MANNERS, Sir Richard (by 1510-51), of Garendon, Leics.
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b. by 1510, 4th s. of George Manners, 11th Lord Ros, by Anne, da. and h. of Sir Thomas St. Leger of Guildford, Surr. m. ?May 1539, Margaret, da. of Sir Robert Dymoke of Scrivelsby, Lincs. wid. of Richard Vernon of Haddon, Derbys. and of (Sir) William Coffin (d. 8 Dec. 1538) of Portledge, Devon and Bakewell, Derbys., s.p. Kntd. Apr./Dec. 1539.1
Feodary, duchy of Lancaster, Derbys., Notts., Staffs. and Yorks. 6 Feb. 1536-d., Leicester honor 29 Nov. 1541-d.; keeper, Nottingham park, Notts. 11 Dec. 1537; esquire of the body by 1539-44 or later; cupbearer, household of Queen Anne of Cleves 1540; member, council in the north in 1542; commr. benevolence, Leics. 1544/45, musters 1546, chantries, Leics., Warws. 1546, 1548, relief, Leics. 1550; j.p. Leics. 1547-d.; steward for Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, unknown property by 1548; dep. warden, east and middle marches 22 Aug. 1548; sheriff, Leics. and Warws. 1549-50.2
Richard Manners was brought up in the household of his great-uncle Sir Thomas Lovell I and probably entered the royal service on Lovell’s death in 1524. He combined his duties at court with attachment to his elder brother, the 1st Earl of Rutland, with whom he was closely associated in the locality