Henry John Adeane

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Henry John Adeane DL (18 June 1789 – 11 May 1847) was an English barrister and politician.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Adeane was the second but first surviving son of Robert Jones Adeane of Babraham, Cambridgeshire, and Annabella Blake, daughter of Sir Patrick Blake, 1st Baronet, of Langham Hall, Suffolk. The Adeane family was an ancient one that supposedly descended from the noble Deyne or Dene family.[2] He was the grandson of Gen. James Whorwood Adeane. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]


Adeane became a member of Lincoln's Inn in 1810 and the Inner Temple in 1813. He was called to the bar in 1814.[1]

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for Cambridgeshire 1830 to 1832.[1]


Adeane married firstly, on 24 October 1822, Katharine Judith (1804 – 27 June 1825), daughter of John King of Aldenham House, Herts. They had two sons and one daughter:

  • Anne Adeane (1822–1900)
  • Robert Jones Adeane (1825–1826), died as an infant
  • Robert Jones Adeane (1826–1853)

He married secondly, on 6 October 1828, Hon. Matilda Abigail Stanley, daughter of John Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley of Alderley of Alderley Park, Cheshire. They had three sons and eight daughters:[2][3][1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "ADEANE, Henry John (1789-1847), of Babraham, Cambs". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. H. Colburn. 1875. p. 6. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  3. ^ Deane, Mary; Deane, John Bathurst (1899). The book of Dene, Deane, Adeane. A genealogical history. London, E. Stock. p. 138. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  4. ^ Burke 2003, p. 568
  5. ^ Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 371. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.