MANNERS, Robert (1758-1823), of Bloxholm, Lincs.
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Cornet 3 Drag. 1778; capt. 86 Ft. 1779; maj. 80 Ft. 1782; half pay 1783; lt.-col. army 1784; capt-lt. and lt.-col. 3 Ft. Gds. 1787; capt. and lt.-col. 1791; col. army 1794; maj.-gen. 1796; col. 30 Ft. 1799- d.; lt.-gen. 1803; gen. 1813.
Equerry to the King 1784-1801; clerk marshal and avenor 1801-12.
Manners was returned at Great Bedwyn on the interest of Lord Ailesbury, and at the expense of Administration. In George Rose’s secret service accounts at Windsor appears the entry: ‘Col. Manners, Bedwyn, to be paid to Mr. Steele, £2500.’ In 1789 he was considered as a candidate for Cambridgeshire on the death of Sir Henry Peyton.2
He died 9 June 1823.