Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham
Farnham was the son of Henry Maxwell, 6th Baron Farnham, and Lady Anne Butler. He was elected to the House of Commons for County Cavan in 1824, a seat he continued to represent until 1838. The latter year he succeeded his father as seventh Baron, inheriting the Farnham estate, and subsequently served as an Irish Representative Peer from 1839 to 1868. He was made a Knight of St Patrick in 1845.
Lord Farnham married Anna Stapleton, daughter of Thomas Stapleton, 16th Baron le Despencer, on 3 December 1828. The couple had no children. Both Farnham and his wife were killed in the Abergele train disaster of 1868. After his death, a statue in his honour was erected in Cavan by his tenants. The statue now sits in front of the new Johnston Library in the town.
The Farnham family crest reads "Je suis pret" (I am ready).
He was succeeded by his younger brother Somerset Richard Maxwell.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Maxwell
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for County Cavan
With: Nathaniel Sneyd 1824–1826
Alexander Saunderson 1826–1831
Sir John Young 1831–1839
Sir John Young
The Earl of Caledon
|Representative peer for Ireland
The Earl of Rosse
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