George Manners (MP)

Captain George Manners (c. 1746 27 June 1772) was a British soldier and politician, the illegitimate son of John Manners, Marquess of Granby.

Manners was enrolled at Eton from 7 July 1757 until 1762. He served as a cornet in the Blues during the Seven Years' War, and became junior captain of the 3rd King's Dragoons on 4 August 1767.[1][2] In 1768, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Scarborough, a borough frequently in the Manners interest. Manners retired from the Army on 13 August 1771,[3] but continued to represent Scarborough until his death in 1772.

Manners' sister was Anne, the illegitimate daughter of John Manners, Marquess of Granby. She married her first cousin John Manners-Sutton.[4]


  1. Austen-Leigh, Richard Arthur (1921). The Eton College Register, 1753-1790. Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co., ltd. p. 354. Retrieved 17 December 2007.
  2. Manners, Walter Evelyn (1899). Some Account of the Military, Political, and Social Life of the Right Hon. John Manners Marquess of Granby. William Clowes and Sons. p. 355. Retrieved 17 December 2007.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 11172. p. 1. 20 August 1771. Retrieved 17 December 2007.
  4. The House of Commons, 17541790, Vol. 1, Lewis Namier, John Brooke, History of Parliament Trust, Secker & Warburg, London, Reissued by Boydell & Brewer, 1985
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir John Major, Bt
Fountayne Wentworth Osbaldeston
Member of Parliament for Scarborough
with Fountayne Wentworth Osbaldeston 1768–1770
Sir James Pennyman, Bt 1770–1772

Succeeded by
Sir James Pennyman, Bt
The Earl of Tyrconnel

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