Manx Genealogy

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

Richard Charnley, (my g-g-g-grandfather) born 1802 on Walney Island did indeed live on Piel Island and was a Pilot and Master Mariner. You can find him listed as living there in the 1841 Census and thereafter in Barrow-in Furness. I can't remember offhand how many children Richard and his wife Eleanor had but it was certainly more than ten. He died about 1872.(see www.freebmd.org). I trace my line to Richard through his son Thomas, born in 1839, also a Master Mariner. The family lived in the Barrow area and there are still many Charnleys in Barrow today. My own grandfather, Edwin, left Barrow to work in the Clydeside shipyards.
Peter Charnley