Edward Lascelles, 1st Earl of Harewood

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Edward Lascelles, 1st Earl of Harewood (7 January 1740 – 3 April 1820) was a British peer and Member of Parliament.[1]

He was the son of Edward Lascelles, a customs officer in Barbados. On the death of his cousin, the childless Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood, Edward inherited the Lascelles family fortune made in the West Indies through customs positions and slave trade.

He sat as Whig Member of Parliament for Northallerton from 1761 to 1774 and from 1790 to 1796. The latter year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Harewood, of Harewood in the County of York. In 1812 he was further honoured when he was made Viscount Lascelles and Earl of Harewood, in the County of York.

Edward Lascelles married Anne Chaloner (c. 1742 – 22 February 1805) on 12 May 1761. They had four children:

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Daniel Lascelles
Edwin Lascelles
Member of Parliament for Northallerton
1761–1774
With: Daniel Lascelles
Succeeded by
Daniel Lascelles
Henry Peirse
Preceded by
Henry Peirse
Edwin Lascelles
Member of Parliament for Northallerton
1790–1796
With: Henry Peirse
Succeeded by
Henry Peirse
Edward Lascelles
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Baron Harewood
1796–1820
Succeeded by
Henry Lascelles
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Earl of Harewood
1812–1820
Succeeded by
Henry Lascelles