[from Pigot's Directory, 1837]


Which lies on the western shore of the island, in the sheading of Glanfaba, extends six miles from north to south, by a mean breadth of three from east to west. The parish church is situate in the northern part ol the district, one mile and a half south of Peel: this parish was connected with that of German till the year 1714, when a separation took place, and the present church was erected; the bishop is vested with the patronage of the living, which is a vicarage. The district is mountainous, and (with the exception of the deep vales, which are fertile,) totally unproductive to the agriculturist; but the minerals that it embossoms amply compensate for the sterility of the surface. The principal mines are those of lead, situate at Foxdale, and on the west side of South Barrule; they are wrought by the Isle of Man Mining Compy. who employ about two hundred and fifty individuals; they produce from two hundred and eighty to three hundred tons of ore per month, which is shipped at Peel and Douglas for the river Dee. The beautiful waterfall of Glenmoy (or Glenmoij) is situate on the west coast, three miles south of Peel, and is visited by most strangers


Blacker Mr. Wm. Henry, Ballaspir
Bridson Mrs. Anne, Raggatt
Bridson Miss Catherine, Raggatt
Gelling Mrs. Sage Anne, Ballacosnahan
Moore Mrs. Margaret, Ballamoar
Mylchreast Mr. Thomas, jun. Myllinacley
Quirk Mr. Joseph, Ash lodge
Radcliffe Mrs. Hannah, Gordon
Stephen Rev. Thomas, Vicarage
Windle Mr.John Shepherd,Glermaspie


Callister Thomas, Foxdale
Corris Thomas, Glen May
PAROCHIAL School,Village—Thos. Cosnahan, master; Margaret Halsall, mistress


Clark John, Glen Rushen
Clucas John, Kionshlean
Corrin Thomas, Knockalvebeg
Corris Edward, Ballabrooie
Cottier John, Ballacottier
Faragher Clucas, Ballargey
Gill William, Daulby
Killey Philip, Balleg
Newlove Richard, Hamilton bridge
Nichol John, Ballaltraighan
Quilliam John, Daulby
Quirk John, Danlby
Quirk Richard, Rheabymoar
Quirk Thomas, Daulby
Sawers Archibald, Knockalvemoar
Taggart Robert, Ballahaney
Teare Thomas, Daulby
Ward Abraham, Rheabybeg


Bawdan Edward, agent for the Isle of Man Mining Company, Foxdale
Broadbent Jonas,corn mill Ballabrooie
Callister William, publican, Ballanaiss
Clague Mary, publican, Village
Clague William, blacksmith, Village
Dawson Thos. blacksmith, Glen May
Fargher Thos.corn miller, Glen May
Grose Matthew, agent for the Isle of Man Mining Company, Airey
Moore Thomas, publican Glen May
Quirk William, joiner and wright, Glen May
Stevenson Thomas, corn miller, Glen May


PARISH CHURCH, Knockalvemoar —Rev. Thomas Stephens



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