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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2010 18:29: I am hoping to find Margaret Campbell (born McGregor) Her mother came from Isle of Man. Married ?McGregor settled in Glasgow and had Margaret and brother ?Donald married to Mary. They still had relatives in Isle of Man - Margaret would spend summer holiday s there. Margaret married Malcolm Campbell in Glasgow around l967. I live in Canada and would love to hear from her or her relatives. Thank you My phone No. is 905 453 0065 or e-mail .


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2010 13:07: I am wondering if the person who is looking for Paul Mcauley can tell me if he is related to my husband. There were Mcauley's & Cowley's both names used on Isle of man. I am researching the family tree. Please email me at if you have any info on the Cowley or Mcauley families.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010 15:55:To Aurioll who posted on 16th July - your message said that "your mother was Elizabeth Mary Kelly" - could you confirm if that was in response to my message in January? Thank you!! Kind Regards


SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010 15:52: My apologies to ANON who posted on 13th June for my late reply - I had given up hope of anyone knowing about me, so had stopped checking for a response! My surname now is Massey, and I can be contacted at Any information you can give me would be much appreciated. Thank you.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010 15:45: Hello, Can some one tell me if the following farms are still around in Maughold please i am going to be taken grave stone photographs for some in Australia and also was asked for photo's of the farms if poss, Magher Kew--- Ballaterson-- Ballagilly and Crowcreen all in Maughold please can any one throw any light to these farms or houses. thump_n_go(at)


SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010 13:15: Hi, Is there anyone who remembers being at Park Road School with my cousin Ann Pickford in the late 40s/early 50s? Or anyone who remembers her as a probationer nurse at the old Jane Crookall around 1952/3? She lived in Hutchinson Square, but left the Island around 1953 to train as a nurse at Liverpool Royal. She's returning to the island, for her first visit for many years, in a couple of weeks' time. If you'd like to make contact, please email me at liz.mcgirr(at)


FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010 20:51: Hi, My Name is Anthony Beecher of Carmarthenshire South Wales. My Auntie ( my late fathers sister lives on the island ) I last saw her 20 years ago and would like to trace her. My Fathers name was Thomas Fredrick Beecher and my auntie attended the funeral at Kidwelli Carmarthenshire. I am comming to the island in a couple of weeks and would love to find her.Sorry i have lost all documentation re name ect i am positive she ran a B&B or Hotel. Many Thanks

In atticipation. Mobile 07917096451, home 01554 754067.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010 13:34: My name is Paul Dyson and I am researching into former members of Bolton Church Institute School (now Canon Slade School, Bolton, Lancashire) who served in World War 1, with a view to setting up a War memorial and Commemorative Folder. The names of three Kniveton brothers appear in the old registers, of whom I have discovered from online sources that Clifford served and was decorated, and that Arthur probably served. If any members of the Kniveton family would be kind enough to supply me with additional details to complete the picture, I and the school would be most grateful. My e-mail is paul(at)


FRIDAY, AUGUST 06, 2010 15:44: For all past and present members of 11 Sphinx BTY R.A. We are holding a reunion 17 - 19 September 2010 at the Queens Hotel, Newport, S.Wales. All past and present members are welcome for further information please contact Harry Davies 0151 420 8559 or e.mail: ceo(at)


THURSDAY, AUGUST 05, 2010 00:10: Hello, Can any one throw any light on the Cain's of Camlork between 1860 and 1901, i am searching for relatives of a Robert Cain who had a son John Henry Cain 1866 born union mills I am told they were Cain's from Camlork I do not know when Robert Cain passed away only that in 1917 when John Henry Married Edith Cowell Robert was deceased Is there any relations to this family out there please please e-mail me at manxhistory(at)


MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010 12:28: Hi, I am looking for any information regarding kellys from balladda and then? Peel.

Contact; ourdogisjack(at)


THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010 21:07: Hello, I would very much like to contact Sandra Wilson, ne Christian. She once lived at Tynwald Road, Willaston, Douglas. I haven't seen her for forty years and I would really like to see her again or talk with her. I hope someone can help. Thank you.


FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010 01:13: your mother was elizabet mary kelly iam aurioll andrews of toton nottingham.


FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010 01:13: I would like to contact descendants of John Bernard Corlett and his brother Robert. They were the sons of Robert Daniel Corlett and his wife Jane Kelly. Both brothers were employed by the IOM Steam Packet Co as ship's engineers and served on ships that helped rescue soldiers from Dunkirk during WW2. John Bernard Corlett was born in Douglas, 1909 and died there in 1989. I believe his wife's name was Ivy Watson. I am the grand daughter of William Kelly, Jane Kelly's brother, who emigrated to New Zealand. Please contact me at: wwwrttt(at)

Thank you,


SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010 00:22: I am trying to find details of the pub my father, Sam Wilcox, ran in Douglas in about 1968 – 1973. I have very little history about him… he was born in 1919 and died in 1974. He was ex-Royal Navy and was born in Bolton. I m in Sydney Australia and hope to visit Douglas at some stage and would love to see his pub. Many thanks, don.wilcox(at)


TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010 22:39: Charles Henry Edwards was born in Sandbach Cheshire in 1886. He was married and had 2 children in 1911 but left around 1920. He then married again in 1933 in Preston and had another 2 children. Through family research the half brother and sisters have recently met aged 99, 73 and 69. There is a gap of 13 years and possibly another family in his life. Charles Henry had connections in the Isle of Man throughout his life. He is known to have worked for Sir John Fry Goldie Taubman at the Nunnery (as a butler we believe), at the House of Industry and at the Sefton Hotel, Douglas. He was educated at Public school so was well connected but worked in hotels etc for little pay. If anyone knew him or knew of him please get in touch. loisbest77(at) Thanks


SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010 22.36: Could anyone help Richard Eric Sayle Wants to know the where about of my late ex-brother-in-law Joseph Patrick Scott's Partner Eileen Paiege and his children, last I knew they lived on Laburnum Road, in Pulrose! Leave a message on this site I'll read it and get back to you! Thank you.


TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010 00:52: Hi, just to tell you that the two hotels are no longer there, they have been demolished and new apartments put there, my daughter and me have a group on facebook called manx memories if you would like to join and put in your memory of comming to our island we would love to hear from you, just type in manx memories and you are there.


SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010 18:10: Hi the Shaftesbury Hotel and the Warrington Hotel where next door to one another, and my girlfriends and I from Rainhill, Nr Liverpool, spent many lovely holidays their in the sixties. Does anyone remember these hotels, I wonder if they are still there.


ANN MARIE JOHNSON, Now living in Queensland, Australia

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010 15:43: To Lyndsey who posted on the 8th january 2010 but did not leave your surname please post again with your surname or contact details.


SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010 03:13: Hello I am looking for Mr Cope of Blackberry Lane near Onchan I stayed with him at his Hotel for many years and with not being back at the TT I have lost touch if anybody could get him to get back to me at this address shavqgs(at) and my name is Tony Quinn Thank you.


THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010 17:43: Does anyone have contact details for a Mr. Paul McCauley who moved from mainland to work for a company that prints newspapers or as Production Manager. He used to work for Goss Graphics as an installation engineer until the move. My email address is marks.shayamano(at) Tel 00263912231316. I will be grateful for the reunion.

Marks Shayamano

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010 12:29: I'm not sure if this is in the right place, but I'm looking for a good friend of mine. Her name is/was Julie Berry and she is now married to a lovely guy called Nino. She has two daughters, Catherine and Gemma, and a grandaughter Jade. Julie was living in the Mona Street, Douglas area last time we were in contact. I haven't heard from her for a few years and would like to get back in touch. Please contact joaustin22(at) with any information.

Thanks xx


WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010 19:31: Hi Karl. I think Peter was the year above me at school. I have put a message out on Facebook to see if anyone knows where he is. I will let you know if I hear anything.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010 14:28: I am trying to help some search for a lost friend who is said to be on our island, His name is Paul Simpson and he woul be about 47. He was living and working in Jersey previously and he originates from Coventry in England. He has always worked in the hotels previously, and I assume that he may still do. If anyone thinks they may have some information, I would be most grateful...or maybe you could tell him that I am looking for him

Linda Russell

THURSDAY, MAY 06, 2010 20:25: Hi, My mother in law is looking for a lady called Kathleen who worked at R C Cains about 1954 she may have come from Laxey each day . My mother in law is called Sheila and her maiden name was Quirk and she would have been about seventeen. Can anybody help?

Susan Murray, susanm1209(at)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 05, 2010 14:04: Geraldine if you have a look at white pages on line you will find a D.T. Yates living in Douglas, Possibly worth a call. Cheers

DOUG CANEPA, Australia

TUESDAY, MAY 04, 2010 13:42 Hello there,

In the late 60's I had a good friend called Elizabeth Yates, and we both worked together at the Premium Bond office in St.Annes.

During that time, I was going out with an Airline Pilot, and when Elizabeth was in hospital in Lytham, I took her some "Tulips from Amsterdam". Elizabeth and her husband David, left the mainland and moved to the Isle of Man, and initially lived with David's sister and family at Santon.I visited them once, and the lovely beach and sea at the bottom of the garden was amazing. Unfortunately I lost touch with Elizabeth, and whenever we come to the Island, I wish we could meet up for a drink and chat about the good old days. We have visited every couple of years and on one occasion, I was sure I saw her driving a mini from Santon to Douglas.As the road was busy we could not turn round to follow, and she was gone. We are coming over to stay in Douglas from 23/8 to 26/8 and if anyone knows where Elizabeth Yates is now, it would make our mini break perfect if we could meet up. My telephone number is 01253 691316, the E-Mail address is leshayes(at) Please try and help

Geraldine Hayes (nee Alderson)

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010 17:56: Good afternoon all, I am hoping someone can tell me how I go about getting a copy of my baptism certificate. I have tried the registry. I have tried the Anglican Church Secretary. No-one seems to be too sure. The problem lies, in that I was baptised in Nobles Hospital back in 1976. Can anyone help please.

It would be greatly appreciated.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010 13:09: I am trying to track down Peter James Hayes. He went to Keble College, Oxford University with me in 1988 & I have been trying to contact him for the last 20 years. Can you help? My contact details are below. I now live & work in Australia!

Many thanks,

KARL BURNS, Melbourne Australia

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010 15:02: Hello Vanessa, Correction on my e-mail address,please contact me on, goldie192(at)

Thank you,


TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010 16:52: Hello Vanessa,

I would love to hear from you, do you have relatives in Australia(Joy Craine).? I live on the Isle of Man and was originally a Craine, although I'm older than you. Please contact me on goldie192(at)

Thank you,


FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010 21:05: Dear Lynne and Ray, I saw your advert and spoke to my grandfather, 79 yo Keith Kelly, who did serve with Ray Oakes in the Air Force and remembers him and his family very well! Keith remembers staying with Ray's parents for a few weekends, and indeed the time that Ray visited the Island for the TT Races. Keith would love to hear from Ray. Please contact me at your earliest opportunity on katy-tucker(at) for Keith's telephone number.


SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010 16:46: Does anyone have contact details for my old school friend who emigrated to Perth Australia back in the early 70's. Her name is Terry Anne Cameron she will be about 49 now, she lived in Laxey and attended Ballakermeen before she emigrated. I lost contact with Terry when I moved house in 1989 and I would love to hear from her, back then she had married and was known as Terry Anne Jaffey, my email address is Sleepy_jean1(at)


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 16:10: Do you have memory of the isle of man , would you like to share them with us, do you have any old photographs you would like to share, if your answer is yes, then why not come along and join our facebook group manx memories, just search manx memories and tell us your memeory good or bad.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 20:43: Hi,I am looking to contact anyone who knew my dad. His name was William Evan Gell and he was born in March 1950. He lived in Peel but passed away in June 1988. I would particularly like to hear from anyone who has any photo's of him which I could copy. Please email me at

Thank you,


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010 21:21: Looking for friends / relations of Ruth and Harry Skevington. Ruth Grimshaw married Harry Skevington in July 1960 at Lonan Church and had their reception at Fort Anne Hotel in Douglas. My Grandfather, Albert Grimshaw, had a house at Clay Head at the time. This year my parents celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary and we would love to be able to pass on best wishes from any friends or relations on the Island. I spent every summer there as a child and have very fond memories. Any contacts would be greatly appreciated. /

Kind regards,


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 09, 2010 14:58: big reunion at the falcons nest port erin on 1 may 2010 members of castle rushen high school and king williams college meet before we die the 70,s. please turn up ring iom eximiner soth edition for details or contact david woolnough c/ofalcons nest' remember jr smith the nose picker?



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2010 16:27: Hi, I lived in Port St.Mary during 50s/60s.. and I used to go to the Strand in Port Erin, and the outdoor pool. Also to Saturday night dances (to The Phantoms) at Bradda Glen. I left the island late 67.. but have many fond memories.

JENNY GREEN (was Taylor)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010 08:18: Hi would love to make contact with anyone out there who during the sixties visited Port Erin. Especially if they went to either the Strand Cinema Port Erin and the Port Erin outdoor swimming pool. I am trying to put together a historical site up of Port Erin (IOM) during the late fifties and sixties. My intention is to illustrate the time (fifties and sixties) with peoples recollections and hopefully coupled with graphics of a truly wondrous place and time. If you can help then please contact me.

Art (Australia)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010 11:41: Hi, recently saw the graduation photo of Lin Maxfield in the newspaper and I believe she is an old buddy of mine from CRHS. Forty years on after we both went our separate ways I would like to touch base with her so if any one else is already doing that or knows how to contact her I would appreciate it very much. My email addy is Thanks a million.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010 13:20: I am a descendant of John Chesterman & Sophia Christian. John I believe originally came from Berkshire. He was born in approx 1793. He met and married Sophia Christian on the Isle of Man and I have history since this time. My problem is trying to find where he actually came from originally. He could have changed his name as some army records show a Thomas Chesterman? He was chief constable in Castletown IOM and died in Castle Rushen debtors jail. Does anyone have any positive information on why he moved to IOM and where he was originally from. Also does anyone know exactly where he is buried and if the grave is marked. I would like to visit IOM sometime this year to try to fin out more.

Thank you,


TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010 00:41: Hello, I live in Queensland, Australia and am trying to follow my family tree. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My mother was born Mona Elizabeth Kinrade, her mother was Esther Corlett and married Sydney Kinrade. Esther had sisters and brothers whose descendents would still be around. I think Esthers mother was Elizabeth Redpath but am unsure. Please contact me, Liz, on Thank you.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010 15:35: For old girls of Park Road, Ballakermeen, Douglas High School for Girls there is now a Facebook site. This is before the school went co-ed. If you have any photos of the old days and stories please post to Facebook. To access sign on to Facebook and the site can be reached by searching "Douglas High School for girls, Park Road, Isle of Man".


TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010 22:26: Hi Andy I was a friend of John Gick and his sister. John went missing in Liverpool while away with a group of Scouts. His car was found on the landing stage and no trace has every been found of him. This was approx 1966 and he was subsequently presumed dead. His sister Margaret died about 5 years ago. I don't know of any remaining family except for Margaret's husband and children who live in Surrey. Best wishes


FRIDAY, JANUARY 08, 2010 21:43: Hi I was born 27th January 1971 in Douglas. My mother was Elizabeth Mary Kelly, and my father unamed. Both were around 16 years of age. I was named Deborah Kelly, and was subsequently adopted. I would very much like to hear from anyone who knew of me - I've had a really happy life, and feel no resent, just admiration for the people who offered me a better opportunity. Please get in touch.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 07, 2010 16:10: I am looking for descendants or someone who might know of descendants of Lena and Thomas Killey,their children were Sammy, Walter, Thomas and Gwendolene (Winnie]. Lena died March 21,1942. Also looking for descendants of Tom and Gladys (nee Corris] Radcliffe. Gladys had at least a set of twins for children and she died at the age of 38 (1942] with a heart attack. Gladys parents were William Charles Corris and Eleanor Margaret (Millie] Cashen. Gladys also had two brothers, William and Charles. Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at


THURSDAY, JANUARY 07, 2010 11:57: Hi, My dad, Ray Oakes, served in the British National Service ( Air Force) around 1949-1951 with Keith Kelly from Douglas in Isle of Man. Dad is 80 now and would like to get in touch with Keith.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 07, 2010 09:37: Can anyone help me find Anni Davey formerly of Colby now thought to be in Ireland, or Joby and Lucy Davey who may have moved across to the South of England somewhere! Please contact me on

Thank you.

LINDSEY, New Zealand

SUNDAY, JANUARY 03, 2010 21:29: To Catherine : Thank you so much for your note re. The Strand Pub. Its a great help.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009 12:50:Daz Baz is trying to contact friend Shafiq Mohammed who lived at 48 Hall Lane, Manchester M23 1AG who lost touch from when we were at Manchester College last year(2008) and has moved to Isle of Man this year(2009). Please contact me on 07717998643 or on e-mail at Thank you very much


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009 21:41: Hi would love to hear from anyone from Ramsey who remembers me .My name was Christine Rock and attended Ramsey Grammar School .I now live in Brisbane Australia Hope to be visiting the Island soon.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009 17:16:Good day, Can anybody put me in contact with Ann, Julie or Susan (nee Holland) or Stephen Holland who left the Island in the early seventies for Australia. I am their uncle and require to get in contact with them, their cousin David Holland has just arrived in Oz and wants to meet up.

DEREK HOLLAND, can be contacted at

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 13:38: Hi i am trying to contact friends on the island whose addresses i have lost. They are Jeannie Quirk, Christine Cowin, and Francis Bridson. if anyone can help please e-mail at

many thanks


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2009 10:55: I'm trying to trace my great grandmother 'Eleanor Crowe'. We believe she was working in service in NW England and got pregnant. After giving birth in 1905 (to my grandmother) on the Wirral she then returned back to the Isle of Man where she was from. The baby was put up for adoption and came with a large sum of money (presumably from the father or Eleanor herself). We think she was around 16 in 1905, so would have been born around 1889, although we cannot be sure. Unfortunately we have never been able to trace Eleanor. If anyone knows anything please contact me at


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2009 23:49: We have a site on facebook for folks with any manx memories, to tell us about things they can remember does not have to be a manxie, maybe you remember holidays here, any thing anyone wants to share with us, just search on facebook for manx memories and leave feed back , all are welcom, if you have any old photographs we will be pleased to view,


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009 21:52: Hello, My family name is Mylchreest and I would like to know how my great Grandfather was kicked out of his family in Castletown and came to live in Manchester. Unfortunately, I don't know is name any any surviving relatives in Manchester who may have had the story passed down through the generations, have long since passed away. The bits of the tale I have are as follows; My Father, Henry or Harry as he was known, was one of 7 children born of Jack and Charlotte Mylchreest who lived in Queen St, Droylsden, Manchester, and was born in April 1909. Dads Father, Jack or John as he was christened, was a son of xx Mylchreest who lived most of his life in Hulme, Manchester after he was 'excomuninicated' by the Castletown Mylchreest's. I have a feeling that he may have been christened William Mylchreest and I had been told by my Father before he died that he regularly received a sum of money from Castletown which enabled him to pack in his bricklaying for 6 months, and enjoy the pleasures of the fine Mancunian Ales. Once the money ran out, he would go back to bricklaying until the next check came through. I am assuming that there still are Mylchreest's in Castletown and if by chance anyone in the family is interested in uprooting the family tree on your side of the water, I will be able to add most of the details from 1909 onwards. Yours in anticipation,


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2009 03:21:Ramsey Grammer School - CSE/GCE 1969. Does anyone remember me - Elizabeth Dawson? Lived on Bircham Ave. Anyone ??? please email


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009 17:19:Hi, anyone who wishes to contact me about my relatives, the Quayle's, as mentioned below, my email address is:

Many thanks,


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009 12:20: Dear All, I am looking for any help trying to find family member's or descendents of Arthur Maurice Crowe. His parents where born on the Isle of Man and were Frederick Crowe (c. 1872) and Eleanor Margaret Kelly (c. 1874)

Their other children were Kenneth Hardie (c. 1899) - Jean Isabel (c. 1902) and Winifred Margaret (c. 1898) who along with Arthur Maurice where all born in Bolton, Lancashire. But I believe some family members moved back to the Isle of Man, including Arthur's parents whom are buried in Bride Church cemetery. I am seeking this information for a friend in England who has Manx family descendents and would really appreciated any help on Arthur Maurice, as after the 1911 U.K. census he seems to have disappeared. My email address is:

Many thanks,


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 21:22: Hello, I'm trying to find my relatives in the Douglas area. We lost contact fifteen years ago and have not seen each other for twenty nine years, when I was last on the Isle of Man. The family name is Quayle, and they lived on two farms within twenty miles of Douglas. The first farm was on the coast and 100-150 acres. The second was inland, a dairy farm that produced and delivered milk daily to the local area. Mary Quayle, nee Walmsley, was my grandmother's cousin. I visited the family with my grandmother when I was eleven years old in 1980, possibly 1979. This was a wonderful trip during which I became acquainted, for the first time, with my distant cousins. I especially remember Elizabeth who was about my age, maybe slightly older. I was born in April 1969 and grew up, till 1978, in South Africa. So Elizabeth, the middle of three sisters, would now be in her early forties. It has always been my wish to return to these beautiful farms, countryside, coastline and to become reacquainted with my distant cousins. I remember that there were very few hedges dividing the fields of the coastal farm, rather ancient dry-stone walls built over generations with coquille shells. It was a magical wind swept place, stepped in and evocative of other times. Is there any way you can point me in the right direction as to how to find my relatives? I shall be very pleased for any advice you can offer. Thank you in advance.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2009 16:47: FAO Karen Miller. The Strand Pub has now become a place called The Rendezvous - it merged with the pub next door (Three Legs), so is much bigger now - your parents may not recognise it, but at least it's still a pub!


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2009 22:42: Please can anyone help me – its my parents 50th anniversary next year and the family want to go to where they met. I can only find out it was a Pub called the Stand or the Old Strand. Is it still around? We would love to take them back. Many thanks.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009 01:48: hi could anybody give me any information about a kenny gell a carpenter from i think ballure rd in ramsey he lived facing the old cinema i would like to hear from any of his family he helped me out in a crisis in the early seventies i never forgot it i am living in los angeles my name matt keegan email thanks.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2009 21:04: i have cousins i have never seen but would like to meet they have an aunt her maiden name was gladys chamberlain who resided in long eaton nottingham and her married was andrews who lived at toton nottingham and have a daughter named aurioll my e.mail address -


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 13:52: Hello I am trying to find my cousin Eleanor Ann Robinson (that was her maiden name - she has probably married and is known by another surname now but she was always called Ann). Ann's mother, Annie, ran a boarding house at 108 Castle Mona Avenue up until her death in about 1961/2. I haven't seen Ann since 1963 in the London area and wondered if anyone can let me have her contact details or knows of her whereabouts. Please call me on 07968776605. Many thanks


TUESDAY, SPETEMBER 15, 2009 13:52: Hello, I am trying to find my cousin Eleanor Ann Robinson (that was her maiden name - she has probably married and is known by another surname now but she was always called Ann). Ann's mother, Annie, ran a boarding house at 108 Castle Mona Avenue up until her death in about 1961/2. I haven't seen Ann since 1963 in the London area and wondered if anyone can let me have her contact details or knows of her whereabouts. Please call me on 07968776605. Many thanks.


MONDAY, SPETEMBER 14, 2009 20:43: Hello all. Looking for anyone who recalls a family called REILLY, two sisters, one born about 1947 on the Isle of Man. Did you go to school with them around 1960 or can put names to them? They left the IOM around 1961 but may have returned later. Any replies to Thank you.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2009 09:26: AC thanks for your reply my email address is look forward to hearing from you.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2009 14:04: John Hughes – do you have a contact e-mail address please. Thanks.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2009 13:59:Hi There, My Name Is Joseph Doherty & I'm Looking For TWO Sets Of People Who I'd Like To Know If They Still Live Here On IOM.... I'm Looking For Trish & John Alder (Who Have Two Daughters Zoe & Kelly) Who Were Friends With My Nan Margaret Jane Kelly (Who Died In '99) But I Haven't Heard Anything Since, It'd Be Nice To Simply Know They're Good. Also Looking For My Godmother Dorothy Convery Who Had/ Has A Husband Called Ken (Who I Think Has Passed Away). Also A Friend Of My Nan & Of My Family Too (Has A Son Called Stephen/ Steven). Any Link To Either Of These Would Be Great. Contact


SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 10:16:Hi I'm trying to contact Mick Pollack who was on the island this week. I believe he was looking for contact details. If you're out there Mick give me an email on and let me know how you are.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009 22:54: I am hoping to trace the Oliver family with who i lodged in the 70s They lived in Peel and owned the Blue Dolphin fish and chip shop in Michesl St Voirrey Oliver worked at Gales Fayre Dawn worked at the Creek Inn and Lorna was a nurse at nobles The rest of the children were to young to work at the time Thier father John was a chef and worked for a while for my father at his restaurant in castletown Any information would be appreciated as i would love to get back in touch thanks


FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009 06:24: Hello I am searching still and have been for many years now for any information on descendants of my GG Grandfather Rober Bruce who was born in bride early 1800s and died around 1890.I have done much research on him (through carol carine IOM thank you ) and his life but hit a wall at trying to trace ann cowley my GG Grandmother and their son my G grandfather james edward .My guess is they never married but in spite of that robert and ann are mentioned on his death certificate here in australia as james edwards mother and father.Robert married a couple of times perhaps there are decendants out there who can help with some information. My email is Thank you in advance


TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009 14:37: I am trying to trace Marion Lucy Kneale. She once lived at Union Mills. She left the Island early 1960 to join the W.R.A.C.,s Last heard of at Dreghorn Barracks,Edinburgh.Any information please contact


FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009 18:25: Would love to hear news about an Irishman called Finbar Cooper, who I met in Sark a long time ago. Last heard of him in Douglas. My name is Norma from Belfast. I was staying in Guernsey at the time.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2009 04:20: DAVID EDUKAS Hello my name is SHIELA MCCOWAT (nee WEBSTER) from SYDNEY AUSTRALIA Originaly from Rochdale England. David is my cousin son of my late UNCLE Romus (duke) Edukas of Lithuanian heritage from Rochdale. David came & stayed with me for a few weeks in Kiama Sydney, I have lost contact with him and would like to get in touch with him. His last address was Isle of Man where he was living, also his mother lives there, that's all I know.E-mail =


TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009 16:18: Hi there I am looking for the Scanlon family who were painters and decorators in the 1970s, in Harrogate, they lived on Cold Bath Lane/Rd, near the stray, I was in class at st roberts school first with susans elder sister (1st name forgotton) then I was moved back down a class to be with Susan who has since died. Susans elder sister and my old class once appeared on TV, singing in a church. I wish to find them again as at St Roberts School we had once a year photos taken in the school gym. there was one with me Ms Constable (our teacher) and Susan I think in the front row, when my family moved to Norfolk the removel men lost all the b/w school photos, but if one could be found and scanned I would be delighted!. we visited the scanlons in 1978, when susans young sister was 10 years old, she was called Clair.


SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009 12:07: Hello I am looking for information on my grandfather who lived in the Isle of Man during the 1950s and1970s. I understand that he moved to Scotland and died in the 1970s. His name as far as I know was Peter Kinrade and lived in Douglas, IOM. Any information would be valuable. Please email


SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009 13:36: Hello, For some time I have wondered about what happened to a girl from Ellan Vannin I met in Liverpool in 63/64 called Elaine Maughan, At the time I was a student at the University of Liverpool, srudying Russian I have a feeling that Elaine (Maughan) Attanasio could be the same person. I am now a happily married rahther aged University Lecturer at the University of Constance on Lake Constance,.Germany and it would be fascinating to be able to contact Elaine again, providing, of course that she is who I think she is, and swap a few yarns. I do not wish to impose myself in any way but I enclose my E-Mail address in case EMA would like to drop me a line!


FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009 13:36: I am trying to find my grandfather i never knew all i know is that my grandmother Agnes Cross (Deseased) is from ramsey I.O.M. she used to live in glasgow and my father was born there in 1929 my father is John Clark so i presume my grandfather was also a Clark. Any info will be greatly appreaciated.

I can be contacted at


WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009 12:57: Do you know Chris from Sheffield? He was on IOM for the TT Races over the weekend 13/14th June 2009, spending time with friends who I think live on the island. Chris flew back to England on the Sunday to see a show at Buxton Opera House, Buxton, England (almost missing his flight) where I met him when we were both trying to find somewhere to park our cars. I know he lives in Sheffield, England and I would like to make contact with him. If you feel you might know who he is please contact me via email . My search is genuine and I would appreciate any information that helps me locate him.


FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009 19:48: hello,i am wondering does anybody know what happened to Jack and Etna Dunn? they ran a hotel at 100 Bucks Rd. in the 1960,s. etna also had a sister living on the isle of man at the time, her name was Phyliss, (Brown, i think). would love to hear from anyone who knows anything.. i can be contacted at


FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009 15:56: Hello, my name is Vanessa Craine. My ancestry is Manx. Walter Craine was once a member of MHK.I am 11 year old a pupil at Balmy Beach Community School and would like to contact any semiliar Craines interested in exchanging internet greetings.


THURSDAY, JULY 02, 2009 23:43: Hello there, I am trying to find my uncles and or children of Stanley and Gerald Heald, I believe they were born Polefield, Prestwich, Manchester. I am Cheryll, the daughter of their brother Esmond Heald, from his second marrage. My Mother's name was Gladys, I have brother Dane and sister Tracey. His first wife was called Flo (Florence). They had two daughters Olwyn and Dylis. Any info would be greatley appreciated. Please e-mail me.


THURSDAY, JULY 02, 2009 21:43: If anyone can assist with knowledge / whereabouts of KENNETH G BARNES, whose last known I.O.M. was 8 Ballabrooie Way, DOUGLAS. Ken had an older married brother named PETER . Their father had a photographers business / shop called BARNES PHOTOS Ltd, located at 5 REGENT ST. DOUGLAS. Ken was best man at my wedding some 40 years ago in New Zealand and unfortunately due to his travel lust we have lost touch with one another and before i meet my maker ( joke ), i would dearly love to meet or make contact/have some knowledge as to where or what he's at. Ken originally went to NZ on an assisted passage along with another manxman named VICTOR CALLISTER who unfortunately and tragically died in NZ It was about 1960-ish where i met them both. Ken and I came back to I.OM. in 1963 and we worked for his dad as photographers based in REGENT STREET, photographing the TT races and tourists in the hotels at night times. .etc -etc (wink -wink). Another buddy from I.O.M was a guy called ALAN WATTERSON who, again, i have lost touch with and would dearly like to meet again. Please if you can help me in any way, do so!. I know it has been a long time, but ,,,,,,,,,I live in hope.I am staying with relatives in Wales until mid July. and i can be contacted on my email address,,,,,,,, THANK YOU IN ANTICIPATION ,


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 01, 2009 07:10: Hello there, Jennifer Richter here, from Australia. I am trying to contact a Derrick who was in the Navy and who travelled to Australia in 1969. Here Derrick and Keith met the Egerton twins, one of whom was my mother. Any information passed on would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me


MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009 21:53: I am trying ti locate my brother Stuart Colin Ellis and my nephew Stephen Ellis and my niece Ann Marie Ellis. Stuart was born in Bradford West Yorkshire on 16 May 1949. He married Susan in Douglas, the Isle of Man, they are now divorced. Last heard from a Douglas address several years ago. He was a butcher by trade then started a painting and decorating business. Any information please email


FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009 23:59: I am seeking any information on A Ramsey Garrett born 1922 Douglas, he was my godfather along with a Mary Cain who was my godmother, i was born and grew up in Pulrose in the early part of 1950s please e-mail me at also any info on Mary Cain, these people may have belonged to Pulrose,, Thank you


TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009 20:13: If anyone can assist with knowledge / whereabouts of KENNETH G BARNES, whose last known I.O.M. was 8 Ballabrooie Way, DOUGLAS. Ken had an older married brother named PETER . Their father had a photographers business / shop called BARNES PHOTOS Ltd, located at 5 REGENT ST. DOUGLAS. Ken was best man at my wedding some 40 years ago in New Zealand and unfortunately due to his travel lust we have lost touch with one another and before i meet my maker ( joke ), i would dearly love to meet or make contact/have some knowledge as to where or what he's at. Ken originally went to NZ on an assisted passage along with another Manxman named VICTOR CALLISTER who unfortunately and tragically died in NZ It was about 1960-ish where i met them both. Ken and I came back to I.OM. in 1963 and we worked for his dad as photographers based in REGENT STREET, photographing the TT races and tourists in the hotels at night times. .etc -etc (wink -wink). Another buddy from I.O.M was a guy called ALAN WATTERSON who, again, i have lost touch with and would dearly like to meet again. Please if you can help me in any way, do so!. I know it has been a long time, but ,,,,,,,,,I live in hope. I am staying with relatives in Wales until mid July. and i can be contacted on my email address,,,,,,,, THANK YOU IN ANTICIPATION ,


THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009 12:05: Hi my name is Ewan Hugh Harper, I used to live on the island around 2001-2002 in douglas and station park. I lived with Angus Hoban.I left the Island and Joined the Army. I have been in the army now since 6th of Feb 2002. if you do remember me |I woul like to here as miss alot of people from there. my email address is


SATURDAY, JUNE 06, 2009 12:23: Jenny Green. Please email me at


FRIDAY, JUNE 05, 2009 19:15: Sorry, meant Richard Miller.(known as Dick)


THURSDAY, JUNE 04, 2009 06:38: hello if anyone knows the Miller family it would be great to hear from you....i recall they had a family business - garage in the 1960s. I remember Margaret and her brothers. it would be great to hear from you. thanks.


TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009 13:41: I am looking for any relatives of Late Sir George J cain. It is important you can contact me i you are related to him. Important message ready to be relay to any of the family. Contact me:


TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009 13:41: Hi I am Silvio, I am Italian and I worked at what at the time was called the Palace Hotel in Douglas from 1980 to 1984. I have not been to the IOM since 1985 !!! I cannot find the Palace hotel anymore , has it been replaced ? Anyway, I am trying to trace two sisters called Barbara and Lorraine and their friend Sharon , I am sorry but I cannot remember their surnames. Barbara and Sharon did work at the Palace Hotel with me , hope they remember my name if the see this blog we did have good time together. Plesae reply to


FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2009 03:37: I am visiting the IOM in September with my father. We are looking for any info.about William Edward Moore who married Eleanor Leece in 1880 at Kirk Patrick Parish. Many Thanks. Contact is


SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009 22:21: Jo Davies. Hi, bitof a small world..but I used to live on Bay View Rd, too. My grandmother had a guest house..Manchester House..and the antique shop. My parents were also Taylors..Doug and Rene. I went to Rushen Primary and then onto the Buchan School. Can't say I know your family, even though the dates are right.

JENNY GREEN (nee Taylor)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009 09:17: hi i have just found a reply from Sophie Ham sent message to don't know if she is still on that address but in case she wants to contact me my address is


TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009 11:29: Jo Davies. Please email me at


MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009 20:11: Hi My parents and grandparents lived in Port St Mary in the early 1960's and I would love to know if anyone remembers them. Their names were Samuel and Sylvia Taylor and my parents names were Dave and Pam Taylor. Sadly my dad passed away 2 years ago but my mum has loads of wonderful memories of the time she spent there and I would love to know if anyone has any pictures of either my parents or the house they lived in which was on the corner of Bay View Road and Gellings Avenue. It was quite a large house. Many thanks


FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009 22:37: Message for Carol looking for info George henry Cain , did George have a sister called catherine by any chance would be born about 1900 1901, I am looking for catherine can you e-mail me at Thank you


FRIDAY, MAY 08, 2009 09:28: Can anyone help,looking for any info on,George Henry Cain,from Douglas.born 1905?.Left to find work at Barrow in Furness 1920. he would only be about 14,Address in Barrow,was Harrison Street.His Half brother was born,in Barrow in 1920.and family later moved back to I.O.M.would like to find this part of my family.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 06, 2009 04:30: Looking for descendants of John Quirk (1809-1890] and Ann Teare (1840=1934].Children were Joseph, Stephen, Philip, Evan, Lydia, Catherine, Norah and Louisa. Contact me at


SUNDAY, MAY 03, 2009 12:08: Dennis' address is 23 Ballabrooie, Sulby, Isle of Man, IM7 2HN


FRIDAY, MAY 01, 2009, 18:09: Thank you MARK, for responding. By chance would you happen to have a mailing address, or better still an email address. Either one would be really appreciated. Always think when contacting really OLD friends its better in letter. Either way, thank you again for responding


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29,2009 19:21: Dennis is living in Sulby, Isle of Man, if C Paton wants to contact him Tel 01624 897825.


TUESDAY, APRIL 28,2009 14:16: I am looking for information on Dennis Callow who lived in the Isle of Man during the 60's. I believe he would be now about 65-66 years old. He had a brother Frank who at the time was living in England. If anyone has any information I would be most appreciative. Always wondered what happened to him. thank you


MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009 11:24: Looking for a Mrs Valarie Wortley nee Robertson on behalf of Mrs Sheila Wade nee Williams. Its for a school reunion, Class of 1951, Bethesda, North Wales. If anyone can help please contact me on 01624 686417.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009 14:55: Can anybody help me with information on my Grandfather, Charles Arnison or the whereabouts of his daughter Muriel (Bunty). Up until at least 1962 he was a Pork Butcher at 60 Parliament Street, Ramsey. I never met him as my Grandparents were divorced, but have recently found out that he had a daughter Muriel. My Grandfather was ex-RAF and was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and I believe he had only one leg due to an airplane accident. I would be grateful to hear from anybody who could give me more information about him, or his family, including what sort of people they were. If you have any information, please could you contact me by email. My address is


SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009 13:34: On October 16th, 2008 Gwen asked about Greeba Castle and "Lord Cain". "Anon" answered her query by saying that Hall Cain (sic) built the castle himself. This is not correct, Sir Hall Caine rented the property in 1893 and some years later in 1896, he bought it. See Vivien Allen's biography on Hall Caine or look at Wikipedia for verification of these facts. Yours,


TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009 19:32: Can anybody help me find James D. Martin formerly of 9 Mona Terrace, Douglas? I'd really like to get in touch with him. Apologies to all the J. Martins who I've telephoned over the last couple of weeks, but I've still had no luck and I'm running out of leads and ideas. If you can help please contact Thank you.

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009 15:02: Elaine Attanasio, I was in the same form as you at Buchan name was Jennifer Taylor (now Green)

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009 16:07: I am trying to trace Marion Lucy Kneale. She used to live at Union Mills.She left the Island early 1960 to join the W.R.A.C,s .Last heard of at Dreghorn Barracks,Edinburgh.Any information please contact


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 08, 2009 05:01: Hi, My name is Dianne Harris. I am looking to trace Hazel Dorothy (maiden name), my husband's birth mother. She was an art student in London in 1960 with Trixie Stevens and was originally from IOM apparently. We don't know her married name. Would love to hear any information on how to get in touch with her. Please e-mail as we live in Australia. Thanks.




FRIDAY, APRIL 03, 2009 15:18: Hello, I posted a letter February 18 2008 regarding a request to find old friends from the 1940s and early 1950s. I lived in Port St. Mary during those years. I have received help from a fine historian who gave me information regarding Jimmie Corkish and Alan Saxby, for which I am grateful. My February 18 enquiry also asked questions about others in our group of friends which, besides Alan and Jimmy, included Donald Gellion, Jean Crebbin and Jean Kelly, and another Jean all from Port St. Mary. Most of us attended Douglas High School for boys in the early and mid 1940s. I would like to find information about these friends since I think about the good old days and would like to contact them just to say hello and perhaps write once in a while. My email address is


SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2009 09:21: Richard and Eileen Davis of Coventry UK would like to contact their old friend Dave Christian who worked in Coventry during the 1970's. Our email is


THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009 20:26: I'm trying to track down Nigel Morris, originally from Harrogate, now resident, (I think) on the Isle of White. Lost track of him when our family missed his mothers funeral because we weren't told of the time and date until it was over. Want to apologize for that! Call/text 07821 099660 or email if you know of his whereabouts!


SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009 19:45: hi there , i'm an oldboy from kwc , and i'm looking to get in touch with some old friends from college , my name is david turner also known as jimmy , and i'm looking for friends of the names , sammy dryden , olivia berry , charlean lewis, in king williams college 1990 , it would be great to hear from them again ! if its you or you know them please contact me at


SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009 17:27: I am looking for any information or pictures about my Great-Grandfather James Proud who lived in Douglas at the start of the 1900`s. We have always believed that he was the founder of the Isle of Man scout movement and was awarded gold and a plaque by king George for services to the scouting movement. if you can give me any information or pictures please contact me at thanks.


FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009 01:11: I left the Buchan School for Girls in December of 1963. What I should like to know is when they are having a reunion? I live overseas, and would love to get together with my former classmates. My maiden name was Elaine Maughan.


TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009 23:58: Hello, I am looking to contact Elaine Sayer who was my good friend for the short time that I lived on the IOM., Dec. 1979-May 1981. My name is Patty Daley (Canadian) and my husband Ernie and I lived in Ramsey and Maughold. Our son Myrosha was born there in Feb. 1981. If you would like to get in touch with me Elaine, my email address is Best wishes to you and your family.


MONDAY, MARCH 09, 2009 23:21: Hello ,I am looking for my friend Gill ?, from the Isle of man who I met in 1979 in Benidorm Spain she was with a chap called Peter possibly ?Suttcliffe ?, from the Isle of Man His family had an hotel on the island I believe ,we met in La Torreta campsite, and were friends there for about six months, unforseen circumstances came about ,and we lost touch ,my kids were called Zoey Zak and Zane that should trigger a memory , she also I know had ,2 Afghan hounds at home ,does anyone recognize these clues ,I hope so me at this email address, thank you


MONDAY, MARCH 09, 2009 23:21: Hello ,I am looking for my friend Gill ?, from the Isle of man who I met in 1979 in Benidorm Spain she was with a chap called Peter possibly ?Suttcliffe ?, from the Isle of Man His family had an hotel on the island I believe ,we met in La Torreta campsite, and were friends there for about six months, unforseen circumstances came about ,and we lost touch ,my kids were called Zoey Zak and Zane that should trigger a memory , she also I know had ,2 Afghan hounds at home ,does anyone recognize these clues ,I hope so me at the above email address, thank you.


SUNDAY, MARCH 08, 2009 12:48: Hello I am looking for any relatives of my grandfather John Joseph Chapman, possibly born in 1913, although I can't find a birth record for him on the island or on the mainland. If any of the Chapmans from the Isle of Man read this maybe you can help fill in the missing family history. Thanks


FRIDAY, MARCH 06, 2009 09:38: Hi I am trying to find my childhood friend Georgina Wadman who I last saw in November 1954 the evening before my family finally left the island. Georgina was the daughter of Harry and Frances Wadman who ran the Railway Inn (now the Ship) in Hope Street in Castletown. My name then was Elisabeth Kinrade in those days but my married name Elisabeth Allsey. If anyone knows Georgina or where she is now I would love to get back in touch with her for old times sake. Please contact me on 0161 888 1833. Many thanks


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009 19:07: I wonder if anyone could help me trace someone who I knew as a child when I holidayed in Douglas, in the late 1950's. Her name was Marcia and her parents ran a guest house where we frequently stayed. She had one or two older brothers. I have no idea of the address of the guest house but I have looked at the approximate location on Google Earth and it could have been in Ballaquale Road. I was looking through old family photographs of Douglas ,some of those photographs included Marcia. Although we were very young, I still remember those holidays as the happiest of times. I am unable to recall her surname and address but you may be able to help me make contact. Thank you

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009 13:22: I am still looking for Sylvia who left a message here that she thought we might be related through a George Cowley. Sylvia please contact me at :, Suellen Cantway-Cowley, 246 Willow, St., Momence,IL 60954 USA (815) 954-3649 cellphone I am also looking for anyone with the last name of McKinstry. That is my mother's maiden name & her family came from Scotland/Ireland. Thanks


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009 21:39: hi could you help me i am trying to contact any member of the roberts family the lived in spring valley in the 50s , i also lived there .my parents always wanted to get in touch with this family as they were good friends, i can only remember a few names there father was john he worked for the council ,eldest boy also called john, karin and mandy,i went to the sunshine school ,i often wonder what happend to the family, my parents were margret and leslie owen my name is susan if anyone could help me my e-mail is i would love to here how the family are thank you


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009 14:02: Hi, I am trying to find a lady called Christine Gill, she was originally from Jurby, she lived in Ramsey Brookhill area, she married Richard Hartley an I think they moved to Peel. I am trying to find her for my mother in law Ellie. If you have any information on how we can find her please contact Bev. Thanks

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009 14:02: Hi, I am trying to find a lady called Christine Gill, she was originally from Jurby, she lived in Ramsey Brookhill area, she married Richard Hartley an I think they moved to Peel. I am trying to find her for my mother in law Ellie. If you have any information on how we can find her please contact Bev.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009 22:33: Hi I am looking for Mr winston moss who did live in Bedfordshire then we think moved to Isle of Man .He had 2 boys zack and Tom and was married to Angie.He was a good buddy of mine and would love to here from him. Please contact Dibble on with any info thank you.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009 18:25: Hi Carol - You found me!.....................but you didn't leave a contact email address or phone number. Get in touch again and I'll ring you straight back - I can't wait to catch up!

SUE xxx

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009 16:59: Hi! I'm trying to contact Rory Curphey, born May 22 1949. I lost contact with him in Australia. He may have moved back to to Isle of Man and work at Tesco. Any infomation appreciated. You can contact me at ''


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009 00:23: Hi I was born in 1974 in Douglas and I would like to get in contact with my family. I was born with the name Stephanie Louise Hall and as I understand my mother was the daughter of a hotelier. Please can you help me? Best wishes


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2009 19:21: Hi, I don't know if you can help me, i am trying to contact an old friend, i have tried Friends reunited, face book and my space, but no luck., I am looking for a lady called Susan Turner or Lemon, but i believe she may have remarried. She will be her 50's, she has 4 children Kelly, (Approx age 20) Jodie (approx age 18), Jessica (approx age 16)and Jack (approx age 17), she used to live in Somerset, she has a twin sister who used to work for Manx airlines, her parents (Surname Turner) also live over there. If you could please advice me where to start looking i would be grateful. Many Thanks

CAROL (Used to work with Sue at British Bakeries)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2009 16:25: DONALD or BETTY BROWN Does anyone have any information about either Donald or Betty Brown (brother and sister), both born on IOM, Betty about 1923 and Donald about 1930? If you know anything please get in touch. Gareth Miller 01608 811410 or 07974 843692.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2009 15:22: Hi Margaret Cottrell, My friend knows Helen and I have asked her to pass your message on. Hope she gets in touch.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2009 17:22: Hello my name is Margaret Cottrell,I am trying to trace a Helen her surname was Tipper and she lived at South Cerney and she worked at Cirencester Hospital on Thames ward as a staff nurse,I would love to get in touch again,as we are coming over in May.Thank address is 4,Abbotts Way Kemble,Gloucestershire,GL7 6AJ.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2009 22:44: Hi my name is Seamus, i live in Ireland. In 1987 i went to Israel on a working holiday, while i was staying in a hostel on Ben Yehuda Street (Tel Aviv) i met up with a great bunch of lads and girl's. Over the years i have tried to get in touch with some of them but with no joy. If anyone is reading this and you think you might know any of the following people who were staying in a hostel in Ben Yehuda Street (Tel Aviv) please get in touch with me. Their names are as follows , Danny Froman and his friend Aytan Goldberg and Aytan's sister Selena who are all from Canada, also Sharon Tonra from London who was there with her friend Jayne from London, sorry never got to find out Jayne's surname. I had all of their addresses and phone numbers but i misplaced them a long time ago while i was moving house. I pray that some day someone reading this will get in touch with me as it would be great to talk to you all again. My e-mail is attached please text me. Thank you and god bless.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009 09:48: Whilst in the Isle of Man to watch the MGP 2008 during practice week I met a lady, firstly at the start finish area and then a day or so later, on a Friday in Ramsey. I don't know her name, but she is slim with shortish light brown hair and wore glasses. She rides a Kawasaki Z750 and we were talking about bikes on our first meeting, I was on a Z650. In Ramsey we were on foot and I remember the lady saying she lived in a camper van, but was looking for a plot of land and that she coached meditation.

I would like to get in touch. My name is Paul and my phone number is 01524 701142.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009 00:14: HI My name is Maxine Nelson and I'm trying to find an old friend but don't know her married name. I'm looking for Mandy Kirkman (maiden name), she has an older sister call Paula. They used to lived off Broadway on the road to Nobles Park with their parents. If you know Mandy Kirkman please could you have her e-mail me at Please place your name in the e-mail title.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2009 18:28: Please help me locate an Ramsey Grammar school mate of mine by the name of Phillip Gelling. We went to Ramsey Grammar School in 1956-1957 and we both lived in Ramsey. I was informed that he moved to England and was known as a singer. Please contact me via E-mail if anyone knows his address or E-mail as I would like to contact him. My name is David Turner and my E-mail address is


FRIDAY, JANUARY 09, 2009 15:14: Hi, Please can anyone help?? On behalf of my parents Mavis and Michael Scanlon, Rochdale, Lancs, I am trying to find Ken and Kay Williams, last known to be living on the Isle of Man. They all used to work together many years ago in Cora's in Rochdale Lancs. Mum and Dad have unfortunately lost their address yet still receive Christmas cards from their friends. They would love to get in touch with Ken and Kay again properly. If you are them or know them please ask them to contact us through or alternatively

Many Thanks


THURSDAY, JANUARY 01, 2009 13:12: Sylvia, please I hope you visit this web site again & see I am trying to contact you. I would very much like to see if we are related through George Cowley. Please send email to : or write me : Suellen Cowley, 246 Willow st, Momence, IL 60954


THURSDAY, JANUARY 01, 2009 10:21: Seeking information on Lynne Turner formerly of Easdale, Waterloo Road, Ramsey in 1970's. Any information gratefully received, thankyou.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2008 12:38: Hi, Still trying to contact Lillian Kermode – the email address left October 26 does not appear to be correct.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008 12:05: Does any one have any photographs of the following, from early years of 1921 to 1970,

Fredrick street

Old Dogs Home,

St thomas School about 1927

Hanover St school

Pulrose and spring field flats

And a boat called Iona ( fishing boat from douglas ]

i do have a plan of pulrose and spring valley befor they became the housing estate, but i am asking for maybe scanned copies of the above, as i know some people do not like to part with the real thing,

Thanks please send to ,, as i am trying to do a book,


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2008 14:37: Further to my search for Alan Stockdale - his birthday is coming up on 30th December. If anyone at all can help please contact me - e-mail or telephone 0113 2571051.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2008 06:22: My maiden name is Quilliam. I live in Montana but my grandfather was from the isle of Man. His name was James Alfred Quilliam. He was born around 1876, I think. He died in the spanish flu epidemic in 1918. I don't know much about him. I don't know if he had any sibings there. If anyone there might have any information or if there is any Quilliam descendents I would love to hear from you. My email is

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008 14:31: My Grandaughter Natasha Jayne is desperate to contact her dad Alan Stockdale who is believed to live in Peel. He last had contact with her when she was 3 years old - she is now just 19. She has been trying to find him for several years now but has been rebuffed by Alan's parents and this is making her quite ill. There have been misunderstandings in the past but none of it is Natasha's fault.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008 13:05: I am still looking to hear from Sylvia who is related to George Cowley. I am trying to trace any family related to my husband Charles Cowley whose family came from Isle of Man. Please Sylvia email me or write me at :, or Suellen Cowley, 246 Willow st. Momence, IL USA 60954


THURSDAY DECEMBER 11, 2008 13:43: My maiden name was Valerie Angela Duggan and I used to live in Cedar Grove, Pulrose. I wondered if anyone out there has any old photo's regarding Manor Park school between 1982 to 1985, or sunshine school 1978 to 1982, or Ballakermeen High 1985 to 1990. I am looking for things such as class photo's and sports days and things like that. Also any old photo's from Pulrose between 1973 to 1994, especially the old street parties. I used to go to these schools and I used to live in Pulrose. I lost my old photo's during a house move, and it would be nice to be able to get some more. Please email me at Thank You.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2008 23:55: Hi. I am looking for the family of my great aunty Elsie born Elsie Walton 1910 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. Daughter of William and Sarah. Elsie married and moved to Douglas in the Isle of Man prior to 1960 (not sure what year or name of husband). I know they had a Guest House (sorry don't know what it was called either). I stayed there in the 70's on more than one occassion with my parents, brother and grandparents. The front door and windows were painted red at the time. I believe Elsie had at least 1 daughter (possibly called Susan or Auriol born I would say in the 50's). Elsie also had a brother called William Walton (Billy) who was in the RAF in WWII, sister in-law Evelyn (nee Hoyle) and a niece Shirley. Unfortunately all passed away now. I have a photo of Elsie, her brother, niece and other family members from Burnley on the steps outside the Guest House in Douglas in the 70's if it helps? Any information would be much appreciated:



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2008 12:41: If anyone has an address for Naomi Montier I can get her Christmas present to her.

She's a nurse at Nobles and I can't find her address.

Call Ian Williams. 0794 141 8529


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2008 12:40: If anyone has an address for my best pal Glen Weaver I can post his Christmas present to him. He's a nurse at Nobles and I can't find his address.

Call Ian Williams. 0794 141 8529


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2008 13:12: Hi to everyone. Trying to trace my fathers side of the family. My fathers name was Thomas creer he also had a brother Called Robert creer he went by the name rib for short any help would be great thankyou


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008 13:55: Sylvia, It is not Thanksgiving & I still haven't heard from you. Please contact me either via email : or by snail mail...Suellen Cowley, 246 Willow St, Momence,IL USA 60954 I really do want to talk with you & see if we are related for sure or not.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2008 14:46: If anyone remembers the Hughes family from Bucks Road Co-op Dorothy would love to hear from you.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2008 00:54: June I have emailed you twice, this sounds like my Grandfather, please get in touch. You have not replied.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2008 16:02: I am trying to make contact with Mike Kerruish for the purpose of tracing our family tree. I am the son of his fathers brother. My fathers name was Bill and his fathers name was Jackie. Michael Kerruish was Attorney General for the Isle of Man and my cousin, although as far as I recall have perhaps met once many, many years ago. My late Father, William James, was born on the Island in 1914. I would very much appreciate any help you could afford me. I hope you can assist.

FRED KERRUISH, Romford, Essex

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2008 09:58: To Roma Jean Collins (Nee Holt). My maiden name was Sheila Quirk. I had an uncle who served in the Royal Navy. He was (I think) a submariner. I am currently in Spain but will be back on the island in a few days. I can be contacted on

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2008 14:36: Sylvia, Please email me about what you know about George Cowley. I am trying to establish that we are related. Have emailed to Irene who is George's daughter & she said she didn't know if we were related or not. Now I am sure we are. Please email me at : or you could call me at (815) 472-6221 or cell phone (815) 954-3649

My snail mail addy is 246 Willow Street, Momence, IL 60954


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2008 10:21: I am trying to trace Nora Keeley on behalf of my mother Maureen Chapman. Originally from the Isle of man Nora nursed in Banstead, Surrey in the mid 70's and eventually emigrated to Cairns Australia at the end of that decade. I believe she has a daughter called Natalie Cresswick. Nora married a Cresswick but is believed to have remarried and relocated since our last contact. If anyone has any information please e-mail me at


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2008 00:10: I would like to make contact with shiela nee quirk married name unknown re a relativeof hers that i last met in malta 1949 he was on hmsubmarine trump thanks for any help you may be able to give me


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2008 10:21: I am trying to trace Nora Keeley on behalf of my mother Maureen Chapman. Originally from the Isle of man Nora nursed in Banstead, Surrey in the mid 70's and eventually emigrated to Cairns Australia at the end of that decade. I believe she has a daughter called Natalie Cresswick. Nora married a Cresswick but is believed to have remarried and relocated since our last contact. If anyone has any information please e-mail me at

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2008 22:15: Hi I am trying to locate a John and Brian Radcliffe, whose mother was Qwen Cooper married to Arthur Radcliffe. They would be in their late forties by now. I am afraid we lost touch a few years ago and would love to establish contact again. The last I knew they lived in the Ramsey area. If they read this or anyone knows the possible whereabouts of John and Brian drop me an email as I would love to get up to date. Thanks

PATRICIA COOPER (Now Hewitt), Daughter of Qwens Brother Wilf, Staffordshire, England, Please contact me on

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008 18:34: Hey my name's Gregg Allen Hope, i'm originally from th isle of man, i moved over to england when i was 7 years old. im currently trying to find my dad, James Joseph Douglas, he also is from the isle of man, he has a sister called sharon and another sister called mandy. My dad's father is also called james but is known to everyone as jimmy and my dad's nickname is dougie. it's been 20 years and ive never even met my dad, so anyone with any information reguarding his where abouts could you please contact me eithr via email or phone call. i'll leave my contact details at the bottom.

mobile number 07543490139

thank u


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2008 14:21: Just came across this website and noticed that a lady called Margaret was trying to make contact with Lilian Kermode on October 26th 2007. Lilian is my mother and if Margaret would still like to make contact then she can do so through my email address.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2008 12:31: In answer to Gwen's query. Greeba Castle was built by Hall Cain himself. Go to manx there is a nice photo of it.


SUNSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2008 02:12: Hello I am trying to track down an old friend who I met in Southern England back in the late eighties. Family name Wilson, Diane. Father Ernest, Mother Maureen. Brother Neil.Parents use to live in Kewaigue village if I remember correctly. I would like to catch up with Diane after such long time. Gpz550 remember ? If you are a member of the Wilson family or know how I can contact any of them please email me. Thank you.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008 14:28: Does anyone have any information on history of Greeba Castle before Lord Hall Cain owned it

My GG Grandfather who was co-incidently a Cain had some association with the Castle in the mis 1800s and I am keen to know if anyone is aware of any records that may verify this

GWEN (nee Cain)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2008 03:28: Hi Darleen Gill, my name is Jack William Gill. I live in Tasmania, Australia.

I have been searching the Isle of Man family's to find my ancestors and I came across your post on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2007

The people you are seeking may also be relatives of mine so I decided to answer to see if this helps you.

My great grandfather came from IOM to Australia he lived/worked in Wagga Wagga in the state of New South Wales (which at that time was outback Australia). This was back in 1800's and his name was John Gill, although he was christened John Gell.

1. JOHN GILL (GELL) fathers name was SAMUEL GELL.


Samuel Gell (farmer) married Margaret Watterson on 13th June 1840 at Kirk Rushen. They had three children:

1. John Gell, my great-grandfather, (later named Gill) was christened on 15th January 1842 at Kirk Rushen, IOM

2. Robert Gell, christened 1st September 1844 at Kirk Rushen, IOM

3. Margaret Gell, christened 16th july 1848 at Kirk Rushen, IOM

Samuel Gell was christened on 24th October 1819 at Arbory IOM. His parents were:

1. Samuel Gell's father was ROBERT GELL

2. Samuel Gell's mother was ELIZABETH BELL

Any information about any of these people would be a great help to me.

JACK W. GILL. email:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2008 10:01: Hello to all, here is Susan Skillen from Berlin. It is time for me to visit the i-o-m. I haven't been on the island for 14 years. I would like to meet people who remember me. See you soon.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2008 11:10: I would like to get in touch with Joyce Skillicorn (maiden name). Lived in Victoria Crescent, Douglas and worked at the Co-Op back in the late 60s Early 70s and spent holidays in Southport. If you know of her whereabouts please email me on


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 15:03: Hi, Am looking to trace a Willie Taylor of Foxdale- St Johns. Was a Bread man in 1944 please contact:


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008 20:37: Hi, I am replying to a message from R Corkill. I am Sophie Ham he is looking for. My mum has e-mailed in to. This is my e-mail address if he would like to contact me -

SOPHI MAWSON, aka Sophie Ham

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2008 09:37: Hi, looking to get in touch with Sophie Ham daughter of Victoria Ham. I moved from the island a few years ago.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 21:48: I am trying to trace a lady called Tracy who left a post on the reunion page on WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2008 09:42 in connection with my Aunt Maureen Clarke : nee Callow. She did recieved a reply from someone called Liz, so if either can contact me at I would be very grateful.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2008 12:36: Just a brief call to see if anyone can tell me the wherabouts of JOHN GICK I undersytand in 1950/60s he was acubscout leader, and alter commisdioner in the area,he worked at Douglas office of Steam Packet.I first met him when we put on a show at Gaiety in New year 1966/67 period,saw his picture in archives of scouts pictures,any replies to please


SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2008 16:38: Hi Sue Ellen (Monday, February 11, 2008) My gr. grandfather came from IOM. to England in1860s. He was killed in a pit accident and his widow, Isabella Moore married a George Cowley who I,m almost certain was from Lezayre.Is there a connection here? I know that there are still some Cowleys in Lezayre.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 16:40: Does anyone remember the Cain's: Harry and Elizabeth of 15 Laburnam Road, Pulrose? Also the following: George and Lillian Cain and Billy Hyde. Does any one have any photographs of Laburnam Road and Holly Grove? My aunt Mary (Dolly) Race was in the Salvation Army; can you recall her? Any info appreciated. Please contact me at:

MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 02:37:

Hi, Looking for information about the Corlett family of Peel. My 3x great grandmother, Catherine Corlett was born about 1810 in Peel. Her father's name was William Corlett. She married Thomas Hunt, an engineer in Douglas abt. 1837. They had a son, John James Hunt who was baptized in 1838 at St. Matthew's, Douglas. She later went to Liverpool and married Henry Boardman. Any information is welcome



FRIDAY, AUGUST 08, 2008 01:11: Hi I am after any information on my family who lived in IOM. my grandads name was Thomas Stanley Lowey.

All I know is he was born there, his father was born there also he went to war and is buried in a war cemetry in France. If anyone could me I would be very greatful.



THURSDAY, AUGUST 07, 2008 13:45: Hi, I am researching my family tree and am seeking information about my paternal grandmother and her family. Her name was Harriet Moore, born December 1862 in Malew. She was the daughter of Robert Moore and Catherine Sharpe and had 11 siblings as far as I know. She married Nathan Boardman in the 1880's and moved to England where my father James was born. She moved back to the Isle of Man in about 1901 with my father then aged 12 and lived in Douglas. I never met her and would be grateful for any snippets of information. A scan of a photograph would be a dream come true! Please email me at Thanks


TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008 12:57: I am searching my step grand mothers details--all I have is that she and 2 sisters,lived in Colby around and after war to 1950s period -surname WATSON,her name 'RINA,or RENA, sisters names were Elizabeth, and Grace. Moved later to Bromborough,Wirral.-Sorry this is a bit vague but perhaps someone can help. Andy PS-We have just enjoyed a holiday on the Isle-staying in Glen Maye-made welcome where ever we went,dodged classic bikes road closings,and all in all appreciated the island for all its variety..

ANDY HALLIDAY, Keynsham, Somerset

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008 11:06: RE. FENELLA JEBB MARRIED NAME UNKNOWN. I am trying to trace my cousin Fenella Jebb (married name not known). Exact age unknown but probably in her sixties. Her Father's name was Grahame Jebb and he worked on the Daily Sketch in London until his early death whilst still a young man. Her Mother Wynefrid (I think) moved back to live in her former home the Isle of Man and eventually remarried. I would like to let her know that her uncle died this year (Grahame's only brother) John Donald Jebb. It would be nice to get back in touch with her as we last met in the sixties. Maureen Parry (John Jebb's eldest daughter) - my email address is:


TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008 23:22: Hi, I am trying to trace John Moss, he used to live on the Island in the 1950s and was a friend of my mum who was then Doreen Gale from Santon, she has mentioned him on and of as long as I can remember, she has been a widow for 18 months or so, and I thought it would be kind of nice if they could meet up if possible.



SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2008 13:04: I'm trying to locate a Michael Cross that moved from Weston Village,Runcorn Cheshire late 1950s.His family owned a farm called Cross farm. I have heard that Michael goes back to visit the village occasionally and poss was there last year. I am researching my family history and would like to contact Michael Cross and any information would be gratefully received my name is Linda Keogh and can be can be contacted at thankyou


THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008 10:52: I am trying to obtain any information regarding Mr.John Hayward, Isle of Man, last in contact in 1958, whilst on an engineering course in Liverpool. It is known that he had family living in Douglas, being a Hotelier named Farragher. Any information would be gratefully received.


TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2008 20:32: Hello, I would just like to mention that it would be kind if people who leave messages and ask for help, to give a reply back to who ever sent information of help, It would be nice to know that you got what you were searching for , and im sure the newspaper would like any feed back, after all it is a free site, just a simple thank you to the helper or the newspaper is not to much to ask.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2008 21:45: Hi Tracy please can you e-mail me at, I can give you phone number for to a member of family that can get you in touch with elaine she is now in england Ray told me this evening, but i cannot give his number on site as i dont believe in giving out private numbers,


WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2008 09:42: I hope you can help me I am trying to track down Elaine Lindon it is very important i find her as her aunt has died and i know she would want to be at the funeral. All i know is that Elaine lived on the isle and ran the merside hotel 1 empire terrace then she moved to spain i have sent letters and phoned spain but nothing i think she might have family left on the isle i am not sure. The lady who died is called Maureen Clarke and has been a dear friend for many years her funeral is to be held on friday 18th july leaving her home for 10.45am. I hope you can help me as i dont want her to miss this day.

thank you very much


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 02, 2008 04:39: I am trying to trace my cousins Chris and Michael Daughen who used to live in the Isle of Man, possibly at Laxey. Their parents were Rita and Thomas Daughen and I believe both are now deceased. Thomas Daughen was a teacher or headmaster at a school on the Isle of Man. Should anyone have any information at to the whereabouts of Chris or Michael please email me at


TUESDAY, JULY 01, 2008 13:44: Hi I am trying to locate my uncle Alan Kelly living in Australia, this is Shane it would be really nice to hear from you all out there. You can email me at:


TUESDAY, JULY 01, 2008 13:44: Hi, I am trying to locate my uncle Alan Kelly living in Australia, this is Shane it would be really nice to hear from you all out there. You can email me at:



FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008 23:00: i am trying to find a Derek Woodriff who lived at 62 Woodbourne Road Douglas he ran a stall at White City during the 70s i am janice gale 7sharpe avenue dreghorn irvine ka11 4bl scotland e-mail


FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008 20:35: Thanks to Len for the info on Sarah A.Miller. The dates seem to be correct for the the Sarah that I am looking for, but I don't really like the Manchester bit, as I know for certain that Sarah Ann Morgan was born in Llanidloes, but I will certainly look into it.


THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008 19:02: The following family were living in rooms at 41 Tynwald Street, Douglas according to the 1901 census:-

Sarah A. Miller 45 Laundress, Widow, Wales

Ada 13 England

Beatrice 12 England

Sarah may have been married to Edmund and also had a son called Edmund. They seem to come from the Chorlton area of Manchester. You may find it helpful to also put your question on the Isleofman. com genealogy board.


MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008 13:30: Hi, I am trying to trace any relatives of Sarah Ann Morgan, b.1856 in Llandiloies, Montgomeryshire, Wales. Sarah had a son in 1876 in Wales , she was a waitress at the time. Shortly afterwards I believe she moved to Isle of Man, without her son (my husbands grandfather) I am sure Sarah married and had a family, possibly 2 daughters. Sarah had 5 brothers and 3 sisters in Wales, one brother went to live in Ince in Makerfield, Lancs. where he had several children. Sarah's parents were Richard Morgan and Eliza. Richard was the Wheelwright in Llanidloes. If there are any decendents of Sarah out there I would love to hear from you.



FRIDAY, JUNE 06, 2008 12:17: I have been trying to contact a person called tom cornish who left message on this site un, the email comes back to us from postmaster, also a nother lady from a search site has been trying to get to him , please if your reading this, my e-mail is , Thank you

FRIDAY, JUNE 06, 2008 07:05: My ancestor was 1815 Mobile, Alabama, USA, War of 1812, 3rd U.S. Infantry, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., for whom Russell County, Alabama is named. He was born Abingdon, Virginia; the son of Revolutionary War, Battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina; Capt. Andrew Russell, Jr., and Margaret Christian, from Augusta County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Maj. William Christian (kin to Israel Christian); the son of Gilbert Christian and Mrs. Margaret Richardson Christian who settled Beverly Manor, Christian's Creek, Augusta County, Virginia, 1733; from Pennsylvania. Gilbert Christian was allegedly from the Isle of Mann, U.K., circa 1700. Seek Gilbert Christian's Isle of Mann parents?

JAMES A. MILLER Jr., 4978 N. Hampton Drive, Southport, North Carolina 28461-7420 USA

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 04, 2008 12:02: I am looking for a Mrs. Pauline E Lamb who used to live in Ballaugh. Gill Van Eck wants to find Pauline, they where friends that met in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). If anyone out there can help, please contact David at


SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2008 15:02: I am trying to trace a Mary Micklejohn Penman who married a manx man in the 70's? she was in New Zealand with me in the early 60's she originally cam from Sauchie in Clackmanshire Scotland. I do hope some one out there may be able to help me. Please e mail:


FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008 18:37: I would like to contact Lorianne Harding, we were friends a long time ago - summer of '88. If you know how I may contact her please send me an email -, thanks for the help.


FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008: I am looking for any information on William Parkin, an old school friend that I heard was living in the I.O.M. a couple of years ago. I'd love to talk to him. I know he was working at Spila. Any help will be appreciated. Please send email to:

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008 23:15: I am searching for any other relatives of catherine cain born 1899 douglas to john thomas cain (born german 1864] and julia jane cain (nee comish born patrick] john thomas and julia married 1885 but julia had a daughter called harriet comish born 1882/3 so this making the children, harriet comish born lezarye catherine elizabeth cain born douglas 1899

in 1921 catherine was a domestic servant and in dc 1921 she had a son , who stayed here on isle of man with people, but catherine vanished may be over seas to australia, new zealand, canada, ireland or liverpool please, is there any rellies of this family

ELIZABETH, e-mail me at

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008 13:28: Hi, Sharon Hughes (nee Coyle) - We all remember you and would love to get in touch, if you let me have your email address I will contact you.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008 13:05: SHIMMIN FAMILY TREE I am trying to trace Agnes Winifred Shimmin (possibly known as 'Veen'). She was born in 1928 and in 1952 married Lawrence Hill in Rosemount Church. If anyone knows their current whereabouts please contact Gareth Miller - telephone 01608 811410 or 07974 843692. Thank you.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008 06:37: I am searching for any decendants of the following following Cain or Caine families

Children of James Cain (Shoemaker)and Judith Radcliffe born in German

The family has a long association with Chronk Dhoo

John Caesar Cain 1831

Mary Anne Cain 1833

James Cain 1835

Mary Cain 1837 married a Morrison who was a fisherman

Margaret Cain 1839 possibly married Thomas Fargher

William Cain 1841

Elizabeth Cain 1843

Thomas Radcliffe Cain 1846

Catharine Cain 1848

I am a descendant of a their half brother Thomas Edward Cain who emmigrated to NZ he is from James Cain's second Marriage to Elizabeth Leece (widow of John Radcliffe)

I am keen to find some living descendants on the Isle of Man as I plan to vist there again in the next year or so


MONDAY, MAY 12, 2008 15:19: Hi, I'm looking for Sonya, Sharon and Shirley Dunn whose family owned a guesthouse in Hutchinson Sq, Douglas. My family spent many happy holidays there and I'd love to get in touch.


TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2008 22:04: Hi - looking for Kelly Prince - we lost touch a while ago and would like to reconnect! She would know me from meeting originally at CMI and many nights around the sacred circular kitchen table! Email me at

LEAH xx:)

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2008 02:21: Hi - does anyone know what happend to Tony Rudd. He was from the South of the Island, Ballasalla I think was the last place I remember him being. He would be around 48 years old now. He was into disco dancing and was always dancing away in Whispers night club. I am sure lots of people remember him. If anyone has any information regarding Tony's whereabouts, please contact me on my email address Would love to hear from him and catch up. Thanks

VICKY WARDLE (nee Ellison)

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2008 07:59: Re Thelma Corlett: Thelma used to live in laxey

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008 22:18: (Replying to the post below - no contact details left) James Michael McNally was my grandfather, please get in touch with my father Peter McNally on

RACHEL - - - (SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2007 20:22: James McNally - Brother of Richard Hugh McNally (Deceased) - formerly of Ramsey IOM: I am trying to trace any relatives of my late father. He was originally from Ramsey but until his death lived in Liverpool. All that is known is that he had a brother, James, who had at least two sons and was resident in the Isle of Man..


TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008 13:53: From Dave, Crescent Hotel waiter 1970. Coming over for Bank Holiday weekend, 2nd to 5th May. Anyone remembering those days leave a message here, would be pleased to see you.


FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008 19:51: My name is Jenny and I am writing on behalf of Stan Walton, a friend of the family. He lives in Northumberland in a small village called Humshaugh. He is curious to know if an old friend of his from army days is still alive and well. This friend is called Bob Kinrade and served with Stan in the army. I believe they were in the Salisbury Royal Artillery together in 1952. Stan remembers that Bob was from a farming background and guesses he must be in his eighties. If anyone has any information I could pass on to Stan please email me at . Thank you.


TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008 13:51: LINDA BURRELL recently returned to UK after 25 years in Greece looking for sister PATRICIA BURRELL who was/is married to EDWARD POWER and last known to be living on Isle of Man approx late 1990s. Any information to help Linda find her family would be much appreciated. Please email


TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008 10:00: looking for graham wallace last seen isle of man 20 years ago served in 27 med regt R A germany northern ireland reunion planned


MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008 10:12: Hello Mandy its Kerry Rothwell contact me on as you have left no contact for yourself. I havd tried to find ways to contact you but have never been succesfull, Plase get intouch as there are 16 years to catch up on. You are a grandmother now and feel you need to become part of our famiy again. Please get intouch (no one is angry).


THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008 12:43: Donald - Edith May. I am trying to trace information with regard to my Grandmother who lived in Bride. She had a son born 1930 and a daughter born 1932 both children were handed over to the Callisters In lonan and the Kellys In Kirk Michael respectively. Who was my grandfather?

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008 02:35: MANDY (CASEMENT)feel free to contact me i think i know the people you are looking for feel free to contact me


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008 11:07: looking for eddy ryan who moved to the isle of man a couple of years ago from devon if anybody knows of eddy please get eddy to contact margaret maskell as we lost touch call: 01884 252165 or email thanks


MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008 16:47: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Nobles Hospital Nurse Naomi Montier. I've lost touch with her and can't find her address. Any help would be gratefully received. Call Ian Williams - 0794 141 8529


MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008 16:46: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Nobles Hospital Nurse Glen Weaver. I've lost touch with him and can't find his address. Any help would be gratefully received.

Call Ian Williams - 0794 141 8529



THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008 10:53: Re: George Arnold SHAW please email

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008 09:44: I am looking for a MACLUSKY he would be around 98years if alive, he was a gardien to my late father frederick williem agustus cooper many years ago, maclusky we know was in the flying core and had lost a leg, if anyone has any information on him I would be most gratefull if you could please contact me at am doing family history and he plays a great part in our history


TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2008 13:04: Hi, I am trying to contact Anne Volante (nee Winston) I have not heard from her for almost 15years. I know she lives in Douglas and used to live on Grosvenor Road in Douglas but moved away. If she reads this she can contact me by email on I would be great to hear from her again after such a long time.


MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008 21:23: Hello, My mother's maiden name was Quayle and the family originated in Jurby. There are a number of Quayles in the churchyard there including John Caesar Quayle (my grandfather)and his wife Eleanor Quayle (nee Caine). We've been over to visit but I don't know if there are any family members still on the island. My cousins were Nelson Quayle, his sister Margaret O'Connor (nee Quayle), also aunt and uncle Quayles May and Willie. Loooking forward to hearing from anyone who has any information.


SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2008 10:49: Re: George Arnold Shaw. David, could you let me have your email address please.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2008 04:58: Hi would love to get in touch with any one who remembers me My name is Christine Murphy( nee Rock) .I went to Ramsey Grammar School ,and now live in Brisbane Australia I'm hoping to get over this year for a holiday and it would be great to catch up with any one who would be interested.


THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2008 11:45: Re: Jessica Howcroft. Hi did you manage to find you're daughter in peel my little sister lives there so I could be able to help…


FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2008 11:59: Hi, Having recently obtained the death certificate for my Uncle George Arnold SHAW I find that at the time of his death in May 1953 he was living at "Langness View" Glen Chass Port St.Mary in the Isle of man. His occupation is listed as Coach Driver Formerly Garage Mechanic. Whist investigating my Family History I have discovered he was separated from his wife but nothing else. Any information would be appreciated



TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008 17:27: Does anyone remember Alice Quayle born in 1894 and lived at Falcon Cliff Cottages in Douglas?

Her parents were Robert Edward and Ellen (nee Sayle) and brothers and sisters included Clara, Louis, Lily, Thomas, Janey and Elizabeth.

There are connections with the Kewley, Gardener,Teare and Dugdale families. My Mum is Gladys - now aged 80 (Alice's youngest daughter - other daughters were Helen, Elsie and Alice(twins) Dorothy and Edith - they all came back to the island for holidays on a regular basis.

Alice moved to England (Gorton near Manchester) circa 1910-1920.

We're coming over to do some research and reminiscing over the weekend of 18th - 21st April - so if anyone is still around with family connections it would be great to meet up.

I can be contacted on Many thanks.


MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008 11:38: Hi, Does anyone on the isle of man remember Timmy and Carmel that used to live in the I O M in the early eights I remember Timmy worked in the casino if so contact me on this E/Mail Address,gordon.winton@SPS.GOV.UK


SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2008 23:24: would anyone know what ever happened to etna & jack dunn. they ran wexford hotel, 100 bucks rd, douglas in the 60,s. etna was a great friend of my mothers, and my mother worked for her for many years. i spent every summer there up to the age of 9 or 10. it would mean the world to me to find her. my mam always wanted to but she got M.S. and after years of illness passed on. i know they moved to blackpool and ran the wellington private hotel.they then moved on. etna had a sister i think her name was phylis brown, im sure she lived in the isle of man too. i cant say how much it would mean for me to find etna, there was so much left unsaid. she stayed in touch with me into my teens. my mams name was eileen and my names carol. if any of phylis,s family or anybody can let me know where she is, i would be email address is


SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2008 10:03: My adopted name is Emma Jane Macmahon, or so I have been told. I was adoted at 5 days old to a family running a hotel on the island. My birth mothers name was Rebbecca Macmahon. My birth date is the 3/11/72. The story goes that she was scottish and came over to the island to work till she gave birth but I cant be sure that its true. Would love to here from anyone with any infor. My email address is


WENESDAY, MARCH 5, 2008 22:13: sorry not enough - either lee casement or joe or danny gerrard pls contact me havant 4got mikey or nicole just thort 2 young . No i dont deserve it but would like 2 try and build bridges and am willing 2 wait things that have happened overlast few yrs have made me realise how selfish ive been.

MANDY (dont deserve 2 b called a mum )

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2008 17:14: Hi, my name is Ian Powell. I understand a friend of mine, Terry John Sharman, may have moved to the IOM. I can be contacted on Many thanks.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008 21:38: My Nana lizzie ( Elizabeth Cain ] and grandad harry had a sweet shop in Barrack St about 1934, they sold toffee apples etc, my late mam Lily Cain went to Hanover St school, just wondering if any one can remember the shop and my mam and grand parents lizzie and harry, Also does any one remember georgie Cain brought up in Fredrick St by Mungie crennell in the 1920s, went to St Thomas school with Stanley Kelly and joined the navy in 1939, My grandparents lizzie and harry lived also at spring valley flats owned by mccarten and in 1940 lived at 14 St Georges St,, Anyone remember them all , is there any photographs of this shop etc , please e-mail me

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2008 21:37: Hello, my name is Laurence (Movie) Morrison and lived in the IOM from 1942 to 1947. Daily I remember riding the train from Port.St. Mary to Douglas to attend the Douglas High School for Boys. I had a great group of friends while living on Athol St, Port St. Mary. The ones I remember best are Alan Saxby, Jimmy Corkish, Douglas Gellion, Jean Crebbin, Jean Kelly and Jean the Butcher's daughter whose family name I can't remember. When in the Royal Air Force and was being de-mobbed in 1950 I met Jimmy Corkish again and he gave me a ride in the RAF truck he was driving. I often think of my years in the IOM and would like to find any of those I mentioned to just say hello again and perhaps chat with once in a while. My email address is



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008 09:09: anyone know whatever happened to anne and jannette gosling?also the gilbert family who used to live at upper bishopscourt farm

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2008 14:05: My name is Suellen Cowley & I am still looking for anyone related to the Cowley family whose son William migrated to the states in 1700's. William was a minister. He had at least 5 siblings still living on the Isle of Man when he left. Surely there must still be some living relatives. His one sisters name was Catherine. Please if anyone knows how to find out if we have any living relatives, I'd like to write to them so we could try to put together a more complete geneology of the family.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008 10:57: anyone know the where abouts of anne and janette also fiona gilbert any news contact me at

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008 08:36: This is to confirm my mini-pilgrimage next week when my wife and I hope to dig up some old acquaintances and do some family history research. We are spending two nights at Cubbon House on the Prom and can be contacted there during the period Feb 14th to 16th. I look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers me (1946-1953) at BHSB as St Ninians was then called or during my brief sojurn at CRHS (1949).

RATTY (red hair and specs!)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 17:49: Hi, my name is Phil McCarthy.. I'm looking for my bother Jack and my identical twin sisters Jessica and Olivier, unfortunatley I don't know what their surnames will be now.. I have not seen them in over 15 years when they lived in Lancashire with their mum and our dad (Carol and Adey), as they moved to IOM shortly after.. Would love to see them, any info would be greatly appreciated..


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008 21:16: Hi, My name is Karen Bradbury (nee Lowe). I am looking to trace Jeff Foster my Uncle. He was a teacher for about 30 years in Oxford. He may have moved to the IOM in October 2006. I would love to hear from him. Please e-mail Thanks.


MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008 03:45: Hello my name is Russell Preston and I am Australian. My Great Grandfather John Henry Preston was born in Douglas in 1850.He married in Australia and died there in 1906. I am interested to know if anyone has information regarding my Great Grandfather and his family.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008 07:21: Please could you let me hav an e-mail address for Olga Eggert? I met her on a cruise recently with her partner Ian and need to get in touch with her -


TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008 19:21: Hi THOM BROWN!!! Its STEVEN ORR here. I just saw your reunion message that you posted back in September but you gave no details about how to get in touch with you. Ya eejit! Contact me on cheers!




SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2007 13:44: Hi my name is Tina Cowin (christina) My father is Norman cowin ,married to Patsy from Liverpool, My Grandparents NOW DECEACED were Bella and SAM Cowin from Pulrose,i would love to hear from any of my family ,i lost contact when my grandparents me at


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2007 11:20: Looking to get in touch with Julie Skillicorn(maiden name) that used to work in in James Kissacks back in the late 70s Early 80s, I am now living in Scotland sill married to my wife Delma. Love to hear from you. E/M


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007 21:00: David Radcliffe, born 1935, left the Island in October 1953, educated at DHSB 1946 to 1953)and briefly at CRHS, is hoping to pay a brief pilgrimage to the Island in February 2008, acompanied by some family members. I have very few relatives left locally but would love to contact any old friends during my visit. Please call Mobile 07985 755740 if you are interested.


(47 Salford Rd, SOUTHPORT PR8 3JX)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2007 15:22: Hi Im trying to find ALAN STOCKDALE, his last know address was in Douglas. If you know of his whereabouts please email me on


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2007 18:26: A message for Mike Riley. Hello,Mike. I am the Joan Cretney you have been trying to contact. I am back living in the Isle of Man. You can e-mail me on I will look forward to hearing from you.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2007 17:15: Hi I'm looking for Sally Ann Williams also had the surname Maguire. She used to live above Moira's Ice Cream Shop in Peel with her aunty and uncle. She has two children John and Sarah, the last time I saw Sally was about 3 years ago when she lived in Ramsey. Can anyone put me in touch with her any news please e-mail me on


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2007 17:10: Wish to get in contact with Carolyn (entry on Sept 17, 2007), my surname is now Bell and I live in Ramsey. You can contact me on it would be great to see you again.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2007 17:19: Carolyn, Contact me at and I can put you in touch with Tracy if you have not found her already.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2007 00:21: I would like to hear from Joan Cretney, born ca, 1945-46. Used to live in Sydney St,Douglas. Was a teacher in Southall 1970 -72, lived in Ealing.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2007 18:22: Hello! My name is Thomas James Cornish (1953). My past was very mysterious,and as appears now I was forced to live under Strangers name. I'm looking for any information. My family name is Cornish. My grandmas name was Hanna Blanche Cornish. And up to 3 years old I use to live with her in private house in Isle of Man. Contact me on my


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007 06:04: looking kieth southward, lived manchester.aroud the airport my name is ronald brew from douglas isle of man, kieth is about my age 78 i last met we were about 4years old at our grandfathers funreral with jim & lilian southward francis & bill cowley & thier daughter jess my parents charlie & annie brew my brothers kenneth & harold, would love to hear from you or some information


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007 12:37: Hello, I am looking for ancestors of William duke and his wife Jane duke ( Jane was Jane Cain befor she married William ] they lived in Douglas, my Great grand father John henry Cain Was born 1862 Douglas to who we don't know, but in 1871 he was a 9 yr old living with William and Jane Duke , the dukes boys I think John and James went to Liverpool and became police officers as in 1881 there is only Jane duke age 60 and john Cain age 19 ( lodger ] William passed away between 1871 and 1881 , Do these names mean any thing to any one as im trying to find the connection with Dukes and John Cain.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2007 20:22: James McNally - Brother of Richard Hugh McNally (Deceased) - formerly of Ramsey IOM: I am trying to trace any relatives of my late father. He was originally from Ramsey but until his death lived in Liverpool. All that is known is that he had a brother, James, who had at least two sons and was resident in the Isle of Man..


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2007 07:47: AEric Proffit living in New Zealand is seeking relatives in the Isle of Man.His mother was Elizabeth Kermode,Her fathers name was John & her mothers maiden name was Cannon &they lived Douglas,Elizabeth emigrated to N,Z, in1912.If you have any details you can send them to me Bert @ (


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007 15:52: Hi my name is Emma Cook, I am looking for my uncle Colin Cook last known to be living in Port Erin. He was married to a lady called Jan and they have 2 daughters called Sarah & Julie. His brother was called Michael Cook he was married to Margo Daly. Colin & Michaels parents were called Daisie and Toby they lived in Mount Street, Smallwood, Redditch. Michael is my dad and he has passed away now, Colin is my uncle. if any one has any information or knows how I can contact them or please tell them i'm on this site that would be great....many thanks. My name is Emma Cook tel. 07955019180 or email


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007 11:54: Hi, my name is Karin and I would like to say hello to Ian Stowell, an old friend of mine. Haven`t seen or heard of him for ages and I wonder if anyone could tell me his current address or e-mail Thanks a lot and a wonderful day to everybody. email:


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007 11:42: Hi, My name is Robert Cowell, could anyone please help with regards to contacting Mr Barry Firth (Castletown). I cut our contact years ago, and wish to try again if its not too late. No agenda, just a wish to say hello and go from there. You can contact me on Many thanks.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007 15:16: Hi, I am looking to make contact with Jane Mckenna who was living in Peel and have not seen or heard from her in the last 2 years or so. I miss her and think of her quite often so if you know of her whereabouts or have a contact could you let me know


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007 11:12: There is a lady called Margaret who posted a message on 26th October 2007 trying to get in touch with Lillian Kermode. She is my relative and I have contact details for her. If she wishes to contact me


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2007 23:20: I would love to hear from Lillian Kermode. Her husband John was Lighthouse Keeper at the Point of Ayre until he retired and they returned to Oban. John passed away recently and I would like to contact Lillian.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2007 23:40: I am looking for Robert Yates. He has a brother named Joseph. Many moons have passed since we last met at school.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007 07:21: I am looking for Pat Halsall. She was my bridesmaid on 7th Nov. 1958. She used to work in Boot's chemist, she married and went to live in Scotland, she had one son. Eventually she was divorced after a bad motor-cycle accident. We have lived in Australia for the last 30 years but I would love to hear from her. My maiden name was Eunice Moses, we both went to Douglas High School. Now known as Una Brookes. Please reply to


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2007 15:33: Does anyone know whatever happened to dave and sheila gilbert,they used to live in kirk michael (upper bishopscourt farm) and had three daughters, rowan,fiona and tamsin and four sons chris,jamie and twins john and peter, i have lost contact with them some years ago and would just lke to know whats been happening since, i last met fiona in 1978 on golders green underground platform by chance, but have not seen or heard of them since or william.o'


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007: Did you serve in the Royal Military Police? Since May 2007 eleven residents on the Island who served in the Corps have formed a Sub Group of the Cheshire & North Wales Branch, Royal Military Police Association. They are holding their next social, Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 12 December. If you would like more information and to join them please contact their Secretary: Mr. George A. Woodall. Barrule, 36 Hazel Drive, Penyffordd, Nr. Chester, Flintshire, CH4 0NF. Tel: 01244 545608 or email at


MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2007 17:22: This November sees the 25th anniversary of the formation of Manx Airlines on the Isle of Man. It is intended to hold a staff reunion for all former employees (and partners!) at the Hydro Hotel, Queens Prom, Douglas, on January 25th 2008. If the response is greater than can be accommodated there, then an alternative venue in Douglas will be selected. Tickets will be no more than 15, this will cover the cost of food and entertainment. If you'd like to come along, please register your interest by e-mail to . Further details will be sent to all who've registered when numbers and precise details are known. See you in January!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 18:16: i'm looking for steven orr (48/49) went to castle rushen high school castletown, was born in Larkhall Scotland father Peter mother ???? emegrated to NewZealand married 4 daughters. I was in touch with him about 6/7 years ago when he worked in a saw mill I'm Thom Brown from Harthill in Lanarkshire I used to visit Casmytletown every summer from around 1963 - 1980, my mother Joan Gelling went to school with his mother born 1926??


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 00:17: May I say thankyou to newspaper for allowing me to use this place for my request for Robert and Julie Kelly, And thank you to who ever told Julie I was looking for them, Julie has been in touch with me, so it just goes to show that this page can help, thank you ,,,


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2007 20:05: I'm hoping somebody can help put me back in touch with Tracy Hudson. She lived in Ballagyr Park in Peel during the early 90's. Tracy would have left the QE2 in 1994, briefly moving back to the UK before returning to the island around 1998. The last time that we were in touch she was living in Jurby and had one son called Rhys. If anyone can put me back in touch with her, or ask her to contact me, I would be grateful.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2007 22:06: TO DAVID ROBINSON - you will find Sheila Turton here see link


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2007 11:27: I am trying to trace Norman Shimmin. Norman moved back to the Isle of Man at the end of his last school term at Highfield C S M Broadgreen Road Liverpool, May 1952. Norman and I were good mates but he moved back with his parents and we lost contact. I have since moved over here (20 years years ago actuallly) to work and have since retired and living with my wife in Castletown. I was browsing on my computor this morning and noticed this column, I thought it might be just be a chance to contact him. I am 70 years old and I assume Norman would be similar . If anyone knows him I would be very pleased to hear from them, or indeed from Norman himself.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2007 13:49: I am trying to trace relatives in the Isle of Man relating to my late grandma Margaret (Peggy) Moore. All I know is that she had about 8 brothers and sisters as follows, Arthur, Stanley, Mona, Amy, Bill (who went to Canada), Bert who I believe was killed in Dunkirk and Alf who married somebody called Blanch and they had one daughter called Belle and a son called Bobby. My grandma moved to Huddersfield and married Johnny Warner and they lived all their married life in Lindley Huddersfield West Yorkshire. I know that Arthur and Stanley visited Huddersfield becuase i remember them as a little girl and they used to bring a supply of manx kippers across with them. My father will be 80 next year and has no knowledge of either side of his family further back than the above. If anyone has any information regarding the above I would be extremely grateful if you could e mail and let me know. We are thinking of coming to the Isle of Man next May to give my father a surprise birthday present. Thank you


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2007 00:13: Would Robert or Julia Kelly who parants were the late Stanley and madge Kelly please get in touch with me, as I think you knew my late dad George, Robert got in touch with me a couple of years ago but lost your message, I am one of the daughters of George, I am also sorry to hear about Madge,; dad was always talking of Stanley and his parties; I am trying to find out about dads mother and crennells etc and trying to find any photographs of him , please if you read this , or any other kellly or crennells that knewdad please get in touch,

LIZ at

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2007 23:00: I have lost touch with a friend JUDY (nee SULLIVAN), husband Bob. They moved from South Africa to Maughold, IOM in the early 80s. They had horses and dogs and had a business, I think in Douglas. Please send any info on Judy's whereabouts to me


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2007 19:23: I am researching my family tree and am looking fro Isle of Man ancestors. My William GILL OR GELL was born in Castletown in 1832 and Married Elizabeth MOORE born Douglas 1836 . They had William Alfred, born in 1858 (as well as Charles, Albert, Frederick ,Henry, Charles, Annie, Edith and Richard between 1861 and 1872). William of 1858 married Bella Sophia Raddish and had William Alfred Gill born in Liverpool in 1884 who later came to Canada . If anyone can help with more family members that would be great. Thanks


THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2007 00:21: I have been asked to post a message on here for my friend in England, She is looking for info on the Yates family. Robert James Yates born in isle of man April 1941 died Liverpool 2003 His father was George Yates born isle of man died Liverpool 1982/3 His mother was Ann Murphy born in Liverpool, George had siblings but the only one she of was john Yates he lived in Douglas and was a member of the isle of man government he was in the government in the 1970s and poss 60s as well he was married to Alice ? And had a white Mercedes and has a son she thinks still on the island Her name is Debbie, please can you e-mail me if you know any thing , she is doing research for her fathers tree. My name is Liz and im at


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2007 21:53: Hi, I am trying to trace an old school friend, his name was Jody Wood, although I think he now goes by Jody Allan. He will be 28 years old. He joined the navy when he left school! Have tried to contact him through Friends Reunited to no avail! My email address is : Thankyou




MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007 19:37: hi am looking for a girl i lived by and went to school with. her name is leanne newbold and we lived in onchan. would love to see how she is please contact thanks


MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007 20:58: im hoping to find my my daughter who i have not seen for ten years,her name is jessica howcroft and she is 14. she moved to peel from salford sometime last year with my ex-wife. if you read this jess i do miss you and love you very much , love your dad


MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007 12:23: Am looking for info on a J F Martin, don't know if male or female, but in late DEC 1921 this person reg the birth for a George Cain in poorhouse 1921 (mother Catherine Cain single ] Also any one know George Cain ( Douglas ] was in the navy from 1939, I am looking for any mates of his still living, brought up in Fredrick St, went to tynwald St school and St Thomas and the other boys school, his best mate was Stanley Kelly born 1919 and lived above him, ; I think George drank in the old dogs home and rosemount, please e-mail me at


THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2007 10:44: I am trying to find an old Leeds University friend called Sheila Turton. We were at Leeds between 1987 and 1990 and kept in touch afterwards but have since lost touch. Her family were in the butcher trade and she worked as an accountant after leaving uni. Were having a reunion in Leeds in October and would love for her to be there. Hope someone can find her!!


TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007 10:17: Hi my name is Nicole Im looking for a friend she is called Debbie Ricks she used to work Sun Life Global Management she used to live in Oncan but I think she moved to peel or so. I meet her when I used to live on the Isle of Man but lost contact with her. If anybody knows her she can contact me on my email address


MONDAY, JULY 16, 2007 10:35: Also searching for any one who knew of Edith mc ardle (nee crennell] she was born 1906 married James mc ardle 1932 taxi propritor don't know when James died but Edith died 1994( there was a will ] Edith was my dads guardian, if there were children to Edith and James maybe know something of my dads mother or any one knowing this couple, im only interested in my dads past please e-mail me at lillies I do have a researcher doing his work on this as well but at the moment he is searching Liverpool- new Zealand -Australia -and then Dublin for Catherine Cain he has a few leads


SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2007 23:16: I posted a message here regarding anyone knowing about James (mungie ] Crennell , my late father George was given to him 1926/7 his mother Catherine Cain ,can anyone remember any thing about George or Catherine Cain or mungie etc Crennells were from Fredrick St Douglas, my e-mail address is


SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2007 19:27: i am trying to contact danielle webster, she is from douglas aged 21-23, she used to hav black hair dyed it blond. i met her in cyprus a few years back on holiday, i have lost her address and mob number but would love to find her. my name is tom webster from hemel hempstead. can anybody help?


WENESDAY, JULY 11, 2007 21:42: Does anyone remember James crennell ( mungie ] fredrick St 1921, hw looked after a boy called George from about 1926/7 most important if you know any thing of George . His mother was called Catherine Cain, where did she go .she was born 1900 and that was her name Catherine Cain don't think she was married when gave birth to her son, in the house in 14 fredrick St lived the Kelly,S as well as crennells any info please let me know and I will give you my e-mail


TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2007 20:19: Trying to contact Barry Firth (Castletown). Lost your email. Have news about Robert. Contact me at or on mobile.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2007 10:50: I am trying to find a lady i worked with back in the good old 80s. We worked together at Swinton Insurance down Myrtle Street, i think she then went on to work for the shoprite group.Her name was then Gill wilkinson nee Heede, i would very much like to get in touch with her so if Gill or anyone who knows her is reading this please contact me at


TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2007 14:54: I would like ,through your website, to see if my cousins still live on The isle Of Man. My mother stayed with them for a short while when their mother died,way back in 1946 or there abouts. The eldest Alex(or Anne) came to see us when she was about 17 and since my mother died we have not heard anything of them. Their surname is Baines one David,Alex(Anne) and John. I seem to remember that they lived in a place called Lower Foxdale. If they do see this ,we would love to hear from them and let them know about their many Wiltshire relations. Thanking you in anticipation. Email:


MONDAY, JULY 2, 2007 14:17: I am researching the Ronan family tree which originated in Kirk Rushen in the mid 18th century. I have quite a lot of info from IGI and census etc. Have written to the existing Ronans I found in the telephone directory. Would welcome filling in the generations from 1901. Am helping a Lancs Ronnan who is directly descended from John Ronan christened 01/01/1777 K. Rushen. My e mail is:


THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007 15:10: for the attention of rose derwin - chris pitts emil address is can rose get in touch


SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2007 15:26: I am writing my autobiography for the family and am trying to trace a branch of our family I have lost touch with. The Isle of Man connection I am looking for is the Paton family. Dr. Jim Paton was my father, Joseph Vincent Paton's, brother and they lived at Corkbeg, Grove Mount, Ramsey, Isle of Man - in the 1940', 50s, 60's and 70's. They had a daughter Helen, who I believe was also a doctor on the Isle of Man. Any information would be greatly appreciated. My contact email is


SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2007 21:18: Please may I request you to publish my letter to find my friend Shelagh. I made friends with Shelagh on an Internet cross stitch forum and due to internet & telephone cable problems was off line for a long time. I lost contact with Shelagh and would dearly love to find here again. I do know that she is a Nurse. I also live on a tiny island off the very foot of Australia - called Tasmania. If anyone knows Shelagh please tell her about my letter. Shelagh if you read this letter, it's Sue (siouxmac, just me sue)please would you email me at Hope so very much to hear from you soon, miss your company very much, love,


FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007 21:47: If any one reading this knows simon kosh. please tell him to get in contact with louise from derry asap. still at the same address. hoping to meet up with him in july when we visit the island.


FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007 13:45: I am looking for living descendents of Thomas Cowley & Catherine Quayle who were married Nov 3, 1832,Isle of Man.

Their children :

William Nov 171833

Elizabeth May 1, 1836

Catherine Nov 18, 1838.....died July 1842

Anne Mar 3, 1841

William May 30, husband Charles' grandfather

Margaret Alice....April 9, 1846

Eliza April 7, 1850

I can be contacted by email :

by phone (815) 472-6221

by snail mail : Suellen Cowley, 246 Willow, Momence, IL 60954-1444

Thanks for any help. We would very much like to find any living relatives to write & get to know each other.


MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2007 08:43: I am trying to trace an old friend from the 60s/70s. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Gill, maiden name Greer, of Douglas. Last known as Gill Newbold of Onchan. She had a daughter called Leanne. I just want to know how she is and how her life as panned out.


SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007 20:51: Lost touch with Chris about 3 years ago, his son Rian, who is my grandson is anxious to see his daddy and I have planned a trip for July with him to the Island would really love to meet up with Chris, so would Rian. Can anybody help?

Chris is from Balasalla, he has 2 brothers, Barry & Phillip

His mothers name is Linda Davidson.Thanks


THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2007 04:12: Hi, Am seeking living descendants of John Johnson and his wife Margaret(nee Corlett) lived in Peel 1901. Parents of William,Eva,Margaret(Maggie), JohnThomas,Ida,Steven, and Sidney. John Thomas emmigrated to NZ / Aus- 1909-1915 and is my great grandfather. Contact was lost and am seeking possible information from family. Contact via email at Thanks


THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007 22:02: Hi, I am looking for three cousins (male). We had the same grandmother,Jane, from the Penrith area. Her daughter Florence had 3 sons, probably born late 30's early 40's and they lived on the Isle of man. Florrie had a sister Doris, and two half-sisters, one who was my mother. Just wondered if anyone out there knows this family. Thanks.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2007 23:36: Hi. Visiting I-O-M 21 June for 5 days. Would love to catch up with Barry - Ex Assistant Catering Manager Sherwood Rooms - Mecca 1968. Married Elaine and may have moved home to I-O-M. Any news welcome. Contact via this E Mail address

LES (ex trainee CM) & VICKY

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007 18:05: I would like to contactStephen and Malcolm who I have met in Manchester back in 1998. You can contact me by email at


FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007, 07:40:I would like to contact Dot Smoker (Bell) as lost touch a while ago and would like to meet up this summer. Please contact me (Anne Corkill) at


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 18:25:Looking for Caroline Feery, haven t heard from you in a long while and just wanted to know if you are ok. You can contact me by email on


SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2007, 13:42: Hi, I'm looking for my sister Victoria Leeanne Smith. She will be 28 this July and used to live in Wolverhampton. Can anyone help me? email me at please it would mean so much! I haven't seen her in 22 years.


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