Catherine Grey, Lady Manners

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Portrait of Catherine Gray, Lady Manners, by Thomas Lawrence

Catherine Rebecca Grey, Lady Manners, later Lady Huntingtower (1766? - 1852) was an Anglo-Irish aristocrat and poet.[1]


Catherine Grey was born in Lehena and brought up in Cork, Ireland. In 1790 she married the Tory politician William Manners. The pair had six sons and six daughters. In 1821 the family surname was changed from Manners to Talmash (also spelled Tollemache)[2]


  • Poems by Lady Manners, 1793
  • Review of Poetry, Ancient and Modern, A Poem, by Lady M****, 1799


  1. ^ Paula R. Backscheider (2005). Eighteenth-Century Women Poets and Their Poetry: Inventing Agency, Inventing Genre. JHU Press. p. 407. ISBN 978-0-8018-8169-5. 
  2. ^ "The Peerage". Retrieved 18 February 2016.