John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland
Manners was the son of Sir George Manners of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire and his wife Grace Pierrepont daughter of Sir Henry Pierrepont (MP). The 8th earl was the great-grandson of Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland. He was admitted at Queens' College, Cambridge in spring 1619 and was awarded MA in 1621. He was admitted at the Inner Temple in November 1621. In 1632 he was High Sheriff of Derbyshire.
In April 1640, Manners was elected Member of Parliament for Derbyshire in the Short Parliament. In 1641 he inherited the Earldom on the death of his second cousin George Manners, 7th Earl of Rutland on 29 March. He was a moderate Parliamentarian and took the covenant in 1643. In 1646 he was Chief Justice in Eyre, North of Trent.
Lord Rutland died aged 75 and was buried at Bottesford, Leicestershire.
Manners married Frances Montagu, daughter of Sir Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu of Boughton, in 1628. They had seven children:
- Lady Grace Manners (d. 15 February 1700), married first Patrick Chaworth, 3rd Viscount Chaworth and after his death, married Sir William Langhorne, 1st Baronet, this marriage lasted less than a year due to her own death.
- Lady Margaret Manners (d. 1682), married James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury and had issue.
- Lady Frances Manners (c. 1636–1660), married John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter and had issue.
- John Manners, 1st Duke of Rutland (1638–1711)
- Lady Elizabeth Manners (c. 1654–1700), married James Annesley, 2nd Earl of Anglesey and had issue.
- Lady Dorothy Manners (c. 1656–1698), married Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury and had issue.
- Lady Anne Manners (c. 1655–?), married Scrope Howe, 1st Viscount Howe.
- Grace Pierrepont, ThePeerage.com, accessed 27 December 2008
- "Manners, John (MNRS618J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 .... London. pp. 229–239.
- Thomas Seccombe, ‘Langhorne, Sir William, baronet (c.1634–1715)’, rev. Andrew Grout, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/16019. Retrieved 14 March 2008.
- Archbold, William Arthur Jobson (1893). "Manners, John (1604-1679)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 36. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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