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Anne Manners (St Leger)

Also Known As: "Anne /St. Leger/", "Anne St Leger Manners"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ulcombe, Kent, England
Death: Died in St George Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Place of Burial: St. George Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Thomas St. Leger, Kt.; Sir Thomas St. Leger; Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter and Anne St. Leger
Wife of Sir George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros
Mother of Oliver Manners; Anne Manners; Margaret Manners-Heneage; Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland; Anthony Manners and 7 others
Sister of Sir Anthony St. Leger, Lord Deputy of Ireland
Half sister of Lady Anne Grey (de Holland)

Occupation: Baroness Ros, Ros, Lady
Managed by: Private User
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About Anne Manners

Anne St. Leger was born circa 1476.1 She was the daughter of Sir Thomas St. Leger and Anne Plantagenet, who died giving birth to her.1 She married George Manners, 11th Lord de Ros of Helmsley, son of Sir Robert Manners and Eleanor de Ros.1 She died on 21 May 1526.

Children of Anne St. Leger and George Manners, 11th Lord de Ros of Helmsley include

  1. Eleanor Manners+2 d. c Sep 1547
  2. Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland+ b. 1492, d. 27 Sep 1543

Citations

  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 134. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 17. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

Sources

  1. The history and antiquities of the seigniory of Holderness, in the East-Riding of the county of York: including the abbies of Meaux and Swine, wwith the priories of Nunkeeling and Burstall (Google eBook) George Poulson, William Dade. R. Brown, 1841 - Holderness (England). Page 90 "Roos"

-------------------- Anne St Leger (later Baroness de Ros; 14 January 1476 – 21 April 1526) was a niece of two Kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III. Before she was 8 she had inherited a vast fortune and been disinherited of it. Married at 14, she had 11 children, and is a link in the maternal line that was used to identify the remains of Richard III.

  • Inheritance

Anne St Leger was born on 14 January 1476, during the reign of her maternal uncle, King Edward IV. Her mother, Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter, died the same day of complications surrounding the birth. Her father was the Duchess of Exeter's second husband, Sir Thomas St Leger. Lady Anne Holland, her maternal half-sister fathered by Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter, died before she was born. According to the 1467 grant, the Duchess of Exeter inherited the estate which her elder daughter had inherited from her father, the Duke of Exeter. The grant stipulated that most of the Exeter inheritance was to pass to the Duchess' heirs of the body, even if fathered by a subsequent husband. Anne inherited the enormous estate at birth, as it coincided with her mother's death.

A much desirable bride since her birth, Anne was contracted to marry Lord Ferrers of Groby. He was the eldest son of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, who had been married to her older half-sister and whose mother was her aunt, King Edward IV's wife Elizabeth Woodville. Queen Elizabeth was determined to secure the Exeter inheritance for her descendants by her first marriage, and in 1483, St Leger was declared heiress to the entire estate of her father by an Act of Parliament. The arrangement, detrimental to the interests of the surviving descendants of the Holland family, resulted in a growing unpopularity of King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth.[1] Anne was disinherited and her father executed by her other maternal uncle, King Richard III, immediately after his accession in 1483. Following the Battle of Bosworth Field, in which Richard III was killed, the match between St Leger and Ferrers was discarded.

  • Marriage and Descendants

Anne St Leger eventually married about 1490 or about 1495 George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros, who fought on behalf of Henry VII in Scotland and for Henry VII in France, by whom she had eleven children: five sons – Thomas, Oliver, Anthony, Richard and John Manners – and six daughters – Anne Capell, Eleanor Bourchier, Elizabeth Sandys, Catherine Constable, Cecily Manners and Margaret Heneage.

George Manners became Baron de Ros in about 1512, making Anne Baroness de Ros. She was widowed the following year, and died in 1526, during the reign of her first cousin once removed, King Henry VIII. She is buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. -------------------- Anne St Leger (later Baroness de Ros; 14 January 1476 – 21 April 1526) was a niece of two Kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III. Before she was 8 she had inherited a vast fortune and been disinherited of it. Married at 14, she had 11 children, and is a link in the maternal line that was used to identify the remains of Richard III.

  • Inheritance

Anne St Leger was born on 14 January 1476, during the reign of her maternal uncle, King Edward IV. Her mother, Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter, died the same day of complications surrounding the birth. Her father was the Duchess of Exeter's second husband, Sir Thomas St Leger. Lady Anne Holland, her maternal half-sister fathered by Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter, died before she was born. According to the 1467 grant, the Duchess of Exeter inherited the estate which her elder daughter had inherited from her father, the Duke of Exeter. The grant stipulated that most of the Exeter inheritance was to pass to the Duchess' heirs of the body, even if fathered by a subsequent husband. Anne inherited the enormous estate at birth, as it coincided with her mother's death.

A much desirable bride since her birth, Anne was contracted to marry Lord Ferrers of Groby. He was the eldest son of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, who had been married to her older half-sister and whose mother was her aunt, King Edward IV's wife Elizabeth Woodville. Queen Elizabeth was determined to secure the Exeter inheritance for her descendants by her first marriage, and in 1483, St Leger was declared heiress to the entire estate of her father by an Act of Parliament. The arrangement, detrimental to the interests of the surviving descendants of the Holland family, resulted in a growing unpopularity of King Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth.[1] Anne was disinherited and her father executed by her other maternal uncle, King Richard III, immediately after his accession in 1483. Following the Battle of Bosworth Field, in which Richard III was killed, the match between St Leger and Ferrers was discarded.

  • Marriage and Descendants

Anne St Leger eventually married about 1490 or about 1495 George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros, who fought on behalf of Henry VII in Scotland and for Henry VII in France, by whom she had eleven children: five sons – Thomas, Oliver, Anthony, Richard and John Manners – and six daughters – Anne Capell, Eleanor Bourchier, Elizabeth Sandys, Catherine Constable, Cecily Manners and Margaret Heneage.

George Manners became Baron de Ros in about 1512, making Anne Baroness de Ros. She was widowed the following year, and died in 1526, during the reign of her first cousin once removed, King Henry VIII. She is buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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Anne Manners's Timeline

1476
January 14, 1476
Ulcombe, Kent, England
1486
1486
Age 9
Helmsley, Yorkshire, England
1486
Age 9
Hamlake, Helmsey, Yourkshire, England
1487
1487
Age 10
Etall, Ford, Northumberland, England
1488
1488
Age 11
Ethale, Northumberland, England
1492
1492
Age 15
Ethale, Northumberland, England
1492
Age 15
Ethale, Northumberland, England
1494
1494
Age 17
Ethale, Northumberland, England
1496
1496
Age 19
Ethale, Northumberland, England
1503
1503
Age 26
Bakewell, Derbyshire, England