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Lord Harris

Lord Harris

A carte-de-visite portrait of Lord Harris (1810-1872).

Born George Francis Robert Harris on 14 August 1810, on 30 May 1845 he succeeded his father as 3rd Baron of Seringapatam and Mysore in the East Indies and of Belmont in Kent.

On 16 April 1850 he married Sarah, second daughter of the Ven. George Cummins, Archdeacon of Trinidad, and by her had issue one son and one daughter. (She died 6 March 1853).

From 1846 to 1854 Lord Harris was Governor of Trinidad, and from 1854 to 1859, Governor of Madras. In 1859 his term as governor expired and he returned to England, where he was made GCSI [Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India]. In 1860 he was appointed lord-in-waiting to the Queen and in 1863 (as the result of a request to the late Prince Albert) chamberlain to the Princess of Wales. He died at the family seat, Belmont, on 23 November 1872 and was succeeded by his only son.

[Sources: Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage (1858) and the Dictionary of National Biography.]

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London in 1860.


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