[From Manx Note Book vol 2, 1886]


PAUL HENRY LEECE, born 1809, died July 21st, 1885, buried in Kirk Braddan Cemetery, was the youngest son of John Leece, of Ballamona, Braddan. He was educated at the old School, at Ballakinnish, in the same parish, after which he was engaged in business in Douglas and Dublin. In 1840, on the death of the last of his elder brothers, he returned home to assist in the management of the estate to which he succeeded on his father's death in 1849. In 1851, he married Mary Burnet Ballantyne, and has issue three sons and two daughters. The Sheading of Middle elected him as one of its representatives in the House of Keys, on the 12th of March, 1872, and again on the 26th of March, 1881. During the last few year his health gradually failed, and consequently gave in his resignation to the Speaker of the Keys, in June, 1885, to the great regret both of his colleagues and his constituents. His death, which soon followed his resignation, was doubtless accelerated by the sad news of the drowning of his youngest son Frank, by the capsizing of a boat in the Mersey, on the 20th of June.

MICHAEL FINCH COSNAHAN, retired Commander, R.N., son of the late Deemster Cosnahan, died at Ramsgate, on the 15th of December, aged 95.



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