Grace, Lady Manners

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Grace, Lady Manners (c.1575–c.1650) was an English noblewoman who lived at Haddon Hall near Bakewell, Derbyshire. She founded Bakewell's Lady Manners School in 1636.


Grace Pierrepont was the daughter of Sir Henry Pierrepont, a Knight of the Garter, and Frances Cavendish.[1] Her maternal grandparents were Rt. Hon. Sir William Cavendish and Bess of Hardwick. Grace's brother was Robert Pierrepont, born in 1584, who became the 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull. Grace's sister, Elizabeth, married Thomas Erskine, 1st Earl of Kellie.

Grace was married to Sir George Manners on 1 August 1593.[2] She had five children:

On 20 May 1636, she founded Lady Manners School in Bakewell, Derbyshire.[4]

Her body is interred in Bakewell Parish Church.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XI, page 263.
  2. ^ Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003. Page 3447
  3. ^ Leslie Stephen (1893). DNB. Smith, Elder, & Company. p. 51.
  4. ^ Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. The Society. 1919. p. 83.