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General Notes
1. Agriculture
2. Famine
3. Hardships
4. Governing
Appendix A
Appendix B
2003 Update
Manx flag (14k) ‘Considering the extraordinary dearth and scarcity of bread…’: Aspects of life on the Isle of Man in the years 1647 to 1651

General Notes

Unless otherwise noted, the year has been held to begin on the 1st of January, rather than on the 25th of March as was the case in the mid-seventeenth century, though dates are in the old style. Some sources have a different calendar system, such as the customs records that run from mid-June to mid-June each year, and for these sources the dating used is explained the first time the source is discussed.

Spelling has been modernized and standardized except where quoting directly.

The parish of Conchan is today known as Onchan; the modern usage is used throughout.

Money is noted with ‘s’ for shillings and ‘d’ for pence. In some instances ‘f’ for farthing is also used.

The governor of the Island throughout the period was John Greenhalgh; the spelling of his name has been standardized throughout.

Authors of different source materials use the term ‘early modern period’ to refer to a slightly different period of years, but generally it can be taken to refer to the years 1550 to 1750 or thereabouts.

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