LASCELLES, Daniel (1655-1734), of Stank Hall, Kirby Sigston, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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3 Feb. - 2 July 1702

Family and Education

b. 6 Nov. 1655, o. surv. s. of Francis Lascelles† of Stank Hall by Frances, da. of Sir William St. Quintin, 1st Bt., of Harpham, Yorks.  m. (1) 22 Aug. 1672, Margaret (d. 1690), da. of William Metcalfe of Northallerton, Yorks. 5s. (4 d.v.p.) 4da. (3 d.v.p.); (2) bef. 1702, Mary, da. of Edward Lascelles of London, 2s. (1 d.v.p.).  suc. fa. 1667.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Yorks. 1719–20.


The son of a Parliamentarian and a Dissenter, Lascelles did not appear to have a great interest in parliamentary politics. However, prior to the second 1701 election he supported Viscount Irwin (Arthur Ingram*) in his campaign for the county election. On 11 Sept. Lascelles wrote to Irwin, stating that

I am hearty glad your lordship will stand for knight of this county. I will lay out my endeavours to serve your lordship in this or any other thing that lies in my power. I hope there will be no difficulty at all in the matter for we all think hereabouts that Sir John Kaye [2nd Bt.*] is much to blame if he offer to stand considering how matters have gone this late session of Parliament.

Lascelles himself was returned for Northallerton at a by-election in 1702, presumably as a Whig. He was an inactive Member, and did not stand for Parliament again. He died on 5 Sept. 1734. His son Henry and two of his grandsons represented Northallerton in the Georgian period.2

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Authors: Eveline Cruickshanks / Ivar McGrath


  • 1. T. D. Whitaker, Loidis and Elmete, 168–9; C. J. D. Ingledew, Northallerton, 313–15.
  • 2. Bean, Six Northern Counties, 958–9; W. Yorks. Archs. (Leeds), Temple Newsam mss TN/C9/100, 109, Lascelles to Ld. Irwin, 11, 25 Sept. 1701; Whitaker, 168–9.