About this Website

This website presents genealogical and biographical information on members of a family who can trace their ancestry back to one Jonas Man who was born in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England in 1596. Living members of the Man and other families are not included.

Much of the information that can be found on this website is thanks to the hard work undertaken by Edward MacPherson Man. Ed passed away on 30 August 2014 aged 91.

Man Booker LogoThe Man Booker prize is funded by the Man Group which was established by James Man in the middle of the eighteenth century.

Thank you for visiting this site and if you have comments or wish to make any additions, changes, suggestions, etc. you can email these to David Man at: dm286@columbia.edu. Note however that because of time constraints you may not get a fast response.

This website also contains information and links to other families who have married into this MAN family and vice versa. A GEDCOM file of the data included on this web site is available on request.

1910 Man Family Gathering 150 dpi

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As yet, only some of the individuals above have been identified: Standing from left to right are: Morrice King Man and his wife Jane Smart Walch and Morrice’s brother Harry Edward Julius Man. Seated from left to right (maybe) are: Henriette Marie Phillipine Man (wife of Harry Edward Julius), next to Henriette is unknown but probably Emma Elizabeth Man who married Jane Smart Man’s brother Charles Edward Walch. Last seated is Septimus Man. The young children are Eliza Caroline and Emma Catherine, the daughters of Morrice King and Jane Smart. The years 1861 – 1864 were significant for this group: Henriette Marie died on Nov 15 1863. Emma Elizabeth died one day later on November 16 1863. Their deaths are not connected. Henriette Marie probably died as a result of complications giving birth to her daughter Harietta. Emma Elizabeth died of tuberculosis. Both Morrice King and Harry Edward died in 1864. Morrice died in Tasmania while Harry died at Halstead Hall, Kent. Caroline Eliza, the daughter of Emma Elizabeth and Charles Edward Walch died in 1862. Squeezed between these years (1861 – 1864) were the births of Morrice and Harry’s four daughters, all of whom survived to adulthood. The photograph must therefore have been taken some time before 1861, if Emma Elizabeth is the one seated in the middle.

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Above; Some members of the Man family in Burma.

The Man family has, among its living members, a recently published poet – Harry Man – who continues a 250 year family tradition of penning verses. Family and friends are encouraged to purchase a copy of Harry’s collection of poems ‘Lift’ by clicking on the cover below and following the link.

Lift Harry Man Poetry

For those readers of the online publication: ‘Blake / An Illustrated Quarterly’ and in particular G. E. Bentley, Jr.’s article: ‘William Blake and His Circle: A Checklist …. 2012′ where mention is made of this website, and of George Cumberland in particular, the page that is referenced in that article can be accessed HERE.

NOTE ON CALENDAR: England continued to use the Julian calendar up to 1752 whereas the Gregorian (‘New Style’) calendar had been adopted on the Continent in 1582. Scotland changed the beginning of the year from March 25 to January 1 in 1600, but did not adopt the Gregorian calendar until 1752 at the same time as England. By 1751 the Julian calendar was 11 days out of step. In that year Chesterfield’s Act stated that 1 January should be the first day of the year (previously the year commenced on 25 March). Thus 1750 had commenced on 25 March 1750 and ended 24 March 1750/51. 1751 commenced 25 March 1751 and ended on 31 December 1751. 1752 commenced 1 January 1752 and ended 31 December 1752. However, 11 days of September were omitted to bring it into line with the Gregorian calendar. So the convention in expressing dates that occurred in the period from 1 January to 24 March in the years before 1752 is to first show the year that would be shown on the record (according to the Julian calendar), then show the year it would have been if expressed according to our present calendar (Gregorian). Thus Jonas Man’s burial is shown as 1661/2 to reflect the two calendars: ’1661′ (Julian calendar) and ’1662′ (Gregorian calendar).

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