MANNERS SUTTON, Lord Robert (1722-62), of Kelham, Notts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1747 - 19 Nov. 1762

Family and Education

b. 21 Feb. 1722, 2nd s. of John, 3rd Duke of Rutland, and bro. of John, Mq. of Granby and Lord George Manners, afterwards Manners Sutton. unm.  suc. to estates of his maternal gd.-fa. and took add. name of Sutton 1734.

Offices Held

Capt. Duke of Kingston’s Lt. Horse 1745; lt.-col. Duke of Cumberland’s Drag. 1746-8; served in Flanders 1747-8; col. commandant 21 Lt. Drag. 1760- d.

Ld. of the bedchamber to Prince of Wales 1749-51; master of the harriers and foxhounds 1754- d.


Lord Robert Sutton (as he was usually styled), was returned unopposed for Nottinghamshire in 1754 and 1761. In politics he was a dim figure, and seems to have followed the lead of his elder brother. Yet on 13 Nov. 1762, when Newcastle was hoping to win Granby for Opposition, he wrote to Hardwicke:1 ‘I had Lord Robert Sutton and Mr. Thoroton with me; I am extremely satisfied with them both; I think they are sure.’ Six days later, on 19 Nov., Sutton died.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Add. 32944, ff. 354-5.