Transcript for PEEL, Shipping registers, 1838-1849, Folio 75

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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.

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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 nameWILLOW GROVE Official number21977
Port of registryPeel Number/year11/1843
Registry date21/6/1843
Registry typeNew registration
BuiltPeel, Isle of Man, 1843Builder
PropulsionSailDimensions38.8 x 12 x 5.9 ft
RigSmack with mizenGross tonnage15 tons
Masts2Register tonnage15 tons
NameAddress OccupationShares
Thomas Cowll Fisherman 24 Subscribing
Thomas Cowll Carpenter 8 Subscribing
James Bowman Ropemaker 8 Subscribing
Robert Keown Peel Sumner 8
Henry Cowll Kk Patrick Schoolmaster 8
Jane Cowll Liverpool Spinster 8
NameAddress Date 
Thomas Cowll 21/6/1843 
John Cowell 2/5/1851 
1  Entry: 2/1/1845 Legal action: 16/5/1844
James Bowman Subject to legal action in respect of 8 shares Robert Joughin, Peel, Shoemaker
2  Entry: 10/8/1846 Bill of sale: 14/5/1846
Henry Cowell Sold 8 shares to Thomas Karran, Peel, Saddler
Henry Cowell, deceased. Shares sold by Robert Keown, his administrator.
3  Entry: 23/2/1847 Death: [No date shown]   Will: 24/4/1843  Probate:[No date shown]
Thomas Cowell Died, leaving 24 shares to Jane Cowell, Peel, Widow
4  Entry: 16/3/1847 Mortgage: 11/3/1847
Thomas Cowell, 8 shares
Jane Cowell, 24 shares
Mortgaged 32 shares to Henry Graves, Peel, Sailmaker
5  Entry: 4/1/1853 Bill of sale: 10/12/1852
Thomas Karran Sold 8 shares to John Cowll, Peel, Isle of Man, Carpenter
6  Entry: 17/5/1853 Discharge of mortgage: 5/4/1853
Henry Graves Released the mortgage on 32 shares Thomas Cowll, Peel, Fisherman, 8 shares
Jane Cowll, Peel, Widow, 24 shares
7  Entry: 10/7/1854 Bill of sale: 3/12/1853
Jane Cowll Sold 8 shares to Ann Collister, Peel, Isle of Man, Shopkeeper
8  Entry: 20/2/1855 Bill of sale: 10/2/1855
Jane Cowll Sold 8 shares to John Teare, Peel, Isle of Man, Ropemaker
Vessel events
Date Event
12/5/1855 Official number allocated. 
Date Closure
6/5/1885 Broken up years ago.
Notes and cross-references
Forward Cross-reference Transaction book, folio 65