Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood

25th Dec 1767 - 24th Nov 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood, son of Edward Lascelles (1739-1820), 1st Earl and Anne Chaloner. Landowner. 'The family made its money in the West Indies'. Styled Viscount Lascelles, 3 June 1814-1820; succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Harewood, 3 April 1820.

  2. Married Henrietta, (d. 1840), daughter of Lt-General Sir John Saunders Sebright.
    Children: Frances Anne Lascelles (d. 1855), married John Thomas Hope, son of General Sir Alexander Hope; Emma Lascelles (d. 1865), married Edward Portman, 1st Viscount Portman; Edward Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles (1796–1839), married (1) Ann Elizabeth Rosser, (2) Philippine Munster; Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood (1797–1857) [married Lady Louisa Thynne (1801-57, daughter of Thomas, 2nd Marquess of Bath, MP for Northallerton 1826-31]; William Saunders Sebright Lascelles (1798–1851); Edwin Lascelles (1799–1865) (unmarried); Harriett Lascelles (c. 1802–1889), married George Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield; Arthur Lascelles (1807–1880), married Caroline Frances Brooke, daughter of Richard Brooke, 6th Baronet; Louisa Lascelles (c. 1820–1886), married George Henry Cavendish, brother of William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire.

  3. William Saunders Sebright Lascelles (1798–1851) was MP (Whig) for Wakefield, 1837-1841, 1847-1851 and identified by Judd as a West India interest MP.


T71/895 Barbados claim no. 211 (Belle); T71/897 Barbados claim nos. 2769 (Fortescues) and 2770 (Thicket); T71/898 Barbados claim no. 3817 (Mount St George); T71/853 St Dorothy claim no. 23 (Nightingale Grove Estate); T71/855 St Thomas-in-the-Vale claim no. 147 (Williamsfield Estate).

  1. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 MS, reference 1842/1; Edward Lascelles is in William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1820/14 (leaving £250,000); S. D. Smith, Slavery, Family, and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic. The World of the Lascelles, 1648–1834 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006); Edward York in William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1861/51 (leaving £140,000), was the nephew of the 2nd Earl, the latter's sister Lady Mary Lascelles (1775-1831) having married Richard York of Wighill Park and Harewood House.

  2. http://thepeerage.com/p971.htm#i9705; Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood, is in Rubinstein op. cit. Volume Two reference 1857/1, leaving £100,000 within province, 'Landowner, originally a West Indies plantation fortune' [the details of the 3rd Earl's mother and wife and his stint as MP are also sourced from Rubinstein]. Hon Edwin Lascelles (1799-1865), younger son of the second earl, is in Rubinstein 1865/63, leaving £120,000.

  3. Gerrit P. Judd IV, Members of Parliament 1734-1832 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1955).

Further Information

Henrietta Saunders Sebright (died 15 February 1840)
5 sons, 4 daughters
Wealth at death
Harrow [1780 ]

Associated Claims (6)

£6,486 1S 6D
£3,291 11S 4D
£5,810 5S 6D
£3,835 6S 5D
£2,599 0S 4D
£4,286 19S 3D

Associated Estates (6)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
03/04/1820 [SD] - 24/11/1841 [ED] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Prints, Drawings and Paintings
A drawing entitled Seeing a Prospect by Henrietta Lascelles Countess of Harewood, (1770-1840) (artist), from the Sutherland Album. Great Britain,... 
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Political (1)

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Yorkshire Yorkshire
1796 - 1806
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Westbury Wiltshire
1807 - 1812
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Yorkshire Yorkshire
1812 - 1818
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Northallerton Yorkshire
1818 - 1820

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Harewood House, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England