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

JOHN QUALTROUGH (b. 1814, d. 1879),

was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Chester in 1837, and priest by the Bishop of Sodor and Man, James Bowstead, in 1839. His first curacy was that of St. Stephen's, in the parish of Lezayre. This he held from 1840 to 1847. He was then removed to a sole charge at St. Jude's, in the parish of Andreas, where he remained till 1859, when he was appointed Vicar of Arbory. In 1876, he became Rector of Bride. He was intimately acquainted with the language and character of his fellow countrymen, with whom he was a great favourite. When he was a curate, and during the greater part of his time at Arbory, he conducted regular services in Manx.* He was greatly esteemed for his kindly, upright, and manly character.

* It is uncertain whether the last sermon preached in a parish church in that language was by him or the Rev William Drury.


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