Elizabeth Howard, 5th Duchess of Rutland, died 1825
Elizabeth Howard, born 1780, daughter of Frederick the 5th Earl of Carlisle, came from Castle Howard, Yorkshire. In 1799 at the age of 19 she married John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland K.G. It was Elizabeth who remodelled Belvoir Castle to her own designs in the early 19th Century. Her funeral procession in 1825 was the largest event ever organised at Bottesford Church.
The Hatchment depicts a white background dexter (left as you look at it) and a black background sinister (right as you look at it). Above the centre of the shields is a Duchess’ Coronet. The shield to the left is the Manners Coat of Arms, bars blue and gold surmounted by lion and fleur-de-lys, surrounded by the Garter.
The shield to the right bears the Howard insignia impaled by Manners. A white diagonal bend on a red background bearing the augmentation of Flodden (a small rampant lion on the white bend). Note six silver cross crosslets fitchy on the red background.