A remaining aim of Quine family history research has been to identify the origins of our ancestor, Thomas Quine/Quyne of Onchan, who died in November 1741. The first record so far found of him is the baptism of his son Philip at Onchan in 1723. Thomas appears to have been landless, and left little in his will. His wife was Alice Lewin or Lewn, who survived her first husband, and married secondly John Cottier of Lonan, living on until 1773.

We descend from their son Robert Quine, who moved to Baldwin when he bought Arderry in 1761. Robert acquired Arderry from another Thomas Quine, a circumstance which has always suggested that our Thomas could also also have belonged to the long-established Arderry Quine family. As already stated, proof of this connection is still lacking, and there are several other possible candidates.

The following table sets out the current state of research into Thomas Quines recorded on the Island in the relevant period.

Where adult and child are side by side, they are believed to be the same individual.


1. Thomas Quine junior of Arderry

b. after 1663; son of Thomas Quine, Arderry d. 1684/5 & wife Christian Kneale. Thos junior was still alive & left 6d. when his mother Christian Lewin alias Q. alias Kneale of Creg y Cowin died, 1705.


2. Thomas Quine son of John Quine & Margaret Quay of Braddan.

Had marriage contract before 1671. Probably too old to be our Thomas.


3. Thomas Quine, son of Robert Q of Marown and Braddan (d. 1701)

This T.Q. was unmarried in 1701, other children of Robert were at least; John of Douglas d. 1711; Nicholas of Ballig, d. 1732; Robert of Douglas; William of Santon d. 1731; Dorothy; Christian; Isabel

A. Thomas Quine of Douglas, married Jony Callow of Ramsey, recovered Roose's Curragh in Lezayre from John Callow of Maughold, 1719. d. 1734 without issue.

Left part of house to nephew Nicholas Q.

of Braddan [son of Nichs. Q. Ballig, d. 1732]

4. Thomas Quine grandson of Ann Cowley alias Caley of Knockrule, [Mount Rule], Braddan, mentioned in will, 1690.



5. Thomas Quine son of John Quine of Strenaby (d. 1696) and Margaret Kinnish (d. 1703) One of his mother's exrs. with sister Ann. Brother Robt mentioned.

B. Thomas Quine of [Strenaby?] Braddan.

Held 2s rental in Strenaby 1703. d. 1721 Heir at law to John Kinnish of Santon before 1710. M. (1) Elizabeth Fargher, d. 1697, m (2) Mariot Christian d. c1721/2 Sold Croft ny Rees, Santon for 2, 1710.

6. Thomas Q. son of John Quine of Brundal, Lonan (d. 1708) & Dorothy Shimmin (d. 1701) of Brundal, Lonan.

C. Thomas Quine of Brundal, Lonan. d. 1728 Married Mary Fayle of Braddan 1690. Held a quarterland of 16s rent 1703

7. Thomas Quine (b. c 1700-05) younger son of Thomas Q. of Strenaby (5) and Mariot Christian . Was an adult and received his portion 1727. Brother Daniel joint exr.


D. Thomas Quine of Kirk Patrick.

Children baptised 1714 & 1715. A Thomas Quine was buried Patrick 14 March 1734/5


E. Thomas Quine of Onchan

Son baptised Onchan 1723, d. Onchan 1741

This is our ancestor.


F. Thomas Quine of Mullen y Corran, Onchan,d. 1729. Married 1690 the heiress Ann Moore.alias Christian as second husband.. Son Robert bap. 1691. Ann, d. 1729. Thos m (2) Margaret Kelly