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Harcourt, Sir Henry

An Oxford friend of George Bertram, who became a successful barrister, an MP from Battersea Hamlets and Solicitor General. After George broke with Caroline Waddington, Sir Henry married her, thinking that she was her grandfather’s heir. He set up an elaborate establishment in London and ran into debt on his expectations. Although almost forcing George to renew his acquaintance with his wife, he became jealous, and Caroline left him. When the government fell and he was out of office, disappointed in his career and crippled by debt, he killed himself.