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John Henry Manners, 5th duke of Rutland (1778-1857)

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John Henry Manners was born in 1778. He became the 5th Duke of Rutland in 1787 on the death of his father Charles (1754-1787), the 4th Duke. John Henry married Lady Elizabeth Howard, daughter of the 5th Earl of Carlisle.

He was a colonel of the Leicestershire militia, recorder for Grantham, Cambridge and Scarborough and a trustee of the British Museum.

He was succeeded on his death in 1857 by his eldest son, Charles Cecil. John Henry lived at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire.

 

 

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