William George Granville Vernon-Harcourt 13
- Born: 14 October 1827 22,1273
- Died: 1 October 1904, Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire aged 76 13
From The Times, 25 November 1885
Harcourt, Sir W.V.(Derby) - Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt (Liberal) is the son of the late Rev. W. Harcourt, of Nuneham Park, Oxford, by Matilda Mary, daughter of the late Colonel W. Gooch. He was born in 1827, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and took first-class honours in the Classical Tripos and was a Senior Optima in 1851. Having been called to the Bar in 1854, he was created Q.C. in 1866, and was Solicitor-General from November, 1873, to February, 1874. In 1869 he was appointed Whewell Professor of International Law in the University of Cambridge, and was Home Secretary during Mr. Gladstone's second Administration. Sir W. Harcourt married, in 1859, Thérèse, daughter of the late Mr. T.H. Lister; and , secondly, in 1876, Mrs. Ives, daughter of the late Mr. J.L. Motley, United States Minister in London. He is the author of the well-known letters of "Historians" on International Law. He represented the City of Oxford from 1869 till 1880, and, having unsuccessfully contested that constituency in the latter year, was immediately afterwards returned for Derby on the resignation of Mr. S. Plimsoll.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Resided: 13 December 1876, 14 Stratford Place, Oxford Street, London. 1274
2. Resided: 1 October 1904, Malwood, Hampshire. 13
3. Resided: 1 October 1904, Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire. 13
4. He had an estate probated on 4 November 1904 in London. 13
William married Thérèse Lister, daughter of T. H. Lister and Unknown.
William next married Miss Motley, daughter of J. L. Motley and Unknown.