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Harley, Edward, ? 1699-1755 (3rd Earl of Oxford, Earl of Mortimer and Baron Harley of Wigmore)



  • Existence: ? 1699 - 1755


Edward Harley (c. 1699-1755), 3rd Earl of Oxford and Earl of Mortimer, and Baron Harley of Wigmore, was the son of Edward Harley, of Eywood, in Titley, Herefordshire, and Sarah, third daughter of Thomas Foley, of Whitley, Herefordshire. He was educated at Westminster, and Christ Church, Oxford (M.A.; D.C.L., 1737), and succeeded to the peerage on 16 June 1741. He was Tory M.P. for Herefordshire, 1721-1741; High Steward of Hereford, 1746; and Harleian Trustee of the British Museum, from 1753 until his death. Harley died at Bath on 11 April 1755, and was buried at Brampton.

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Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford : Diary of Proceedings in Parliament

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6851
Scope and Contents

284 folios. The diary comprises two volumes which have been bound into one. The versos are mainly blank. Inside the front cover: '21888 Ph B44.563' (in pencil). There is an index to vol. 1 at fos 139v-142. Fo. i v (vol. 2) has notes in the text hand. Fo. 1: 'from Puttick sale 1849'. Fos i in both volumes have the label '268/2' (19th century).

Dates: 16 Apr. 1734-17 Jan. 1751
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