The Manx Magna Charta.


At Tynwald on the 6th of June, 1703, was promulgated ‘ the Act of Settlement.’ The benefits which later generations have experienced from it (says Sir Spencer Walpole)’ ‘ may be inferred from the name which has since been regularly but more familiarly applied to it, for it is now known as the Manx Magna Charta. the great charter of the Manx people.’ In this document the interesting fact is disclosed that women had, at this early date, the privilege of voting.‘ The Land of Home Rule,’ 1893.

Castle Rushen Papers

Document No. 103.


Tusday the 25th of June 1700

Wee whose names are hereto subscribed of ye Garfe Sheading being conveind together to give our votes for one selected man in ye Sd Sheading to make known our requests and treat with our Honble Commissionrs touching our houldings under his Honr~~ Lord (sic) have given our mutuall consents, yt Mr. Ewan Christian of Leauge should oficiate the same in our behalves As wittness our hands the day and yeare above written


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John Moore my mk
PhIllip Kewley my mk L’.
Tho: Brew my mk T.
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John Quine my mk J
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Jeames Looney my mk f
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John Killey my mk I
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ffinloe Quark my mk F
Phillip Moore my imk P.
Tho: Christian my mk T.
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Willm Kneale my mk W
Daniell Quarke my mk D
Willm Looney my mk W
Phillip Cowin my mk P
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