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Timeline: 1500 AD - Now

by isleofman.com 19th May 2022

Isle of Man - History - Timeline 1500AD - Now

 

Over the last 600 years the Isle of Man has undergone extreme change, and seen some difficult times.

 

Isle of Man Timeline: 1500 AD - Date

1504

Title King of Man waived for Lord of Mann

1511- 1515

Manorial Roll compiled

1540

Rushen Abbey and the Nunnery officially dissolved by Edward Stanley

1577

Bishop paid homage to 4th Earl for his Barony, at Tynwald

1583

Tynwald legislation on salmon and trout fishing. Deemsters and Keys declared law on treasure trove

1594

Queen Elizabeth I took control of Mann pending settlement of a disputed succession

1608

William Christian (Illiam Dhone) born

1610

Prayer Book printed in Manx by Bishop Phillips

1612

Stanley rule resumed by William I, fith Earl, and Countess Elizabeth

1627

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, becomes Lord of Mann

1628

Horse races on Langness - transferred to Epsom as The Derby in 1780

1645

Buidling starts on Derby Fort

1648

Stevenson family of Balladoole gave up the Calf to the Lord of Mann

1651

7th Earl with Manx force in Royalist defeat at the Battles of Wigan and Worcester. Capture and execution of the Earl at Bolton

1651

Rebellion in Mann, led by William Christian (Illiam Dhone). Island was taken over for the Commonwealth

1656

William Christian (Illiam Dhone) becomes Governor of the Isle of Man

1660

Restoration of Derby rule

1663

William Christian (Illiam Dhone) Executed

1666

The Moddey Dhoo appears at Peel Castle

1668

Manx copper coins minted by John Murray of Ronaldsway

1672

Compulsory elementary education introduced by Charles, 8th Earl of Derby

1698-1775

Episcopate of Bishop Wilson

1704

1704 Act of Settlement confirmed customary land tenancy

1709

Derby coinage introduced, bearing family crest of eagle and child

1760

Two wooden pillars erected in memory of a victory over the French Admiral Thurot, off the coast of Ballaugh

1764

Smallpox epidemic

1765

U.K. Act of Revestment and Mischief Act passed for suppression of running trade. Financial control of the Island was vested in the British Crown

1770

First Tynwald after Revestment

1772-73

Epidemic of Smallpox

1773

Discovery of the Calf of Man Crucifixion Stone by John Quayle

1775

Publication of the Manx Bible, edited by Philip Moore

1777

John Wesley visited Mann

1780

Epidemic of Smallpox

1780

Publication of Dr. John Kelly's Manx Grammar

1788

Dennison's Theatre opened in Fort Street, Douglas

1789

Mutiny on The Bounty

1792

Establishment of the 1st Manx newspaper, the Manks Mercury and Briscoe's Advertiser

1792

Thomas Stowell published l'he Statutes and Ordinances of the isle of Man

1799

Birth of William Kennish, inventor and scientist

1803

"Mona's Herald" began publication

1805

Introduction of vaccination against smallpox

1806

Corrin's Tower (Corrin's Folly) built

1830

Thomas Edward Brown born

1810

Construction began in Douglas on Duke Street and Sand Street (now Strand Street). They were then the western and northern limits of the town

1819

First scheduled service by steamer from Great Britain

1820

Waterloo Theatre opened on the corner of Strand St and Wellington St, Douglas

1821

Riots broke out in Peel as Manx (and English) ports had been closed against importation of foreign corn, meal, or flour

1824

Foundation of National Lifeboat Institution by Sir William Hillary

1825

Economic difficulties for Manx farmers resulted in potato riots in Arbory and Rushen; march on Bishopscourt

1827

A major failure in the herring season

1828

Death of J. Christian Curwen

1829

Birth of Arthur Caley the Manx Giant (7ft 6in)

1830

The St. George is shipwrecked on Conister Rock

1830

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company founded and William Gill appointed Captain of Mona's Isle

1831

Edward Faragher (Ned Beg Hom Ruy) born in Cregneish

1832

Tower of Refuge erected

1832

First epidemic of Cholera ever known

1837

Epidemic of Typhus, many died

1838

Publication of Archibald Cregeen's Manx-English Dictionary

1839

Epidemic of Smallpox

1840

Assimilation Act - the Manx 14 pennies to the shilling became English 12 to the shilling. Riots, and a company of soldiers was brought from Liverpool

1847

Visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

1848

Consecration of new Royal Chapel of St. John's

1849

Cholera Epidemic

1851

Smallpox Epidemic

1852

Youngest recorded member of the House of Keys, Edward Curphey Farrant at 21

1852

Act of Tynwald preventing Smallpox vaccination

1852

Brig Lily disaster on Kitrerland rock and loss of lifeboat crew

1853

Voyage of the Vixen from Peel to Australia

1854

World's largest waterwheel opened at Laxey, the Lady Isabella

1858

Foundation of the Manx Society, for the publication of important documents

1862

Victoria Hall, Prospect Hill Douglas opens

1862

Douglas breakwater was constructed of wood

1864

Epidemics of Smallpox and Typhoid fever

1864

Archibald Knox born

1865

Epidemics of Smallpox and Typhoid fever

1865

Douglas breakwater was destroyed in a storm

1866

Boards of Health were formed throughout the island

1866

The House of Keys Election Act provided for universal suffrage

1866

The Isle of Man Customs and Harbours Act passed at Westminster, restoring to the Manx Government control of finances and internal administration

1867

First Elections to the House of Keys

1869-1870

Ordnance Survey of the Island completed and published

1869

Iron Pier built in Douglas

1871

Milner's Tower built

1871

Victoria Pier was opened and there was a big influx of visitors. the steam railway was completed between Douglas and Peel

1872

Education Act passed

1872

John Kewish hung at Castletown - last person to be hung

1873

Plantation begins at Archallagan over 371 acres with 2,250 assorted trees

1873

Opening of Douglas-Peel railway line

1876

Foundation of horse tram network in Douglas

1877

Derby Castle entertainment complex opened

1877

The steam railway was completed between Ramsey and St. Johns. An Epidemic of Smallpox

1877

Public Baths opened on Douglas Promenade

1879

Foundation of Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society

1881

Introduction of Women's Suffrage

1881

Publication of T. E. Brown's Fo'c's'le Yarns

1882

The Phynodderre and Other Legends of the Isle of Man by Edward Callow published

1882

Grand Theatre and Insular Opera House opened

1883

Horse trams began service in Douglas

1884

Constitution of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man

1884

Kirk German, Peel, built to replace Cathedral but never consecrated as such

1885

Ballure Glen opened

1886

The steam railway was completed between Foxdale and St. Johns

1887

Publication of Hall Caine's first Manx novel, The Deemster

1888

The White Hoe fever isolation hospital was built near the Nunnery

1889

Palace Ballroom opened

1890

The Surnames and Place-Names of the Isle of Man by A.W.Moore published

1890

Barque Thorne Shipwreck at Onchan Head

1891

The Folk Lore of the Isle of Man by A.W. Moore published

1891

The Douglas Prison was finished on Victoria Road, replacing Castle Rushen

1892

Ramsey Swing Bridge built and installed by Cleveland Bridge & Engineering

1893

Bijou Theatre opened in Regent St, Douglas

1894

Douglas Iron Pier sold, dismantled and re-erected at Rhos-on-Sea

1894

Manx Electric Railway inaugurated between Douglas and Groudle

1895

Excavation of Giant Irish deer near St. John's

1895

Penny Bridge built accross Douglas Harbour

1895

The Great Snow (16ft deep in parts)

1897

Death of Thomas Edward Brown

1899

Gaiety Theatre built

2000

Millennium Oakwood opened

2003

Old Nobles Hospital officially closed

2003

New Nobles Hospital, Strang (Braddan) opened

2007

TT 2007 Centenary

2008

The Jurby prison became operational, officially replacing Douglas prison

 

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