Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt (1714-1777), Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1775; Date from imprint.
In 1735 Simon Harcourt was appointed a lord of the bedchamber to George II. In 1745 he was created Viscount Harcourt of Nuneham-Courtney and Earl Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt in 1749. Two years later he was appointed governor to the Prince of Wales and was also admitted a member of the privy council. Harcourt held a number of other posts during his career, including: ambassador at Paris (1768-1772), and viceroy of Ireland (1772-1777). He recommended tax impositions on absentee landlords and created numerous peers.
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