Historical records matching Robert Henley, 2nd Earl of Northington
About Robert Henley, 2nd Earl of Northington
Wikipedia Biographical Summary
Robert Henley, 2nd Earl of Northington (3 January 1747 – 5 July 1786) was a British politician.
He was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hampshire on 30 March 1768, and sat until succeeding as Earl of Northington on 14 January 1772, when he moved to the House of Lords. He was made a Knight of the Thistle on 18 August 1773. 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.
On his death at the age of thirty-nine, his titles became extinct.
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