[from Manx Place-names, 1925]

Parish of Kirk Michael.

1240 Chron. Mann. Ecclesia Sancti Michaelis
    Eccles. Scti. Michaelis Archangeli
1515 Man. Roll Parochia Scti. Michel
1422 Mx. Stat. Kirke Michell
1648 Blundell Kk. Michael
  Manx Skyll Michal or Mayl

THE patronal saint of the parish is S. Michael the Archangel, and the fair-one of the last surviving of Manx fairs-is still held on Michaelmas Day, (Laa'l Michal) Oct. 10th (N. S.), but formerly on Sept. 29th (O.S.)

In describing a Runic cross-slab in the parish church-yard, Mr. P. M.C. Kermode says:-'Left of the shaft, Heroes fighting on Idavoll, and the boar Saehrimner, which they hunt and feast upon, afterwards Thor waving his hammer over the bones, restores him to life. Above the fallen hero is a robed and nimbed figure, perhaps rep resenting Michael the Archangel, overthrower of demons and workers of evil, to whom an earlier building on the site of the parish church was probably-by the Christian Norsemen-first dedicated."

The bishop holds lands in the parish of Kirk Michael and his palace is about a mile north of the parish church. No lands were held in this parish by the abbot of Rushen.

The parish of Kirk Michael is about five and a half miles long from north to south, and four miles broad from east to west. It is bounded on the N. by Ballaugh, on the S. by Kirk German, on the E. by Kirk Christ Lezayre, and on the W. by the sea. The area of Kirk Michael is 8771.724 acres.

The village of Kirk Michael is the largest agricultural village in the north. At the lychgate are several fine Runic cross-slabs, and in the churchyard are the graves of several Manx bishops, the most famous of whom was Thomas Wilson.

The Manx Statutes record a Tynwald Court held in the parish on the Hill of Reneurling (v. Cronk Urley) in 1422.

The Chronicle of Mann records the death here — probably at Bishop's Court — of Symon, Bishop of Sodor and Mann, in 1247.


1703 Man. Roll Analoauge, Analoug
Probably A ah ny logn, °ford of the lakes.'
Aryhorkell, Treen.
1511 Man. Roll
'Thorkell's shieling.' From the Norse personal name Thorketill. The Manx surname Corkill is also derived from this name. (Mac Thorkill). Now Druidale.
1643 Man. Roll 'Callow's farm.'
Ballacoine [].
1643 Man. Roll
1739 Dioc. Reg.
1749 „ Ballacawn
'Farm of the hollow or vale.'
Ballacooley []
1643 Man. Roll Balla na quooley
Mx. Balley ny cooilley, 'farm of the corner or nook.'
Ballacorlett [].
1515 Man. Roll Rich. McCorleot. (adj.)
1643 ,, ,, Wm. Curlett 1643 to )I Ballacurleod
1689 ,, ,, Balla Corlet avaire
'Corlett's farm.' Scandio-Gaelic name. Thorljotr with Gael. mac prefixed. Corlet avaire for y vayr, i.e. C. of the road.
Ballacottier [].
1515 Man. Roll Thomlyn McOtter
1643 ,, ,, Ballacottier
'Cottier's farm.' v. idem in Kirk Bride. In treen of Ballaskyr.
Ballacregga [].
1643 Man. Roll Ballnacreggy
1697 Dioc. Reg. Ballacreggy
1741 ,, ,, Bal na creggey Mx.
Balley ny creggey, 'farm of the rock.'
Ballacrenane (beg and mooar) Treen [].
1515 Man. Roll Balycrynan
1643 ,, ,, Ballacrenane
1688 Dioc. Reg.
1770 Manx Soc.XIV. Balla-crenane
'Crynan's farm.' (Ir. O Criondin). The Martyrology of Donegal records a saint, Crionan Cuile Conlaing who was revered on the 19th Oct. and it is possible that the 'keeill' at Ballacrenane Beg was dedicated to this saint. It was near the site of this ancient church that the 'Thread Fair' was held until 1834, on October 29th, which was known as Laa'l Michal Beg, or Michael's lesser feast day,' on the Manx Calendar. Previous to the alteration of the Calendar the fair was probably held on St. Crionan's dedication date, Oct. 19th, or at least within the octave of that saint.
Ballafageen or -fadine, Treen []
1515 Man. Roll Balyfaden
1643 , , , Ballafadeen
1776 Manx Soc. XIV. Ballavadjeon
'Faden's or McFaden's farm.' This surname is found in Kirk Lonan in 1515. (Ir. McPhdidirn). v. Ballafoddey in Kirk Arbory and Ballacogeen in Kirk Lonan.
1643 Man. Roll Robt. ffreer.
1688 Dioc. Reg Ballafreer
'Freer's homestead.' In treen of Ballafadine
Ballagawne Mill.
1703 Man. Roll
Now in ruins.
Ballagawne [].
1643 Man. Roll Ballagawne
1697 Dioc. Reg. Ballagoan
1766 ,, ,, Ballachoain 'Gawne's farm.'
1515 Man. Roll John Danell
1643 ,, ,, Cannell
1703 ,, ,, Hugh „ „ Ballagennell
'Danell or McDanell's farm.' (Ir. MacDhomhnaill). One quarterland and a half in treen of Nerlogh.
1746 Dioc. Reg. Balnahown
1757 ,, ,, Ball na howin
'Homestead of the river.' In Orristal treen.
Ballajuckley .
1643 Man. Roll Ballaguilky
'Farm of broom' (plant). Mx. Guilc or guilcagh, became in mod. Manx giucklagh, [dgnklax]. Ir. giolc. Compare Ir. giumhas and Mx. juys.
Ballakilleyclieu .
1515 Man. Roll John & Ranlyn McKill
1643 Patt. Kelley
1733 ,, ,, Wm. ,,
„ , ,, ,, Ballakilley
Mx. Balley Kill y clieau, the farm of Kill or McKill of the mountain.' At the foot of the mountains Slieau Freoaghane and Sartfell.
1515 Man. Roll Fynlo and John McKenag
1643 ,, ,, Ballakenaig [adjoining
'McKenag's farm.' (Ir. MacCoinnigh).
Ballalheigh .
1643 Man. Roll Ballaley
1769 Manx Soc. XIV Ballalie
'OLeigh's homestead.' Obsolete surname. (Ir. O'Laoidhigh.) The surname (Lea, Lea) is found in the Island at the beginning of the 18th century. v. Balleigh in Kirk Andreas ard Kirk Christ Lezayre.
Ballaling [].
1703 Man.' Roll idem
'Farm of the pool.' (Mx. Names). It is possible. however, that the second element represents an obsolete surname McLynn. (Ir. Mac or O'Fhloinn.) Ballyling in Carlow and Cork is Baile Ui Fhloinn, or 'OFlynn's town.'
Ballalionney [].
1643 Man. Roll Balloney
1688 Dioc. Reg. Ballonney
Mx. Balley ny glionney, 'farm of the glen.'
Ballameanagh [].
1643 Man. Roll Ballamaynough
1689 ,, Ballamainagh ' Middle farm,'
Ballanea [].
1643 Man. Roll Ballana
1688 Dioc. Reg. Ballanaah
1752 ,, ,, Ballanay
Mx. Balley 'n aah, 'farm of the ford.' The ford is below the Spooyt Vane waterfall.
Ballanymade, Treen.
1515 Man. Roll Balynemade
1643 ,, Ballanymade
Mx. Balley ny moddey, (Ir. Baile na madadh,) 'farm of the dogs.' This is about 1½ miles from Cronk y voddee in Kirk German. We also find the name in the uplands of Kirk Malew and Kirk Braddan, and it is quite possible that moddey should be translated 'wolf,' rather than 'dog,' as the Manx for dog is moddey-oaldey, 'wild-dog.' This treen is now called Barrow Garrow, q.v. v. Shughlaig.
Ballarhonney [].
1643 Man. Roll Ballnareny
1688 Dioc. Reg, Ballarenny
Mx. Ballry ny rhennee, 'farm of the ferns.'
Ballaskyr, Treen .
1515 Man. Roll Balystere
1643 ,, Ballister
Mx. Balley ny seyr, 'homestead of the craftsmen.' There are several families named McTere (Ir. Mac an t Saoir, 'son of the craftsmen') in the parish in 1515. v. Ballaseyr, in Kirk Andreas, where Ballastere is found in 1643.
Ballatrooan .
1643 Man. Roll Ballatrowan, Ballatrooan.
1870 Ord. Sur. Map Ballastrooan
'Strooan or Strowan's farm' (Ir. Sruthån). Surname eclipsed by old neuter balley. v. Glen Trunk.
Ballatrewan's Croft.
1703 Man. Roll. Balleira, Treen [balVra].
1515 Man. Roll Leyre
1643 ,, ,, Balleyra
1688 Dioc. Reg. Ballirey
Scand. Leira,'muddy river or water,' with the Gaelic balley added later.
Balley keeill Vial [].
'Village of Michael's church.' The Manx name of Kirk Michael village.
Ballig [baljig'].
1643 Man. Roll Ballaluig
'Farm of the hollow.' v. idem in Kirk Conchan.
Barnagh [].
1643 Man. Roll Barneygarg
1697 Dioc. Reg. Barnejarg
1732 Barny Jarg
1741 Barna
Mx. Baarney farg, 'red gap.'
Bayr gaish [] .
The second element is obscure. Perhaps Ir. ceis. v. Kessah in Kirk Santan. 'Road of the causeway or causeways.' N. of Slieau Maggle and E. of Cronk Doo.
Barrow Garrow, Treen [].
1643 Man. Roll Bargarrow
1697 Dioc. Reg. Baargarra
Mx. Bayr garroo, 'rough road.' Two quarterlands B.G. Mooar and Beg. Anciently Balynemade.
Bark, Treen [berk or berak].
1515 Man, Roll Barryk More
1643 Barrick „
1703 „ ., Barek
1752 Dioc. Reg. Baark
Scand. Borgarvik, 'creek of the fort or dun.' This was the creek at the entrance to Glen Wyllin. The Gaelic more, 'big,' was a later addition. v. Bordall. Two quarterlands, E. and W. Berk.
Bishop's Court.
1784 Manx Soc. XIV. idem.
The residence of the Bishop of Sodor and Man.
Bishop's Demesne.
1753 Manx Soc. XIV. Bishop's Domain.
The present lands belonging to Bishop's Court.
Bolly Gawldry.
1703 Man. Roll
Bwoaillee Ghoalda or Ghoaldagh, 'foreign or English fold' (Ir. Galldal. Or from surname derived therefrom.
1515 Man. Roll Bordall Miln
1627 C.R.P. Borodaill
1703 Man. Roll Borodall Mill
Scand. Borgardalr, 'fort or dun dale.' The ancient name of Glen Wyllin. There is an ancient fort in the glen, partly natural and partly artificial, from which the latter may have received its name. The night-watch for the parish of Kirk Michael was kept here. v. Berk.
Brandy Well.
v. Chibbyr y phunch.
Brecknagh [].
'Speckled land or field.' Bishop's Court.
Broom Field.
1780 Dioc Reg.
'Field of the broom (plant).' Bishop's Court.
Bwoalley voar.
1757 Dioc. Reg.
'Big cattle-fold.' On which the present (1757) Vicar's house is erected.
Cammall, Treen [kamal].
1515 Man. Roll Camall
1643 Cammall
1689 Kammell
Scand. Kambafjall,'ridge fell or hill' (Manx Names). This farm is on the western slope of Slieau Freoghane.
Carnane [karnae'n].
'The cairn or little cairn.' A great stone set on end on the rocky height at the S. side of the entrance to Glen Mooar, known as a mark at sea by the name of the 'garden.' at the foot of which the outcropping rock on the E. side has several cup markings, and a long basin-shaped hollow appears on the W. side below the stone.
Carrick, The.
'The rock.' On Kerrowglass. The thread fair was formerly held here.
Carn Vael [karn væall].
'Michael's carn.' On Slieau Curn. Tradition says that people from Baldwin (Kirk Braddan) when going to Sacrament would each take a stone and drop it on this cairn. Probably the Sacrament would be administered by the Bishop himself at Bishop's Court.
1761 Dioc. Reg. idem.
1791 Comm. Rep. „
Probably called after the English city of that name. In treen of Ballacrenane.
Chibbyr slieau ny maggle [].
1703 Man. Roll Chibber Slew ne Magarell
'Well of the mountain of the testicles.' v. Cronk ny maggyl in Kirk Christ Rushen.
Chibbyr y phunch [].
'Well of the punch.' Sometimes called the Brandy Well in English. On the Forester's day the shepherds were wont to gather here, and one or two enterprising individuals would dispense hot punch at a remunerative figure. The well is a very clean one, with a white gravel bottom. Its old Manx name was Chibbyr slieau ny maggle.
Chronk ny Lheanagh.
1792 Document
Cronk ny lheannagh, 'hill of the meadow.'
Chronk ny Mhoaghil.
1792 Document
Cronk ny moghil, 'hill of the boys.' Where sports were formerly held.
Clay Pit.
1780 Dioc. Reg. Bishop's Court.
Close Noa.
1792 Document
'New enclosure.' Ballacrynane Treen.
Close Shogil [.
1780 Dioc. Reg.
'Rye enclosure.' Bishop's Court field.
Clyeen [] .
1643 Man. Roll Clyfinn
1734 Par. Reg. Clyphing
'White fence or rampart,' or perhaps from the sur-name derived therefrom, Finn or O'Finn. (Ir. Fionn or Finn). There may have been an old earthwork here which has disappeared.
Cooilldarry, (Glen) [].
1643 Man. Roll Quoole Darragh
'Oak nook.'
Cooilshellagh [].
1643 Man. Roll Quoole Shellagh
1688 Dioc. Reg. Cooleshellagh
1718 Quill Shellagh
1740 Coole shelly 'Willow nook.'
Corneil ny killagh.
'Corner of the church.' Large stone on Michael glebe,
Court Bannaghyn.
Probably this should be Cooyrt Maynaghyn, the court of the monks.' Above Glen Cain on the boundary of the parish. v. Loughan ny Manney.
1714 Manx Soc. XIV.
Land belonging to Bishop's Court.
Creg Cruinn [].
'Round rock.'
Creggan Doo [].
'Black rocky or craggy ground.'
Creg ny gat [].
'Rock of the cats.' Probably wild. Cat in Irish surnames often refers to the marten. v. Carnane, for which this is an alternative designation.
Croit yn vayllee [].
'Croft of the bailiff.'
Croit y phurt [krat o fort].
'Croft of the harbour.'
Cronk Doo [].
1703 Man. Roll Knock doo
1783 Dioc. Reg. Black Hill
'Black hill.' On the S. slope of Sartfell, q.v.
Cronk Guckley [].
'Broom hill.' Mx. Guilcagh, pron. []; by interchange of l and c becomes guiclagh [] and later [] . The original form is found preserved in the quarterland name. Guilcagh in Kirk Andreas. Kelly's Dict. gives guilcagh, whilst Cregeen's Dict. gives the later corrupt form giucklagh. On Balla-leigh.
Cronk Koir [] .
'Chest hill.' Koir is the usual Manx for a kistvaen. On Ballameanagb.
Cronk ny vedjag [].
1742 Dioc. Reg. Cronk ny Fedjag
1872 „ vashag
'Hill of the plovers.' Above Little London.
Cronk Urleigh [krank aria].
This is usually translated Eagle Hill, but the meaning of urleigh here is doubtful. It could never have been a place where eagles nested. It was anciently called Reneurling. v. Keeill Pharlane. In Kilkenny, Ireland, there is a town called Athna-nurlaidhe, which has now been Englished into Urlingford. Joyce says that this name means the ford of the slaughter,' and he says that the people have a very vivid tradition of a great battle fought round the spot where the little river now crosses the road under a bridge of the town.
There is no tradition in Kirk Michael of any battle being fought here, but we know that these mote hills were often the scenes of sanguinary encounters. The Chronicle of Mann informs us of several of these which took place at the Tynwald. Cronk Urleigh or Reneurling may therefore mean 'the hill or ridge of slaughter.'
Cronk y chrogherey [].
1231 Bull Pope Gregory IX Knokcroker
1505 Charter Bishopric Man. Knockcroker
1870 Ord. Sur. Map. Cronk y croghee
'Hill of the hangmen.' Near Bishop's Court.
"And that they (the bishops) may have the power of imprisoning and of releasing the imprisoned, and of the gibbet on their own lands." (Confirmation Charter of the Bishopric of Man by the Earl of Derby, Lord of Mann and the Isles in 1505).
Cronk y killey [].
'Hill of the church.' Site of a church at Ballacrenane Beg.
Cronk y skeig [].
'Hill of the hawthorn.' On Ballfageen.
Crott Corkill.
1643 Man, Roll Ro. Corkill
1703 „ ,, Crott Corkill
'Corkill's croft.' v. Aryhorkell.
Crott e Cane.
1780 Dioc. Reg.
'Cain's croft.' Bishop's Court field.
Cronk ny guiy [],
'Hill of the geese.'
Dromerewaigh, Treen.
1515 Man. Roll Dromrewagh
1643 ,, ,, Dromerewaigh ,Red (ruy, ruyagh) ridge.'
Eng. 'Druids' dale.' Modern. v. Aryhorkell.
Druin Lenny.
'Leonard's hump or hill.'
Eary ne Gowin [].
1515 Man. Roll Henry McGawne
1703 Aregau
'Shieling of the smiths' (Ir. Airigh na ngabhann). It is peculiar to note that, in spite of the corrupt scribal form of 1703, the correct grammatical form is still used by the natives of the district. It is also interesting to find a McGawne holding this intack in 1515,for the latter surname is Mac an ghabhann. 'son of the smith.' The place-name under discussion may therefore be translated 'Shieling of the Smiths or Gawnes,' and it is possible that we have here a surname directly derived from the trade or craft of an ancestor.
"A small parcel of land enclosed from the common pastures" (Man. Roll. 1515).
Eary ny kione [].
`Shieling of the heads or ends.'
Radical k restored in kinne, should be gin;.=e. Near Little London.
Faigh Moare.
1845 Dioc. Reg.
'Big green or flat.' Field at Bishop's Court.
Four Towns.
1689 Man. Roll Four townes
1703 Four Towns
1775 Par. Reg. ,, ,, ye
The peculiar name of a quarterland. In Orestal treen (?)
Fairy Hill.
A modern name of Cronk y chrogherey.
Garey Hessey.
1792 Document,
'The garey or river-shrubbery of the causeway.' v. Kessah in Kirk Santan. Ballacrenane Treen.
Gill, The .
1703 Man. Roll
'The ravine' (Scand. ail).
Glen Beg [glen beg].
'Little glen.' On Ballacrenane Mooar.
Glen Fessan.
Mx. Glion y phesson. 'the parson or rector's glen.'
Glen Greb.
The second element is obscure.
Glen Mooar [].
'Great glen.'
Glen Trunk [].
1768 Dioc. Reg. Glanintnk
The second element is probably a corruption of the old surname Strooan or Strowan. Glen was neuter in O. Ir., and traces of its eclipsing influence are still met with in place-names. The final k is merely a phonetic development (Ir. Gleann t Sruthüin). This glen adjoins Ballatrooan.
Glenwyllin [].
1766 Manx Soc. XIV. Glenwillin
Mill glen.' v. Bordall.
Glion Cannell [l].
1515 Man. Roll John MicGillowny Danell
1643 ,, John Cannell
1703 „ Phil. & Wm. Cannel)
'Cannell's glen' (Ir. MacDhomhnaill).
Glion Gesh.
'Glen of the causeway.' v. Bayr gaish.
Glion Kiark [].
Mx. Glion ny giark, 'glen of the hens.' Probably moor-hens or grouse (kiark-{reoaie).
Glion Thoar [].
In Irish names tuar has a variety of meanings, such as 'a fold where cattle were put at night,' 'a bleach-green,' etc. Its primitive meaning seems to have been 'a spot where verdure luxuriantly grew,' thus rendering it suitable for various purposes. Probably its primitive meaning is found in this place-name. On Ballacrenane Beg.
Glion yeiy [] .
1703 Man. Roll Glannagen
1741 Dioc. Reg. Glan na nai
Mx, Glion ny guiy (or nguiy), 'glen of the geese.' In Orristal.
Gob ny Creggyn Glassey.
'Mouth or point of the grey rocks.'
Great River.
1703 Man. Roll
This seems to have been an alternative name for the Neb, which flows through the Glen Mooar, q.v.
1703 Man. Roll
'Mac Sharry or Charry's ground' (grunt). v. Knock Sharry in Kirk German.
Juan jiarg's park [].
'Red John's park.'
Keeill hooishaghan.
The second element is very corrupt and obscure. It is probably a personal name, representing either a saint or the holder of the land on which the church was situated.
Keeill Pharlane [].
'Bartholomew's church.' Now disappeared.
"The Court of all the Tennants and Commons of Man, holden at Kirk Michaell, upon the Hill of Reneurling, before our doughtfull Lord Sir John Stanley, by the Grace of God, King of Mann and the Isles, the Tuesday next after the Feast of St. Bartholomew, in the Year of our Lord God 1422" (Manx Statutes). The religious service and fair in connection with this Court was undoubtedly held at Keeill Pharlane.
Karran's Half Qr. Land.
1688 Dioc. Reg.
Kerrookruinn [] .
1515 Man. Roll Robert & Gibbon Corkan
1643 ,, ,, John Croaghen
1703 ,, Don. „ „ Kerrowkruin or Crunge
The modern orthography suggests 'round quarterland' but it is much more probable that the second element represents the 16th century surname Corkan,which later became Croaghen. This family held the adjoining lands at the dates given above, and it is almost certain that at some time prior to 1515 their ancestors held the quarterland in question. Ir. O or MacCorcain.
Kerrow Glass.
1643 Man. Roll '
Green quarter.'
King Orry's Tower.
Popular name of the older part of Bishop's Court.
Kione Droghad [].
1643 Man. Roll Keondroughad 'Bridge end.'
Kirk Michael Towne or Michaeltown.
The village of Kirk Michael v. Bailey keeill Vial.
Lady's Strand.
Small bay in Michael, often called Port Lady. There is a legend of a white lady coming ashore here whom the proprietor of the adjoining land married.
Largeaggas, Largeaggage, Larger agagh.
1703 Man. Roll
The second element is obscure. Perhaps Liargagh aegagh, the hill-slope of the youths.' Where youths were wont to play ?
Leaney chrin.
1792 Documents
'Withered meadow.' Ballacrynane Treen.
Lhergyvreck [].
1643 Man. Roll Largebreck
1689 Man. Roll Largey brack
1781 Manx Soc. XIV Largg-breck 'Speckled slope.'
Little London.
1831 Manx Sun Little London
Manx: Liontan Veg. [ljnntoan veg].
Liontan is simply a colloquial form of Gliontan, 'little glen,' which, from a phonetic resemblance, became 'London.' The addition of veg, ('little') indicates that the idea of diminutiveness had been lost when this adjective was added.
Loghan ny maidjey [].
1643 Man. Roll Lougha na masha
'Lakelet or pond of the plank (bridge).'
Loughan ny Manney.
1764 Dioc. Reg.
Mx. Loghan ny maynagh, 'pool or lakelet of the monks.' (?) If this was on the old Starvey road, the monks may have been in the habit of watering their cattle here. v. Bayr ny maynaghyn in Kirk German.
Lough veg.
1757 Dioc. Reg.
'Little lake.' Easement of the Vicar's old house.
Merchant's Close.
1780 Dioc. Reg. Bishop's Court field.
Moaneemollagh [].
1643 Man. Roll Mony Mollagh,
Monavollaugh 'Rough turbary.'
1768 C.R.P. Mountpelier
Probably a transplantation.
Mullen e Kelley.
1515 Man. Roll John & Ranlyn McKill
1643 Patt. Kelley
1703 Wm. Kelley
„ Mullen e Kelley
'McKill or Kelley's mill.' (Ir. Mac Heil or Mac Cëile). These two surnames are confused in Ireland, and evidently the same thing has happened in Man. v. Balla-killeyclieu.
Mullin Harry.
1643 Man. Roll 'Harry's mill.'
1703 Man. Roll
'Mill of the smith or smiths.'
Nerlough, Treen.
1515 Man. Roll Nerlogh
1643 Nerlough, Nerlougher
This name is obscure. A.W. Moore translates it 'west lake', but it is very doubtful if there was ever a lake here. This treen has a dominating position and is a likely place for opposing forces to meet. North and South of it there are sandy beaches and glens cutting into the sandy cliffs, and the Norsemen must have often raided the coast along here before they finally settled down as colonists
It is possible that the Irish urlaidhe occurs in this name, (v. Cronk Urleigh), with u of the article prefixed, and locative suffix -ach added; thus meaning The place of slaughter (skirmish or encounter).'
Nicholas' (St.) Chapel.
1760 Dioc. Reg. idem At Bishop's Court.
"Received its name for the curious reason that the man to whom it belonged, and who sold it, emigrated to Ohio" (Mx. Names, p. 228). Part of Orrisdale.
Orristal Treen. [].
1515 Man Roll Orestall
1643,1703 Oristall
1761 MX. Soc. XVI Norristal
1771 Dioc. Reg. Aristall
Scand. Orrastaõr, 'Heathcock or moorfowl estate.' or from the personal name derived therefrom 'Orri's estate.' The personal names contained in Norse place-names are so worn down and corrupt that any derivation must always contain an element of doubt. In the forms Narrastal and Norristal we probably have the final n of the Manx article (yn) prefixed. Orrestad in Norway.
Reeast mooar [].
'Great waste or moor.'
Rhencullin, Treen. [].
1515 Man. Roll Rencullyn
1643 ,, ,, ,,
'Holly ridge.' v. idem in Kirk Maughold.
v. Cronk Urleigh.
Renyin Shellagh.
1792 Document
'Willow divisions.' Ballacrenane Treen.
Rheynn shelIan.
'Bee division.' Kerroo Glass.
1787 Dioc. Reg.
Mx. Shenn liargagh, 'old slope.'
Shenn Croit.
'Old croft.'
Shughlaig, Treen [] .
1515 Man. Roll Shalghag
1643 ,, ,, Shalcagh
1739 Dioc. Reg. Shylchaig
1759 ,, ,, Shylcauge
Probably a locative form of Mx. shelg (Ir. sealg) 'hunting, or the chase,' and indicating the place where the huntsmen met. This treen is on the W. slope of Sartfell.
1515 Man. Roll McCane (treen BarrvkMore)
1703 ,, Dollin Caine
„ ,; , Ballacayne
'Caine's Shughlaig.'
Shughlaig Quiggin.
1643 Man. Roll
,,,, Jo. Quiggin
1703 John Quiggin
„ Ballaquiggin
In 1515, the Hugens or McHugens are found in the treen of pandall in Kirk German, and sometime after this date a branch of the family must have settled here. v. Ballaquiggin in Kirk Santan.
Slieau Doo [].
'Black mountain.' Slieau Freoaghane separates this mountain and Sartfell, q.v.
Slieau Freoaghane ['].
'bilberry or whortleberry mountain.'
This is as it appears on the Ord Sur. Map, but according to A. W. Moore (Manx Names) the second element is farrane, 'a spring or fountain,' ''for" he says "a spring gushes out of the side of this hill."
Sheau ny maggle [].
v. Chibbyr slieau ny maggle.
Spooyt Vane [sput veen].
'White spout.' This is the name of a pretty water-fall.
Tate and Tate Lane.
1780 Dioc. Reg.
Probably French We h tëte. Bishop's Court.
Togharaghyn beggey.
1792 Document
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