Francis Manners 1578-1632
Francis MANNERS, 6th Earl of Rutland 1578-1632
Son of John Manners, 4th Earl of Rutland; he inherited the title and family estates from his elder brother Roger in 1612. Matriculated Christ's College, Cambridge 1595, but did not graduate; he was admitted at the Inner Temple in 1601, after travelling in Europe. Appointed a privy councillor in 1617, he became admiral of the fleet in 1623 and held several court and local administrative positions; his daughter Katherine married the influential courtier George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, but Manners's advancement was hampered by his being a Roman Catholic.
A number of books with Manners's armorial stamp are recorded in the Armorials Database; the extent and disposition of his library is not known, but he accumulated considerable wealth (his whole estate was valued at just over £20,000 after his death).
- British Armorial Bindings.
- Loomie, A. J. "Manners, Francis, sixth earl of Rutland (1578–1632), nobleman." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.