[From Slater's Directory, 1846]



MICHAEL parish is situated in the sheading of its name, in the northern division of the island; it is five miles and a half in length front north to south, and four in breadth from east to west. Those portions of the district that margin the shore, and the northern tracts, are fertile and well cultivated; but the principal part is studded with lofty hills, that seem to defy the efforts of the agriculturist at reclamation.

The village of KIRK-MICIIAEL is 16 miles north of Douglas, the like distance from Castletown, 7 N.E. of Peel, and 9 w. of Ramsey; situated on the main road from the last-named town, not far front the sea shore. At the south end of the village is a comfortable inn, also a court-house; in the latter the northern Deemster holds his court once a fortnight, and the Vicar-general sits on the last Thursday of each month.

The new parish church of Saint Michael, erected in 1835, is an ornament to the village; the crown appoints to the living, which is a vicarage. The. church-yard contains the remains of many of the bishops; the inscription on the tomb of Bishop Wilson, to the east of the church, is worthy of notice on account of its primitive simplicity. Near the church gate is a high, square, runic pillar of blue stone, covered over with singular devices, which tradition ascribes to the honour of a Norwegian chief. About a mile to the east, on the road to Ramsey, is Bishops Court, the episcopal residence of the head of the Manx church. A fair is held at Kirk-Michael, for cattle and hiring servants, annually, on the 10th of October.

POST, KIRK-MICHAEL, Receiving-House at John Cannan's-Letters to and from DOUGLAS, &c. arrive and are despatched every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


Bell Mr. Samuel, Erimille
Brooke Mr. Samuel, Montpellier
Brown D. K. Esq. Orrisdale
Brown Rev. Joseph (and episcopal registrar), Vicarage
Brown Mr. R. H. L. (deputy episcopal registrar), Vicarage
Christian Mr. Robert, Village
Croft Mr. William, Glenwillian
Gell Mr. Evan, C.P. White House
Haslam Mr. William, Cooley lodge
Kaighin Mrs. Ann, Kk-Michael
Short Right Rev. Thomas Vowler, Lord Bishop, Bishops Court
Ward Frank, Esq. Mitre Cottage



Caine Thomas (Mitre inn)
Corlett John
Quayle Charles (and hatter)


In KIRK-MICHAEL when not otherwise expressed.

Cain Thomas, joiner and shopkeeper
Cannan John, shopkeeper and post receiving-house
Canuell Susannah, brewer, Gleuwillion
Cannell Thomas, tailor
Cannell Thomas, blacksmith
Cannell William, hatter
Cannell William, tailor
Cannell William, stone mason
Chalkley Sarah Jane, mistress of Parochial School
Christian Ann, dress maker
Christian Enos blacksmith
Clark Christopher,joiner
Corken Henry, tailor
Collett,John, shopkeeper
Crellin Richard Dyer,Money Mollagh
Crow John, stone mason
Crow Thomas, stone mason
Hadden John, shopkeeper
Hannah John, shoe maker
Hannah Win. tailor and shopkeeper
Hannah William, butcher
Kelly Daniel, draper and joiner
Kelly John, stone mason
Kelly Lewis. boot and shoe maker
Kelly Patrick, master of Parochial School
Kerruiah James, corn miller, Ballagawne
Maxwell John, joiner
Parks John, shopkeeper
Quayle John, blacksmith, Ballig
Quayle John, saddler
Quayle Thomas, dyer, Ballagawne
Quayle William, blacksmith
Skillicorn Thomas, joiner
Stewart John, hotelier


Hutchinson Richard, Kirk-Michael
Reade Thomas, Liargy Vruk


Cain Daniel, Ballaueah
Cain John, Ballaskyer
Cain John, Baregarrow
Cain John, Orrisdale
Cain John, Village
Cain Thomas, Village
Cain Thomas, Orrisdide
Cain William, Skiristell voar
Cain William, Orrisdale
Cannan John, Cooil Shalagh
Cannan John, Ballaneah
Cannell Catherine, Shughlage
Cannell John, Ballacarnane moar
Cannell John, Ballafagcen
Cannell John, Ballacarnanebeg
Cannell John Thomas, Baark
Cannell Patrick, Orrisdale
Cannell Thomas, Orrisdale
Carran Thomas, Ballacreggy
Collister Jolm, Orrisdale
Corgeage William, Ballahouna
Corlett Toornatt, Ilalfacooilley
Cowley Thomas, Ballacregge
Creer James, Skiristell roar
Crellin James C. Herrouglass
Dougherty William, Ballagawne
Jones Mrs. Ballakilleycleu
Kaighen John, Ballaguine
Kaighen John. Skilistell veg
Kneen William, Loghan-my-Mashey
Metcalf Edward, Barnagh
Nelson Patrick, Ballarbenney
Quiggin John, Ballashoghlage
Quiggin Paul, Balllneanagh
Rogers John, Village
Yonde Thomas, Village


WESLEYAN METHODIST, Fairy hill; Barregarrow, and Ballacarnane
PRIMITIVE METHODIST, Kirk-Michael, and Orrysdale

To DOUGLAS, a Coach (from Ramsey), calls at Charles Quayle's, every Afternoon (Sunday excepted) at half-past five in summer,and every Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday noon at twelve in winter.

To RAMSEY, a Coach (from Douglas) calls at Chas. Quayle's, every forenoon (Sunday excepted) of halfpast twelve in summer and every Monday, Wednesdsy and Friday afternoon at two in winter.




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