The following is some information I have just received from an Albanian source. It confirms in more detail what I had already researched. I should have some moreinformation within several weeks, and I will post that when I receive it. I tried to email this to you, but the email was returned. Thanks. Stephen Georgeson
After my researches I inform you as follow.
The Maneshi clan was very strong and very devoted to our national hero Gjergj Kastrioti-Skënderbe.It is true that Maneshi brothers were part of League of Lezha. The brothers of that time were Gjini,Gjoni and Pali. Not Marin as you mentioned in your e-mail.
There are two serious books ( among many others) tittered “ History of Skënderbeg”. First was written by Marin Barleti who lived during the time of great battles of Albanians against Ottoman Invassion.This book is the “ mother book” for all further historians and autobiographers of Skënderbe.The brothers Maneshi are mentioned and Pal is mentioned more widely.
Second was written by noted Albanian historian Professor Kristo Frasheri under title “ History of Skënderbe” and was published perhaps two years ago. Professor Frasheri worked over this subject during all his life.The brothers Maneshi are mentioned in merited way.
If you have postings in connections with your subject, please send them to me and I will try to translate. I will also try to bring you in touch with Professor Frasheri (he is over 80-th) if I will be successful.