[taken from Chapter 1 Manx Worthies, A.W.Moore, 1901]

JOHN EDWARD HARRISON (b. 1784, d. 1858),

Was appointed Chaplain of St. Mark's in 1812, Vicar of Maughold in 1814, and Vicar of Jurby, where he remained for the rest of his life, in 1818. He will be chiefly remembered as an excellent Manx scholar, and for his great knowledge of Manx Folklore. Indeed, his store of local knowledge generally was a vast one. It is said that Archibald Cregeen (see Chapter V.) was greatly indebted to him for information with regard to the Manx language when he was compiling his dictionary, and it is certain that his death was a serious loss to the Manx Society, which had then just been formed.


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