Gerald William Lascelles

The Honourable Gerald William Lascelles CB (born 26 October 1849, died 11 February 1928) was an author and Deputy Surveyor of the New Forest from 1880 to 1914, and writer of an important book on the area, Thirty Five Years in the New Forest.[1] He was the third son of Henry Lascelles, 4th Earl of Harewood and Lady Elizabeth Joanna de Burgh, and graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts. Lascelles was invested as a Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1914.[2] Alongside arguably his most famous work on the New Forest, he authored Sport in the New Forest and Forestry and the New Forest in the Hampshire volumes of the Victoria County History, The Art of Falconry, and numerous other (mainly sporting) publications.[3]

On 9 February 1875 he married Constance Augusta Mary FitzClarence Phillipson, the daughter of John Burton Phillipson, and had four children with her.


  1. Pasmore, Anthony. MEMOIRS OF A VICTORIAN DEPUTY SURVEYOR New Forest Notes. Lymington Times (1998)
  2. The Peerage. Entry: Hon. Gerald William Lascelles
  3. The New Forest Centre. Lascelles' Thirty Five Years in the New Forest, March 2010
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