MANNERS, Lord Robert (c.1717-82), of Bloxholm, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 31 May 1782

Family and Education

b. c.1717, 8th s. of John Manners, M.P., 2nd Duke of Rutland, being 3rd s. by his 2nd w. Lucy, da. of Bennet Sherard, M.P., 2nd Baron Sherard [I], sis. of Bennet Sherard, M.P., 1st Earl of Harborough; bro. of John Manners, Mq. of Granby (b.1696), Lord Sherard and Lord William Manners. m. 1 Jan. 1756, Mary Digges of Roehampton, Surr., 3s. 2da.

Offices Held

Ensign 2 Ft. Gds. 1735, lt. 1740; capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1742; col. and a.-d.-c. to George II 1747; col. 36 Ft. 1751-65; maj.-gen. 1757; lt.