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Henry Lascelles, 4th Earl of Harewood

The 4th Earl of Harewood.

Henry Thynne Lascelles, 4th Earl of Harewood (18 June 1824 – 24 June 1892), was a British peer and the son of Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood.

He took a great interest in the operation of the Leeds General Infirmary, and the St James Hospital Workhouse, working with the Chairman of the Leeds Board of Guardians, Major (William) Middleton Esq., to provide lavish decorations for the hospitals' patients at Christmas, 1872.[1][2]



He married firstly, Lady Elizabeth Joanna de Burgh (22 February 1826 – 26 February 1854), daughter of Ulick de Burgh, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde, on 17 July 1845. She was the granddaughter of former Prime Minister George Canning. They had six children:

On 21 April 1858 he married secondly, Diana Smyth (c. 1838 – 4 March 1904), a granddaughter of George FitzRoy, 4th Duke of Grafton and great granddaughter of Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (through his illegitimate daughter). They had eight children:

  • Lady Susan Elizabeth Lascelles (21 May 1860 – 22 January 1925), married Captain Francis Sutton and had issue.
  • Captain Hon. Edwin Harry Lascelles (3 August 1861 – 16 January 1924), died unmarried.
  • Hon. Daniel Harry Lascelles (1 August 1862 – 28 November 1904), died unmarried.
  • Hon. George Algernon Lascelles (2 August 1865 – 25 May 1932), married Mabel Massey and had issue.
  • Hon. William Horace Lascelles (15 February 1868 – 7 May 1949), married Madeline Barton and had issue, including Mary Lascelles and Daniel Lascelles.
  • Hon. Francis John Lascelles (29 December 1871 – 9 May 1925), married Gertie Stradling and had issue.
  • Hon. Eric James Lascelles (2 March 1873 – 24 June 1901), died unmarried.
  • Lady Mary Diana Lascelles (24 May 1877 – 23 July 1930), married Robert Doyne and had issue.

Styles of addressEdit

  • 1824-1841: The Honourable Henry T. Lascelles
  • 1841-1857: Viscount Lascelles
  • 1857-1892: The Right Honourable The Earl of Harewood


  1. ^ "Christmas Festivities". Leeds Mercury. West Yorkshire, England. 26 September 1872. Retrieved 30 October 2014 – via Genes Reunited. ... the Earl of Harewood and Mr. William Middleton Esq., Chairman of the Leeds Board of Guardians, supplied a large quantity of evergreens. At the Infirmary those patients who were able... 
  2. ^ "Workhouse, St James Hospital". Leodis – A photographic archive of Leeds. UK: City of Leeds. Retrieved 30 October 2015. ....the newly built workhouse, which later became part of St James Hospital. The foundation stone was laid on Easter Monday, April 5th 1858 by William Middleton, Chairman of the Board of Guardians. This building is now occupied by the Thackray Medical Museum. 

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Lascelles
Earl of Harewood
Succeeded by
Henry Ulick Lascelles