I am the Gt. Gt. grand-daughter of James Manley born in 1840 in Ireland. He married (probably married) Bridget from Galway and 5 children were born in Galway, Mayo, Galway, Mayo, Mayo. Later they emigrated to Preston, Lancashire, England and had 3 more children where James died in 1879. (England Census 1881 - Bridget is already a widow.)
I can find nothing about his or Bridget's families in Ireland. Their last child Kate to be born in Mayo was in 1871, by 1874 and the birth of Richard they were in England.
I have traced James via his daughter's marriage record and death index.