Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet

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Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet

Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet (1773[1]– 31 July 1829) was a British diplomat, consul general to Portugal and chargé d'affaires to Brazil. He was created a baronet on 22 February 1828.[2]

Henry was a natural son of the Honourable Henry Fane, Clerk to H.M. Treasury, a younger son of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland.[3] He was brought up with the rest of Fane's children as a supposed distant relative, but when Chamberlain expressed interest in one of Fane's daughters (his half sister), he was informed of his true parentage and posted to Portugal in 1834[contradictory] to become consul general, sailing on board HMS Briton.[4]

On 1 January 1795 he married firstly Elizabeth Harrod, of Exeter, and in 1813 they were divorced by an Act of Parliament. Their children were:

On 5 June 1813 Henry Chamberlain married secondly Anne Eugenia, a daughter of William Morgan. Their children were:


  • Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, edited by Peter Townend, 105th edition, London. 1970. p. 516. 
  • Leigh Rayment's list of baronets
  • Baptismal Register of Christ Church, Rio de Janeiro


  1. ^ "Government art collection", Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Retrieved 19 February 2007
  2. ^ "No. 18425". The London Gazette. 21 December 1827. p. 2602. 
  3. ^ Yuzo Ota, "Basil Hall Chamberlain: Portrait of a Japanologist" (Routledge, 1998) pp. 16-17
  4. ^ United Services Journal Part II. London:Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley. 1829. p. 119. 
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
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Henry Chamberlain