Henry Fane (politician)

Henry Fane (politician)

Henry Fane, (4 May 17394 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 officials: A-J | title=Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1: Treasury Officials 1660-1870 | year=1972 | pages=109-35 | chapterurl=http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=16792 | accessdate=2007-05-17] but was described as "very idle and careless and spending much time in the country".Lincolnshire archives, p. 19.]

In January 1772 he became Keeper of the King's Private Roads, Gates and Bridges.

Fane's father gave him Fulbeck Hall in 1783. In 1784 Fane and his wife occupied Fulbeck and enlarged and refurnished it, adding a new north wing. [Smith]

On January 12, 1778 Fane married Anne (d. January 19, 1838), the daughter of Edward Buckley Batson, a banker. The couple had 14 chidren including:

* General Sir Henry Fane GCB.
* Vere Fane, MP.
* General Mildmay Fane.
* Harriet, Mrs Arbuthnot. [Burke's Peerage 1970]
* Robert George Cecil Fane

Fane also had a natural child before his marriage:

* Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet.




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