- Sep 1821-Aug 1823 (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: Col. Sir John Wodehouse (Kimberley Hall, Norfolk) re Suffield's resignation from 1st Regiment-East Norfolk Militia. 5 Sep: James Sharpe (North[North] Walsham, Norfolk) re payment of wages to agricultural labourers on Sundays and resulting problems, shops 'et al.' that stay open, wants magistrates to fine shopkeepers. 11 Oct: 1821: A.W. Hall (Southwark, Surrey) re Sir Robert Wilson's dismissal from Army, seeks Suffield's support for fund. 23 Feb: George Chetwynd (Great George Street, Westminster) re Vagrant Bill and Game Laws, seeks Suffield's support. 14 March 1822: F. Howard (Ottery St Mary, Devon) re repeal of Bread Act. August 1823: Lord Liverpool [2nd Earl] re possible further action on [subject?] -i.e., sending Suffield's papers on to Board of Customs?. 9 May: Suffield (Lower Grosvenor Street) to Dowager Lady Suffield re her rejection of Suffield as a residence, furniture sale to go ahead. 20 May [Bacon pp. 185-6]: Edward Taylor (Norwich) re next County Meeting, Suffield's earlier speech on 'agricultural distress', writer's criticism of exclusion of parliamentary reform as subject for discussion, considers other counties got priorities right, looks to Suffield for leadership. 18 December [Bacon pp. 168-170]: Thomas Starling Norgate [Editor - 'East Anglian'] (Hethersett, Norfolk) re County Meeting - parliamentary reform, pledge not to introduce subject, majority gave way, asks Suffield to bypass Committee discussion and to propose his resolution on reform. 23 Dec: S. Lushington re Suffield's query, Glebe Exchange and consolidating of Gunton Rectory and Hanworth Vicarage, interpretation of Act (55 G3 cap. 147). 1822: Robert Peel [later Sir Robert] (Home Office) re Prison Act, implementation by County Magistrates, Thetford Assizes (unsigned). 11 Aug: R.M. Bacon (Costessey, Norfolk) covering letter and enclosing newspaper article (8 Oct) re ecclesiastical court: 1823: also including:- R. Buckton (Ashstead, Birmingham) re road repairing, pebble breaking machine and specifications. nd: Bacon's notes marked 'no. 7 schedule 1821, 1823 and 1822'.