File GTN 5/9/9 - Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord, 3rd Lord Suffield (including draft replies) and other writings by him

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GTN 5/9/9


Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord, 3rd Lord Suffield (including draft replies) and other writings by him


  • Mar 1807-1828 (Creation)

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Civil lawyer. MP for Yarmouth; 1806-1808. All Souls, Oxford and Doctors Commons.

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Born on 10 November 1781, in Albemarle Street, London.
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: Harbord to Lord Suffield [1st Lord] re Commons committee decision [on election of self and Stephen Lushington], victory, personal political views, his voting plans, position regarding brother William, enclosed committee list (not encl.). 13 March 1807: Suffield's reply to Harbord (at Lincoln's Inn) advising him on his behaviour as Yarmouth MP, Yarmouth politics, Commons committee [re Harbord's election]. 19 March 1807 [Bacon p. 31]: Harbord (at Lincolns Inn) to Lady Suffield re possible appointment [Secretary to Lord Castlereagh] and opportunity missed for accepting it. 1808 [Bacon pp. 40-1]: Harbord (at Hockerill, Bishop's Stortford, Herts.) to [?] declining candidacy of Gt. Grimsby, Lincs. 13 Feb 1814 [Bacon p. 48]: Harriet Frampton (Weymouth, S. Dorset) to Harbord (Henbury House) expressing gratitude for ring made by him. 7 Oct 1816 [Bacon p. 49]: pamphlet by Edward Harbord - 'A word to the wise among the labouring classes resident at Blandford and its vicinity' re Blandford Savings Bank set up 31 Jan 1818: 28 Feb 1818: Henry Baring to Harbord (Henbury House) re [subject?], hunting, Lady Castlereagh at Aix-La-Chapelle, [Czar] Alexander [1], shooting. Oct 1818: Harbord (at Norwich) to 'Middleton Reformers' re reasons for refusal to present Address to Queen Caroline in company with Major [John] Cartwright and William Cobbett. 11 Oct 1820 [Bacon pp. 125-6]: Thomas William Coke (later 1st Earl of Leicester of Holkham] (Holkham Hall, Norfolk) to Suffield [3rd Lord] re shooting bet. 5 Oct 1823 [Bacon p.188]: Suffield's [3rd Lord] notes on Harbord/Suffield family history sent to Herald's Office. Oct. 1828: James Secker and other signatories (Middleton) re lawsuit against Brasenose College, Oxford concerning Middleton School funds. [1828]: Suffield's [3rd Lord] notes on expenses; jointure, children's education. n.d.: Copy of tribute to Sir Robert Shirley (died 6 Nov 1657) by Charles II, Brussels, 20 Oct 1657: also including:- 'Anti-Slavery monthly reporter', no. 12, 31 May 1826 (Suffield [3rd Lord] mentioned).

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Created 07/07/2009 by Droip. Modified 08/08/2019 by Droip.


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