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MANNING & Location of Bettreds (Kent)

MANNING & Location of Bettreds (Kent)

gary manning (View posts)
Posted: 14 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Sep 2006 12:14AM GMT
Surnames: Manning, Chaucer

Hi, i am seeking imformation on Simon Manning,born
BETTREDS,KENT,ENGLAND. He is listed a being a
crusader RICHARD 1. I would like to find out where
BETTREDS is ,and if it is or was a town ,castle
house or what? Simon's great grand son Simon married
Catherine Chaucer. Geffory Chaucer's sister. Simon
Manning 1 is the first Manning i have listed in this
family.Abt. 1190-1200 any help finding BETTREDS in
KENT would be great or any other imformation prior
to Simon Manning. Also would like to find some thng
on or about the men that where on the crusades at
that time if that is even available?

Descendant of MANNING Family in Kent

Brenda Smith [nee Manning] (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Sep 2006 12:26AM GMT
Surnames: Manning
My father was George Charles Manning b.6/5/1907 d. 8/10/93
my grandfather was Henry Manning & greatgrandfather Elias Manning. We have always lived in Kent but I believe the family came from Suffolk - Essex - Kent looking for work.

Note: Email address as posted - - failed as of 6-1-01. --eb

Bettreds possibly in Cudham/St Mary Cray/Downe area?

Posted: 2 Aug 2003 2:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Sep 2006 12:25AM GMT
Surnames: Manning
I just came back from a vacation in Kent,England. I believe that Bettred's Castle was located either in Cudham or St. Mary Cray at the Site of Kevington Manor. Those two villages plus Downe are the ones most closely associated with the mannings of Kent. The churches in those towns all have a connection to the Manning family.

Re: Location of Bettreds (Kent)

Posted: 29 Sep 2006 12:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello -- you wrote this query some years ago (before I became admin of this Board) but I just came across it and thought I would reply anyway.

As far as I can determine, there is/was no location called Bettreds in Kent or elsewhere in England. It's possibly a mis-spelling of another name/location. For example, I found no mention at all of any Bettreds on the GENUKI website (UK & Ireland Genealogy) here .

However, a Google search did turn up about ten mentions of Bettreds on various websites (including some comments that it's a castle). But they all seem to be a repetition of the same details you have posted here, ie. I think it's a case of the same erroneous info/spelling being shared by various researchers and posted in various places.

Having said all that, though, I could be wrong. I suggest that you post a query on the Kent-ENG mailing list. It has hundreds of subscribers, many of whom are very knowledgeable about Kent history & geography. Maybe someone there can provide an answer. If you need info about finding that mailing list, let me know. Regards, Andrea (Kent Board admin)

Re: MANNING & Location of Bettreds (Kent)

Posted: 5 Mar 2013 1:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Did you ever find out what you were looking for. I have a bunch of stuff on the Mannings. Bettred Castle is no longer. I have a friend in England and they looked it up.

Re: MANNING & Location of Bettreds (Kent)

Posted: 1 Jul 2013 4:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
It was really called Bertrey manor, or manor of Bertrey. It was part of cudham/Codeham manor.

Re: MANNING & Location of Bettreds (Kent)

Posted: 30 Dec 2014 4:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
My name too is Gary Richard Manning, Sr. Of Carrollton, GA USA. My DNA indicates 91% origin in the UK. I've traced entry into the U.S. to one of the first 600 entrants. I have a suspension that my heritage will lead me to Lincolnshire at some point. I look forward to exchanging correspondence with you.
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