genealogy of Patty Rose



Genealogy of Patty Rose

Name William* MANNING
Birth 1592, Braintree, Essex, England
Death bef 28 Apr 1666, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts17,37
Other Spouses Susanna, 2nd wife of William Manning
Elizabeth, 3rd wife of William Manning
Marriage abt 1613
Spouse 1st wife of William Manning*
Birth abt 1595
Death bef 1634
1 M William* MANNING
Birth abt 1614, England17
Death 14 Mar 1690/91, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts17,76
Spouse Dorothy (ADAMS?)*
Marriage 1641, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
2 M Capt. John MANNING
Birth 1615, England
Death aft 20 Feb 1687/88, New York49
Spouse Abigail MAVERICK
Marriage bef 1640
Spouse Ann PARKER
Marriage abt 1645, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Spouse Mrs. Bridget MANNINGHAM
3 F Hannah MANNING
Birth 1616, England
Death 2 Feb 1655/56, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts13,16,20,37
Spouse David WALSBY
Marriage abt 1649, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Notes for William* MANNING
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son of Henry MANNING and Jocosa DAY

William Manning is descended from an ancient family who had their early origin in Germany, and went over in the 4th century from Saxony to England.
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WILLIAM, Cambridge 1634, freem. 13 May 1640, brot. from England. William, and prob. other ch. perhaps Timothy, wh. d. 8 Nov. 1653, was one. His w. Susanna was bur. 16 Oct. 1650, but when he d. is not ascert. [ref 20]
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Manning, William, settler, purchased estate of George Stocking, ab. 1638, S. W. cor. Mount Auburn and Holyoke Streets; living 1650, had wife in England., prob. d. on voyage; land at Shawshine; [m. (2) Susanna who was bur. 16 Oct. 1650, V. R.], (3) Elizabeth --, will made, 17 Feb. 1665, proved, 28 Ap. 1666] [ref 17:477]
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WILLIAM MANNING, the founder of his family in america came to the colony of Massachusetts Bay at an early date. In his church "confession," he states that his reason for settling in the new Colony was that the Reverend Mr. Hooker was there. Mr. Manning married his second wife soon after his arrival in America, inferring she was someone he had known in England. William Manning, on his arrival, by his own statement, lived in Roxbury for nine or ten weeks. This town has since been annexed to and made a part of Boston. He then went to Cambridge. This early town is separated from Boston only by the Charles River. The date of his arrival has not been learned, but it was as early as 1634, and may have been some years before. In 1635, Feb. 8, the authorities of Cambridge made out and recorded a "List of those who have houses in town." Some of the names on this list have been mutilated, among them a name ending "ning." No other person in the town had a name with a similar ending, so it seems safe to believe that it was that of William Manning. In his church confession he states that he was apprenticed when very young, but does not state the profession except that it was "lawful and commendable." An entry in the old Cambridge church book for 1648 reads: "Payd our brother Manninge for a belrope." This was a transaction with a merchant, but it could have been either father or son. He was the owner of a house and of other lots of lands, but when he bought and sold is not known in full. Deeds of that period are not to be found, for the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds has no entries prior to 1649. In an effort to reconstruct the land transactions prior to 1649, it is known that William Manning had made purchases of one George Stocking. Comparing with the boundaries given of e. Goffe and W. Adams, it is seen that William bought as soon as February, 1638, and perhaps considerably earlier. This real estate acquired from George Stocking was not the same which, according to the "list of those who have houses in town," he occupied 1635, Feb. 8, for Mr. Stocking was its owner in 1635. William Manning does not appear in the "Register of 1635. Possibly he had owned another place and sold it in 1635, or it may be that the "list," was intended for the occupants rather than the owners of houses, and that he was then a tenant. The purchase from Mr. Stocking, made between 1635 and 1638, February, is thus described: "William Manning. Bought of George Stocking one house and Garden. Sabastean Brigham southwest. Crooked lane south East. Robert Sanders northwest. It Bought of him in pine Swamps ffield fowre acres of planteing grounde Charles Towne East. Ose pasture South John Russell north John Mean West. It At Jones his hill two Acres of Planting ground Gregory Stone west William patten east. Barnaby Lamson North John Champnies south." In 1645 there was a "division" of unoccupied lands to all inhabitants who held "rights" -- that is, of land grants to owners of the original lots -- and among others was the following: "Willm Manninge senr Three Acr & halfe more or lesse Thomas Beale East, Thomas Brigham West Charlestowne lyne, north, Comon south." Of the three lots, one was sold by him in 1645 to his son, who sold it at once to Gilbert Crackbone. William Manning's homestead was at the southwest corner of what is not Mount Auburn and Holyoke streets, but then called Spring and Crooked streets respectively. The location is a short distance south of Harvard square. The homestead was probably sold before his death, and not inherited. No record exists. William's neighbors were, John Russell, constable, selectman and clerk of writs; Joseph Cook, selectman, town clerk, magistrate and representative; John Bridges, deacon, selectman and representative. Nearby were Hezekiah Usher, three years representative for Billerica; Thomas Marrett, deacon and selectman; Thomas Danforth, selectman, Deputy Governor, Judge of the Superior Court and Treasurer of Harvard College, Henry Dunster, President of Harvard from 1640 to 1654. William, with others, was at one time overtaxed 1643, Nov. 11: "Bro. Manning, senior, his rate abated 0.2.00." One William Manning was a member of the jury of Middlesex County Court in 1652 and again in 1655, no Jr. or Sr. following the name. William Manning was a freeman in 1640, which meant that he was a church member and voter. William's wife Susannah died in 1650, and at some later time he removed to Boston where he united with the First Church: "Willyam Manning was admitted member, 25. 6mo., 1664." It is not certain that the latter date determines the time of his removal. He may have gone earlier that 1664, and , for a time have kept up his church relations at Cambridge. He ceertainly was a resident of Boston in 1664, Aug. 25, when he became connected with the church there. The name of the mother of his children is unknown. By his own statement, she died on the voyage to this country. In a day when family names were generally repeated in each successive generation, her son named his daughters Hannah, Sarah, Abigail and Mary. Theoretically, the name of the first wife of the elder William Manning should be in this list, and opinion may well dwell strongly upon "Hannah." After arriving in the Colony he married (second) Susannah ___, of whom we know no more that that she died in Cambridge 1650, Oct. 16. The dates of William's birth and death are not on record. As his son was born about 1614, the father's birth was, in all likelihood, as early as 1592, and probably several years prior to that date. It would not be surprising if he had reached his eightieth birthday, and seventy-four years is a more that modest possibility. It would seem that no headstone exists to his grave, and the place of his burial is unknown. The children of William Manning may have been many or few. That he had only one son who lived to mature years is probable; that he had but one dwelling in this country is next to certain. He may have had daughters [see notes for "daughter" Hannah]. He may have had children who remained in England. [ref 13:85]
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WILL OF WILLIAM MANNING 17 Feb 1665 - 28 Apr 1666:

I, William Manning, of Boston, being weake of Bodye but of perfect memorie, do make this my Last Testament. Debts and Funeral Espences paid, I giue my Wife all my Estate, during her Life, & at her Decease, my Will is, that of what shall be then lift of my Estate, which was my own before my Last Marriage, I dispose of it as followeth, For as much as my louing sonne, Wm Manning, have through the prouidence of God a good Estate, I therefore giue unto Him but one third part of that which shall Bee Lefte, of what was my owne Before this Last Marriage, & the other two thirds I giue unto my Grand childe, Samuel Walsbie, & my desire is, that this grandchild might bee uptt to a trade according to the Discretion of my Executrix & overseers. I make my wife sole Executrix, and desire Robert Walker, Jacob Eliot & Theohilus Frary, to bee my Ouerseers. 17th Feb. 1665.
William (his mark) Manning.

In presence of John Tapping, Edward Porter, who deposed, April 28, 1666.

Jno Tapping & Edw. Porter depose in Court 28 April 1666 that they subscribed their names to this paper as witnesses that they were present & did hear ye sayd Willyam Maning publish & declare the same to be his last will & Testament & that he was of a sound disposing mind when he so did
EDW. RAWSON, Recordr."
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[The following is the translation by a professional expert of "The Confessions of Diverse propounded to be received and were entertained as Members" by Rev. Thomas Shepard.]

In time past was I when very young given to prentice, about 14 years of age; I being unfit for that or any other thing I took in have liv'd in a place where it was bad examples, was drawn aside whereas I might have got good but being a prentice: with him 4 years I did grow very loose & vayne & would not be ruled nor governyed by my dame I was left withall; not delightinge in vaine company & vaine bookes & hearinge his woard which circumsised nor uncurcumsised aveyles anything but a new aval & livyng upon fruits of old & new creat: I conclude my condition was lamentable.

Yet tho sensible of my condition was a frame to make it known.

Yet looking upon then that liv'd more restraynedly & civily than I did I thoght I would leave off my bad company & joyne myself to such as they were

Yet I saw that condition was not as it ought Know ye the three by the fruit.

Now being acquainted with them that were godly I might have had a hart to get good by them at length I looked upon them that I now erseived were upright I began to cleave to them & it was one of the best evidences I had & have that I saw I did love those which love XT [Christ].

Yet I hearing by the woard that you myght be happy in thelfar by deeds; yet I examined myself whether I did love them, by loving them that did excell in vertue; as some ministers the more I saw grow in them the more I did cleave to them.

2: Tho most contemptible yet I did cleave to them. I went on thir a good whille living with them was plainly in inqn of other places: afterward I took a business lawfull & commendable in hand, yet joyning on in it without any wisdom; I afterward coming to a minister's house where meeting with 2 or 3 of my frends they hearing what I went about fell to examine me; & they told me being a kind of professor tho a weake one they told me I went about that which would scandalize the gospell so that I had freif & trouble & so was beatun off from it.

Upon coming home being troubled I could not hide it however my dame perceived it & shee being a carnell woman did rather reproave me for falling off & counselled me to god on & h. the more I was oppoased the lesse I regarded her yet afterward I felt my hart too ne inclining to; but I beinge acquainted with them that were godley & they speaking to me of it so that I would wish all that desire communion with god to make their wants known to ministers.

So I did hearken to their counsell & ___ them & the Lord was kept in it:

So many to an honest man in privayt speakinge of the fall of man & the misery man was falled into before he made an end of popery was much sonken & in annathement [accursed] & I hold that was my condition fallen in perdition & other sich vile corruption that I was privy too.

However I was troubled whether it was right or it was not right by the word & I continued 3 or 4 days so as I had no hart to praye

Yet feeling the Lord I remember this on, I did rather desire the Lord to be humble under it thorowly than be delivered for the burden of by sin did ly heavy upon me, now tho I thoght sorely which wroght by the woard yet never so sensible as by his meanes.

But the lord brought me out of this condition. I had some comfort by thinking how the Lord wroght upon some in scripture as Manessa & upon this I had some peace & comfort That whereas I had before a hart to no good now me thought if Lord should call me out to do or suffer I could, & this passed away & then I had a double wayte. 1. wetgher there was a god or his scripture true or noe and beinge grosse I was loth & ashamed to make my condition known; yet the minister gleaning out of Psalms 14: 1, that there was a god by scripture & by reason but faine would I put of theae texts. Now I found hardner unbels deadnes to ly very heavy upon my soule; and neither might handle the affrt; of the soule; the mthl with my compt. I was burdened with them in a confused maner & did strive against them with my own strength & not the Lords or else I else I might have had helpe before; now he shewed how on should get it; the corrupt seele against on at once; for a 6 fold cord would not breake, but if untwisted they might swle them severally & hence seek ye the Lord for him to come I did find the Lord helped me & those sins being once overcome that them upon severall occasions since the Lord did help me opon some of them.

Yet 2 things did burden me much. 1. corruption breading out. 2. wants & weak vessels. 3 things kept me down -- 1. my hart was exceedingly clog'd with woarld with business & awl that when I went to by business the woarld came in slin thick & threefold.

2. I had such a doe to get upp my hart to the Lord being in a wood in the midst of a wood & hence a ciste to 3 heads woarldy beinge all things wicked & I saw these kept me vaine & under & loaded my sp: & no sooner out of evidence but all god was gone.

3: that when I had godt up hart it was gone of a sudden & much a doo I had to get my hart in any frame & temper./ & hearing a minister presse to buy the trouble & not to sell it & hearing all corruptions & sins must be cast & sold away & sound motives to the sale setled upon my spirit as the excellency of the sealing of the word 2 to consider the necessity to buy this trouble a matter of life & death: 3. the Profit & gaine which would come by it; no profit to be compared to it:/ 4. the gread danger in not looking after it:/

hearing another served of: 7: marks of repent.;/ & I found on gread cause why I could not find such signes I held it was for want of care in me that selfe, family, & all others with whom he did compose.

The sin of unbelief still sticks with me: I thoght that some perish & being in doubt whether I should lay hold on a Praup or noe:/ I thoght h: that use some fayth; but yet fainted; yet I thoght if the Lord would assist me; I would goe on in the world of the Lord Christ I knew no world more necessary than it bee; where there is not of fayth is sin, & so I was not to seeke Lord in use og means not only to mould fayth to rely upon him for mercy but to live by that fayth; hearing nor ___ ___ 2 things in fayth: 1. that tis not ___ for the soule to lay hold upon Christ but fayth 2 might lay hold upon the soule. fayth purifyeth the soule, & knowing I had many occasions to examine by soule; yet I found that my hart was exceedinge corrupted & some sins remayned & vaine glory, which poare creat: I had as little cause of be trouble with them as with any in the woarld:--

Now continuing these helps I had to come out of this condition; yet having at last thoghts of this place in N England; my wife & I hearinge some certynty of h: here; I desired to come thither tho I was weake; yet the Lord in mercy made away ready for me: / / / / /

when Lord brought me to sea I was overcome with a discontented mind; meeting there with hard & sad tryalls; as that Losse of my wife; / then I thoght I had not done well in doing this I had done tho' they were but carnall thoghts & would if possible return again; yet the Lord in some meas: let me see it was a sin so to wish or think & thoght the Lord would at last bring me higher:

however in sin & meeting with new occasions & new troubles I had these thoghts, tho' the troubles I had were great yet I thoght some of the thr qu. others had far greater; looking back upon the condition that ___; I thoght if I was the Lords, these troubles would come in with in that promise all th: shall world to g: & thinking of that call upon me in day of trouble & thou shall glorify me./ now this discontent I found was more burdensome than all crosses & sorrowes beside: / /

at last the Lord broght me higher & I lived at Roxbury 9 or 10 weekes; there meeting with some straits at length; Mr. Hooker being here my wife & I desired to come to this place, yet still had a discontented mind not quite got over it/ but hearinge Mr. Shepard, speaking upon a text to encourage them that newly came to land, that it may be had that which I expected not (tho' troubled) viz: the life of my wife & child, it began to revive me; * then I considered I had forgotten the mercys of old much more those new mercys:

& shewing the great mercies I had that for the present which the whole world had not withall thtr tho in straits & wants, yet it might support your harts & strength:/

afterward hearing Mr. Cotton for 3. concerning the healing of the creeple; he leapt & praysed the Lord afterward goodness of them which had not only healed bodies but sould; which I have had thoght of since & I wist all to thiald of that one thing, for its woorderfull & admirable that such a poore creat should be provided for as I am that was so unthankful: -- & he shewing that wepre creeple & lame thanksgiving to little purpose; & this lies upon my sp: the great means in publike & private, tho that not in private that others have which my sin hath deprived me of, which if Lord now gives I hope I shall ever adore the Lord sufficiently for."
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Notes for 1st wife of William Manning*
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name is probably Hannah; prob died on voyage to America
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