FANE, Hon. Henry (1739-1802), of Fulbeck, nr. Grantham, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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27 Jan. 1772 - 4 June 1802

Family and Education

b. 4 May 1739, 2nd s. of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland, by Elizabeth, da. of William Swymmer, merchant, of Bristol, Glos., wid. of Samuel Kentish of London. m. 12 Jan. 1778, Anne, da. and h. of Edward Buckley Batson, London banker, of Avon Tyrrell, Hants., 9s. 5da. suc. to Fulbeck estate 1787.

Offices Held

Clerk in the Treasury 1757-62; keeper of the King’s private roads 1772-d.


In the 30 years that Fane represented Lyme, he does not appear to have volunteered a word in debate. After 1788 he supported Pitt’s administration, though he does not seem to have been a regular attender. He was listed hostile to the repeal of the Test Act in Scotland in April 1791. On 4 Mar. 1793 he was in Ireland on public service and granted leave of absence. He was again an absentee in November and December 1795 and had to be summoned to the House in March 1801, although Lord Westmorland had urged him to attend. He had voted for Pitt’s assessed taxes, 4 Jan. 1798. He died 4 June 1802.

CJ, xlviii. 318; li. 103, 205; lvi. 180, 224; Lonsdale mss, Westmorland to Lowther, 23 Feb. 1801.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne