The story begins around the year 1850. Some believe the Maniyil family rooted in Vilayanoor was distinct from the family of same name from Erimayur. The early member of Vilayanoor Maniyil family known is my great great grand mother Kuppu Amma Sr. who believed to have lived between 1850 and 1890. No record or any of that kind to prove the period. But some temple utensils and supports made of stone henge had engravings of some years (Kollam) and names were well studied by Maniyil Raghavan Nair (deceased) and a few seen by me when I was a child. If some one know the members names of Erimayur Maniyil family in the second half of 19th century could help to study the matter of whether Kuppu Amma was detached from the original Erimayur Maniyil family to settle in Vilayanoor due to partition, elopement, epidemic or draught.