Full text can be found at Frances Coakley’s site: http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/fulltext/ms1821/p005.htm.

From “The Ancient Ordinances and Statues of the Isle of Man

also known as Mills’ Statutes, published by Mark Anthony Mills in 1821.

In the same Court Hawley McIssacke was arraigned for that he felloniously rose upon John Walton, Lieutenant of Mann, sitting in the Court of Kirk Michaell, upon Tuesday next after the Feast of Corpus Christi, in the Yeare of our Lord God 1422, and Men there being with him, did beate and misuse the Lieutennant's Men in the Church and Church-yard. And there Hawley McIssacke came and utterly withsaid all his Deeds, and put him to the Country and to the Deemsters. And the Deemsters answered and said, For as much as it was done trayterously to rise upon the said Lieutennant, and he seeing it, the Law of the Land deems that he should not be received to Quest; for he rose with strong Hand, and therefore the Law deems that the said Hawley ought to be drawne with Horses, and after hanged and headed; and after the Sentence given, he put himself to the King's Grace.

And in the same Court Finloe McCowley, Mould McOwen, Willm. McCurghey, Lawrence Banestor, and Finlow McCaighen, were arraigned; that the felloniously and treyterously rose upon John WaIton, Lieutennant of Man, sitting in the Court the Day and Year above said, to kill him; the which appeared and withsaid the Treason, and therefore put them to Inquest; and to this the Deemsters answered and said, for as much as they rose against the Lieutennant to kill him; therefore the Law is, that the said Finlow McCowley, Mould McOwen, W. C., L. B., and, F. McC. to be drawne with Horses, and their Heads smitten off; and after Judgment given they asked Grace of the King.


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