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Isle of Man
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Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous
Collection years 1800s
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Manx Museum and National Trust, Sheading, Isle of Man


Peel Castle, Isle of Man

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of miscellaneous records from the Manx Museum and National Trust. The records are handwritten in bound books. Court officials began keeping records from the time the court was formed. Each type of record was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.

The records include the following:

  • Wills and Testamentary papers
  • Indexes to wills
  • Diocesan orders of court
  • Diocesan Presentments
  • Liber Causarum
  • Manorial Records
  • Deeds and Conveyances
  • Indexes to deeds

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

These records may contain the following information:

  • Name of primary persons
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land

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  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The name of the primary individual or individuals.

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in a census record.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.

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