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Howe, Viscount (I, 1701 - 1814)


Creation: let.pat. 16 May 1701


Extinct: 12 Jul 1814


Family name: Howe




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 Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Plume of five Ostrich Feathers Azure


 On either side a Cornish Chough beaked and membered Gules


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Scrope [Howe], 1st Viscount Howe

1st son and heir of John Grubham Howe MP, of Langar, co. Nottingham, by his wife Lady Arabella Scrope, 3rd legitimated dau. of Emmanuel [Scrope], 1st Earl of Sunderland


Nov 1648

mar. (1)

Apr 1672 Lady Anne Manners (b. c. 1656), 6th dau. of John [Manners], 8th Earl of Rutland, by his wife Hon Frances Montagu, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Edward [Montagu], 1st Baron Montagu

mar. (2)

15 Jul 1698 Hon Juliana Alington (bapt. 30 Oct 1665; d. 10 Sep 1747; bur. at Langar, co. Nottingham), only dau. of William [Alington], 3rd and 1st Baron Alington, by his second wife Hon Juliana Noel, 2nd dau. by his third wife of Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden

children by second wife

1. Hon Emmanuel Scrope Howe, later 2nd Viscount Howe

1. Hon Mary Howe, Maid-of-Honour and later Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Caroline (dsp. 12 Sep 1749), mar. (1) 14 Jun 1725 as his third wife Thomas [Herbert], 8th Earl of Pembroke, and (2) 9 Oct 1735 as his first wife Lt Col Hon John Mordaunt MP, brother of Charles [Mordaunt], 4th Earl of Peterborough, and 2nd son of Hon John Mordaunt, styled Lord Mordaunt (by his wife Lady Frances Paulet, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Charles [Paulet], 2nd Duke of Bolton), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Charles [Mordaunt], 3rd Earl of Peterborough

2. Hon Judith Howe (dsp. 1780), mar. 29 May 1725 Thomas Page, of Battlesden, co. Bedford, 2nd son of Sir Gregory Page, 1st Bt.

3. Hon Anne Howe, mar. 8 May 1728 Charles Mordaunt


26 Jan 1712/3


16 May 1701 Baron Glenawly, of Glenawly in the County of Fermanagh, and Viscount Howe

suc. by

son by second wife


Member of Parliament (Whig) for Nottinghamshire 1673-81, 1689-98 and 1710-13; Groom of the Bedchamber to King William III; Comptroller of the Excise 1693-1710


Emmanuel Scrope [Howe], 2nd Viscount Howe




8 Apr 1719 Lady Mary Sophia Charlotte von Kielmansegge, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales (b. 30 Oct 1695; d. 13 Jun 1782), dau. of Baron John Adolph von Kielmansegge by his wife Countess Charlotte Sophia von Platen, suo jure Countess of Darlington, dau. of Count Franz Ernst von Platen


1. Hon George Augustus Howe, later 3rd Viscount Howe

2. Hon Richard Howe, later 4th Viscount Howe later 1st Earl Howe

3. Hon William Howe, later 5th Viscount Howe


29 Mar 1735

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Nottinghamshire 1722-32; suc. his cousin 3 Jul 1730 as 4th Baronet of Compton; Governor of Barbados 1732-35


George Augustus [Howe], 3rd Viscount Howe


c. 1724


6 Jul 1758

suc. by



ADC to the Duke of Cumberland in Flanders 1746/7; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Nottinghamshire 1748-58; Capt and Lt Col 1st Foot Regiment 1749, Col commanding 3rd Battalion 60th Foot Regiment 1757 and 55th Foot Regiment 1757-58, and Brig General 1757; in command in America under Abercrombie and killed at Trout Brook, near Fort Ticonderoga


Richard [Howe], 4th Viscount Howe later 1st Earl Howe, KG PC


20 Apr 1782 Viscount Howe, of Langar in the County of Nottingham (Peerage of Great Britain)

19 Aug 1788 Baron Howe, of Langar in the County of Nottingham, and Earl Howe (Peerage of Great Britain), with a special remainder in respect of the Barony of Howe, failing heirs male of his body, to his daughters in seniority of birth and the heirs male of their bodies respectively


The Viscountcy of Howe was held by Earl Howe from 19 Aug 1788 until his death on 5 Aug 1799. On his death the Viscountcy and Earldom of Howe created respectively in 1782 and 1788 became extinct, the Barony of Howe also created in 1788 passed to his eldest daughter, and the Irish Viscountcy of Howe and Barony of Glenawly passed to his younger brother,


William [Howe], 5th Viscount Howe, KB PC


10 Aug 1729


2 Jun 1765 Frances Conolly (dsp. 31 Aug 1817), 4th dau. of Rt Hon William Conolly MP, of Castletown, co. Kildare, by his wife Lady Anne Wentworth, sister and cohrss. of William [Wentworth], 2nd Earl of Strafford, and 1st dau. of Thomas [Wentworth], 1st Earl of Strafford


s.p. 12 Jul 1814


entered the Army 1746, Cornet 1746, Lieutenant 1747, Capt 1750, Major 1756, Member of Parliament (Whig) for Nottinghamshire 1758-80, Col 1782, Col of the 46th Foot Regiment 1764-75, Maj Gen 1772, Col of the 23rd Foot Regiment 1775-86, in command at the Battle of Bunker's Hill, Joint Commissioner to America 1776, Knight of the Bath 1776, Commander-in-Chief of British Forces in America 1776-78, Lieut Gen 1777, Privy Councillor 1782, Lieut General of the Ordnance 1782-1804, Col of the 19th Light Dragoons Regiment 1786-1814, General 1793, Governor of Berwick 1795-1808 and of Plymouth 1808-14


On the death of the 5th Viscount Howe all his titles became extinct.




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