[From IoM Charities, 1831]
" I bequeath twenty pounds of money to be put to use for my sister's son, Edward Quay, during his life; after his death for the use of the poor of Castletown for ever: and do beg that the Lord Bishop will take care to see it secured in land for them, and that the Vicar and the ever succeeding Vicars of Kirk Malew and Chaplains of Castletown see it done and executed."
"Due from Mr. John Wattleworth, Gent., the sum of fourteen pounds, and the interest thereof to be given as charity to the poor of Castletown for ever, and that his brother to pay eight pounds to the said sum, to go as aforesaid."
"Item. The house adjoining to Harrison's gate, he left and bequeathed to the poor of Castletown for ever. It is for such objects as cannot pay rent, and they to keep it in repair."
" I give and bequeath to the poor of Castletown and parish of Kirk Arbory, the sum of one hundred pounds equally, and the same to be laid out to interest for their use by the Vicars and Church Wardens of each parish, conjunctly with my Executor hereafter mentioned, and his heirs, and the interest to be equally paid to the said poor of each place yearly at Christmas, and distributed at the discretion of the said respective Vicars.
"Item. I leave towards the building of Kirk Arbory Church, the sum of one hundred pounds,.to be put at interest for that purpose, and the sum of fifty towards a Charity School at Castletown, when that charitable work shall be undertaken, and to be put out to interest also."* Executor, JOHN QUAYLE, Esq.
* It does not appear that this sum of £50 has ever been paid.
"which several sums I do hereby will to be paid to my Executor, one hundred and fifty pounds whereof I do give and bequeath to be well secured in lands at interest, which interest arising therefrom is for ever to be and remain for the use and support of the poorest widows, the poor blind, and the poorest sort of housekeepers of the said town of Castletown, proportionately as their wants and circumstances from time to time may require; and as the said interest will or may yearly hereafter arise, I do hereby will that it may be yearly distributed, one half thereof on St. Thomas, day, and the other half on Easter Monday. And it is hereby to be understood, that no common beggar or beggars, such as do and are able to go from house to house for relief, are to have any part thereof.
" And whereas there may be some of those poorest widows, the poor blind, and the poorest colt of housekeepers, that might be thought or understood that, after they or any of them were to get their proportions of the said interest in money, that might misapply the same; I do therefore will that it may be in the power of the Trustees appointed upon this occasion, to lay out their or any of their proportions of the said interest for their or any of their uses, at such times and in such manner as they may think most advisable."
" And in order to perform this trust faithfully according to this my will and intention, I do hereby nominate and appoint the Vicar of Malew and the Church Wardens of Castletown for the time being, as also my Executor hereafter named during his life, Trustees in this respect: and the said sum of one hundred and fifty pounds is to be laid out and secured at interest, with and not Without the approbation of my Executor. And I do also will that such person or persons as he will appoint by his last Will or other Instrument to succeed him in this trust, is or are to act with the same authority that he thereby hash, ailed he or they to appoint others to succeed him or them in like manner for ever. And if it should so happen that my Executor should die without making such appointment,* or any of his successors, that then the Honble. Governor and the Rev. the Lard Bishop of this Isle for the time being, are to appoint a Trustee or Trustees in that respect.,"
* The Executor died without making any appointment, and the Lord Bishop having declined to interfere in the premises, the Governor, upon the petition of the Vicar and Wardens, nominated Robert Quayle; of Castletown, :Merchant, to be Trustee, 9 November, 1775.
" Item, I further give and bequeath to the poor of Castletown sixty pounds to be laid out at interest, and the interest arising thereout to be paid by my Executrix during her life, as she shall see proper; and after her decease, the same to be laid out at interest by the Vicar and Church Wardens of Kirk Malew, conjunctly with the heirs of the Bowling Green, or any two of them for the time being, the heirs of the Bowling Green always to be one; and the interest thereof to be paid to the poor aforesaid, on the 26th July, in every year, by the Vicar and heir of the Bowling Green; always having regard to poor housekeepers, and others reduced to poverty by misfortune."
"I give, bequeath, and devise to the poor of the parish of Rushen, Arbory, and Malew, the sum of thirty pounds, currency of this Isle, to be laid out and well secured for the use of the poor of the said parishes, by directions of my Executor hereinafter mentioned, with the assistance of the respective Vicars and Churchwardens of the afore-mentioned parishes for the time being; and the interest arising therefrom yearly and every year to be distributed amongst the most needy and indigent of the poor of the said parishes, upon the grand festival of the Resurrection."
" I leave to the poor of Castletown five pounds, and I order and direct that a brewing pan be bought for the use of the poor of Kirk Arbory, to contain a bowl, and that the issues and profits thereof be distributed among them, as the Vicar and Wardens shall think fit, by appropriating to them a house apiece; which said sums are to arise out of the money in arrear for the rebuilding of Kirk Arhory Church; and also a bowl of barley to the poor of Castletown and Kirk Arbory, to be distributed by the Vicar and Wardens of each parish respectively."
"I leave unto the poor of Castletown fifty pounds, to be laid out at interest by the Vicar and Wardens of Kirk Malew, and the interest thereof to be annually distributed among the said poor, by the said Vicar and Wardens, at the times and seasons accustomed."
In the year 1775, the foregoing Bequests to the Poor of Malew and Castletown with interest in respect of the same, amounted to the sum of £425 Manks of which sum £400 was laid out in the purchase of 12 acres, 1 rood, 35 perches of land, part of Ballamuck, near Castletown, as appears by Deed of sale thereof, dated 1st April, 1780, from John Moore and his Wife to the Lord Bishop, the Vicar of Malew, the Chaplain of Castletown, and the Wardens of Malew and Castletown.
Which lands are now let to Thomas Fellows, Esq., Thomas Cowley, and Arthur Bridson, for the annual rent of £29. 3s. 11d. British.
The remaining sum of £25 is secured by Mortgage to the Vicar and Wardens from Thomas Quaggin, on part of his lands in Malew, called Flat Soalte, dated 7 January, 1805, bearing interest at the rate of 5 p. cent. p. annum, and recorded in the Roll's Office..
" And in case my said wife shall not find it necessary or think proper to dispose of my dwelling-house, during her natural life, it is my will that after her decease one-half of said dwelling-house, brew-house, yard, and garden adjoining, shall descend and become the property of Christopher Bridson, of Ballavarvane, and his heirs for ever. He, the said Christopher Bridson, and his heirs, are to keep said half of said house and premises in tenantable repair, and to pay out of them yearly and every year for ever, after he or they shall get possession of them, the sum of twenty shillings to the poor of Kirk Malew and Castletown."
" I leave and bequeath to the poor of Malew the sum of two hundred pounds, to be laid out in a purchase, or at interest, by the Vicar and Wardens of said parish, and the produce or interest thereof to be paid to the poor yearly, in such manner as they shall direct."
"I leave and bequeath to the poor of the parish of Malew the sum of five pounds Brit., to the poor of the parish of Marown five pounds Brit., to the poor of the parish of Bride five pounds Brit., as Legacies, to be laid out at interest by the Vicars and Wardens of the said parishes, and the interest thereof distributed regularly amongst the said poor."
The said sums of £200 Manks, and £5 Brit., making together £205 14s. 8d. Manks, are scoured by Bond and Mortgage, granted by Henry Caugherty to the Vicar and Wardens, on the estate of Glashin, in Malew, bearing interest at the rate of 6 p. cent. p. ann: dated 1st Octr., 1818.
" I leave and bequeath to the Vicar and Wardens of the parish of Malew for the time being, the sum of twenty pounds British, in Trust for the poor of the said parish and Castletown, and the same to be laid out at interest on good security, and the interest thereof to be yearly distributed by the said Vicar and Wardens, to the poor of the Aforesaid upon St. Thomas's day, in each and every year for ever."
This Legacy of to was advanced to Thomas Radcliffe on Bond and Mortgage to the Vicar and Wardens on his housing Castletown, Malew Street, bearing date 13th Deer. 1814, and bearing interest at the rate of 6 p. cent. p. annum,
" We give and bequeath unto the poor of Castletown the sum of two hundred pounds British, which said sum is to be laid out at interest, and the annual interest thereof to be distributed amongst the said poor of Castletown, one half thereof upon the 1st day of December, and the other half upon the 1st day of July in every year, by our Executor, or such person as he shall appoint, and in such shares and proportions as he shall think proper: and in case our Executor should at any time decline the said trust, then and in such case it is our will that the Chaplain and Wardens of Castletown Chapel shall undertake the burden and execution of the said Trust."
" Item, we give and devise unto John Taubman, our son, and his heirs, all that and those certain lands, called Ballahot, situate in the parish of Malew, (purchased from Thomas Moore, Esq., deceased,) In trust to and for the uses hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, In trust to pay the sum of twenty-five pounds British yearly and every year out of the said lands for ever, to and for the support of a Free School in Castletown, for the education of twenty five poor boys;-that is to say, the sum of twenty pounds British, part thereof, to be paid as a Salary to a Master for teaching and instructing the boys in reading, spelling, writing, and arithmetic; and the remaining sum of five pounds to be laid out annually in purchasing books, ink, and paper, for the use of the said School. And it is Our will that the said John Taubman, our son, and his heirs, shall at all times have the nomination of the Master of the said School, and of the boys who may be admitted: and in case the said John Taubman or his heirs shall neglect to fill up any vacancy that may happen in the said School, within the space of one month after such vacancy shall be made known unto the said John Taubman or his heirs, that then and in such case of neglect, it is our will that the Chaplain and Wardens of Castletown Chapel do appoint to and fill up the said vacancy."
Executor, JOHN TAUBMAN, Esq.
" I leave and bequeath to the poorest widows of the town of Ramsey the sum of thirty shillings British yearly; also to the poorest widows of each of the several parishes of Kirk Bride, Kirk Malew, and Kirk Marown, I leave the sum of thirty shillings British yearly. But it is hereby understood that the number of widows in the said town of Ramsey, and also in each of the said several parishes of Bride, Malew, and Marown, to whom the said sums shall be payable, shall not exceed six. It is my will and desire that the said sums be distributed among the aforesaid poor widows every year upon St. John's day, in Christmas, in such proportions to each individual as my Executrix and her heirs and successors may seem meet, according to such individual's distress or urgency, every year for ever, after my decease. And in order to have the several sums as afore-mentioned, amounting in the whole to six pounds British yearly, properly secured for the purpose as already stated, I do hereby direct and appoint that the same shall be paid out of the before-mentioned estate of Ballaquinney-Beg, in the parish of Marown, for ever, from year to year, as the same shall become due. And the said estate is for ever subject to the payment thereof and chargeable therewith."
Executrix, MARGARET LAMOTHE, Wife of Frederick Lamothe, of Ramsey.
" I leave and bequeath to the poor of Castletown the sum of two bun dred pounds British, which said sum is to be laid out on landed security, and the yearly interest thereof to be distributed amongst the said poor, on~half thereof on the 1st day of July, and the other half on the 1st day of December, in every year, by my Executrix, or such person as she shall appoint, and in such shares and proportions as she shall direct: and in case my Executrix shall at any time decline the said Trust, then the. said interest shall be distributed by the Chaplain and Wardens of Castletown half-yearly, as aforesaid."
Executrix, ISABELLA GOLDIE, Wife of Major Gent. Goldie, of the Nunnery.
Aggregate of Rents of Land and Interest of Money, for the use of the Poor,
strewing the yearly income. Rent of lands, part of the Estate of Ballamuck £29
Interest on Mortgage from Thomas Quiggin, for £25 Manks, at 5 per cent British 1 1 5
Robert Bridson's Bequest, payable out of Kneen's house, Castletown, 20s. Manks . Brit. 0 17 2
Interest on Mortgage from Henry Caugherty, £205 16s. 8d. Manks, at 6 per cent, £12 7s. 0d. Manks . Brit.10 5 8
Interest on Mortgage from Thomas Radcliffe, for £20 Brit, at 6 p. cent. 1 4 0
Interest of £100 bequeathed by John Taubman, Esq. and John Taubman, Esq. his son, at 5 per cent, 20 0 0
Mrs. Bridson's Bequest for poor Widows 1 10 0
Yearly Income, Brit. £64 1 4
The ground on which the house bequeathed by John Crellin formerly stood, opposite Harrison's Gate, is uninclosed, and produces nothing.
Valuation of the Vicarage in the year 1821, made with a view to ascertain what portion of the Impropriate Fund should be paid to each Vicar.
The vicar of this Parish has a Stipend from the Duke of Atholl of
£20 Manks Brit. £17 2 0
Surplice Fees 7 7 0
Glebe, 7 Acres 12 0 0
Tithes of Ballalough* 1 Boll Wheat £1 16 0
,, Bare........ 1 1 0
,, Oates 0 18 0
Cart of Hay , 1 1 0
From the Impropriate Fund 48 15 0
Brit £90 0 0
The Free Grammar School of Castletown is kept by the Rev. George S. Parsons. See Impropriate Fund. 9
Salary £60 0 0
Rent of Houses bequeathed by Cath. Halsall (page 43) 5 14 6
Brit. £65 14 6
Mr. Parsons has at present twenty-six scholars, fifteen of whom are free scholars
Salary £20 0 0
He has forty-five scholars, twenty five of whom are free scholars. (See Mr. Taubman's Will, page 125.)
Salary £8 0 0
Repairs 2 0 0
Brit. £10 0 0
She has forty scholars, twenty of whom are free scholars. (See Cath. Halsall's Charity, page 43.)
* Lands bequeathed by Catherine Halsall. (See her Charity.)
Salary from the Impropriate Fund £5 10 0
Royal Bounty .... 2 11 0
Brit. £8 1 0
He has sixteen scholars.
Salary from the Impropriate Fund £5 10 0
Lady Elizabeth Hastings 2 13 7
Bait. £8 3 7 He has forty-five boys and thirty-five girls, scholars.
These Schools are supported by subscription. One hundred and six boys and ninety girls are educated on the Lancasterian system.
There are three hundred sittings free to the poor in the Government Chapel, Castletown, the Church-building Society having given £300 for that purpose, towards the building of the Chapel.
This Chapel is situated in the parish of Malew, about five miles from Castletown, and was built by subscription in the year 1772.
" provided the several Farmers, Quarterland and Intack holders adjoining in that neighbourhood, do in proportion to their respective holdings, for the use and benefit of the seats or sitting places, endow the said Chapel with some yearly stipend or living to the officiating Clergyman, for the time to come, who is to teach School for these subscribers, and to be paid, viz., for children reading, per quarter, one shilling and two-pence; for reading and writing, one shilling and ninepence; for reading, writing, and arithmetic, two shillings and four pence'; and for Latin, three shillings and sixpence. Therefore be it known unto all men by these presents, that we whose names are hereunto subscribed, do, for the good and sufficient reasons aforesaid, and also for and in consideration of the seats of the said Chapel, at the rate of ten pounds for each seat, promise and engage on our parts to endow and support the said Chapel, for the time being, with such sum or sums of money as shall hereafter be respectively affixed to our names, having it severally in our option or choice to pay the same or the interest thereof yearly, at the rate of five pounds out of one hundred pounds."
The Glebe was also purchased by subscription. See the following account from the Register.
The Lord Bishop's subscriplion,-Balance for building St.Mark's
Dr. Mark Hildesley £217 10 0£2 6 8
Hester Hildesley, his sister 285 16 8
Land purchased for Glebe284 12 4
Capt. Jos. Mortimer 0 12 3
Building Mansion&School Messrs. Francis and Co3 10 0
house 151 15 6
Mr. M. Taggart 1 4 6
Balance 72 7 10
Capt Michael Finch 2 9 0
£511 2 5 £511 2 5
There are twenty-four seats in the Chapel, sixteen of which are subscribed for under the agreement, of which the foregoing is an abstract at £10 a seat, or 10s. a year each, producing to the Chaplain Manks £8 0 0
The Glebe so purchased contains forty-two acres, which, exclusive of the house, now in a bad state of repair, is supposed to be worth annually 23 0 0
The said balance of £72 7s. led. is secured by Bond and
Mortgage, from John Kissack and Ann Kissack, to Christopher Bridson
and Daniel Kinnish, Trustees of St. Mark's, on part of the Estate of
Ballakissack, in Santan, dated 29th November, 1819, bearing interest
at the rate of 6 per cent.perannum 4 6 10
Two-thirds of the Impropriate Offerings of the Parish of Marown, presented by John Quayle, Esq., Clerk of the Rolls, now produce about 1 10 0 Manks £36 16 10
Income of the Chaplain and Schoolmaster, the Rev. John Thomas
British £31 11 7
Mr. Clarke has about thirty scholars.