Hatchment, Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland K.G., died October 1787
Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland K.G., was born 1734, and died October 1787. Charles, son of the famous Marquis of Granby, inherited the title from his grandfather in 1779. He was passionate about the arts, a friend of Joshua Reynolds and an ardent gambler. From 1784 until his death he was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He married Lady Mary Isobel Somerset, youngest daughter of Charles, the 4th Duke of Beaufort. Lady Isobel was a renowned beauty and society lady of her day. The duke died in Ireland and many hundreds of mourners lined the route of his funeral procession on its way back to the family mausoleum from Bottesford church.
The Hatchment, within a black background dexter (left as you look at it) and white sinister (right), surmounted by a Duke’s coronet and within the Garter, depicts Manners impaling quarterly France and England within a border blue and white Somerset. Note the supporter to the shield, a unicorn and a panther collared and chained.