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1. WALSMITH, Alice*

2. MANLIFFE, Elizabeth


  • Born: 1641, Cheshire, England
  • Marriage (1): WALSMITH, Alice* about 1677 in Cronagallah, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Marriage (2): MANLIFFE, Elizabeth on 26 Feb 1693 in Ballycane, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Died: 16 May 1714, Timullin, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Buried: Ballymorane, County Wicklow, Ireland

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1. Religion: Quaker.

2. Story. 1113 James Lindley was born in Cheshire, England, moved to Ireland, and by Alice, his wife, had children Martha, James, Thomas, Mary, and Isabella. Isabella is placed on this list on the authority of W H Egle in his "Pennsylvania Genealogies" wherein he refers to William Murray by saying "he married Isabella Lindley, sister of Thomas Lindly", who "located in the neighborhood of the Murrays."

3. Story: Notes on research. Posted on Lindley genforum by Jerry Richmond ( on 27 Oct 2000: Typically when you see multiple given names in this era, it DOES NOT mean that those were the person's names. What is does mean is that a "hopeful" researcher has taken two independent records and glommed them together and essentially "made-up" a composite person. Ordinary people did not start having middle names until the 1800's, that's the dead giveaway. If you check source records (or as near as one can get to source records on the internet), you will find the following: [1] Posted to Lindley-L are some of the vital records of Wicklow MM, County Wicklow, IRELAND. They show that James Lindley was b. ca.1641, in Cheshire, ENG, son of John Lindley, and that he married about the year 1677 at Cronagallah, County Wicklow, to Alice, dau of Thomas Wilsmith of Yorkshire. That is all it shows; notice no middle names and no mothers are given for either party. [2] As a part of the LDS mass extraction of Parish Register entries, the IGI shows in batch P009351 that James Lindley, was chr. 25 Jul 1612, Otley, Yorkshire, to Henry Lindley & Euphemie Pickard. Although the IGI does not so state, it is my experience that the mother's maiden name is given in this era in Christening records only in the cases of baseborn children, usually designated by the abbreviation "b." or "bas." on the original record. Notice again, no middle names. As near as I can determine there is absolutely NO proof of the following: that the emigrant's father James Lindley had a middle name [b] that the emigrant's grandfather John Lindley had a middle name [c] the name of the emigrant's grandmother or when the grandparents were married [d] the name of John Lindley's parents or when and where he was christened. There is certainly no reason to believe that he was christened James Lindley in Otley. I have what I believe to be a set of definitive Family Groups Sheets, containing only non-imaginary data, at the Quaker Collection website. You are cordially invited to visit "The Quaker Collection" [ now at ]

4. Story. James Lindley, son of John Lindley, b ca 1641, Cheshire, England, d 16 5m 1714 at Tumullin, Co Wicklow, buried Ballymorane, Co Wicklow. Married first Alice Wilsmith, b ca 1645, d 16 11m 1691/2, dau of Thomas Wilsmith. Married second Elizabeth Manliffe on 26-2m-1693 at Ballycane, Co Wicklow. (posted at


James* married Alice* WALSMITH, daughter of Family WALSMITH and Unknown, about 1677 in Cronagallah, County Wicklow, Ireland. (Alice* WALSMITH was born in 1644 in Cronagallah, County Wicklow, Ireland 1112 and died on 16 Nov 1691 in Ireland.)


James* next married Elizabeth MANLIFFE on 26 Feb 1693 in Ballycane, County Wicklow, Ireland.

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