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Elinor Callow (Stockdale)

Death: December 18, 1725 (66-74)
Maughold, Isle of Man
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Wife of Robert Callow
Mother of William Callow

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About Elinor Callow

~• <STOCKDALE> is a surname of prominence in the early years of the Quaker faith. A Stockdale wrote an account of the challenges faced by many Quakers. There were Stockdales in Pennsylvania Quaker communities such as : William Stockdale

the following from:

"After thirteen years we hear once more of trouble for the Quakers. A female preacher named Eleanor Stockdale, for delivering what would now be called a Revival sermon to the inhabitants of Douglas (Isle of Man) and exhorting them to repent of the evil of their ways, was arrested with her companion Jane Hall, put in a dungeon, and taken to a ship lying in the harbour for transportation to England. The captain, a Scot, refused to receive them ; his ship was arrested by two soldiers and detained for some time; but patience prevailed.; the soldiers at last departed, having taken away from the said Eleanor an apron worth 5s. 6d.," and the woman remained on shore.

Next year (1683) we find, the said Eleanor " married to Robert, son of William Callow. As the marriage-rite had been performed Quaker fashion, without the intervention of a priest, both the guilty parties were committed as prisoners, the wife to the fort of Douglas, and the husband to Peel Castle, where he remained eighteen days in time of harvest, his corn and hay being in danger of spoiling. For some reason the woman seems to have stirred, the anger of the clergy more than the man. There is a long history of her successive imprisonments, banishments, returns (the Cumberland magistrate who protests against the illegality of her deportation being now not John but Richard Lamplugh), and at length towards the end of 1683 she enjoys the unwonted luxury of twelve weeks alone with her husband. Back to prison she must go in 1684, when she is expecting shortly to become a mother. She petitions the clergy in vain for liberty to return home till her child should be born. "But the soldiers of the castle, more merciful than the priests, representing to the Governor the weakness of her condition and her petition, on that occasion he inteiposed his authority, over-ruled the cruelty of these rigorous ecclesiastics, and sent her home to her husband." Six months later, she with her husband and the little child, unfortunately sick of the small-pox, was again committed to Peel Castle. There we leave them, with some of their relations, including their mother, 'William Callow's widow, sent to prison at Ramsey for non-payment of tithes. But we have now reached the year 1686. The year 1688, era of the Glorious Revolution," is nigh at hand. The worst distresses of Quakers and other Nonconformists are ended by the blessed Toleration Act, and we hear no more of the sufferings of the Manx Quakers."

this may only be circumstantial

Remembering the tiny size of the Quaker communities on the Isle of Man: the Alberson, Stockdale, Druett, Kaighn, Sharples, and Preston families come together in the following sequence. They are subsequently tied together by their Quaker faith in communities at Maughold, in Ireland, and in West Jersey & Philadelphia

  1. William Stockdale had a wife: Hannah Albertson (Druett) {Stockdale}
  2. Hannah Albertson (Druett) {Stockdale} had a husband William Alberson of Castledermot
  3. This husband ( William Alberson of Castledermot ) had a wife Jane Alberson who was from the Isle of Man
  4. Jane Alberson is very likely the mother ofée-Sharples/6000000027374865226
  5.ée-Sharples/6000000027374865226 married a man from the Isle of Man by the name of John Kaighn

So if Elinor is closely related to William Stockdale we complete a rough circle of Manx Quakers through the Kaighns and the Albersons.

indeed the surnames Callow and Stockdale appear close to each other in The Beginnings of Quakerism By William Charles Braithwaite

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Elinor Callow's Timeline

Age 30
Maughold, Isle of Man
December 18, 1725
Age 70
Maughold, Isle of Man