Josephine Kermode ('Cushag') 1852-1937

Josephine Kermode

Born C. Augusta J. Kermode, daughter of Rev William Kermode, Rector of Ballaugh and sister of P.M.C.Kermode.

Never married, for most of her life acted as housekeeper for her brother P.M.C.Kermode and on his death retired to Bournemouth to live with her sister and is buried in Wimbourne.

Adopted name 'Cushag' (the 'ragwort' or unofficial floral emblem of the Island). She also contributed to various FolkLore collections (eg Mannin).

Always averse to being photographed; the photo was taken when she was in her early twenties.


Ellan Vannin Douglas: G. & L. Johnson 1911 pp.79 140x100

Poems by Cushag Douglas: G & L Johnson 1907 pp.71 141x110
2nd ed Douglas: G & L Johnson 1908 pp.80 141x110
3rd ed Douglas: G & L Johnson 1912 pp.84 140x105

Peel Plays G & L Johnson 1908

Manx Melodies. (Collected poems.) London: John Long 1922. pp. 91. 190x118


Peel Cathedral Mannin vol 1 p24, 1913
The Lil' Oul' Ghost Mannin vol 2 p64 1913
The Blackbird and the Plover Mannin vol 3 p138 1914


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