GENERATION 2: Younger Children of Thomas Quine and Alice Lewin


It is significant that Alice Cottier Quine alias Lewin left no legacy to William Quine, the first son mentioned in the will of her first husband Thomas Quine. However a William Quine did witness Alice’s will. He was sufficiently well off to stand as a pledge or guarantor for the executors. Could he have been a stepson to Alice? If this was indeed the case, it means that our ancestor Robert Quine was Alice’s eldest son, and he will be considered under Generation 2 below.

The next son was Philip Quine. He settled in Lonan, marrying his stepsister Alice Cottier. They had four daughters, and may have lived with the Cottiers. Philip joined with his elder brother Robert in lending money to Robert Lewin of Ballachreetch in Onchan in 1753. Later he lent money on his own account to John Karran of Strenaby in Onchan. Philip died in 1763, and his widow Alice re-married to Thomas Cowin; both were mentioned in the will of Philip’s mother. The family retained their mortgage in Strenaby for many years, Thomas Cowin being paid out in 1788, and his step-daughters Isable, Mary and Ann Quine between 1774 and 1789.

The youngest son of Thomas and Alice Quine was Thomas junior. His wife Jane Corlett was a daughter of William Corlett of Lonan (d. 1763) and was mentioned in her mother in law’s will. Thomas and his wife were probably settled as tenant farmers on the borders of Onchan and Lonan, and they both died in 1812. They had eight children; four sons and four daughters. It seems likely that their eldest son John Quine (baptised in 1770) who was his parents’ executor, was the man of that name living at Injaghyn, Onchan, with his wife Mary in 1841. In the census of that year John Quine (aged 60-64), an agricultural labourer, was listed there with Mary Quine (age 55-59) and John Quine, a manservant, (aged 25-29). The tithe commutation records indicate that John Quine was actually the tenant of some intack land there, extending to 122 acres. This land was owned by Daniel Cain. Ten years later the widowed Mary Quine (aged 70) was still living at Injaghyn with her son Thomas Quine and his wife Eleanor. Injaghyn is located west of Conrhenny, near the back road leading from Creg ny Baa to Glen Roy. By 1855, when Mary Quine died, Thomas and his family had moved to Begoade, and they retained the tenancy of that farm until his own death in 1890.

The descendants of John Quine and Mary Gelling through their second and third sons Thomas and Robert were researched by Mrs Janet Narasimham for a Mrs Larkin and by a Mr Sam Harwood of Taunton, Somerset. The eldest son, John Quine (baptised Onchan 4th February 1816) may have married Jane Quine, heiress of one of the two Quine farms at Conrhenny, Onchan, on 18th December 1841 at Onchan. Research is being conducted into the Quines of Conrhenny by descendants of the other branch there who do not share our lineage.

Elinor Quine, only daughter of Thomas Quine and Alice Lewin, was married to John Crow of Lonan. He died at sea in the herring fleet, in 1773, leaving two daughters by his second wife Eleanor. Later, Eleanor moved to Douglas, where she was living when her brother Robert Quine of Arderry died in 1789, leaving her a legacy of twenty shillings.