The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Manning, Hon. Charles James
Manning, Hon. Charles James, B.A., Puisne Judge, New South Wales, is the second son of J. Edye Manning, formerly of Sydney, N.S.W., and is the nephew of Sir William Manning (q.v.). He was born in 1841, and educated at Winchester and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1864. He entered as a student at Lincoln's Inn in Nov. 1862, and was called to the bar in Nov. 1865. In the following year he was admitted to the New South Wales bar, and practised his profession in Sydney. Having several times acted as a judge of the Supreme Court on special commissions prior to 1889, he was in that year appointed a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and Judge in Bankruptcy and Assistant Equity Judge, and in Jan. 1891 Probate Judge on the passing of the Probate Act. Mr. Justice Manning married, first, Clara Isabella, daughter of the late J. C. Apthorpe, J.P. and D.L., of Dennington Hall, Yorkshire; and second, Emily, daughter of J. Camden Goodridge, J.P. of Hunter's Hill, N.S.W.