Transcript for DOUGLAS, Transactions register, 1825-1904, Folio 46

This page is a transcript of a single folio from a shipping register.

The British shipping registers used standard forms which were used throughout Britain and the then colonies and while the exact format used changed over the years, the data recorded remained sufficiently consistent to make it possible to use a single transcription system to record and present the data.

For more detail on shipping registers, please see Shipping registers and for more on the Isle of Man registers, see Isle of Man shipping registers .

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The folios frequently contain much more information, such as changes of measurement, correspondence, etc. We have not transcribed these details, so if they are of particular interest, we recommend perusal of the original document or images of it.

To find other folios relating to that ship, there is a button at the top right of the transcript which links to a list of register entries for that official number. Unfortunately, this will not work for earlier registers where the ships had no official number. In this case, the bottom of the transcript may include a note taken from the folio itself giving directions to other folios.

Data sources

The sources of the data are images of the shipping registers for the Isle of Man ports held at Manx National Heritage Library, Douglas. We made these transcripts as a proof of concept but to transcribe many folio pages in detail is an arduous task and one that we do not intend to repeat. However, the database structure and the web pages on this site provide a proven framework to which more data can be added from other sources should it become available in the future.

Be aware. We transcribe data as seen. Where phrases appear in the registers we always try to stay close to the original text, but to facilitate transcription, we have stylised some of them, particularly those relating to transactions.

Vessel nameRATTLER Official number21975
Port of registryPeel Number/year6/1843
Registry date16/6/1843
Registry typeTransactions subsequent to registry
NameAddress OccupationShares
John Kelly Junior Peel, Isle of Man Fisherman 8
John Kermode Peel, Isle of Man Carpenter 8
Henry Graves Peel, Isle of Man Sailmaker & Merchant 16
John Clague Kirk Patrick, Isle of Man Blacksmith 8
William Clague Kirk Patrick, Isle of Man Blacksmith 8
Thomas Cowley Kirk German, Isle of Man Farmer 8
William Woods Kirk German, Isle of Man Farmer 8
1  Entry: 28/4/1856 Death: 26/3/1853   Will: 30/3/1852  Probate:28/4/1853
Thomas Cowley Died, leaving 8 shares to Robert Cowley, Kirk German, Isle of Man, Farmer
2  Entry: 28/4/1856 Death: 26/10/1855   Will: [No date shown]  Probate:16/11/1855
Robert Cowley Died, leaving 8 shares to Esther Cowley, Kirk Malew, Isle of Man, Widow
3  Entry: 28/4/1856 Bill of sale: 4/4/1856
Esther Cowley Sold 8 shares to William Woods, Kirk German, Isle of Man, Farmer
4  Entry: 13/5/1857 Bill of sale: 8/7/1856
Henry Graves, 16 shares
John Kermode, 8 shares
William Clague, 8 shares
Sold 32 shares to William Woods, Kirk German, Isle of Man, Farmer
Date Closure
12/3/1864 Registration transferred to Peel, 1864.
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