[From Manx Quarterly #6, 1909]


Died February 20th, 1909.

A shocking motor accident, resulting in the death of Mr Thos. Moore Mylchreest, the eldest son of the late Mr Joseph Mylchreest, of Whitehouse, Kirk Michael, occurred at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20th. It appears that Mr Mylchreest. who was twenty-five years of age, had ridden on his motor bicycle — a very powerful "Triumph" machine — to Castletown to play for the Peel Association Football Club, which was that day engaged in a league match against Castletown on the latter's ground. He was a skillful motorist, and was a good driver of both his motor cycle and motor car, and when the match was over he mounted his machine to return home by Foxdale. Instead of taking the more usual road Cronk-y-Voddy, Mr Mylchreest, probably with a view to avoiding any of the loose stones on that road, followed the Poor-town road to Peel, after passing Ballacraine. He had not gone more than a few hundred yards along this road when the lamentable accident occurred. Mr William Quirk, a, Glen Helen farmer, was returning from Peel in his spring cart, in company with his daughter — in the opposite direction to the motorist. His horse became restive on hearing the motor and when the bright acetylene light was seen, the animal pranced the more, and try as he would, Quirk was unable to keep him in order. What followed it is impossible to say, but it seems probable that the unfortunate motorist, thinking it impossible for him to pass the vehicle on his right side, made an attempt to cross the road, and while in the act he came into violent collision with the shaft of Quirk's cart. At the inquiry held on Monday, Quirk swore that although his lamps were out after the accident, he had lighted them a short time before, and that to the best of his belief they were burning at the time. If such were the case, it is indeed difficult to account for the accident except in the way suggested above, for the accident happened almost in the middle of the road, and deceased had abundant room to pass.

The impact must have been very severe. The shaft broke three of Mr Mylchreest's ribs, and the handle bars of the machine were completely broken off, and the top and lower bars of the frame were also broken. The motorist was thrown heavily to the ground, and by the time Quirk had returned to him, he was lying apparently unconscious, with the bicycle across his feet. The village postman and Mr Kewley, of Ballig, were soon on the scene of the accident, and ultimately Mr Mylchreest was removed to Mr Lewney's house near by.

Dr Kelman, of Peel, was at once communicated with. and later Doctors Pantin (Douglas) and Macdonald (Peel) arrived; and Mrs Mylchreest, mother of the deceased, and his brother, Mr Joseph Mylchreest, were with him before he died at about 11 o'clock.

The late Mr T. M. Mylchreest was the eldest son of the late Mr Jos. Mylchreest. His father, while still a young man, emigrated to the West Coast of Africa, and subsequently visited several of the Colonies during the gold "rush" of half a century ago. In 1876 he was attracted to Kimberley, and he acquired a valuable property there in the shape of a diamond mine, subsequently disposing of it at a big figure to the Do Beers Company. The mine is now known as the Balfontein Mine. Having thus amassed a large fortune, he returned home in 1888, and became remarkable for his charity and the encouragement he gave to Manx industries. He was commonly called "The Diamond King."

His son, the victim of the terrible accident above recorded, was a great favourite in the village of Kirk Michael, and was well-known and much respected throughout the Island. He was educated at Rugby, and on leaving school he devoted himself to the management of the large estate left by his father. He was unostentatious in his tastes and habits, and never sought to enter public life except as a member of the Michael School Board and the Poor Law Guardians of the village. He was an enthusiastic sportsman, and rendered good service to the Peel Football Club, and he frequently played for the Ramsey Cricket Club, while he took some considerable interest in golf. He was ever a moving spirit in the social life of the village, and was a member of the St. German's Lodge of Freemasons.

There remain to mourn his loss his mother; four brothers, Mr Joseph Mylchreest, Mr Bernard Mylchreest (who resides in Onchan), Mr Harold Mylchreest (who is at sea), and Mr Cyril Mylchreest (a student at King William's College) and one sister, who is completing her education in Berlin

The peaceful and charming little village of Michael wore an air of melancholy and mourning on Tuesday, when the remains of Mr Thomas Moore Mylchreest, eldest son of the late Mr Joseph Mylchreest, of Whitehouse, were removed from his late residence for interment in Peel Cemetery. In all the dwelling houses in the village the blinds were carefully drawn, and the shops had suspended business until after the funeral cortege had passed through on its way to Peel Cemetery. Mr Tom Mylchreest was a great favourite in the village, and it was evident from the serious manner in which the people deported themselves, that there was deep regret for the loss of one who was so suddenly taken away from those by whom he was so much beloved and appreciated. There was never anything introduced in the village that would tend to make brighter the lot of the people of Kirk Michael in which Mr Mylchreest did not take the greatest interest. In fact, as one old man, who had laboured all his 70 years in the village, was overheard to say, "He was loved by one and all."

Shortly before noon there began to arrive farmers and clergymen and persons of all stations in life, who had come to pay their last tribute of respect. Amongst those present at the Whitehouse were:— The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop Drury, the Rev R. L. Collins (Chaplain, Bishops-court), the Rev T. R. Kneale (Rector of Ballaugh), the Rev W. K. Smyth (Port Erin), the Rev H. W. Young (Andreas), the Rev R. Ferguson (Port S. Mary), the Rev H. Eaves (Cronk-y-Voddy), the Rev A. Morris (Michael), the Rev D. S. Cowley (Bride) ; Messrs J. C. Caine (Glenwillyn), Robert Kneen (Brighton Villa), A. Kitto, F. Kitto, J. W. Cannan, H.K., C. T. Cowell (Douglas), J. W. Hyde (Ramsey), J. Dale (Peel), T. Cannell (Lhergy Vreck), J. Cannell (Lhergy Vreck; two of the deceased's tenants),. W. H. Corjeag (Ballalonney), C. Mundell (Ballaugh), S. Dalgleish (Peel), B. Crowe (Michael), B. Clinton, Jas. Kelly (school-master), T. Kewish (steward), T. Caley (stationmaster), D. Sheard (steward), W. F. Crowe (Bishopscourt), J. Q. Cannell (Captain of the Parish), J. R. Quayle (Village), J. J. Spence (Douglas), W. Cowley (Ballanea), Sergeant J. Fargher, P. Cadman (Glenlough), J. D. Kelly, Millward Kelly (Village), John Corkhill (Bangain), J. Curphey (Village), J. T. Kelly (Village), T. H. P. Mylechreest (manager, Parrs' Bank Douglas), F. B. Blundell (Rhencullen), J. H. Corjeag, W. Quayle (Village), J. C. Crellin (Orrysdale), W. Christian (Kirby), J. Kinvig (Kerrow-ne-Glough, German (a tenant) ; Dr Sugden, Dr Cassal, Wilks (Ramsey), Geo. Dalgleish, Thomas Kaighen, Ernest Kaighen, James Cannell, J. C. Nelson, E. H. Corkill (Ballacregga), W. Nelson (Ballarhenny), P. Kneen, J. Crebbin, T. H. Midwood, J.P. (chairman of Ramsey Town Commissioners), W. P. Cowley, A. Cameron, G. B. Cowen, F. R. Smith, T. Allen, C.P., S. W. Anderson, James Quilleash (Dhoon), J. W. Strickett (representing Ramsey Football Club), etc. The representatives of the local branch of the Rechabites were as follow: Mr Bisit Kewley, C.R., Mr W. Crowe, D.R., Messrs William. Quayle and J. Fargher, stewards, and the following members of the Order: Messrs J. Corjeag, W. Cowley, W. Moore, W. Corkill, F. Comaish, W. Quayle, Edward Teare, Philip Quayle, J. Barron, John Quayle, D. Cannan, Alfred Quayle, W. Brew, J. Karran, J. Kelly, James Gorry, Wm. Cain, J. .'Norton, E. Norton, A. Curphey, AV. D. Cannell, J. Norton, junr., and J. Macmaster Quayle. The members of the Michael School Board (of which deceased was a member) present were: Messrs E. H. Corkill (chairman), J. C. Caine, J. R. Quayle, and .J. H. Corjeag. The students from the Bishop Wilson Theological College were: Messrs Gelling, Hardy, Naylor, Maddrell, White, Davis, Pytches, Horspool, Burnett, Marmain, and Meringer. Mr J. W. Cannan and E. J. Curphey (the two representatives for Michael), Messrs R. Kneen and J. Crellin (representing the Peel Football Club, of which deceased was a member), and a number of the members of the Young Men's Club were also present. Those present representing the different Lodges of Freemasons were:— St. German's Lodge: Messrs F. Crowe, W. R. Teare, G. Cubbon, W. Kermode, Johnson, A. Morris, F. Archer, J. Clague, J. Bueknall, Geo. Watterson, A. Quayle, Dr Gell, R. Wattleworth, W. G. Cubbon, James Kelly, H. Gale, M. Simcocks, E. A. Rhead, James Hodgson, G. Sayle, J. Callin, Dr Cassal, G. E. Moore, Newnham, J. Gorry, and J. Blair; St. Maughold's Lodge: Messrs A. E. Chrystal, Jas. Bell, and J. Pallister ; Tynwald Lodge: Mr AV. J. Fell, «'.M. ; Spencer Walpole Lodge Messrs J. W. Holroyd, S. Taylor, D. H. Coupe, and A. B. Mackenzie; St. Trinian's Lodge: Messrs W. Vincent, T. Gelling, S. T. Gelling, and J. D. Cowley. Several of the foregoing brethren represented both the Mark Lodge and the Athole Chapter, of which the deceased was a member.

Shortly after noon, the coffin containing the remains (which was of light polished oak with silver furniture) was reverently borne from the house and placed on two chairs, after which the Rev A. Morris asked those present to join in singing the hymn "My God, my Father, while I stray." This was feelingly rendered, and the singing was much improved by the treble voices of about 100 school children, who were grouped close to the house. The coffin bore the simple inscription Thomas Moore Mylehreest, who died February 20th, 1909, Aged 25 years.

On the conclusion of the hymn, the school children were ranged in couples, and, taking the lead, they slowly wended their way down tho avenue towards the high-road. Next came the members of the Rechabite Tent, wearing the sashes of the Order, after which followed the students from Bishopscourt. Next came the Bishop's carriage, in which were the Rev A. Morris, Mrs Morris, Mrs Drury, and the Bishop. Mr.; Mylchreest's own private carriage camp next, after which came the hearse containing the coffin, surmounted with two lovely floral emblems. Then came three mourning coaches, containing the brothers and near relatives of deceased. The chief mourners were Messrs Joseph, Bernard, and Cecil Mylchreest (brothers), and Mr Donald Sheard (cousin). About forty or fifty private carriages brought up the rear. The funeral procession was of unusual length, as may be judged from the fact that the school children were leaving the grounds, into the road, when the last carriage was leaving Whitehouse. As the mournful procession wended its way down through the grounds of the Whitehouse mansion, the bell of Michael Parish Church was tolled. On arriving at Michael Church, a halt was made, when the Rev A. Morris announced the hymn " Rock of Ages," which was feelingly sung hy all present, after which the cortege moved on its way to Peel.

On arrival at St. German's Parish Church, the coffin was met at the gate by the Lord Bishop and the Revs T. R. Kneale, A. E. Morris, D. S. Cowley, S. Botwood, R. L. Collins, and W. A. Lewis (Vicar), the latter reciting the opening sentences of the burial of the dead. The church was crowded, many ladies being among those present. The service was opened by the singing of the hymn "Brief life is here our portion." This was followed by the 'rendering of the 39th Psalm. The Rev A. Morris read the lesson, after which was sung the hymn " Peace, perfect peace." The first part of the service was concluded by the "Dead March in Saul" being played feelingly on the organ by Mr P. C. Moore, the congregation standing.

On leaving the church, the procession was re-formed and proceeded to the Peel Cemetery, where, the interment took place in the family vault. The first part of the committal service was read by the Rev A. Morris, and the latter portion, in feeling terms, by the Lord Bishop. At the conclusion of the service, the Free-masons and the Rechabites filed past and let fall in the grave the sprig of acacia and a sprig of thyme, the emblems of the respective Orders.

The service concluded with the singing of the favourite hymn, " Jesu, Lover of my soul.." after which the Lord Bishop pronounced the Benediction.

The wreaths, which were very beautiful, were sent from the following:— Mother and Family; Bernard and Lena (brother and sister-in-law) ; Mr J. C. Crellin and Family, Orrysdale ; Mr Wilks, Ramsey ; Mr and Mrs Kitto and Family; Mr and Mrs E. G. Wrigley; Mr and Mrs Sheard and Family; the Pupils at Tower House School; Mr and Mrs Bishop and Family; Douglas Association Football Clubs; Teachers and Scholars of the Michael Board School; Vicar and Mrs A. Morris; the Bishop of Sodor and Man and Mrs Drury; Kirk Michael Reading and Recreation Room; The Principal and Students of the Hostel, Bishopscourt, Mr and Mrs T. H. P. Mlylechreest and Family; Mr and Mrs T. Gelling; the St. German's Lodge; Miss F. Browne and Miss Hazlewood ; Mr W. H. Walker, Woodville, Peel ; Mr J. W. Hyde : Mr Frank Archer; Coachman and Friends; Philip and Alfie (two of the gardeners); the Committee and Members of the Castletown Football Club; the Principals and Companions of the Athole Chapter: the Michael Church Choir; the Ramsey Horticultural Society; all at Ash Hill (Capt. McCann and Family); the Officers and Brethren of the Peveril Mark Lodge; Mr and Mrs E. T. Christian; Dr Cassal ; Dr and Mrs Macdonald; and the Peel Football Club.


The whole district laments the death of Dr. Bailey, of Port Erin, which occurred (after a short illness) on Sunday, March 21st. Dr Bailey was a self-sacrificing member of the medical profession, and especially for about six weeks prior to his illness was at work almost incessantly in the interests of his numerous patients. Like many members of the profession, he joined with his work an enthusiasiam for natural history, and made numerous contributions to magazines. He was a vice-president of the Lancashire and Cheshire Entomological Society ; his special study was the coleoptera of Lancashire, Cheshire, and Isle of Man. At the time of his death he was engaged upon a work on beetles of the Island. The evidence he had accumulated, chiefly from personal researches, led to the conclusions that " the Manx coleopterous fauna is derived mainly from migrations across former land connections both from England and Ireland," subsequent, of course, to the Glacial Age.

His remains were taken to Manchester on Thursday morning, March 24th, for cremation.


After a painful illness, the death took place on Nov. 10th it Homefield, The Level, of Mr Edwin Gawne, at the advanced age of 73. For nearly 40 years, deceased farmed Ballawoods, Malew, with success. He took an active part in agricultural interests generally, and was prominent in the organisation of various catte shows, ploughing matches, etc. He retired some nine years ago, and his second son, Mr Richard Gawne succeeded him at Ballawoods. Of the Wesleyan Methodist persuasion himself he never brooked sectarianism, and he was a churchwarden for Malew during several terms. He was highly respected, and the deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs Gawne and family. The internment took place in Rushen Churchyard on November 18th.


Died December 29th,

Mr Thomas Mylchreest, of Castle-terrace, Douglas, passed away after a lingering illness, on December 29th, 1908, About two years ago he became seriously unwell, hut rallied and got about again. Some few months ago he had a relapse, and from then to the time of his death he was practically confined to the house. The son of a Kirk Marown farmer, he was born in that parish about 65 years ago. After a successful business career, in the course of which he accumulated considerable wealth, Mr Mylchreest retired several years ago, but up to the end almost he took a great interest in many commercial concerns with which he was associated. Principal of these was the Villiers Hotel, Limited, of which company he was managing director and chairman. He was a director, too, of the old Villiers Hotel Company — the prosperous company which owned the hotel anterior to reconstruction. Mr Mylchreest was likewise a member of the board of directors of the Falcon Cliff Company and of the old Castle Mona Hotel Company. In the latter he was the largest shareholder, and as a consequence he profited largely when the hotel and estate were, sold to the Manx Syndicate — of which he became a member — for a huge sum of money. He was a self-made man, and began life in his native Island as an attendant at one of the baths which flourished in Douglas over forty years ago. Leaving this occupation he became tenant of the Hawthorn Inn, near Greeba, where he was much respected. An opening was afforded for his great business talents by the grocery premises known as the Iron Pier Stores, at the foot of Broadway, Douglas, becoming vacant nearly forty years ago. He took over the premises, and soon his acumen, attention, courtesy, and upright dealing secured for him one of the most remunerative businesses in the Isle of Man as a grocer, provision dealer, and wine and spirit merchant. Judicious investment aided in his accumulation of wealth, and when he disposed of his business to Mr Thomas Kelly he was among the dozen richest people in the Island. A good deal of his money was made at Castle Mona Stables, the site of which is now occupied by the Central Hotel. Here Mr Mylchreest, the while he conducted the Iron Pier Stores, also carried on business in a large way as a jobmaster. Although rather retiring of disposition, Mr Mylchreest was a kindly man and he gave away much money in charity, in accordance with a Scriptural admonition which in these days is little regarded — "Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth." He was particularly fond of children — it may be for the reason that he was a childless man. Often the present writer, as a toddling boy, was regaled with glasses of rich new milk and presented with pennies by the kindly gentleman, who was then host of the most picturesque roadside inn we have in the Isle of Man. A devout member of the Church of England, Mr Mylchreest was for many years — up to the time of his death, in fact — one of the wardens of St. Thomas's Church, Douglas. He was a liberal benefactor of St. Thomas's, and while his bodily activity remained he was a, zealous, if somewhat shy, churchworker. Mr Mylchreest was a Freemason, he having been initiated, passed, and raised in Tynwald Lodge, Douglas, about thirty years ago. In politics he took but little interest, but his views were moderately Conservative. In early manhood, Mr Mylchreest married a daughter of the late Mr Leslie Lockhart, who was for some years Collector of Customs at Ramsey. Mrs Mylchreest, who survives her husband, was of splendid assistance to him in his business career while in his illness she has been his devoted nurse.

On Saturday, Jan. 2nd, there were laid to rest, in St. George's Churchyard, the mortal remains of Mr Thos. Mylchreest (late chairman of the Villiers Hotel, Ltd., also for many years warden of St. Thomas' Church, Douglas), amid tokens of the greatest sympathy and respect. A number of the most prominent Freemasons on the Island were present (Mr Mylchreest was a member of the Tynwald Lodge), also a large number of licensed victuallers, and a goodly number of the leading tradesmen in Douglas. At eleven o'clock the remains were carried from the house, Castle Lawn-terrace, and deposited in the hearse, ornamented hy two lovely floral emblems.

After leaving Castle-terrace, the cortege wended its way along the Promenade to St. Thomas' Church, where it was met by Canon Savage (vicar) and the Rev W. H. Gibson (Laxey), who conducted the first portion of tho funeral service. The hymn "On the Resurrection Morn" was feelingly and impressively rendered by the choir, who were all attired in deep black. While the procession was re-forming in St. Thomas', the organist (Mr F. C. Poulter) rendered in grand style the "Dead March" in " Saul." Mr Poulter also played ` Blessed are the Departed " (Spohr), and " I know that my Redeemer liveth " (Handel).

The chief mourners were Messrs John Moore, Robert Moore, F. J. Johnson, G. S. Johnson, Frank and Paul Johnson, William King, Thomas Bell, and R. Kaye. The coffin was covered with a large crown and cross-shaped adornment of white flowers, from the widow. The hoarse was preceded by the minister's carriage and the carriage of Dr Wood (Albert-terrace), and the nurses' carriage. After the hearse and the mourners came the carriages containing the present and late colleagues of the deceased gentleman on the Villiers Hotel directorate. Amongst the large following were Deemster Callow, Mr Harry Cowle, Mr J. T. C'owell, H.K., Mr G. R. Cawbe, Mr John Boyd, Mr R. Fargher (builder), Mr R. F. Douglas, Mr T. C'reer, Mr R.. Creer (who supervised the funeral), Mr R. H. Collister (who attended to the carriages), Mr T. Quayle, Councillor Cowin, Councillor Gray, Councillor Gill, Alderman Joughin, Mr Nicholson, Mr W. Horrocks, Councillor Fayle, Mr J. H. Clarke, Mr A. Kitto, Mr Thos. Bawden, Mr Ales. Robertson (Town Clerk), Mr Jas. Caugherty, Mr Robert Clucas, J.P., Mr J. Craig, Mr Kneale, Councillor Robert Curphey, Mr G. W. Morrison, Capt. Clague (Castletown), Mr W. H. Kermode (Castletown), Mr H. Race, Mr Joseph Bueknall, Mr T. Corlett, Capt. Ward, Mr R. Myerscough, Mr F. D. Johnson, Mr W. Kerrnode, Mr J. T. H. Cottier, Mr Cottier, jun, Mr John A. Brown, Mr John Tagggart (How-strake), Mlr E. Creer, Mr W. Halsall, Mr Duesbury (Port Soderick), Mr W. H. Bell, Ald. Brearley, Mr J. C. Brearley, Mr R. D. Farrant, Mr Wm. Bekk, Mr Jno. Cubbon (saddler), Mr Jos. W. Cubbon (Ellerslie), Mr A. R. Stacey, Mr W. Lewin (retired engineer), Mr Isaac Creer, the Rev R. D. Kerrnode, vicar of St. George's; the Rer Canon Taggart, vicar of St. Matthew's; Mr R,. Brindle, lair J. Hargraves, Mr S. H. Marsden, Mr T. S. Aylen, Mr T. H. Cowin, Mr T. J. Halsall, Mr J. Chalmers, Mr L. Dursley, Mr J. J. Corlett, Mr H. Jenner, Mr T. H. Cowley, Mr J. Karran, Mr G. Starkey, Mr P. Shimmin, Mr R. J. Maley, Mr A. M. Jackson, Mr James Craig, etc.

Along the line of route many of the blinds were drawn as a token of respect. Deceased was a liberal contributor to many of our local charities, and his genial and pleasant form will be much missed among the worshippers at St. Thomas's Church, to which he was a regular attendant when his health permitted.

At the midnight Service at St. Thomas's on New Year's Eve, Canon Savage, referring to the many gaps that had been made by death among friends of the church during the past year, added: And now the loss to the parish that is uppermost in the thought of each one of us is the death of our senior churchwarden, Mr Mylchreest. It is a sad ending to the old year to hear of his death; it will be a sad beginning to the new year to lay him to rest on Saturday.


Died January 16th, 1909.

Douglas people were greatly shocked on Saturday, Jan 16th, to hear of the sudden death of Mr Quayle Curphey Farrant, of Greeba-Towers. Mr Farrant came to Douglas on Saturday morning, and was apparently in his usual health and spirits. Having attended at the office of Messrs G. and M. R. Kay, he transacted several other small matters of business in the town, and then went to keep an engagement with his dentist, Mr G. H. Horne, of Albert-terrace, Douglas. He was shown into the waiting-room by the maid, who noticed as he took a chair that he was in an exhausted condition. She went for Mr Horne, who at once came into the room and found that Mr Farrant had quite collapsed. He did what he could to succour the deceased gentleman, and Dr T. A. Wood, who lives next door, was called. Without any delay, the doctor arrived and attempts were made to restore animation. The efforts were, however, unavailing, and in the course of a few minutes he passed away. Dr Mackenzie, the medical attendant of the deceased gentleman, was summoned, and having attended him recently, he was able to give a certificate of death from heart failure.

Mr R. D. Farrant, nephew to the deceased, was acquainted with the sad occurrence and, along with Dr Mackenzie, he proceeded to Greeba Towers to break the melancholy news to the bereaved sisters, with whom Mr Quayle Farrant resided, and Mrs Mackenzie undertook the errand of informing the household of Mr Robert Farrant, of Knottfield, Douglas.

The late Mr Quayle C'urphey Farrant belonged to one of the oldest and most respected Manx families. Kind and genial of disposition, with quiet tastes, he had many friends throughout the Isle of Man, and he will be greatly missed. He was 68 years of age and was a bachelor, and lived with his three sisters at Greeba Towers, the picturesque residence whose grounds adjoin those of Greeba Castle, the home of Mr Hall Caine.

The late Mr Quayle Curphey Farrant was one of a family of eight children — four sons and four daughters. His brothers were the late Mr Wm. Farrant, H.K., Ballamoar; the late Mr Edward Curphey Farrant, H.K., of Ballakillingan, Lezayre; and Mr Robert Farrant, of Knottfield, Douglas. His three unmarried sisters lived with him at Greeba Towers. The fourth is Mrs Paton, of Brookfield, Ramsey.

The Farrants trace back their ancestry for some hundreds of years in the Isle of Man, and the father of the above-mentioned family was Mr Wm. Farrant, of Ballamoar, who was a member of the House of Keys of his day.

In early life, Messrs Robert and Quayle Farrant went to Australia, and engaged for several years in sheep farming. Mr Quayle Farrant returned to the Island about thirty years ago. He took a great interest in Manx Church affairs. As one of the trustees of Farrants Ballaquayle Estate, he was largely instrumental in having a site presented to All Saints' Church, and he took an active interest in the erection of the new building. He displayed considerable interest in the affairs of the Marown Parish Church, and was a lay reader at the Parish Church; and he was ever a good friend to the poor and ailing, and ready to help those in need.


On Tuesday morning, the mortal remains of the late Mr Quayle Curphey Farrant, of Greeba Towers, who died under such tragic circumstances at Mr G. H. Horne's, Albert-terrace, were removed from the residence of his brother, Mr Robert Farrant, J.P., Knottfield, Laureston-rd., Douglas, for interment in Marown Parish Churchyard. The funeral was a lard,, and representative one, many persons travelling from different parts of the Island to pay a last tribute of respect to the deceased gentleman. Among those present at Knottfield when the cortege took its departure for Marown, were the Lord Bishop; Canon Taggart, Canon Savage, Dr Mackenzie, Dr T. A. Wood; Messrs A. Hill, F. J. Johnson, F. Browne, J. Boyd, W. Kneen, Jas. Gell, T. Bawden, J. S. Evarard, R. Radcliffe, W. C'owin, W. F. Dickinson, AV. J. Kertnode, R. H. Collister, R. Curphey, D. F. Putt, Col. Freeth, Supt. J. Cain, M. W. Corran, Dl.. Parkinson, T. Quayle, T. Whiteside, G. H. Herne, J. Royston, J. L. Cartwright, S K. Broadbent, D. Kelly, H. T. Duesbury, Inspector Quilliam (Ramsey), E. Gale, M. J. Cubbon, A. H. Faragher, .I. H. Fayle, H. Corlett, C. E. Kewley, tip'. H. C'orkan W. Todhunter, A. E. Collister, G. W. Corkill, J. F. Clarke, T. J. Acheson, G. E. Cowley, W. Sayle, W. S. Cain, W. C. Cain, G. E. Bridson, W. H. Quine, Thos. Faragher, J. T. Dugdale ; Police-Sergts. J. Cornish, W. King, R. Duke, and T. Cubbon; Mr A. Comaish (Castletmvn), Mr A. Bell (Castletown), Sergt. Corkill (Port St. Mary), etc.

Private carriages were sent by Mrs Moore (Cronkbourne), Mr G. A. Ring (H.M. Attorney-General), Miss Harris, Dr Wood, Dr Mackenzie, Mr Duesbury, and several others.

Punctually at 11 a.m. the coffin, which was covered with many beautiful floral emblems, was reverently borne from his brother's residence and placed in the hearse. The coffin was supplied by Mr R. F. Douglas, and was of polished oak, mounted with brass furniture.

In the first coach, immediately following the hearse, were Mrs Paton, Mrs Edward Farrant, Mr R. D. Farrant (nephew), and the Rev E. C. Paton.

In the second carriage were Miss Paton, Mr H. E. Bishop (nephew), and Mr F. J. Cowan.

In the third carriage were Messrs G. Kay, W. R. Kay, and W. F. Price.

In the fourth carriage were Mr A. C. Cregeen (Mayland), Rev J. Davidson, and Mr R. F. Douglas.

Fifth carriage. — The Lord Bishop and Mr A. Hill.

Floral tokens and emblems were sent by the following: —

Mr Robt. Farrant (brother) and Mrs Robt l,'arrant (sister-in-law), Knottfield. Miss Norah Farrant and Mr R. D. Farrant (niece, and nephew). The Misses Farrant, Greeba Towers. Mr A. C. and _Miss Cregeen. Mr, Mrs, and Miss Browne, Fairholme. Mrs W. M. Moore, Cronkbourne. Mrs Clucas, Thornhill. Miss Gibb, The Groves, Ramsey. Mr and Mrs Forsyth, Crosby. Mr and Mrs R. F. Douglas. Mrs Gradwell. The members of the Douglas Constabulary.

The committal service at Marown Church was performed by the Rev A. E. C'larke, vicar.

The deceased gentleman, by his kind and generous disposition, had endeared himself in the hearts of all those with whom he came in contact. His practical sympathy will be much missed among many of the poorer people in Douglas — his unostentatious manner would not allow him to publish the amount of good he did quietly to those who stood in need of aid. Douglas is all the poorer to-day by his removal, for t:o really deserving case, ever appealed to him in vain. He was a warm supporter of the Hospital, and of many of the philanthropic institutions in the Island.


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