Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby
Harrowby was the son of Sir Dudley Ryder, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench. He was elected to the House of Commons for Tiverton in 1756, a seat he held until 1776. On 20 May 1776 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Harrowby, of Harrowby in the County of Lincoln. He later served Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire and Lincolnshire.
Lord Harrowby married Elizabeth Terrick, daughter of the Right Reverend Richard Terrick, Bishop of London, in 1762. Their second son the Hon. Richard Ryder became a successful politician and served as Home Secretary from 1809 to 1812 while their youngest son the Hon. Henry Ryder became Bishop of Gloucester and Bishop of Lichfield. Lord Harrowby died in June 1803, aged 67, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Dudley, who served as Foreign Secretary and was created Earl of Harrowby in 1809. He is commemorated in St Wulframs Church in Grantham. Lady Harrowby died in 1804.
The family home was Harrowby Hall in Lincolnshire.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Whites Directory, 1892.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Harrowby
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|Member of Parliament for Tiverton
with Henry Pelham 1756–1758
Edward Hussey-Montagu 1758–1762
Charles Gore 1762–1768
Sir John Duntze, Bt 1768–1776
Sir John Duntze, Bt
John Eardley Wilmot
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|New creation||Baron Harrowby