HARLEY, Edward, Lord Harley (1726-90).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1747 - 11 Apr. 1755

Family and Education

b. 2 Sept. 1726, 1st s. of Edward, 3rd Earl of Oxford, by Martha, da of John Morgan, M.P., of Tredegar, Mon.; bro. of Hon. Thomas Harley.  educ. Westminster 1735-44; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1744.  m. 11 July 1751, Susanna, da. of William Archer, M.P., of Welford, Berks., s.p.  suc. fa. as 4th Earl 11 Apr. 1755.

Offices Held

High steward, Hereford 1755- d.; ld. of the bedchamber 1760- d.; ld. lt. Rad. 1766- d.


Harley was the only courtesy lord among the Tories returned in 1754. He had spoken repeatedly in his first Parliament, but no speech or vote of his is recorded during the year 1754-5.

He died 8 Oct. 1790.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke