- Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland
Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland (March 1701 – 25 November 1771), MP for Lyme Regis and a lord commissioner of trade. Thomas Fane was the second son of Henry Fane of Brympton d'Evercy in Somerset and Anne sister and coheir of John Scrope, children of Thomas Scrope, a Bristol merchant. Anne was a granddaughter of Colonel Adrian Scrope the regicide. Thomas Fane inherited John Scrope's fortune and mansion in Bristol, and from him Colonel Adrian Scrope's property in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Thomas Fane married Elizabeth Swymmer, the daughter of a Bristol merchant and member of the slave trade, William Swymmer. In 1762 he inherited the title of Earl of Westmoreland from John Fane, 7th Earl of Westmorland, his father's second-cousin, who had died without issue. The couple had two sons and two daughters:
- John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland (1728–1774)
- Henry Fane (1739–1802)
His daughter Mary married Charles Blair, a wealthy owner of plantations in Jamaica, at St James Westminster in 1762. Charles Blair was the great-great grandfather of Eric Blair, who wrote under the pen name George Orwell.
In 1761 Joshua Reynolds painted his full length portrait entitled Mr Fane. Reynolds was paid 80 guineas for the work which depicted the powder-wigged subject walking through a wooded landscape wearing rose-coloured velvet attire. In May 1903 the portrait was sold to Martin Colnaghi for 2,100 guineas.
- ^ John Fane, 7th Earl of Westmorland, died without issue, in 1762, when the barony of Le Despencer, being a barony in fee, devolved upon his nephew Sir Francis Dashwood, bart.; but the earldom of Westmorland went to the male heir, Thomas Fane, of Bristol, merchant (and subject of this article), son of Henry Fane, (d. 1726,) attorney at law, grandson of Sir Francis Fane, K.B. and great grandson of Sir Francis Fane of Fulbeck, co. Lincoln, K.B. the third son of Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland.(Debrett 1820, 160)
- ^ Debrett 1820, p. 161
- ^ St James Westminster registers
- ^ Peter Stansky, William Abrahams, William Miller Abrahams The Unknown Orwell and Orwell: The Transformation Stanford University Press, 1994 ISBN 0804723427
- ^ The Times Sale Of The Vaile And Other Pictures 25 May 1903
- Debrett, John, ed (1820). Debrett's Correct Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland. 1 (13 ed.). London: Printed G. Woodall, Angel Court, Skinner Street.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Debrett's Correct Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland" by John Debrett
Parliament of Great Britain Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis
with Robert Henley 1753–1754
Francis Fane 1754–1757
Henry Fane 1757–1762
Peerage of England Preceded by
Earl of Westmorland
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Earl of Westmorland — The title of Earl of Westmorland has been created several times in the Peerage of England.The first creation had the subsidiary title Baron Neville de Raby. The current Earl has the subsidiary title Baron Burghersh (1624) in the same… … Wikipedia
Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland — (c. 1492 ndash; September 20 1543) was created an earl by King Henry VIII of England in 1525. FamilyThomas was the son of Sir George Manners, 12th Baron de Ros and his wife Anne St. Leger (1476 1526). His maternal grandparents were Sir Thomas St … Wikipedia
Earl of Jersey — Earl of the Island of Jersey, usually shortened to Earl of Jersey, is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1697 for the statesman Edward Villiers, 1st Viscount Villiers, Ambassador to France from 1698 to 1699 and Secretary of… … Wikipedia
Henry Fane (politician) — Henry Fane, (4 May 1739 – 4 June 1802) MP for Lyme Regis 1772–1802.The younger son of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland. He was a Clerk to HM Treasury from 7 December 1757 until 29 August 1763, [cite book | chapter=Alphabetical list of… … Wikipedia
Henry Fane — may refer to:*Sir Henry Fane, MP (1650 1705/6) *Henry Fane (politician 1703 1777), MP for Lyme Regis 1757 1777 (1703 1777) *Hon Henry Fane (politician), MP for Lyme Regis 1772 1784, younger son of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland (1739 1802)… … Wikipedia
Conyers Darcy, 2nd Earl of Holderness — (1622 – 13 December 1692) was an English nobleman and Member of Parliament. Conyers Darcy was the eldest son of Conyers Darcy, 8th Lord Darcy of Knayth and 5th Lord Conyers, who was created Earl of Holderness in 1682. He sat in the House of… … Wikipedia
Harriet Arbuthnot — (10 September 1793 ndash; 2 August 1834) was an early 19th century English diarist, social observer and political hostess on behalf of the Tory party. During the 1820s she was the closest woman friend of the hero of Waterloo and British Prime… … Wikipedia
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] ndash; 31 July 1829) was a… … Wikipedia
Fulbeck — is a small village inside the northern perimeter of South Kesteven, Lincolnshire that lies between Grantham and Lincoln on the A607. To the north is Leadenham, and to the south is Caythorpe.In 1986, the former airfield of RAF Fulbeck had the… … Wikipedia
George Orwell — Eric Blair redirects here. For the politician, see Eric Blair (Ontario politician). George Orwell Orwell s press card portrait, taken in 1933 Born Eric Arthur Blair 25 June 1903( … Wikipedia