Daniel Lascelles

1714 - 24th May 1784


Baptised 20 May 1714. Second son of Henry Lascelles MP and brother of Edwin Lascelles 1st Baron Harewood (q.v.). MP for Northallerton 1752-1780. Largely passive: not known to have ever spoken in the Commons. And vacated the seat when it was wanted for his brother Edwin, who succeeded him in the seat, 9 December 1780. In 1781 Daniel chaired the committee of merchants and planters in Barbados to consider what action should be taken following the hurricane. Both Edwin and Daniel were signatories of the 1783 address to George III by planters of the West India islands residing in Great Britain and merchants trading to those islands.


London Gazette 12422 11/03/1783 p. 2; History of Parliament online, [accessed 16/12/2015]. For the history of the Lascelles family, see S. D. Smith, Slavery, Family, and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic. The World of the Lascelles, 1648–1834 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Further Information

Elizabeth Southwick (divorced 1751)

Associated Estates (5)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1776 [EA] - 1784 [LA] → Owner

The Belle estate was sold to Lascelles and his business partner, William Daling, in 1780.

1779 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Not known

As a result of a suit by Daniel Lascelles and William Daling against Mary Clarke and Gedney Clarke the younger, it was announced that Clarke's Court was to be sold at auction. Lascelles and Daling were clearly creditors.

1780 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Owner
1781 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Not known

The estate was surrendered to Lascelles & Daling in 1781, probably as mortgagees-in-possession, and the equity of redemption was extinguished in 1784-1785.

1775 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Lascelles & Daling
West India merchant  

Political (1)

West India interest 
election →
Northallerton Yorkshire
1752 - 1780

Relationships (2)

Business partners