Edward Heneage, 1st Baron Heneage

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Heneage
PC JP DL
Edward Heneage Vanity Fair 17 December 1887.JPG
"Grimsby"
Heneage as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, December 1887
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
6 February 1886 – 16 April 1886
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone
Preceded by Henry Chaplin
Succeeded by Sir Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth, Bt
Personal details
Born 29 March 1840 (1840-03-29)
Died 10 August 1922 (1922-08-11)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Liberal Unionist
Spouse(s) Lady Eleanor Hare (d. 1924)

Edward Heneage, 1st Baron Heneage PC, JP, DL (29 March 1840 – 10 August 1922) was a British Liberal and Liberal Unionist politician. He was briefly Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster under William Ewart Gladstone between February and April 1886, when he broke with Gladstone over Irish Home Rule and joined the Liberal Unionists.

Background and education[edit]

Heneage was the eldest son of George Heneage, of Hainton Hall, Lincolnshire, and Frances, daughter of Michael Tasburgh.[1] He was educated at Eton and served with the 1st Life Guards from 1857 to 1863.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

Heneage was elected Member of Parliament for Lincoln in 1865, a seat he held until 1868.[1][2][3] He remained out of parliament until 1880, when he was returned for Grimsby.[1][3][4] When the Liberals came to power under William Ewart Gladstone in February 1886, Heneage was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster[5] and Vice-President of the Committee of Agriculture and sworn of the Privy Council.[6] However, he resigned these offices in April after disagreeing with Gladstone over Irish Home Rule. He joined the Liberal Unionist Party the same year.

Heneage lost his Grimsby seat at the 1892 general election, but was successfully returned for the same constituency in a by-election the following year.[1][4][7] He was Chairman of the Liberal Unionist Council from 1893 to 1898.[citation needed] In June 1896 he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Heneage, of Hainton in the County of Lincoln.[8] He was a regular contributor in the House of Lords, making his last speech in June 1920 at the age of 80.[9]

Apart from his political career Heneage served as Vice-Chairman of Lindsey Quarter Sessions and as High Steward of Grimsby.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

Lord Heneage married Lady Eleanor Cecilia, daughter of William Hare, 2nd Earl of Listowel, in 1864, the same year he succeeded to family estates. They had three sons and six daughters. He died in August 1922, aged 82, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, George. Lady Heneage survived him by two years and died in September 1924.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e thepeerage.com Edward Heneage, 1st Baron Heneage
  2. ^ leighrayment.com House of Commons: Lichfield and Tamworth to London and Westminster South
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ a b leighrayment.com House of Commons: Gorbals to Guildford
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25557. p. 614. 9 February 1886.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25557. p. 613. 9 February 1886.
  7. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26747. p. 3382. 9 June 1896.
  9. ^ Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward Heneage

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Seely
John Bramley-Moore
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
18651868
With: Charles Seely
Succeeded by
Charles Seely
John Hinde Palmer
Preceded by
Alfred Watkin
Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby
18801892
Succeeded by
Henri Josse
Preceded by
George Doughty
Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby
18931895
Succeeded by
Thomas Edward Wing
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Chaplin
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1886
Succeeded by
Sir Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth, Bt
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Heneage
1896 – 1922
Succeeded by
George Heneage