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Howe, Earl (UK, 1821)

 

Creation: let. pat. 15 Jul 1821

 

Family name: Curzon

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Or a Fess between three Wolves' Heads couped Sable (Howe);  2nd and 3rd, Argent on a Bend Sable three Popinjays Or collared Gules (Curzon)

Crests:

1st:  Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Plume of five Ostrich Feathers Azure (Howe);  2nd:  A Popinjay wings displayed and inverted Or collared Gules (Curzon)

Supporters:

On either side a Cornish Chough proper chained around the neck Or

Motto:

Let Curzon Holde What Curzon Helde

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Richard William Penn [Curzon later Curzon-Howe], 2nd Viscount Curzon later 1st Earl Howe, GCH PC

3rd but 1st surv. son of Hon Penn Assheton Curzon MP (by his wife Lady Sophia Charlotte Howe, suo jure Baroness Howe, 1st dau. of Richard [Howe], 1st Earl Howe), 1st son and heir ap. of Assheton [Curzon], 1st Viscount Curzon

born

11 Dec 1796

mar. (1)

19 Mar 1820 Lady Harriet Georgiana Brudenell (b. 18 Dec 1799; d. 25 Oct 1836), 2nd dau. of Richard [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan, by his wife Penelope Anne Cooke, 2nd dau. of George John Cooke, of Harefield Park, co. Middlesex

children by first wife

1. Hon George Augustus Frederick Louis Curzon-Howe, later 2nd Earl Howe

2. Hon Richard William Penn Curzon-Howe, later 3rd Earl Howe

3. Capt Hon Frederick Curzon-Howe RN (b. 16 Jul 1823; d. 23 Sep 1881)

4. Hon Henry Dugdale Curzon-Howe later Curzon, of East Dean, Romsey, co. Hampshire (b. 21 Sep 1824 ; d. 22 Mar 1810), mar. 22 Oct 1857 Eleanor Young Swinburne (d. 28 Aug 1887), yst. dau. of Maj Gen John Swinburne, of Keynsham, co. Somerset, and had issue

5. Maj Hon William Henry Curzon-Howe later Curzon (b. 1 Jun 1827; d. 5 Jan 1914), mar. (1) 26 Oct 1870 Beatrice Louisa Margaret Page (dsp. 10 Jul 1873), 2nd dau. of Alexander Page, and (2) 3 Nov 1874 Emily Cowper (d. 21 Dec 1924), 8th dau. of Frederick Cowper DL, of Carleton Hall, Unthank and Skelton, co. Cumberland, by his wife Susan Lydia Nah, 1st dau. of Andrew John Nash, of Hyde House, co. Middlesex, and had issue by his second wife

6. Col Hon Ernest George Curzon-Howe later Curzon (b. 12 Aug 1828; d. 5 Mar 1885), mar. 14 Jan 1856 Augusta Latham Hallifax (b. c. 1835; d. 24 Dec 1917), 3rd dau. of Brig Gen ..... Hallifax, and had issue

7. Gen Hon Sir Leicester Curzon-Howe later Curzon later Smyth KCB KCMG, Military Secretary for Ireland 1865-70, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar 1890-91 (b. 25 Oct 1829; dsp. 27 Jan 1891), mar. 12 Feb 1866 Alicia Maria Eliza Smyth (dsp. 13 Jul 1898), 1st dau and hrss. of Robert Smyth DL, of Drumcree, co. Westmeath

1. Lady Georgiana Charlotte Curzon-Howe (b. 29 Sep 1825;  d. 14 May 1906), mar. 3 Jul 1845 Henry Charles FitzRoy [Somerset], 8th Duke of Beaufort, and had issue

2. Lady Adelaide Ida Curzon-Howe (b. 12 Jul 1835; d. 22 Mar 1903), mar. 18 Jul 1857 Francis William Henry [Fane], 12th Earl of Westmorland, and had issue

3. Lady Emily Mary Curzon-Howe, a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra (d. 9 Dec 1910), mar. 5 Feb 1856 as his second wife Col Sir Robert Nigel FitzHardinge Kingscote GCVO KCB DL, of Kingscote, co. Gloucester, Member of Parliament for West Gloucestershire 1852-85, Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria 1859-66, Commissioner of Woods and Forests 1885-95, Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall 1888, Extra-Equerry to King Edward VII 1901-08, Paymaster of the Household 1901-08 (b. 28 Feb 1830; d. 22 Sep 1908), 1st son of Col Thomas Henry Kingscote, of Kingscote, co. Gloucester, by his first wife Lady Isabella Frances Anne Somerset, 6th dau. of Henry Charles [Somerset], 6th Duke of Beaufort, and had issue

mar. (2)

9 Oct 1845 Anne Gore, a Maid of Honour to Queen Adelaide (b. 8 Mar 1817; d. 23 Jul 1877), 2nd dau. of Admiral Sir John Gore KCB RN, by his wife Georgiana Montagu, dau. of Admiral Sir George Montagu GCB RN

children by second wife

8. Col Montagu Curzon-Howe later Curzon, Member of Parliament for North Leicester 1883-85 (b. 21 Sep 1846; d. 1 Sep 1907), mar. 19 Oct 1886 Esmé FitzRoy (mar. (2) 26 Oct 1909 Rev William Arthur King, Vicar of Woodhouse, co. Leicester; d. 25 May 1939), 4th dau. of Francis Horatio FitzRoy DL, of Frogmore Park, co. Hampshire (by his wife Hon Gertrude Duncombe, 2nd dau. of William [Duncombe], 2nd Baron Feversham), 1st son of Admiral Lord William FitzRoy KCB MP (by his wife Georgiana Raikes, dau. of Thomas Raikes), 2nd son by his second wife of Augustus Henry [FitzRoy], 3rd Duke of Grafton, and had issue

9. Admiral Hon Sir Assheton Gore Curzon-Howe GCVO KCB CMG RN, Commander-in-Chief of Portsmouth (b. 10 Aug 1850; d. 1 Mar 1911), mar. 25 Feb 1892 Alice Anne Cowell (d. 5 Nov 1948), 1st dau. of Maj Gen Rt Hon Sir John Cowell KCB, and had issue

4. Lady Mary Anna Curzon-Howe (b. 23 Jul 1848;  d. 10 May 1929), mar. 7 Jan 1869 James [Hamilton], 2nd Duke of Abercorn, and had issue

died

12 May 1870

created

15 Jul 1821 Earl Howe

suc. by

son by first wife

note

suc. his paternal grandfather 21 Mar 1820 as 2nd Viscount Curzon;  took the additional name of Howe by Royal Licence 1821; a Lord of the Bedchamber (Tory) 1829-30; GCH 1830; Lord Chamberlain to Queen Adelaide as Queen Consort 1830-31 and 1834-37 and as Queen Dowager 1837-49; Privy Councillor 1831; suc. his mother 3 Dec 1835 as 3rd Baron Howe

 

George Augustus Frederick Louis [Curzon-Howe], 2nd Earl Howe

born

16 Jan 1821

mar.

3 Feb 1846 his cousin Harriet Mary Sturt (b. 12 Jan 1824; d. 29 Jan 1877), sister of Henry Gerard [Sturt], 1st Baron Allington, and 2nd dau. of Henry Charles Sturt, of Crichel, co. Dorset, by his wife Lady Charlotte Penelope Brudenell, dau. of Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan

only child

1. Lady Harriet Alice Curzon-Howe (d. 13 Apr 1875), mar. 3 Feb 1871 as his first wife Rev Henry Neville Sherbrooke, Vicar of Clifton 1891-97 (b. 3 Feb 1846; d. 2 Oct 1916), 2nd son of Capt Henry Porter Lowe later Sherbrooke DL, of Oxton Hall, co. Nottingham, by his wife Louisa Anne Fleming Fane, 1st dau. of William Fane HEICS (by his wife Louisa Hay Dashwood, dau. of Thomas Dashwood), 5th son of Hon Henry Fane MP (by his wife Anne Batson, dau. of Edward Buckley Batson, of Avon Tyrrell, co. Hampshire), 2nd son of Thomas [Fane], 8th Earl of Westmorland, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 4 Feb 1876

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for South Leicestershire 1857-70

 

Richard William Penn [Curzon-Howe], 3rd Earl Howe, GCVO CB

born

14 Feb 1822

mar.

8 Feb 1858 Isabella Maria Katherine Anson (d. 29 Mar 1922), 1st dau. of Maj Gen Hon George Anson (by his wife Hon Isabella Elizabeth Annabella Weld-Forester, 3rd dau. of Cecil [Forester later Weld-Forester], 1st Baron Forester), 2nd son of Thomas [Anson], 1st Viscount Anson

children

1. Hon Richard George Penn Curzon-Howe later Curzon, later 4th Earl Howe

2. Hon Frederick Graham Curzon-Howe (b. 5 Mar 1868; d. 4 Nov 1920), mar. 11 Sep 1894 (div. 1903) Minnie Ellis Gertrude Jeffreys (d. 21 Jan 1943), dau. of Capt Dodsworth Jeffreys, and had issue:

1a. Cdr (Chambré) George William Penn Curzon RN (b. 18 Oct 1898; d. 7 May 1976), mar. (1) 24 Feb 1927 Mrs Louise Merrill Rowe (d. 1 Jan 1942, dau. of A Jackson Stone, of Paris, France, and (2) 25 Apr 1950 (div. 1965) Jane Victoria Fergusson (d. 13 May 1997), dau. of Malcolm Mackenzie Fergusson, of Toronto, Canada, and had issue by his second wife:

1b. Frederick Richard Penn Curzon, later 7th Earl Howe

1b. Lady Emma Charlotte Curzon, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1985 (b. 10 Feb 1953)

1a. Evelyn Ellis Isabella Curzon (b. 9 Jul 1897; d. 22 Dec 1987)

1. Lady Evelyn Alice Curzon-Howe (b. 10 Apr 1862; d. 4 Oct 1913), mar. 25 Apr 1896 John Eyre, of Three Gables, Beaconsfield

2. Lady Edith Cecilia Curzon-Howe (d. 20 Sep 1936), mar. 18 Apr 1896 Harry Walter Franklin (d. 14 Mar 1915), son of James Franklin, and had issue

died

25 Sep 1900

suc. by

son

note

joined the Army 1838, Maj General 1869, Lieut General 1877 and General 1880, serving in the Kaffir War 1852-53 and was present at the Siege of Delhi 1858; CB 1858; Col, 94th Regiment of Foot 1879, 17th Regiment of Foot 1879-90 and 2nd Life Guards 1890-1900; Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire 1888-1900; GCVO 1897

 

Richard George Penn [Curzon-Howe later Curzon], 4th Earl Howe, GCVO

born

28 Apr 1861

mar. (1)

4 Jun 1883 Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Spencer-Churchill (b. 14 Mar 1860; d. 9 Feb 1906), 5th dau. of John [Spencer-Churchill], 7th Duke of Marlborough, by his wife Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane-Stewart, 1st dau. of Charles William [Vane-Stewart], 3rd Marquess of Londonderry

only child by first wife

1. Hon Francis Richard Henry Penn Curzon, later 5th Earl Howe

mar. (2)

11 Dec 1919 Florence Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (widow of Terence John Temple [Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood], 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava;  d. 14 Apr 1925), dau. of John H Davis, of Washington Square, New York, New York, USA

mar. (3)

4 Aug 1927 his first cousin once removed Lorna Katherine Dick (widow of Capt Quintin Dick DL, only surv. son of Rev Quintin Dick Hume;  d. 24 Feb 1961), 2nd dau. of Maj Ernest Charles Penn Curzon, of Watermouth Castle, Ilfracombe, co. Devon (by his wife Edith Basset CBE, only dau. of Charles Henry Basset, of Pilton House, Barnstaple, co. Devon), 1st son of Col Hon Ernest George Curzon-Howe later Curzon (by his wife Augusta Latham Hallifax, 3rd dau. of Brig Gen ..... Hallifax), 6th son by his first wife of Richard William Penn [Curzon later Curzon-Howe], 1st Earl Howe

died

10 Jan 1929

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Wycombe 1885-1900; Treasurer of the Household 1896-1900; a Lord-in-Waiting 1900-01 and 1901-03; GCVO 1903; Lord Chamberlain to Queen Alexandra as Queen Consort 1903-10 and Queen Dowager 1910-25; Royal Victorian Chain 1925

 

Francis Richard Henry Penn [Curzon], 5th Earl Howe, CBE PC

born

1 May 1884

mar. (1)

28 Oct 1907 (div. 1937) his cousin Mary Curzon (b. 30 Oct 1887; d. 1 Sep 1962), only dau. of Col Hon Montagu Curzon (by his wife Esmé FitzRoy, yst. dau. of Francis Horatio FitzRoy), 1st son by his second wife of Richard William Penn [Curzon], 1st Earl Howe

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward Richard Assheton Penn Curzon, later 6th Earl Howe

1. Lady Georgiana Mary Curzon (b. 7 Jan 1910; d. 11 Jan 1976), mar. (1) 27 Nov 1935 (div. 1943) Lieut Home Ronald Archibald Kidston RN, 2nd son of Capt Archibald Glen Kidston, and (2) 1 Nov 1957 as his second wife Lt Col (Lewis) Stanton Starkey (b. 22 Jul 1906; d. 5 Sep 1975), 1st son of Lt Col Lewis Edward Starkey by his wife and cousin Mary Kathleen Starkey, dau. of Thomas Stanton Starkey, of Huttons Ambo Hall, co. York, and had issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

8 Feb 1937 (div. 1943) Joyce Mary McLean Jack, dau. of Charles McLean Jack, of Johannesburg, South Africa

only child by second wife

2. Lady Frances Esmé Curzon (b. 8 Jun 1939), mar. (1) 4 Apr 1962 Derek Alan Whiting, and (2) 26 Mar 1976 Harold Denman, of East Heath Barn, Stream Lane, Hawkhurst, co. Kent (b. 26 Jan 1922), younger brother of Charles Spencer [Denman], 5th Baron Denman, and 2nd son of Sir Richard Douglas Denman, 1st Bt. MP, by his second wife Mary Radley Spencer, dau. of James Spencer, of Murrah Hall, Greystoke, co. Cumberland, and has issue by both husbands

mar. (3)

8 Feb 1944 Sybil Boyter Shafto (former wife of Maj Ernest Duncombe Shafto;  mar. (3) 1972 Graham Goodson;  d. 1999), dau. of Capt Francis Johnson, of Edinburgh

only child by third wife

3. Lady Sarah-Margueritte Curzon (b. 25 Jan 1945). mar. (1) 29 Mar 1966 Piers Raymond Courage (b. 27 May 1942; dvp. 21 Jun 1970), 1st son of Richard Hubert Courage, of Fitzwalters, Shenfield, co. Essex, by his wife Jean Elizabeth Agnes Watson, only dau. of Sir Charles Cunningham Watson KCIE CSI, of Mount Hall, Great Horkesley, co. Essex, and (2) John Victor Aspinall, gaming-house and zoo proprietor (d. 2000), and has issue by both husbands

died

26 Jul 1964

suc. by

son by first wife

note

served in World War I as Cmdr RNVR; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for South Battersea 1918-29; Junior Lord of the Treasury 1924-29; ADC (RNVR) to King George V 1925-28; Privy Councillor 1929

 

Edward Richard Assheton Penn [Curzon], 6th Earl Howe, CBE

born

7 Aug 1908

mar. (1)

23 Jul 1935 (div. 1943) Priscilla Crystal Frances Blundell Weigall, only child of Lt Col Sir William Ernest George Archibald Weigall, 1st Bt., KCMG

children by first wife

1. Lady (Priscilla) Mary Rose Curzon (b. 12 Feb 1940), mar. 21 Jul 1962 Charles William Lyle Keen, of The Old Rectory, Duntisbourne Rous, co. Gloucester, 2nd son of Harold Hugh Keen, of The Old Manor, Broadwell, co. Gloucester, and has issue

2. Lady Jennifer Jane Curzon (b. 12 May 1941), mar. 6 Sep 1962 Alan Joseph Ponté, 1st son of Capt Leo Ponté, and has issue

mar. (2)

30 Apr 1946 Grace Lilian Barker OStJ (former wife of Capt A N Barker, of Durban, South Africa;  d. 1985), 1st dau. of Stephen Frederick Wakeling, of Durban, South Africa

children by second wife

3. Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon (b. 21 Feb 1947), mar. (1) 18 Dec 1971 (div. 1976) as his first wife (Kevin) Esmond Peter Cooper-Key (b. 16 Jul 1943; d. 1985), 2nd son of Maj Sir (Edmund Mc)Neill Cooper-Key MP by his wife Hon Lorna Peggy Vyvyan Harmsworth, 1st dau. of by his first wife of Esmond Cecil [Harmsworth], 2nd Viscount Rothermere, (2) 27 May 1977 (div. 1987) as his first wife John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, of Shroner Wood, Martyr Worthy, co. Hampshire (b. 14 Jul 1947), 3rd son of Sir Richard Hamilton Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, 3rd Bt. CBE DL, by his wife Nancy Moireach Malcolmson, only dau. of Vernon Austen Malcolmson, of Aston Bury, Stevenage, co. Hertford, (3) 1988 (div. 1994) Jeffrey Bonas, son of Harry Bonas, of Grangewood Hall, Netherseale, Burton-on-Trent, and (4) 17 Dec 1996 (div.) Christopher Shaw, and has issue by his first three husbands

4. Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Anne Curzon (b. 5 Jul 1948), mar. 1988 Capt (John) Barry Dinan, of Chalkpit House, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, co. Buckingham, and has issue

died

s.p.m. 29 May 1984

suc. by

second cousin

note

Member for Battersea, London County Council 1937-46; served in World War II as Lt Cdr RNVR in HMS Cairo and HMS Howe; CBE 1961; CStJ

 

Frederick Richard Penn [Curzon], 7th Earl Howe

born

29 Jan 1951

mar.

26 Mar 1983 Elizabeth Helen Stuart DL (b. 12 Nov 1955), 1st dau. of Capt Burleigh Edward St Lawrence Stuart, of Chilton House, Chilton, co. Buckingham (by his wife Joan Elizabeth Platts, only dau. of Col Matthew George Platts CIE OBE MC, of The Down Wood, Blandford, co. Dorset), 2nd son of Brig-Gen Burleigh Francis Brownlow Stuart CB CMG (by his wife Evelyn Margaret Clarke, only dau. of Lt Col Sir Edward Henry St Lawrence Clarke, 4th Bt. CMG DSO, of Crosses Green and Rossmore, co. Cork), 2nd son of Maj Burleigh William Henry Fitzgibbon Stuart, of Dergmony, Omagh, co. Tyrone (by his wife Susan Mary Briscoe, only child of Henry Briscoe), 3rd son of Hon Andrew Godfrey Stewart (by his wife Sophia Isabella Conyngham, dau. of George Lennox Conyngham, of Spring Hill), 2nd son of Andrew Thomas [Stewart later Stewart-Moore], 1st Earl Castle Stewart

children

1. Hon Thomas Edward Penn Curzon, styled Viscount Curzon (b. 22 Oct 1994)

1. Lady Anna Elizabeth Curzon (b. 19 Jan 1987)

2. Lady Flora Grace Curzon (b. 12 Jun 1989)

3. Lady Lucinda Rose Curzon (b. 12 Oct 1991)

note

a Lord-in-Waiting 1991-92; Government Spokesman in the House of Lords on Employment and Transport 1991 and on the Environment and Defence 1992; Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food 1992-95 and Ministry of Defence 1995-97; elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

 Last updated 6 Sep 2005

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Titles:

7th Earl Howe

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Jul 1821)

8th Viscount Curzon, of Penn in the County of Buckingham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Feb 1802)

9th Baron Howe, of Langar in the County of Nottingham

(Great Britain, let. pat. 19 Aug 1788)

8th Baron Curzon, of Penn in the County of Buckingham

(Great Britain, let. pat. 13 Aug 1794)

 

Address:

Penn House, Penn Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0PS

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