Thomas Kneale

ID# 6658, (c 1832 - Feb 1913)

Thomas Kneale was born c 1832 at Bride, Isle of Man.

Thomas Kneale married Mary Teare, daughter of William Teare and Catharine Kneale, on 29 Dec 1860 at Andreas, Isle of Man,

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Licence, by me
James S Walker, Curate

Thomas Kneale,

full age, Bachelor, Farmer
Res: Bride
Father: Thomas Kneale, Farmer
Mary Ann Teare,
full age, Spinster
Res: Andreas
Father: William Teare, Farmer

Both signed in the presence of:
Daniel Teare & Robert Teare.1,2,3

Thomas appeared on the 1861 Isle of Man Census of 7 Apr 1861 at Cottage, Bride, Isle of Man;
KNEALE Thomas, Head, Wid, 66, Farmer of 24 acres, Bride
KNEALE Thomas, Son, Mar, 29, Farmers son, Bride
KNEALE Catherine, Dau, Unm, 13, Bride
HOWLAND Ester, Sister, Mar, 62, housemaid, Bride.4

Thomas appeared on the 1871 Isle of Man Census of 2 Apr 1871 at Ballagennee Farm House, Bride, Isle of Man, also listed in the household was Mary, Daniel, Jane, Robert and Catharine ;
KNEALE Thos, Head, Mar, 40, Farmer, Isle of Man
KNEALE Mary Ann, Wife, Mar, 37, Isle of Man
KNEALE Daniel, Son, Unm, 4, Isle of Man
KNEALE Robert, Son, Unm, 1, Isle of Man
KNEALE Cathrine, Dau, Unm, 6, Scholar, Isle of Man
KNEALE Jane Maria, Dau, Un, 2, Isle of Man
CLEATOR John, Servant, Unm, 15, Farmers Servant, Isle of Man.5

Thomas appeared on the 1881 Isle of Man Census of 3 Apr 1881 On Board "Heroine", Bride, Isle of Man;
KNEALE Thomas, Mar, 50, Fisherman
KNEALE Daniel, Single, 14, Fisherman

Both on board the "Heroine".
Only possible for both Thomas and Daniel in this census.
Did something happen to the farms during this time and Thomas had to go to sea to earn a living.6

Thomas Kneale recorded Thomas William Kneale's death on 23 May 1882 Ballagenny, Bride, Isle of Man,
Thomas William Kneale,
aged 19yrs
Farmers Son

Thomas Kneale, Father of deceased, Ballagenny, Bride was the informant of his death.1,7

Thomas appeared on the 1901 Isle of Man Census of 31 Mar 1901 at Blue Point, Andreas, Isle of Man, also listed in the household was Mary, Catharine, Thomas, John and Alfred ;
KNEALE Thomas, Head, Mar, 69, Farmer, Own Account At Home, Bride
KNEALE Mary, Wife, Mar, 67, Andreas
KNEALE Catherine, Dau, Single, 36, Bride
KNEALE Thomas W, Grandson, 14, Andreas
KNEALE John, Grandson, 13, Andreas
KNEALE Alfred, Grandson, 11, Andreas.8

Thomas appeared on the 1911 Isle of Man Census of 2 Apr 1911 at Ballaberragh, Andreas, Isle of Man, also listed in the household was Catharine and Thomas ;
KNEALE Thomas, Head, 79, Widower, Farmer, Employer, Bride
KNEALE Catherine, Dau, 46, Single, Farmers Daughter Dairy Worker, Worker, Bride
KNEALE Thomas W, Grandson, 24, Single, Grandson working on farm, worker, Andreas.9

Thomas died in Feb 1913 at Andreas, Isle of Man.

Thomas was buried on 5 Feb 1913 at Bride, Isle of Man,

Thomas Kneale,
aged 81yrs,

Thomas and Mary had 8 Known Children.

Children of Thomas Kneale and Mary Teare


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S83] Registry IOM, IOM Registers, Parish Register Transcripts of Andreas, 1649-1883- Andreas 1849 - 1883 - Baptisms March 1849 - Dec 1883, Marriages May 1849 - Nov 1883, Burials March 1849 - Dec 1883
    Film No 106179 Item 2
    Viewed at Logan Central Library, 9 July 2013 and copy obtained.. Hereinafter cited as IOM Registers.
  3. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), "Isle of Man, Marriages, 1849–1911," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Jul 2013), Thomas Kneale and Mary Ann Teare, 29 Dec 1860.
    Batch M03575-1 Film No 106705.
  4. [S171] 1861 Isle of Man Census ( PRO England, 7 April 1861), 1861 Bride IOM, RG 9/ 4413 pg 19. Hereinafter cited as 1861 Isle of Man Census.
  5. [S172] 1871 Isle of Man Census ( PRO England, 2 Arpril 1871), 1871 Bride, IOM, RG 10/ 5773 pg 19. Hereinafter cited as 1871 Isle of Man Census.
  6. [S173] 1881 Isle of Man Census ( PRO England, 3 April 1881), 1881 Bride IOM, RG 11/ 5609 pg 6. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Isle of Man Census.
  7. [S83] Registry IOM, IOM Registers: Register of births, deaths, and marriages of the Isle of Man, 1821 - 1964:  Deaths registered in the Districts of : Patrick 1878-1900 Ramsey 1877-1900 Andreas, Bride and Jurby 1878-1900
    Film No 454972 viewed Logan Central Library, 17 July 2013 and copy obtained.
  8. [S175] 1901 Isle of Man Census ( PRO England, 31 March 1901), 1901 Andreas IOM, RG 13/ 5300 pg 8. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Isle of Man Census.
  9. [S176] PRO England, 1911 Isle of Man Census ( National Archives England, 2 April 1911), 1911 Andreas IOM, RG 14/ 34629 Sch No 11. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Isle of Man Census.
  10. [S83] Registry IOM, IOM Registers: 1913 Burial Registers IOM Family History Society CD - Bride Parish, 1693 - 1996.