Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood

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Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood DL (11 June 1797 – 22 February 1857), known as Viscount Lascelles from 1839 to 1841, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.


Lascelles was born in 1797. He was the second son of Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood, and Henrietta Sebright, daughter of Sir John Sebright, 7th Baronet.[1]

Military service[edit]

Lascelles was commissioned as an ensign in the 1st Foot Guards in 1814 and fought in the Battle of Waterloo when he was slightly wounded by an exploding shell when carrying the standard of his (Second) battalion of the regiment. He went onto half-pay in 1820, the year he began to serve part-time as a lieutenant in the Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry in 1820, but he did not fully retire from the regular army until 1831.[2]

Public life[edit]

He sat as Member of Parliament for Northallerton from 1826 to 1831 and also served as Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire between 1846 and 1857.[1]

On 20 May 1848, he became a member of the Canterbury Association. Harewood Forest (beyond Oxford; now logged out) and the Christchurch suburb of Harewood (where Christchurch International Airport is located) are named for him.[1]


Lord Harewood married Lady Louisa Thynne (c. 1808–1859), daughter of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath, on 5 July 1823.[1] They had thirteen children:

Harewood and his wife resided for a time at the ancestral seat of the family, Goldsborough Hall in the eponymous North Yorkshire village.[3]


The Earl sustained a fractured skull and other injuries while fox hunting and died four weeks later[2] in 1857, aged 59 years.

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1797–1814: Mr Henry Lascelles
  • 1814–1820: The Honourable Henry Lascelles
  • 1820–1841: Viscount Lascelles
  • 1841–1857: The Right Honourable The Earl of Harewood


  1. ^ a b c d Bain, Rev. Michael (2007). The Canterbury Association (1848–1852): A Study of Its Members' Connections (PDF). Christchurch: Project Canterbury. pp. 50–51. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b [1] History of Parliament Online article.
  3. ^ "[Untitled]". London Standard. British Newspaper Archive. 21 November 1838. Retrieved 6 July 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Lascelles
Marcus Beresford
Member of Parliament for Northallerton
With: Sir John Poer Beresford
Succeeded by
Sir John Poo Beresford
William Lascelles
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Wharncliffe
Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire
Succeeded by
The Earl FitzWilliam
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Lascelles
Earl of Harewood
Succeeded by
Henry Lascelles