John Henniker-Major, 2nd Baron Henniker

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Lord Henniker

John Henniker-Major, 2nd Baron Henniker (19 April 1752 – 5 December 1821) was a British peer and Member of Parliament (MP).

Henniker was the son of John Henniker, 1st Baron Henniker, and Anne Major. He was educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge.[1] He was elected to the House of Commons for New Romney in 1785, a seat he held until 1790, and then represented Steyning from 1794 to 1802. In 1803 he succeeded his father as second Baron Henniker but as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the House of Lords. He instead returned to the House of Commons as the representative for Rutland in 1805, which he remained until 1812, and then sat for Stamford between 1812 and 1818. In 1792 he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Major. Lord Henniker died in December 1821, aged 69, and was succeeded in his titles by his nephew John.


  1. ^ "Henniker, John (HNKR769J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 


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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Edward Dering
Richard Atkinson
Member of Parliament for New Romney
With: Sir Edward Dering 1785–1790
Richard Joseph Sullivan 1787–1790
Succeeded by
Richard Joseph Sullivan
Sir Elijah Impey
Preceded by
John Curtis
Samuel Whitbread
Member of Parliament for Steyning
With: Samuel Whitbread 1794–1796
James Martin Lloyd 1796–1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Steyning
With: James Martin Lloyd
Succeeded by
James Martin Lloyd
Robert Hurst
Preceded by
Gerard Noel Edwards
Lord Carbery
Member of Parliament for Rutland
With: Gerard Noel Edwards 1805–1808
Charles Noel Noel 1808–1812
Succeeded by
Charles Noel Noel
Sir Gilbert Heathcote
Preceded by
Evan Foulkes
Charles Chaplin
Member of Parliament for Stamford
With: Evan Foulkes
Succeeded by
Lord Thomas Cecil
William Henry Percy
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Henniker
Baron Henniker
Succeeded by
John Minet Henniker-Major