Thomas Fane, 6th Earl of Westmorland
The Earl of Westmorland
|11th First Lord of Trade|
11 May 1719 – May 1735
|Monarch||George I |
|Preceded by||The Earl of Holderness|
|Succeeded by||The Earl FitzWalter|
|Custos Rotulorum of Northamptonshire|
|Monarch||George I |
|Preceded by||The Earl of Peterborough|
|Succeeded by||The Duke of Montagu|
|Justice in Eyre, north of the Trent|
11 March 1717 – 11 May 1719
|Preceded by||The Marquess of Dorchester|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Harborough|
3 October 1681
|Died||4 June 1736(aged 54)|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Stringer (1707–1730)|
|Parents||Vere Fane, 4th Earl of Westmorland|
Thomas Fane, 6th Earl of Westmorland peer and member of the House of Lords. He was the third son (second surviving son) of Vere Fane, 4th Earl of Westmorland and his wife Rachel Bence; as well as the younger brother of Vere Fane, and the older brother of John Fane, 7th Earl of Westmorland. As his older brother Vere died without issue in 1699, Thomas Fane inherited the Earldom of Westmorland, as well as his brother's further titles Baron Burghersh and Lord le Despencer.(3 October 1681 – 4 June 1736), styled The Honourable Thomas Fane from 1691 to 1699, was a British
Fane held many offices, including that of Deputy Warden of the Cinque Ports between 1705 and 1708, First Lord of Trade between 1719 and 1735 and Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire in 1735. Furthermore, he was Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Queen Anne's husband, Prince George of Denmark, on 25 April 1704, and Lord of the Bedchamber to King George I in 1715. In 1717, he was invested as a Privy Counsellor.
Fane married Catherine Stringer, daughter of Thomas Stringer in 1707, and they were married until she died on 4 February 1730. Fane himself died on 4 June 1736 without any issue, and was succeeded as 7th Earl of Westmorland, 7th Baron Burhersh and 10th Lord le Despencer by his younger brother, general John Fane.
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The Earl of Holderness
| First Lord of Trade
The Earl FitzWalter
The Earl of Peterborough
| Custos Rotulorum of Northamptonshire
The Duke of Montagu
The Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull
| Justice in Eyre
north of the Trent
The Earl of Harborough
|Peerage of England|
| Earl of Westmorland
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