The Duke of Rutland
John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland, oil by Jean-Baptiste Closterman c. 1730s, Belvoir Castle
Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire
In office
MonarchGeorge I
Preceded byThe Earl of Denbigh
Succeeded byThe 3rd Duke of Rutland
Personal details
Born18 September 1676
Died22 February 1721 (1721-02-23) (aged 44)
Spouse(s)Catherine Russell
Lucy Sherard
Children17, including John, William, Catherine, Sherard, Robert, and Charles
Parent(s)John Manners, 1st Duke of Rutland
Catherine Wriothesley Noel
Quartered arms of John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland, KG

John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland KG (18 September 1676 – 22 February 1721), styled Lord Roos from 1679 to 1703 and Marquess of Granby from 1703 to 1711, was a British Whig politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons from 1701 until 1711, when he succeeded to the peerage as Duke of Rutland.

Early life

Manners was the son of John Manners, 1st Duke of Rutland and his third wife Catherine Wriothesley Noel, daughter of Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden.[1]


Manners was returned as a Whig Member of Parliament for Derbyshire at the first general election of 1701. He was returned as MP for Leicestershire at the second general election of 1701. At the 1705 English general election he was returned as MP for Grantham. He was a Commissioner for the Union with Scotland in 1706. He was returned again as MP for Grantham at the 1708 British general election. At the 1710 British general election, he was returned as MP for both Leicestershire and Grantham. He succeeded his father as Duke of Rutland on 10 January 1711 and vacated his seats in the house of Commons, having not chosen which he would choose.[1] He was Lord Lieutenant of Rutland from 1712 to 1715 and Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire from 1714 to 1721. In 1714, he was made a Knight of the Garter.[2]


Manners married, firstly, Catherine Russell, daughter of William Russell, Lord Russell and Lady Rachel Wriothesley, on 23 August 1693. They had nine children:

Manners succeeded his father as Duke of Rutland on 10 January 1711.[3] A few months later, his wife Catherine died.[4]

He married, secondly, Lucy Sherard, daughter of Bennet Sherard, 2nd Baron Sherard, on 1 January 1713. Their children included:


  1. ^ a b "MANNERS, John, Ld. Roos (1676-1721), of Belvoir Castle, Lincs". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Rutland, Duke of (E, 1703)". Cracroft's Peerage: The Complete Guide to the British Peerage and Baronetage. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ 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 IX, page 156.
  4. ^ 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 319.