BARNE, Barne (1754-1828), of Sotterley Hall, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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10 Dec. 1777 - Feb. 1791

Family and Education

b. 25 Aug. 1754, 2nd s. of Miles Barne by his 2nd w. Mary, da. of George Thornhill. educ. Westminster 1768; Trinity Hall, Camb. 1772; I. Temple 1770, called 1779. unm.

Offices Held

Fellow of Trinity Hall 1781-1814; bencher I. Temple 1811, reader 1820, treasurer 1820-1.

Commr. of taxes 9 Apr. 1791-1820.


Barne was returned for Dunwich on the family interest. In Parliament he constantly supported Administration till the fall of North; voted for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783, and against Fox’s East India bill, 27 Nov. 1783. He was classed as an Administration supporter in Robinson’s list of January 1784, Stockdale’s of 19 Mar., and Adam’s of May, and regularly supported Pitt’s Administration. There is no record of his having spoken in the House. Barne applied to Pitt for a commissionership of customs or excise, but on 6 Nov. 1788 stated that he would be willing to accept a lesser office since he was anxious to marry and could not do so without employment.1 Barne voted wit