Authorised form of nameHarcourt; Sir; William George Granville Venables Vernon (1827 - 1904)
ForenamesWilliam George Granville Venables Vernon
Dates1827 - 1904
Dates and placesBirth:
The Old Residence, York, Yorkshire, England (14 October 1827)
Nuneham, Oxfordshire (30 September 1904)
The old church within the grounds of the family estates at Nuneham, Oxfordshire
Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1851), MA (1869). Inner Temple (admitted 1851)
President of the Union, Cambridge (1849); called to the Bar (1854); QC (1866); Whewell Professor of International Law, Cambridge University (1869-1887); Solicitor General (1873); Home Secretary (1880-1885); Chancellor of the Exchequer (1886 and 1892-1895); MP for Oxford (1868-1880); MP for Derby (1880-1895); Leader of the House of Commons (1894); MP for Monmouthshire, West division (1895-1904); Leader, Liberal Party (resigned 1898); Honorary Fellow, Cambridge University (1902)
Kt 1873
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsYounger son of Rev William Vernon Harcourt (FRS 1824) and his wife Matilda Mary, daughter of Colonel William Gooch.
Married: 1) (1859) Maria Teresa, daughter of Thomas Henry Lister (she died 1863); 2) (1876) Elizabeth Cabot, daughter of John Lothrop Motley, American minister, and widow of Thomas Poynton Ives of Rhode Island, USA.
Succeeded to the family estates of Nuneham-Courtenay (1904)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Vanity Fair 04 June 1870, 30 November 1893 (group), 01 December 1898, 11 May 1899
Royal Society codeNA1691
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1881/23Harcourt, Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/3/916List of corrections in the addresses of Royal Society Fellows8 November 1889
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