Hi Sophie, Unfortunately I have no James Gaunt Manners on my database, I have found the indexes for his birth and marriage, so I am afraid it’s a case of buy the birth certificate and then you will find his parents. Hopefully then I may be in a better position to help you, if you require.
Birth index is: March 1844 Bradford XXlll 158 Marriage is:Sept 1862 Evesham 6C 431
I use AHA their web site is at:www.aha.ndirect.co.uk.
I would be very interested to see who his parents were so please let me know, if you want to e-mail direct its email@example.com