Captain of the Parish
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The Captain of the Parish is an official in each parish in the Isle of Man—formerly the title was Captain of the Parish Militia, but it is now only a titular honour. Historically the Captain of the Parish was able to raise his own militia in his parish and had the duty to light beacons informing the parish of an invasion.
A Captain of the Parish is referred to by the prefix Captain (e.g., Captain Charles Fargher). A person may hold the Captaincy of more than one parish at any one time. The title is held until death, unless it is removed for bad conduct, which has not occurred for many centuries.
|Andreas Parish||Dorothy Sayle|
|Arbory Parish||Raymond Gawne|
|Ballaugh Parish||Charles Cowin|
|Braddan Parish||Thomas Caley|
|Bride Parish||William Christian|
|German Parish||John Kennaugh JP|
|Jurby Parish||John Quayle|
|Lezayre Parish||Dennis Duggan|
|Lonan Parish||Jack Faragher|
|Malew Parish||Roy Gelling|
|Marown Parish||Charles Fargher JP|
|Maughold Parish||Hazel Lace|
|Patrick Parish||Margaret Quirk|
|Rushen Parish||Stanley Clucas|
|Santon Parish||Donald Gelling MLC CBE|
|Onchan District||Harvey Briggs|
|Michael District||John Cannell|
Although Onchan and Michael are now deemed Districts for local authority purposes, the districts are also ancient parishes and so they still have Captains of the Parish.
The equivalent title for towns is Captain of the Town, however this title is no longer used. The town areas of the Isle of Man are:
- Captains of the Parishes History of the Captains of the Parishes and details of the current Captains.