Manners - Leo van de Pas details the lineage of the Manners family (from 1355) which was also closely associated with the family of Neville which was, in turn, associated with Smith/e - Smyth/e in the Medieval era as were the Tollemaches with the Smyth/es and Cromwells.
Corbetta Smyth was the mother of the illigitimate children of Lord William Manners. Lord William's brother, John Manners, became the 3rd. Duke of Rutland.
Notes kindly supplied (June 2008) by Connie Conacher of Canada, who writes, " We descend through Lord William's son Robert's, son George. We are so fortunate to have a great Reference Library in Toronto ... full of British Records, which have been a joy for my daughter and I to search through these past years ... "
The Scots Magazine Volume XXX1V May 1772 (modern English)
'At London, Lord William Manners,
brother to the Duke of Rutland. His
Lordship was flung from his horse in Vigo Lane, the corner of Old
Burlington Street, Piccadilly; when his head pitched against a post and the
heels of the beast struck against the pit of his stomach: not withstanding
which, he got up, and walked into a house; but expired in a quarter of an hour'
Gentleman's Magazine January to June 1810 - page 496 - May
Obituary, with Anecdote of remarkable
At Hadley, Robert Manners, esq. son of the late Lord William M. and
brother of the late Gen. Russell Manners.
1817 part 2 : Oct. 1 At Totteridge aged 68 Mrs Elizabeth Manners
relict of the late Robert Manners esq.