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Lord George Manners

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Lord George John Manners (22 June 1820, in London – 8 September 1874, in Cheveley) was a British nobleman and Conservative Party politician who represented Cambridgeshire for over two decades, from 1847 to 1857 and from 1863 to 1874, when he died.

He was a younger son of John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland by Lady Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle. Charles Manners, 6th Duke of Rutland was his elder brother. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the University Pitt Club.[1] He married Lady Adeliza Matilda Fitzalan-Howard, daughter of Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk, on 4 October 1855. They were second cousins through their descent from Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford. They had five children:

  • Cicely Elizabeth Adeliza Manners (21 November 1856 – 29 March 1949), died unmarried
  • Captain Charles George Edmund John Manners (26 September 1858 – 25 September 1911), died unmarried
  • Sir George Espec John Manners (17 June 1860 – 2 September 1939), married on 24 April 1884 Anna Gilstrap (d. 1940), died without issue
  • Frances Geraldine Manners (20 August 1864 – 6 March 1865)
  • Major Fitzalan George John Manners (27 February 1866 – 15 March 1901), unmarried, officer in the Scots Guards, died of enteric fever aboard SS Tagus during the Boer War


  1. ^ Fletcher, Walter Morley (2011) [1935]. The University Pitt Club: 1835-1935 (First Paperback ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-107-60006-5.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
With: Eliot Thomas Yorke
Richard Greaves Townley 1847–1852
Edward Ball 1852–1857
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
With: Eliot Thomas Yorke 1863–1865
Henry John Adeane 1863–1865
Viscount Royston 1865–1874
Sir Henry Brand 1865–1874
Eliot Constantine Yorke 1874
Succeeded by