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William Mayne, 1st Baron Newhaven

(b. 1722, Logie, Perthshire, Scotland – d. May 28, 1794, Ireland )

Gender: M

William Mayne (1722-1794), 1st Baron Newhaven, became MP for Canterbury in 1774, but lost the 1780 election to George Gipps. Instead, he appointed himself and his brother MPs for Gatton, a pocket borough which he controlled. His title of Baron Newhaven, which he acquired in 1776, was in the Irish peerage, and became extinct on his death.

Also known as:

  • William Mayne
  • 1st Baron Newhaven


Mentioned in 3 letters



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