John Henniker-Major, 5th Baron Henniker

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Henniker
John Henniker-Major Vanity Fair 1 July 1882.jpg
"A man of business"
Lord Henniker as caricatured by Théobald Chartran in Vanity Fair, July 1882.
12th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
1895–1902
Monarch Victoria
Edward VII
Preceded by Sir West Ridgeway
Succeeded by The Lord Raglan
Personal details
Born John Major Henniker-Major
7 November 1842
Died 27 June 1902 (1902-06-28) (aged 59)
Douglas, Isle of Man
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Lady Alice Mary Cuffe

John Major Henniker-Major, 5th Baron Henniker VD DL (7 November 1842 – 27 June 1902), was a British peer and Conservative politician.

Background and education[edit]

Henniker was the son of John Henniker-Major, 4th Baron Henniker,[1] and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge,[2]

Political career[edit]

Henniker was elected Member of Parliament for East Suffolk in 1866[1] (succeeding his father), a seat he held until 1870, when he succeeded his father as fifth Baron Henniker and second Baron Hartismere. The latter title had been granted to his father in 1866 and gave him a seat in the House of Lords (in contrast to the barony of Henniker which was in the Peerage of Ireland). In 1877 Henniker was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) in the Conservative government of Benjamin Disraeli, a post he held until the government fell in 1880, and again under Lord Salisbury between 1885 and 1886, 1886 and 1892 and briefly in 1895. He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man in 1895, serving as such until his death in 1902.[3]

Lord Henniker was for many years chairman of the quarter of sessions and of the county council for East Suffolk. He was an Honorary Colonel of the 6th Volunteer Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment, and received the Volunteer Officers' Decoration.[4]

Family[edit]

Lord Henniker married, in 1864, Lady Alice Mary, daughter of John Cuffe, 3rd Earl of Desart.

He died at Government House, Isle of Man, on 27 June 1902, aged 59, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest surviving son, Charles.[1][4] A state funeral service was held at St. George´s church, Douglas, on 29 June 1902, and his remains were interred at the family burial ground in Thornham, Suffolk, three days later.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Peerage.com
  2. ^ "Henniker-Major, the Hon. John Major (HNKR860JM)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ World Statesmen
  4. ^ a b "Obituary - Lord Henniker". The Times (36806). London. 28 June 1902. p. 9. 
  5. ^ "Court Circular". The Times (36807). London. 30 June 1902. p. 7. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Fitzroy Kelly
The Lord Henniker
Member of Parliament for East Suffolk
1866–1870
With: Sir Edward Clarence Kerrison 1866–1867
Frederick Snowdon Corrance 1867–1870
Succeeded by
Frederick Snowdon Corrance
Viscount Mahon
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Jersey
Lord-in-Waiting
1877–1880
Succeeded by
The Lord Sudeley
Preceded by
The Lord Ribblesdale
Lord-in-Waiting
1885–1886
Succeeded by
The Lord Kensington
Lord-in-Waiting
1886–1892
Succeeded by
The Lord Camoys
Preceded by
The Earl Granville
Lord-in-Waiting
1895
Succeeded by
The Earl of Kintore
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir West Ridgeway
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
1895–1902
Succeeded by
The Lord Raglan
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Henniker-Major
Baron Henniker
1870–1902
Succeeded by
Charles Henniker-Major
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Henniker-Major
Baron Hartismere
1870–1902
Succeeded by
Charles Henniker-Major