Charles Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland

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His Grace
The Duke of Rutland
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Charles Manners, by Allan Warren
Personal details
Born Charles John Robert Manners
(1919-05-28)28 May 1919
Died 4 January 1999(1999-01-04) (aged 79)
Parents John Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland, Kathleen Tennant

Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland CBE, JP, DL (28 May 1919 – 4 January 1999), styled as the Marquess of Granby until 1940, was a British peer and landowner.


He was the son of John Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland by his wife Kathleen (née Tennant), granddaughter of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Baronet. Rutland was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

He served in the Army during World War II, becoming a captain in the Grenadier Guards.[1]

He inherited the title in 1940, remaining in that estate until his death in 1999.[1]

A lifelong Conservative, the Duke served on Leicestershire County Council as the County Councillor for the Vale of Belvoir Division from 1945 until 1985. He was Chairman of Leicestershire County Council from 1974 until 1977.[1]

He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1962 New Year Honours "for political and public services in the East Midlands".[2]

Marriages and children[edit]

Rutland married Anne Bairstow Cunning Bell on 27 April 1946. They had one child together:

  • Lady Charlotte Louise Manners (born 7 January 1947)

Following a divorce in 1956, Rutland was married on 15 May 1958 to Frances Helen Sweeny, daughter of the American amateur golfer Charles Sweeny, and his first wife, the former Margaret Whigham. They had four children:[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Webster, Richard (5 January 1999). "Manners maketh man". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "no. 42552". The London Gazette. 29 December 1961. p. 12. 
  3. ^ Lundy, Daryl. "Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland". The Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Manners
Duke of Rutland
Succeeded by
David Manners