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Brooke Lodge, Norwich Rd, Brooke, Norwich NR15 1JG, UK
Great Witchingham Hall, Hall Rd, Norwich NR9 5QD, UK
St Peter and St Paul Churchyard Bergh Apton, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England

Henry Frederick Walpole "Freddie" Manners-Sutton, 5th Viscount Canterbury (April 8, 1879 – October 22, 1918)  held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Norfolk. He succeeded as the 5th Viscount Canterbury, of the City of Canterbury, and as the 5th Baron Bottesford of Bottesford, co. Leicester on 19 February 1914.

Henry Frederick Walpole Manners-Sutton, 5th Viscount Canterbury was born on 8 April 1879. He was the son of Henry Charles Manners-Sutton, 4th Viscount Canterbury and Amye Rachel Walpole.

In the spring of 1901, Olive Custance travelled to Paris with her mother and the neighbour Freddie Manners-Sutton, the 21 years old son and heir of the Viscount of Canterbury. There he tried to court Custance's friend Natalie Clifford Barney, but she did not return his affections. He would remain a life-long bachelor. After Manners-Sutton went home, Custance had a brief fling with Barney, and later married Lord Alfred Douglas. Freddie Manners-Sutton became good friends of both the Douglases. He was a frequent dinner guest, he helped Douglas pick out a country home for the family and was even the godfather of their son Raymond. Douglas said he counted Manners-Sutton as one of his greatest friends. Douglas said that he and Manners-Sutton "went constantly" to Maurice Schwabe's flat. "It was a free and easy bachelor's flat were one could go and have a smoke. Sometimes Douglas went there alone and sometimes with Mr. Manners-Sutton." While living together, Schwabe and Friedrich Rudolf Stallmann conned Freddie Manners-Sutton, in two different events. Both times, Douglas suggested Manners-Sutton to search the help of a compliacent lawyer, and to resolve the question without making it public.

Freddie Manners-Sutton died on 22 October 1918 at age 39 in London, unmarried. He was buried on 26 October 1918 at Bergh Apton, Norfolk. The titles descended from father to son until his death in 1918. The late Viscount was succeeded by his first cousin, the sixth Viscount. He was the son of the Hon. Graham Edward Henry Manners-Sutton, younger son of the third Viscount. Lord Canterbury had no sons and on his death in 1941 both titles became extinct.

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