William Manston, Sheriff of Kent


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Julian Hils

William Manston, Sheriff of Kent 1

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  General Notes:

compiler's 17 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

"Manston is another ancient seat in St. Laurence, which was the inheritance of Manston for many generations. Richard de Manston, as I find by the bundles of uncertain years, kept in the pipe-office, was one of the recognitores magnæ assisæ in the time of king John; from whence we may conjecture, that even in those times of so high an ascent, this family was under no narrow or contemptible character or repute. In latter times, that is, in the fourteenth year of Henry the sixth [1435/6], I find William Manston was sheriff of Kent, and held his shrievalty, at this place; and he had issue Nicholas Manston, who married with Eleanor, only daughter of Edmund Haut, Esquire, and had issue Julian his sole heir, who was married to Thomas St. Nicholas of Thorn, in the parish of Minster in Thanet, which seat accrued to his grandfather, by the heir of Sir John Goshall."

  Marriage Information:

William married Julian Hils. 2


1 Villare Cantianum, Or, Kent Surveyed and Illustrated. Being an Exact Description of All the Parishes, Boroughs, Villages, and Other Respective Manors in the County of Kent, To which is Added an Historical Catalogue of the High Sheriffs of Kent, by Thomas Philipott, John Philipott, pp. 387-388.

2 The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, Edward Hasted, p. 368.

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