Lord George Manners-Sutton

Lord George Manners-Sutton (8 March 1723 – 7 January 1783, Kelham Hall), born Lord George Manners, was a British nobleman and politician, the third son of John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland.[1]

Kelham Hall

On 5 December 1749, he married Diana Chaplin (d. 1767), only daughter of Thomas Chaplin of Blankney, Lincolnshire,[2] by whom he had nine children:

He entered Parliament in 1754, succeeding his elder brother, the Marquess of Granby as Member of Parliament for Grantham. In 1762, he adopted the additional surname of Sutton, upon inheriting the estates of that family, including the family seat of Kelham Hall, from his elder brother Lord Robert Manners-Sutton. The change of name, though, was enabled by a 1734 Act of Parliament—many years earlier—when his brother succeeded to those estates.[3]

On 5 February 1768, he married Mary Peart, by whom he had one daughter:

  • Mary Manners-Sutton (d. 20 November 1829), married in 1799 Rev. Richard Lockwood

He died at Kelham Hall in 1783 and was succeeded by his eldest son, George.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Grantham
With: Sir John Cust, Bt 1754–1770
Francis Cust 1770–1774
Sir Brownlow Cust, Bt 1774–1776
Peregrine Cust 1776–1780
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Newark
With: Henry Clinton
Succeeded by