Further to my post of yesterday -- I found an old note from some time back that in fact there is just a tiny hint on the IGI that may be relevant.On Isaiah Sayle was supposedly born about 1670, perhaps at Bride on the Isle of Man, the son of a man named Kneale (no surname given) by Jony (Joane) Christian.Now my note suggested that for some reason the name Kneale was the Manx equivalent of Cornelius.
IGI sources are sometimes hard to divine, as in this case where the scanty information given is evidently not from an extracted parish register.My guess would be that the item about Isaiah's parentage came from a probate record.The date is given as "about" 1670; coincidentally the year when 80 year old William Sayle landed as Governor in what's now South Carolina.
You'll recall that a William Sale, whom I have pegged as the likely younger brother of our ancestor Cornelius Sale of Essex County, Virginia, left a will dated 1729 in which he named several children including Elizabeth, Robert, William and Isaiah.No one seems to have any trace of this Isaiah thereafter, but it's interesting that the same given name was used in Essex County perhaps 40 years after the posited birth of an Isaiah Sayle on the Isle of Man.
On a completely different line, I have an Ulster Irish ggg granduncle named Cornelius McCue.I have found several records in which his name is given simply as "Neal" or "Neil."Thus, maybe there really is an antecedent on the Isle of Man for William Sale / Sayle / Sail of old Rappahannock County, Virginia to have named his oldest son Cornelius...or Neal.