Frederick St John Newdigate Barne

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Frederick St John Newdigate Barne (5 September 1842 – 25 January 1898)[1] was a British army officer and a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1876 to 1885.

Barne was the eldest son of Frederick Barne of Sotterley HalI, near Wangford, Suffolk and his wife Mary Anne Elizabeth Honywood, eldest daughter of Sir John Edward Courtenay Honywood, 6th Baronet. His father had been M.P. for the rotten borough of Dunwich[2] in succession to earlier members of the Barne family. He joined the Scots Fusilier Guards in 1859 and retired as captain and lieutenant-colonel in 1872.[3][4]

Sotterley Hall

Barne was elected at a by-election in 1876 as one of the two Members of Parliament (MP) for East Suffolk,[5] and held the seat until the 1885 general election, when constituency was divided under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

Barne married Lady Constance Adelaide Seymour, daughter of Francis Seymour, 5th Marquess of Hertford in 1871. They lived at Sotterley Hall.[6] Their son Michael Barne was the last surviving officer of the 1901-04 Discovery Expedition.


  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with S, part 6". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons page. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Debrett's House of Commons 1881
  3. ^ The London Gazette, 21 March 1871
  4. ^ The London Gazette, 16 July 1872
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 462. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  6. ^ the

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Preceded by
Viscount Mahon
Lord Rendlesham
Member of Parliament for East Suffolk
With: Lord Rendlesham
Constituency divided
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