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Wicklow, Earl of (I, 1793 - 1978)

 

Creation: let.pat. 5 Dec 1793

 

Extinct: 8 Feb 1978

 

Family name: Howard later Forward later Howard

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules a Bend between six Cross Crosslets fitchée Argent (Howard);  2nd and 3rd, Argent a Lion Rampant Gules (Forward)

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Lion statant guardant Or ducally gorged Gules holding in his mouth an Arrow proper

Supporters:

On either side a Stag proper ducally gorged and charged on the shoulder with a Cross Crosslet fitchée Argent

Mottoes:

 Inservi Deo et Laetare;  Certium Pete Finem

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Alice [Forward later Howard], suo jure Countess of Wicklow

dau. and hrss. of William Forward, of Castle Forward, co. Donegal, by his wife Isabella Stewart

born

mar.

11 Aug 1755 Ralph [Howard], 1st Viscount Wicklow

children

1. Hon Robert Howard, later 2nd Earl of Wicklow

2. Hon William Howard later Forward later Howard, later 3rd Earl of Wicklow

3. Hon John Howard (dvp. 1778)

4. Hon Hugh Howard MP (b. 1761; d. 3 Nov 1840), mar. 20 Dec 1792 Catharine Bligh, 2nd dau. of Very Rev Robert Bligh, Dean of Elphin, and had issue:

1a. Sir Ralph Howard, 1st Bt MP, of Bushy Park, co. Wicklow (b. 1801; dsp. 15 Aug 1873), mar. Jul 1837 Charlotte Anne Fraser (widow of Lt Col Sir James John Fraser, 3rd Bt.; d. 7 May 1867), only child of Daniel Craufurd

2a. Robert Howard (d. 1833)

1a. Frances Howard (d. 11 Aug 1814), mar. 1 Oct 1810 William Parnell Hayes, of Avondale, co. Wicklow (d. 1821), and had issue

2a. Isabella Howard (d. 22 Jan 1836), mar. 5 Apr 1818 Granville Leveson [Proby], 3rd Earl of Carysfort, and had issue

3a. Theodosia Howard (dsp. 31 Dec 1836), mar. Aug 1822 as his second wife Richard [Wingfield], 5th Viscount Powerscourt

5. Ralph Howard (dvp. 1773)

6. Rev Boleyne Howard

7. Hon Henry Howard (dvm. in battle in Flanders 1793)

1. Lady Stuarta Howard (d. 1823)

2. Hon Isabella Howard (dvp. 1784)

3. Lady Katherine Howard (d. Feb 1842)

4. Lady Mary Howard (dvm. Feb 1798), mar. 1797 Rev Thomas Hore, 2nd son of Walter Hore, of Harperstown, co. Wexford

died

7 Mar 1807

created

5 Dec 1793 Countess of Wicklow, with remainder to the heirs male of her body

suc. by

son

note

 

Robert [Howard], 2nd Viscount Wicklow later 2nd Earl of Wicklow

born

7 Aug 1757

died

23 Oct 1815

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for St Johnstown 1776-89; suc. his father as 2nd Viscount Wicklow 26 Jun 1789; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1800-15

 

William [Howard later Forward later Howard], 3rd Earl of Wicklow, PC

born

Jan 1761

mar.

31 Mar 1787 Eleanor Caulfeild (d. 2 Apr 1807), only dau. of Hon Francis Caulfeild MP (by his wife Hon Mary Eyre, only dau. and hrss. of John [Eyre], 1st Baron Eyre), 2nd son of James [Caulfeild], 3rd Viscount Charlemont

children

1. Hon William Howard later Forward later Howard, later 4th Earl of Wicklow

2. Rev Hon Francis Howard, Vicar of Swords, co. Dublin (b. 12 Jan 1797; d. 16 Feb 1857), mar. (1) 19 Jun 1824 Frances Beresford (d. 17 Nov 1833), dau. of Rt Rev George Beresford, Bishop of Kilmore, and had issue:

1a. William George Howard (b. 25 Apr 1825; dsp. 12 Oct 1864), mar. 24 Feb 1863 Ellen Richardson

2a. Robert Boleyn Howard (b. 1829; dvp. 1856)

3a. Frederick Howard (b. 1831; dvp. at sea crossing from Hamburg to England 1848)

1a. Katherine Charlotte Howard (dvp. 1852)

Rev Hon Francis Howard mar. (2) 21 Jun 1836 Sarah Hamilton (d. 15 Mar 1892), dau. of Charles Hamilton, of Hamwood, co. Meath, and had further issue:

4a. Charles Francis Arnold Howard, later 5th Earl of Wicklow

5a. Hon Cecil Ralph Howard, later 6th Earl of Wicklow

2a. Lady Caroline Louisa Howard (d. May 1923)

3a. Lady Louisa Frances Howard (d. 22 Mar 1918)

4a. Lady Alice Mary Howard (d. 4 Dec 1922)

5a. Emily Sarah Howard (b. 1848; dvp. Feb 1853)

3. Lieut Hon Robert Howard (d. 1828)

1. Lady Isabella Mary Howard (d. 10 Sep 1840), mar. Aug 1815 William Meade Smythe, of Barbavilla, co. Westmeath, and Deer Park, co. Devon (d. 9 Jul 1866)

2. Lady Eleanor Howard (d. 24 Feb 1885), mar. (1) Dec 1816 Thomas James Featherstonhaugh, of Bracklyn Castle, co. Westmeath (d. 14 Dec 1853), and (2) 15 Apr 1856 Lt Col William Frederick Johnstone

3. Lady Mary Howard (d. 21 Sep 1873), mar. 9 Jul 1822 Rev James William Arnold DD, of Ashby St Ledger's, co. Northampton (d. 25 Jun 1865)

4. Lady Alicia Howard (d. 8 May 1836), mar. 11 May 1830 William Bissett, of Lessendrum, co. Aberdeen (d. 8 Jan 1858)

died

27 Sep 1818

suc. by

son

note

took the name Forward by Royal Licence 1780 on succeeding to the estates of his mother's family but reverted to Howard on succeeding to the Earldom; Member of Parliament for St Johnstown 1783-1800; Privy Councillor [I] 1793; Treasurer of the Irish Post Office 1800-08

 

William [Howard later Forward later Howard], 4th Earl of Wicklow, KP

born

13 Feb 1788

mar.

16 Feb 1816 Lady Cecil Frances Hamilton (b. 19 Jul 1795; d. 7 Jul 1860; bur. at Stanmore, co. Middlesex), only dau. of John James [Hamilton], 1st Marquess of Abercorn, by his second wife and cousin Cecil Hamilton, 8th dau. and cohrss. of Rev Hon George Hamilton, Canon of Windsor (by his wife Elizabeth Onslow, only day. of Lt Gen Richard Onslow, Governor of Plymouth), 3rd son of James [Hamilton], 7th Earl of Abercorn

children

1. Lady Eleanor Cecil Howard (b. 26 Apr 1817; dsp. 15 Jun 1852), mar. 23 Nov 1840 as his first wife Charles Edmund [Law later Towry-Law], 3rd Baron Ellenborough

2. Lady Harriet Howard (dvp. 16 Dec 1846)

3. Lady Frances Howard (d. 20 Aug 1897), mar. 29 Jul 1845 Hon Colin Lindsay, of Deer Park, Honiton, co. Devon (b. 6 Dec 1819; d. 28 Jan 1892), 4th son of James [Lindsay], 24th Earl of Crawford, and had issue

4. Lady Isabella Howard (dvp. 16 Sep 1845)

5. Lady Anne Jane Howard (b. 10 Dec 1824; dsp. 20 Jun 1909; bur. with her second husband at Bath, co. Somerset), mar. (1) 8 Jun 1854 as his second wife Richard Bulkeley Philipps [Grant later Philipps], 1st Baron Milford, and (2) 4 Jun 1861 Thomas Joseph Eyre, of Uppercourt, co. Kilkenny (b. 11 Jun 1821; dsp. 18 Jun 1902; bur. at Bath, co. Somerset)

6. Lady Katharine Howard (b. c. 1831; d. 27 Dec 1882), mar. 4 Jul 1855 Hon Arthur Charles Augustus Petre (b. 29 Mar 1827; d. 4 Nov 1882), of Coptfold Hall, co. Essex, 2nd son by his second wife of William Henry Francis [Petre], 11th Baron Petre, and had issue

7. Lady Maria Howard (dvp. 21 Oct 1851)

died

s.p.m. 22 Mar 1869 (bur. at Stanmore, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

nephew

note

a Representative Peer (Tory) for Ireland 1821-69; Lord Lieutenant of co. Wicklow 1831-69; Knight of St Patrick 1842

 

Charles Francis Arnold [Howard], 5th Earl of Wicklow

born

5 Nov 1839

died

20 Jun 1881 (bur. at Kilbride, co. Wicklow)

suc. by

brother

note

ADC to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1864-66; a Representative Peer (Conservative) for Ireland 1872-81; State Steward to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1874-79

 

Cecil Ralph [Howard], 6th Earl of Wicklow

born

26 Mar 1842

mar. (1)

23 Mar 1876 Francesca Maria Chamberlayne (d. 30 Dec 1877), 2nd dau. of Thomas Chamberlayne, of Cranbury Park, co. Hampshire, by his wife Amelia Onslow, dau. of Gen Denzil Onslow, of Stoughton, co, Huntingdon

only child by first wife

1. Hon Ralph Francis Howard, later 7th Earl of Wicklow

mar. (2)

2 Jun 1880 Fanny Catherine Wingfield (b. 19 Nov 1847; mar. (2) 10 Apr 1894 Marcus Francis Beresford, of Ballanagh, co. Wicklow; d. 3 Feb 1914), 1st dau. of Richard Robert Wingfield, of Fairy Hill, co. Wicklow, by his wife Fanny Castle, 1st dau. of Michael Hinton Castle, of Stapleton, co. Gloucester

children by second wife

2. Hon Cecil Mervyn Malcolm Howard (b. 18 Nov 1881; dvp. 16 Apr 1882)

3. Hon Hugh Melville Howard (b. 28 Mar 1883; d. 17 Feb 1919), mar. 19 Sep 1908 May Sands (d. 10 Jan 1941), only child of Benjamin Aymar Sands, of New York and Southampton, Long Island, USA, and had issue:

1a. Cecil Aymar Howard (b. 13 Sep 1909; d. 19...)

1a. Katharine Frances Theodosia Howard, of Ounavarra, Courtown Harbour, co. Wexford (b. 8 Sep 1910)

died

24 Jul 1891 (bur. at Kilbride, co. Wicklow)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Ensign, 60th Regiment of Foot 1864, Lieut 1867, Capt 1876-77; granted the style and precedence of a younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1870; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1888-91

 

Ralph Francis [Howard], 7th Earl of Wicklow

born

24 Dec 1877

mar. (1)

14 Jan 1902 Lady Gladys Mary Hamilton (b. 10 Dec 1880; d. 12 Mar 1917; bur. at Kilbride, co. Wicklow), 2nd dau. of James [Hamilton], 2nd Duke of Abercorn, by his wife Lady Mary Anna Curzon-Howe, only dau. by his second wife of Richard William Penn [Curzon-Howe], 1st Earl Howe

only child by first wife

1. Hon William Cecil James Philip John Paul Howard, later 8th Earl of Wicklow

mar. (2)

5 Mar 1942 Lady Beatrix Frances Gertrude Wilkinson (widow of Maj Sir Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson KCVO, Ulster King of Arms; d. 3 Dec 1957), 1st dau. of Sidney [Herbert], 14th Earl of Pembroke, by his wife Lady Beatrix Louisa Lambton, 1st dau. of George Frederick D'Arcy [Lambton], 2nd Earl of Durham

died

11 Oct 1946 (bur. at Kilbride, co. Wicklow)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

2nd Lieut, 2nd Life Guards1898, Lieut 1899, served in the South African War 1899-1900, Capt 1902; a Representative Peer (Conservative) for Ireland 1905-46; Capt, Reserve of Officers 1907-09; Maj later Col, South Irish Horse 1909-22; Senator, Irish Free State 1921-28

 

William Cecil James Philip John Paul [Howard], 8th Earl of Wicklow

born

30 Oct 1902

mar.

2 Sep 1959 Eleanor Butler, Member of Irish Senate 1948-52, dau. of Prof Rudolph M Butler, of Dublin

died

s.p. 8 Feb 1978

note

ordained Deacon (C. of E.) 1928; Curate of St Mary's, Somers Town 1928-31; joined the Roman Catholic Church 1931; Capt, Royal Fusiliers, serving in North Africa 1939-45; a Knight of Malta

 

On the death of the 8th Earl of Wicklow all his peerages became extinct.

 

 First written 1 Nov 2003

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