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Robert Henley

ROBERT HENLEY, 2nd earl of Northington (1747-1786), only surviving son of the lord chancellor, was appointed a teller of the exchequer in 1763, and lord lieutenant of Ireland in 1783, an office which he administered in a spirit of concession to popular claims in Ireland, encouraging native industries and public economy, by which he made himself beloved by the Irish people. He resigned in 1784, and died unmarried on the 5th of July 1 786, when the titles granted to his father became extinct.

See Lord Henley, Memoir of Robert Henley, Earl of Northington (London, 1831); Campbell's Lives of the Chancellors; Foss's Judges of England; Horace Walpole's Memoirs.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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