J. W. Henley

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The Right Honourable
J. W. Henley
Joseph Warner Henley.jpg
President of the Board of Trade
In office
27 February 1852 – 17 December 1852
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Preceded by Henry Labouchere
Succeeded by Edward Cardwell
In office
26 February 1858 – 3 March 1859
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Preceded by The Lord Stanley of Alderley
Succeeded by The Earl of Donoughmore
Personal details
Born 3 March 1793 (1793-03-03)
Died 8 December 1884 (1884-12-09) (aged 91)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Georgiana Fane (d. 1864)

Joseph Warner Henley, PC, DL, JP (3 March 1793 – 8 December 1884), often known as J. W. Henley, was a British Conservative politician, best known for serving in the protectionist governments of Lord Derby in the 1850s.

Political career

Henley sat as Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire from 1841 until 1878 and served as President of the Board of Trade in Derby's first (1852) and second (1858–1859) governments. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1852. From 1874 to 1878 he was the oldest member of the House of Commons.


Henley married Georgiana, daughter of John Fane, in 1816. She died in June 1864. Henley survived her by 20 years and died in December 1884, aged 91.[1]

Joseph Warner Henley (1793 – 1884), in the 1860s or 70s.


  1. ^ thepeerage.com Joseph Warner Henley
  • Descendants of George Greaves and Mary Marriott
  • The Magistracy of Buckinghamshire in 1861
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Joseph Warner Henley
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Parker
Lord Norreys
George Harcourt
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
With: Lord Norreys
George Harcourt to 1862
John North from 1852
John Fane 1862–1868
William Cornwallis Cartwright from 1868
Succeeded by
Edward William Harcourt
John North
William Cornwallis Cartwright
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Labouchere
President of the Board of Trade
Succeeded by
Edward Cardwell
Preceded by
The Lord Stanley of Alderley
President of the Board of Trade
Succeeded by
The Earl of Donoughmore
Preceded by
George Hadfield?
Oldest Member of Parliament
(not Father of the House)

Succeeded by
Thomas Bazley
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