William Harris, 2nd Baron Harris
Harris was the son of George Harris, 1st Baron Harris.
He fought under his father during the siege and capture of Seringapatam in 1799 at the age of 17. He later became a Lieutenant-General in the British Army and a Colonel in the 73rd Regiment of Foot, and commanded the latter regiment at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
He married Isabella Helana Handcock-Temple of Waterstown, Co. Westmeath on 28 May 1824. She was obliged by a previous will to continue the Temple name. William George Harris moved in to Waterstown House after the wedding.
Lord Harris died in May 1845, aged 63, and was succeeded in the barony by his son George.
His great-grandson is Michael Marriott
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|Baron Harris||Succeeded by
George Francis Robert Harris
- Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1891). "Harris, William George". Dictionary of National Biography 25. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- 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]