Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet

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Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet

Sir Henry Orland Chamberlain, 1st Baronet (1773[1]– 31 July 1829) was a British diplomat, consul general to Portugal and charge d'affaires to Brazil. He was created a baronet on 22 February 1828.

Henry was a illegitimate son of the Hon. Henry Fane, MP, Clerk to H.M. Treasury, the younger son of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland.[2] He was brought up with the rest of Fane's children as a supposed distant relative but when Chamberlain expressed interest in one of Fane's daughter's (his half sister), he was informed of his true parentage and posted to Portugal in 1834 to become consul general, sailing on board HMS Briton.[3]

He married firstly 1 January 1795, Elizabeth née Harrod, from Exeter, (divorced in 1813 by Act of Parliament). Their children were:

Henry Chamberlain remarried, 5 June 1813 to Anne Eugenia, daughter of William Morgan. Their children were:



  1. ^ "Government art collection", Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Retrieved 19 February 2007
  2. ^ "Basil Hall Chamberlain: Portrait of a Japanologist" By Yuzo Ota, 1998, Routledge, pgs. 16-17
  3. ^ United Services Journal Part II. London:Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley. 1829. p. 119. 
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