Robert Henley, 2nd Earl of Northington

British politician

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The Earl of Northington
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
In office
3 May 1783 – 12 February 1784
Preceded by The Earl Temple
Succeeded by The Duke of Rutland
Arms of the Earl of Northington: Quarterly: 1st and 4th: Azure, a lion rampant argent ducally crowned or a bordure of the second charged with eight torteaux (Henley); 2nd and 3rd: Argent, three battering rams proper armed and garnished azure (Bertie).

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

He was born the eldest son of Robert Henley, 1st Earl of Northington, and educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. He succeeded his father to the earldom in 1772, inheriting The Grange, Northington.

He was appointed a Teller of the Exchequer in 1763, a position he held until his death. He was also Clerk of the hanaper for life from 1771.

The Grange, Northington

He was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hampshire on 30 March 1768, and sat until succeeding as 2nd 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, unmarried and without a male heir, at the age of thirty-nine, his titles became extinct. His sisters (Lady Bridget Tollemache, Lady Jane Aston, Mary Dowager Countess Ligonier, and Lady Elizabeth Eden) inherited his estates.[4]
They sold The Grange to the Drummond banking family.

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  1. ^ Leigh Rayment’s Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with “N” (part 1)
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  3. ^ Art Gallery of South Australia :: Collection
  4. ^ “Parishes: Bradley Pages 202-205 A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1911”. British History Online.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by

Member of Parliament for Hampshire
17681772
With: Sir Simeon Stuart, Bt
Succeeded by

Political offices
Preceded by

Teller of the Exchequer
1763–1786
Succeeded by

Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by

Earl of Northington
1772–1786
Extinct

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