[From Slater's Directory,1852]

ARBORY PARISH, WITH THE VILLAGE OF COLBY.

 

ARBORY is a fertile parish in the sheading of Rushen and southern division of the island bounded on the east by the parish of Malew, and on the west by that of Rushen; it is about six miles in length from north to south, and two in breadth from east to west. The church, which is situate near the centre of the parish, is two miles and a half north-west of Castletown; the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the crown. The parochial school which is at Ballaclague, has an endowment of about £8 per annum.There are also chapels for the Primitive and Wesleyan Methodist. Two ancient small churches, in ruins, and several druidical. remains, are in this parish. There are three annual cattle fairs-the first held at Ballabeg on the 22nd of June,the second at BALLABEG, on the 28th of October, and the third at COLBY, on the 6th of December.

COLBY is a small rural village, nearly one mile west of the parish church, and three miles north-west of Castletown. In 1833 the Wesleyan methodists. erected a chapel at Colby Bridge, and in the same year the primitive methodists raised another place of worship at the same place.

The Post Town for Arbory Parish is Castletow

GENTRY. AND CLERGY.

Butler Samuel, Esq. Ballaclague
Cain Mr. John, Ballakaighin
Dawson Mr. Mattw. C.P. Bell Abbey
Gelling Rev. Alexander, Ballabeg
Gerag Mrs.-, Ard Airy
Maddrell Mr. John, Ballamaddrell
Quirk the Misses - , Parville
Woods George Augustus, Esq. J.P. M.H.K., Balladoole House

SCHOOLS.

Cannell William, Ballabeg
Cubbon John, Colby
PAROCHIAL SCHOOL, Ballaclague Robert Kewley, master

PUBLIC HOUSES.

Corrin Richard; Ballabeg
Cubbon Ann; Colby
Duggan James, Ballabeg
Harrison Eleanor, Ballabeg village
Kneale Thomas, Ballakindrey
Ratcliffe William, Ballabeg

SHOPKEEPERS & TRADERS.

Cannell John, cartwright, Colby
Cannell Richard, shopkeeper, Colby
Clague James, boat builder, Arbory
Clague John, cartwright; Ballabeg
Clague Richard, shoe maker, Ballabeg
Clague Richard,boat builder,Arbory
Corrin Richard, blacksmith, Ballabeg
Corrin Thos. shoemakr,Ballagarmick
Costain Edward, cartwight, Colby
Costain Henry, smith Colby
Costain James, mason, Colby
Costain Richard, cartwright,.Ballaclague
Costain William, mason, Colby
Cubbon Richard, smith, -Ronague
Elliot Mary, shopkeeper, Colby
Elliot William, nail maker, Colby
Faragher William, smith, Arrystain
Kegg John, grocer; Colby
Qualtrough Richard,grocer, Colby-
Qualtrough Thomas,, shoe :maker,Colby,
Qualtrough Thomas, corn miller, Colby
Quill William, nailer,.Ballacarmic
Redhead Thomas;:grocer, Colby
Skillicorn James, hatter, Colby
Skillicorn James, shopkeeper, Colby

FARMERS.

Butler Samuel, Ballaclague
Cannell John, Ballachrink
Clague Frederick, Ballakindry
Clague Henry, Ballanorris
Clague Mary, Ballabeg
Clague William, Ballaclague
Coole Thomas, Ballagawne
Corrin, John, Kraft
Costain John, Cronkmoar -
Costain John, Ballachrink
Cubbon John, Ballacroggeen -
Cubbou John, Ballayelse
Cubbon William,. Colby
Cubbon William, Ballaglonney
Dawson Joseph, Friary.
Duke Richard, Balladuke
Fisher Joseph;.Cronkmoar .
Harrison John, Balladoole
Kegg John, Arristine
Kennaugh John Ballavarkish
Kermode John, Colby:,
Kinvig John, Arristine
Lawson John, Ballacomish.
Moore John, Ballacross
Moore John, Claughbane
Moore Samuel, Ballacarmick
Qualtrough William, Ballasherlocke
Radcliff James, Aristine
Taggart Robert, Ballacubbon,
Taggatt Mary, Ballasherlocke,
Watterson Ann, Colby
Watterson John, Ballacraie
Watterson Thomas, Ballacarmick -'
Welch John, Ballacagin

PLACES OF WORSHIP

PARISH CHURCH Ballabeg-.-Rev. Alexander Gelling, vicar
PRIMITIVE METHODIST Colbybridge
WESLEYAN METHODIST Colbybridge
WESLEYAN METHODIST Ballabeg

 


 

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