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Genealogy of Patty Rose


Name William* MANNING
Birth 24 Oct 1712, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts12,13,17,76
Death 8 Mar 1776, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17
Father Isaac* MANNING (1685->1742)
Mother Margaret* EAGER (1681-1723)
Other Spouses Elizabeth* KETTLE
Marriage 6 Jan 176113
Spouse Joanna WHITMORE
Birth 15 Sep 1723, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 27 Aug 1787, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts13,17,76
Children:
1 F Joanna MANNING
Birth 15 Oct 1762, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 17 Nov 1797, Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Spouse Jonathan GREENLEAF
Marriage 5 May 177813
2 M Joseph MANNING
Birth 20 Nov 1765, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 24 Feb 1852, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts13
Spouse Hepzibah TUFTS
Marriage 6 Oct 180513
3 F Sarah MANNING
Birth 6 Jan 1768, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Death 30 Oct 1853, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts13
Notes for William* MANNING
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William Manning, s. of Isaac and Margarett, Oct. 24, 1712 [ref 12]
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WILLIAM5 MANNING (Isaac,4 Saml.,3 Wm.,2 Wm.1) b. 1712, Oct. 24, at Cambridge, Mass. He early settled at Charlestown and became a ferryman in 1748. As early as 1631 a ferry had been established between Charlestown and Boston, "where the Charles river bridge now is," and control thereof, and revenue therefrom, were granted in 1640 to Harvard College. In William's time four boats were run, and the management of said boats was granted by lease, by the College, in four parts, one part to each lessee. In 1748, Aug. 31, "one-fourth" of said ferry was leased to William Manning, the other three-fourths being in like manner under the control of James Kettle, Joseph Whittemore and Wm. Teal, respectively. The rent was 150 a year in "Bills of Credit of the old Tenor," in four payments of 37.10, payable on the 1st of Nov., Feb., May and Aug. Each lessee was to keep one strong boat in good order and have sober persons to row it. William renewed his lease in 1752, and again in 1754 (Oct. 1, for two years), and other renewals must have followed as receipts for the rent from him are entered on the College book down to 1763, Oct. 14, and there is no known evidence to contradict the belief that he continued with the ferry nearly as long as he lived. His occupation was unique. What famous men he must have ferried across the river! Mass. Archives (121-290) have, under date of 1752, Apr. 6, this paper: "To the honourable Spencer Phips Esq Commander in Cheif and to the honourble House of Representatives in general Court Asembled in Cambridge, &c The Petition of The Ferrymen of Charles's Ferry. Whereas, by reason of the small Pox spreading in Boston there are but few Passengers from Charlestown to Boston to what there used to be, and your Petitioners humbly look upon it, that Three Boats will be quite sufficient to convey all that want to pass there, with all suitable Dispatch, we therefore humbly request your honours would take of the Fourth Boat during the continuance of the said Distemper in Boston or so long as your honrs shall think proper--for which Liberality towards them, your Petitioners, as in Duty bound shall ever pray. [Signed] William Manning, Joseph Whittemore, William Teel, Thomas Manning." This petition was granted. Mr. Manning was among the financial sufferers by fire when Charlestown was burned after the battle of Bunker Hill. With others he made a statement of his losses and made a claim for damages. His loss included 266.13.4 for two dwellings "belonging to me and wife," and 5 for personal estate, and 1.4.0 for cartage. The last item is a silent but eloquent witness to the hasty flight of the family from the burning town, with such personal effects as they could save. Efforts to secure compensation for these losses brought no financial return, except that the aged and infirm received slight public and private assistance, and for seven years the State taxes were remitted. The sufferers by the fire were numerous, however, and for over 50 years repeated applications were made to various high sources for relief, a petition being presented to Congress as late as 1834. The justice of these requests availed them nothing; they had to bear their losses. In 1738, Jan. 12, "Then was drawn by the Town Clerk out of the Box for Petit Jurors as followeth, Mr William Manning" and five others. He bought 1755, Apr. 19, for 40, one-half of a house and one-half part of the land by the same, on Wapping street, near the present Navy Yard. He left no will. Administration on his estate was granted 1777, Dec. 9, to his widow and his son Caleb. The inventory was 159.4.6, which was increased by cash received to a total of 179.0.6. After paying all debts the amount was 155.9.4. Division: To the widow, 51.16.5; to the eldest son, 18.16.10 1/2 and to each of the other heirs, 9.8.5 1/4 (except James, who had received more than his full proportion already). The heirs joined in deeds, 1788, March 11, by which they sold their father's estate above mentioned. William, the father, m. 1735-6, Jan. 1, Elizabeth Kettle. Mr. Manning m. (2d) 1761, Jan. 6, Mrs. Joanna Webber. William Manning d. 1776, Nov. 8, at Medford. The town record calls him "of Charlestown;" the church record, "late of Charlestown." Medford was probably his home after the fire. He was buried at Medford, and his gravestone was in existence at a modern date [Wyman's Charlestown], but recent search for it has been in vain. On this stone his age was given at 60 years. In the church record, in a column which the pastor wisely headed "supposed age," it is also 60. The age of Joanna, the widow, appears in the church book as 65. In point of fact he d. aged 64, and she, 63. There is a family tradition that Mr. Manning had 3 wives and 21 children, but the division of his estate to 11 ch., or the heirs thereof, shows that none were living in 1777 other than those named below. The known issue were b. at Charlestown. Children of Elizabeth: william, Elizabeth, Isaac, James, Daniel, Caleb, Mary, Sarah, Sarah, Thomas, Susanna. Children of Joanna: Joanna, Joseph, Sarah. [ref 13:172]
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Manning, William (Isaac, Sam., Wm., Wm.) b. 24 Oct. 1712 [ferryman, settled at Chs., m. (1) Elizabeth Kettle (Ben., Deac. Jos., Sergt. Rd.) of Chs., 1 Jan. 1736, who d. Dec. 1759; (2) Joanna Whittemore (Jos., Jos., John, Thos.) wid. of (1) Samuel Bodge, (2) John Webber, she d. at Medf. 27 Aug. 1787; d. at Medf., 8 Mar. 1776, Gen.] [ref 17:478]
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William Manning married Elizabeth Kettell Jan 01, 1735 Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA [ref 23:0740994-0740995]
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William Manning birth 24 Oct 1712 Cambridge Middlesex /s of Isaac and Margarett [ref 76]
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Notes for Joanna WHITMORE
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Joanna Whittemore, b. 1723, Sep. 15; d. 1787, Aug. 27, at Medford, of lung fever. She was successively the widow of Samuel Bodge and John Webber. Her ancestry was Joseph4 and Mehitable (Raymond), her parents; Joseph3 and Joanna (Mousal), John2 and Mary (Upham), and Thomas1 and Hannah Whittemore, all of Charlestown, where Thomas settled about 1742. [ref 13:175]
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Joanna Manning death 27 Aug 1787 Medford Middlesex wid. lung fever a 65 [ref 76]
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