Vere Fane, 5th Earl of Westmorland

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The 5th Earl of Westmorland
Coat of arms of Vere Fane, 5th Earl of Westmorland:
Azure, three dexter gauntlets back affrontée or
Born Vere Fane
(1678-05-25)25 May 1678
Died 19 May 1698(1698-05-19) (aged 19)
Title 5th Earl of Westmorland
Tenure 1693–1698
Other titles 8th Lord le Despenser
5th Baron Burhersh
Nationality English
Predecessor Vere Fane, 4th Earl of Westmorland
Successor Thomas Fane, 6th Earl of Westmorland
Parents Vere Fane, 4th Earl of Westmorland
Rachel Bence

Vere Fane, 5th Earl of Westmorland (25 May 1678 – 19 May 1698), styled The Honourable Vere Fane between 1678 and 1691 and Lord le Despenser between 1691 and 1693, was a British peer and member of the House of Lords. He was the second son (but oldest surviving son) of Vere Fane, 4th Earl of Westmorland and his wife Rachel Bence; as well as the older brother of Thomas Fane and John Fane.[1] When his father died in 1693, Vere Fane inherited the Earldom of Westmorland, as well as his father's further titles Baron Burghersh and Lord le Despenser.[1] Fane died in 1698 at the age of 19, unmarried and without any issue,[3] and was succeeded by his younger brother Thomas.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Mosley 2003, p. 4314.
  2. ^ Debrett 1820, p. 1148.
  3. ^ a b Naylor 1888.


  • Debrett, John, ed. (1820). Debrett's Correct Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland. 1 (13 ed.). London: Printed G. Woodall, Angel Court, Skinner Street.
  • Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage. 3 (107th ed.). Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd.
  • Naylor, George, ed. (1888). The registers of the parish of Thorington in the county of Suffolk : with notes of the different acts of Parliament referring to them, and notices of the Bence family, with pedigree, and other families whose names appear therein. London: Mitchell and Hughes.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Vere Fane
Earl of Westmorland
Succeeded by
Thomas Fane

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