Hatchment: John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland K.G., born 1696, died May 1779
A keen hunter, the Duke was responsible for establishing a pack of hounds at Belvoir from which the present packs of Belvoir and Cottesmore are descended. Affectionately known as “John of the Hill”, he was also an accomplished painter and collector of art works, and father of the famous Marquis of Granby.
John married Bridget Sutton, daughter and sole heiress of Robert 2nd Baron Lexington of Kelham Hall in 1717 (Bridget died in 1734).
This Hatchment, within an entirely black background, is surmounted by a Duke’s coronet. Again we have two shields, to dexter (left as you look at it) a repeat of the Manners Coat of Arms within the Garter and to sinister (right as you look at it) the Sutton Coat of Arms, silver with a black canton (quarter).