HENLEY, Robert, Lord Henley (1747-86).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1768 - 14 Jan. 1772

Family and Education

b. 3 Jan. 1747, o. surv. s. of Robert Henley.  educ. Westminster; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1763. unm.  suc. fa. as 2nd Earl of Northington 14 Jan. 1772; K.T. 18 Aug. 1773.

Offices Held

Teller of the Exchequer 1763- d.; clerk of the hanaper 1771- d.; P.C. 30 Apr. 1783; ld. lt. [I] June 1783-Feb. 1784.


Henley was returned for Hampshire without a contest, Richard Mill standing down for him. He supported the court, and his only recorded speech was on 8 Nov. 1768 when he moved the Address.

He died 5 July 1786.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond