Location: Isle of Man
From 1399, the Isle of Man came under the possession of the English Crown. The Stanley family held the lordship of the Isle of Man from the Crown for much of the time from 1405 until "Revestment" in 1765, when the Crown again took control of the lordship.
Civil registration of births & deaths became compulsory in 1878, and for marriage in 1884.
The population of the Isle of Man in 1726 was documented at just 14,426. By 1821 it was 40,081. In 1891 it was 55,608.  The most recent census put the population of the Isle of Man at over 83,000 people.
Manx Gaelic was spoken on the Isle of Man but was gradually replaced by English, with the shift becoming more pronounced in the 19th C. This book may assist with interpreting Gaelic place names from hand-writing.
Isle of Man Research Resources
- ManxBMD - birth, death and marriage indices for the Isle of Man An unofficial search engine for Civil birth, death and marriage index entries.
- Genuki Isle of Man information related to the whole of the Isle of Man.
- A Manx Notebook useful Manx research resources
- Isle of Man Births, Deaths & Marriages official website (no search function, but you can order certificates)
- Manx National Heritage Search on people, places etc. Also contains searchable Isle of Man newspapers.
- Visitation(s) of England and Wales County Index entries for persons whose pedigree first entry, or family seat, in the Visitation(s) is in the Isle of Man, or who appears listed in a pedigree, addendum or correction to the Visitation(s) as born in the Isle of Man.