[Appendix A(5) 1792 Report of Commissioners of Inquiry]
The EXAMINATION of Mr. COULTRY CONNELL, Cooper in Douglas, taken the 26th Day of September 1791 , at Douglas in the Isle of Man.
[Examined by the Duke of Atholl.]
THIS Examinant saith, that he was born. in Douglas, and resided there prior to 1765, and was a Cooper by TradeHe has seen Pipes of Brandy landed prior to 1765 without being gauged on the Key; he has seen this done more than once or twice, between one and two o'clock in the Middle of the Day, by taking Advantage of the Absence of the Officer.
[Cross-examined by the Keys]
That, to his knowledge, this was not the general Practice of the Merchants, and he consines it to the House to which it belongedHe is fifty Years of Age.
[Re-examined by the Duke of Atholl.]
He does not mean to say that this was the general Practice : He is not sufiiciently acquainted with the other Merchants.
[Re-examined by the Keys.]
The Instances he knew of might be about seven or eight Pipes at a Time.
see Douglas Inns