[From Manx Note Book, vol iii, 1887]
1672- - ffox son to William and Cath: baptized by Mr Lowcay in towne and noe notice Sept the 8th 1672.
1672-Elizabeth Christian daughter to Mr Ewan Xptian buried the 16th day of May.
George Baly of Cumberland who died at Mr Antho: Halsalls was buried in the way under ye pulpit window in the Church yard Sept: 9th 1672
Issable Wattleford alis Voase in Church with her child was buried Jan 29th.
Cath: Moore alis Quay with her child was buried the sayd day.
1673-Marie Lowcay daughter to Mr Henry Lowcay and his wife baptized December 6th.
1673-Note that Sr Hugh Cosnahan married Tho: Quaile of Belowne and Ellin Caveene and alsoe theire children to witt John Quaile and Ellin Caine May 12th in the afternoone in Kk St Ann both the children beinge under age without consent of gargdians beinge all of my pish of Kk Malew.
William Gawne cu Eliz: Parre married in Kk Arborie by Mr Rich: Thompson jan: 8th.
The last entry for this year has been carefully crossed out, but the words "jo : Parre and " are still legible, and underneath the Vicar has written, "By wicked Sam: Robinson in the Night November the 9th, beinge . . . § night 1673.
1673-Daniell Colbin and Tho : Curlott (one of the Bopes of St Asyphs Schollers* att free Schoole) went to the rock to fish and perished the . . § of June . . § and buried the 30th . . § being found beyond the flooking poole drie on the shore.
Walter ffargher son to Tho: of Shenvalley infant was Buried in the Church July the 27 th.
Margtt Ottiwell daughter to John buried in the chancle at the end of Capt : Huddleston his seat 9ber 4 th.
1674-Dorothy Norris daughter to Tho: faulkner and Issable Caveene bapt: Jan: 28th.
1674-William Banke cum Jonie Stevenson October the 19th. John Ottiwell and Robt Cultree bound in 50l ad usum Dom to secure ye office and that the said Wm is not bound or obliged or any way engaged by prcontract or otherwise to any other woeman and that there is noe lawfull irnpediment to hinder this marriage.
Tho : Norris faulkner cum Issabla Caveene October 20th. Humph : Seddan and Ceasar Patton bound to secure me and ye office.
1674-Ellin Parre my most deere and lovinge wife died about xj of the Clock on March 28: and was buried att the north end of the Altar in the Chancle of Kk Malew betwixt the Altar and the Stone March 30th. And it is my desire and will to be buried by her side under the Altar.
The Stone here mentioned, elsewhere called " the great alleblaster stone "* and under which so many burials are recorded as having taken place, appears to have been a large, flat alabaster monument which had been placed on the pavement in the North-East corner of the Chancel. A large fragment of it lay in the Churchyard about 50 years ago; but it has now altogether disappeared. Sir Thomas Parr, as we shall presently see, married again in 1677.
1675-Jane ffargher daughter to Jo: quoilcam febr 26th.
Jane Lowcay daughter to Mr Henry Octobr 28th.
1675-Henry Nowell Governor of the isle and Margarett Huddleston alis Leatherland were married privatly in ye chapple of Castletowne by Mr Henry Lowcay October the 4th beinge Munday.
After January 31st occurs the following
Tho: Karran cum Kathrin Shimin Jan : 9th this was on Jan: 9th but was forgott to be putt downe in that time.
See Burials, 1692.
This was a year of great mortility in the Parish. There are no less than 93 entries of Burials, 25 of which, between September 7th and October 27th, are marked with the word "flux" in the margin. This terrible disease, Dysentery, and the still more fatal scourge, Small-pox, seem to have almost decimated the the population every few years.
For the "flux" a very quaint prescription is given on the fly-leaf at the beginning of the Register:-
Take a good draught of new milke from the cow every morninge and when you have a mind to drinke any lyquor let it be ayle and of the best and put a good quantitie of ginger in it when you drinke it, use this while yor distemper is ill Spare not burnt clarett to drinke."
Then follow directions for a sort of vapour bath:-
Alsoe get good hearbes as marche malues nettles chickinweed and all other good sweete hearbes and boyle them well in ould Aaile putt them in a narrow mouth pott and sitt thereon . . . . and beare the heate as longe as possibly you can. The heat is exceedinge good . . . . Cock and mutton broath is to be the dayly diett and floure boyled with milke wth som Chalk scraped on ye flower meat when it is eaten-probatum est valde."
Lower down on the fly-leaf, in a different handwriting, apparently that of Rev. John Woods, is another prescription :-
Take ye bone of a gaman of baccon and grait it into powder and take of it in a spone with vinigar wch will aswage ye paine, &c.-probatum est."
1675-Cathrin Gawne (Irish) buried July 5th.
Countrowler Tyldisley buried Oct: 2th in Kk Arborey Church.
Jerimiah Camell a begger English buried October 16th.
Note that on Jan: vjth Wm Gawn & Eliz: Parre his wife wth that sweet child their only daughter Ellin came to give me (Tho: Parre) a visit, the child sickened the next day and on friday att one of the clocke in the afternoone died and was buried on Sathurday in the afternoone in Kk Christ Rushin.
1676 Edward Gawne son to William of Balley Gawne and Elizabeth his wife was borne on tusday Octobr 17th and was bapt: in yer owne pish October 2,th.
Mary Clarke daughter to the blinde fidler and Mazons daughter bapt: Decembr vth.
fferdinah Norris daughter to Mr The: and Dorothy his wife baptized March xjth.
1676 William Preston of ye miln buried in Church Jan: 5th.
Jonn Crideen (smile) buried Jan: 26th.
John Kneele (crumble) buried ffebr: 26th.
1677-Charlereta Taylor daughter to Henry bapt: May 13th.
1677-Tho: Parre cleark vicar of Kk Malew and Christian Kermod of Duglas were married in Duglas Chapple July 4th 1677.
1677-William Preston (joy) buried july 4th.
Eliz: Calcott als Bankes buried July 19th.
Ann Quine als Porter buried Novembr 5th.
Richard Quine the husband buried Novembr 14th.
John Cotter dier buried December 27th.
Tho: Tetloe gunner of Castle Rushin beinge gunner in the Calfe and fallinge sick there was brought out of the Calfe and betwixt William Nelsons house in port Iron and the shoare died on the back of Ro: Geele fisher, on thursday feb: 2,th brought to Castletowne on friday, and buried on Sathurday febr: 23th in Kk Malew Church.
1678-Tho: Shimin came with his daughter Kath: to the Church of Malew this 19th day of Jan: beinge Sunday and brought her wth her friends into the bodie of the Church where I came to marrie John ffargher and her at the usuall time of marriage in the time of Divine Service and the said John ffargher or friends appeared not, the bans of Matrimonie beinge calld three Sundays.
The Right Reverend ffather in god Hen:** by devine permission Lord Bop of Sodor and Mann and Madam Margrett Leatherland were married att his Lopes Court Wednesday januarie 22th 1678.
It is remarkable that Governor Nowell+and Bishop Bridgman both married ladies of the name of Margrett Leatherland. It looks as if the Governor's widow had been married to the Bishop as her third husband. It is also remarkable that the next entry in the Register is that of the marriage of another Governor, viz :--
Robt: Heywood Esquire and Governour of the Isle was § (as then reported) November married to Ellinor ... + 14th, 1678.
1678-Note that David Murrey of Castletown died in England and buried there in harvest last.
1679--John Woods son to jo: (the tinker) bapt : Aprill gth.
Marie Brideson daughter to Christo: ballevarvian July 22.
William Quayle, son to Hen: (cobler) bapt: July 27th.
Alice Greene daughter to Sam : breekmaker § Aug: joth.
Ellin Caine daughter to Edmon and Ellin Quiney (who died att bearringe) Bapt : Aug: 26th.
. . . Heywood son to Robt Esquire governor of the Isle and Ellin his wife baptized August 26th.
John Matthewe son to Richard and Eliz: Birton that came out of Lancashire bapt : (and died) 7ber first.
Note that Humph: Sedden Tho: Quayle and Rich: Calcott christened their children in the Chapple without my privity.
Nicholas Gellin son to jo: (Beg) bapt: March 3 day.
1680-Ellinr Haywood daughter to Robeart Esquire (and Ellin his wife) Governor of the Isle baptized September 13th Anno predicto.
Eliz: Lowcay daughter to Mr Henrie and Margrett his wife baptized December 6th.
1680-The Lord Bop: came to the Isle Aug: 7th 80.
Evidently an "Angel's visit Bishop Bridgman was also Dean of Chester.
1680-Margrett Callow sister to Amie buried March 30th.
Capt : Peter Haywood buried in the grave of Governour Greenehalgh his grandfather in the chancle of Kk Mallew februarie 5th.
1681-John Bridson son to Christo : of Ballavarvan 7ber vjth.
Edward Shimmin son to Robt: (wag) bapt: 9ber 6t".
1681-Issable Corris (or Gall) alis Quirke Castletown poore Aprill 29th.
Ann Oats, that came out of Dublin buried Sept 13th.
Elizabeth Bradshaw (alis Stanley) wife to Mr Bradshaw buried in the Chancle October 22th.
Thomas Quiggin (runer) buried Jan. l0th.
[TO BE CONTINUED]
* What we should now call a " Barrow Scholar "
of Mann Charities PP* 24,seq.), Bp Barrow
was translated to St. Asaph in 1669.
§ word illegible.
** Bishop Henry Bridgman.
+See 1675. '
See Burials 1664, and Baptisms 1667.