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Eleanor Karran

Epithet: Native Manx speaker (c.1870-1953)

Record type: Biographies

Biography: Eleanor Karran married John Karran whose family had farmed in Cregneash for generations. Walter Clarke recalls that she was a lovely lady but very shy; so shy that she always put her hand over her mouth when she spoke and she had a very quiet voice.

Leslie Quirk remembers Eleanor as a very fluent Manx speaker but, " had to drag it out of her a bit - she'd gone rusty."

Gender: Female


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