Henry Vane, 2nd Duke of Cleveland

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The 2nd Duke of Cleveland

General Henry Vane, 2nd Duke of Cleveland KG (6 August 1788 – 18 January 1864) was a British peer, politician and army officer.

Born The Honourable Henry Vane, he was the eldest son of William Vane, Viscount Barnard and his first wife, Katherine, the second daughter of Harry Powlett, 6th Duke of Bolton. In 1792, his father inherited the earldom of Darlington from his father, whereupon Vane became Viscount Barnard.

In 1812, Barnard became Member of Parliament for County Durham, a seat he held until 1815. He was then MP for Winchelsea from 1816–18, Tregony from 1818–26, Totnes from 1826–30, Saltash from 1830–31 and finally for South Shropshire from 1832–42. In 1827, Barnard's father was promoted in the Peerage as Marquess of Cleveland in 1827 and further as Duke of Cleveland in 1833, whereupon Barnard became Earl of Darlington after the first promotion.

In 1815, Darlington had joined the British Army, eventually rising through the ranks as a lieutenant-colonel in the 75th Regiment of Foot in 1824, major-general in 1851, lieutenant-general in 1857 and finally a general in 1863. In 1842, he inherited his father's titles and was also appointed a Knight of the Garter that year.

On 18 November 1809, Cleveland had married Lady Sophia Poulett (1785–1859), the eldest daughter of John Poulett, 4th Earl Poulett. He died childless in 1864 and his titles passed to his brother, William.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Ralph Milbanke
and Sir Henry Vane-Tempest
Member of Parliament for County Durham
1812–1815
With: Sir Henry Vane-Tempest 1812–13;
John Lambton 1813–15
Succeeded by
John Lambton
and William Powlett
Preceded by
Calverley Bewicke
and Henry Brougham
Member of Parliament for Winchelsea
1816–1818
With: Henry Brougham
Succeeded by
Henry Brougham
and George Galway Mills
Preceded by
Alexander Cray Grant
and William Holmes
Member of Parliament for Tregony
1818–1826
With: James O'Callaghan
Succeeded by
Stephen Lushington
and James Brougham
Preceded by
Thomas Peregrine Courtenay
and John Bent
Member of Parliament for Totnes
1826–1830
With: Thomas Peregrine Courtenay
Succeeded by
Thomas Peregrine Courtenay
and Charles Barry Baldwin
Preceded by
Andrew Spottiswoode
and Colin Macaulay
Member of Parliament for Saltash
1830–1831
With: John Gregson 1830–31;
Philip Cecil Crampton 1831
Succeeded by
Frederick Villiers
and Bethell Walrond
New constituency Member of Parliament for South Shropshire
1832–1842
Served alongside: Robert Henry Clive
Succeeded by
Robert Henry Clive
and Viscount Newport
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Vane
Duke of Cleveland
1842–1864
Succeeded by
William Vane