The Manning Association

Incorporated in 1901 to Preserve the

Manning Manse of North Billerica, Massachusetts


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Manning Genealogy

Numbers next to names are Indices from Manning Genealogy.

1. William Manning (son of [unknown])
b. circa 1590 England; d. circa 1665 Boston, Mass.

m. (Unknown, died during passage to New England)
2. William (b. circa 1614, England)

m. Susannah (Maiden name unknown) circa 1635
3. Hannah (details unknown)

William Manning, probably from the vicinity of Chelmsford, Essex, England, (sources indicate Braintree as the town) left his home for the newly formed American colony at Massachusetts Bay in the year 1634. With him were his wife and William Jr., his only known son. His wife died during the crossing, and little is known of her. Settling initially in Roxbury, Massachusetts, he relocated first to Boston, and then to Cambridge, where his son established permanent residence. William Manning Sr. was the first Manning (in our line) in America, and the ancestor of a clan which has spread over the entire continent. He is the oldest known ancestor of the Mannings in America.