Vane, Henry, 1st Earl of Darlington

Scope and Content

Accounts of Henry Vane's land estate from March 1736 to March 1737.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Vane was born about 1705. He was Member of Parliament for Launceston 1726-1727, St. Mawes 1727-1741, Ripon 1741-1747 and for County Durham 1747-1753. Vane was Vice Treasurer and Paymaster General from 1742-1744, a Lord of the Treasury 1749-1755 and Lord Lieutenant of County Durham 1753-1758. He succeeded his father in the Peerage as 3rd Baron Barnard on 27 April 1753. He was created Viscount Barnard of Barnards Castle and Earl of Darlington 3 April 1754. Vane died on 6 March 1758.

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Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The British Library, London, holds letters to Andrew Stone and Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, 1746-1756 (Ref: Add MSS 32709-864).

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