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  • ID: I18440
  • Name: Simon MANNING , Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1165 in Castle Bettreds, Kent, England
  • Death: AFT 1203 in Castle Bettreds, Kent, England
  • Note:
    Lord Simon was said to be grandson of Ranulph/Rudolph Manning who married Elgida, Aunt of King Harold of England, and received lands in Kent. Since this Simon was a Crusader in 1190 and Harold was born 1020, Simon was a several times great grandson of Ranulph. Supposedly Ranulph received lands in Downe and/or Cowdham Kent where the Manning's were ever since. Some say that the family originally came from Manheim, Germany - hence the name, others say the name is derived from an old Norse word for brave or valiant man, still others hold to a tradition that the Mannings all over the world came from the 37th King of Ulster, Ireland-who was very wealthy and called the "Maoin", which means riches/wealth. [note by Jim Weber]

    By the way, if anyone knows where "Berttreds Castle" is, let me know.

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    Lord Simon Manning was said to be the royal Standard Bearer to King Richard the Lionheart. He carried the royal Standard to Jerusalem in 1190 during the First Crusade.

    "Simon de Manning, a grandson of Ranulph, was the first of the English barons to take up the Cross and go forth to the Holy Wars. He was a companion of Richard I, Couer de Lion (the Lion Hearted), and was knighted on the battlefield. All the Mannings of this country are descended from Simon de Manning and are entitled to use this coat of arms".

    "Simon de Manning, to whom John Silvester of Westerham demised land by deed in the 14th year of K. Richard I. and who (as is recorded in an old pedigree relating to this family) was engaged in the holy war against the Saracens under that king. They are said to be descended of an antient and noble family which took its name from Manning, a town in Saxony, from whence they came into England before the conquest, and some of them are said to have settled in Friesland. They bore for their arms - Gules, a cross potence, or flory, between 4 cinquefoils of. Guillim, p. 138. (Hasted's Hist. of Kent, Vol. I., p. 124)."

    "Arms: Gules, a cross flory between four trefolis slipped or. Crest: An eagle's head sable between two ostrich feathers argent, all issueing out of a ducal coronet, or."

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    Author: Jeanne Waters Strong
    Periodical: One Waters Family: Some Descendants of James Waters of St. Botolph Aldgage, London
    Publication: (Los Altos Hills, CA: 1980)
    Text: Notes from Adrienne Sherrin (dsherrin AT

    Author: W.H. Manning, Jr. & Edna Anderson Manning
    Periodical: Our Kin
    Publication: (Augusta, GA: Walton Printing Company, 1958)

    Author: Henry F. Waters
    Periodical: Genealogical Gleanings in England
    Publication: (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981)

    Title: Registration of Pedigrees: Manning
    Periodical: New York Genealogical & Historical Record
    Date: (January, 1912)

    Author: jwsparky AT
    URL: 1.html
    Date: November, 1999

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children At least 1 generation of MANNING b: ABT 1190 in Castle Bettreds, Kent, England
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