Marown Parish Commissioners: Cash Ledger

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Front cover of ledger bears a semi-legible sticker inscribed: "(Year 1933 to year...; Marown Parish Commissioners; Crosby Drainage District; Marown Water Authority; [illegible] Fund Crosby Drainage".

Most of the ledger records payments into and out of the Commissioners' Cash Account, but other accounts are present, including:

  • Bowling Green Sinking Fund
  • Public Convenience Sinking Fund
  • Crosby Refuse District
  • General Parish Account
  • Capital Account
  • Crosby Drainage Sinking Fund
  • Marown Parish Water Authority

Administrative / Biographical History

Marown Parish Commissioners was established in 1894 by the Local Government Amendment Act.

Marown Parish is one of the fifteen parish districts of the Isle of Man. Each parish district is governed by its own local authority. In Marown this is the Marown Parish Commissioners. The Commissioners are elected by the residents of the Parish to administer a range of local government functions and, whenever possible, to act as the voice of the Parish by bringing local issues and views to the attention of central government and other outside parties. These functions include:

  • Public information and advice
  • Tourism
  • Refuse collection
  • Street-lighting
  • Environmental health
  • Public conveniences
  • Parks, playgrounds and other leisure facilities
  • Control of dogs
  • Housing
  • Car-parking
  • Street-cleaning
  • Building control
  • Planning
  • Sewerage
  • Libraries and museums
  • Abandoned vehicles

The Commissioners hold monthly public meetings, to take decisions on cases relating to the above functions.

This record of financial transactions was probably maintained by the Clerk to the Marown Parish Commissioners.

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Archivist's Note

Katherine Doyle, March 2015