- Jan-Dec 1831 (Creation)
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Second son of Harbord Harbord, first Baron Suffield, and his wife, Mary, daughter and coheir of Sir Ralph Assheton, bt, of Middleton, Lancashire. Edward Harbord was born on 10 November 1781. He married Georgiana, daughter and co-heiress of George, second Lord Vernon, on 19 September 1809. She died on 30 September 1824. On 12 September 1826, Edward Harbord married Emily Harriott, youngest daughter of Evelyn Shipley, of Ettington Park, Warwickshire, and Longh Fea Castle, county Monaghan.
Edward Harbord was MP for Great Yarmouth (1806-12) and Shaftesbury (1820-1). He campaigned for better conditions in prisons, the abolition of slavery and the relaxation of game laws. Established Norfolk County Cricket Club.
He died on 6 July 1835, as a result of a fall on a horse.
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From: N.A. Vigors (Zoological Society, Bruton Street, London) expressing gratitude for pheasant. 29 Jan: W. Postle (Worstead, Norfolk) re petition to Lords (enclosed, nd) from North Walsham land owners and occupiers re tithes, seeking change in law, cause of breach between clergy and parishioners. 30 Jan [Bacon pp.338-9]: Lord Vernon (at Isle of Wight) re spade husbandry; re last letter, setting up of 'Guernsey factory': March: Robert H. Grey (Manchester) re parliamentary reform, supporting Lord John Russel, activities, request for help. 25 April: [?] Webster (London) covering letter re enclosed, Lords Committee on Poor Laws, with special reference to 'emigration and waste lands' (26 April) and enclosing draft circular on same for distribution: Edmund Wodehouse (Thorpe Market) re Poor Law Committee evidence, Labour Rate Bill. 31 May: Lord Albemarle (Lower Grosvenor Street) re Lord Grey, anticipated reform struggle in new parliament, 'fight will begin', House of Lords attitude to 2nd Reform Bill, William IV, Suffield's busy life in London and enclosing list of names. 11 June: Lord Melbourne (South Street, London) re medical condition, 'Home Colonisation', considers parliament only interested in reform, 'nothing like reason or sense will have a chance of obtaining a hearing' (Melbourne's hand). 16 June [Bacon p. 345]: enclosed together:- 1) Isaac Wiseman (Norwich) re incorrect figure of no. of signatories to Norwich petition 'against reform', presented by Lord Eldon to Lords. 5 Oct: 1) Suffield's reply (Vernon House) re assertion, count done by self and Lord Albemarle, confirms Lord Eldon admitted mistake. 6 Oct: John Cam Hobhouse [later 1st Lord Broughton] (Charles Street) re writer's Bill on Cotton Factories. 6 Oct: Suffield to Duke of Richmond [5th Duke] re enclosed letter (not encl.), necessity for Richmond to act on earlier letter from Yarmouth politician ([?] Alexander). 23 Oct: Richmond's reply (Isle of Wight) re Suffield's lost letter, enjoying sport, discusses emigration and waste lands. 28 Oct: Robert Brewin (Leicester) re letter published in Leicester Chronicle about Suffield's kindness to Leicester people [Suffield presented Leicester Address to William IV], Birmingham Political Union and proposed formation of Leicester Political Union, counteract influence of [Henry] Hunt and Cobbett, unpopularity of Leicester Corporation, need for platform (organisation) for reform supporters to work within, confidence in government, anxiety due to rejection of Second Reform Bill, comments on Lord Grey. 29 Oct [Bacon pp. 364-5]: T.W. Coke (Holkham Hall) re Suffield entertaining company by speaking in Holkham drawing room, conduct of 'Bench of Bishops' [2nd Reform Bill rejection], effect on County, game. 14 Oct; expresses approval of Suffield's handling of Norfolk Meeting [on reform], writer absent, [subject obscure]. 7 Dec: Admiral Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor (Langley Park, Norfolk) re proposed County Meeting on reform issue, writer's support for it, admits lack of public speaking ability, letting Anthony Hudson (banker) use his name. 4 Nov [Bacon p. 365]: Lord Brougham (Lord Chancellor-London) re Magna Cressingham [Norfolk] living, 'of very considerable value'. Dec: also including:- Bacon's notes marked '1831 no. 15 schedule'.