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Biography of John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711

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Lord Ross Divorce

The Lord Ross Divorce attracted considerable public attention since it highlighted the shortcomings of the divorce laws. [his future wife] Anne Pierrepoint 1631- had clearly committed adultery since she was in London at the time of the conception whilst her husband, known by the courtesy title Lord Ross was at Belvoir Castle. The child would be considered legitimate since the parents were married; the law made no provision for adultery or divorce. He was forced to seek legislation in Parliament that made the child illegitimate and, therefore, unable to inherit his title. He was further compelled to seek legislation so that he could marry again so that he could produce an heir.
Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 took a more than passing interest, it is believed, since divorce may have been an option since he and his wife Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705 had not had any children in their eight years of marriage despite he having had eight illegitimate children.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646 (30). Portrait of the future Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (11).

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676 (21). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (34) in his Garter Robes.

Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (43). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) in his coronation robes.

Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Before 1687 Pieter Borsseler Painter 1634-1687. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705.

Around 1663 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (44). Portrait of Eleanor Needham Baroness Byron 1627-1664 (36) depicted as Saint Catherine of Alexandria in a guise probably intended to flatter Charles II's Queen, Catherine of Braganza (24). Accordingly she carries the martyr's palm branch and leans upon a wheel. The sitter looks to two putti in the upper left, one of whom holds a wreath of bay leaves above her head. She is wearing a copper-red dress with a richly decorated blue mantle about her arms.

Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705 (26).

Around 1670 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696 (37). Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705 (31).

Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705.

Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705.

Before 02 Jun 1629 [his father] John Manners 8th Earl Rutland 1604-1679 and Frances Montagu Countess Rutland 1614-1671 were married.

On 29 May 1638 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 was born to [his father] John Manners 8th Earl Rutland 1604-1679 (33) and Frances Montagu Countess Rutland 1614-1671 (24) at Boughton.

On 29 Mar 1641 George Manners 7th Earl Rutland 1580-1641 (61) died. His half second cousin [his father] John Manners 8th Earl Rutland 1604-1679 (36) succeeded 8th Earl Rutland 3C 1525. Frances Montagu Countess Rutland 1614-1671 (27) by marriage Countess Rutland 3C 1525.

Before 1648 John Cecil 4th Earl Exeter 1628-1678 and [his sister] Frances Manners Countess Exeter 1630-1660 were married. [his sister] Frances Manners Countess Exeter 1630-1660 by marriage Countess Exeter.

Lord Ross Divorce

On 15 Jul 1658 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (20) and [his wife] Anne Pierrepoint 1631- were married. See Lord Ross Divorce.

In 1660 [his sister] Frances Manners Countess Exeter 1630-1660 (29) died.

In 1661 James Cecil 3rd Earl Salisbury 1648-1683 (13) and [his sister] Margaret Manners Countess Salisbury -1682 were married.

Lord Ross Divorce

In 1663 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (24) and [his wife] Anne Pierrepoint 1631- were separated. He obtained a "separation from bed and board" on the grounds of her adultery. See Lord Ross Divorce. Around this time it appears her father Henry Pierrepoint 1st Marquess Dorchester 1606-1680 (56) offered John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (24) a duel which he declined. See Lord Ross Divorce.

On 29 Jan 1666 Seymour Shirley 5th Baronet 1647-1667 (19) and [his future wife] Lady Diana Bruce -1672 were married. [his future wife] Lady Diana Bruce -1672 by marrige Baronet Staunton Harold in Leicestershire.

Lord Ross Divorce

In 1667 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (28) procured an Act of Parliament by which his issue since 1659 were legally illegitimate barring them from inheriting his title. See Lord Ross Divorce.

On 17 Sep 1669 James Annesley 2nd Earl Anglesey 1645-1690 (24) and [his sister] Elizabeth Manners Countess Anglesey 1654-1700 (15) were married.

Lord Ross Divorce

In 1670 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (31) procured permission from Parliament to re-marry so that his title would continue. See Lord Ross Divorce.

On 10 Nov 1671 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (33) and [his wife] Lady Diana Bruce -1672 were married.

On 15 Jul 1672 [his wife] Lady Diana Bruce -1672 died in childbirth. The child, named Robert, died the same day.

On 08 Jan 1673 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (34) and [his wife] Catherine Noel Duchess Rutland 1657-1733 (16) were married.

On 19 Mar 1675 [his daughter] Catherine Manners Baroness Gower 1675-1722 was born to John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (36) and [his wife] Catherine Noel Duchess Rutland 1657-1733 (18).

On 18 Sep 1676 [his son] John Manners 2nd Duke Rutland 1676-1721 was born to John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (38) and [his wife] Catherine Noel Duchess Rutland 1657-1733 (19).

On 29 Sep 1679 [his father] John Manners 8th Earl Rutland 1604-1679 (75) died at Nether Haddon. He was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford. His son John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (41) succeeded 9th Earl Rutland 3C 1525. [his wife] Catherine Noel Duchess Rutland 1657-1733 (22) by marriage Countess Rutland 3C 1525.

In 1682 [his sister] Margaret Manners Countess Salisbury -1682 died.

Around 1690 [his daughter] Dorothy Manners Countess Gainsborough 1690-1734 was born to John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (51) and [his wife] Catherine Noel Duchess Rutland 1657-1733 (33).

Before 21 Oct 1696 [his son] John Manners 2nd Duke Rutland 1676-1721 and Catherine Russell Duchess Rutland 1676-1711 were married.

In 1698 [his sister] Dorothy Manners Countess Shaftesbury 1656-1698 (42) died.

In 1700 [his sister] Elizabeth Manners Countess Anglesey 1654-1700 (46) died.

On 29 Mar 1703 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (64) was created 1st Duke Rutland, 1st Marquess Grandby. [his wife] Catherine Noel Duchess Rutland 1657-1733 (46) by marriage Duchess Rutland.

Before 1708 Baptist Noel 3rd Earl Gainsborough 1684-1714 and [his daughter] Dorothy Manners Countess Gainsborough 1690-1734 were married. [his daughter] Dorothy Manners Countess Gainsborough 1690-1734 by marriage Countess Gainsborough 1C 1682.

On 10 Jan 1711 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 (72) died at Belvoir Castle. His son John Manners 2nd Duke Rutland 1676-1721 (34) succeeded 2nd Duke Rutland, 2nd Marquess Grandby, 10th Earl Rutland 3C 1525. Catherine Russell Duchess Rutland 1676-1711 (34) by marriage Duchess Rutland.

In 1733 [his former wife] Catherine Noel Duchess Rutland 1657-1733 (76) died.

Anthony Ashley Cooper 2nd Earl Shaftesbury 1652-1699 and [his sister] Dorothy Manners Countess Shaftesbury 1656-1698 were married.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Manners

Ancestry

Father: John Manners 8th Earl Rutland 1604-1679

GrandFather: George Manners 1572-1623

Great GrandFather: John Manners 1527-1611

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543

Great x 3 GrandFather: George Manners 11th Baron Ros Helmsley 1470-1513