Transcript for PEEL, Shipping registers, 1838-1849, Folio 70

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.

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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 typeNew registration
BuiltPeel, Isle of Man, 1843Builder
PropulsionSailDimensions38 x 11.1 x 6.1 ft
RigSmack with mizenGross tonnage15 tons
Masts2Register tonnage15 tons
NameAddress OccupationShares
John Kermod Peel Carpenter 8 Subscribing
John Kelly Junior Peel Fisherman 8 Subscribing
John Clague Kk Patrick Blacksmith 8 Subscribing
Thomas Cowley Kk German Farmer 8
William Woods Kk German Farmer 8
Henry Cowll Kk Patrick Mariner 8
William Clague Kk Patrick Blacksmith 8
William Christian Kk Patrick Fisherman 8
NameAddress Date 
William Christian 16/6/1843 
Wm Kennaugh 27/8/1845 
Thomas Kneale 3/6/1848 
1  Entry: 11/11/1843 Bill of sale: 10/11/1843
William Christian Sold 8 shares to John Clague, Kk Patrick, Blacksmith
2  Entry: 5/12/1845 Mortgage: 4/12/1845
John Kelly Junr Mortgaged 8 shares to Henry Graves, Peel, Sailmaker
3  Entry: 23/4/1846 Discharge of mortgage: 18/4/1846
Henry Graves Released the mortgage on 8 shares John Kelly Junr, Peel, Fisherman
4  Entry: 12/1/1848 Death: [No date shown]   Will: [No date shown]  Probate:15/8/1845
Henry Cowell Died, leaving 8 shares to Robert Kewin, Kk German, Sumner
5  Entry: 14/1/1848 Bill of sale: 4/7/1846
Robert Kewin Sold 8 shares to Henry Graves, Peel, Sailmaker
6  Entry: 14/1/1848 Bill of sale: 8/1/1848
John Clague Sold 8 shares to Thomas Kneale, Kk Patrick, Fisherman, 4 shares
William Kermode, Kk Patrick, Joiner, 4 shares
7  Entry: 20/2/1855 Bill of sale: 13/4/1854
Thomas Kneale, 4 shares
William Kermode, 4 shares
Sold 8 shares to Henry Graves, Peel, Isle of Man, Merchant
Vessel events
Date Event
12/5/1855 Official number allocated. 
Date Closure
[No date shown] Re-registered at this port.
Notes and cross-references
Forward Cross-reference Transaction book, folio 6