[taken from Chapter 5 Manx Worthies, A.W.Moore, 1901]


of the Creggans farm, near Castletown(b. 1765, d. 1816), a younger brother of George Quayle ( see Chap VIII. ) was an excellent and scientific, farmer. In 1794, he drew up a pamphlet* " for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvements " in London, in which he gave a " general view of the agriculture of the Isle of Man, with observations on the means of its improvement." In this, among other matters, he dwells on the desirability of commuting the tithe for a money payment. The pamphlet was not printed for sale, but was circulated among Manx farmers, with a view to obtaining their suggestions" about improvements.+ When they had done so, the pamphlets were to be forwarded to the Board of Agriculture

.* In 40 pages, quarto. It was published by the Board of Agriculture.
+ The letterpress was in octave size for this purpose, so leaving a large margin for the ms. notes.


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