Harcourt, Edward, 1757-1847

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Harcourt, Edward, 1757-1847

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HARCOURT, HON. EDWARD, brother of Henry Venables-Vernon, 3rd Baron Vernon (qv); b. 10 Oct 1757; adm. 5 Apr 1769; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 2 Jul 1774, Canoneer Student 2 Jul 1774 – void 20 Nov 1778 (election as Fellow All Souls); Fellow of All Souls Coll., Oxford 1778; BCL 1780; DCL 1786; ordained; Rector of Sudbury, Derbs.; Canon of Christ Church, Oxford 13 Oct 1785 – Jan 1808; Prebendary of Gloucester 10 Nov 1785 – Nov 1791; consecrated Bishop of Carlisle 6 Nov 1791; Archbishop of York from 19 Jan 1808; Privy Councillor 20 Jan 1808; Lord High Almoner from 23 Jan 1808; assumed surname of Harcourt in lieu of Venables-Vernon 15 Jan 1831, on inheriting estates of his cousin William, 3rd Earl Harcourt; m. 5 Feb 1784 Lady Anne Leveson Gower, dau. of Granville Leveson Gower, 1st Marquis of Stafford (qv); d. 5 Nov 1847. DNB.


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Harcourt, George Granville, 1785-1861 (1785-1861)

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Harcourt, George Granville, 1785-1861

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Harcourt, Edward, 1757-1847

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Harcourt-Vernon, Granville, 1792-1879 (1792-1879)

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Harcourt-Vernon, Granville, 1792-1879

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Harcourt, Edward, 1757-1847

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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