[From Slater's Directory,1852]

LONAN PARISH and the Village of LAXEY.

Lonan is a mountainous parish in the Sheading of Garff, on the east coast; extending about seven miles from north to south and four from east to west. It is bounded on the north by Lezayre, on the east by Maug- hold, on the west by Onchan and on the south by the sea. Much of the surface is barren and unsusceptible of culture, but the lower grounds are productive and the valleys fertile. The sea bordering this district abounds with fish of every variety. In Laxey glen, about a mile from the village are valuable lead mines, worked by the Laxey Mining Company, which furnish employment to a large number of persons, They produce about eighty tons of silver lead ore and two hundred tons of blende, monthly. The ore yields sixteen hundred and eighty pounds of lead (or seventy-five per cent.) and fifty ounces of silver per ton. The blende is manutactured into a semi-metallic substance termed speltre. The parish church is situated on an elevated sight, one mile from the village of Laxey; the living is a vicarage in the gift of the Crown and incumbency of the Rev. Joseph Qualtrough. A chapel of ease is about to be erected in the glen, two hundred pounds being granted by the Crown and the residue (about six hundred pounds) subscribed by parties interested in the mines.

The village of LAXEY is eight miles north west from Douglas and the like distance south from Ramsey, situated in a deep valley at the mouth of the streamlet of the same name, which falls into a fine bay, upward of two miles across. The paper mill of Messrs. J & A. Lewthwaite, is built on the stream close to the village. In the parish are two singular relics interesting to the antiquary. One of these, about half a mile from the village on the Ramsey road, was, until recently, conjectured to be one of the many Druidical remains. similar to others discovered in this island and in Wales The proprietor of the land, however, having occasion for stones to repair his fences, proceeded to remove some of the smaller fragments, when it was found that they formed a covering to a large tomb composed of two immense stones lying parallel. Some teeth and bones of a horse, supposed to be portions of the steed of the "tenant of the tomb," is all that have hitherto rewarded exploration. 'The other "relic of other days" is about two miles from Laxey on the Douglas road; and consists of a small group of stones, called the "Cloven Stones," and is said to mark the resting place of a Welch prince, who invaded the island, and was slain by the natives. A memorandum of the Insular Court of Exchequer, states that in 1786, 237 silver coins were fouud in this parish, which were claimed by the Crown. Other ancient coins have been discovered in the parish subsequently. The Primitive Methodists have a meeting house at Laxey and the Wesleyans one at Ballaconnal. Fairs are held on the 10th of May and 5th of August.

POST, Laxey, Receiving House at John Milburn's. Letters arrive every morning at seven and are despatched at five in the evening.

GENTRY AND CLERGY.

Forde Rev. Edward, Laxey glen
Gale Mr. John, Ballagawne
Kelly Mr.Thomas, WoodlandCottag:
Killip Mr: Patrick, Ballacojeen
Kneale Mr. William, C.P. Raah
Marsden John, Esq., Skinsco
Moore Mr. John James, Balijean
Mylchreest Mr. William, Ballamaanaghmoar
Nash William H. (surgeon), Laxey
Qualtrough Rev. Joseph, Vicarage
Quirk Mrs. Ann, Laxey glen
Rowe Mr. Richard (mining agent) Laxey glen
Sherwood Robert, Esq. Ballagrow
Simpson Mr. Philip, Baldromma
Tate Mrs. Ann, Ballamaanaghbeg

SCHOOLS.

Kelly William, Baldrine
NATIONAL SCHOOL, Laxey glen
PAROCHIAL SCHOOL, Keelcullen — Thomas William Kerruish, master and parish clerk

BLACKSMITHS.

Cowley & Quiggin, Laxey glen
Kelly John, Baldrine
Kelly John, Laxey
Lewin Thomas, Ballagawne

BOOT AND SHOEMAKERS.

Cowen James, Laxey
Cowen Thomas, Laxey
Craine William, Ballig
Harrison John, Laxey Glen
Kermeen Wiliamm, Ballacannell
Kermode Wiliamm, Ballacannell

FARMERS.

Brew Ann, Clayhead
Brew Samuel, Clayhead
Cain Edward, Ballagawne
Cain James, Skinsco
Cain John, Balladhoo
Cain John, Ballacojeen
Calley John, Ballarrah
Clague Robert, Bailaquirk
Clague William, Ballavarane
Clucas William, Brundel
Cojeen William, Ballig
Corkill Peter, Baldromma
Cowin James, Ballacowin
Cowin John, Ballaquine
Cowin Thomas, Ballagawne
Cowlay John, Ballacollister
Cowlay Thomas, Ballabeg
Cowley Thomas, Ballacojeen
Craig Robert, Ballacregga
Craine Robert, Ballig
Faragher Robert, Baldromma moat
Faragher Thomas, Grane
Fargher Thomas, Grawe
Faruher William, Gutchmoar
Garrett William, Grane
Hampton James, Pollylley
Hampton John, Pollylley
Gill James, Barruse
Gillon John, Howe
Gorrey John & Thomas, Shonest
Kelly James, Ballaskirrow
Kermode James, Cronkachooil
Kermode-'Thomas, Ballagare
Kewley James, Ballacoar
Kewley James, Baldooin
Kewley John, Ballayolgane
Kewley John, Ballarragh
Killey John, Ballagawne
Killip John, Ballacollister
Kinnish John, Baldooin
Kneale Daniel, Ballalena
Kneale John, Mollaghour
Kneale Robert, Ballachrink
Kneale William, Raah
Looney Thomas, Ballamoar
M'Kneale Thomas, Gretchvane
Moore James, Ballachrink
Moore Thomas, Ballakilley
Mylchreest Willian, Ballamaanagh-moar
Mylrea Thomas, Ballakilley
Mvlvoie Robert, Ballacorrin
Quayle William, Ballamyljen
Simpson Edwd. & Chas, Baldromma
Skillicorn John, Ballaragh
Skillicorn John; Gretchvane
Stone John, Woodland
Tate Ann, Ballamaauaghbeg
Watterson William, Baldrine

MINING CONPANY.

The LAXEY COMPANY, Laxey glen — Richard Rowe, managing partner

PAPER MANUFACTURERS:

Lewthwaite John & Alexander, LAXEY MILL and MOUNT RULE MILL, Braddan; warehouse, North Quay, Douglas

PUBLIC HOUSES.

Kelly Margaret, Laxey
Millburn John, Laxey
Topliss Aun, Baldromaymoar

SHOPKEEPERS & DEALERS IN GROCERIES & SUNDRIES

Amstrong Ann, Laxey glen
Gelling John, Laxey
Pascoe Judith, Laxey glen
Rowe Francis, Laxey glen,
Williamson James, Laxey

TAILORS.

Kelly John, Balladoo
Kewley Johny Laxey
Lawson Jobn, Laxey glen

MISCELLANEOUS.

Cannan James, sunmer, Gretchveg
Casement John, millwright, Laxey
Cowin James, joiner Laxey
Kermode & Co. brewers Laxey Glen
Kermode Daniel, joiner Laxey
Kewley john, overseer of roads, Laxey
Southwood & Cortett, dyers and wool spinners, Laxey glen
Williamson James, baker, Laxey

PLACES OF WORSHIP.

PARISH CHURCH, Raah - Rev. Joseph Qualtrough vicar
CHAPEL OF EASE Laxey Glen — Rev. Edward Forde
WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPELS, Lonan and Laxey Glen
PRIMITIVE METHODIST, Baldrine

COACHES.

To DOUGLAS, a Coach (from Ramsey) passes through Laxey daily (Sundays excepted) in summer, and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon in winter, at half past one.
To RAMSEY, a Coach (from Douglas)
passes through Laxey every morning (Sundays excepted) in summer, and every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in winter

CARRIERS.

To DOUGLAS, James Kewley John Gale, and John Daugherty, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
To RAMSEY, James Kewley; Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, and John Gale and John Daugherty, three times a week - no fixed days.

 


 

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