Sackville Lane-Fox

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Sackville Walter Lane-Fox (24 March 1797 – 18 August 1874), was a British Conservative Party politician.


Lane-Fox was the son of James Fox-Lane, of Bramham Park, Yorkshire, by the Honourable Mary Lucy, daughter of George Pitt, 1st Baron Rivers. He was the brother of George Lane-Fox and the uncle of Augustus Pitt Rivers.[1]

Political career[edit]

Lane-Fox was returned to parliament as one of two representatives for Helston in 1831. He became the sole representative after the Great Reform Act of 1832 reduced the constituency to one seat. He lost the seat in 1835 [2] and remained out of the House of Commons until 1840, when he was returned for Beverley.[3] He only held the seat until 1841 but returned to parliament the following year as one of two representatives for Ipswich. [4] In 1847 he was once again elected for Beverley, a seat he held until 1852.[3]


Lane-Fox married Lady Charlotte Mary Anne Georgiana, daughter of George Osborne, 6th Duke of Leeds, in 1826. She died in January 1836, aged 44.

  1. Hon Elizabeth Catherine (died 29 October 1879, aged 50) married the Reverend R W Cracroft, rector of Harrington, Lincolnshire.[5]
  2. Hon Lora Mary (died 12 February 1908)
  3. Hon Sackville George (14 September 1827 – 24 August 1888) succeeded his maternal uncle the Duke of Leeds as 12th Baron Conyers in 1859.[1]
  4. Hon Charles Pierrepont Darcy (25 August 1830 – 13 September 1874), wounded at the Battle of Alma while an officer in the Crimean war
  5. Hon Marcia Frederica Isabella[5]

On the death of Elizabeth Catherine, land that had been leased (between 1836 and 1843) on the lives of three of Lane-Fox's children, by his cousin Francis D'Arcy-Osborne, 7th Duke of Leeds, returned to the ownership of the Duke of Leeds. The land, centred in west Cornwall, mainly in the parishes of Breage, Camborne, Germoe, Ludgvan, St Erth and Wendron brought income of approximately £5,000 to the Duke of Leeds.[5]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord James Townshend
Sir Samuel Brooke-Pechell, Bt
Member of Parliament for Helston
With: Lord James Townshend 1831–1832
Succeeded by
Lord James Townshend
(representation reduced to one member 1832)
Preceded by
James Hogg
George Lane-Fox
Member of Parliament for Beverley
With: James Hogg
Succeeded by
James Hogg
John Towneley
Preceded by
The Earl of Desart
Thomas Gladstone
Member of Parliament for Ipswich
With: John Neilson Gladstone
Succeeded by
John Cobbold
Hugh Adair
Preceded by
Sir James Hogg, Bt
John Towneley
Member of Parliament for Beverley
With: John Towneley
Succeeded by
Hon. Francis Charles Lawley
William Wells