George Heneage

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George Fieschi Heneage (22 November 1800 – 11 May 1864)[1][2] was a British Whig[3] and later Conservative Party[4] politician.


Heneage was the son of George Robert Heneage of Hainton Hall, Lincolnshire and Frances Anne, daughter of Lieutenant-General George Ainslie. His middle name derived from his descent from Roboaldo Fieschi, Conte di Lavagna. He was educated at Eton College (1817) and Trinity College, Cambridge (1818) and succeeded his father to the Hainton estate in 1833.[5]

Political careerEdit

Heneage was elected at the 1826 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Great Grimsby,[2][3][6] but when he stood for re-election in 1830 he was defeated by the Tory candidate George Harris.[3]

At the 1831 general election Heneage was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Lincoln.[1][7] He was re-elected in 1832,[8] but did not contest the seat at the 1835 general election.[4]

He did not stand for Parliament again until the 1852 general election, when he was returned as an MP for Lincoln, this time as a Conservative.[4] He was re-elected as a Liberal[4] in 1857 and in 1859, but resigned his seat his seat in January 1862 (by taking the Chiltern Hundreds) in order to contest a by-election in Great Grimsby.[4] He was defeated in Grimsby by 446 votes to 458,[9] and lodged an election petition against the result. The petition was dismissed, and he did not stand again.

He also served as High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1839


Heneage married Frances, daughter of Michael Tasburgh, in 1833. Their son Edward was also a politician and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Heneage in 1896. Frances died in 1842. Heneage remained a widower until his death in May 1864, aged 63.


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 3)
  2. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)
  3. ^ a b c Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S. (ed.). The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 204. ISBN 0-900178-13-2.
  4. ^ a b c d e Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 201–2. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  5. ^ "HENEAGE, George Fieschi (1800-1864), of Hainton Hall, nr. Louth, Lincs". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ "No. 18261". The London Gazette. 24 June 1826. p. 1551.
  7. ^ Stooks Smith, page 187
  8. ^ "No. 19010". The London Gazette. 4 January 1833. p. 27.
  9. ^ Craig, page 135

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Duncombe
Charles Tennyson
Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby
With: Charles Wood
Succeeded by
Charles Wood
George Harris
Preceded by
Charles Sibthorp
John Fardell
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
With: Charles Sibthorp 1831–1832
Edward Bulwer 1832–1835
Succeeded by
Edward Bulwer
Charles Delaet Waldo Sibthorp
Preceded by
Charles Sibthorp
Thomas Hobhouse
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
With: Charles Sibthorp 1852–1856
Gervaise Sibthorpe 1856–1861
Charles Seely 1861–1862
Succeeded by
Charles Seely
John Bramley-Moore