VANNECK, Joshua, 2nd Baron Huntingfield [I] (1778-1844), of Heveningham Hall, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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7 Oct. 1816 - Feb. 1819

Family and Education

b. 12 Aug. 1778, 1st s. of Joshua Vanneck* of Heveningham. educ. Eton 1793; Pembroke, Camb. 1797. m. (1) 2 Apr. 1810, Frances Catherine (d. 3 Aug. 1815), da. of Chalenor Arcedeckne of Glevering Hall, 1s. d.v.p. 1da.; (2) 6 Jan. 1817, Lucy Anne, da. of Sir Charles Blois, 6th Bt., of Cockfield Hall, 1s. suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Huntingfield [I] 15 Aug. 1816.

Offices Held

Capt. Suff. yeomanry 1803.


Vanneck, ‘a terrible gambler’ in his youth, succeeded his father as Member for Dunwich on the family interest. Like him he was presumably well disposed to government, but he left no trace of parliamentary activity. On 12 Feb. 1819 he agreed with the Barne family, co-patrons of Dunwich, to vacate his seat forthwith and to rent his interest to them for £600 p.a. He never resumed it. He died 10 Aug. 1844, having in 1838 unsuccessfully applied to Lord Melbourne for a British peerage.

Warrenne Blake, Irish Beauty, 85; E. Suff. RO, Barne coll. 359/124.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: Winifred Stokes