Morrice Lionel Man (1877 – 1948)

Morrice Lionel Man

Morrice Lionel Man

Morrice Lionel Man was born on 5 December 1877 in Rangoon, Burma, the son of Edward Garnet and Catherine (Matthews) Man.

He married Evelyn Dora Lucas on 17 April 1906 at Esher, Surrey. Morrice died on 26 July 1948.

Dora was born on 14 August 1883 at Brighton, Sussex and died on 7 April 1979 at Maidstone in Kent.

Lionel Man Marriage Announcement in The Friend Sept 14 1906




Morrice and Dora belong to Generation Six; their children belong to Generation Seven and are:

Dora Lucas

Dora Lucas

Notes: 1. Clerk in Holy Orders 2. Honorary Chaplain to the Armed Forces.

Was admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge on 5 October 1896. The fourth son of Edward Garnet Man, Esq., barrister of 2, The Cloisters, Temple, London. Born Dec, 5 1877. [School, Rugby.] Matric. Michs.1896; B.A. 1899; M.A. 1906. Ordained deacon (Winchester) 1901; priest (Canterbury, for Winchester) 1903; Curate of Hale, Surrey, 1901- 4. Curate  of Aldershott, 1904-6. Chaplain and Assistant Master at Dover College, 1906-10. Org. Sec., S. P. C. K. (for West of England and Wales), 1910-12. Vicar. of Lydden, Kent. 1912-24. V. of Tenterden (with Small Hythe from 1928), 1924-32. Rector of Chartham, 1932-43. Hon. Canon of Canterbury. Six-preacher, 1942-3. Resided subsequently at High Halden, Kent. Died July 26, 1948. (Rugby School Reg.; Crockford; Univ. War List; Fox-Davies, Armorial Families).

While he was vicar of Tenterden that parish was united with another in 1928 and Morrice was appointed the vicar of both. The discussion of this parochial union appeared in The London Gazette which can be viewed here (<– one page pdf)

During World War One Morrice Man kept a diary which included reminiscences of his early childhood. They were given the following title: ‘Records of the Mans of Kent Dedicated to the Man Family and to every Family Man who Loves his Home’.  To view the diaries in PDF please click here. These diaries were transcribed by Steve Man, July 2000 – January 2001. Dora was the sister of the well known English essayist E. V. Lucas.

Morrice Man Kids

From left to right: Andrew, Peter, Janet, and Christopher.

The 1911 Census

Below, Morrice’s probate record:
Morrice Lionel Man Probate
Morrice relaxing by a stream

Morrice relaxing by a stream