[From Slater's Directory,1852]


BALLAUGH is a parish in the sheading of Michael, in the northern division of the island; in length, from north to south, about five miles and in breadth, from east to west , about three. The northern part is level and fertile - the southern mountainous and comparatively barren. The old parish church, erected in 1717, about one mile and a half north of the village of Ballaugh, having become dilapidated, has been refitted on a smaller plan as a place of public worship; and t a new one dedicated to St Mary, containing six hundred sittings, situate about a quarter of a mile north-west of the village, was completed in 1832; the living is a rectory, at the disposal of the crown - and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Howard ; there are also places of worship for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists.

At a short distance from Ballaugh, in the Curragh, are several pits of shell-marl, out of which many fossil remains of elks, &c., have been extracted: a gigantic and complete skeleton of one of those animals, obtained from these pits, is in the museum of the Edinburgh university; and a well-preserved head and horns are to be seen in the shop of Mr. Gell, Douglas: the head is one foot nine inches long each horn five feet two inches in length—the palms are fourteen inches wide, and the tips of the horns seven feet three inches asunder.

BALLAUGH village is a long and straggling village lying on the road from Ramsey to the towns of Peel, Douglas, &c.; nearly seven miles west of Ramsey nine north-east of Peel, and eighteen north of Douglas. Annual fairs, for cattle, are held on the 15th of May and the 26th of August

POST, Receiving-House at James Chinn Bishop's, North Inn-Letters from DOUGLAS and all parts arrive and are despatched daily in summer, and every Wednesday and Saturday in winter. Inland letters arrive and are despatched every Monday.


Ashbrook Mr. Thomas, Mount View
Corlett William, Esq. Ballamonabeg
Granville Mr.CharlesF.Cronkhould
Howard Rev. Thomas, Rectory
Kewish Mr. Thomas,Ballaugh
Maclean:Mrs.Emma, EastCronkould
Okell Thomas, Esq. Ravensdale
Robinson Mrs. -, Squeen Lodge
Rothwell Mr. William, Ballaterson
Stewart Captain Robert,MoarHouse
Stowell Mrs. - Ballaterson
Taubman. Mrs. Mary Ballaugh


Bishop James Chinn, publican(North Inn), Ballaugh
Boyd William nail:maker, Ballaugh
Boyd William, shoemaker,Ballaugh
Caley Thomas, cartright, Ballaugh
Clark Ann, baker, Ballaugh
Collister Thos, shoe maker,Ballaugh
Connon Daniel,:shoe maker,Carlane.
Corlett James, tailor, Corvalley
Corlett William, shoe maker, Cronk
Copeland William, coach maker, Ballaugh
Cowell John; toiner, Cartane
Cowell Thos: shoemaker,Ballaugh
Craine.Jno:corn dealer,Ballacoraigh
Craine John, blacksmith, Ballaugh
Craine Thomas, shopkeeper & publican, Ballaugh
Crowe James,shoe.maker., Ballaugh
Fletcher James, surgeon, Ballaugh
Greison lMy.schoolmistress, Ballaugh.
Harman Samuel, painter, grocer & auctioneer, Ballaugh.
Keighan Robert shoe maker,Ballaugh
Kelley Michael, hawker, Dollaugh-moor
Killey Henry, butcher, Ballaugh
Killip John, shopkeeper. Ballaugh ;
Mylechrane.Jno. cooper,Ballaneddy
Preston John, master of parochial school, Glebe
Quayle John, tailor, Ballaugh
Quayle John, shoe maker, Curragh
Quayle Thomas, joiner, Batlaugh
Quayle William, tailor, Curragh
Radcliffe Cæsar, saddler, Ballaugh
Roberts John, tailor, Ballacry
Roberts William, tailor, Ballaugh
Shimmin Wm. blacksmith,Ballaugh
Stephen John, coroner, Batlaugh
Taubman Robt. brewer; Ballaugh
Tear John, publican, Ballaugh glen
Teare John, blacksmith, Cronke .
TeareThos.shoe maker,Ballacoraige
Watterson Robert, corn miller, Ballaugh glen, Scooundel


Boyde Daniel,.Glenshoggyl
Boyde John, Glendboo
Caine William, Phurt
Caine William, Ballakinnag
Caiep-John, Ballavolley
Clarke Thomas,Ballavolley
CollisterThomas, Carlane
Collister. Thomas, Broughair-beg.
Corlett Daniel, Corvalla
Corlett John, Ballaterson-beg
Corlett-John , Glonshoggyl
Corlett Joho, Loughdhoo
Corlett Philip, Dollaugh
Corlett Robert, Ballakinnag
Corlett Thomas, Squeen
Corlett Thos. William, Carmadilbeg
Corlett Thos.William,Dollaugh-beg
Coriett William, Ballaterson
Corlett William, Dollaugh-beg
Cowell John, Crauyn
Cowell John, Carlane
Cowley John, Forrester lodge
Craine Daniel, Ballakinnag.
Craine Eleanor, Dollaugh-moar
Craine John, Squeen
Craine John, Ballacoraigh
Craine Jolrn, jun. Broughjairg-moar
Craine Thomas, Glaick
Dougherty William,Ballacurn-moar
Faragher Thomas, Broughjair-moar
Gawne John, Ballakinnag
Gawne Thomas,: Ballacoraigh
Gordon John, Ballakinnag
Green Thomas, Ballacurn
Kaighin Thomas, Closerhenney ;
Keig Daniel, Ballacurn-beg
Keig Robert, Ballacoraige ,
Keig Thomas, Ballakeig
Keig William, Ballamona-moar
Kelly William, Dollaugh-moar
Kerruish John, Ballacraig
Kewish Thomas, Cronkould
Killip John, Ballabeg
Killip Mary, Ballakinnag
Killip Thomas, Ballathoir
Kneale Stephen, Carragh
Kneen, John; Ballaterson-moar
Kneen,Philip, Ballaterson-moar-
Kneen William, Ballacain
MylechraineJohn, Curragh
Mylechraine Patrick, Carmodil
Mylrea Thomas, Ballacooiley
Quayle Thomas, Ballaugh
Quine Robert, Ballacoraige
Shimmin Charles:,Glendhoo
Shimmin. Philip; Corvalley
StephenWilliam, Ballamoar
Taubman James, Ballacrosha
Taubman James, Ballaugh
Taubman Thomas Ballaugh
Teare John; Ballaneddyn
Teare-Thomas, Ballamono-moar
Trainer William; Bishop's Court
Watson William, Carmodil-moar


SAINT MARY'S OLD CHURCH, Ballaugh-Rev. Thos. Howard,rector
WESLEYAN METHODIST, Ballaugh, Sandybrough.and Cronk


From Ramsey to Douglas and Peel, pass daily in Sumtner: and every other day in Winter.



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