FOX (afterwards FOX LANE), George (c.1696-1773), of Bramham Park, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1741
21 July 1742 - 1761

Family and Education

b. c.1696, 1st surv. s. of Henry Fox by his 2nd w. Frances, da. of George Lane, 1st Visct. Lanesborough [I]. m. 12 July 1731, Harriet, da. and h. of Robert Benson, M.P., of Bramham Park, 1st Baron Bingley, 1s. d.v.p. 1da. suc. fa. 1719, and to estates of his uncle, James, 2nd Visct. Lanesborough [I], taking add. name of Lane 1751; cr. Baron Bingley, 13 May 1762.

Offices Held

Ld. mayor, York 1757.


George Fox is said to have obtained £100,000 by his marriage to the heiress of a former M.P. for York, together with estates, mostly in Yorkshire, worth £7,000 a year. Returned as a Tory for Hindon in 1734, after contesting it unsuccessfully in 1727, he voted against the Government. He did not stand in 1741 and was defeated at a by-election for Yorkshire in 1742, but later in the same year he was returned unopposed for York, continuing to vote with the Opposition. He died 27 Feb. 1773, aged 76.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick