Robert Henley, 2nd Earl of Northington

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Northington
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Portrait of Robert Henley, 2nd Earl of Northington.jpg
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
In office
3 May 1783 – 12 February 1784
Preceded by The Earl Temple
Succeeded by The Duke of Rutland

Robert Henley, 2nd Earl of Northington (3 January 1747 – 5 July 1786) was a British politician.

He was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hampshire on 30 March 1768, and sat until succeeding as Earl of Northington on 14 January 1772,[1] when he moved to the House of Lords. He was made a Knight of the Thistle on 18 August 1773.[2] In 1783 he served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in the Fox-North Coalition, being appointed a member of the Privy Council on 30 April. A 1787 portrait by Joshua Reynolds is in the Art Gallery of South Australia.[3]

On his death at the age of thirty-nine, his titles became extinct.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Richard Mill, Bt
Sir Simeon Stuart, Bt
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
17681772
With: Sir Simeon Stuart, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Henry St John, Bt
Sir Simeon Stuart, Bt