Henry Sutton Fane

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Henry Sutton Fane
Born January 13, 1804
London, Middlesex, England
Died May 7, 1857(1857-05-07) (aged 53)
St George Hanover Square, London
Nationality UK
Occupation soldier, legislator
Known for Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis

Honourable Henry Sutton Fane was a son of John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland, and his second wife, Jane, formerly Jane Huck-Saunders.[1]

Fane was born in 1805, 20 years after his eldest half-brother, John, the 11th Earl.[1] Fane became an Army officer in 1822, serving in the 23rd Foot and Coldstream Guards, where he held the ranks of 2nd Lieutenant and Lieutenant, respectively. He became a Captain in 1825.

Fane's father, the Earl, controlled the Borough of Lyme Regis, and arranged for Fane to be elected a Member of Parliament there, in 1826, even though he was a student, in Dresden.[1] He was said to be "a sociable but idle student."

He was elected two more times, in 1830 and 1831.[2]

Following his time in Parliament Fane commanded the 34th Regiment of Foot, from 1834-1838.[2][3]

Accounts differ as to whether he married. D.R. Fisher, author of The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832, lists him as unmarried.[1] Ancestry.ca lists the dates of birth and death for a wife and four children.[4] His eldest son, Charles George Fane, (1837-1909), served in the Royal Navy, and rose to the rank of Admiral.

He died in 1857.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 D.R. Fisher (2009). "FANE, Hon. Henry Sutton (1804-1857)". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832. Archived from the original on 2020-11-30. https://web.archive.org/web/20201130075826/http://www.histparl.ac.uk/volume/1820-1832/member/fane-hon-henry-1804-1857. Retrieved 2021-10-31. "Fane was the half-brother of the diplomat and former Member for Lyme Lord Burghersh, and became the younger of two surviving sons of the 10th earl of Westmorland and his second wife on the death of his brother Charles Saunders (1802-10)." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 D.R. Fisher (2009). "Lyme Regis: borough". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832. Archived from the original on 2020-01-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20200131210843/http://www.histparl.ac.uk/volume/1820-1832/constituencies/lyme-regis. Retrieved 2021-10-31. 
  3. "34th Regiment of Foot". Britishempire.co.uk. https://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/britishinfantry/34thfootcos.htm. Retrieved 2021-10-31. 
  4. "Lt Col Henry Sutton Fane (1804 - 1857)". Ancestry.ca. https://www.ancestry.ca/genealogy/records/lt-col-henry-sutton-fane-24-4yz5wm. Retrieved 2021-10-31. "Born in London, Middlesex, England on 13 Jan 1804 to John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland and Jane Huck-Saunders. Lt Col Henry Sutton Fane married Christine O'shea-Roche and had 4 children. He passed away on 7 May 1857 in St George Hanover Square, London."