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The registers contain several interesting records-including a note of the execution of Illiam Dhone (Wm. Christian), in 1662. Among the items of pre-Reformation church furniture, a fine fifteenth century silver paten is noteworthy. There is also a bronze crucifix, Byzantine, of twelfth century, on a modern mounting, a portion of a staff, brass-covered, and the top of an ancient lanthorn. Of the Malew Crosses, Mr. Kermode writes that there are three pieces which have been found in the Parish. The first, 8, is a boulder of Foxdale granite which Fig. 7.-Megalithic Burial Chamber, Ballakelly. Group of 17 Cupmarkings on outer face of stone, on N. side of circle." [J.R.B. he got from Keeill Unjin, Ballabeg-a simple linear cross deeply gouged. Another boulder, 28, from a Keeill high up on South Barrule, bears a linear cross contained within an elliptic ring, rayed, and having slight cup-hollows between the limbs. The third, 120, is a slab, much worn, of our Scandinavian Sigurd series. In an upper panel the hero is figured roasting the heart of the dragon Fafni. Below, he appears again, concealed in a pit he had dug, piercing the passing dragon with his sword. His steed, Grani, is shown on the other side of the shaft. The other face of the Stone has a Scandinavian dragon-figure, with characteristic interlacement. The next stop was at Rushen Abbey, founded, for the Order of Savigny, in 113 £ by Olaf, youngest son of Godred Crovan. It passed to the Cistercian Order in 1147. Little now exists of the Church above ground excepting the remains of the entrances to the eastern chapels of the north transept. A late tower has been erected