William Harbord, 2nd Baron Suffield
Lieutenant-Colonel William Assheton Harbord, 2nd Baron Suffield (21 August 1766 – 1 August 1821) was a Member of Parliament for Ludgershall (UK Parliament constituency) (1790–1796) and Plympton Erle (7 February 1807 – 4 February 1810). He was Lieutenant-Colonel commandant of the Norfolk Fencibles (1794), the Blickling Rifle Volunteers (1803), and East Norfolk Regiment of Militi (1808). He was an English amateur cricketer.
He succeeded his father, Harbord Harbord, 1st Baron Suffield, as Baron Suffield in February 1810. He married Lady Caroline Hobart, daughter of John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, but had no children. On his death his title passed to his brother Edward.
He played an intermittent role in politics, being regarded as a strong if not vocal supporter of William Pitt the Younger and later of Spencer Perceval. Although he had a strong family link with Castlereagh, who had married Caroline's sister Lady Amelia Hobart, the two men were not close politically. He opposed the abolition of the slave trade in 1807.
- Haygarth, Arthur (1862), Scores & Biographies, 1 (1744–1826), Lillywhite
- Thorne, R. G. (1986), "Harbord, Hon. William Assheton (1766-1821), of Blickling and Gunton Hall, Norf.", in Thorne, R., The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, Boydell and Brewer
- William Assheton Harbord, CricketArchive, retrieved January 2013
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