|Henry Richard Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland, of Holland, and
3rd Baron Holland, of Foxley PC (21 November 1773 – 22 October 1840)
Henry Richard Vassall-Fox, was an English politician and a major figure in Whig politics in the early 19th century. He was born at Winterslow House, Wiltshire, the son of Stephen Fox, 2nd Baron Holland and Lady Mary, daughter of John FitzPatrick, 1st Earl of Upper Ossory and Lady Evelyn.
He served as Lord Privy Seal between 1806 and 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents headed by Lord Grenville and as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster between 1830 and 1834 and again between 1835 and his death in 1840 in the Whig administrations of Lord Grey and Lord Melbourne.
He became acquainted with Lafayette and Talleyrand in 1791 while visiting Paris. He was appointed to negotiate a treaty with American envoys James Monroe and William Pinkney.
Holland led the opposition to the Regency bill in 1811, and he attacked the orders in council and other strong measures of the government taken to counteract Napoleon’s Berlin decrees. He denounced the treaty of 1813 with Sweden which bound Britain to consent to the forcible union of Norway, and he resisted the bill of 1816 for confining Napoleon in Saint Helena.
While traveling he met Lady Webster, wife of Sir Godfrey Webster in Florence and she ran away with him. They were married after her divorce from Sir Godfrey.
Henry Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland – Wikipedia
Henry Richard Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron Holland – Encyclopedia Britannica
Holland, Henry Richard Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron – Encyclopedia.com
Henry Richard Vassall Fox – NNDB