William Manning senior

???? - 1791


London merchant, father of William Manning (q.v.), son-in-law of John Ryan of St Croix. Sometimes referred to as William Coventry Manning.

  1. Will of William Manning merchant of St Mary Axe Church city of London proved 16/01/1793. He opened the will by rehearsing that on the death of John Ryan, the father of Manning's late wife, he and his wife became jointly entitled to two plantations commonly called Negro Bay in St Croix, and that by a joint will of 1763 he and his wife had left the plantations to their children in the ratio of two shares to each son and one share to each daughter, with the estates passing to his son John Ryan Manning if he paid his siblings for their shares. John Ryan Manning and a sister Martha Laurens had since died, leaving a brother William and sisters Sarah, married to Benjamin Vaughan (q.v.) and Elizabeth married to Henry Marttins [sic] Bird. The testator instructed that William Manning the son buy out the shares in the St Croix estate. In a codicil he provided for two children, Lucy and John Griffin.


  1. PROB 11/1227/131. Some sources show a fourth daughter Mary.

Further Information

Elizabeth Ryan
John Ryan; William; Martha; Sarah; Elizabeth
West India merchant

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Banister & Hammond
West India merchant?  

Relationships (5)

Business partners
Trustee → Testator
Business partners
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Copped Hall, Totteridge, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England