Sir Henry Hoare, 5th Baronet
Hoare was the son of Henry Charles Hoare, and his wife Anne Penelope Ainslie, daughter of General George Ainslie. He was educated at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge before entering the family bank Messrs Hoare and Co. He succeeded his uncle in the baronetcy in 1857 and moved to Stourhead. He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Somerset and Wiltshire.
Hoare had a restless temperament and expensive tastes including hunting and horse racing which left him short of money. In 1883, during the agricultural depression, he had to sell at auction many of Stourhead’s treasures including Sir Richard Colt Hoare’s collection of books on British history and a series of watercolour paintings by Turner.
Hoare left Stourhead and lived in France in his later years where he fell ill in 1894. He returned to London and died at the age of 70 at 12, West Eaton Place, Pimlico and was buried at Stourton.
Hoare married Augusta Frances Clayton East, daughter of Sir E G Clayton East, in 1845. Their only son died in childhood, and the baronetcy passed to a cousin.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Windsor
1865 – 1866
With: Henry Labouchère
| Succeeded by|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Chelsea
1865 – 1874
With: Sir Charles Dilke
| Succeeded by|
Sir Charles Dilke
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