John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland
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John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland

John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland (5 May 1728 - 25 April 1774) , known as Lord Burghersh until 1771, was an English peer and Member of Parliament.

Sir John Fane painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1764
Apethorpe Hall

He was the eldest son of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland of Wormsley Park, Buckinghamshire and educated at Westminster School (1739-45). His younger brother was Henry Fane, MP.

He succeeded his father as MP for Lyme Regis from 1762 (passing the seat on to his brother Henry in 1771).

Lord Burghersh

In 1764 Joshua Reynolds painted his full-length portrait entitled Lord Burghersh. Reynolds was paid 100 guineas for the work which depicted the subject wearing blue, embroidered with gold, in a landscape with the family seat, Apethorpe Hall, in the background. In May 1903 the portrait was sold to Martin Colnaghi for 1,250 guineas.[1]

In 1771 he inherited the titles and estates of his father and took his seat in the House of Lords.

Marriages and issue

His first wife was Augusta Bertie, daughter of Lord Montague Bertie, whom he married on 26 March 1758. They had three children:

His second wife was Susan Gordon, daughter of Cosmo George Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon and Lady Catherine Gordon. They married on 28 May 1767, and had three children:

Susan, Countess of Westmorland, aka Lady Susan Gordon, aka Lady Susan Woodford, by Hugh Douglas Hamilton.

His widow Susan remarried to Colonel John Woodford in 1778, and their issue included Alexander George Woodford.


  1. ^ The Times Sale Of The Vaile And Other Pictures 25 May 1903

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