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) (q.v.) was MP (Conservative but Liberal from 1847) 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)

Pittite-Tory / West India interest 
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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 (2)

Son → Father
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Harewood House, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England