Collection: John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland

John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland  (1784 –1859), styled Lord Burghersh until 1841, was a British soldier, politician, diplomat, composer and musician. On 9 May 1803, Burghersh was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northamptonshire, and after the breakdown of the Peace of Amiens, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Northamptonshire Militia on 30 June 1803. He entered the regular army as an ensign in the 11th Foot. In 1806, he was sent abroad, serving in Sicily and Egypt from 1806 to 1807. In June 1808 he joined the army in Portugal led by Sir Arthur Wellesley and fought at Roliça and Vimiero. Between 1806 and 1816 Lord Westmorland sat as a Member of Parliament.