Hans Sloane (MP)

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Hans Sloane
Born 14 November 1739
South Stoneham, Hampshire, U.K.
Died 1827
Education Newcome's School
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Occupation Politician
Spouse(s) Sarah Fuller
Children 5 sons (including William Sloane-Stanley), 2 daughters
Relatives Hans Sloane (paternal great-great-uncle)
John 'Mad Jack' Fuller (cousin)

Hans Sloane (14 November 1739 – 1827), later called Hans Sloane-Stanley, was a politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1768 and 1806.

Early life[edit]

Hans Sloane was born on 14 November 1739 at South Stoneham, Hampshire. He was educated at Newcome's School,[1] Trinity College, Cambridge and the Inner Temple.[2] He was the great-nephew of noted physician and collector Sir Hans Sloane, Bart., and first cousin of John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, who was also a Member of Parliament for Southampton in 1780. Another relative was Hans Stanley, grandson of Sir Hans Sloane, who guided his early career.


Stanley was influential in the Isle of Wight, and found Sloane a parliamentary seat there, having him elected as Member of Parliament for Newport (Isle of Wight) in 1768. From 1770 to 1782, he was also Stanley's deputy as Cofferer of the Household.

Sloane was later also MP for Southampton from 1780 to 1784, Christchurch from 1788 to 1796 and Lostwithiel, Cornwall, from 1796 to 1802, and a junior Lord of Trade from 1780 to 1782 (when he lost office with the fall of Lord North's government).

Personal life[edit]

On 24 June 1772, Sloane married Sarah Fuller, the daughter of Stephen Fuller and Elizabeth Noakes. They had five sons and two daughters. On the death of Hans Stanley in 1780, Sloane had inherited his estate of Paultons near Romsey, subject to the life interest of Stanley's two sisters, and in recognition of this he adopted the additional surname of Stanley in 1821.

Death and legacy[edit]

Sloane died in 1827. There is a memorial to Sarah in South Stoneham church.[3]


  1. ^ historyofparliamentonline.org, Sloane, Hans (1739–1827), of South Stoneham, Hants.
  2. ^ "Sloane (or Sloane-Stanley), Hans (SLN757H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Coles, R.J. (1981). Southampton's Historic Buildings. City of Southampton Society. p. 14. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Rawlinson Earle
Thomas Dummer
Member of Parliament for Newport (Isle of Wight)
With: John Eames 1768–73
Hon. John St John 1773–74
Sir Richard Worsley 1774–80
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Worsley
Hon. John St John
Preceded by
John Fleming
John Fuller
Member of Parliament for Southampton
With: John Fuller
Succeeded by
John Fleming
James Amyatt
Preceded by
James Harris
John Frederick
Member of Parliament for Christchurch
With: John Frederick 1788–1790
George Rose 1790–1796
Succeeded by
George Rose
William Stewart Rose
Preceded by
George Smith
Reginald Pole-Carew
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
With: William Drummond
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
With: William Drummond 1801–1802
William Dickinson 1802–1806
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William Dickinson
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