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Origins of surname

From the old English Maene = 'common' and leah = 'clearing', this name would have been given to someone living in a clearing in a wood on common land. The name may also be derived from a Medieval nickname for someone who was brave or virile

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism of Jean Manley, son of Charles and Sarra Le Brun, in St Ouen in 1756. The couple had three more children. The spelling Manly did not appear in church registers until 1829. There are problems with some of the records because both spellings can be found for baptisms of siblings, and for the same family from one census to the next


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Family trees


Great War service

  • William James Manley (1889- ) (St H) son of James John and Florence May Fowler, Rifleman, London Regiment

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Manley family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Manley : Barbara Joan , widow of Frederick William Gates, of Meadowlands, Rue a la Dame, St Saviour and formerly of 2, Belgreve Terrace, Dicq Road, St Saviour - 13/Sep/1967 , 1/Nov/1971 , D/Y/B1/166/5
  • Manley : Edgar Norman , Prospect Farm, St Peter, retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Engineers - 29/Jul/1936 , 5/Feb/1938 , D/Y/A/102/20
  • Manley : Frederick William , of Grove House, Grove Mount, Ramsey, Isle of Man - 29/Apr/1974 , 27/Mar/1975 , D/Y/B1/220/34
  • Manley : John Charles Medland , of 77, Great Union Road, St Helier - 31/Jan/1950 , 22/Jun/1950 , D/Y/B1/5/62
  • Manley : Reginald Harewoood , Sentosa, Portelet - 18/Jun/1940 , 6/Mar/1946 , D/Y/A/115/75
  • Manley : Richard , of Rew, Devon, now of St Aubin, St Brelade : 11/06/1887 Bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade £1 - , 23/Jun/1888 , D/Y/A/47/43


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