For the best summary of the Manx response to the LDS mission to the Isle Of Man you need to
But also read my review of Frances Coakley's article:
For a detailed study of a typical emigration http://myancestry.org/emigration/shelley.htm gives an excellent account of an English family's experience on the "Ellen Maria". This boat left Liverpool on 1 February 1851. No Manx emigrants are on the ship's manifest but according to family accounts nine members of the Comish family sailed on this boat - there is no record of them on any other ship's manifest. The account continues with the rest of the emigration journey to Utah.Several web pages give information on Manx Converts:
http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/mormon - More from Frances Coakley's massive web site. This is an important site providing information on 20 individuals or families who joined the LDS church and emigrated and also giving links to related Manx history pages. In providing Manx background information Frances is at her best. The people concerned are:Caine, John Thomas:
Extract from LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p.726
Good background details and several brief extracts
Some background details and large extract from Autobiography Of Thomas Callister but last 5 pages missing
Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.533
Comish, William and Elizabeth:
Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.524 et seq.
Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.510
Cowley, James, Isabella and son Mathias:
Extract from Matthew Cowley Man of Faith
Cowley, Mathias and Ann:
Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.524 and Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 1, p.214
Unattributed extract from Our Pioneer Heritage page 486/7
Kelly, John 'Bookbinder':
Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.532
Extract from LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 2, p.771
Kewley, James and Ann:
This is a good extract based on David Carlisle's research.
Consists of Obituary Deseret Evening News, 23 January, 1896 by Elder Joseph Hall; Excerpts from "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah" and excerpts from the diary of Joseph Lawson during his mission to Great Britain, 15th October, 1866, to 10th of January, 1868. This is a very useful section
Consists of Manx census details
Useful background info and extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.522/4
Very good Manx background details and extracts from 2 letters from Ann Pitchforth Studies ~ Volume 1, Number 2, Page 24 and Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 12, p.437-440
Quayle, John and Catherine:
Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.487
Quirk, Thomas and Ann:
Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 1, p.211
Robinson, Jane and Helena:
The extracts are taken from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.529 et seq.
Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.506/7
Watterson, William and Mary:
Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p.509 + p516
http://heritage.uen.org/companies/Wc2dab1ec441ec.htm Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage,Vol. 12, p.47 about Elizabeth Ann Clucas
http://www.members.tripod.com/~dlarsen/larsen/histories/comish.html This link gives information on Robert Nephi Comish including photos
http://www.cc.utah.edu/~joseph/genealogy/EJCowley.html This link gives detailed information on and photo of Elizabeth Jane Cowley
http://www.softcom.net/users/paulandsteph/jalger/sarahsfamily.html#william Extract from An Enduring Legacy giving an account of the life and descendants of William Edward Cowley.
http://jfs.saintswithouthalos.com/Bios/karren.htm This link gives an outline of the life of Thomas Karren and a further link to diaries of his mission to Hawaii.
http://lythgoes.net/genealogy/ This gives a whole list of Kewley's for whom there are separate web pages giving detailed information. The Manx born converts are Ann Kewley (Karran) born 8 June 1810/1815; James Kewley born 15.08.1802; Margaret Kewley born 1840; Robert Kewley born 1845; Thomas Kewley born 1853. Includes photos.
http://www.lawsons.ca/biography/00673-bio.html Here is a brief outline of Joseph Lawson's life
http://heritage.uen.org/companies/Wc28a8ed1e31a5.htm Extract from Our Pioneer Heritage, by Harry McCune about his family's conversion and emigration. His father Matthew was born on the Isle of Man to a military family and was one of the first Mormon converts in India.
http://www.geocities.com/iflk/johnmcneilhistory.html This gives a lot of information about John McNeil and his family.
http://marialouisapickett.homestead.com/WilliamGillMills.html This page gives a few details about William G Mills. William though born in Ireland joined the Church on the Island and was an important convert.
http://www.manxroots.com/eqk.htm This page contains information about John and Elizabeth Kelly with a photo of their home in Baldwin.