Henry Richard Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland

1773 - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Lord Holland, awarded part of the compensation for under three awards for the enslaved people on his estates in Jamaica, which had come to him through his wife, Elizabeth Webster (née Vassall).

  1. Holland's ODNB entry, which gives an account of Holland's political career, explains that Holland adopted the name Vassall in 1800 'to safeguard his children's rights to his wife's West Indian fortune' but is otherwise silent on the tensions around Holland's position as slave-owner.

Sources

T71/871 Westmoreland claim nos. 27, 30 and 31. Claim by Lord and Lady Holland owners. Counterclaim by George Capron, on behalf of Sir Godfrey Webster Bart. 'Vested estate tail in one third part expectant on decease of Lady Holland'.  

  1. ODNB  online, C.J. Wright, 'Fox [later Vassall], Henry Richard, third Baron Holland of Holland and  third Baron Holland of Foxley (1773-1840), politician and man of letters.'

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Elizabeth Webster (nee Vassall)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (3)

£7,211 13S 9D
Awardee
£0 S D
Awardee
£0 S D
Awardee

Relationships (1)

Other relatives
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In effect, Holland and Seaford were brothers-in-law: Seaford had been brought up with Elizabeth Vassall, whose second marriage in 1797 was to the 3rd Lord...

Addresses (1)

Holland House, Holland Park, London, Middlesex, London, England