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Harris, Baron (UK, 1815)


Creation:let. pat. 11 Aug 1815


Family name:Harris




Vert on a Chevron embattled Erminois between three Hedgehogs Or as many Bombs Sable fired proper on a Chief of Augmentation a Representation of the gates and fortress of Seringapatam the drawbridge let down and the Union Flag of Great Britain hoisted above the standard of Tippoo Sahib all proper


On a Mural Crown Or a Royal Tiger passant guardant Vert striped Or spotted of the first pierced in the breast with an Arrow of the last vulned Gules and charged on the forehead with the Persian Character implying "Hyder" and crowned with an Eastern Coronet both of the first


Dexter:  a Grenadier in uniform of 73rd Foot supporting with the exterior hand a Flag Staff thereon hoisted the Union Flag of Great Britain and Ireland flying towards the dexter over the Standard of Tippoo Sahib and below the same the Tricoloured Flag of the French Republic depressed and furled all proper;  Sinister:  a Sepoy of the Madras Establishment of the East India Company supporting with the exterior hand a Flag Staff thereon hoisted the Flag of the said Company flying over that of Tippoo Sahib towards the sinister and below the same the Tricoloured Flag of the French Republic as in the dexter


My Prince and My Country



1.George [Harris], 1st Baron Harris, GCB

son of Rev George Harris, Curate of Brasted, co. Kent, by his wife Sarah Twentyman, dau. of George Twentyman, of Baintree, co. Cumberland

born18 Mar 1746

mar.9 Dec 1779 Anne Carteret Dickson (d. 30 Jul 1833), yst. dau. and cohrss. of Charles Dickson, of Bath, co. Somerset

died19 May 1829

created11 Aug 1815 Baron Harris, of Seringapatam and Mysore in the East Indies and of Belmont in the County of Kent

suc. byson

noteCommander in Chief of the Madras Presidency 1796-1800;  Governor of Dumbarton Castle 1824-29


2.William George [Harris], 2nd Baron Harris, CB KCH

born19 Jan 1782

mar. (1)17 Oct 1809 Eliza Selina Anne Dick (d. 25 Jan 1817), dau. of William Dick MD, of Tullymet House, co. Perth, by his wife Charlotte Maclaren

mar. (2)28 May 1824 Isabella Helena Handcock-Temple (d. 10 Jan 1861), only child of Robert Handcock-Temple, of Waterston, co. Westmeath, by his wife Louisa Tighe, dau. of William Stearne Tighe, of South Hill, co. Westmeath

died30 May 1845

suc. byson by first wife


3.George Francis Robert [Harris], 3rd Baron Harris, GCSI

born14 Aug 1810

mar.16 Apr 1850 Sarah Cummins (d. 6 Mar 1853), dau. of Ven George Cummins, Archdeacon of Trinidad

died23 Nov 1872

suc. byson

noteLieutenant Governor of Trinidad, May 1846;  Governor and Commander in Chief of Trinidad, Nov 1846;  Governor of Madras 1854


4.George Robert Canning [Harris], 4th Baron Harris, GCSI GCIE CB

born3 Feb 1851

mar.8 Jul 1874 Hon Lucy Ada Jervis CI (d. 12 Feb 1930), 2nd dau. of Carnegie Robert John [Jervis], 3rd Viscount St Vincent, by his wife Lucy Charlotte Baskervyle-Glegg, yst. dau. of John Baskervyle-Glegg, of Withington Hall, co. Chester

died24 Mar 1932

suc. byson

noteUnder Secretary for India 1885-86;  Under Secretary for War 1886-89;  Governor of Bombay 1890-95


5.George St Vincent [Harris], 5th Baron Harris, CBE MC

born3 Sep 1889

mar.27 Jul 1918 Dorothy Mary Crookes (d. 1981), 5th dau. of Rev John William Crookes, Vicar of Borden, Sittingbourne, co. Kent

died16 Oct 1984

suc. byson


6.George Robert John [Harris], 6th Baron Harris

born17 Apr 1920

died17 Sep 1995

suc. byfourth cousin


7.Derek Marshall [Harris], 7th Baron Harris

1st son of Maj Thomas Guy Marriott Harris OBE, of the Manor House, Church Street, Shoreham, co. Sussex  (by his wife Beryl Wilson, dau. of Col Frederick Alexander Wilson), 1st son of Lt Col Thomas Harris (by his wife Lilias Annie Cole, 3rd dau. of William Turney Cole), 1st son of Thomas Inglis Parish Harris (by his wife Emily Tacy Burnside, dau. of Robert Burnside), 1st son of Hon Michael Thomas Harris (by his wife Emma Martha Money, dau. of William Money, Consul-General at Venice), 2nd son of George [Harris], 1st Baron Harris

born23 Jul 1916

mar. (1)16 Aug 1938 (div. 1968) Laura Cecilia McCausland, 1st dau. of Maj Edward Thomas William McCausland

mar. (2)1987 Mrs Pauline Elizabeth Skinner (d. Nov 1997), dau. of .... Giles

died30 Jun 1996

suc. byson by first wife


8.Anthony [Harris], 8th Baron Harris

born8 Mar 1942

mar. 1966 Anstice Winter, dau. of Alfred Winter


1.Hon Isabel Harris (b. 1976)

2.Hon Laura Harris (b. 1976)


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Harris is Rear-Admiral Michael Harris, a great-great-great-great-grandson of the 1st Baron Harris and a third cousin twice removed of the present Baron


 Last updated 31 Jan 2004




8th Baron Harris, of Seringapatam and Mysore in the East Indies and of Belmont in the County of Kent

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Aug 1815)



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