Regency Personalities Series-Granville Harcourt-Vernon

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Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Granville Harcourt-Vernon
26 July 1792 – 8 December 1879

Granville Harcourt-Vernon was the sixth son of the Most Reverend Edward Venables-Vernon-Harcourt, Archbishop of York, third son of George Venables-Vernon, 1st Baron Vernon. His mother was Lady Anne, daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford. William Vernon Harcourt, Francis Venables-Vernon-Harcourt and Octavius Vernon Harcourt were his brothers.

Harcourt-Vernon was Member of Parliament for Aldborough between 1815 and 1820 and for East Retford between 1832 and 1847.

Harcourt-Vernon was twice married. He married firstly Frances Julia, daughter of Anthony Hardolph Eyre, in 1814. They had several children, including Granville Harcourt-Vernon. After her death in February 1844 he married secondly the Hon. Pyne Jesse, daughter of Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre and widow of John Henry Cotterell…

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