George Manners, 7th Earl of Rutland

George Manners, 7th Earl of Rutland (1580 – 29 March 1641) of Fulbeck Hall, Lincolnshire was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1626. He inherited a peerage as Earl of Rutland in 1632.

Fulbeck Hall, Lincolnshire
Belvoir Castle. Leicestershire

Manners was the son of John Manners, 4th Earl of Rutland and his wife Elizabeth Charlton, daughter of Francis Charlton of Apley Castle.[1] He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Grantham in 1604. He was elected MP for Lincolnshire in 1614 for the Addled Parliament and in 1621. In 1624 he was elected MP for Stamford again for the Happy Parliament, and was re-elected in 1625 for the Useless Parliament.[2]

He inherited the peerage as Earl of Rutland on the death of his brother Francis in 1632, which brought him Belvoir Castle, in favour of which he left Fulbeck Hall.[1]

Manners died in 1641, and his titles were passed to his second cousin, John Manners.[1]

Manners married Frances Cary, daughter of Sir Edward Cary and Katherine Knyvett, on 3 March 1605.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "ThePeerage.com". Retrieved 4 October 2009.
  2. ^ Browne Willis Notitia parliamentaria, or, An history of the counties, cities, and boroughs in England and Wales: ... The whole extracted from mss. and printed evidences 1750 pp156-239
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Oliver Manners
Thomas Horsman
Member of Parliament for Grantham
1604–1611
With: Sir Thomas Horsman
Succeeded by
Sir George Reynell
Richard Tufton
Preceded by
John Sheffield
Sir Valentine Browne
Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire
1614–1622
With: Sir Peregrine Bertie
Sir Thomas Grantham
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Grantham
Montagu Bertie
Preceded by
Sir William Airmine
Sir Clement Cotterell
Member of Parliament for Grantham
1624–1625
With: Sir Clement Cotterell
Sir William Airmine
Succeeded by
John Wingfield
Edward Stirmin
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Francis Manners
Earl of Rutland
1632–1641
Succeeded by
John Manners