FANE, Thomas (1700-71), of Bristol.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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19 Jan. 1753 - 26 Aug. 1762

Family and Education

bap. 8 Mar. 1700, 2nd s. of Henry Fane of Bristol, and bro. of Francis and Henry Fane. educ. M. Temple 1729, called 1759. m. 8 Aug. 1727, Elizabeth, da. of William Swymmer, Bristol merchant, wid. of Samuel Kentish, clerk of the court of Chancery, 2s. 2da. suc. bro. in Somerset estates 1757; and distant cos. as 8th Earl of Westmorland 26 Aug. 1762.

Offices Held


Fane in his earlier years was an attorney, and clerk to the society of merchant venturers of Bristol.

He supported Administration in the House of Commons, and continued to do so after succeeding to the peerage in 1762. The pension of £200 p.a. given him in 17561 he waived after one payment probably in return for the £100 a year which was paid to Lyme. After his brother’s death he took his place as Newcastle’s intermediary at Ilchester.

He died 25 Nov. 1771.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. See FANE, Francis (d. 1757).