FANSHAWE, Simon (1716-77), of Fanshawe Gate, Derbys. and Dengie Hall, Essex.
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Family and Education
b. 4 Mar. 1716, 1st s. of Thomas Edward Fanshawe of Great Singleton, Lancs. by Elizabeth, da. of William Snelling of Bromley St. Leonards, by Bow, Mdx. m. 10 Oct. 1753, cos. Althea, da. of his mat. uncle William Snelling of Holborn, Mdx. 1s. 3da. suc. fa. 1726.
Comptroller of the household to George, Prince of Wales 1756-60; comptroller of the Green Cloth 1761-7.
Simon Fanshawe’s father, of an old Derbyshire family, inherited Fanshawe Gate and Dengie in 1716 from the 5th Viscount Fanshawe.1 As the friend of Lord Lincoln, the nephew of the Pelhams, he was brought in at Old Sarum in 1751 by Pelham, who had ‘a thorough good opinion of him’.2 He died 1 Jan. 1777.