Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood

1713 - 25th Jan 1795


Son of Henry Lascelles (1690-1753) and Mary Carter. MP for various constituencies 1744-1790. His father Henry and brother Daniel (q.v. 1714-1784) were also MPs.

Edward Lascelles was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 324 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East and 18 acres of land in St Dorothy, total 342 acres.

Owner of 109 enslaved people and 367 stock in St Ann, Jamaica, in 1792.


http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/lascelles-edwin-1713-95 [accessed 13/01/2015]. 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).

'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

'A List of slaves and stock in the parish of St Ann taken the 28th March 1792 pursuant to order of the Honourable House of Assembly... transcribed from papers presented to the British Museum by Charles E. Long ref. Add. 12435' transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/mstann1792.htm.

Further Information

[1] Elizabeth Dawes {2} Jane Fleming nee Coleman
Cambridge (Trinity)
Politician, landowner and plantation owner

Associated Estates (6)

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
1784 [SY] - 1795 [EY] → Owner
1757 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1786 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Owner
1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Previous owner
1786 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Owner
1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Harewood House [Built] 
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Built for Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood, 1759-1771. Architect was John Carr. Interiors by Robert Adam. Enlarged in the 1840s for Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl Harewood, by Sir Charles Barry. Built...
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See Brian Wragg, The life and works of John Carr of York...

Political (1)

West India interest 
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Scarborough Yorkshire
1744 - 1754
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Northallerton Yorkshire
1754 - 1761
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Yorkshire Yorkshire
1761 - 1780
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Northallerton Yorkshire
1780 - 1790

Relationships (2)

First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Harewood House, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England