William Harris, 2nd Baron Harris

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Lieutenant General William George Harris, 2nd Baron Harris KCH (19 January 1782 – 30 May 1845) was a British soldier and peer.


Harris was the son of General 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 commanded the 73rd Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

He was given the colonelcy of the 86th Foot from 1832 to 1835 [1] and the 73rd Foot from 1835 to his death.[2]

Lord Harris died in May 1845, aged 63. He had 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 into Waterstown House after the wedding. He was succeeded in the barony by his son George.

His great-grandson is Michael Marriott


  1. ^ "86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 10 March 2006. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "73rd (Perthshire) Regiment of Foot". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 18 April 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Harris
Baron Harris
Succeeded by
George Francis Robert Harris
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Adam
Colonel of the 73rd Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Henry Dick
Preceded by
Francis Needham, 1st Earl of Kilmorey
Colonel of the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby