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Families covered: Manley of Manley

Ormerod identifies the arms of this family as "Argent, within a bord. engrailed Sah.(sic) a hand of the second, open and couped at the wrist". The use of a bordure suggests that the later generations descended from a younger son of the main line of the family.
Robert de Manlegh
1. Roger de Manlegh
  A. Henry de Manlegh
  The above is given by Ormerod who appears to have confused almost all of the generations so we view the above as speculative at best. Earwalker shows 2 different pedigrees for the Sir Richard who m. Elizabeth Wetenhall. We try to make sense of them but first note that Ormerod showed the following Roger as father of Katherine (m. Roger, son of Norman de Crowton) & Nicholas father of Roger (a 1336) father (by Alice, dau of Thomas Massey of Codington) of Richard of Manley (a 1397) father (by Katherine, dau of Thomas Brett of Davenham) of Robert (a 1397, 2nd son, father of Elizabeth), Katherine (m. William de Molesworth) & John of Manley (a 1397) father (by Beatrix, dau of John Arderne) of the Richard (d by 1414) who m. Elizabeth Wettenhall.
  i. Roger de Manlegh, Mandley or Mandeleigh (a 1316?)
  In one of its pedigrees, Earwalker shows this Roger, brother of Katerina, as son of Henry son of Roger with him, which appears to support Ormerod. That pedigree goes on to show Roger as father of Nicholas father of Roger father of the Richard who m. Elizabeth Wetenhall. Provisionally, we follow Earwalker's other pedigree which is given in capital letters, presumed to indicate that Earwalker thought it slightly more reliable than the other pedigree which is shown in lower case.
  a. Roger de Mandelegh
  (1) Henry de Mandley
(A) Nicholas de Mandley (a 1300?)
  (i) Robert de Mandley
  m. Alicia Massy (dau of Thlomas Maddy of Podlington)
  (a) (Sir) Richard Manley of Manley
m. Elizabeth Wettenal (dau/coheir of John Wettenal of Wettenal)
  Ormerod shows Richard & Elizabeth as parents of John (d by 1427) father (by Elizabeth Warburton) of John of Pulton (2nd son), Helena (m. Ralph Grosvenor) & Thomas father (by Mary Done) of Alice (m. Roger Horton) & James who m1. Agnes VEnables, m2. Ellen Stanley mother of William & James. Provisionally, we follow Earwalker who shows as follows. However, we remain unconvinced by the dates shown (by both Ormerod & Earwalker) so we recommend that the whole of this section be viewed with caution.
  ((1)) Richard Manley of Manley
  m. Katherina Brett (dau of Thomas Bree of Daneham)
  ((A)) John Manley of Manley - continued below
  m. Beatrix Arderne (dau of John Arderne of Arderne)
  ((B)) Robert Manley
  ((i)) Elizabeth Manley
  ((C)) Katherine Manley
  m. William Mouldsworthe
  ii. Katherine or Margaret de Manlegh could be a generation later
  m. Roger (son of Norman of Crowton)



John Manley of Manley - continued above
m. Beatrix Arderne (dau of John Arderne of Arderne)
1. Richard Manley (a 1413)
  A. John (Jenkin) Manley of Manley (d by 1427)
  Earwalker does not name John's wife but this appears to be the John shown by Ormerod as married to ...
m. Elizabeth Warburton (a 1426, dau of Peter Warburton of Arley)
  i. Thomas Manley of Manley (d by 1497)
  m. Mary Done (dau of Sir John Done of Utkinton)
  a. Sir Peercy Manley (a 1466)
  This generation is given by Earwalker but not by Ormerod. At this stage, Ormerod gives more confidence than Earwalker because of the greater detail given.
  (1) James Manley of Manley (d by 1499)
m1. (div 1476-7) Agnes Venables (dau of Thomas Venables of Budworth)
  m2. (mcrt 1477-8) Ellen Stanley (sister of William Stanley of Hooton)
  (A) William Manley of Manley (dsp)
  (B) James Manley of Manley (d by 1523)
  (i) William Manley, last of Manley
  m. Elizabeth Dutton (dau of Sir Piers Dutton of Hatton)
  b. Alice Manley mentioned by Ormerod but not by Earwalker
  m. Roger Horton
  ii. Helena Manley mentioned by Ormerod but not by Earwalker
  m. Ralph Grosvenor of Eaton
Earwalker appears to both suggest and think it unlikely that the following Nicholas was illegitimate. The implication is that his mother was probably not Beatrix Arderne.
2. Nicholas Manley
  A. John Manley of Pulton
  m. ?? (dau of Owen Vischan of Llowdyarch)

Main source(s): '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 support/contradiction from Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 2, 1819, 'Manley of Manley', p49)
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