William Lascelles

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The Right Honourable
William Lascelles
William Lascelles by William Overend Geller, after William Keighley Briggs
Comptroller of the Household
In office
23 July 1847 – 2 July 1851
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Lord John Russell
Preceded by Lord Marcus Hill
Succeeded by Earl of Mulgrave
Personal details
Born 29 October 1798
Died 2 July 1851
Nationality British
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Lady Caroline Howard
(d. 1881)

William Saunders Sebright Lascelles PC (29 October 1798 – 2 July 1851) was a British Whig politician. He served as Comptroller of the Household from 1847 to 1851.


Lascelles was the third son of Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood, by his wife Henrietta Sebright, daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir John Sebright, 6th Baronet. Edward Lascelles (1796–1839, Viscount Lascelles 1820–1839), Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood, and the Honourable Edwin Lascelles were his brothers.[1]

Political career

Lascelles was returned to Parliament for East Looe in 1826, a seat he held until 1830.[2] He was subsequently MP for Northallerton from 1831 to 1832,[3] for Wakefield from 1837 to 1841 and from 1842 to 1847[4] and for Knaresborough from 1847 to 1851.[5] In 1847 he was sworn of the Privy Council[6] and appointed Comptroller of the Household under Lord John Russell,[7] a post he held until his death in 1851.[8]


Lascelles played first-class cricket in 1818. He is recorded in one match for E. H. Budd's XI, totalling 1 run with a highest score of 1.[9]


Lascelles married Lady Caroline Georgiana Howard (d. 1881), daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, on 14 May 1823. They had nine children:

Lascelles died in July 1851, aged 52. Lady Caroline Lascelles died in November 1881.[1]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Potter Macqueen
Lord Perceval
Member of Parliament for East Looe
With: James Drummond Buller-Elphinstone 1826–1829
Henry Thomas Hope 1829–1830
Succeeded by
Henry Thomas Hope
Thomas Arthur Kemmis
Preceded by
Viscount Lascelles
Sir John Beresford, Bt
Member of Parliament for Northallerton
With: Sir John Poo Beresford, Bt
Succeeded by
John George Boss
Preceded by
Daniel Gaskell
Member of Parliament for Wakefield
Succeeded by
Joseph Holdsworth
Preceded by
Joseph Holdsworth
Member of Parliament for Wakefield
Succeeded by
George Sandars
Preceded by
Andrew Lawson
William Ferrand
Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
With: Joshua Westhead
Succeeded by
Joshua Westhead
Thomas Collins
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Marcus Hill
Comptroller of the Household
Succeeded by
The Earl of Mulgrave