Close Beg, as also my part of the meadow called Lace's Meadow, with their appurtces., and all my houses and lands within the parish of Kk German, of what denomination soever, unto the said poor, after the decease of my husband, Mr. Will. Tear, he paying yearly, after my decease, on Easter week, the sum of ten shillings to the Minister and Wardens of the said town, to be distributed among the poor. And also I appoint the said Minister and Wardens Trustees of this my charitable bequest, who are to be entered nominal -tenants on our Hon. Lord's books, upon behalf of the said per, and who are yearly to return an account to the Bishop of this Diocese how this my legacy is disposed of."
These lands, called Tear's Meadow and Close Beg, are let for the annual rent of £2 17s. 8d. Brit. The Will, so far as related to the houses in Peel, was subsequently revoked.
" He bequeathed to the poor of Peeltown twelve guineas."
This sum, with one pound left by Robt. Wattleworth, of Castletown, to the poor of Peel, making together £15. 14. 0. Mx., has been lent to Thomas Garrett and Margt. Crain, of Peel, on their promissory note to the Vicar and Wardens, dated 16 April, 1827: interest 6 per cent. per an.
"I leave and bequeath unto the poor of the parish of German and the town of Peel one hundred pounds, to be equal betwixt town and parish, and to be secured by the Vicar and Wardens of the said parish to the best advantage, for the benefit of the said poor annually."
A bond and mortgage has been granted by John Moore and John Stevenson Moore to the Vicar and Wardens for this legacy, dated 25 Octr. 1825, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent. per an.
" All and singular his dwelling-house in Peeltown, with the out-offices, yards, thereto belonging, and also all and singular that water cornmill, situate in the parish of Patrick, called Cooper's Mill, of the annual chief rent of two pounds, To hold to the said Philip Moore add John Gell, in trust to suffer and permit the said Charles Cooper to possess the same during his life, and after his death, to suffer and permit his wife, Ann Cooper, to possess and enjoy the same during her life, or so long as she should remain unmarried. The said mill to be subject to and chargeable with an annuity of twenty pounds British, to be paid by the said Trustees to the Vicar and Wardens of the parish of German, and by them to be yearly distributed amongst the poor of the town of Peel, for and during the life or widowhood of the said Ann Cooper. And upon the death of the said Ann Cooper, to convey the said house and concerns, mill and machinery, to the said Vicar and Wardens, to and for the use and benefit of the poor of the town of Peel, or that the said Vicar and Wardens and their successors shall possess the same for the use of the said poor. But that such conveyance or such permission to hold, shall be on this condition and restriction, and under this special proviso and limitation, that in case the said Vicar and Wardens shall at any time hereafter suffer or permit the said house and concerns, mill or machinery, or appurtenances, water courses, or mill races, to go or fall into disrepair, and to neglect keeping the same severally in proper repair, that it shall and will be lawful for the heir-at law of the said Charles Cooper to possess himself of the said house and concerns, mill,."
Ann Cooper, the widow of the said Charles Cooper, is still living.
" I leave and bequeath unto the poor of Peeltown, the sum of one hundred pounds British, the said sum being secured in the hands and concerns of John Cottier, Millwright, of the town of Peel, the interest to be annually distributed by the Wardens of the said town, for ever, to the said poor."
Mortgage dated 31 Octr. 1817: interest 5 per cent. per an.
" I leave to the poor of the parish of German the interest of fifteen pounds British for ever, to be secured and applied by the near and Wardens.
This sum has been lent to Thomas Kaighen and John Kaighen, on their promissory note to the Vicar and Wardens, dated 27 Oetr. 1824: intered 5 per cent per an.
" I leave, devise, and bequeath to the poor of the town of Peel, the sum of ten pounds British, the same to be laid out at interest by the Vicar and Wardens of the said town, for the use of the said poor.
Elizabeth Corris and Michael Corris, Exors.
Interest on Promissory Note from William Gawne and John Cowell for
£15 Brit., at 5 per cent. per an £0 15 0
Rent of three daymowths of land, part of Knockaloe 4 10 0
Interest on Mortgage from Thomas Corkhill for £22 Manks at 5 per ct. 0 15 10
interest on bequests from Bishop Wilson and Eleanor Moore, £10 Mx. (included with £50 bequeathed to a Petty School in a mortgage from John Kewley for £60 Mx ) at 5 per cent 0 8 7
Rent of Tears Meadow and Close Beg 2 17 8
Interest on Promissory Note from Thomas Garrett and Margt. Crain for £15. 14 0. Mx. at 6 per cent 0 16 4
Interest on Mortgage from John Moore and John Stevenson Moore for £100 Mx. at 6 per cent 5 2 10
Mr. Cooper's Donation 20 0 0
interest on Mortgage from John Cottier for £100 Brit. 5 per cent 5 0 0
Interest on Promissory Note from Thomas Kaighen and John Kaighen for £15, 5 per cent 0 15 0
Brit. £41 4 3
Valuation of the Vicarage in the year 1821.
Tithes of 4 quarterlands £20 0 0
(qu. small tithes of another quarterland.)
Surplice Fees 2 0 0
Royal Bounty 6 11 8½
Catharine Halsall's Charity 3 8 7
Bishop's Stipend 1 14 3½
Kirk German Glebe 25 0 0
*Kk Patrick do. 13 0 0
Impropriate Fund 18 5 5
Brit. £90 0 0
* 9A. 2r. 21p. granted by Bp. Wilson in the year 1739, " to the Vicars of Kk German, who are to read.prayers and catechise the youth of the Parish every Lord's The afternoon, according to the directions of the Canon and Rubrick:''
The Rev. JAMES GELLING, Master.
Income : Interest of Mortgage passed by the Rev John Cottier to the Bishop and 24 Keys for £500, at 6 per cent per an £30 0 0
He has 16 scholars, who generally pay quarterage for being taught to read and write English.
JOSEPH DODD, Master.
Rent of Houses in Ireland, £20 Irish 18 9 11
Interest of Captn. Stevenson's donation, £100 5 0 0
No provision has been made for the repairs of this school or the houses and buildings bequeathed by Sir George Moore. The School house is partly unroofed. The books and mathematical instruments are in a very bad condition: and the whole establishment is in a state of rapid decay. There are at present only two scholars, and those not on the foundation.
THOMAS QUINE, Master.
Salary under the Will of Phil. Christian 18 0 0
For providing books, pen, ink, and paper, for poor Scholars, by the said Will 2 0 0 70 Scholars. Brit. 20 0 0
The school house and dwelling house attached have hitherto been repaired by voluntary subscriptions.
Agent, EDWD. D. JONES, Signet Office, Somerset Place.
MARGARET KNEALE, Mistress.
Salary, Interest of £50, Bishop Wilson's Donation, at 5per cent. Mx., £2 10 0
Four, and sometimes five free scholars are taught, on the nomination of the Vicar and Wardens.
HUGH CANNELL, Master.
Salary from the Impropriate Fund £5 10 0
from Lady Elizabeth Hastings' Charity 2 13 7
Interest of John Crain's bequest (p. 64) 0 17 2
£9 0 9
The average number of Scholars is about 40.
JOHN QUIRK, Master.
"Know all men, by these presents, that I, William Cain, of the Vraney, with the consent of Isabel my wife, &c.; to manifest the regard and affection that I have for the place of my residence, and for all the inhabitants of that neighbourhood, and to promote, so far as in me lies, the temporal and eternal welfare of them and their posterity, by being, in some measure, instrumental in the erection and establishment of an English School in that part of the Parish, for the education of the present rising, and future generations, and for and in consideration of twit pounds, I have granted, &c. a certain parcel of the said estate, as heretofore marked, to the intent and end that a School-house and other conveniences be erected thereon, &c."
About 6 scholars in winter, and 20 in summer, are taught at this School