2nd Earl of Northington (1772-1786)
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (1783-1784)
Born 1747 Died 1786
Robert Henley 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 1786, when the titles granted to his father became extinct.
Extracted from the entry for NORTHINGTON, ROBERT HENLEY, 1ST EARL OF OF in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain.