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Jessie Cornish, nee Manning, with here children Hilda, Sidney Arthur and Edna Irene. Sydney and Edna were born in Jersey after Jessie, born in Torquay in 1881, married her second husband, Albert William Cornish in 1909. He was a Company Quartermaster Sergeant with the Devonshire Regiment and was killed in action in 1914. Jessie married for a third time to Albert Stoneman in Newton Abbot in 1924

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Origins of surname

This is an English surname with Viking origins. It is derived from maningi, a word which translates as valiant or strong.

Early records

Two different families became established in Jersey in the mid-19th century.


  • Manning
  • Mannings

Family records


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Great War service

  • Cecil Claude Manning (1895- ) son of Fred and Rosy Goddard (St H), Private, RASC
  • Oscar Charles George Manning (1894-1957) (Gr), Officers’ Steward RN, HMS Hecla
  • William George Manning (1898- ) (St H) son of William George and Jane Banks, Private, Royal Defence Corps

Sons of Fred Manning and Caroline Amelia St George

  • Ernest Ambrose Manning (1891- )(St H) Private, RJGB, ex-RMIJ
  • Joseph Onslow Manning (1888- ) (St H) Bandsman, Yorkshire Regiment
  • Victor Manning (1892- ) (St H) (St H) Sergeant, Dorsetshire Regiment


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Manning 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

  • James Manning of Guernsey, now of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier 10s - 31 March 1866, D/Y/A/33
  • James Manning, La Coupel, Rozel, St Martin - 13 March 1946, D/Y/A/115
  • Raymond Manning, St Mary - 4 April 1936, D/Y/A/98

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