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

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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10 Dec. 1777 - Feb. 1791

Family and Education

b. 25 Aug. 1754, 2nd s. of Miles Barne† of Sotterley by 2nd w. Mary, da. of George Thornhill of Diddington, Hunts., bro. of Michael Barne* and Snowdon Barne* half-bro. of Miles Barne*. educ. Westminster 1768; Trinity Hall, Camb. 1772, LLB 1780, fellow 1781-1814; I. Temple 1770, called 1779. unm.

Offices Held

Commr. of taxes Apr. 1791-1820.

Bencher, I. Temple 1811, reader 1820, treasurer 1820-1.


Barne, a barrister, was again returned for Dunwich on the family interest in 1790, but vacated before the first session was out. Since 1788 he had been anxious to procure from Pitt, whose government he silently supported, a commissioner’s place at one of the boards,1 and in April 1791 his wish was met. He remained business manager for the family and his aggressive cultivation of their interest at Dunwich fomented a rebellion there in 1810, but it blew over.2 His brothers did not get on easily with him, but did not doubt his devotion to the family interest.3 In 1818 he offered to resign his place at the tax office: it was accepted in 1820.4 He died 19 June 1828.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: Winifred Stokes


  • 1. PRO 30/8/112, ff. 319, 321; E. Suff. RO, Barne coll. 359/70.
  • 2. See DUNWICH.
  • 3. Barne coll. 359/109, S. to M. Barne, 11 Apr. 1817.
  • 4. Add. 38281, f. 235.