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  • Margaret MANNERS
  • Born: ABT 1486, Hamlake, Helmsley, Yorkshire, England
  • Christened: Ethal, Northumberland, England
  • Died: AFT 27 Jan 1558/1559
  • Buried: BEF 12 Jun 1559
  • Father: George MANNERS (12° B. Ros)
  • Mother: Anne St. LEGER (B. Ros)
  • Married 1: Henry STRANGEWAYS (Sir Knight) 26 Nov 1526
  • Children:
    • 1. Giles STRANGEWAYS (Sir Knight)
    • 2. Henry STRANGEWAYS
    • 3. Elizabeth STRANGEWAYS
    • 4. Anne STRANGEWAYS
  • Married 2: Robert HENEAGE (Esq.) ABT 1548, Yorkshire, England
  • From: MANNERS


  • Sir George Manners, 11th Lord Ros1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • M, #33612, b. circa 1470, d. 27 October 1513
  • Father Sir Robert Manners, Sheriff of Northumberland2,4,9 b. c 1447, d. 1495
  • Mother Eleanor Roos2,4,9 b. 1449, d. 1487
  • Sir George Manners, 11th Lord Ros was born circa 1470 at of East Compton, Surrey, Ethale, Northumberland, England; Of age in 1495.2,4,7 He married Anne St. Leger, daughter of Sir Thomas St. Leger, Sheriff of Surrey & Sussex and Anne Plantagenet, circa 1490; They had 5 sons (Sir Thomas, 1st Earl Rutland; Oliver; Anthony; Sir Richard; & John) and 6 daughters (Anne, wife of Sir Henry Capell; Eleanor, wife of Sir John Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Bath; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas, 2nd Lord Sandys; Katherine, wife of Sir Robert Constable; Cecily; & Margaret, wife of Sir Henry Strangeways, & of Robert Heneage).2,10,3,4,5,6,7,8 Sir George Manners, 11th Lord Ros died on 27 October 1513 at Holywell, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England; Buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire. He may have died in France.2,4,7 His estate was probated in December 1513.4,7
  • Family Anne St. Leger b. c 1476, d. 21 Apr 1526
  • Children
    • Sir Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland, Lord Ros+ b. b 1492, d. 20 Sep 1543
    • Eleanor Manners+2 b. c 1500, d. b 16 Sep 1547
    • Katherine Manners+11,12,3,4,6,7 b. c 1511
  • Citations
  • 1.[S10443] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. XI, p. 107-108, notes; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 257.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 489.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 529.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 125.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 407.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 286.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 24.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 455.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 23-24.
  • 10.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 795-796.
  • 11.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 226.
  • 12.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 489-490.
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  • George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros of Helmsley (c. 1470 – 27 October 1513) was an English peer.
  • George Manners, born about 1470, was the son of Sir Robert Manners (d. 1495) of Etal, Northumberland, and Eleanor de Ros or Roos (d. 1487), eldest daughter of Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, (9 September 1427 – 17 May 1464), and Philippa Tiptoft (c. 1423 – after 30 January 1487), daughter of John Tiptoft, 1st Baron Tiptoft and Powis.[2] He had a brother and two sisters:[3]
    • Edward Manners.
    • Elizabeth Manners, who married Sir William Fairfax (d. 11 May 1514) of Steeton, Yorkshire, Justice of the Common Pleas, son and heir of Sir Guy Fairfax of Steeton, Chief Justice of Lancaster, by Margaret, daughter of Sir William Ryther.[4] A descendant of this marriage[citation needed] was the Parliamentary commander, Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who on 20 June 1637 married Anne Vere, daughter of Horace Vere, 1st Baron Vere of Tilbury, and Mary Tracy. Their daughter, Mary Fairfax, married George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, whose mother, Katherine, was the daughter of Francis Manners, 6th Earl of Rutland.
    • Cecily Manners, who married Thomas Fairfax.[citation needed]
  • Manners was enrolled at Lincoln's Inn on 12 May 1490. In 1508 he was coheir to his uncle, Edmund de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros. In 1492 it had been determined that Edmund de Ros was unable to administer his own affairs, and he was placed in the custody of his brother-in-law, Sir Thomas Lovell, husband of Manners' aunt, Isabel Lovell. Edmund de Ros died 23 October 1508, and was buried in the parish church at Elsing in Enfield, Middlesex. In about 1509 Manners was sole heir to his aunt, Isabel Lovell.[5]
  • Manners was with Thomas Howard, then Earl of Surrey, in the Scottish campaign of 1497, and was knighted by him on or before 30 September of that year. He was in attendance in 1500 when King Henry VII met Archduke Philip near Calais. In November 1501 he was among those who received Catherine of Aragon at St. George's Field. He was nominated to the Order of the Garter on 27 April 1510, although not elected.[6]
  • In 1513 Manners campaigned in France. He was a commander at the siege of Thérouanne, and was present at the siege of Tournai. He fell ill about the time Tournai surrendered on 23 September 1513.[7]
  • Manners died 27 October 1513, either in France or at Holywell in Shoreditch. He may have been first buried at Holywell, and his body later removed to St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. His effigy is in the Rutland Chapel.[citation needed] His widow, Anne, died 21 April 1526, and was buried at St. George's, Windsor.[8]
  • Manners owned a medieval manuscript copy of a chanson de geste, Les Voeux du Paon (The Vows of the Peacock), by Jacques de Longuyon, which is now Spencer Collection MS 009 in the New York Public Library. Manners wrote his name on a flyleaf of the manuscript, folio i verso, which may be viewed online.[1]
  • Manners married, about 1490, Anne St. Leger (c.1475/6 – 21 April 1526), daughter and heiress of Thomas St. Leger by Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter, the second child and eldest surviving daughter of Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville (1415–1495), daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.[9] Anne of York was the elder sister of King Edward IV; Edmund, Earl of Rutland; Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk; Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy; George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence and King Richard III.
  • George Manners and Anne St. Leger had five sons and six daughters:[10]
    • Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland, who married Eleanor Paston, credited with saying to Anne of Cleves, 'Madam there must be more to it than that, or it will be long before we have a Duke of York which all this realm much desireth'.[citation needed] Their son, Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, married Margaret Neville, daughter of Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland by Katherine Stafford.
    • Oliver Manners.
    • Anthony Manners.
    • Sir Richard Manners.
    • John Manners.
    • Anne Manners, who married Sir Henry Capell.
    • Eleanor Manners, who married John Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Bath.
    • Elizabeth Manners, who married Thomas Sandys, 2nd Baron Sandys.
    • Katherine Manners, who married Sir Robert Constable.
    • Cecily Manners.
    • Margaret Manners, who married firstly, Sir Henry Strangeways, and secondly, Robert Heneage.
  • His monument, consisting of a grand chest tomb with sculpted effigies of himself and his wife, survives in the Rutland Chantry (formerly the St Leger Chantry, founded by his father-in-law Sir Thomas St Leger) forming the north transept of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The base of the monument and the stained glass windows display much heraldry of the Manners and St Leger families.
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  • 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.
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[3]
  • 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.[3][4]
  • The monastery church in Leicester near which Richard III's remains were hastily buried was dissolved and its precise location lost following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1530s. Human remains thought to belong to the king were found in Greyfriars, Leicester, in 2012. As his sororal niece, Lady de Ros shared his mitochondrial DNA; she is the only one whose matrilineal line of descent, necessary for mitochondrial DNA analysis, could be traced to the 21st century. Michael Ibsen was found to be Lady de Ros' 16th-generation matrilineal descendant through her daughter Catherine.[5] DNA analysis confirmed that an unusual mutated sequence in Ibsen's mtDNA matches the corresponding sequence belonging to the exhumed skeleton.[citation needed]
  • A second female line of descent was discovered which matches Ibsen and the skeletal sample, although the living relative has remained anonymous.[6] On 4 February 2013, this, along with other evidence, led to the announcement that the skeleton is that of Richard III.[7]
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Born in England on 1486 to Sir George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros and Anne St Leger. Margaret married Henry Strangways and had 3 children.

  • Sir Giles Strangeways
  • Eleanor Strangeways
  • Elizabeth Strangeways

Margaret married Robert Heneage. She passed away on 1558 in Ethale, Northunberland, England.

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Margaret Manners-Heneage's Timeline

Hamlake, Helmsey, Yourkshire, England
April 1528
Age 42
Dorset, , England
Age 46
Abt. 1532
January 27, 1559
Age 73
June 12, 1559
Age 73
Ethal, Nortumberland, England