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John Manley

Cathy Manly Sockol (View posts)
Posted: 24 Dec 1999 1:51PM GMT
I am trying to locate John Manley of Fermanagh,
your cousin Helen thought you might be able to help me. She is also tryin to contact you, but has forgotten her user id password!


Cat

John MANLEY wf Elizabeth Weathers.Ky., Ind., Iowa.

Posted: 31 Dec 1999 5:55PM GMT
Edited: 28 Jun 2001 5:51AM GMT
Is the John Manley you are looking for , John Riley Manley and wife, Elizabeth Weathers?
There is also a big MANLEY site on
manley@goldrush.com (Diane Manley)
but there is another one for the descendants of this John R. Manley at
Manley@listbot.com (Manley Research)
a desc. thru Winnie Manley and Andrew SPEARS. marydeanW@aol.com

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Cathy Manly Sockol (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 1999 7:55PM GMT
Both of the sites you made mention of are sites by Diane Manley. She
has no connection to my Manly branch. My John Manly was the ancestor of Capt. Basil Manly, of the American Revolution as well as Gov. Charles Manly, of NC.
Thanks for your response. We're searching for John Manly who was an official for St. Mary's County, MD in 1716. He was the father of 4 sons, one of whom
was Thomas, the progenitor of our Manly branch.


Cathy Manly Sockol

Manly in St Mary''s County

Posted: 2 Jan 2000 3:18AM GMT
Edited: 16 Aug 2001 2:34AM GMT
Hi:
I live in St Mary's County MD about 3 miles from the county archives. If your ancestor was an official, there may be info at the archives. I don't know how far back the records go. Our local historical society may have some information too. Even though I live here, I don't have any research here. My family is all from PA and WV.

Manlys

Cathy Manly Sockol (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jan 2000 3:50AM GMT
I can't believe you contacted me! What a wonderful surprise for the New Year! YES, if there is any way you could gat infomration on the original Manlys of St. Mary's I'd not only be ever indebted to you, I'd be happy to cover any expenses you incur.
We have a little confusion for this earliest branch of the Manlys in the US. John Manly was "Secretary of Customs and Keeper of the Great Seal", at LEAST in 1716. He was also "PM for Bossiney", whatever the heck that is! The family history states that he came over with Leonard Calvert, landed at Point Comfort, VA, in 1634.
He then went with Calvert to St. Mary's County. We also have record of "4 brothers, John, Thomas, Cornelius and 1 other who's name has been lost"...conjecture is that the 4th could have been Gabriel. Earliest family history believed that the original John and the others were the brothers. I believe that John of "1716" was the father to the 4 brothers.
Cornelius is listed in 1743 (I think that is the date, if not, it's close). He was "listed as a witness to a will", in St. Mary's County. Both John and Cornelius are supposedly in "The Calender of Wills" for that time frame. If John (of 1716) was the father to the original 4, there is no mention made of his wife. We aren't even sure WHERE they came from.
Could have been any of the British Isles. Good guess would be Ireland or England. The name was ORIGINALLY deManalegh, which was Angelicized to Manlay, in the 1100s, England. The Irish, Scot, Welsh and American variations also include Manley. Sorry, but the documents in MD MAY be under any of those spellings. Both Charles Manly and I have tried contacting
the Historical Society that is on-line, with absolutely NO success. It's been several months and neither of us have had any reply.
I live in South Florida, so if there is anything at this end of the country that you need, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Thank you so much.
Cathy Manly Sockol
Posted: 2 Jan 2000 4:33AM GMT
Edited: 16 Aug 2001 2:34AM GMT
Hi Cathy:
I have printed this info and will get to work on it for you. It may take a while to see what is available here in the county. If we don't have anything here, I will try to get up to Annapolis to check things there. Have you checked with your local LDS family history center to see what is available on film and fiche?
My Manley family ended up in OH for one or two generations and then went to WV. My sister married a Mandley from MD, they may be connected to you also. If you have not heard from me in a reasonable amount of time, email directly at sillyis@us.hsanet.net and check on what is happening. Did your Manlys spend any time in Calvert or Charles County? I live in Leonardtown which is named for Leonard Calvert. You realize that records are pretty sparse that far back, but I will see what I can locate that might help. Sharon

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Cathy Manly SOckol (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jan 2000 5:03AM GMT
Hi Sharon, wow, another early riser! I'm not sure where three of the 4 brothers set up housekeeping. The line for my ancestor, Thomas, went from MD to NC. One of them was Capt. Basil Manly, of the American Revolution, he married a "Ford". A later one was
Charles Manly, Gov. of NC. If our history proves correct, this line actually comes from a Norman Knight who fought alongside William The COnqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066! All in all a pretty good line to descend from! Trying to trace the original
"John" back to his country of origin is the first step to making that connection. I have made a copy of your e-mail address. Mine is drmprwlr@bellsouth.net. Don't ask, it's my husbands!
Cathy

Mass. connection

Cornelius/Kingsley Manley ... (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jan 2000 11:16AM GMT

The father of mey grandfatherseveral times removed was Cornelius Manley born about l790 in Mass. and married to Bethsheba. Family lore states they were orange Irish and possible left the home land under pressure and were probably in New England in the early 1700. My Cornelius settled in Northwestern Illinois via North central New York about 1840. There is supporse to be a family history of the Manleys, probably done some 75+ years ago. Would like to know if there might be a nonnection with the other Cornelius Manley.

Mass. connection

Cornelius/Kingsley Manley ... (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jan 2000 11:18AM GMT

The father of mey grandfatherseveral times removed was Cornelius Manley born about l790 in Mass. and married to Bethsheba. Family lore states they were orange Irish and possible left the home land under pressure and were probably in New England in the early 1700. My Cornelius settled in Northwestern Illinois via North central New York about 1840. There is supporse to be a family history of the Manleys, probably done some 75+ years ago. Would like to know if there might be a nonnection with the other Cornelius Manley.

Cornelius

Manleys (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jan 2000 1:13PM GMT
Please visit my family tree and/or my website
at tripod http://www.members.tripod.com/Manly-Weise/Dedication
As listed on this site, 1) Your Cornelius was brother to John, Thomas and one other, thought
to be Gabriel. 2) The book you mention was by Louisa Manly. As stated on my
Manly Family Photo page on the above site, this book has been re-printed by Charles Manly.
I can put you in touch with him if you are interested in purchasing a copy.

Let me know if I can be of any further help.

Cathy Manly Sockol
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