Mary, daughter of Thomas Thoroton of Screveton, Nottinghamshire, married Charles Manners-Sutton (1755-1828), fourth son of Lord George Manners-Sutton, 3rd son of John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland, in 1778. His father had assumed the additional surname of Sutton in 1762 on inheriting the estates of his maternal grandfather Robert Sutton, 2nd Baron Lexinton. Manners-Sutton held the office of Bishop of Norwich in 1792 and was was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1805-1828. Their eldest son, Charles Manners-Sutton served as Speaker of the House of Commons and was created Viscount Canterbury in 1835.
Another enamel of the sitter by Henry Bone was sold as part of the Kaufmann Collection, Sotheby's, London, 13 October 1975, lot 41, later in the Twiston Davies Collection, sold Sotheby's, London, 20 July 1981, lot 34. A third version from the collection of R. A. Cole was sold Sotheby's, London, 17 November 1975, lot 16, and later Bonhams, London, 12 June 1995, lot 47.
An enamel of the sitter's husband, Charles Manners-Sutton, signed and also dated 1829 by Henry Bone was sold Christie's, London, 18 December 1990, lot 21 and previously, Sotheby's, London, 17 November 1975, lot 17. A replica of the miniature of the husband is in the Holbourne Museum, Bath, inv. no. M46.