- Jul 1825-Dec 1826 (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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Enclosed together:- from: 1) J.W. Dowson (Norwich) to R.M. Bacon (Costessey) re proposal-annuity payable to family of I.G. Burke, his release from partnership in firm, Burke and Kinnebrook: 2) Bacon's reply re I.G. Burke: 3) J. Barwell (Norwich) re acting as security for Burke's annuity and Miss Rose Bacon's legacy: Dec 1825-Jan 1826:
Correspondence between William Hase (Saxthorpe) and Suffield dated Sept 1825-Jan 1826: Hase re Suffield's letter of 22 Sept , his treatment by Suffield, terms of payment, writer-builder of Gunton sawmill, considers it 'superlative', gangway problem, mentions Booth, requests payment for work done (18 Jan 1826) and enclosing H.A. Broughton (Solicitor-Great Marlborough Street) to Hase copy letter re work agreement. 28 July 1825: Hase re his treatment by Suffield, Overstrand work, requests interview. Jan 29 1826:
Revd J. Brown (Norwich) re conviction of boy aged 10, background, mentions Temple Frere, 23 Jan 1826; re Refuge for the Destitute, convicts due for transportation, relations of prison chaplain with inmates, prison discipline. 27 Jan 1826: John Patteson (Norwich) re question of a copy by a Mr Gooch of 1st Lord Suffield's portrait hanging in St Andrew's Hall. 12 Feb 1826: Philip Hardwick (Rupert Sq.) to H.A. Broughton copy letter re re-valuation of Vernon House. 20 March 1826: Charles James Blomfield (Bishop of Chester, London) re Middleton Church and churchyard. 25 May 1826: Edmund Wodehouse (Norwich) re enclosed, destitute state of North Walsham attorney (Chalker), allegedly wronged by tenant of Suffield's at Frettenham (10 Sept) and enclosing J. Robinson (Blackheath, Kent) to Wodehouse re same. 6 Sept 1826: H.L. Smith (Southam, Warwickshire) re enclosed , medical care of sick poor (21 Sept) and enclosing report of committee meeting of Southam Eye and Ear Infirmary (6 July 1826): Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Lives from Shipwreck - printed circular re life boats. 13 Nov 1826: Samuel Bamford (Middleton) re Middleton Mechanics Institute (MMI) library and vetting of titles by Suffield, [Theophilus] Smith's allowing Bamford to select and take home pictures. 15 Nov 1826: Suffield's reply re Bamford's letter, Suffield's annoyance over financial state of MMI, wishes to withdraw support. 20 Nov 1826: J. Postle (Colney) re County Meeting called to discuss superintending of District Surveyors of Highways, commutation of statute labour for money, 'county business' conducted behind 'closed doors', hopes Lords Suffield and Albemarle will present petition to Lords, writer has named Suffield as Chairman of 'Committee on Closed Doors', list of names. 20 Nov 1826: Lord Lynedoch [1st Lord] (Cosgrave Priory, Stony Stratford, Bucks.) re enclosed letter from steward of Annandale [Scotland] estates about white polled cattle, [subject?]. (25 Nov 1826) and enclosing Sir William Hope to Suffield re cattle breed-probably extinct, Suffield's letter forwarded to estate Factor, attempt to obtain cattle. 24 March 1826: sub-bundle:- 1) Suffield to Capt. Southey re his claim on wrecked boat at Cromer: 2) Southey (Gimingham House) re forwarding of Suffield's letter to Customs in London: Nov 1826: sub-bundle:- 1) R.M. Dean (Chairman-Board of Customs) re Suffield's involvement as Lord of the Manor with boat seizure, account of boat, unnamed so Crown's right dominates: 1) Lord Liverpool (Prime Minister-P.M.'s Office) referring to (1), assumes Suffield has no wish to claim boat under circumstances: 3) Suffield's reply re his own misunderstanding: Dec 1826: Edward [Hedley] re prison rules, treatment of prisoners, [?] Johnson (prison governor). 21 Dec 1826: Nathaniel Bolinbroke (Alderman-Norwich) expressing gratitude for game, also re cooling in relations between [William] Smith MP and [R.H.] Gurney before June 1826 parliamentary election, Blue and Whites' behaviour, Whigs' indebtedness to Smith, affirms own voting integrity, Gurney's gifts of game, but regrets none received from Coke after years of support from writer, Lord Albermarle's generosity. 23 Dec 1826.
Marked 'no.10 examined and scheduled by R.M. Bacon'.