John Fane (1775–1850)

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John Fane (1775 – 4 October 1850), of Wormsley nr. Watlington, Oxfordshire, was a British Tory politician.

Background[edit]

A member of the Fane family headed by the Earl of Westmorland, Fane was the son of John Fane, of Wormsley, Oxfordshire, and Lady Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Parker, 3rd Earl of Macclesfield.[1]

Political career[edit]

Fane succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire in 1824, a seat he held until 1831.[2] He also served as High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1835.

An anti-Catholic, he generally supported the Tory line.[3]

Family[edit]

Fane married Elizabeth, daughter of William Lowndes-Stone-Norton, in 1802. They had several children, including his heir John Fane. He died in October 1860. His wife survived him by five years and died in November 1865.[1]

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References[edit]

  • George III (1970). Aspinall, Arthur, ed. The later correspondence of George III. Volume 5. Cambridge University Press. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Fane
William Henry Ashurst
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1824–1831
With: William Henry Ashurst 1824–1831
Lord Norreys 1830–1831
Succeeded by
George Harcourt
Richard Weyland
Honorary titles
Preceded by
William Francis Lowndes-Stone
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire
1835
Succeeded by
Thomas Stonor