Emma Portman, Baroness Portman

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Emma Portman, Baroness Portman (16 March 1809 – 8 February 1865), was a British aristocrat. She was the daughter of Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood and Henrietta Sebright.

She married Edward Portman, son of Edward Berkeley Portman and Lucy Whitby, on 16 June 1827. He became a viscount in 1873, eight years after she had died.[1]

They had six children, four sons and two daughters. The boys were William Henry Berkeley, who succeeded to the peerage; Edwin Berkeley, barrister-at-law and MP; Maurice Berkeley, a member of the Canadian parliament; Walter Berkeley, rector of Corton Denham, Somerset, near Orchard Portman.

She served as Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria between 1837 and 1851, then an Extra Lady of the Bedchamber between 1851 and 1865.


  • Miss Emma Lascelles (1809–1814)
  • The Honourable Emma Lascelles (1814–1820)
  • The Lady Emma Lascelles (1820–1827)
  • The Lady Emma Portman (1827–1837)
  • The Right Honourable The Lady Portman (1837–1865)


  1. ^  Boase, George Clement (1885–1900). "Portman, Edward Berkeley". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co.