John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland

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His Grace
The Duke of Rutland
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John Manners 5th Earl of Rutland.jpg
The Duke of Rutland.
Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire
In office
1799–1857
Preceded by The Duke of Beaufort
Succeeded by The Duke of Rutland
Personal details
Born 4 January 1778
Knightsbridge, London
Died 20 January 1857
Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Lady Elizabeth Howard
(1780–1825)

John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland KG (4 January 1778 – 20 January 1857), styled Lord Roos from 1778 until 1779 and Marquess of Granby from 1779 until 1787, was a British landowner as well as an owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses.

Background[edit]

Styled Lord Roos from birth, he was born at Knightsbridge, London, the eldest son of Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland, by Lady Mary Isabella Somerset, daughter of Charles Somerset, 4th Duke of Beaufort. He was the grandson of John Manners, Marquess of Granby, and the brother of Lord Charles Manners and Lord Robert Manners. He became known as the Marquess of Granby when his father succeeded to the dukedom in 1779. In 1787 he himself succeeded to the dukedom on the death of his father.[1]

Public life[edit]

Rutland was Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire between 1799 and 1857. He was also a prominent owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses. His most successful horse was Cadland, which won the Epsom Derby in 1828.[2]

Family[edit]

Rutland married Lady Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, on 22 April 1799. They had ten children:

The Humours of Belvoir Castle -- or the Morning After, a 1799 caricature of his "coming of age" (21st birthday) celebration.

The Duchess of Rutland died in November 1825, aged 45. Rutland remained a widower until his death at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, in January 1857, aged 79.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland". Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  2. ^ Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1999). Biographical Encyclopedia of British Flat Racing. Macdonald and Jane’s. ISBN 0-354-08536-0. 

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Beaufort
Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire
1799–1857
Succeeded by
The Duke of Rutland
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Manners
Duke of Rutland
1787–1857
Succeeded by
Charles Manners