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Ewan Christian

Birthplace: Milntown,,,England
Death: Died in Isle Man,,,England
Place of Burial: Maryport, Cumberland, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Christian and Dorothy Christian
Husband of Mary Christian
Father of Ewan Christian; Elizabeth Christian; Edward Christian; Sarah Christian; Dorothy Christian and 10 others

Occupation: Barrister-at-Law
Managed by: Robin A. Moore
Last Updated:

About Ewan Christian

Ewan Christian was baptised on 11 March 1650/51 at Heversham Hall, Westmorland, England.3 He married Mary Cane, daughter of John Cane, on 12 February 1676/77.4 He died on 10 December 1719 at age 68 at Ewanrigg Hall, Dearham, Cumberland, England.3 He was buried on 13 December 1719 at Dearham, Cumberland, England.3

He was the son of Deemster Edward Christian and Dorothy Wilson.2 He matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, on 26 June 1668. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1677 entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law.4 In 1680 he purchased the manor and estate of Ewanrigg in the parish of Dearham, acquiring the advowson of the parish at the same time. It is said the sum of 550 Pounds that he paid down on the purchase was won in a card game from Bishop Bridgman of Sodor & Man. He rebuilt and expanded Ewanrigg Hall, an ancient manor house, developed a coal mine, and bought adjacent land when opportunity offered.

Ewan Christian was chosen as Chief of the Deputation sent by the House of Keys to present tha Act of Settlement, the "Manx Magna Carta", to the Earl of Derby in 1704, the other members of the deputation being his kinsman Ewan Christian of Lewaigue and John Stevenson of Balladoole. Thus the family had the joy and honour of witnessing the accomplishment of what their ancestors had given life and fortunes to obtain, namely liberty and fair treatment of the little nation at the hands of their overlord. His ten daughters were known as "the Fair Maids of Milntown."3 He was He was prominent in securing the Manx Settlement Act.3 Children of Ewan Christian and Mary Cane

   * Ewan Christian2 b. 23 Mar 1678/79, d. 18 Mar 1679/80
  • Elizabeth Christian3 b. 10 Jun 1680, d. 8 Dec 1686
  • Edward Christian2 b. 8 Dec 1681, d. 20 Jan 1681/82
  • Sarah Christian3 b. Sep 1683, d. Aug 1684
  • Dorothy Christian3 b. 3 Jul 1685, d. c Aug 1685
  • Mary Christian1 b. 26 Apr 1687, d. 14 Oct 1715
  • John Christian+2 b. 14 May 1688, d. 20 Sep 1745
  • Margaret Christian+3 b. 2 Nov 1689
  • William Christian3 b. 3 Feb 1689/90, d. 2 Feb 1720/21
  • Anne Christian3 b. 8 Sep 1692, d. 12 Jan 1692/93
  • Isabel Christian3 b. 13 Dec 1693, d. c 1694
  • Jane Christian+3 b. 18 Feb 1694/95
  • Reverend Thomas Christian+2 b. 17 Mar 1696/97, d. 12 Oct 1770
  • Martha Christian+3 b. 27 Aug 1698
  • Alicia Christian+3 b. 7 May 1702, d. 23 Jun 1790


  • [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 185. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • [S1073] Robin F. Balfour, "re: Admiral Arthur Christian," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 7 April 2004. Hereinafter cited as "re: Admiral Arthur Christian."
  • [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  • [S35] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 18th edition, 3 volumes (London, England: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), volume 2, page 98. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.

Burkes Peerage (Full table attached)

EWAN CHRISTIAN, of Milntown, and Ewanrigg Hall, Barrister-at-law, Gray's Inn 1677, leading negotiator of Act of Settlement for Isle of Man 1704; baptised 11 March, 1651; educated Trin College Dublin; married 12 Feb 1677, Mary (died 26 Feb 1728), daughter of John Cane, of St Mary's, Whitechapel, Middlesex, and died 10 Sept 1719, having had issue,

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Ewan Christian's Timeline

March 11, 1651
March 11, 1651
March 23, 1679
Age 28
June 10, 1680
Age 29
December 8, 1681
Age 30
September 1683
Age 32
July 3, 1685
Age 34
April 26, 1687
Age 36
May 14, 1688
Age 37