Granville Harcourt-Vernon (1792–1879)

Granville Harcourt-Vernon (26 July 1792 – 8 December 1879), was a British politician.

BackgroundEdit

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.

Political careerEdit

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

FamilyEdit

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, in 1845. There were no children from this marriage. She died in March 1872. Harcourt-Vernon survived her by seven years and died in December 1879, aged 87.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Fynes
Henry Gally-Knight
Member of Parliament for Aldborough
1815–1820
With: Henry Fynes
Succeeded by
Henry Fynes
Gibbs Antrobus
Preceded by
Viscount Newark
Hon. Arthur Duncombe
Member of Parliament for East Retford
1832–1847
With: Viscount Newark 1831–1835
Hon. Arthur Duncombe 1835–1847
Succeeded by
Hon. Arthur Duncombe
The Viscount Galway
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Robert Holden
High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire
1849
Succeeded by
Edward Strutt