by Glenn Sherwood Manning of Suffolk, Virginia
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The following information was posted on the Manning Family Genealogy Forum July 26, 2003.
In 2006, this info is being used as leads to sources that are being documented in current Manning family research.
Thanks to Glenn Manning of Suffolk, Virginia.
John Manning listed as Jo. Mannings, age 20, came to Virginia in 1635 on the Globe from London. Re: "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, First Edition," edited by P. William Filby with Mary K. Meyer, published by Gale Research Company. Re: "The Original Lists of Persons of Quality, 1600-1700," edited by John Camden Hotten, published by Genealogical Publishing Company. The passenger list for Globe is on page 119-120.
Documentation on John Manning, that settled Lower Norfolk County, VA in 1635, indicates that he married Lydia Richardson c. 1659/60. Ref: "Social Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century (p. 233) by Philip Alexander Bruce" and Lower Norfolk County Records, 1656-1666, pp. 90, 253. That is, in 1659 John Manning indicated his intentions to marry Lydia Richardson by posting a written notice on the courthouse door. Land records indicate that John Manning was deceased by 1672. Land records and three wills indicate that John Manning I, John Manning II, John Manning III, John Manning IV, Marcom Manning with his wife Kezia, John Manning V and John Manning VI with his wife Courtney owned land and lived near Julians Creek in now Chesapeake, Virginia from 1652 until about 1800.
In 1764 Marcom Manning and his wife Kezia Ballentine Manning sold their 140 acres of land on Julians Creek to his brother John Manning V. John Manning V and his son John Manning VI, with his wife Courtney, owned the land on Julian's Creek until 15 Feb 1796 when they sold it to Samuel Davis.
Marcom Manning had received the land from his father John Manning IV by will proved March 1758. Marcom and Kezia moved to Terrell County, NC. Marcom Manning's will dated 18 Oct 1792 and proved May 1793, Martin County, NC.
Birth dates for John and Lydia Manning's children would be between 1660 and 1672. John Manning I died intestate, but Will and Land records of Lower Norfolk County and Norfolk County, now Chesapeake, Virginia indicate the following children:
a. John Manning (II), c. 1660-1716 - Will dated 22 July 1715, proved 18 Jan 1716.
John married Sarah Wattford prior to 1694, see John Wattford's Will dated 29 Apr 1694, proved 1694.
b. Margrett Manning Taylor, c. 1661-1679 - Will dated 5 Apr 1679, proved 15 Aug 1679. Margaret was married to Richard Taylor, c. 1655-1679 - Will dated 29 Mar 1679, proved 21 May 1679.
c. Thomas Manning, c. 1662-after 1694, see John Wattford's Will dated 29 Apr 1694, proved 15 May 1694. Thomas had sons, Solomon and Thomas.
d. Mary Manning Hodges, c. 1663-1736 - Will dated 10 Jan 1735, proved 1736. Mary married Roger Hodges, c. 1655-1716 - Will dated 18 Aug 1716, proved 16 Nov 1716 and 21 Dec 1716.