John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland

John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland (5 May 1728 - 25 April 1774) was an English earl. He succeeded his father the 8th Earl as Earl and as MP for Lyme Regis from 1762 (passing the latter to his younger brother Henry in 1772).

Marriages and issue

His first wife was Augusta Bertie, daughter of Lord Montague Bertie, who he married on 26 March 1758. They had two children, John (1 June 1759 - 15 December 1841, who succeeded to his father's earldom as his sole surviving male heir) and Augusta (18 September 1761 - 6 Mar 1838, married William Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale)

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 two children - Elizabeth (?-19 May 1844, married William Lowther's brother John) and Mary Fane (c.1768 - 27 June 1855).

His widow Susan remarried to Colonel John Woodford in 1778, and their issue included Alexander George Woodford [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iwtVse6yazQC&pg=PA451&lpg=PA451&dq=%22John+Fane,+9th+Earl+of+Westmorland%22&source=web&ots=E8mnhx_jKy&sig=YIiMPvuzK5Y75ZyYKeNy35e3eDg&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result#PPA451,M1] .

External links

* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p1158.htm#i11572 John Fane, 9th Earl of Westmorland] at thePeerage.com


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