[From ManxNoteBook vol i,1885]
RICHARD JEBB, M.A., born 27th January, 1807 died on the 7th January, 1884, was appointed Vicar-General on the 16th of December, 1861. He graduated at Trinity Colleges Dublin, and was called to the English Bar in 1832. A profound lawyer, an able and upright judge, an independent and conscientious politician, he filled his high office till enfeebled by increasing years, with dignity and success. He was a fine scholar, a brilliant orator, and a sparkling humorist.
ROBERT JOHN MOORE was born at Peel on the 14th of February, 1816, and died there on the Isth of May, 1884. He was a scion of an old Manx family, the Moores, of Poolroish, in Braddan. In 1838 he was called to the Bar, and in 1854 he became High-Bailiff of Peel. From 1850 to 1881, when he declined re-election, he was a Member of the House of Keys, and from 1858 to his death he rendered valuable service as Secretary to that body. For many years he was also a member of the Highway Board, and Harbour Commission. As a Magistrate, he was most painstaking and efficient. His knowledge of Manx law and custom was unrivalled. An enthusiastic antiquarian, he was one of the Council of "The Manx Society " from its foundation. As to his labours for the welfare of his native town, the results speak for themselves. The best of good fellows, the kindest of friends, charitable and free-handed even to excess, a Manxman to the backbone, Robert John Moore of Peel has left a blank behind him that will not be readily filled up.
THE REV. F. P. B. N. HUTTON, M.A., Vicar of St. Saviour's, Leicester, died on the 2nd of October, after a short, but severe, illness, in the 59th year of his age. He graduated B.A. at Cambridge in 1849, and in the same year was appointed Curate of St. James', Wednesbury, in Staffordshire, where his work "among the poor sufferers in the terrible outbreak of cholera in 1850, was an example of that absolute abnegation of self, which was the characteristic of his blameless life."* In 1872, he accepted the incumbency of St. Thomas', Douglas, where he remained for six years, beloved and respected by all who knew him.
J. J. HARWOOD, who died in Douglas, on the 5th November, will be remembered, not only as an amateur actor of great ability, but also by the liberality with which he placed his dramatic talent at the disposal of any entertainment for charitable purposes. He was a distinguished freemason, having been P.Z. of the Athole Chapter and one of the founders of the Tynwald Lodge, of which he was P.M. in its second year.
THOMAS CANNELL, born in the Isle of Mann, in 1804, who emigrated to America in 1829, and died in Cleveland in 1884, was one of the most prominent of the early settlers in Ohio. He was distinguished by his genial and kind-hearted disposition and his vigorous activity in every pursuit in which he was engaged.
WILLIAM HARRISON was born at Salford on the 11th of December, 1802, and died at his residence, Rockmount, German, on the and of November, 1884. During his earlier years he was engaged in mercantile pursuits, in the course of which he travelled through a large portion of Southern Africa. In 1842, he retired from business, and came to reside in the Isle of Mann. He was a member of the old House of Keys from 1856 till its dissolution in 1867, and was made a Magistrate in 1872. He was one of the Council of ."The Manx Society" from its foundation, and edited no less than fifteen of the thirty-one volumes issued by that body Among the most valuable of these are the three volumes of Miscellanies and "The Biographical Account of Works relating to the Isle of Mann." A zealous and painstaking antiquarian, William Harrison wil be remembered as having rescued many of our insular ballads, customs, superstitions, and legendary lore from an undeserved oblivion.
* Leicester journal.