LASCELLES, Daniel (1714-84), of Goldsborough, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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3 Apr. 1752 - Dec. 1780

Family and Education

bap. 20 May 1714, 2nd s. of Henry Lascelles, M.P., and bro. of Edwin Lascelles.  educ. I. Temple 1731.  m. Elizabeth Southwick, whom he divorced in 1751, s.p.

Offices Held


Daniel Lascelles was a partner in the family business. ‘He was not exactly a sleeping partner in the House, but he never wrote its letters and did not always see them before they were sent off.’1 In 1781 he was chairman of the committee of merchants and planters in Barbados to consider what action should be taken following the hurricane there.

In politics Daniel Lascelles followed his brother, and there is no significant difference in their voting records. Daniel is not known to have spoken in the Commons. He left Parliament when the family seat was wanted for his brother.

He died 24 May 1784.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. R. Pares, ‘A London West-India Merchant House, 1740-69’, Essays presented to Sir Lewis Namier, 79.