Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet


Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet

Sir Henry Orland Chamberlain, 1st Baronet (1773 [ [http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/search/Object.asp?object_key=14282 "Government art collection",] Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Retrieved 19 February, 2007] – 31 July 1829) was a British diplomat, consul general and charge d'affaires to Brazil. He was created a baronet on February 22, 1828.

Henry was a natural son of the Hon. Henry Fane, MP, Clerk to H.M. Treasury, the younger son of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland ["Basil Hall Chamberlain: Portrait of a Japanologist" By Yuzo Ota, 1998, Routledge, pgs. 16-17] . He was brought up with the rest of Fane's children as a supposed distant relative but when Chamberlain expressed interest in one of Fane's daughter's (in fact his half sister), he was informed of his true parentage and was posted to Portugal.

He married (1) January 1, 1795, Elizabeth née Harrod, from Exeter, (divorced in 1813 by Act of Parliament). Their children were:

* Sir Henry Chamberlain, 2nd Baronet
* William Augustus Chamberlain (1797 - 1806)
* Eliza Caroline Chamberlain (d. December 11, 1887), who married December 2, 1819, Rear Admiral the Hon. Charles Orlando Bridgeman (d. April 13, 1860), second son of Orlando Bridgeman, 1st Earl of Bradford.

Henry Chamberlain remarried, June 5, 1813 to Anne Eugenia, daughter of William Morgan. Their children were:

* William Charles Chamberlain (1818-1878), Rear Admiral, R.N.
* Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), a Field Marshal.
* Crawford Trotter Chamberlain (1821-1902), General of the Indian Staff Corps.
* Charles Francis Falcon Chamberlain (1826 - 1870), Lieutenant-Colonel in the Indian Army.

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