HARRISON, George (1680-1759), of Balls Park, nr. Hertford.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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23 Jan. 1727 - 1734
1741 - 2 Dec. 1759

Family and Education

b. 10 Feb. 1680, 5th but 2nd surv. s. of Richard Harrison, M.P.; bro. of Edward and Thomas Harrison. educ. Charterhouse 1695-7, Wadham, Oxf. 1697. m. 12 June 1737, Mary, da. of Edward Feilde of Stanstead Abbots, Herts., s.p. suc. bro. 1732.

Offices Held


George Harrison, who succeeded his brother at Hertford in 1727, did not stand in 1734, but was returned for it without a contest from 1741 till his death, voting with the Administration in every recorded division. Though a wealthy man - the 2nd Lord Egmont in his electoral survey c.1749-50 refers to him as one of the ‘money jobbers’ and as a representative of the ‘monied interest’ - he had a secret service pension of £500 p.a.1 He died 2 Dec. 1759.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Namier, Structure, 217, 432, 438.