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Jane Isabella MANLEY (née KNOLLES) (1872-1954)

Biographical Details

Jane Isabella Manley, née Knolles (1872-1954), was the first-cousin-once-removed of Mela Brown Constable (fiancée of Cyril Sladden).  She is mentioned in a few letters written by Mela in May 1915.

Jane Knolles was born on 8th September 1872 at Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada, the third of six children of Thomas Hamilton William Knolles and his wife, Annie Colina (née Mackenzie).  Annie was the sister of Mela’s grandmother, Mary Christine Brown Constable (née Mackenzie).  A year or two after Jane’s birth, the Knolles family returned to the UK and lived with Annie’s mother, Margaret Mackenzie, in Edinburgh, which was where Jane spent all of her childhood.  By 1901, Margaret Mackenzie had died and Jane and her family were living in County Cork, Ireland, which was where her father was from.

In 1905, Jane married Henry Tate Manley, an army officer, in Kinsale, Ireland.  At the time of the 1911 census, they were living at 6 Prince of Wales Mansions, Battersea Park; they had no children.

Henry died at Queen’s Club Gardens, Kensington, in January 1937.  Jane died, aged 81, at Cromar Nursing Home, 30 Manor Road, Folkestone, on 23rd August 1954.  Her residence was 20 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone.

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