FOX LANE, George (?1696-1773), of Bramham Park, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1734 - 1741
21 July 1742 - 1761

Family and Education

b. ?1696, 1st surv. s. of Henry Fox, by his 2nd w. Frances, da. of George Lane, 1st Visct. Lanesborough [I]. m. 12 July 1731, Harriet, da. and h. of Robert Benson, 1st Baron Bingley, 1s. d.v.p. 1da. suc. fa. 1719; to estates of his uncle James, 2nd Visct. Lanesborough and took add. name of Lane 1751;  cr. Baron Bingley 13 May 1762.

Offices Held


In 1754 Lane was returned unopposed for York on the corporation interest. He was always counted as a Tory. In 1758 he attempted to extend the interest which he had cultivated at York by having his son returned for the second seat, but this was unpopular even with his staunch corporation supporters and Robert Lane was defeated. In 1761 George Lane stood down in favour of Robert, and in 1762 was made a peer, largely through the efforts of his son’s father-in-law, Lord Henley.1

He died 22 Feb. 1773, aged 76.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Henley to Bute, 23 Apr. 1762, Bute mss.