'Manley2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Manley of Erbistock, Mandley (Manley) of Lach, Mandley (Manley) of Monksfield, Manley of Manley, Manley of Pulton (Poulton)

(1) Commoners reports that "About the year 1520, the Manleys removed from Cheshire to Erbistock, in Denbighshire, and resided there for about two hundred years, on a property which still belongs to the family". Ormerod, used for the continuation, ends with the following William & Elizabeth except to show them as parents of a Thomas. Earwalker, also used for the continuation, does the same except to show Thomas as father of 2 daughters.
(2) Commoners identifies the arms of the later generations as "Arg. a dexter hand couped and erect sa. within a bordure engr. of the last".
William Manley, last of Manley in Cheshire
m. Elizabeth Dutton (dau of Sir Piers Dutton of Hatton)
1. Thomas Manley
  A.+ 2 daughters
2. ?? Manley (of Erbistock, Denbighshire?) possibly of this generation
  A. Sir Richard Manley "(controller of the household to Henry Prince of Wales" (who d 1612)) mentioned by Commoners, possibly of this generation
  B. Cornelius Manley of Erbistock (d 1623)
  (1) Cornelius is identified in HoP ("John Manley") as father of the undermentioned John, his 3rd son. HoP reports that John "came from an obscure banch established in Denbighshire in Tudor times." That implies that Cornelius was not the heir of the senior line of the above.
(2) Commoners starts its connected pedigree with the following Sir Francis, reporting that he had 2 brothers, Roger & John.
  i. Sir Francis Manley of Erbistock (judge)
  m. _ Eyton (dau of Sir Gerard Eyton of Eyton)
  a. Cornelius Manley, Constalbe of Harleigh Castle (a temp Charles I who r. 1625-1649)
  (1) Rebecca Manley (dsp)
  m. Rev. J. Laurence
  ii. Sir Roger Manley (dsp, Captain, Governor of Languard Fort)
  iii. John Manley of Bryn y Ffynnon (Wrexham, Denbighshire) & London (b c1622, d 1699, Major, MP, Postmaster General) the first mentioned by BLG1952
  m1. (c1650) Margaret Dorislaus (d 1675, dau of Isaac Dorislaus of Maldon)
  a. John Manley of Truro, Cornwall (bpt 23.03.1655, d 12.1713, MP, Surveyor General)
  Commoners & BLG1952 suggest that John dsp but HoP suggests that he had the following family.
  m. (19.01.1679) Anne Grosse (dau/coheir of Edward Grosse of Truro)
  (1)+ issue - daughter (dvp), daughter
  partner(s) unknown
  (3)+ 1 son + 1 daughter
  b. Isaac Manley (Postmaster General in Ireland)
  m. Mary Newland (dau of William Newland of Nursells)
  (1) John Manley in London (d 1743)
  m. Mary Sedgwicke (dau of William Sedgwicke of London)
  (A) John Manley (d 1801, bencher of the Midle Temple)
m. Anne Hammond (dau/coheir of Thomas Hammond of London)
  (i) John Manley (dsp, Captain)
  m. Catherine Lisle of Moyles Court
  (ii) Isaac George Manley 'of Braziers' (b 1756, d 14.10.1837, Admiral)
  m. (24.02.1791) Frances Pole (dau/coheir of Charles Pole ("of the Radbourn family"))
  (a) John Shaw Manley of Manley Hall, Staffordshire (d 19.05.1857) had issue
  m. (16.07.1821) Catherine Emelia Clayton (d 07.02.1864, cdau of Sir William Clayton of Harleyford & Marden, 4th Bart)
  (b) Anne Frances Pole Manley
  m1. (20.07.1824) Arthur Salwey (son of Theophilus Richard of the Lodge)
  m2. (13.07.1841) Mundy Pole of London (Major)
  (iii) Robert Kendrick Manley
  m. Catherine Soden of Co. Sligo
  (iv)+ 2 daughters
  c.+ "at least" 2 daughters
  m2. Mary
  e. "at least" 1 son



John Manley of Pulton
m. ?? (dau of Owen Vischan of Llowdyarch in Montgomery)
1. Nicholas Manley of Pulton (Poulton)
  m. Elena Stanley (dau of Percy Stanley of Ewlow)
  A. Henry Manley of Pulton Hall
  m. Jane Holcroft (a c1510, dau of John Holcroft of Holcroft)
  i. John Manley of Pulton Hall
  m1. Thomasina Manwaring (dau of John Manwaring of Ightfield)
a. Henry Manley, last of Pulton Hall
  m. Elizabeth Urmston
  (1)+ issue - Richard, Thomas(in), Katerina
  b.+ other issue - Thomas, Dorothea, Jane, Maria, Anna, Elizabeth
  m2. Ermyn Billet (dau of Thomas Billet (Bellot) of Morton, m2. Thomas Manley of Lach)
  ii. Margaret Manley
  m. John Meredith of Allington
  B. Katharine Mandley probably of this generation, married twice?
  m1/2. David Dod of Edge (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
  m2/1. Randall Brereton of Eccelston
  C. Elizabeth Mandley probably of this generation
  m. John Hopwood of Hopwood
2. Thomas Manley of Pulton Town
  A. John Manley
i. Nicholas Manley
  a. John Manley of Pulton Town
3. William Manley or Mandley of Lach alias Monksfield, Cheshire
  The following comes from 'The history of the church and parish of St. Mary-on-the-Hill' (J.P. Earwalker (edited by Rupert Morris, 1898), 'Manley of the Lache and Chester' (p270+) & 'Manley of Lache' (p272)).
  m. Elena/Elinor Whitley (dau of Edward Whitley of Aston)
  A. John Manley or Mandley of Monksfield (bur 18.05.1572)
  m. Alice Evanson (d 1571, dau of Thomas Evanson of Hawardyn)
  i. George Manley or Mandley of Lach (d 10.05.1612)
  m1. Margery Bunbury (bur 31.01.1570-1, dau of William Bunbury of Werven)
a. Thomas Mandley, Manley or Manleigh of Lach (bur 15.09.1617)
  m1. Katherine Lloyd (dau of Randle Lloyd of Calcote by Elizabeth Parry)
  (1) George Mandley of Lach (bur 21.08.1653)
  The following is partly supported by CountyGen (Kent, Berry, 1830, p463).
  m. Elizabeth Lee (d 06.10.1658, dau of Richard Lee of Lee Magna)
  (A) George Mandley of Lach (bur 15.04.1682)
  m. Margaret (bur 07.04.1721)
  (i) John Manley (bur 31.01.1720-1) had issue
  (ii)+ 4 others (d infant)
  (B) Richard Mandley of Virgeny (Virginia?) (a 1651)
  m. _ Houghton (sister of Captain _ Houghton)
  (C) Thomas Manley of Rochester, Kent (a 1663)
  m. Jane Lee (dau of Richard Lee of Lee Magna)
  (i)+ issue - Thomas, Frances, Jane
  (D) Frances Manley
  m. George Neuman (d 1686)
(E)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Anne (bpt 23.04.1622, bur 1632), Mary (bpt 04.04.1624, bur 1632), Katherine (bpt 1628, bur 1644)
  (2) Thomas Mandley (a 1635, Clerk of the Kitchen to King Charles, 3rd son)
  m. Cassandra (possibly dau of Justice Henry Lodes of Westminster, widow of Button)
  (3) Mary Mandley
  m. Thomas Purgeny of Dodleston
  (4)+ other issue - William of Chester (dsp unm), Alice (a 1636)
  m2. (sp) Emlyn Bellot (bur 04.02.1611, dau of Thomas Bellot of Moreton, widow of John Mandley of Pultoin Hall)
  m3. (24.07.1612, sp) Anne Grosvenor (d 12.11.1618, dau of Thomas Grosvenor of Eaton, widow of Roger Hurlston of Chester)
  b. Sir Richard Mandley (a 1638, Clerk of the Green Cloth)
  m. Margaret Larkyn (a 1613, dau/heir of Thomas Larkyn of Westminster)
  (1)+ issue - George, Thomas, John, Margaret
  c. John Mandley of Huxley, Cheshire (b c1577, a 1638)
  m. Elizabeth Bostock (d 1623, dau/coheir of Ralph Bostock of Huxley)
  (1)+ issue (a 1612) - Thomas of Westminster (b 23.09.1602, a 1638), Henry, Ann, Elizabeth
  d. Julian Mandley (a 1638)
  m. Richard Grosvenor of Dodleston (a 1638)
  (1) Richard Grosvenor
  e. Elizabeth Mandley (a 1638)
  m. Thomas Thornley (of Sichten?) (a 1638)
  (1)+ issue - Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Julian, Katerina
  m2. (sp) Elizabeth Parry (d 05.07.1598, dau of Thomas Parry of Northop, widow of Randle Lloyd of Calcott)
  ii. Elizabeth Mandley (dsp)
  B. Richard Manley (priest)
  m. (14.11.1578) Margaret Lunt
  C. William Manley
  D. daughter
  m. _ Fowlke of London
  i.+ issue - Sir Bartholmoew, Jones
  E. daughter
  m. Roger Ithell of Flint
  i.+ issue - Elizabeth, Katerina

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Commoners (vol 4, 'Manley of Manley Hall and Braziers', p707+), BLG1952 ('Manley of Manley Hall and Shenstone Park')
(2) For lower section : 'The history of the church and parish of St. Mary-on-the-Hill' (J.P. Earwalker (edited by Rupert Morris, 1898), 'Manley of Pulton', p273+) with input as reported above
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