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The Right Honourable
 The Lord Heneage 
PC JP DL

In office
6 February 1886 – 16 April 1886
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister William Gladstone
Preceded by Henry Chaplin
Succeeded by Sir Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth, Bt

Born 29 March 1840 (1840-03-29)
Died 10 August 1922 (1922-08-11)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Liberal Unionist
Spouse(s) Lady Eleanor Hare (d. 1924)

Edward Heneage, 1st Baron Heneage PC, JP, DL (29 March 1840 – 10 August 1922) was a British Liberal and Liberal Unionist politician. He was briefly Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster under William Gladstone between February and April 1886, when he broke with Gladstone over Irish Home Rule and joined the Liberal Unionists.

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Background and education

Heneage was the eldest son of George Heneage, of Hainton Hall, Lincolnshire, and Frances, daughter of Michael Tasburgh.[1] He was educated at Eton and served with the 1st Life Guards from 1857 to 1863.

Political career

Heneage was elected Member of Parliament for Lincoln in 1865, a seat he held until 1868.[1][2][3] He remained out of parliament until 1880, when he was returned for Grimsby.[1][3][4] When the Liberals came to power under William Gladstone in February 1886, Heneage was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster[5] and Vice-President of the Committee of Agriculture and sworn of the Privy Council.[6] However, resigned these offices already in April after disagreeing with Gladstone over Irish Home Rule. He joined the Liberal Unionist Party the same year.

Heneage lost his Grimsby seat at the 1892 general election, but was successfully returned for the same constituency in a by-election the following year.[1][4][7] Between 1893 and 1898 he was Chairman of the Liberal Unionist Council from 1893 to 1898. In June 1896 he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Heneage, of Hainton in the County of Lincoln.[8] He was a regular contributor in the House of Lords, making his last speech in June 1920 at the age of 80.[9]

Apart from his political career Heneage served as Vice-Chairman of Lindsey Quarter Sessions and as High Steward of Grimsby.

Family

Lord Heneage married Lady Eleanor Cecilia, daughter of William Hare, 2nd Earl of Listowel, in 1864, the same year he succeeded to family estates. They had three sons and six daughters. He died in August 1922, aged 82, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, George. Lady Heneage survived him by two years and died in September 1924.[1]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e thepeerage.com Edward Heneage, 1st Baron Heneage
  2. ^ leighrayment.com House of Commons: Lichfield and Tamworth to London and Westminster South
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.  
  4. ^ a b leighrayment.com House of Commons: Gorbals to Guildford
  5. ^ London Gazette: no. 25557, p. 614, 9 February 1886.
  6. ^ London Gazette: no. 25557, p. 613, 9 February 1886.
  7. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.  
  8. ^ London Gazette: no. 26747, p. 3382, 9 June 1896.
  9. ^ Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward Heneage
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Seely
John Bramley-Moore
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
18651868
With: Charles Seely
Succeeded by
Charles Seely
John Hinde Palmer
Preceded by
Henri Josse
Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby
18801892
Succeeded by
Sir George Doughty
Preceded by
Sir George Doughty
Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby
1893 – 1895
Succeeded by
Thomas Edward Wing
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Chaplin
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1886
Succeeded by
Sir Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth, Bt
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Heneage
1896 – 1922
Succeeded by
George Heneage
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