Daniel Lascelles (1714–1784)

Daniel Lascelles (1714–1784) was an plantation owner, merchant and politician who sat in the British House of Commons from 1752 to 1780.

Born in Barbados[1] and baptised at St Michael's, 20 May 1714 he resided at Goldsborough Hall near Knaresborough Yorkshire which estate he purchased about 1756.[2]

The second son of Henry Lascelles (1690–1753) and his first wife, Mary Carter[1] he represented the constituency of Northallerton from 3 April 1752, succeeding his father, to 1780 when he stood down in favour of his elder brother Edwin (1713-1795) who later became 1st Baron Harewood.[3]

He was a partner in the firm of Lascelles and Maxwell, sugar factors, of Mark Lane, London; which, following the death of George Maxwell in 1763 became Lascelles Clarke and Daling.[4]

Daniel married Elizabeth Southwick from whom he was divorced in 1751. He had no legitimate children. He died in Pall Mall London 24 May 1784.[5]


  1. James C. Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados families, 1983, Genealogical Publishing
  2. Nikolaus Pevsner, Enid Radcliffe Yorkshire: the West Riding 1968 Penguin
  3. Romney R. Sedgwick, The History of Parliament 1715-1754, The History of Parliament Trust 1964-2011
  4. Simon David Smith Slavery, family, and gentry capitalism in the British Atlantic: the world of the Lascelles 2006, Cambridge University Press
  5. John Jones, The history and antiquities of Harewood: in the county of York, 1859
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Lascelles
Henry Peirse
Member of Parliament for Northallerton
1752 – 1780
With: Henry Peirse to 1754
Edwin Lascelles 1754–61
Edward Lascelles 1761–74
Henry Peirse (younger) from 1774
Succeeded by
Henry Peirse (younger)
Edwin Lascelles

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