Manx Genealogy

Re: History of Charnley name
In Response To: History of Charnley name ()

The name originated from the area around Garstang in Lancashire and I understand that it originated fron the saxon char n meaning rocky and ley meaning meadow. The name is common in the county but is rarely found outside. Most oof the charnley's I have met around the world in South Africa Australia Canada and the U.K. seem to trace their roots back to this area. I was born in Blackburn in 1933 and my family had relations in Barrow n Furness, Grange over Sands and Padiham. I am told that my Great Grandfather Ralph Charnley was buried and his grave is in Saint Leonard's Parish Church grounds at Baldestone a village between Blackburn and Preston. He dies 23rd December,1890. The Qeen is the Lord of Man and the official royal toast is "The Queen, Duke of Lancaster and Lord of Man." Hope this throws some light on the subject