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Henry John Neville Vane, 11th Baron Barnard was born on September 21, 1923, and died on April 3, 2016.
He was a British peer, the son of Christopher Vane, 10th Baron Barnard.
Vane received his education at Eton College and the University of Durham, where he graduated with a Master of Science.
He then joined the Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) and became a Flight Officer in 1945 and later a Lieutenant in the Northumberland Hussars, in 1948.
From 1952 to 1961, Lord Barnard was a county councillor for County Durham and also, from 1956 to 1970, Deputy Lieutenant of Durham.
John married Lady Davina Mary Cecil, on October 8, 1952, the daughter of David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter at St Margaret’s, Westminster.
The couple had five children together and were divorced in 1992.
During 1960, John Vane was awarded the Territorial Decoration and became a Justice of the Peace for County Durham in 1961.
Baron Barnard was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Northumberland Hussars between 1964 and 1966, Lord Lieutenant of Durham between 1970 and 1988 and Honorary Colonel of the 7th (Durham) Battalion, Light Infantry between 1979 and 1989.
John Vane passed away at 92 yrs old.