Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood

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The Earl of Harewood.

Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood DL (25 December 1767 – 24 November 1841), known as Viscount Lascelles from 1814 to 1820, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

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Harewood was the second son of Edward Lascelles, 1st Earl of Harewood, and Anne Chaloner. He was elected to the House of Commons for Yorkshire in 1796, a seat he held until the 1807 Yorkshire election and again from 1812 to 1818, and also represented Westbury from 1807 to 1812 and Northallerton from 1818 to 1820. The latter year he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. Between 1819 and 1841 he also served as Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Lord Harewood married Henrietta Sebright (d. 15 February 1840), daughter of Sir John Sebright, 6th Baronet, on 3 September 1794. They had eleven children:

His wife is mentioned in Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen, in a letter from Mary Crawford to Fanny Price while Fanny is staying with her mother and father in Portsmouth: I was there, two years ago, when Lady Lascelles had it, and I prefer it over any other house in London (She is talking about a house in Wimpole Street.)

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Duncombe
William Wilberforce
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
1796–1800
With: William Wilberforce
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
1801–1806
With: William Wilberforce
Succeeded by
William Wilberforce
Walter Ramsden Fawkes
Preceded by
Edward Lascelles
Glynn Wynn
Member of Parliament for Westbury
1807–1812
With: John de Ponthieu 1810–1812
Succeeded by
Benjamin Hall
Benjamin Shaw
Preceded by
William Wilberforce
Viscount Milton
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
1812–1818
With: Viscount Milton
Succeeded by
Viscount Milton
James Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie
Preceded by
Robert Pemberton Milnes
Viscount Pollington
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1812
With: Robert Pemberton Milnes
Succeeded by
Robert Pemberton Milnes
Viscount Pollington
Preceded by
Henry Peirse
John Bacon Sawrey Morritt
Member of Parliament for Northallerton
1818–1820
With: Henry Peirse
Succeeded by
Henry Peirse
William Lascelles
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl FitzWilliam
Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire
1819–1841
Succeeded by
The Lord Wharncliffe
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Lascelles
Earl of Harewood
1820–1841
Succeeded by
Henry Lascelles