Manners, Edward, 3rd Earl of Rutland (1549 -1587)
Edward Manners was the son of Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, Baron de Ros, and Margaret, fourth daughter of Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland. He used the courtesy title of Lord Roos or Ros, the old title of his family, until 1563, when by the death of his father he became 3rd Earl of Rutland. Among his political appointments were Constable of Nottingham Castle, and steward, keeper, warden, and chief justice of Sherwood Forest, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire. On 6 June 1573, he married Isabel Holcroft, daughter of Sir Thomas Holcroft, of Vale Royal, Cheshire. The marriage produced one daughter, Elizabeth, who became the wife of William Cecil, Earl of Exeter. On his death the barony of Ros passed to the family of his daughter Elizabeth (d. 1591). The earl was succeeded by his brother John as 4th Earl, who, dying 21 Feb. 1587/8, was followed by his son Roger as 5th Earl.