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'Know Your Parish' talk by John Quilliam about Marown

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Date(s): after 1967 and before 1979

Scope & Content: John Quilliam talks about a visit to Kirk Marown, the only parish which has no seashore boundaries, in the sheading of Middle. He talks about the origin of name Middle (coming from the Middle Valley, or Meddal, from Scandinavian); name of Marown having been Runa, then Marowna, then in 1700 Kirk Marroan; the old parish church on School Hill and the new church on the main road near Crosby; shape of parish; Scandinavian name origin of Crosby; Krosby in Norway; origins of place names including Ballavitchell which was named after a farmer; origin of names of Eyreton, Ballawillikillea, Ballaconnaugh (Ballaqueenie), Ellerslie, Ballagarey; origins of surnames Stowell; Thomas Stowell, smith at Castle Rushen in 1575 and Hugh Stowell senior, curate at Arbory; Joseph Stowell, master of mathematics at Peel Grammar School, Rev. Hugh Stowell Junior; Thomas Stowell, Clerk of the Rolls; surname origin of Wade; Major Wade Governor of Man 1653;  origin of surname Walker; William Walker servant to John Stephenson of Balladoole in 1679, later vicar general; surname Barron.

Administration / Biographical History: Part of series broadcast on Manx Radio.

Language: English

Extent: 9 min. 4 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0053/12

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