Edward Lord Suffield

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Edward Lord Suffield
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A handsome full length portrait of Edward Harbord, in his robes, standing by the side of a table on which lay a number of books and papers. He was born 10th November 1781, he entered Parliament in 1806. In 1821 he succeeded, on his brothers death, as Third Baron Suffield, and in the House of Lords supported Liberal measures with much earnestness. He framed a bill the better discipline of prisons, secured a relaxation of the Game Laws, and the abolition of Spring Guns. From 1822 onwards he almost single handedly advocated in the House of Lords for the total abolition of the slave trade. He lived much on his estates in Norfolk where he was considered a good landlord. He died from the effects of a fall from his horse on Constitution Hill while in London in 1835.