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The ladies in question were: (i) Lady Katharine Stafford (d. 1553), daughter of Edward, duke of Buckingham and wife of Ralph earl of Westmoreland; (ii) Lady Eleanor (d. 1551), daughter of Sir William Paston, and wife of Thomas, earl of Rutland; (iii) Lady Margaret Neville (d. 1560), daughter of Ralph, earl of Westmoreland, and wife of Henry, earl of Rutland; (iv) Lady Katherine Neville (d. 1591), daughter of Henry, earl of Westmoreland, and wife of Sir John Constable. The monument was also in memory of (v) Sir Thomas Manners (d. 1591) and Oliver Manners (d. 1563), fourth and fifth sons of Thomas, earl of Rutland. (Taken from http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=98229)
... The Belvoir estates, however, passed to a cousin, John Manners of Haddon (Derbyshire), who succeeded as 8th Earl. His grandfather, Sir John Manners (d. 1611), younger brother of the 2nd Earl, had married Dorothy, daughter and co-heir of Sir George Vernon, through whom he had inherited extensive estates in north Derbyshire and elsewhere. (taken from http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ - see their site for full details of the history of the Manners family).
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.