Descendants of William Quishnoga ( Quishlagan) of Kirk Patrick


Forward : This Branch of the Cosnahan Family is not really known about ,it seems to have died out in it's early generations . We have tried to research this branch and we have now come up with what you see. The 60% of the information is by Cannon-Stenning  MA written in 1941. 

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN) (JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born 1539 in Kirk Patrick / Santon , Isle of Man.

Notes for WILLIAM QUISHNOGA ( QUISHLAGAN):

RECORDS OF THE COSNAHAN FAMILY.

by ....CANON E. H. STENNING, M.A. in 1941

KEY TO THE FAMILY

The numbers in front of the names in this list correspond with those in the genealogical table and with the mentions in this and the original text.

1. The original Quishnoga who came to the Island circa. 1630 with his three sons. (Bp. Wilson MS. note in his memoirs.)

2. William, son of 1, put into Ballaquiggin, Patrick. (Lib. Ass. 1539)

3. Lawrence, son of 1, appears in several MSS. as a merchant in Peele-towne. Also Book of Precedents.

4. Lawrence, son of 4. Also appears in Book of Precedents and in Lib. Vast. 1590.

5. John son of 2. (Lib. Ass. 1559.)

6. William, son of 6. (Lib. Ass. 1594.)

7. John, d. 1604 (Lib. Ass.)

8. William, son of 7, d. 1654 (Lib. Ass.)

9. Hugh, mentioned by Bp. Wilson (quoted A. W. Moore).

10. Thomas, brother of 9, same quotation.

11. John, presumably son of 9, same quotation. These three signed Patrick Church petition 1680.

12. Thomas, presumably " Sir Thomas," Manorial Roll 1703. Lib. Vast. states that he bought land between Ballaquiggin and Knockaloe. Was this the original Ballacosnahan ?

13, 14, 15 a succession of Williams, Lib. Ass. 1657, 1682, 1702. (The last numbered mentioned by Col. Anderson, quoted A. W. Moore.)

16. John mentioned by Col. Anderson Lib. Ass. d. 1729

17. William, b. 1703, d. 1755, C.P. Patrick. Tomb in Patrick.

18. John, brother of 17, whose executor he was, m. Jane Mylwoirrey and owned Ballakilworrey, b. 1720, d. 1790.

19. Jane, sister of 19, m. Peter Lace.

20. Ann, daughter of 17, b. 1785, d. 1824; last of the senior branch, m. Dr. John Thomas. The children of Ann Thomas nee Cosnahan are not included in this key. The summary will show the passing of the estate of Ballacosnahan to its present owner, Arthur Murray Crellin.

37. William Cosnahan, son of 18, b. 1738.

38. Jane Cosnahan married her cousin, J. Crelling (sic) of Breck-y-Broom; daughter of 18.

41. Ann Cosnahan, d. of 18, m. John Gelling of Castletown.

42. Charles,, son of 37, m. Ann Quirk of Glenneedle, b. 1784, d. 1859

47. Thomas, son of 37, schoolmaster and clerk of Patrick, b. 1797.

48. Thomas, son of 47, kept a bark house at Peel; d. 1912.

53. William of Staarvey, b. 1827, d. 1907, son of 42.

54. Thomas, brother of 53, host of Union Hotel, Castletown, married the only survivor of the Santan family, Emily d. of Hugh Cosnahan (123); d. 1914, buried at Malew.

58. Thomas, son of 54, accidentally killed Manchester, 1909.

59. Emily, sister of 58, the only Cosnahan surviving at date of this paper, 1941, married E. T. Corkish.

61. John, son of 1, mentioned by Bp. Wilson, Santan 1639.

62. John, Vicar of Jurby, son of 61.

63. " Sir " John, son of 62, Vicar of Santan, d. 1656.

64. " Sir " William, brother of 63, Vicar of Peel, d. 1657.

65. " Sir " Hugh, son of 63, Vicar of Santan, d. 1690.

66. " Sir " John, b. 1688, d. 1724, Vicar of Santan.

67. John, Vicar-General, Vicar of Braddan, b. 1693, son of 66, d. 1730. 73. Joseph, Vicar of Braddan, son of 67, b. 1725, d. 1760.

74. Ann, dr. of 67, m. Thos. Harrison of Malew; b. 1714, d. 1794, buried at Malew.

75. Jane, dr. of 67, m. W. Bridson of Douglas. d. 1789.

76. Catherine, dr. of 67, m. Revd. S. Gell, Vicar of Lonan; b. 1723, d. 1789.

77. Margaret, d. of 67, m. Capt. R. Brown, Great-grandmother of T. E. Brown; b. 1737, d. 1769.

78. Hugh, son of 67, m. Eleanor Finch, b. 1753, d. 1799.

79. Julius, s. of 73, Vicar of Braddan; d. 1785.

80. Margaret, twin of 81, m. W. Tenison, b. 1793.

81. Anne, twin of 80, married J. Bacon, presented plate to Santan Church; b. 1793.

82. Jane, dr. of 73, m. Francis de la Pryme 1782.

83. John Joseph, s. of 73, took a mortgage on Ballavilley.

84. Robert, son of 73, died insane.

85. Catherine, d. of 73, m. Roger Casement.

86. Radcliffe, s. of 73, buried in Patrick.

87. Mark, br. of 86, also buried at Patrick

94. John, s. of 78, Deemster, b. 1754, d. 1819.

95. Hugh, br. of 94, s. of 78.

96. Joseph, br. of 94, s. of 78

97. Catherine, sr. of 94, married i. J. Moore, ii. Capt. A. Wilks. Tomb in Ballaugh Church.

98. James, of Larkhill, br. of 94, b. 1761, d. 1812; s. of 78.

106. Mark, of Ballafletcher, br. of 94; b. 1760, d. 1812; s.

107. John Finch, s. of 94, b. 1794, d. 1885

108. Capt. Michael, b. S. Peter's in Thanet, s. of 94; b. 1790, d. 1883.

109. Capt. Hugh, s. of 94, d. 1822.

110. Augustus, s. of 94.

111. Philip, s. of 94, drowned on " Lord Hill " packet, 1814.

112. Mark James, s. of 94, East India Co., b. 1793, d. 1812.

113. James Mark, Advocate, Douglas, s. of 94, b. 1794, d. 1817.

116. James, s. of 98.

117. Isobel, d. of 98, m. William Tennison, her cousin.

121. Ellinor, d. of 116, m. Bowyer Harrison.

122. Hannah, d. of 116, m. Evan Evans, solicitor of Liverpool.

123. Hugh, s. of 106.

124. Mark, s. of 106.

127. Ellinor, d. of 116, eloped with R. Kaye.

128. Eleanor, d. of 123, m. Thomas 54.

THE NAME " COSNAHAN."

The name is obviously not Manx. It supports the statement of Bishop Wilson that the original member of the family oame from Scotland and that the name is Scots Celtic. Mr. W. W. Gill has found out that Cosnochtane, Cosnauchan, and Cosnoch, were the changing names of an estate in Clackmannan, Scotland. Woulfe, Irish Names, considers that the name is allied to the Gaelic cosnoch, a defender, and Kneen points to a similar Manx word, cosney. But the name itself passes through a series of changes in Man that cannot fail to interest a philologist. It appears first as Quishnoga, and passes through " Quistnoghan, Quosnochan, Coshnoghan, Costnoe, Coanahan, Costenham, Coshnaham," and various other spellings.

THE COSNAHANS OF PATRICK.

The First Cosnahan is stated by Bishop Wilson to have come to the Island about 1530 and to have had three sons, one of whom he settled on a piece of land bought in the been of Balymore, and known as Ballaquiggin. (This piece of land is probably the farmstead now known as Ballacosnahan, Kirk Patrick.) Another son settled in Kirk Santan. The third son's home is not stated, and it is probable that this branch was extinct before the time of Bishop Wilson. Nothing is known of the personality of this original Quishnoga.

The Three Families arising from the original Quishnoga will be dealt with seriatim, beginning with the branch whose homestead was not recorded by the Bishop. This son was presumably Lawrence. Lawrence Quishnoga appears several times in ancient records; about 1539 he was a merchant in " Peele-towne." He had a son Lawrence who appears once as fighting with one Pat Quiggin, in the Book of Precedents, and again, some years later (1590), as buying a piece of ground, also from Pat Quiggin. But after this time there is no record of any of his progeny, and it is presumed that, as the family was not mentioned by Bishop Wilson', the line had died out. " William " Quishnoga appears in Lib. Assed. in 1538 as the owner of Ballaquiggin, in the Treen of Balymore. For many generations there is a continuous line of Quishnogas, Quishnoghans and Cosnoghans holding Ballaquiggin. None of them appears in any other record than Lib. Assed. so far noted, but they appear to have been prosperous farmers, adding land from time to time to their holding.

In 1580 two Cosnaghans signed a petition for a Church at Patrick, one Hugh, the other Thomas. As Ballaquiggin at this time was owned by William, son of the first William, these two land-owners would presumably be brothers of the William at Ballaquiggin. The first of this line to become reasonably well-known has William, who was claimed as an ancestor by Colonel W. J. Anderson, Receiver-General. From this point, the family is fairly easily followed. This William died 1702, had two grandsons, William (b. 1703, d. 1755) the grandfather of Col. Anderson,' and John, Captain of the parish of German. William (17) is buried at Patrick, and from his title of " Captain " it may be assumed that he was Captain of the Parish of Patrick. He had only one daughter, Ann (20), 1755-1824. William also appears as Coroner for Glenfaba. His daughter Ann became a well-known character; she married Dr. Thomas, a surgeon retired from the Royal Navy, who settled down at Ballacosnahan, while practising in Peel. They had no surviving son, but a large family of daughters, several of them remembered by Peel folk. Sage Ann Thomas married Captain John Gelling of Castletown and became the mother of John Caesar Gelling, M.H.K.

Maria and Sophia married brother officers. Maria married Capt. Ronald Macdonald, a direct descendant of the only survivor of the massacre of Glencoe. Sophia married Captain Anderson, and their son was Colonel Anderson, the ReceiverGeneral. Young Ronald Macdonald joined the amly, made a great name for himself in the Crimean War, and was very seriously wounded; on recovering he was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle. Mrs. Thomas left the estate of Ballacosnahan to her daughter Margaret, who left it to young Ronald MacDonald, who sold it to his cousin Col. Anderson, and he left it to his godson and nephew Colonel W. A. W. Crellin, M.C., brother of Captain John Frissel Crellin the present owner of Ballacurry, Andreas, and M.L.C. Colonel Crellin was killed in the 1914-18 war, and the estate went to his brother, Arthur Murray Crellin, the present owner. The Cosnahan male line ended with this grandfather of Colonel Anderson, so far as the senior branch was concerned.

John Cosnahan (18), 1720-90, married Christian Crelling daughter of Patrick Crelling of Breck-y-Broom, German. He had a family of nine. There was a sister, Jane, who married Peter Lace of Peel. John owned and farmed Balla-kil-woirrey. He was executor to his brother William. Of John's children, only three survived him. William, the eldest, who took over the farm, married Jane Mylvoirrey of Driney (Rockmount), and had ten children. Jane (38), his sister, married her cousin, John Crelling of Breck-y-Broom, and Ann the other surviving sister married William Gell of Castletown.

William (37) passed Ballakilwoirrey on to his son Charles, but for some reason the Cosnahan family on this side, at this juncture began to decline in importance and worth. Charles (42), the eldest son (1784-1859), married Ann Quirk of Glenneedle, Foxdale. He and Ann are buried in S. Peter's Church, Peel. Of their children, Thomas (47), b. 1797, became schoolmaster and clerk of Patrick. His son was a keeper of a bark house in Peel, and died unmarried in 1915. John (56), brother of Thomas (47), was for some years coroner of Rushen, and the Archdeacon Emeritus (John Kewley) told me that he (John Cosnahan) held an enquiry into the death of the Archdeacon's grandfather, which occurred accidentally in 1845.

William (53), son of Charles, went to Australia and returned a relatively prosperous man. He married a wife reputed to be the natural daughter of Deemster Crellin, and they lived a stormy life. 'the wife was found drowned in a quarry in 1896, and Dr. Gell of Peel (now in Douglas) remembers being called to investigate the cause of death. William (53) had bought and farmed the desolate and lonely farm of Staarvey above Rhenass (Glen Helen), and he left it to his son Charles, who in turn left it to his brother John (56), who worked Congary Farm, near Peel. Thomas Cosnahan, another brother, the host of the Union Hotel, Castletown, started an action against John for the possession of Staarvey, but failed. John was unmarried, and on his death left the Staarvey to his sister Eleanor, who had been his housekeeper, who in her turn left it to her niece (the daughter of Thomas of Castletown), who is the present owner - Mrs. Corkish, of Albion Terrace, Derby Square, Douglas.

Thomas, mine host of the Union, took part in a very remarkable family romance. He married a Cosnahan, who was in fact, though he did not know it (nor apparently did she), the last survivor of the Santan branch, thus bringing about the fusion of the two surviving branches now so greatly attenuated. One could have hoped that a new line would have been started, but there were only two children, the present owner of Staarvey, Mrs. Emily Corkish, and her brother Thomas, a house-painter, accidentally killed in Manchester in 1909, leaving no heir Thomas mine host was apparently a litigiously-minded man, for on behalf of his wife he put in a claim for the property of Mark Cosnahan, a Liverpool merchant of the Santan line (q.v.). He was not completely successful, though many well able to judge think he ought to have been successful. But he accepted a compromise payment of 800. Another brother, James, died in Douglas in 1909, and left an estate of 9,000. He was buried in Braddan, where he is commemorated by a tombstone erected by his niece, presumably Mrs. Corkish.

THE SANTAN BRANCH

Is far better recorded, and achieved a more continuous fame than the Patrick branch.

There is some mystery about the first member of the line. His name is not known, but it is presumed that, like his son and grandson, he was a John. He may have been a parson, and Vicar of Santan, but there is no record, His son, John Quishlagan (62), was Vicar of Jurby (1575-85) and of German with Patrick (1585-1621). His signature remains on an ecclesiastical petition " John Quishnogan."

His son, Sir John Coshenham (also Custenham), b. 1580, d. 1656, was Vicar of Santan till he was deposed under the Cromwell regime. He appears to have been an old roysterer, for he is recorded as keeping an ale-house, being assaulted by a mob of men to the danger of his life, and pulling the beard of Nicholas Moore during the prelacy of Bishop Parr. Nor did his churchwardens have a very high opinion of him, though apparently they were somewhat nervous about saying so too bluntly. (Manx Museum Journal, 1931, p. 33.) He or his father had raised " The Great Stone" in Santan Churchyard, which became the tombstone of the family vault, a monstrous piece of schist weighing about thirty hundredweight.

William Cosnahan, his brother, seems to have been a man of similar mould. He became Vicar of German, died the year after, and was buried under the Great Stone. He went through the siege of Peel Castle,- and carried on the services of the Cathedral church for Lady Derby. He, too, was an old roysterer. Instead of keeping the alehouse himself, he allowed his daughter Margery to keep it for him, for which he was reproved by the Bishop. He was also fined for brawling and bloodshed. Further, he was fined and reproved for a wealth of foul language. And his wife, too, was condemned to wear the bridle on a Sunday in Peel Churchyard, for slander.

John of Santan was succeeded in that vicarage by his son Hugh, not directly, for the vicariate was vacant during the Commonwealth, the parish being administered by an anabaptist, Crowe, a toady of Governor Challenor. The son Hugh, generally known as Sir Hugh (65), gained great fame in the Island as a rider to hounds, and a horseman generally. He was Vicar of Santan 1667-1690.

He was succeeded as Vicar of Santan by his son " Sir ,' John (66). It was during his vicariate that Bishop Wilson arrived, and the Bishop evidently had a great regard for the Vicar. The roystering ale-drinking type was replaced by a much more dignified type of parish clergyman. Sir John bought Ballavilley from Thomas Quaye in 1703. But it was to Sir John's eldest son John that Bishop Wilson was so devoted. This John (67) failed to get the choice of the Earl of Derby of that time to become Vicar of Santan, and the long line of Santan Vicars was broken. Instead, the Bishop made him Vicar of Braddan, and almost immediately Vicar-General. It is by the title of Vicar-General that he is generally known. He proved to be a most astute business man, devoted to the saintly Bishop Wilson, and his name appears on countless ecclesiastical documents of the period.

Vicar-General John married Ann Karran (also sometimes spelt Corran and Corrin). They had six children, two sons, Joseph and Hugh, and four daughters, Amle, Jane, Catherine, and Margaret, all of whom were noteworthy. Taking the daughters first, Anne married Thomas Harrison of Ballahick, Malew, and is buried in Malew Church. Catherine married the Revd. Sam Gale (or Gell), Vicar of Lonan. Her tombstone at Lonan records her most un-Cosnahan saintliness. Jane married William Bridson, a Douglas merchant. Margaret married Captain Robert Brown, and was the great-grandmother of T. E. Brown. The sons Joseph (73) and Hugh (78) both had very large families. Joseph (73) succeeded his father as Vicar of Braddan, 1750-1768.

Revd. Joseph Cosnahan (73) was twice married. His first wife Margaret Cesar was daughter of a Douglas merchant. By her he had four children, one son Julius, and three daughters, ;Margaret and Anne (twins) and Jane. By his second wife, Catherine Radcliffe daughter of the Vicar of Patrick, whom he married in 1760, he had four sons and a daughter. The members of this family will be taken seratim, for in them the male line of this branch came to an end.

Revd. Julius Cosnahan (79) appears to have been a very namby-pamby young man, so far as we may judge from a letter of Bishop Hildesley. He was a pupil of the Castletown Academic School, and eventually was curate of S. George's, and Vicar for one year (1785) of Braddan, where he died. His wife was Margaret, daughter of Deemster Moore of Rushen Abbey. There were no children. Of his twin sisters, Anne married Julius Bacon of Douglas, and became mistress of Ballavilley, Santan. She presented the very fine set of Communion plate to Santan Church.

Margaret married William Barton Tennison, a member of an Irish (Mayo) family living in Douglas, who was the founder of the Douglas Theatre. Their son married his cousin Isabel Cosnahan (117). Their daughter Dorothy married John Spittall, a Douglas merchant, and was the ancestress of the Spittall family of Injebreck. Jane (82) married Francis de la Pryme in 1782. Of the second family, the eldest son Captain John Joseph Cosnahan became head of the family on the death of Julius, and was a master mariner. He was married but childless. He had to sell various portions of Cosnahan lands, and the deeds of transfer are many. He was Captain of the brig " Bella." His younger brother Robert (84) read for Holy Orders, and hoped to become Vicar of Patrick, but his mind gave way and he died insane in Peel. Two young sons, Radcliffe and Mark, died and were buried at Patrick with their grandparents. The daughter Catherine married an Irishman, by name Roger Casement. She died childless, so did not become the ancestress of the Irish traitor of the 1914-18 war, the notorious Roger Casement.

Return must now be made to the parallel line descended from the Vicar-General, through his son Hugh, now the senior branch.

Hugh Cosnahan (78), M.H.K., was born at Santan 1728. In 1773 he married Ellinor Finch. They lived first at Ballakelly, Santan, but later in Douglas. He was elected to the Keys in 1777, and died 1799. He had a family of fifteen, most of whom died young. He is described as " a man of persuasive eloquence," and " the darling of the Keys." Hugh Cosnahan was chosen by the Keys to go to London, together with George Moore, to set before the Imperial Government the case for the Keys, as against that of the Duke of Atholl, concerning adjustments in payments to the Atholl family of customs dues, etc. The Duke of Atholl charged him with being the fomenter of all the trouble, which evidence shows to have been a very unmerited charge. Later in his life he lived at Ballakew, Ma'ew, and was treasurer for the fund for building S. Mark's Church, of which he was first Churchwarden. Hugh bought much land in Braddan, including the large farms of Ballafletcher and Larkhill. Of his family of fifteen, six grew up, and were married.

These mark probably the zenith of the family. The three sons, all prominent men in the life of the Island, were John (94) Deemster, Mark, merchant of Ballafletcher and later Liverpool, James, merchant of Larkhill; the daughters, Catherine, married first John Moore, son of Sir George, and second, James Wilks collector of customs of Castletown. She s buried with her second husband, and her nephew, in Old Ballaugh Church. Anne married Dr. Curghey, or Currey, of Liverpool, and was the mother of the famous Liverpool coroner of that name. Eleanor married in Bishopscourt an Irish clergyman, Revd. R. Dodd.

The eldest son, John, born in 1754, died in 1819, became Deemster. He married his cousin Catherine Finch, and had a family of seven sons (all noteworthy) and one daughter, Catherine, who married Chris. Bridson. John Cosnahan was co-opted to the Keys in 1779, presumably on the death of his father. He was trained as a lawyer, and became the first High Bailiff of Douglas. In 1810 he was appointed Water Bailiff. Like his father, he was sent to London to represent the Keys in 1791. He is said to have made a magnificent speech at the Bar of the Commons. The Deemster seems to have been very " difficult " in matters of personality. He seems to have had a great contempt for anybody who toadied to the Atholl camp, and w as many times complaining about the lowness of his salary. He was the first Deemster ever appointed who could not speak Manks, and had to have an interpreter. Since his very distinguished family left no heirs, or even heiresses, it is best to consider them now.

The eldest, John Finch (107), was apprenticed to, and later became a partner in, the firm of Messrs. George & James Abel of Cloath Lane, London. He was buried in the grave of his aunt, Mrs. Wilks, at Ballaugh. He was unmarried.

Michael (108) was one of the naval sons. He served as a middy under Nelson, and later earned distinction in the Crimean War. He died aged 85, and is buried at S. Peter's in Thanet. He was married, but childless.

Hugh (108) reached the rank of Captain R.N., and that at the very early age of 24. He was married and had two sons. ()ne, Charles, died in infancy. The other, George, was in the Navy, but while still a middy was drowned.

Augustus (110) died young and unmarried.

Philip lived a short but eventful life. He also was in the Navy. For some time he was aboard H.M.S. " Shannon," and was mentioned in dispatches following the immortal duel of that ship with the " Chesapeake." Unfortunately he was drowned in the packet " Lord Hill " when she foundered in Liverpool Bay. His body was washed up, and he was buried in his uncle's vault in S. James' Church, Liverpool.

James Mark (112) was brought up as an advocate, and took over his father's office. He died, however, just before his father, and was buried at Braddan. Mark James (112) entered the service of the East India Company (military branch) and died in India. So ended the male line along this branch.

The Deemster's brother, James Cosnahan (98) of Larkhill, was probably the wealthiest of the family. The farm was bought as Greathill, rebuilt by James, and re-named Larkhill, in Abbeylands, Braddan.In his early life he was captain of the brig " Six Sisters," trading to all parts of the world. He appears to have bought Ballafletcher from his brother Mark, and sold it again to Mungo Murray. He was a prominent " Buck," ran a bank, lived a gay life, and married Ann Moore of Ballamoar, Braddan. He had four children. The eldest, Richard, was an advocate, with an office in Fort Street, who was imprisoned in Castle Rushen in 1818 for debt, and was adjudged bankrupt. James married Ann Farrant,, and had five children, the three sons all dying young. One daughter, Ellinor, married Revd. Bowyer Harrison of Kirk Maughold. The other daughter, whom we have noted above, married William Barton Tennison, her cousin.

Thus all the senior lines of Cosnahan ended except for the last son of the Vicar-General, Mark (106), who achieved some fame. He was a Douglas merchant and owner of Ballafletcher, which he sold, and went to live in Liverpool. Among other property he owned was Rosehill Farm on Richmond Hill. He married his cousin, Alice Bridson, and they had five children. Mark was a very versatile man. He ran a bank in Douglas, and later in Liverpool. He took the greatest interest in shipping and navigation. He wrote pamphlets on magnetic variation, on safety of the crew in packet boats, on replacing manual labour by steam, and many others. He bought a ship, the " Victory," which later he sold to Sir John Ross for his expedition to find the North-West Passage. Another boat, the " Harriet," he offered in shares to the Manx public. He was buried in the Church of S. James, Liverpool.

His sons, Hugh (123) and Clark (124), both went to sea. Both died at a comparatively early age. Hugh was captain of the " Quorra," Mark of the " Neptune." Hugh had a daughter Eleanor who married, as we have seen, Thomas Cosnahan, mine host of the Union Hotel, Castletown, thus uniting the only two marriageable members of the two families. On her behalf Thomas claimed the estates of her grandfather Mark, but he had to compromise with other claimants, as we have seen. Mark had a daughter Ellinor, who disgraced the family by eloping with a Douglas joiner, Robert Kaye, a most respected man and an excellent workman. Many of his children and grandchildren still survive in Douglas to-day.

I should like to add here that, if any of my readers know of any facts about any of the Cosnahans mentioned in this article, or any others not mentioned, I shall be most grateful if they vill let me know, so that I may add them as an addendum to the original full draft of this paper which, with the Genealogical Table, has been deposited in the Manx Museum.

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Children of WILLIAM QUISHNOGA ( QUISHLAGAN) are:

2. i. WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, b. Kirk Patrick Isle of Man.

3. ii. HUGH QUISHNOGA.

4. iii. THOMAS QUISHNOGA.


Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA (WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born in Kirk Patrick Isle of Man.

Notes for WILLIAM QUISHNOGA:

This William is identified by # 6 re: story of Canon Stennings Kirk Patrick Family Tree.

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Child of WILLIAM QUISHNOGA is:

5. i. JOHN4 COSNAHAN, b. 1560.

3. HUGH3 QUISHNOGA (WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA).

Notes for HUGH QUISHNOGA:

This Hugh is identified by # 9 re: story of Canon Stennings Kirk Patrick Family Tree.

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Child of HUGH QUISHNOGA is:

i. JOHN4 COSNAHAN.

Notes for JOHN COSNAHAN:

This John is identified by # 11 re: story of Kirk Patrick Family Tree. Son of Hugh.

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4. THOMAS3 QUISHNOGA (WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA).

Notes for THOMAS QUISHNOGA:

This Thomas is identified by # 10 re: story of Canon Stennings Kirk Patrick Family Tree. Brother off #9.

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Child of THOMAS QUISHNOGA is:

i. THOMAS4 COSNAHAN.

Notes for THOMAS COSNAHAN:

This Thomas is identified as son of # 10 Thomas re: Canon Stennings story of Kirk Patrick Family Tree.

Sources:

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Generation No. 3

5. JOHN4 COSNAHAN (WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born 1560.

Notes for JOHN COSNAHAN:

This John is identified by # 5 re: story of Kirk Patrick Family Tree.

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Child of JOHN COSNAHAN is:

6. i. WILLIAM5 COSNAHAN, b. 1600.


Generation No. 4

6. WILLIAM5 COSNAHAN (JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born 1600.

Notes for WILLIAM COSNAHAN:

Wiiliam is identified by #8 in the family tree of Canon Stennings.

Sources:

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Child of WILLIAM COSNAHAN is:

i. SIR THOMAS6 COSNAHAN, b. 1680.

Notes for SIR THOMAS COSNAHAN: see below his descendants

#12. Thomas, presumably " Sir Thomas," Manorial Roll 1703. Lib. Vast. states that he bought land between Ballaquiggin and Knockaloe. Was this the original Ballacosnahan ?

13, 14, 15 a succession of Williams, Lib. Ass. 1657, 1682, 1702. (The last numbered mentioned by Col. Anderson, quoted A. W. Moore.) These #,s refer to Canon Stennings Tree Chart see sources.

Sources:

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Descendants of Sir Thomas Cosnahan  of Kirk Patrick

Generation No. 1

1. SIR THOMAS6 COSNAHAN (WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born 1680.

Notes for SIR THOMAS COSNAHAN:

#12. Thomas, presumably " Sir Thomas," Manorial Roll 1703. Lib. Vast. states that he bought land between Ballaquiggin and Knockaloe. Was this the original Ballacosnahan ?

13, 14, 15 a succession of Williams, Lib. Ass. 1657, 1682, 1702. (The last numbered mentioned by Col. Anderson, quoted A. W. Moore.) These #,s refer to Canon Stennings Tree Chart see sources.

Sources:

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Children of SIR THOMAS COSNAHAN are:

2. i. WILLIAM7 COSNAHAN, b. 1703, Kirk Patrick , Isle of Man; d. 1755, Kirk Patrick, Isle of Man.

3. ii. JOHN COSNAHAN, b. 1720, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man; d. 1790.

4. iii. JANE COSNAHAN, b. Aft. 1700.


Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM7 COSNAHAN (SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born 1703 in Kirk Patrick , Isle of Man, and died 1755 in Kirk Patrick, Isle of Man.

Notes for WILLIAM COSNAHAN:

This William is identified by # 17 re: story of Kirk Patrick Family Tree by Canon Stenning.

William (17) is buried at Patrick, and from his title of " Captain " it may be assumed that he was Captain of the Parish of Patrick. He had only one daughter, Ann (20), 1755-1824. William also appears as Coroner for Glenfaba. His daughter Ann became a well-known character; she married Dr. Thomas, a surgeon retired from the Royal Navy, who settled down at Ballacosnahan, while practising in Peel. They had no surviving son, but a large family of daughters, several of them remembered by Peel folk. Sage Ann Thomas married Captain John Gelling of Castletown and became the mother of John Caesar Gelling, M.H.K.

Maria and Sophia married brother officers. Maria married Capt. Ronald Macdonald, a direct descendant of the only survivor of the massacre of Glencoe. Sophia married Captain Anderson, and their son was Colonel Anderson, the ReceiverGeneral. Young Ronald Macdonald joined the amly, made a great name for himself in the Crimean War, and was very seriously wounded; on recovering he was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle. Mrs. Thomas left the estate of Ballacosnahan to her daughter Margaret, who left it to young Ronald MacDonald, who sold it to his cousin Col. Anderson, and he left it to his godson and nephew Colonel W. A. W. Crellin, M.C., brother of Captain John Frissel Crellin the present owner of Ballacurry, Andreas, and M.L.C. Colonel Crellin was killed in the 1914-18 war, and the estate went to his brother, Arthur Murray Crellin, the present owner. The Cosnahan male line ended with this grandfather of Colonel Anderson, so far as the senior branch was concerned.

Sources:

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More About WILLIAM COSNAHAN:

Occupation: Captain of the Parish of Patrick

Child of WILLIAM COSNAHAN is:

5. i. ANN8 COSNAHAN, b. December 13, 1754, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man; d. 1824.

3. JOHN7 COSNAHAN (SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born 1720 in Kirk Patrick Isle of Man, and died 1790. He married CHRISTIAN CRELLIN February 09, 1737/38 in Kirk German Isle of Man, daughter of PATRICK CRELLIN.

Notes for JOHN COSNAHAN:

This John is identified by # 18 re: story of Kirk Patrick Family Tree.

John Cosnahan (18), 1720-90, married Christian Crellin daughter of Patrick Crellin of Breck-y-Broom, German. He had a family of nine. There was a sister, Jane, who married Peter Lace of Peel. John owned and farmed Balla-kil-woirrey. He was executor to his brother William. Of John's children, only three survived him. William, the eldest, who took over the farm, married Jane Mylvoirrey of Driney (Rockmount), and had ten children. Jane (38), his sister, married her cousin, John Crelling of Breck-y-Broom, and Ann the other surviving sister married William Gell of Castletown.

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Children of JOHN COSNAHAN and CHRISTIAN CRELLIN are:

i. HENRY8 COSNAHAN, b. Aft. 1738.

Notes for HENRY COSNAHAN:

Henry died very young.

Sources:

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6. ii. WILLIAM COSNAHAN, b. October 22, 1738, Kirk German Isle of Man.

iii. MARY COSNAHAN, b. March 1740/41, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man.

7. iv. JANE COSNAHAN, b. April 12, 1747, Kirk German Isle of Man.

v. WILLIAM COSNAHAN, b. December 24, 1749, Kirk German Isle of Man.

More About WILLIAM COSNAHAN:

Christening: December 24, 1749, Kirk German Isle of Man

vi. JOHN COSNAHAN, b. December 31, 1757, Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for JOHN COSNAHAN:

John died very young.

Sources: unknown

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Christening: December 31, 1757, Kirk German Isle of Man

8. vii. ANNE COSNAHAN, b. August 03, 1760, Kirk German Isle of Man.

viii. ELEANOR COSNAHAN, b. April 24, 1763, Kirk German Isle of Man.

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Christening: April 24, 1763, Kirk German Isle of Man

4. JANE7 COSNAHAN (SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born Aft. 1700. She married PETER LACE February 11, 1725/26 in Kirk Patrick Isle of Man.

Notes for JANE COSNAHAN:

This Jane is identified by # 19 re: story of Kirk Patrick Family Tree.

This was sister , Jane, who married Peter Lace of Peel. John her brother owned and farmed Balla-kil-woirrey.

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Children of JANE COSNAHAN and PETER LACE are:

i. ANN8 LACE, b. Aft. 1725.

ii. PETER LACE, b. Aft. 1725.

iii. WILLIAM LACE, b. Aft. 1725.

iv. MARY LACE, b. November 11, 1727.

v. PATRICK LACE, b. March 18, 1729/30.

vi. JAMES LACE, b. June 20, 1732.

vii. JANE LACE, b. May 17, 1735.


Generation No. 3

5. ANN8 COSNAHAN (WILLIAM7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born December 13, 1754 in Kirk Patrick Isle of Man, and died 1824. She married JAMES THOMAS DR April 19, 1776 in Kirk Braddan Isle of Man.

Notes for ANN COSNAHAN:

This Ann is identified by # 20 re: story of Kirk Patrick Family Tree.

William (17) is buried at Patrick, and from his title of " Captain " it may be assumed that he was Captain of the Parish of Patrick. He had only one daughter, Ann (20), 1755-1824. William also appears as Coroner for Glenfaba. His daughter Ann became a well-known character; she married Dr. Thomas, a surgeon retired from the Royal Navy, who settled down at Ballacosnahan, while practising in Peel. They had no surviving son, but a large family of daughters, several of them remembered by Peel folk. Sage Ann Thomas married Captain John Gelling of Castletown and became the mother of John Caesar Gelling, M.H.K.

Maria and Sophia married brother officers. Maria married Capt. Ronald Macdonald, a direct descendant of the only survivor of the massacre of Glencoe. Sophia married Captain Anderson, and their son was Colonel Anderson, the ReceiverGeneral. Young Ronald Macdonald joined the amly, made a great name for himself in the Crimean War, and was very seriously wounded; on recovering he was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle. Mrs. Thomas left the estate of Ballacosnahan to her daughter Margaret, who left it to young Ronald MacDonald, who sold it to his cousin Col. Anderson, and he left it to his godson and nephew Colonel W. A. W. Crellin, M.C., brother of Captain John Frissel Crellin the present owner of Ballacurry, Andreas, and M.L.C. Colonel Crellin was killed in the 1914-18 war, and the estate went to his brother, Arthur Murray Crellin, the present owner. The Cosnahan male line ended with this grandfather of Colonel Anderson, so far as the senior branch was concerned.

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Notes for JAMES THOMAS DR:

Ann Cosnahan married Dr. Thomas, a surgeon retired from the Royal Navy, who settled down at Ballacosnahan, while practising in Peel. They had no surviving son, but a large family of daughters, several of them remembered by Peel folk. Sage Ann Thomas married Captain John Gelling of Castletown and became the mother of John Caesar Gelling, M.H.K. re: note 18

Sources:

Canon Stennings story of the Kirk Patrick family

Reference Note 18

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Children of ANN COSNAHAN and JAMES DR are:

i. LOUISE9 THOMAS, b. Aft. 1772; m. J. LUMSDEN CAPT.

ii. MARGARET THOMAS, b. Aft. 1772.

Notes for MARGARET THOMAS:

Mrs. Thomas left the estate of Ballacosnahan to her daughter Margaret, who left it to young Ronald MacDonald, who sold it to his cousin Col. Anderson, and he left it to his godson and nephew Colonel W. A. W. Crellin, M.C., brother of Captain John Frissel Crellin the present owner of Ballacurry, Andreas, and M.L.C. Colonel Crellin was killed in the 1914-18 war, and the estate went to his brother, Arthur Murray Crellin, the present owner. The Cosnahan male line ended with this grandfather of Colonel Anderson, so far as the senior branch was concerned.

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iii. SAGE ANN THOMAS, b. Aft. 1772; d. 1842, Kirk Patrick , Isle of Man; m. JOHN GELLING, June 20, 1811, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man.

More About SAGE ANN THOMAS:

Burial: July 13, 1842, Kirk Patrick , Isle of Man

iv. JOHN JAMES THOMAS, b. Abt. 1776.

Notes for JOHN JAMES THOMAS:

John James Thomas died in infancy, Ann's only son.

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Christening: January 15, 1777, Kirk Braddan Isle of Man

v. LOUISA ANN THOMAS, b. Abt. 1786, Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for LOUISA ANN THOMAS:

Louisa and her sister Margaret lived their lives at Ballacosnahan. Margaret took over the estate on their mothers death being the eldest child.

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Christening: April 28, 1786, Kirk German Isle of Man

9. vi. MARIA THOMAS, b. Abt. 1789, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man.

10. vii. SOPHIA THOMAS, b. Abt. 1792, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man.

6. WILLIAM8 COSNAHAN (JOHN7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born October 22, 1738 in Kirk German Isle of Man. He married JANE MYLVOIRREY February 12, 1785 in Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for WILLIAM COSNAHAN:

William (37) passed Ballakilwoirrey on to his son Charles, but for some reason the Cosnahan family on this side, at this juncture began to decline in importance and worth. Charles (42), the eldest son (1784-1859), married Ann Quirk of Glenneedle, Foxdale. He and Ann are buried in S. Peter's Church, Peel. Of their children, Thomas (47), b. 1797, became schoolmaster and clerk of Patrick. His son was a keeper of a bark house in Peel, and died unmarried in 1915. John (56), brother of Thomas (47), was for some years coroner of Rushen, and the Archdeacon Emeritus (John Kewley) told me that he (John Cosnahan) held an enquiry into the death of the Archdeacon's grandfather, which occurred accidentally in 1845.

Sources:

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Christening: April 13, 1755, Kirk German Isle of Man

Notes for JANE MYLVOIRREY:

There are IGI records showing the following:

Re: Jane MYLVOIRREY. \\ ( MORRISON ) The local Vicar spelt Jane's name in many different ways. It's not surprising therefore that he called her Jane MORRISON when baptising the second child she and William COSNAHAN called William. Also, on John Stowells IGI sheet #1 there's Catherine CASNAHAN, daughter of Wm CASNAHAN & Jane MORRISON, chr 28 Aug 1806 at Kirk German. Canon Stenning said that she died young or unmarried. She must have died young as she's not listed with siblings of Jane in 1852 as you can see in the following information sent to me by Audrey Hancock. Stenning said Jane died young or unmarried, she was unmarried but not young. This is confusing to say the least, I believe he meant the Catherine not Jane as Jane was 87 years old when she died.

From Epis. Wills 1852 (Film #0106452 read by Audrey Hancock in the USA )

Chapter Court holden in Peel town 29 Oct 1852 - JANE COSNAHAN, spinster, late of K. German, departed this life 10 Oct 1852 intestate. Her brothers & sisters namely Thomas, Charles, John, James Cosnahan, Elizabeth Creer, wife of John, jut admin.

From the IGI Jane's sister, Elizabeth COSNAHAN, married John CREER on 8 Feb 1827 at Kirk German. They had a son Thomas CREER chr 26 Oct 1828 at Kirk German. Stenning said that Elizabeth died young with no issue so her son Thomas may have died as a child.

Children of WILLIAM COSNAHAN and JANE MYLVOIRREY are:

11. i. CHARLES9 COSNAHAN, b. December 25, 1784, Kirk German Isle of Man; d. 1859.

ii. CATHERINE COSNAHAN, b. January 14, 1816, Kirk German, Isle of Man.

More About CATHERINE COSNAHAN:

Christening: January 14, 1816, Kirk German, Isle of Man

iii. JOHN COSNAHAN, b. September 29, 1786, Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for JOHN COSNAHAN:

Died very young with no issue

Sources: unknown

More About JOHN COSNAHAN:

Christening: September 29, 1786, Kirk German Isle of Man

iv. WILLIAM COSNAHAN, b. January 04, 1789, Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for WILLIAM COSNAHAN:

Died very young no issue

Sources: unknown

More About WILLIAM COSNAHAN:

Christening: January 04, 1789, Kirk German Isle of Man

v. JANE COSNAHAN, b. June 05, 1791, Kirk German Isle of Man; d. October 10, 1852, Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for JANE COSNAHAN:

Died very young no issue . Not quite true it is stated she was a spinster in Chapter Court Peel Town 29 October 1852 .

Sources: as above .

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Christening: June 05, 1791, Kirk German Isle of Man

12. vi. ELIZABETH COSNAHAN, b. September 13, 1795, Kirk German Isle of Man.

13. vii. THOMAS COSNAHAN, b. June 11, 1797.

viii. JOHN COSNAHAN, b. December 26, 1799, Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for JOHN COSNAHAN:

Occupation: Coroner Of Rushen

As Coroner of Rushen, he held an enquiry into the accidental death in 1845 of the grandfather of Archdeacon Emeritus John Kewley.

More About JOHN COSNAHAN:

Christening: December 26, 1799, Kirk German Isle of Man

ix. ELEANOR COSNAHAN, b. June 13, 1802, Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for ELEANOR COSNAHAN:

Died young or unmarried

Source: unknown

More About ELEANOR COSNAHAN:

Christening: June 13, 1802, Kirk German Isle of Man

x. WILLIAM COSNAHAN, b. August 05, 1804, Kirk German, Isle of Man.

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Christening: August 05, 1804, Kirk German, Isle of Man

7. JANE8 COSNAHAN (JOHN7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born April 12, 1747 in Kirk German Isle of Man. She married JOHN CRELLIN July 13, 1774 in Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for JANE COSNAHAN:

Jane is identified by # 38 in the Kirk Patrick Family Tree Story.

Also about Jane (38), William's (37) his sister, she married her cousin, John Crelling of Breck-y-Broom.

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Christening: April 12, 1747, Kirk German Isle of Man

Children of JANE COSNAHAN and JOHN CRELLIN are:

14. i. WILLIAM9 CRELLIN, b. October 16, 1774, Kirk German Isle of Man.

ii. ESTHER CRELLIN, b. April 06, 1776, Kirk German, Isle of Man; m. THOMAS COWLEY.

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Christening: April 06, 1776, Kirk German Isle of Man

15. iii. JANE CRELLIN, b. June 02, 1778, Kirk German, Isle of Man.

iv. THOMAS CRELLIN, b. December 17, 1780, Kirk German Isle of Man.

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Christening: December 17, 1780, Kirk German Isle of Man

8. ANNE8 COSNAHAN (JOHN7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born August 03, 1760 in Kirk German Isle of Man. She married WILLIAM GELL February 08, 1785 in Kirk German, Isle of Man.

Notes for ANNE COSNAHAN:

Anne is identified by # 41 in the Kirk Patrick Family Tree Story. Ann married William Gell of Castletown.

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Christening: August 03, 1760, Kirk German Isle of Man

 

Child of ANNE COSNAHAN and WILLIAM GELL is:

i. JOHN9 GELL, b. Abt. 1791.


Generation No. 4

9. MARIA9 THOMAS (ANN8 COSNAHAN, WILLIAM7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born Abt. 1789 in Kirk Patrick Isle of Man. She married RONALD MACDONALD CAPT.

Notes for MARIA THOMAS:

Maria and Sophia married brother officers. Maria married Capt. Ronald Macdonald, a direct descendant of the only survivor of the massacre of Glencoe. Sophia married Captain Anderson, and their son was Colonel Anderson, the ReceiverGeneral. Young Ronald Macdonald joined the amly, made a great name for himself in the Crimean War, and was very seriously wounded; on recovering he was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

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Christening: May 27, 1789, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man

Notes for RONALD MACDONALD CAPT:

Maria married Capt. Ronald Macdonald, a direct descendant of the only survivor of the massacre of Glencoe.

Children of MARIA THOMAS and RONALD CAPT are:

i. RONALD10 MACDONALD, b. Aft. 1790.

Notes for RONALD MACDONALD:

Young Ronald Macdonald joined the army, made a great name for himself in the Crimean War, and was very seriously wounded; on recovering he was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

Sources:

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ii. ANN COSNAHAN MACDONALD, b. Aft. 1790, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man.

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Christening: January 05, 1829, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man

10. SOPHIA9 THOMAS (ANN8 COSNAHAN, WILLIAM7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born Abt. 1792 in Kirk Patrick Isle of Man. She married J. ANDERSON CAPT.

Notes for SOPHIA THOMAS:

Maria and Sophia married brother officers. Maria married Capt. Ronald Macdonald, a direct descendant of the only survivor of the massacre of Glencoe. Sophia married Captain Anderson, and their son was Colonel Anderson, the ReceiverGeneral. Young Ronald Macdonald joined the amly, made a great name for himself in the Crimean War, and was very seriously wounded; on recovering he was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle. Mrs. Thomas left the estate of Ballacosnahan to her daughter Margaret, who left it to young Ronald MacDonald, who sold it to his cousin Col. Anderson, and he left it to his godson and nephew Colonel W. A. W. Crellin, M.C., brother of Captain John Frissel Crellin the present owner of Ballacurry, Andreas, and M.L.C. Colonel Crellin was killed in the 1914-18 war, and the estate went to his brother, Arthur Murray Crellin, the present owner. The Cosnahan male line ended with this grandfather of Colonel Anderson, so far as the senior branch was concerned.

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Christening: February 13, 1792, Kirk Patrick Isle of Man

Notes for J. ANDERSON CAPT:

Maria and Sophia married brother officers. Maria married Capt. Ronald Macdonald, a direct descendant of the only survivor of the massacre of Glencoe. Sophia married Captain Anderson, and their son was Colonel Anderson, the ReceiverGeneral. Young Ronald Macdonald joined the amly, made a great name for himself in the Crimean War, and was very seriously wounded; on recovering he was made Governor of Edinburgh Castle. Mrs. Thomas left the estate of Ballacosnahan to her daughter Margaret, who left it to young Ronald MacDonald, who sold it to his cousin Col. Anderson, and he left it to his godson and nephew Colonel W. A. W. Crellin, M.C., brother of Captain John Frissel Crellin the present owner of Ballacurry, Andreas, and M.L.C. Colonel Crellin was killed in the 1914-18 war, and the estate went to his brother, Arthur Murray Crellin, the present owner. The Cosnahan male line ended with this grandfather of Colonel Anderson, so far as the senior branch was concerned.

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Children of SOPHIA THOMAS and J. CAPT are:

i. W. JAMES10 ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1812.

Notes for W. JAMES ANDERSON:

W. James ANDERSON Colonel

Occ: Receiver-General

Colonel Anderson bought Ballacosnahan from his cousin "young" Ronald MacDonald. He left it to his godson and nephew Colonel W. A. CRELLIN, M.C., brother of Captain John Frissel Crellin the present owner of Ballacurry, Andreas, and M.L.C.. Colonel Crellin was killed in the 1914-18 war, and the estate went to his brother, Arthur Murray Crellin, the present owner.

ii. ARTHUR ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1812.

iii. SOPHIA ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1812; m. J. C. CRELLIN.

iv. DAUGHTER ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1812; m. J. LUMSDEN.

v. LOUISE ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1812; m. R. J. MOORE M.H.K.'S.

11. CHARLES9 COSNAHAN (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born December 25, 1784 in Kirk German Isle of Man, and died 1859. He married ANN QUIRK Abt. 1814 in Glenneedle, Isle of Man.

Notes for CHARLES COSNAHAN:

Charles is identified by # 42 in this Kirk Patrick Family Tree

William (37) passed Ballakilwoirrey on to his son Charles, (42) but for some reason the Cosnahan family on this side, at this juncture began to decline in importance and worth. Charles (42), the eldest son (1784-1859), married Ann Quirk of Glenneedle, Foxdale. He and Ann are buried in S. Peter's Church, Peel. Of their children, Thomas (47), b. 1797, became schoolmaster and clerk of Patrick. His son was a keeper of a bark house in Peel, and died unmarried in 1915. John (56), brother of Thomas (47), was for some years coroner of Rushen, and the Archdeacon Emeritus (John Kewley) told me that he (John Cosnahan) held an enquiry into the death of the Archdeacon's grandfather, which occurred accidentally in 1845.

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Christening: December 25, 1784, Kirk German Isle of Man

Children of CHARLES COSNAHAN and ANN QUIRK are:

i. JOHN10 COSNAHAN, b. November 04, 1810, Kirk German, Isle of Man.

ii. ANN COSNAHAN, b. March 15, 1812, Kirk German Isle of Man; m. RICHARD QUIRK.

iii. ELIZABETH COSNAHAN, b. January 24, 1819, Kirk German Isle of Man.

iv. DOROTHA COSNAHAN, b. December 01, 1822, Kirk German Isle of Man.

v. ELLINOR COSNAHAN, b. December 01, 1822, Kirk German Isle of Man.

vi. WILLIAM COSNAHAN, b. November 05, 1826, Kirk German Isle of Man; d. 1907, Liverpool , England; m. SARAH TUSON, June 29, 1864, Kirk Braddan Isle of Man.

Notes for WILLIAM COSNAHAN:

William is identified by #53 in this Kirk Patrick Family Tree by Canon Stenning .

William (53), son of Charles, went to Australia and returned a relatively prosperous man. He married a wife reputed to be the natural daughter of Deemster Crellin, and they lived a stormy life. 'the wife was found drowned in a quarry in 1896, and Dr. Gell of Peel (now in Douglas) remembers being called to investigate the cause of death. William (53) had bought and farmed the desolate and lonely farm of Staarvey above Rhenass (Glen Helen), and he left it to his son Charles, who in turn left it to his fathers brother John (56), who worked Congary Farm, near Peel. Thomas Cosnahan, another brother, the host of the Union Hotel, Castletown, started an action against John for the possession of Staarvey, but failed. John was unmarried, and on his death left the Staarvey to his sister Eleanor, who had been his housekeeper, who in her turn left it to her niece (the daughter of Thomas of Castletown), who is the present owner - Mrs. Corkish, of Albion Terrace, Derby Square, Douglas.

Sources:

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Notes for SARAH TUSON:

Sources:

John Stowell's IGI Print outs and records given to Brian E.P. Kneen 1999.

records of Guy Cosnahan's given to Brian E. P. Kneen 1999.

Brian E. P. Kneen's on records and research carried out 1994 - 1999.

records of Lesley McNaughton N.z, 1998 and Fr, 1999 / 2000

Acknowledgements to many others around the world 1994 -1999.

vii. THOMAS COSNAHAN, b. Aft. 1827; m. EMILY ELEANOR COSNAHAN, 1847.

Notes for THOMAS COSNAHAN:

Thomas is identified by #54 in this Kirk Patrick Family Tree by Canon Stenning.

Thomas, mine host of the Union, took part in a very remarkable family romance. He married a Cosnahan, who was in fact, though he did not know it (nor apparently did she), the last survivor of the Santan branch, thus bringing about the fusion of the two surviving branches now so greatly attenuated. One could have hoped that a new line would have been started, but there were only two children, the present owner of Staarvey, Mrs. Emily Corkish, and her brother Thomas, a house-painter, accidentally killed in Manchester in 1909, leaving no heir Thomas mine host was apparently a litigiously-minded man, for on behalf of his wife he put in a claim for the property of Mark Cosnahan, a Liverpool merchant of the Santan line (q.v.). He was not completely successful, though many well able to judge think he ought to have been successful. But he accepted a compromise payment of 800. Another brother, James, died in Douglas in 1909, and left an estate of 9,000. He was buried in Braddan, where he is commemorated by a tombstone erected by his niece, presumably Mrs. Corkish.

Sources:

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Notes for EMILY ELEANOR COSNAHAN:

Hugh's daughter Eleanor, the only survivor of the Santan family, married Thomas Cosnahan, host of the Union Hotel, Castletown, thus uniting the only two marriageable members of the two families. On her behalf Thomas claimed the estates of her grandfather Mark, but he had to compromise with other claimants, as we have seen. Eleanor d. 1914, buried at Malew.3

Her children's christening records in IGI give her name as Emily Eleanor and Emily Elinor

Sources and Research:

History of St.Sanctain's Church, Santon, Isle of Man see note 3

Reference Note 3

Cosnahan burials from Frances Coakley via Brian E. P. Kneen

Reference Note 4

Brian E. P. Kneen's family records

Acknowledgements to the I.o.Man N.H.A.S vol4 #4 p516 .

viii. SOPHIA COSNAHAN, b. September 20, 1829, Kirk German Isle of Man; m. JOHN COOPER FARRIMOND, October 17, 1861, Kirk German Isle of Man.

ix. JAMES COSNAHAN, b. Abt. 1830; d. 1909, Douglas Isle of Man.

Notes for JAMES COSNAHAN:

James COSNAHAN

Death: 1909, Douglas, IoM

Another brother, James, died in Douglas in 1909, and left an estate of 9,000. He was buried in Braddan, where he is commemorated by a tombstone erected by his niece, presumably Mrs. Corkish.

Acknowledgements to the I.o.Man N.H.A.S vol4 #4 p516 .

12. ELIZABETH9 COSNAHAN (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born September 13, 1795 in Kirk German Isle of Man. She married JOHN CREER February 08, 1827 in Kirk German Isle of Man.

Notes for ELIZABETH COSNAHAN:

Died very young no issue.

Sources: unknown.

More About ELIZABETH COSNAHAN:

Christening: September 13, 1795, Kirk German Isle of Man

Child of ELIZABETH COSNAHAN and JOHN CREER is:

i. THOMAS10 CREER, b. Abt. 1827.

More About THOMAS CREER:

Christening: October 26, 1828, Kirk German, Isle of Man

13. THOMAS9 COSNAHAN (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born June 11, 1797.

Notes for THOMAS COSNAHAN:

Thomas (47), b. 1797, became schoolmaster and clerk of Patrick. His son was a keeper of a bark house in Peel, and died unmarried in 1915. #,s refer to Canon Stennings tree chart.

Sources:

Acknowledgements to the I.o.Man N.H.A.S vol4 #4 p516 .

Child of THOMAS COSNAHAN is:

i. THOMAS10 COSNAHAN, b. 1838; d. 1915.

Notes for THOMAS COSNAHAN:

This Thomas his son was a keeper of a bark house in Peel, and died unmarried in 1915.

Sources:

Acknowledgements to the I.o.Man N.H.A.S vol4 #4 p516 .

14. WILLIAM9 CRELLIN (JANE8 COSNAHAN, JOHN7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born October 16, 1774 in Kirk German Isle of Man. He married ELEANOR RADCLIFFE. 1st March 1794 @ Kirk Patrick , Isle of Man. 

Children of WILLIAM CRELLIN and ELEANOR RADCLIFFE are:

i. THOMAS CRELLIN. chr 3 March 1795

ii.WILLIAM CRELLIN chr 25 June 1797

iii.JOHN  CRELLIN chr 2 Aug 1800

iv JANE  CRELLIN born / chr 6 March 1803

v. MARY ANN CRELLIN born / chr 4 Aug 1805

vi. RADCLIFFE CRELLIN born / chr 11 Oct 1807

vii. PHILIP CRELLIN born / chr 7 March 1810

viii.JAMES  CRELLIN chr 21 July 1811

ix. CHARLES CRELLIN born / chr 15 Jan 1815

x. MARGARET CRELLIN born / chr 2 Nov 1817

All above children were born and christened @t Kirk German,  Isle of Man

Sources are the IGI and parish records by Brian Kneen checked 18 July 2001

15. JANE9 CRELLIN (JANE8 COSNAHAN, JOHN7, SIR THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 QUISHNOGA, WILLIAM QUISHNOGA (2 QUISHLAGAN), JOHN1 QUISHNOGA) was born June 02, 1778 in Kirk German, Isle of Man. She married ARCHIBALD CREGEEN. 8th March 1798 @ Kirk German.

More About JANE CRELLIN:

Christening: June 02, 1778, Kirk German Isle of Man

Children of JANE CRELLIN and ARCHIBALD CREGEEN are:

i. Charlotte CREGEEN  chr 12 July 1799

ii. Jonathn  CREGEEN chr 27 Sept 1801

iii. Francs   CREGEEN chr 13 Nov 1803

iv. Thos     CREGEEN  chr 11 May 1806

v.  MARY  CREGEEN  chr 12 March 1809

vi. Cathne  CREGEEN chr  4 Aug 1811

vii  Jane     CREGEEN chr 20 May 1814

viii Elizabeth CREGEEN chr 7 March 1817

All children above were christened in Kirk Arbory , Isle of Man

Sources IGI and parish records checked

18 July 2001 by Brian Kneen

 


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