VANE, William, 1st Visct. Vane [I] (c.1680-1734), of Fairlawn, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1708 - 1710
1727 - 1734
15 May - 20 May 1734

Family and Education

b. c.1680, 2nd surv. s. of Christopher Vane, M.P., 1st Baron Barnard, by Lady Elizabeth Holles, da. of Gilbert Holles, M.P., 3rd Earl of Clare, sis. and coh. of John Holles, M.P., 1st Duke of Newcastle. m. (settlement 15 Nov. 1703), Lucy, da. and coh. of William Jolliffe of Caverswall Castle, Staffs., 3s. cr. Visct. Vane [I] 13 Sept. I720. suc. fa. at Fairlawn 1723.

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Vane was first returned under Anne for Durham, where his family possessed large estates. After this he remained out of Parliament until 1727 when, having succeeded to his father’s Kent estates and unsuccessfully attempted to secure the Whig nomination for that county, he found himself a seat at Steyning,1 voting consistently against the Government. Defeated at Steyning in 1734, he was returned as an opposition Whig for Kent, dying of apoplexy a few days later, 20 May 1734.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. Thos. Robinson to Geo. Bowes, 20 July 1727, Add. 40748, f. 35.