Harcourt, George Granville, 1785-1861

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HARCOURT, GEORGE GRANVILLE, eldest son of Hon. Edward Harcourt (qv); b. 6 Aug 1785; adm. 14 Mar 1796 (Clapham); KS (Capt. ) 1798; Capt. of the School 1802; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1803, matr. 23 May 1803, Westminster Student; BA 1808; MA 1810; MP Lichfield 1806-31, Oxfordshire from 1831; “Father” of House of Commons; assumed surname of Harcourt in lieu of Venables-Vernon 15 Jan 1831; of Stanton Harcourt and Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire; DL JP Oxfordshire; m. 1st, 27 Mar 1815 Lady Elizabeth Bingham, eldest dau. of Richard Bingham, 2nd Earl of Lucan (qv); m. 2nd, 30 Sep 1847 Frances Elizabeth, Countess Waldegrave, widow of John James Waldegrave, Navestock, Essex, and of George Edward Waldegrave, 7th Earl Waldegrave, dau. of John Braham, tenor singer; d. 19 Dec 1861.


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Harcourt, Edward, 1757-1847 (1757-1847)

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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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